Tag Archives: narcissism

More Than Just A Telescope

In the film “The Life and Crimes of Doris Payne” we meet 80-year old Doris who is awaiting trial for stealing jewelry from a store.  We might be tempted to think that, at 80, it must have been hunger which … Continue reading

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I don’t WANT to!

I recently watched a film entitled “Web Junkies”, a film about gaming addiction in China among teenagers.  Addiction among Chinese teens has become such a problem that the Chinese government has established 400 “Chinese Teenager Mental Growth Centers” throughout the … Continue reading

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Displaying Elmo

When I left the monastery almost 14 years ago to serve as a Pastor in a parish, I was astonished to discover the extent to which society had become self-centered. It seems that every advance in electronics and communication has … Continue reading

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The REAL Treasure of the Hawaiian Kingdom

I have always been fascinated by the jewels, crowns and tiaras of various sovereigns of Russia (the completely diamond-encrusted crown of Catherine the Great being the knock-out example!), Bulgaria, Italy and especially Great Britain.  The Metropolitan Museum in New York … Continue reading

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The Welfare of Others

I was born in early 1949 which makes me part of the Baby Boomer generation.  Yes, we were the ones who wallowed in free-love and various drugs all the while revolting against anything and everything which society and our parents … Continue reading

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Appealing to Our Narcissism

Big Business has become our spiritual guru guiding us toward those values that it finds useful to its own purposes!  “Have it your way!” (Burger King); “Don’t hate me because I’m beautiful” (Pantene Shampoo); “Because I’m worth it!” (L’Oreal); “Next … Continue reading

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