Unplug: The Byodo-in Temple

As a counterpoint to the consumer mania that the US’s “Black Friday” (the start of the holiday shopping season) ushered in yesterday, we offer here a chance to visit one of Oahu’s oases of calm — the Byodo-in Temple in the Valley of the Temples, near Kane’ohe. Erected in 1968 to commemorate the 100th anniversary …

Honolulu’s Chinatown: Come see what you’ve been missing

It’s with great sadness that I read the growing number of reports about problems with foods and products made in mainland China. It gives one pause and certainly makes me look twice and thrice at labels. But I know I should do that anyway, regardless of where I buy something, whether it’s a supermarket or …