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Towers and Shadows

Towers and Shadows

Plans are expected to be revealed today that outline several possible uses of the former site of the World Trade Center in lower Manhattan. “The plans include from two to six office towers, some topped by glass-clad see-through structures, several hundred feet high, to evoke the twin towers. Several include...

Overhaul

Overhaul

Well! Have a baby and you do all sorts of wacky things. You fall asleep standing in the kitchen. You come up with whole new measurement systems to make the amount of time slept in the last week sound really long. And you get sick, get wired on cold medicine,...

Hey! Saturday is Towel Day! Too bad it’s not a weekday. I would’ve loved to shared the occasion with my coworkers. I will have to be sure to have my towel with me… and perhaps my digital camera.

As if I wasn’t busy enough. What was I thinking? I should never have started. Next thing I know, I couldn’t back out, and I couldn’t not finish before I left for Kuala Lumpur. I wonder if this is my subconscious’ way of dealing with my oft-explained fear of flying?...

Monday, April 29 UA 827 Departs Honolulu (HNL) April 29 at 10:20 a.m. – Time: 8 hrs., 5 mins. UA 827 Arrives Narita (NRT) April 30 at 1:25 p.m. (6:25 p.m. April 29 HST) – Time: 4 hrs., 30 mins. UA 897 Departs Narita (NRT) April 30 at 5:55 p.m....

Peril of Parenting #2215: It’s 11:43 a.m. on a lazy Saturday, and my daughter Katie has now, for the sixth time, run up to my wife’s computer and played the same song (“Spread A Little Aloha” by The Mana`o Company). Even a cute song like that can drive you up...

Fascinating. A local prank (unleashed on the islands in 1959) made the list of the Top Ten April Fool’s Day Hoaxes of All Time. Dubbed the “Hawaiian Tax Refund,” the announcement (made by an unnamed radio station) claimed that all Hawaii residents would get their entire income tax for the...

Though I hate to eliminate the last remaining shred of a possibility that I might be a humble man, I just have to say I think I really outdid myself with my latest crazy web project: HawaiiStories. In short, it’s a community weblog. Ideally, it’ll really bring together the many...

Oh man. Those new Nixon tapes are priceless. “Do you know what happened to the Romans? The last six Roman emperors were fags… You know what happened to the popes? It’s all right that popes were laying the nuns.” Nixon seems to have earnestly believed that civilization was on the...

So OHA is taking another swing at a comprehensive Native Hawaiian registry, this time via a standardized ID card and a few buckaroos to boost their visibility. While centralized management of anything so diverse and politically sensitive, by default, makes me (and others) nervous, on the other hand I can...

Priceless. A non-escribitionist’s encounter with a notably self-masturbatory online diarist. The gist? Woman goes on date. Woman looks up guy on Google after date. Woman finds date describing her distressingly long tongue on his web journal. Says she, “There should be a law about these people with web diaries or...

Why is it that I’m catching up on everything online except my online journal (and, perhaps, overdue e-mail to cherished friends)? Anyway. Updated the IsleTies ‘burb of Hawaii journals/diaries/blogs, and even created a trio of goofy buttons:

Sunday, CBS is bringing us 9/11, a documentary of sorts of the Sept. 11 attack on the World Trade Center in New York, filmed through the lenses of two French film students and including footage that, until the broadcast, was seen only by a few hundred firefighters and government officials....

Microcontent news has done a couple of thought-provoking pieces on the phenomenon of weblogging and how it’s affecting what’s found on the web – specifically, via Google. Basically, they’ve now covered the “good side” and the “dark side.” Of course, the first thing I did after I read the section...

Boy, those kids at the Honolulu Advertiser are really on the ball. Front page news in today’s edition: Group says Honolulu ‘mean’ to homeless people. The story, about a national report that ranks the city among the nation’s worst in its treatment of the poor and homeless, sounded familiar —...

I think Jen and I have together crossed some major geek threshold. We’re both sitting at our computers, simultaneously browsing threads at Metafilter. (I’m hoping I can wean her from FameTracker.)

If anyone’s been wondering where I’ve been wasting my time lately (apart from battling bacteria and virii), check out TopNoggin — Trivia for Journalers. (You know me… never happy unless I’m obsessed with some project or another.) This one’s I’ve always daydreamed about doing, and finally tackled it with gusto....