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Music Post: Music from the gardens of Spain

When we speak of classical music history, we speak mostly of Italy, Germany and France. When we discuss the roots of jazz, we speak mostly of America and Africa. Yet Jelly Roll Morton, breaking jazz down into component parts, said one was “the Spanish tinge.” And Spain has been an…

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Music Post: Focus on the cello

We all have our favorite instruments, and our unfavorites, I suppose, but nobody doesn’t like the cello, and as someone who loves low notes in music, I am happy to oblige with an entire cello-centric HDO. Violoncellos, to use their original full name, were widely used from the 1500s, almost…

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So go! goes – now what?

Facebook is burning up with people saying good riddance to go! – including many who seem to think Hawaiian will charge more when go! goes away. But what will actually happen? Will fares rise? Will a new competitor form? Let’s consider these issues. Jet fuel prices have been rising recently…

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It’s All Happening at the Fair

Note to self: This is it. The last chance to enjoy the rides, racing pigs and deep-fried goodness that is the 50th State Fair. It has been a summer tradition for local families since it was actually dubbed the 49th State Fair in 1947. Obviously, that didn’t stick, since Alaska…

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Discovering ‘MommyLovesTech’

I bawl like a baby every time I watch Toy Story. Seriously. I need to keep a Costco-sized supply of Kleenex handy when Andy casts off his beloved cowboy Woody for the hot, new Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear. But, you know what? I’m about to do the same thing. Yes, it’s…

Alan Joaquin and son Kai at 4 days old | Lisa Hoang/Simply Baby Photography photo

A Mom’s Musing on ‘Dada Day’

In the spirit of Father’s Day, here’s something all dads can appreciate. The first word my son said at 6 months old was “dada.” To tell the truth, it’s really just babbling at that point, but nevertheless, a milestone – Baby’s first bona fide word. I got a second shot…

Tannya Meets Tech

Discovering ‘MommyLovesTech’

I bawl like a baby every time I watch Toy Story. Seriously. I need to keep a Costco-sized supply of Kleenex handy when Andy casts off his beloved cowboy Woody for the hot, new Space Ranger Buzz Lightyear. But, you know what? I’m about to do the same thing. Yes, it’s…

Alan Joaquin and son Kai at 4 days old | Lisa Hoang/Simply Baby Photography photo

A Mom’s Musings On ‘Dada Day’

In the spirit of Father’s Day, here’s something all dads can appreciate. The first word my son said at 6 months old was “dada.” To tell the truth, it’s really just babbling at that point, but nevertheless, a milestone – Baby’s first bona fide word. I got a second shot…