Since 1974, I have been happily riding the bus, but, unfortunately, in 2021, to take the bus borders on the onerous, and to frequent a mom-and-pop establishment is just as onerous: let me tell you why. While on the air-conditioned buses in Honolulu, I get cold, so I bring extra clothes to stay warm: I … Continue reading The Effect of COVID Regulations on the Bus and on Mom-and-Pop Places in Honolulu
First Published August 31, 2015Updated May 15, 2020 "feeding the homeless is much easier than providing them with sanitary conditions and services" All around the world, whether in a developed or developing country, one knows that public restrooms, due to its tendency towards lack of maintenance, should be used only as a last resort. "Only … Continue reading In Honolulu: the Dreaded Bathroom Situation
Updated May 16, 2020 At Old Stadium Park at 8:25 am on a weekday, a picnic at the park did not turn out as expected. Old Stadium Park in Mōʻiliʻili, Honolulu, is an urban park with about a dozen large shaded trees surrounded by an expansive grassy space. In the far corner is a restroom area. Another side … Continue reading In Honolulu: The Man Who Asked Me for Money and then Pulled Out Something
First Published August 31, 2015Updated May 19, 2020 Homeless with a College Degree Even people with college degrees can be homeless. For example, there was a Caucasian man with a bachelor’s degree from a prestigious university and was 57 years old at the time of his homelessness in Washington, DC. The following is a compilation … Continue reading What Is It with the People Who End Up on the Streets?
First Published August 16, 2015Updated May 18, 2020 Here are some examples in Honolulu of recent years where squatter, gardener, and pedestrian, make use of resources, but they do not want you to know about it. They want to keep it that way, mainly because the rest of us are not indeed nor vaguely interested, … Continue reading In Honolulu: Free Resources for the Squatter, Gardener, and Pedestrian
Updated April 10, 2020 With Strangers Those, such as Southerners in the United States, are raised to be polite and to greet people. However, there are subtle nuances to greeting people, strangers as well as familiar people. For example, consider the following scenarios: It's getting dark faster than you thought and you are trying get … Continue reading Etiquette: The Nuances of When to Leave Someone Alone