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ʻAina, the Temple

A Maori warrior, instructing a young boy on how to fight an enemy, said: “First, make them angry; this causes them to lose focus.”  We nod our heads in agreement with the wisdom of this advice, knowing it to be … 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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The Holiness Of The Ordinary

A friend and I were driving into Savannah when a crazed, disheveled man suddenly appeared in the road charging toward all cars coming his way, waving his arms and giving the finger to all of us in a demonic rage!  … 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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What Is Right Here Now

While enjoying a hamburger at the local mall I couldn’t help being aware of the heated discussion at the next table.  Suddenly the young woman jumped up, slammed both hands onto the table and yelled at the guy, “You can … 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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