Tag Archives: avoidance

Travel Plans

We suppose it was rooted in Jeanie’s willingness to lie to herself, in her automatically saying “I’ll get around to it” when, in an unexamined place within her heart, she had no intention of doing any such thing.  Once, when … Continue reading

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Serving Time

Each spring there are many people who grow pumpkins for pies and carving… and even hurling!  And then there are those individuals who thrive on the challenge of raising Giant Pumpkins to enter into competition.  And by “giant” I don’t … Continue reading

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Knowing

I’ve watched two films recently that have had me reflecting upon the issue of our being able to “know.”  In the sci-fi film “Dark Matter” one character says to another character who has complete amnesia, “You said you wanted to … Continue reading

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How Did I Get Here?

Jake sat down on the couch next to Sally, took her hand in his and said, “We need to talk.”  Looking panicked Sally shot back, “No we don’t” and jumped up to leave.  Jake quickly grabbed her wrist and pulled … Continue reading

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Choosing To Live

Intent on texting his wife Julie, forty-five year old George steps off of the curb, is hit by a bus and dies quickly.  At the burial, after the final shovelful has been tossed in, Julie stands there, staring down at … Continue reading

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What Is Enough?

In the past few years the phenomenon of “tiny houses” seems to have caught on.  These are houses that may be either stationary or mounted on a trailer and are indeed tiny in that they are usually around 200 square … Continue reading

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I don’t WANT to!

I recently watched a film entitled “Web Junkies”, a film about gaming addiction in China among teenagers.  Addiction among Chinese teens has become such a problem that the Chinese government has established 400 “Chinese Teenager Mental Growth Centers” throughout the … Continue reading

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Knowledge

In the movie “Snowpiercer” the remnants of humanity are confined within an endlessly traveling train composed of many cars. At the front of the train the occupants enjoy the best of everything; at the rear of the train the occupants … Continue reading

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Fooling Ourselves

Two things about modern cruise ships amaze me.  One is that they are so gigantic!  I just heard about one that carries something like 6500 guests plus around 2500 staff for a total of 9000 people on one ship!  The … Continue reading

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I Have Grown All I Can

Hawaiʻi is the incarnation of the word “fecund” which is defined as: “Producing or capable of producing an abundance of offspring or new growth; fertile.”  Everywhere that I have gone in Hawaiʻi vines drip out of trees, orchids are planted around houses … Continue reading

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