Ars Gratia Artis


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  Yesterday while biding my time before a board meeting I decided to stop by one of my favorite gallery-tiques (<–coined just now for gallery/boutiques) called hi (shortform for “human imagination”). Every First Friday, creative director and founder of hi, Rhandy Tambio displays handpicked artwork on his linen white walls. This month’s showcase features bold portraits […]

We are The Descendants


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I’m writing this personal assessment of Alexander Payne’s “The Descendants” knowing that I will evoke the same brand of local provincialism that I’ve eschewed upon my return home to Honolulu after a stint on the East Coast. In the summer of 2004, during a celebration of my high school graduation, my tutu’s sister took me […]

Young expatriates hold key to building a better Hawaii


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Below is an article graciously written by David Shapiro, a sharp journalist at the Honolulu Star-Advertiser.  This all came about because I emailed Mr. Shapiro to get his thoughts on the Brain Drain after having read one of his quips about young people being one of Hawaii’s largest exports; I knew he would have an […]