• hawai‘i-based writer and editor •

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His career in music now bookended by his breakthrough debut album, Kawaipunahele, and what he says will be his last album, the recently released Kawaiokalena, the lauded musician and kumu hula reflects on the past 20 years of his life, love, family and musical inspiration via 12 songs.
“We can be as one tonight.” A full 342 days after his band’s concert was officially announced, Bono finally sang those words to a near sellout Aloha Stadium crowd as U2’s long and winding Vertigo tour came to a monumental close last night.
We asked five Hawai‘i chefs to push the poke boundary by sharing their favorite anything-but-‘ahi poke recipes. Then we sat down to chat about the history behind each concoction and our chefs’ poke bonafides. Prepare to do some shopping … and poke eating.
Go ahead, ask a friend or some random stranger on the street. Sure, you can ask the slightly off-kilter people, too. We’ll bet that even folks who have never put foot one past Tuli the doorman have a juicy Wave story to tell.
Sitting in my rental car at a crossroads marking the north end of Red Cinder Road, I realize I’ve arrived a couple of days too late for a final glimpse of the last stretch of original dull cerise asphalt that gave the rural Big Island thoroughfare its local nickname. The red has already been paved over.

“Tomorrow may be hell, but today was a good writing day, and on the good writing days nothing else matters.”
─ Neil Gaiman
“To me, the greatest pleasure of writing is not what it’s about, but the music the words make.”
─ Truman Capote
“When asked, ‘How do you write?’ I invariably answer, ‘One word at a time,’ and the answer is invariably dismissed. But that is all it is. It sounds too simple to be true, but consider the Great Wall of China, if you will: one stone at a time, man. That’s all. One stone at a time. But I’ve read you can see that motherfucker from space without a telescope.”
─ Stephen King
“Keep typing until it turns into writing.”
─ David Carr

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Poke is about more than just ‘ahi.
Poke is about more than just ‘ahi.
A reflection on the artist's life, love, family and musical inspiration via 12 songs
A reflection on the artist's life, love, family and musical inspiration via 12 songs
Driving the Big Island's hidden coastal highway
Driving the Big Island's hidden coastal highway
A night on Mauna Kea volcano
A night on Mauna Kea volcano
Vedder rocking in a magical place
Vedder rocking in a magical place
U2 Vertigo tour concert review
U2 Vertigo tour concert review
The idea was simple and enticing. Take The Night Stuff on a downtown Honolulu bar crawl of my own design and write about the good, the bad, and the ugly of what I find.
The idea was simple and enticing. Take The Night Stuff on a downtown Honolulu bar crawl of my own design and write about the good, the bad, and the ugly of what I find.
For four generations now, parents have been warning their kids about ruining their eyes by sitting too close to the television. Are they right?
For four generations now, parents have been warning their kids about ruining their eyes by sitting too close to the television. Are they right?
Laughter isn't really 'the best medicine,' but it does keep our bodies happy and healthy.
Laughter isn't really 'the best medicine,' but it does keep our bodies happy and healthy.
If you ranked the animal kingdom's master smellers, humans would be about as proficient as mice.
If you ranked the animal kingdom's master smellers, humans would be about as proficient as mice.
Interview with Kanye West
Interview with Kanye West
Singer speaks about life, stealing and her alias
Singer speaks about life, stealing and her alias
Legendary R&B guitarist so happy to play the blues
Legendary R&B guitarist so happy to play the blues
A look back at the Wave Waikiki on its 25th birthday
A look back at the Wave Waikiki on its 25th birthday
Ex-Talking Head finds rhythm with offbeat endeavors
Ex-Talking Head finds rhythm with offbeat endeavors
Singer Chris Isaak also entertaining off stage
Singer Chris Isaak also entertaining off stage
The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince opened up — sort of
The artist formerly known as The Artist Formerly Known As Prince opened up — sort of
Natalie Merchant celebrates spontaneity
Natalie Merchant celebrates spontaneity

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