ALAN YAMAUCHI (Street Articles Author)
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How to Become A Loving, Caring Caregiver
None of us are born with caregiver skills, especially skills to care for a love one with dementia. But we can learn the necessary skills. Gaining knowledge about dementia greatly enhances the skill level of the caregiver. We must learn what dementia is. First of all, dementia is not a…
By:  in  Home and Family  >  Elder Care   Jul 13, 2011  
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Framing Valuable Artwork
When framing artwork there are several things to consider. For example, on original paintings glass is never used. Paintings need to "breathe". Also, if the glass should shatter, the shards could damage the painting, When framing limited edition prints or any artwork considered valuable, use only acid-free materials. Only acid-free…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Visual Graphic Arts   Jul 12, 2011  
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Funny But True Stories
Title: The Angry Car Thief Here in Hawaii we have a radio station with the call letters KSSK. This particular radio station has a public service that their listeners can utilize. It's called "The Posse". Listeners can call in to report things like traffic accidents, stolen cars that they want…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Humor   Jul 12, 2011  
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Koa Furniture
When my mother moved to the mainland, I was the only family member left living in Hawaii. She took most of her belongings. There were three bulky items she had to leave behind. Those items were a koa coffee table, a koa chair, an a koa sofa. These are priceless…
By:  in  Home Improvement  >  Furniture   Jul 11, 2011  
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Shopping at Garage Sales
Living in Hawaii is expensive, so shopping at garage sales help stretch your dollars. And it's a lot of fun,too. Who knows what treasures you might find. There are different kinds of garage sales/ yard sales. There are moving sales, estate sales, multi-family sales, rummage sales. I prefer multi-family sales…
By:  in  Shopping and Product Reviews   Jul 11, 2011  
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Ever Considered Traveling By Train?
Ever considered traveling long distance by train. There are many advantages when compared to flying. If time is a major factor then by all means, catch a plane. One advantage Amtrak has over planes is sleeper cars. On some routes sleeper cars are available for travelers. Superliners or one-level Viewliners…
By:  in  Travel and Leisure   Jul 11, 2011  
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Visually Enhancing Your Home With Framed Art
In the fourteen years that I've been picture framing, I've framed some pretty interesting items. One item that sticks out in my memory is a motorcycle panel. The owner of that panel races motorcyles. On one particular race, this racer crashed his bike. The only thing left from his bike…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment  >  Visual Graphic Arts   Jul 11, 2011  
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Designing And Creating Costumes
As an artist I find it hard to buy Halloween costumes right off the store rack. To me that lacks imagination and creativity. There's nothing worse than to go to a block party, a night club, or someone's party and seeing someone dressed exactly like you. I prefer to design…
By:  in  Arts and Entertainment   Jul 09, 2011  
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The Space Shuttle Program, End Of An Era
Today, June 8, 2011, marks the end of the Space Shuttle Program, or Shuttle Transportation System (STS) as it is officially known. At 11:29a.m.(EST), TS-135 (Atlantis) launched into space.. There were many firsts in the Space Shuttle Program. April 12,1981. STS-1 (Columbia) Two astronauts, Bob Crippen and JohnYoung were onboard.…
By:  in  News and Society   Jul 09, 2011  
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Dirk Nowitski, A True Champion
Dirk Nowitski, 7 foot forward for the Dallas Mavericks, is a true champion. For those of you who have followed his team's journey through this year's NBA playoffs, you know that it was an arduous journey. They fought hard and played smart through all the series they played in. Quoting…
By:  in  Recreation and Sports  >  Basketball   Jul 07, 2011  
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