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The Voice

At one point the brothers in the monastery built me a 30 foot by 30 foot art studio up on the second floor. I must admit that there were days when going up there to do artwork was about the … Continue reading

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What Drives Us To Defy Reality

The other day I was looking at a photo of Helen Keller and the thought suddenly came to me that not once in her life did she get to see what she looked like!  She had no idea what hairstyle … Continue reading

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Honomu Calling Me To Come Home

The wind itself is unseen and uncontainable.  It is only the effects of the presence of the wind that can be seen in the movement of the trees.  In this same way a person’s zest for living can only be … Continue reading

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Invisible to Ourselves

Among my various jobs in the monastery was that of being one of the four brothers who did the cooking.  This meant that I could be cooking supper for anywhere from 6 to 40 people!  Since we were not permitted … Continue reading

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Growing My Hawaiian Heart

On a helicopter tour over the island of Oʻahu I was able to see an area where many  Aliʻi have been born known as the Birthing Stones.  Much of life seems to be about birthing… being born not just once … Continue reading

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A Haole Comes Home

On my first trip to Hawaiʻi in June of 2004 I kept hearing about the Ala Moana Shopping Center and how I just had to go there!  At the time I was staying with my brother Dan in his apartment … Continue reading

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