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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
A Small Request: How Senator Inouye Helped a Young Couple
December 30, 2012
Chef Tylun Pang and Memories of Local Flavors
November 25, 2012
On The National Memorial Cemetery of the Pacific
November 23, 2012
Maui: The Neighbor Islands’ No. 1 Economy -- Is Maui Real Estate next?
November 18, 2012
The Tsunami Warning and a Maui TV station
October 28, 2012
A Fund-Raising Benefit, a Cool Night, and the Baldwin Class of ‘70
October 22, 2012
October 16, 2012
Golf, Golf, and More Golf
October 7, 2012
Maui’s Evolving Demographics: Kahului Foodland and Kihei Safeway
October 7, 2012
Love and the Maui County Fair
October 1, 2012
Reflections on Maui County's Official Flag
September 23, 2012
The New Kihei High School of Science and Technology
September 17, 2012
Joel Katz and the Hawaiian Steel Guitar
September 15, 2012
The Mysterious Journey of the King Kalakaua Torah
August 19, 2012
The Future Hawai’i Olympics Delegation?
July 29, 2012
Why isn’t there an Elepani on Maui?
July 2, 2012
What Makes a Great Salesperson?
June 12, 2012