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February 21st, 2010

Millennials, the "Generation Next"

For you scholars and fans of scholars.... The term "Millennials", like "Generation Next", is in reference to people born in 1981 and beyond. The Millennials are of age now to discover their trends of behavior, attitudes and beliefs, especially about religion. They are discussed in a Feb. 20, 2010 NYT Op-Ed by Charles M. Blow, entitled "Spirit Quest". The original study and report comes from the Pew Forum. Links are posted below.Read more

February 14th, 2010

Your Email Contact Information

Announcement! - For those of you who are contacting me to inquire about soul retrieval work, be sure to include your email address in the information entry port. Otherwise, I cannot respond to your inquiries. Several of you have sent me emails requesting I reply, and if you are not hearing back from me, it is because there is no email address for you. Thanks - and hope to hear from you again.

November 18th, 2009

The Courage to Create a Blog Entry

If only..... blogs wrote themselves. Sigh.

Storywriting is very different than storytelling, my preferred version. Yet I have been told that I write really good personal, pen-scripted letters (yes - another preference). So facing the laptop, with the self-appointed assignment to create a blog entry, I remembered something.... Read more

June 14th, 2009

The Power of Soul Retrieval


It is the summer rainy season here on Hawai'i Island, and recently, a friend and I were word-playing, revisiting the well-traveled adage "You can never say Never..."

This brought us to wonder if it was ever appropriate to write the word 'Never' in a sentence. We decided to do so in a way that would create its opposite meaning, reversing its negative connotation to a positive.

My example was: "You can never underestimate the soul's ability to heal." So true. Read more

October 29th, 2008

The Story of the Pumpkin Budda


Pumpkin Budda in the GardenPumpkin Budda in the Garden

A few months ago, my friend Sally from Montana was visiting us in Hawaii, and she noticed a smallish statue in our garden, sitting amongst the bougainvillea, that is unique and quite the eye-catcher. "What's THAT?" she inquired, with a growing grin.Read more