Tag Archives: Journey to Kona

Now What?

Ever since Effie had suffered the miscarriage she had felt lost; or rather, her life had felt lost to her, as if it had washed out of her along with her baby.  Even Spring’s arrival, which usually filled her with … Continue reading

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Loss

For 23 years I was a Monk of New Skete, the monastery being on the outskirts of Cambridge, New York, right across the border from Bennington, Vermont.  We frequently had visitors from Russia who were passing through the area.  One … Continue reading

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Enough

Lucy never thought of herself as lacking something.  She was smart, she was in her early twenties, she was in good health and she had a small studio apartment right in the downtown area in which she had wanted to … Continue reading

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Dealing With The Hurricane

During campaign election cycles I know to stay away from Louisa!  Depending upon whatever debate she has just watched, or whatever political commercials are hitting the airwaves with increasing frequency, she can swing wildly from one point of view to … Continue reading

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Mrs. Dubcek’s Advice

In a New Yorker cartoon a woman is standing in a bedroom doorway.  In the room is her husband still holding the chainsaw he has taken to the furniture in the room: the bed is now cut in half, a … Continue reading

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Growing Fruit

A friend on Facebook recently quipped, “I thought growing old would take longer.”  It’s funny how when we were younger time stretched out to an unbearable length, and yet when we are older it seems to suddenly contract, feeling the … Continue reading

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Want A Breath Mint?

Let’s say that you are going to travel by double-hulled canoe over 2741 miles of open ocean, and that you are not absolutely certain that you will actually hit land!  So, in the canoe you carry people, water, food to … Continue reading

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