The Effect of COVID Regulations on the Bus and on Mom-and-Pop Places in Honolulu

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

An Alaska Back Country Adventure

Let us embark on an Alaskan adventure! Starting from Anchorage, Alaska at Turnagain Arm, a famous waterway, we head to Anchorage’s Alaska Wildlife Conservation Center. Then, we take a train from Anchorage and head north to Denali National Park and Preserve. Within that Park is Mount Denali, formerly known as Mount McKinley, which at 20,310 … Continue reading An Alaska Back Country Adventure

Budget Travel Like a Local Through DC!

People often complain that a visit to Washington, DC involves a lot of walking, subway, car, or taxi use. In this blog, you will learn you don't have to do much of any of the things mentioned above! Granted, considerable walking maybe within each DC museum; however, you need not walk a lot between each … Continue reading Budget Travel Like a Local Through DC!

FAQ on the “Ho’okuleana Design” ©2016, 2017

As the Ala Wai problem becomes worse over time, we increasingly are forced to connect issues such as invasive species, flooding, and rising seas, together. Then we develop an interconnected solution. All other solutions do not take into reality the existing development, the reality that Albizia trees do not absorb much water, and the reality that … Continue reading FAQ on the “Ho’okuleana Design” ©2016, 2017

Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem

First published December 19, 2018 Updated March 23, 2020 How does one start to understand the Ala Wai Canal problem? To truly understand the Ala Wai Problem, one needs to know what is the Ala Wai Watershed and how stormwater flows through it. The best visual is in the following document. Unfortunately, for those who are … Continue reading Frequently Asked Questions on the Ala Wai Problem

The Former “Director of Public Outreach” of a DC based Train Organization Proposes a “Heiau” in Waikiki

Updated April 8, 2020 https://youtu.be/8aRdSc8YDvA Above. Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017   Ala Wai Watershed Special Resource Study Report, February 15, 2017 Click the above link to read the full PDF documentwhich contains the impetus for the Ho’okuleana Design ©2016, 2017 Frequently Asked Questions In your design, you put a "heiau,” or an ancient Hawaiian place … Continue reading The Former “Director of Public Outreach” of a DC based Train Organization Proposes a “Heiau” in Waikiki

Getting the Most Out of Apartment Living: It’s Not Just About the Apartment

Updated April 9, 2020 and August 20, 2020 It was apartment two-o-two. The other time it was apartment fifteen-o-four.  The first one had a great view of a famed mountain range and was on the second floor of an apartment complex. The second apartment was in a high rise with four elevators. After one leaves … Continue reading Getting the Most Out of Apartment Living: It’s Not Just About the Apartment