Interesting how once I identified it, it wasn’t as bad. I mean, it’s still kind of there; I just didn’t indulge it, except for a 20-minute nap break after lunch, which I’ve taken most days[…]
Yesterday marked the 50th anniversary of a large student demonstration on the University of Hawaii campus to protest the U.S. invasion of Cambodia and the shooting of unarmed student peace protesters by National Guard troops[…]
Although humanity has become gentler and more understanding during these Rona times, office politics has seemingly gone in the opposite direction. Maybe it’s the lack of proximity with coworkers or the lessened personal interaction, but[…]
April 5, 1994. Kurt Cobain killed himself. There’s an essay in me about that day, but I’m not writing it now. I’m just remembering how it led to almost two weeks of staying in bed,[…]
In a blog post on Wednesday, Bob Jones highlighted another problem that Honolulu’s rail system is likely face, if it is ever actually completed. The problem? Live-in homeless. Bob cites how homeless have been using[…]
Don’t want to drag this out, but from experience, getting Footlocker shipments to Hawaii can be hit or miss. Okay, it’s not specifically Footlocker, but all “footsites” aka Champs, Eastbay, Footaction, and Footlocker. Footaction has[…]
This photo is scanned from an old slide of my mother took back around 1954. It’s taken on Kapiolani Boulevard near the corner of Ward Avenue, looking toward Diamond Head. On the right, you can[…]
I felt slightly unwell today. It started off okay but all my energy drained out of me sometime after the daily Zoom meeting. I dozed off and didn’t get up until well after the end[…]
CMBS. Not exactly a familiar acronym to most of us. It stands for collateralized mortgage-backed securities, which refers to the repackaging of the underlying mortgages beneath hotels, shopping malls, and other large properties to create[…]
According to my Google Maps timeline update, my travels for April 2020 summarize as such: Hmm, only 5 places traveled to. Sounds about right during these Rona times. The post Rona Travels According to Google[…]
A federal lawsuit filed in Honolulu alleges Hawaiian Airlines has failed to comply with legal provisions requiring refunds to customers holding tickets for flights that are cancelled. The lawsuit was filed on behalf of Nataly[…]
Aaaand tonight I’ll start with: work. I got home from the laundry and went to bed, getting up an hour before I was scheduled to begin work. I took the morning off, so I didn’t[…]
Now this was an unexpected wrinkle, an online shoe purchase from Nordstrom Rack came without the box. So far, all purchases had come with the original shoe box. But this time around, a polymailer bag[…]
Some questions I’m asking myself about this lockdown journaling. Is it lame that I almost always begin with work? When I sit down to write about my day, it’s the first thing on my mind,[…]
During my stay-at-home teleworking days, my outfit of choice has been these blood donor shirts. The post Rona Wear: Blood Donor Shirts appeared first on Pulpconnection.
In a blog post last week, veteran award-winning reporter and, until recently, MidWeek columnist, Bob Jones, blasted the online petition platform Change.org for “promoting” a petition titled “Open Hawaii Now,” which demands Gov. Ige immediately[…]
I’m beginning to realize that it takes a little more effort than I anticipated not to slide into hermit mode. Sometimes I envy people who crave the company of others. I’m fine without it, but[…]
Hawai’i is not immune from people clamoring for government to “open up” the economy again, but if you look and listen, their arguments are pretty foolish. “I’m out here to protest and let the governor[…]
Another strange day. I got up around 9 after only three hours of sleep. Had a few bites of potato salad so I could take my meds. Then read the news and did the NYT[…]
We’re out walking before sunrise. On our way back, we run into people and their dogs. More on weekends than on weekdays, despite the stay-at-home restrictions. And so here are some of the dogs that[…]
Friday 5: The most convenient definitions. From here. This week’s questions come verbatim from a certain favorite movie. So — so on Monday, what happens?I was scheduled to be in a group Zoom interview with[…]
Today’s recipe actually doesn’t have measurements — chef John Iha of Gochi Grill recognizes that a lot of home cooks
We’re all going to learn how to cook new things!
The week in cats. It’s not a long story. Duke’s 18th birthday dame and went. The cats celebrated with many naps as they followed the sun through each day. Annie had a vet visit. The[…]
Saw this sign while driving by and had to make a stop for a treat from pre-COVID times. The post Rona Treat appeared first on Pulpconnection.
