Monthly Archives: January 2017

Meditation by Tambura

In Hindu culture, one of many droning musical instruments is called a Tambura (or Tanpura depending on where one visits). The Tambura’s purpose is to provide a background sound and to anchor the music played on top of it with … Continue reading

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Scandal, Scam, Flak or Fact?

The blizzard of activity occurring in Washington, D.C. is leaving many people, like me, wondering if we are catching everything. I know I am not. Even more so, I am wondering if something important, some policy decision that will affect … Continue reading

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The United States of Fake News

Trying to wrap our heads around the “new normal” in Washington, D.C. has been a headache inducing experience already this year. With new meanings to the phrases “Alternative Facts” and “The Biggest Crowds Ever” we are witnessing a steady parade … Continue reading

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The Night Before

I was watching Stephen Colbert on YouTube today. He said that Trump already has his catch-phrase for his re-election bid in 2020. Scary thought, that. “Keep America Great.” Stephen proceeded to provide alternative slogans in the event things don’t work … Continue reading

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Herd Sickness

There is a sickness coming to every place in the United States where people gather. Every city, every town, every home. Trump Mumps, Trump Pox, Trumptussis, Trumptheria or maybe TrumPolio. When it arrives, we should all know from whence it … Continue reading

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Mobile E-Devices

CITY COUNCIL City and County of Honolulu Honolulu, Hawaii RE: Bill 6 (2017) Honorable Members of the City Council: I am writing today to express my SUPPORT for Bill 6 (2017), a Bill Relating to Mobile Electronic Devices. I am … Continue reading

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Stakeholders All

IN MEMORY OF MLK Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. said “There is nothing more dangerous than to build a society, with a large segment of people in that society who feel that they have no stake in it; who feel … Continue reading

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Spotlight Distraction

Once again, Trump is using his braggadocio to command focus of the media spotlight. In his first press event since July 2016, Trump says he is not setting up a blind trust to protect against conflict of interests for him … Continue reading

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We the People dot gov

Things get crazy. On January 1, we all seem to make resolutions. Most of us want something better out of this world. Our invigorated U.S. Congress jumped into action with legislation to repeal ethics. Such high expectations. I do wonder … Continue reading

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Brand Trump

I think it’s fair to say that every businessman wants to protect his brand. When you have a product or a service, you need to protect your merchandise from off-brand or copy-cat products. Your brand can carry equity in the … Continue reading

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