Ashes to ashes

You may have heard the tall story about the elderly woman in New York who decided to prepare her will. She told her pastor...

Celebrating Kalaupapa Month

You may have noticed that I’ve been AWOL from these pages for the past several weeks. The reason is that my computer died a...

The soul of compassion

At a recent convocation the speaker told a story about two Irish priests who were out for a stroll one day in the Irish...

The Good, the Bad and the Beautiful

It came to me last week during our annual Sacred Hearts Retreat at St. Anthony Retreat Center in Kalihi Valley. My next article would...

Passing the baton in Kalaupapa

I have lost a step or two since my high school running days — 60 years, but I still enjoy watching track and field on...

There is something foul in the air

It had been a pleasant day so far here in Kalaupapa. The sun was shining and the breezes blowing. I had just walked into...

Not on bread alone

Just this morning I received an email from a friend on one of our family islands, asking me whether I would be writing an...

Chattanooga Choo Choo

“When you hear the whistle blowing eight to the bar, Then you know that Tennessee is not very far. Shovel all the coal in, gotta keep...

Pitching our tents

You may have heard the one about the detective who, on being interviewed by a friend, was asked why he stayed in a tent....

Community

Community is so important in the lives of all people but especially in the lives of Christians. We were made in the image of...

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