"Christmas is when kids tell Santa what they want and adults pay for it. Deficits are when adults tell the government what they want and their kids pay for it." - Dick Lamm
"The long run is a misleading guide to current affairs. In the long run we are all dead."
- John Maynard Keynes
"Whenever you find yourself in the majority it's time to pause and reflect."
- Mark Twain
I have a confession to make: today is sunny, balmy and delightful. Sorry, but it's just 'paradise' beautiful. I seem to remember when temps in the 40's (F) felt balmy after subzero weather, but now, after 20 + years in Hawaii, mid-60 degree temps overnight feel positively wintry! BRRRRR! Many of you currently have blizzard warnings - we have lizards warming! You say: "ski mask" I say: "Sunblock." But Hanukkah arrives this evening in Hawaii just as it does throughout the world with the lighting of candles, the re-telling of miraculous events, and the re-kindling of the passion for human freedom. . . AND there are gifts! Honolulu has received not just a bounty of beautiful weather this holiday season, but the public debut of 3 delightful Sumatran Tiger Cubs at the Honolulu Zoo yesterday. . . Walk along with me, as we stroll through Waikiki and manage to arrive at the zoo late enough to miss all the tiresome official ceremony. Let's just enjoy my newest neighbors in the company of other animal lovers local & international . . . . A L O H A! Cloudia