James "Kimo"Rosen is a retired Professional Photographer
living on the Garden Island of Kaua'i
with his best friend Obama Da Dog.
Kimo's World #87
The descriptive adjective is cheap, worthless, unwanted, or trashy. There is also junk mail and email.
The younger generation uses it as a noun to describe their private parts. Junk can also be drugs.
|Always check with authorities before|
going in the water.
For me junk is the recent numerous sewage spills. The main dumping on August 24,2015 over 500,000 gallons of raw sewage on the worlds most popular beach. A beach I used for many years, Waikiki beach and Ala Moana's Magic island beach. A few days earlier on Friday August 21,2015 more than 30,000 gallons of raw sewage flooded Kailua Beach, Kaneohe Bay and Waimanalo. All this on one island, Oahu, in a 3 day time- frame.
Similarly on Kauai the day after Waikiki beach was closed . The St. Regis Princeville Resort is keeping guests out of the water fronting the high-end hotel while authorities investigate another 2,000 gallon raw sewage spill. Health officials are awaiting water sample test results.
Sewage spills are junk. Sewage spills are happening on a regular basis. New residents and tourists are putting a strain on a sewage , septic and cesspool systems that were originally constructed for far fewer people.
With all the new developments statewide, it won't be long before surfing, snorkeling , fishing and your favorite water sports will be a thing of the past--to tell stories to your grand-kids, "I remember when..."
|Will we still be able to fish in the|
near future with all these sewage spills?
That's Joe Olivos fishing Kealia!
These sewage spills can cause major infections, even death with flesh-eating bacteria ...
Whatever your definition of junk maybe, mine is sewage spills that must be addressed immediately, otherwise the state will no longer be the 'Aloha state' but the 'Junk state.'
Ironically with a heat wave like we have never experienced in Hawaii--and now we are not allowed to swim in the states most popular beaches.
Hawaii has just showed the world it's junk, and it ain't pretty.
|James "Kimo" Rosen back in 1976|
with purebred Old English