Tag Archives: responsibility

Growing Fruit

A friend on Facebook recently quipped, “I thought growing old would take longer.”  It’s funny how when we were younger time stretched out to an unbearable length, and yet when we are older it seems to suddenly contract, feeling the … 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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Are Their Needs Being Met?

On each of my trips to Hawaii I have noticed the homeless.  On some areas of beach there are enough tents to qualify as a colony complete with keiki running around playing!  Countless times I have wondered about the life … Continue reading

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Our Desire to be Cruel

I read about someone who shot and killed his girlfriend and when asked by the police why he did it responded, “I don’t know why.”  Sometimes our inner life can be like muddy water into which we cannot see and … Continue reading

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I Could Have Really Been Somebody!

On three of my trips to Hawaiʻi I have gone on the Makani Kai helicopter tour that goes over and around the whole island of Oʻahu.  To see the island from above is to see what is not visible from … Continue reading

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Pot, Dying and Life!

As Guestmaster I would receive guests on retreat, give them a two-hour tour of the monastery, show them to their room and tell them what time to be back up at the main building for meals.  One Friday afternoon I … Continue reading

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Pierogies and Kuleana

My Poured Paintings as well as my current series of artwork, the Kona Airscapes, employ a wet-in-wet technique which allows for a lot of fluidity and the happenstance of chance.  It is a technique which demands intense focusing on the … Continue reading

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