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Ray Tsuchiyama's family arrived on Maui in the early 1900s, and his father was at Maui High with many illustrious Maui old timers. Over the last two years for the Maui News, he has re-interpreted Hawai'i history through a current perspective, and has written on a range of options for the future, on transportation, food security, and population.
Update June 27, 2014: "Pacific Memories and Visions" was presented an 2013 Excellence in Journalism Contest award by the Hawaii Chapter of the Society of Professional Journalists:
First Place: Best 1-Person Online Features Site/1-Person Features Blog "Martin Luther King, Jr. Wearing a Lei in Selma, Alabama (and Other Blogs)," Pacific Visions and Memories (Maui News).
Thank you, professional journalist judges from the Colorado Society of Professional Journalists for highlighting my 1-person blog site as the best among Features blog sites in the State of Hawaii.
And thank you Maui News for giving me a forum two years and 120+ blog posts ago. I will continue to "look back" in Hawaii's history for clues for a bright future.
My Favorite Sites
Pocatello and Kumamoto
April 28, 2013
Watertown and Candlepin Bowling
April 20, 2013
James Taylor, Baby-Boomers, and Under the Stars at the MACC
April 13, 2013
Lunch at the Waiehu Golf Course Clubhouse
April 10, 2013
Why Do Pennies Still Exist?
April 4, 2013
Challenging 9-Holes at Waiehu Golf Course
March 30, 2013
Prince Jonah Kuhio and Global Education
March 27, 2013
The Chickens of Pu’unene Avenue and Dairy Road
March 25, 2013
St. Patrick’s Day and Irish Emigration
March 17, 2013
Why Aren't Personal Robots on Maui?
March 10, 2013
The World of Airports: No. 2 The Oh-So-Simple Free Bus Tour
February 17, 2013
Viewing Trash as a Resource
February 16, 2013
Necessity as Mother of Invention (and Sustainability)
February 14, 2013
Discontent on Maui
February 5, 2013
On Health and Becoming Bionic
February 3, 2013
The World of Airports: No. 1 The World of Whiskies
February 2, 2013
Senator Inouye, Willie K and “Danny Boy”
December 30, 2012