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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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Being Rich

The television commercial brays, “GET UP TO $10,000 LOAN WITH 30-DAYS INTEREST FREE!!!”  I am amazed that people who have no money to pay bills actually avail themselves of these loans!  In 30 days they are unable to repay the … 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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There But For The Grace of God Go I

On my first visit to Hawaiʻi I remember being astonished by the sight of homeless people in Kapiʻolani Park.  The presence around them of shopping carts filled with sundry items, suitcases by “their” tree and makeshift tents made it clear that they … Continue reading

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Being Invaded

In 2004 on my first flight to Hawaiʻi as we approached the islands US Department of Agriculture Declaration Cards were given out for all passengers to fill in.  When I saw the list of plants and animals forbidden to be brought … Continue reading

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Growing Up

I have been thinking once again about the homeless in Hawaiʻi I’ve seen on my trips as well as on various episodes of Dog the Bounty Hunter.  Why are there homeless in Hawaiʻi who do not want to embrace being an … Continue reading

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Going Too Far

During the two weeks that I spent on  Kauaʻi in 2007 I drove to Poipu late one afternoon in order to watch the sun set over the water.  All sorts of other people had the same idea and although all … Continue reading

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