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Electric vehicles in paradise: the newspaper column that was

Four years ago, I started writing my first newspaper column: EV in Paradise for Maui Weekly, the free local paper with a website. A year later, funding for the electric vehicle project ended. Nine months afterwards, the newspaper folded. The website … Continue reading

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The two Cs

My dad warned me about the two Cs when I was leaving home for college. “Beware of chemistry,” he said.

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Dad’s questions

I remember the day my father came home from his office in Yomitan-Son, Okinawa complaining that he and his colleagues had to learn how to use a word processor. It sounded like a major obstacle. Until then he seemed happy … Continue reading

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Writer’s block

6,000 words. Six thousand words. That’s what I have to produce this weekend. I keep putting it off. First I had to do filing. Pay my bills. Clear my desk. Next, I decided to install Sibelius, a process that took … Continue reading

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On the first day of a 5-consecutive day writing workshop, I learned to view writing as a process, not a product. To get started, we did free writing, which is a form of pre-writing to warm up. On a blank … Continue reading

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