Tag Archives: change

Container Gardening

We all know someone whose life… at least to the rest of us… appears to be a wreck!  And yet, they continue to live that way, and we wonder, “Why don’t they change?”  The fact is that they don’t change … Continue reading

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9-11

I remember that morning.  After leaving my monastery I was stationed at St. Nicholas Cathedral, the Orthodox Church in America’s national Cathedral in Washington, DC.  The Cathedral is right next to the Vice-President’s property.  I was living in the Rectory … Continue reading

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Is It You or Is It Me?

An artist who painted birds had a policy of only painting ones that he had shot and stuffed; this way he could study the bird and then decide what aspect he really wanted to paint.  One day he went out … Continue reading

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The Asian Bistro

Upon the death on September 9, 1976 of Chairman Mao Zedong, founder of the People’s Republic of China, a distraught peasant on the street was filmed wailing: “What are we going to do?  Heaven is collapsing!”  When a part of … Continue reading

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Catching On

I came across a cartoon in the New Yorker which shows a guy in his armchair, newspaper on his lap.  He is glancing down at the floor to the right where the viewer sees an envelope half-sticking out from under … Continue reading

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I Wish I Understood It

I know someone who moves every few years as if he can leave his unhappiness at the old address!  He often changes hairstyles and one can recognize the change of the seasons by the new clothes he buys!  A few … Continue reading

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The Complicating Factor

I was watching an episode of Animal Hoarders which portrayed the difficulties of a woman with 300 cats.  When asked by the therapist if the woman had any clue as to why she felt impelled to rescue so many cats, … Continue reading

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About Those Flying Keyboards…

When people come to me for counseling they are often puzzled about how to grow… psychologically, emotionally and spiritually.  Many have expressed the thought that it is almost as if there must be a “Book of Rules” out there somewhere … Continue reading

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Patty Pie Pans

So I was sitting here remembering one evening in Waikīkī when we went to a revolving restaurant on the top of a tall building.  It didn’t twirl at a frantic pace like a merry-go-round but moved at a much more … Continue reading

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Hope That Sings!

Words have meanings, and inflection gives nuance to the meanings of the words.  For example, if I say “I am fine”, I might be implying that you are not.  But if I say “I am fine”, I might be warning … Continue reading

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