Dr. Donald B. MacGowan

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Dr. Donald B. MacGowan

Popular television personality and independent filmmaker Dr. Donald B. MacGowan originally pursued a career in academics, earning two B.Sc. degrees, a dual M.Sc., and a PhD.; co-authoring over 5.2 million dollars in grants, and publishing more than 200 refereed journal articles, abstracts, etc. Seeking refuge in sanity from that unbalanced process, he quit the academic rat race and began to live. Donnie is an accomplished, prolific alpinist, having climbed on 5 of the seven continents, putting up more than 150 first ascents on rock, ice and snow, and a dozen first ski descents. He has written, directed and produced short and feature length films on health, travel, mountaineering and life in a touring rock band. Donnie records and tours relentlessly with his Celtic Punk fusion band &quot;Fatal Loins&quot;--although nobody much seems to care for their music. A Hawaii resident since 2000, he quietly and humbly inhabits Kailua Kona, doing environmental good works, surfing the be-jeezis out of the local waves and frenetically producing somewhat bizarre and mildly disturbing programs for local television which have recently been lauded as: &quot;Ignorant&quot;, &quot;Arrogant&quot; and &quot;Totally Insane&quot;. You may say what you wish about him, Donnie does not care. For somewhere underneath those swaying palm trees, in those warm aloha breezes, he is far too busy praying for good surf to hear you...<br />

Stories by Dr. Donald B. MacGowan

I read with amusement about outrage expressed over approximately $165 million AIG paid as bonuses to executives responsible for destroying their own...
Central to our social life here in Kailua Kona, is the coffee house. Not the ubiquitously generic Starbucks (although we do have two of those) but...
Like many people, my life on the island of Hawaii involves, figuratively, my wearing many hats. Today I am wearing my “Independent Filmmaker...
On the southeast coast of the Big Island of Hawaii runs the Kapoho-Kalapana Highway, perhaps the only road in the world named for two cities that...
Dear President Bush, As the subject of your issuing preemptive pardons to members of your Administration arises, I am deeply concerned that prior to...