Monthly Archives: October 2013

A Love Letter to Teenagers

“The secret message communicated to most young people today is that they are not needed, that society will run itself quite nicely until they – at some distant point in the future – will take over the reigns. Yet the … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt or Clutterf**k?

“Oh! Is that one of those bowls that’s a gong?!” –David, excitedly, at a pawn shop. Many years ago in Barcelona I went out for a drink with a couple other travelers I met – a Kiwi and a South African. … Continue reading

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Can Babies and Adventure Co-exist? And Soul-Realignment.

Hawaii has its own particular spirit – mana that is decisive in its acceptance or rejection of anything or anyone trying to take root here. It is written in Michener’s Hawaii: “Nothing, nothing that ever existed on this island reached … Continue reading

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My Magic Word is Balance

Thomas Merton said, “Happiness is not a matter of intensity but of balance, order, rhythm, and harmony.” I suppose that those who master some skill or art – especially those who become the best at it – must devote the … Continue reading

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