Dinengdeng and Pinakbet

Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Making it a Season for family, friends, those less fortunate or suffering or in grief… Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran The holiday season has come quickly and rather quietly in my family. No out-of-town visitors expected this year. We had a small...

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Finding and making balance in this highly-polarized political atmosphere…

I sometimes think some politicians both locally and in Washington, D.C. no longer value the basics of civic engagement. The current normal in politics is polarization—them and us, liberal or conservative, progressive or old boy, environmentalist or developer, business owner...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

During the Yale of Ramirez and Kavanaugh… Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran Photos courtesy of Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran I went to Yale. At my age, I don’t really talk about it much. Admittedly, I only applied to some colleges outside of the...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Them was the days. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran Photos courtesy of Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran Some of my mother’s friends were surprised not to see my name on the Primary Election ballot. While I have been campaigning every two years since 2010,...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Is winning the Filipino vote important in putting Filipinos into government—musings from the experienced legistlator. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran Photos courtesy of Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran I’m the only Filipino legislator in the Maui delegation. In the just completed 29th Legislature, there...

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Dinengdeng & Pinakbet

Are all my attitudes about our islands truly colored by foolish nostalgia? Not actually, I still find merit in things past. Gilbert S.C. Keith-Agaran I’ve just discovered I’m a charter member of MAUI YESTERDAY. All my attitudes about our islands...

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