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Pasta Pot

In October of 2010 for her 85th birthday, I took Mom to Waikīkī on her 9th trip to Hawaiʻi.  We stayed at the Ilikai and they graciously gave me a suite next to Mom’s, I presume so that she would … Continue reading

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Chickens

Some years ago I spent two weeks by myself on the island of Kauaʻi, renting a small, two-room cottage that I have not affectionately dubbed the Cockroach Hotel!  Every day I killed 2 or 3 of them, some big enough … Continue reading

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What If?

How we live is influenced by what we value. What we value is influenced by what we have been taught and come to discover for ourselves.  We are taught by those who go before us. Otherwise we’d be ignorant savages, … Continue reading

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Five Diamonds

Western culture stresses independence.  What we take away from that is the assumption that no one can tell me what to do, that my life and my choices belong solely to me, and that my family has no part to … Continue reading

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