Saturday, May 30, 2015
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Mahalo for contacting my office on 1/9/2015 about the condition of the Na Pali Coast State Wilderness Park.
In my experience, many of the best ideas for making positive change in State government and for the people of Hawaii come from collaboration with members of the community. Similarly, when input is shared, it gives us the opportunity to assess the issue and take an appropriate course of action. Be assured that your input will be thoughtfully considered as decisions are made.
Again, thank you for taking the time to convey your thoughts. Together we can build a better home for your keiki, kupuna, and all the residents of Hawai'i.
David Y. Ige
Governor of Hawai'i
In early January 2015, I sent the Governor this blog post with a few photos.
It's my most popular post to date. I didn't include a lot of the nastiness and trash which disappointed me so during my stay there.
Here's a few more photos to show I was making statements and not stories on my blog. Shame on those thoughtless few who trashed our wild areas.
Have a safe Memorial Day Weekend. Please take a moment to ponder the meaning behind the day off from work. It's more than just a barbecue.
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Thursday, May 7, 2015
In 2011, I acted (right word) as an assistant boatman. The experience was positive enough that I decided to give it a go again.
Lynn (boatman extraordinaire) invited me along for Round Two.
Sadly, the times they are a-changing on the Colorado River. The new generation boatmen are half my age, nimble, experienced and crazy fast in getting chores done.
The next generation also views the Grand Canyon as one vast sleep-away camp featuring swims through rapids, cliff jumping, tug-of-wars and other X Games diversions. All this complete with a "last one in, is a rotten egg" attitude.
Silly me, I thought National Parks were a place to seek solitude, beauty and serenity.
For the first time I my life, I felt like a doddering old man. (I was the oldest crew member among seven). I was humbled and intimidated at the same time.
So... I'm announcing my second retirement. I'll go back to doing what I'm good at. Being a gainfully unemployed retiree.
See, I even have a stone La-Z Boy throne for my non-work space.
BTW. The Grand Canyon is still one of the best places on the planet. In my future, I'll see it at my own pace and schedule. It'll be quieter too.