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Appealing to Our Narcissism

Big Business has become our spiritual guru guiding us toward those values that it finds useful to its own purposes!  “Have it your way!” (Burger King); “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” (Pantene Shampoo); “Because I’m worth it!” (L’Oreal); “Next … Continue reading

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WE Are What It’s All About!

We have been screwed up by television commercials with catchy slogans and jingles that creep into the corners of our brain and sit there repeating themselves on an endless loop: Obey your thirst! (Sprite) Have it your way! (Burger King) … Continue reading

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Where Happiness Resides

The pursuit of happiness is equally fascinating and frustrating!  I can remember a number of different fads from when I was growing up: Duncan yoyo’s, hula hoops, sharkskin pants, boatneck sweaters… all things that everyone just had to have when … Continue reading

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Is Anyone On Kalākaua Listening?

I have to say that every time I return to Waikīkī I am even more amazed and appalled by the stores on Kalākaua Avenue, those temples built for us to come and worship our desires!  I never expected to go … Continue reading

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