I find it amazing that 45-year-old Garrett McNamara of Haleiwa was able to corral a 100-foot wave and ride that bad boy into the history books. One hundred feet! That’s 30.48 metres, for those of you who grasp the whole Metric System. The Lincoln Memorial in DC is just about 100’. Yes, a ten-story-building is about 100 ft. high, too. All I can say, for sure, is that to be on a flat board higher than Manoa Falls is either crazy or one of the gutsiest things I’ve ever seen. Again...AMAZING!
Did you hear about the 5-year-old boy who was suspended from a kindergarten class because he put together a couple of LEGO’s that looked like a gun? The school said it was in violation of its policy to create a safe environment. Ridiculousness has no boundary. This knee-jerk reactionism is the LAST thing we need. Sounds like the school administrators are the ones who should be suspended. Again...RIDICULOUS!
And finally, on an IMPORTANT note -- Have you always wanted to be involved in the political process here in Honolulu? The filing deadline for Neighborhood Board candidates is February 15th. I know, some are really against the whole NB idea. Some believe it’s just an impotent group of people pretending to be relevant, or it’s simply another layer of bureaucratic morass. Actually, I think the Neighborhood Board is a great way to cut your teeth if you would like to truly become a part of the solution. Good luck!