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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...

How We’re Going to Spend CARES Act Money

Imagine what would happen if a genie came up to you and said, “Here’s a pot of money for you.  All you need to do is spend it by the end of the year.  If you don’t, whatever you haven’t spent will disappear.”  What would you do with it? Our State government just got...

Unemployment Tax in the Nonprofit Sector

Two weeks ago, in this space, we discussed the unemployment tax and insurance system and how employers are likely to be hit with a significant and automatic rate increase at the end of this year. For many nonprofit employers, the system works differently.  Tax-exempt 501(c)(3) charities (like the Tax Foundation of Hawaii) may “self-insure”...

6 Things You Never Knew Existed in Hawaii That Even Locals Scratch Their Heads Over

Blue Dragon
If you think you know everything there is to know about Hawaii, you might want to think again. 1. Blue dragons These curious little creatures are known as Glaucus atlanticus and are quite beautiful. They are a sea slug that are rarely...

Two Tax Bills This Year

Our Legislature has reconvened and has adjourned for the year.  If you blinked and missed it, you probably are not alone.  This year, there was a huge focus on passing only essential items.  As a result, only 86 bills passed the Legislature this year while in a typical year 250-300 bills are sent up.

A Look at the Mystery of Every1ne Hawaii, the MidWeek Cover Story and the Connections to Keith Amemiya

UPDATE: Civil Beat's Denby Fawcett has taken up the sword over the Midweek Ad for Amemiya. So has the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists, which is making a formal complaint against Oahu Publications. Deception by a candidate that can be bought with money by the campaign that has the most - during a political...

Hanabusa has a history and a lot of it is not nice

She's smart. Really smart. Her long political career carries with it a long trail of public records. It would be wrong to underestimate Colleen Hanabusa. She has not survived this long in the dog-eat-dog world of Hawaii inside politics without having a sixth sense for survival. There is a lot to admire about this...

Electric Vehicle Sweeteners Running Out?

If you are one of the lucky people who have managed to buy an electric vehicle and get a special plate for it, you probably know that several benefits came with that special plate, including the ability to park at government parking lots (including at the airport!) and street spaces for free, and the ability to jump...

Future of Unemployment Insurance

Multiple readers have asked about unemployment insurance and how it is going to fare after the pandemic.  This will give you an idea of how the system works. State unemployment insurance (SUI) is largely funded by employers.  Most employers are charged tax that depends on two things:  the overall health of the fund into...

A wi-fi enabled rat trap may be in your future

As if COVID-19 isn’t enough to occupy our lives, according to reports from the CDC a national rodent assault is underway.  Hawaii is not immune. “With so many restaurants closed because of the COVID-19 lockdown,” says Ian Mateo founder of Kalihi-based Pest Tech Hawaii, “rats are finding their way into homes.” The problem is...

The Progressives Are Doing It Right Before Our Eyes

One of the tactics that Progressives enjoy using most is the tactic of redefinition. We see it every day and in every avenue of life. It is facilitated by the idea of political correctness which in and of itself is an attempt to redefine and actually rewrite the Bill of Rights to the US Constitution. The odd...