Perhaps you’ve run across this image over the last week. It’s a fairly standard release form from a company, in this case Monsanto Hawaii. This letter went home with students from an elementary school on the North Shore of Oahu. It was posted in an online group with the following caption: Monsanto is buying our schools. This came home with my kids from Waialua Elementary School … Continue reading Monsanto Gives Helmets to Better Their Bicycle Business
A federal court judge has rendered a decision on the Maui County farming ban. Agriculture won! I feel as though I should be jumping up and down and cheering, but oddly, that’s not been my reaction. First, I cried a bit in relief that we all still have a job on this island we love. I didn’t realize how much this weighed on my mind until the … Continue reading Buckets of Fear
The March Against Monsanto happened this weekend. It’s been happening for a few years now, but this year was a little different. There were a few souls that chose to stand up to these bullies by staging a counter protest. MAMyths, or March Against Myths About Modification, is the brainchild of Karl Haro von Mogel, Kavin Senapathy, and David Sutherland. They put out the call for everyone … Continue reading That time we flew 4,765 miles to be told “F- You”
I grew up in the United States, and my kids are growing up in the United States. Like most in our country, I have never had a single day in my life where I needed to worry about what I, or my children, would eat. Less than 5% of the population is undernourished in North America. I wish I had to worry about that. I wish, … Continue reading Why I Wish We’d All Go Hungry
Have you ever had one of “those” years? A year that was life altering? I’m not necessarily talking about moves, marriages, and job changes, but a time in your life where your focus and thinking did a huge shift? I’ve had two ‘aha’ moments so far, at least two that really stick out. The first was about 9 years ago when Dave brought home a … Continue reading What Are Your Core Values?
Last week a friend sent an article to me asking for my comments. To be honest, had I stumbled upon this paper online, I would have dismissed it as “not worth my time”. It has numerous fallacies and jumps to many conclusions without substantial evidence. Two thing made me change my mind. First, a friend asked, and I rarely say no to friends. Second, this article was … Continue reading A ‘Seedy Business’ For Sure
Dear Maui Friends, You know us. You’ve sat in our back yard while Dave cooks a pizza or three for you. You’ve sat next to us in church, or in a class, or at the coffee shop. You know our character and our hearts. What I’m coming to realize, is that some of you may not know what Dave does for a living. Dave works … Continue reading An Open Letter to our Friends on Maui