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A tale of two tablets...and a keyboard--reviews of Amazon Fire 8.9, Nexus9 and Zagg Pocket Keyboard

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by Rob Kay Last month the cost of the Wall Street Journal’s annual print subscription for Hawaii readers doubled to more than $1,000, and as a longtime subscriber, I decided I'd had enough. It was time to go digital and join the 21st century. I needed a tablet that was suited for reading e-books, newspapers, […]

September 23rd, 2015 | Posted in Business,Business & Consumer Tech,Guest Commentary,Opinion | Read More »

Are You Rich Enough To Be Generous

Keith Wommack

Are you seeking “Lower blood pressure, lower risk of dementia, less anxiety and depression, reduced cardiovascular risk, and overall greater happiness”? Well there just might be “a magic pill for happiness and longevity” that can help you get such benefits, according to Terri Yablonsky Stat, in the Chicago Tribune - "It's a simple way to stay healthier". It […]

August 17th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Seagate Backup Plus Portable Drive Ideal for Video Storage

The Seagate Back Up Plus is an essential if your shooting on the road.

  by Rob Kay Anyone who makes videos knows that one of the biggest issues is efficiently and expediently storing your content. This is especially a concern when you're on the road. While the future of storage is in the cloud, there are still situations where a portable hard drive is needed.  If you're going this […]

August 14th, 2015 | Posted in Business,Business & Consumer Tech,Opinion | Read More »

6 Things you Never Knew Existed in Hawaii


If you think you know everything there is to know about Hawaii, you might want to think again. Here are 6 things even some of the locals scratch their heads over.   Blue dragons – These curious little creatures are known as  Glaucus atlanticus and are quite beautiful. They are a sea slug that are […]

July 31st, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,Opinion | Read More »

How deep is your disappointment?

Keith Wommack

By KEITH WOMMACK -- A recent announcement of the surprising breakup of Country music’s most famous couple shocked and saddened many of their fans. One admirer tweeted -- Now that Blake Shelton and Miranda Lambert are getting divorced I can say with 100% confidence that love does not exist -- Another tweeter grieved -- I'm mourning over the divorce, I'm crying […]

July 28th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Does Religion Have an Image Problem?

Russ Gerber

By RUSS GERBER -- Old friends from my post-college, early-career days recently found me through social media. Their name and greeting popped up in messages I received in recent months, and each time one did I was whisked back 25-30 years, when we first worked together, socialized together, and came to know each other well. I […]

July 16th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Do You Want Your Child To Thrive?

Keith Wommack

By KEITH WOMMACK -- During a show, lines of cocaine, marijuana joints, and shots of tequila had been placed on the stage at a young guitarist’s feet. At the end of the show, they were untouched. Lisa Miller, PhD, believes she knows why. Dr. Miller, a Columbia University psychologist, in her new book, The Spiritual Child […]

May 18th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

Visiting Sandakan--Borneo's charming entrepot

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by Rob Kay and Kurt Stewart Sandakan is a port town and an entrepot to the wildlife refuges of the fabled Kinabatangan River. (See our recent article, Adventures along Borneo's Kinabatangan River: A Malaysian Wildlife Holiday). There's no question that most visitors to Sandakan are strictly passing through and are not going to be in town too […]

May 10th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary,News,Opinion,Special Features,Travel,Travel | Read More »

A visit to Sandakan Memorial Park


By Kurt Stewart & Rob Kay On any given day, a walk through the Sandakan Memorial Park will stir up the wandering souls of the Second World War.  These were the grounds that once held some 2500 Australian and British soldiers prisoner. The locals near 8 Mile Camp, the name given to this place, will […]

May 6th, 2015 | Posted in Heroes of the Pacific,Opinion,Special Features,Travel,Travel | Read More »

Good Faith

Russ Gerber

By RUSS GERBER -- I still recall the moment decades ago that my faith made a U-turn. It wasn’t so much a carefully thought-through turnaround as it was a desperate one. And it marked the end of weeks of periodic migraine headaches. Almost daily I would experience those headaches and they’d bring to a halt whatever I was doing. […]

May 6th, 2015 | Posted in Guest Commentary | Read More »

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