Tag Archives: materialism

Where Happiness Resides

The pursuit of happiness is equally fascinating and frustrating!  I can remember a number of different fads from when I was growing up: Duncan yoyo’s, hula hoops, sharkskin pants, boatneck sweaters… all things that everyone just had to have when … Continue reading

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Wants, Needs and Swap Meet!

On one of my trips to Oʻahu we went out to the Aloha Stadium for the weekly Swap Meet.  I walked past vendor after endless vendor looking at stuff.  Eventually my feelings crystallized into the thought “There’s nothing here that … Continue reading

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Is Anyone On Kalākaua Listening?

I have to say that every time I return to Waikīkī I am even more amazed and appalled by the stores on Kalākaua Avenue, those temples built for us to come and worship our desires!  I never expected to go … Continue reading

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Sacred Remains

In our materialistic culture on the Mainland we seem to have forgotten how to be grateful!  We are surrounded by blessings but we moan that it is not enough.  While our cup overflows we complain that we need a bigger … Continue reading

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Island Living

Twice in 1977 I visited Roswell Miller on his “Migdale Estate” in Millbrook, New York.  Roswell was previously married to philanthropist Andrew Carnegie’s daughter, Margaret, and Migdale, from what I was told is a 1,000 acre miniaturization of her 75,000 … Continue reading

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