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How To Guide by Don Feathers (2014-11-27)

How To Teach Your Kids To Read Good In Bad Sitchuwayshins

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A New York Times spinoff magazine article came out a few days ago featuring an interview with Willow and Jaden Smith where they departed from the usual Hollywood banter-based self promotional fluff to touch on concepts like time being flexible, schools being a useless brainwash factory full of miserable kids, modern art failing to inspire people. Some other more esoteric subjects were brought up as well, but besides being a reminder of how rich people's kids get quite a different education ... Read the full article →

How To Guide by Don Feathers (2014-11-21)

How To Survive Breaking Waves

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Being a surf-obsessed person makes it challenging to relate to an audience who most likely wouldn't put themselves in a possibly lethal situation in order to maintain a sense of purpose and well-being. We come up with all kinds of excuses for why doing what we do makes sense versus the guy who straps a rocket engine to his Trans-Am and goes flying off to the great hall of Darwin Awards. Ok that was an urban legend, but YouTube is filled with the exploits of ... Read the full article →

How To Guide by Don Feathers (2014-11-21)

Do Not Fear The Illuminati

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Spend enough time on the Interwebz and inevitably you will come into contact with the conspiracy theorist under-verse of foaming pseudo-intellectuals all vying for your time and consciousness. While you have to be a certain special kind of idiot to believe we live in the world where the most powerful people operate with our best interests in mind, wading too far in the deep end of the conspiracy pool will inevitably leave you with the impression that there is no point in resisting the current ... Read the full article →

How To Guide by Don Feathers (2014-10-23)

Getting Lucky

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How Too Much Good Fortune Can Be A Bad Thing

The IKYA family just dodged another hurricane last week as Ana skirted the state, dumping some heavy rain and large surf but sparing us the damaging winds. That makes three this year that were heading right for us but decided to change paths at the last minute. The State of Hawaii has had a huge lucky streak when it comes to hurricanes, with only two notable exceptions. The most notable was Iniki, who basically set development ... Read the full article →

How To Guide by Don Feathers (2014-10-14)

RIP Elvis

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A Death In The Family

Sad news for the IKYA clan. Our unofficial mascot and all-around handsome buggah dropped dead today in the back yard. We checked him for signs of trauma and disease, but he looked pretty healthy. Mrs. Feathers mentioned that he didn't want to eat anything this morning which is never a good sign for a rooster. They are always hungry.

The rest of the girls look fine, although you can tell they are shaken up about not having their man around any more. ... Read the full article →