My wife and I have lived in Kona for 30 years. We have seen it change. Not for the better: No doctors, less public assistance and a huge homeless problem. Who would have ever thought this would come to Kona, the cash cow of the County of Hawaii?
At about 20 minutes after 11 on the morning of April 20, 1999, students Eric Harris and Dylan Klebold pulled semiautomatic firearms and sawed-off shotguns from beneath their black trench coats and, standing on an elevated part of their Columbine High School campus in suburban Denver, began shooting.
The public needs more exposure to stories about the homeless as printed in the April 16 West Hawaii Today paper. For those of us who have dealt with or who presently deal with these types of people, we place them into two categories. One group is homeless due to circumstances beyond their control. The other group is homeless by choice.
You learn lifes lessons in the strangest places. The best ones for me came from here on Hawaii.