Friday, October 13, 2023

Friday 5 for October 13: Capitalizing on Opportunity


1. When did you last visit a building where legislation or executive governing take place?

Hawaii State Capitol - May 2023.... will be visiting again next week.

2. What do you carry on your person, in a bag, or in your car, just in case?

Either my primary smartphone (Google Pixel 4a) or my secondary "dumbphone", an Alcatel Smartflip 2. I was opposed to cell phones for a long time until I needed one in 2014 to communicate on the go and at work with my slowly dying Mom. I got a cheap 3G Smartphone at that time, which eventually saved my life in late 2015 after I suffered a mild heart attack at a public park. After that I always have one of them with me.

3. When did you last lower yourself (physically) through an opening of some kind?

It was either in 2010 on a tour aboard the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan aircraft carrier, or more recently in 2015 on another tour on the historic battleship U.S.S. Missouri. Lots of climbing up and down, especially the carrier. 

4. How do you feel about the death penalty?

I'm all for it in its use in capital crimes such as murder, serial murder, treason against the United States of America, and for serial rape. 

5. Which vocalists most impress you with their ability to sing in the upper register?

Off the top of my head Art Garfunkel comes to mind... and maybe Jon Anderson in the group Yes. Of course there is always the late Tiny Tim... "Tiptoe through the tulips with me...."

However females can naturally hit high notes and for me the most famous locally is Genoa Keawe, a Hawaiian music singer who could hit high notes and sustain them with aplomb. See video at the top of this posting.

Below inside the Hawaii State Capitol Senate Chamber earlier this year. I work there part of the time.

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