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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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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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Respect

I once heard of a woman who named her newborn daughter “Placenta.”  When asked by an interviewer why she did this she replied, “I just liked the sound of the name.”  Sad to say, this now does not seem to … Continue reading

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Tutu Alice and the Royal Court

Every Thanksgiving, Christmas and Easter when I and my siblings were young Dad would drive 3 hours to Brooklyn to fetch Aunt Alice (Mom’s Aunt, our Great-Aunt), and then 3 more hours to bring her back to us.  No one … Continue reading

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ʻOhana

At birth I was given the name of “Robert”. Within my birth family I am known as “Bobby”. My father always (and he is the only one to have ever done so) called me “Butch”. My nieces and nephews know … Continue reading

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Expectations Within A Relationship

Back in 1994 when I entered my first national art competition I was accepted to exhibit at The National Arts Club in New York City.  I had submitted one of the early iterations of my Airscapes series and when I … Continue reading

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Belonging to Others

A characteristic of authentic spiritual growth is surrender which is the movement away from a narcissistic orientation and the gradual giving up insisting that reality conform to our desires.  A mark of spiritual immaturity is manifested by misunderstanding what freedom … Continue reading

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