Tag Archives: Hawaiian Memories

Unexamined Hungers

Have you ever had a sudden craving for a specific food?  In your mind you can actually re-taste that perfect lasagna from long ago, or last week’s superb lamb, or even the memory of a taste in your mind you … Continue reading

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Relationship is Communion

The modern world in which we live brings an ever-bewildering abundance of changes, inventions and ways of relating to others.  Interestingly though humans seem to need a certain degree of rooted-ness, an “anchor” frequently formed by habitual patterns for necessary … Continue reading

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You Were Chosen

Let’s call her Lucinda.  She is a young teen and has known her whole life that she was adopted at birth.  She deeply loves her adoptive parents, is a well-balanced young lady and has begun to doubt her own self-worth.  … Continue reading

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Can Never Go Home Again

I read on Hawaiʻi News Now online where a man ran down Waikui Street, punched a man in the face and stole his Toyota Camry!  Reading that I was so shocked that I felt as if the man had punched … Continue reading

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Numb, Number and Dead!

One morning I left the Ilikai Hotel where I was staying and walked up Ala Moana Boulevard towards Dan’s apartment.  Approaching a closed restaurant my walk came to a halt at the sight of a man passed out on the … Continue reading

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My Inner Life

When I first became a Pastor I discovered that one of the young women in the parish has her entire right arm tattooed in various patterns and colors.  When I first saw it I remember being startled!  Having now been … Continue reading

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Self-fulfilling Prophecy

During our October 2010 trip I walked from the Ilikai Hotel to the Borders bookstore at Ward Center.  While walking there I noticed a homeless woman sitting on the grass against a wall.  Every time someone came too near to … Continue reading

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