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December 2012
Posted on December 31st, 2012 by paularath

  My budding vegetable garden speaks to me. It has come to represent, in some weird way, my retirement. I don’t really understand why. Vegetable gardening isn’t something I have always dreamed of doing when I retire. But those little plants poking up through the soil make me so happy – and relaxed. And that’s
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Posted on December 29th, 2012 by paularath

Kyle Kagamida tends to use his clients’ and friends’ first names only: Reese, Carrie, Jessica, Demi, Kristin, Oscar. That would be Reese Witherspoon, Carrie Underwood, Jessica Simpson (or Alba), Demi Moore, Kristin Bell and Oscar de la Renta. When I met with Kyle yesterday at Mocha Java, he had just got off the phone with
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Posted on December 29th, 2012 by paularath

“Lose weight.” “Get healthy.” “Workout more.”  Or “Begin working out.” These are at the top of many, if not most, lists of New Years resolutions. But they’re often doomed to failure because they’re so vague. Or so hard to achieve, much less to measure. But there’s a simpler, seriously health-oriented resolution that really makes sense,
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Posted on December 28th, 2012 by paularath

Say goodbye to boring high school logo wear. Reyn Spooner has spiffed up school spirit with its latest collaboration with ‘Iolani School.  The iconic aloha wear company has teamed with the Raiders to design a clothing and accessory collection that celebrates the school’s 150th anniversary. The unique co-ed collection includes aloha shirts for men and
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Posted on December 24th, 2012 by paularath

  The angels on top of our Christmas tree and adorning our Christmas dinner table have a special meaning for me this year. Last week I baked cookies and Pumpkin Spice Bread for my incredible neurosurgeon, Dr. Mark Gerber. He reminded me how fortunate we were in the early morning of March 2, 2012. “We
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