Tag Archives: depression

Hand on the Tiller

The “Tar-Baby”, a fictional character in one of the Uncle Remus stories, is a doll made of tar and turpentine used to entrap Br’er Rabbit. The more that Br’er Rabbit physically fights the Tar-Baby, the more entangled he becomes.  In modern usage, “tar baby” refers to any … Continue reading

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Acceptance

After Lucinda’s funeral and after the Mercy Meal in the Church hall, Fred drove home alone.  The empty house screamed to him of Lucinda’s absence.  Going into their bedroom he opened dresser drawers and held her items to his nose, … Continue reading

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To Live Fully Where We Are

One night I was watching an episode of “World’s Worst Tenants” where the investigator had been called to find out why the tenant had not paid rent.  No one would answer the door so the investigator used his key to … 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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Jubilation!

On a previous trip to Hawaiʻi Danny and his friend Alika thought that we might enjoy a show called Cirque Hawaii which was modeled upon Cirque du Soleil.  They were right! The music, the acts, the color, the humor… gave us … Continue reading

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When Enough Is Not Enough

Upon landing in Honolulu in order to get to baggage claim you must walk through an open-air causeway to reach the main terminal.  On every trip I have made to Hawaiʻi the moment I enter that causeway and feel the … Continue reading

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