Tag Archives: gratitude

Hot-Flashes

The author Lauren Groff wrote a short story (the name of which escapes me at the moment) in which the following is said: “There’s the man who hisses nasties as he stands under the light outside a bodega with bars … Continue reading

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Menlo Park

The WordPress site where we publish these posts provides me with a way to see how many blog readings there have been over the past 24 hours.  I am often astounded to see the far-flung places in which people are … Continue reading

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No One Can Make Me Forgive

In the Orthodox Church there is the sacrament of Confession.  In the presence of the Priest as a witness a person speaks aloud of his transgressions to God and asks for forgiveness.  At the end of the Confession the penitent … Continue reading

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What Is Right Here Now

While enjoying a hamburger at the local mall I couldn’t help being aware of the heated discussion at the next table.  Suddenly the young woman jumped up, slammed both hands onto the table and yelled at the guy, “You can … Continue reading

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Return It With Interest

I believe that happiness is contingent upon contentment.  But how can one be content with their life when one is not where they want to be with dreams for further down the road?  The key to contentment is to cultivate … Continue reading

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My ‘Return to Normal’ Mantra

I recently read about an incident on the Big Island in which a man fired upon a van carrying some small children!  I was horrified to read this even though my horror was a bit tempered by later finding out … Continue reading

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Dried Reverence

On one of my trips my brother Dan and I went to the Royal Mausoleum in Nu’uanu.  As I descended the steps down to the burial crypt I could see draped on the iron gates in the doorway a lei … Continue reading

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