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Loser of the Day Award

So I am walking back from lunch along Kapiolani Boulevard when I hear someone say, "Behind you!"

My first inclination is to stop and turn around, but since I don't recognize the voice and I am not sure what "behind you" is supposed to be telling me, I simply go toward the nearest edge of the sidewalk (in this case, the left) and continue walking.

Next thing I know, this older guy on his bicycle comes up on my right repeating, " Behind you!" and this time adding, " what are… Continue

Posted on June 3, 2008 at 1:21pm

The Vog and Tutu Pele

Just last month, Halema`uma`u erupted with all of the fury of, well, a fire goddess. Breaching the surface for the first time in decades at the site that has been a center piece of the area and the National Park for decades, Tutu Pele cast forth ash and fire and sulfur dioxide.

It's that last bit that has many people on the island of Hawai`i concerned and has brought some reality to the predicament to the people across the state. I don't know if the population of Honolulu really ever… Continue

Posted on May 14, 2008 at 8:12am

So That's NOAA's Secret...

Winter Weather Forecast

It was October and the Indians on a remote reservation asked their new Chief if the coming winter was going to cold or mild. Since he was a Chief in a modern society, he had never been taught the old secrets. When he looked at the sky, he couldn't tell what the winter was going to be like. Nevertheless, to be on the safe side, he told his tribe that the winter was indeed going to be cold and that the members of the village should collect firewood to be… Continue

Posted on May 13, 2008 at 2:22pm — 1 Comment

Aloha to Aloha

It is with mixed feelings that I bid a fond aloha to Aloha Airlines.

As everyone here in Hawaii is aware, Aloha Airlines is no more. At least not the passenger service part that flew the Hawaiian skies for the past 60 years. All that remains now is the cargo service and a host of memories, good and bad.

I have a couple of friends who were working for Aloha and for them I am sorry. The one bright spot is that there has never been a better time to be looking for a job in… Continue

Posted on April 5, 2008 at 8:54pm

Oldie but a goodie

Okay, well, this is not a usual blog posting, but I thought you might enjoy it...

When NASA was preparing for the Apollo project, they did some astronaut training on a Navajo Indian Reservation. One day a Navajo elder and his son were herding sheep and came across the space crew. The old man, who only spoke Navajo, asked a question, to which his son translated. "What are the guys in the big suits doing?" A member of the crew said they were practicing for their trip to the moon.… Continue

Posted on March 13, 2008 at 3:10pm

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At 8:08pm on August 25, 2008, Pono Kealoha said…

At 8:17pm on June 13, 2008, Pono Kealoha said…
Mahalo for your friendship please have an Excellent weekend :)

ps. if u drink ride a whale !

At 10:40pm on May 21, 2008, !Keali'i! said…
Hey esben great artices glad to read the truth out there sometimes we don't realize all the views that's going on right in front of our everday lives.
E malama. Kealii
At 3:17pm on May 16, 2008, Pono Kealoha said…
Mahalo for ur friendship ,
may you have an excellent but safe weekend.

At 9:31pm on May 14, 2008, Pono Kealoha said…
Mahalo e Esben for ur friendship & aloha :)

At 10:58pm on April 5, 2008, Ikaika Hussey said…
Mahalo for all your writing, and welcome to maoliworld!
At 9:14am on March 24, 2008, kamana'o said…
Hi. The Navajo story is great. And your picture too.
At 10:39pm on March 17, 2008, Kawika McGuire said…
teaching online mostly and have a physical class on wednesdays so there in the after noon. what are you up to these days?
At 9:54pm on March 13, 2008, Malia Helela said…
Esben, aloha!

That Navajo story is hilarious. Your wealth of trivia info is always mind-boggling...
At 10:55pm on March 6, 2008, Kahipuan said…
Yea, we gotta catch up! I know I have your work email around here somewhere, assuming you still work in the same place? I'll be in touch....


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