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Mobile video light review When it comes to a video light, I used to lug heavy camera gear around to capture the funny, meaningful or downright awesome moments that can spontaneously arise during the days of our lives. Since the cellphone revolution, my camera has become my choice mostly for it’s light weight, flexibility of use and features, and reasonably...

GoalZero & Sunjack reviews

Portable Powerpack Solar panel reviews As everyone who lives here knows, Hawaii is no stranger to power outrages. The last big storm that came through knocked power out on the North Shore for half a day, yet that of course would be child's play, if we got hit by something the magnitude of Iniki or Irma. As we all know,...

Earth Day 2017

How many of you remember the first time you saw our Earth? This view of ourselves embedded in a living planet, wrapped in oneness, exploded into our collective consciousness. Did you know soon after this view of our whole planet was available to us, the modern global environmental movement was birthed? “Once a photograph of the Earth, taken from the outside,...

Preparing for the Future of Work

Future of Work is Here Each generation's ability to advance their own destinies and contribute positively to subsequent generations is dependent on their awareness of how important it is to be future focused. The hourglass of time does not stop running, and it will take all of us, starting now, to imagine and work our way...

Riseup

What's your calling? What motivates you to get out into the urban world to stand and speak for positive vision of the future? In 2007, as he lay in the hospital, his body succumbing to the ravages of chemo and cancer, my younger brother called me out. I was there with about 30 of his family and friends. Tim had been...

Future of Work Trends

Think about five short years from now, UNLESS something radical changes… By 2021… The old will be older and broker and millions, in this fastest aging of U.S. States, will increase dependence upon younger generations amid overburdened social and healthcare systems that are ready to plunge our economy into a state-of-disaster. Gen “Z” will be out in full force –...

The Science of Consciousness & Healing

I want to share a little-known secret for improving your quality of life, achieving deep healing and radiant health… even living longer… and better. It’s not a new super-food. It’s not a new yoga practice. And, it’s certainly not a new pill... It’s your own consciousness.    Consciousness is the “x-factor” behind deep healing, radiant health and living a long, productive...

Let’s talk about the Future of Work

Enough about the past; let’s talk about the future of work. How, when and where will we work? We are already working full-time, part-time, on-demand, temporarily, once-in-awhile… from home, from our car, a train, plane or automobile and from across town or across the world. We work for free, for a fee, for ourselves, for the good of others, for...

Story of a Freelancer

Story of a Freelancer by Carleen MacKay :: Rob Kinslow In our April 5th post, we introduced you to the new world of work, to “Freelancers,” or people who work on behalf of organizations when and wherever needed. By 2020, according to a raft of experts, 40%+ of American workers will be “freelancers” in all sectors of the economy. Other experts predict...

Future of Work

Did you know? The Future of Work is HERE and NOW... The world is saying no to many traditional jobs these days.  Take a look at the truth of Work. Ensure you have a Future of Work No political party can promise you a job. At best, they attempt to create platforms that will encourage business success, thus (presumably) encouraging...

Leadership Learning from the Wheel

Leadership Learning: According to my Native heritage, teachings and wisdom, recognition of Our ancestors, who've prepared the path of life for us, must be acknowledged. My teachers and mentors inspired me to leadership. Our relationships can include those with those who have gone before and those yet to come. Honoring and acknowledging those on whose shoulders we stand, connecting and...

Blangiardi thinks he should be mayor

UPDATE: Civil Beat reports that Blangiardi was involved in a 1980's bank fraud scheme. This is one of those things that speaks to a man's character, whether you like it or not. Are Oahu residents prepared to help Rick Blangiardi fulfill an item on his bucket list? When...

Future of the Aloha Stadium

While everyone’s attention is focused on COVID-19 and racially charged police brutality, we should also pay some attention to major happenings here at home. One of them is the venerable Aloha Stadium, former home to the Aloha Bowl and now affectionately called the Rust Bucket.  The stadium was built using a then-new product called...

Pitfalls of the Subcontractor Deduction

This week we’ll look at another general excise tax exemption that the State Auditor has put under the microscope in Report No. 20-05. It affects the construction industry, and the price tag the Auditor put on it, based on 2018 numbers, was $19 million.  The primary benefit of this exemption occurs when a construction...

The Media & First Amendment Protection: Abuse of Power

LISTEN TO THE PODCAST In the beginning, back when the Framers were first debating the ground rules for the great American experiment, they concluded that a free media was important to society in that it would serve as a balance; an oversight body to government. It was believed then that should the government set...

The Org That Ignores Genocide Weighs in on US Racism

“A draft UN resolution...singles out the United States and could become the centerpiece of a hastily scheduled debate by the Human Rights Council in Geneva on Wednesday. “The text calls for a commission of inquiry — the rights body’s most powerful tool to inspect human rights violations — to look into ‘systemic racism’ and...

The Giant Sucking Sound

You may remember back in the 1992 U.S. Presidential campaign, independent businessman and candidate Ross Perot argued, on live TV:  “We have got to stop sending jobs overseas. It's pretty simple: If … you can move your factory South of the border, pay a dollar an hour for labor, ... there will be a giant sucking sound...

Is Our GET Too Soft on Sales to the Feds?

Our Legislature will be reopening soon, and some lawmakers are undoubtedly thinking of ways to make our budget balance because the grim reality is that much of our economic engine has ground to a halt and is no longer spinning out tax revenues.  Our State Auditor has thought about this too and came out with Report 20-05.

Federal COVID Money

This week our Legislature will be recessing after working on one of its important tasks:  figuring out how to spend $1 billion of federal money that is being made available to Hawaii under the CARES Act. This federal money is being made available for expenditures that are (1) necessary and incurred due to the...

Biting the Dust in Cambodia (Part Three)

Author’s note: In 1997, Cambodia was embroiled in a brutal civil war, while still reeling in the aftermath of the Khmer Rouge’s reign of terror that led to the deaths of nearly a quarter of the population through execution, torture, starvation and disease. At the same time, Cambodia was experiencing the most serious and...

A Home Security Camera that will provide piece of mind

We live in turbulent times. Even though COVID-19 dominates the headlines it doesn't mean that illegal activities have disappeared. Unfortunately, people need cash to finance their drug habits and who knows what else. When my next-door neighbor’s home was robbed recently, the concept of breaking and entering became very real. It was time...