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Monthly Archives: January 2016

The End of Sugar Cane on Maui


It’s the end of green fields of sugar cane on Maui with Alexander & Baldwin announcing today that it is “transitioning out of farming sugar” at its Hawaiian Commercial & Sugar Co. plantation on Maui to move toward diversified agriculture. The company will lay off nearly all of its 675 employees. Read more of this post

Chairman Mao Almost Got a New Statue


Well by by Mao. A week after a gigantic golden statue of Chairman Mao was erected in rural China it has been torn down after becoming a source  of criticism and ridicule. The 120 foot tall mega-Mao, which reportedly cost 3m yuan (about $470,000), towered over Tongxu county near the city of Kaifeng in Henan province. Henan province was one of the areas worst hit by the famine during Mao’s devastating Great Leap Forward. Chinese writer Yang Jisheng estimated that about 3 million lives were lost there because of starvation. Read more of this post

Steven Tyler Rocks Maui at New Year’s Eve

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A host of famous full time and part time Maui residents celebrated the dawn of 2016 with a rocking New Year’s Eve at the Wailea Beach Marriot Resort. Besides performing some of their best known songs, the celebrated ensemble featured some choice covers. Read more of this post

Hafiz for a New Year



Leave the familiar for a while.

Let your senses and bodies stretch out

Like a welcomed season

Onto the meadows and shores and hills.

Open up to the Roof.

Make a new water-mark on your excitement

And love. Read more of this post