When you need the essentials, did you know you could turn to Zippy’s? Of course, there’s the grinds. Then there’s the Zip Mask. And now, the most base of the basic essentials is offered –[…]
Duke was one of three kittens born on April 30, 2002, in the small office I maintained at that time on the edge of Waikiki. So yesterday was his 18th birthday! I had known the[…]
I did get permission from my boss to punch in a few hours late. Thank goodness. It was still not very much sleep, but it made a difference, and my tiredness didn’t affect me too[…]
They all run together in my head. How about you? I’ve now gotten into the habit of shopping during what local groceries are calling “kupuna” hours. That’s a Hawai’ian word which means ancestor or grandparent.[…]
So I had checked out Travis Scott’s concert on Fortnite the other day. I don’t know what I was looking at, but it was wild. Raging with the flaming microphone was the best move. And[…]
Today only, April 20, 2020. Order $40+ of Zippy’s grinds and get a logo-ed face mask for free! The fine print: Offer valid for Online, In-Store and Phone orders. $40 total is before tax and[…]
Wait, this is my last can? Might have to visit Costco sooner rather than later. And on a related note, how can Target not have any coffee creamer? Not one single bottle of any size[…]
Changed back to the WordPress Classic Editor to see if this works any better. The post Back to Classic appeared first on Pulpconnection.
I remember it being very exciting as we waited for my dad to get home after buying a new car, which at that time did every 4-5 years. I believe this was probably the day[…]
A friend pointed me to this short video of William Merwin reading his poem, Rain Light, during an interview with Bill Moyers. Taking time for this 98-second video is something you won’t regret. William had[…]
Weeeeeeeelllllll it’s 6:33 Thursday morning and I just pulled an all-nighter. I’m only writing this now because of compulsion: I am pretty sure I won’t write it at all if I don’t do it now.[…]
It was quite cloudy before dawn today, and there was rain drifting out on the horizon. But the rain didn’t arrive until soon after we turned around at the far end of the beach and[…]
I don’t know if my problem is malaise or inertia. I guess it could be both. At the end of my workday I had big plans for attacking the Monster, then going for a walk,[…]
Here’s an interesting little mystery that my late sister, Bonnie (Lind) Stevens, was unable to solve: What happened to the custom linens made for Prince David Kawananakoa’s funeral in 1908? Bonnie set about to answer[…]
By the look of things, inventory and restocks are returning to normal levels. Lots of toilet paper still available in the mid-morning. Target stock of toilet paper The post Rona Restock appeared first on Pulpconnection.
Why is the phrase in the Seven Dwarfs song spelled “Heigh-Ho” and not “Hi-Ho?” Monday felt normal in a pleasant way. I got up, tripped my way to the fridge, grabbed breakfast, carried breakfast to[…]
Why had I not added hot sauce to my avocado toast all this time?
Fresh Box has started a new market! Here’s what I did with two of their items.
This stuff is literally gold during these corona times. Hadn’t seen basic all-purpose flour in stock for weeks! Yeah, it’s a big 10-lbs bag but we’ll take it! The post Rona Gold appeared first on[…]
Sunday was pretty mellow. I slept until just before noon. Ate breakfast (three small burritos), read the news, did the NYT crossword. Thought about a few things I might do, checked on my Amazon and[…]
Investigative Reporters & Editors (IRE) is providing free access to training resources designed to give journalists the knowledge and tools they need to dig deeper into stores. Investigative Reporters and Editors Inc. is, according to[…]
We were up early Sunday morning to take advantage of Hawaii Governor David Ige’s decision to allow the resumption of walking or running for exercise on all beaches in the state. That was a decision[…]
The powdered donettes that is. Couldn’t find a single iconic red box of the discontinued Love’s Bakery Donettes anywhere . The post Rona Loves: Got None appeared first on Pulpconnection.
Well that was a strange day. Saturday I got up just before noon. Breakfast was the last of the shoyu chicken with brown rice. I did the NY Times crossword puzzle and read the news[…]
Still won’t eat’em despite the variety. The post Rona Pics: Peeps appeared first on Pulpconnection.