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Habitual Ways of Acting

The next thing I knew Curt was in a relationship with Katie.  They both seemed thrilled by it, going places together, holding hands, finishing one another’s sentences.  When I called Curt about the two of us going bowling he replied, … Continue reading

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Inconvenience Yourself

Someone we love dies.  Someone betrays our trust.  Someone puts us down in front of others.  Aside from physical accidents pain often comes into our lives through relationships with others.  When it arrives we can seem unable to find ourselves … Continue reading

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Mega-Gumball Machine

On all of my trips to Hawaiʻi I have noticed there seems to be a cultural awareness of the Divine intertwined throughout ordinary daily life.  There are roadside shrines, temples and churches everywhere, the smell of incense being offered mingled with … Continue reading

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Enough Whipping Myself!

Throughout the history of Christianity there have been moments when self-loathing and self-abuse have been popularly embraced under the guise that such an approach to being human is pleasing to God.  What nonsense!  God created everything and pronounced, “It is … Continue reading

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Caretaking and Passing On

I am currently watching a series on animal hoarding.  Each episode begins with the caution “Animal hoarding is normally not addressed until it becomes a crime”.  Would that there was such a sign hanging over our morning coffee-maker which read … Continue reading

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Edamame Confuses Mainlanders!

I have a confession to make: I once ate a whole soybean pod! While on Kauaʻi for two weeks I went to Roy’s, a restaurant that I had wanted to go to for a long time.  I sat down, they … Continue reading

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Words Fail Me!

In the film “Native of Owhyhee” on ‘Ōlelo Community Television an individual made the following comment: “For the Hawaiian, Ancestral spirits are not spirits that once existed in the past and are gone.  They are present now!”  To me that … Continue reading

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