Sunrise Sunset

Sunrise Sunset

I was standing on the beach in Hana on the east side of Maui the other day, watching the sunrise. For a year and a half, living on the west-facing slopes of Haleakala volcano, I’ve witnessed only sunsets over the water . . . long, hazy, fat orange-globe glides into...
A Different Kind Of Vain

A Different Kind Of Vain

So I had this epiphany the other day when the whole Trump/Iran thing erupted and it looked like the US was headed into another major Middle Eastern meltdown. And the epiphany was: I have no control over what happens in the world. NADA. People I don’t know and will...
What Will the Future Bring?

What Will the Future Bring?

I’m re-reading Hank Wesselman’s Spiritwalker ­– an accounting of his spirit journeys into the embodiment and life experiences of Nainoa, a future incarnation of Hawaiian descent, 5000 years after the fall of the Great Civilization and the disappearance of an ancient...
Impersonal Relationships

Impersonal Relationships

Are they possible? Are they desirable? Better yet … what the hell are they? What does an “impersonal relationship” entail? I ask myself these questions because at this point in my life I find that, after many years of happy singledom, I have the desire to experience...
The God Moment

The God Moment

The moment is perfect. You are safe and secure, surrounded by the comfort and beauty you have created. All is well … all is MORE than well. You are satisfied—deeply fulfilled in the moment—the time and place and situation you find yourself in … and all of it has come...
What Makes a Good Story?

What Makes a Good Story?

Seriously, I’m asking myself this. And the answer kind of horrifies me: Drama. Tension. Conflict. Suffering. Struggle. Difficulty. Overcoming the odds. This is the stuff of epic poems. There’s a reason fairy tales don’t go beyond “And they lived happily ever after.”...