On The Rocks If you have an alcoholic drink such as Scotch On The Rocks,…

Let Us Spray “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” As I rounded the…

The Pink Lady Goes Home The cortege left St. Francis Church grounds to the strains…

On The Rocks If you have an alcoholic drink such as Scotch On The Rocks, you have a shot with ice in it. If a marriage or a business is on the rocks, it means that a relationship is in big trouble and may soon terminate. If one’s financial situation is on the rocks, one…

Let Us Spray “Water, water everywhere, nor any drop to drink.” As I rounded the corner opposite the Care Home and turned onto the grass margin intending to park my paddy wagon, I had no inkling that I was about to make a present-day reality of these words spoken by a sailor in Samuel Taylor…

The Pink Lady Goes Home The cortege left St. Francis Church grounds to the strains of an Elvis Presley song and headed up the hill past the movie house toward Staff Row. The procession was led by Kahohulani in her truck, bearing the casket containing the body of our friend and long-time resident, Elizabeth. We…

Love At First Blush They first met at the movies while attending Durham University in jolly old England. It was love at first blush. Julia or Julie, as we call her, hails from Stuart, Florida. She grew up with lots of alligators in her neighborhood but she had the good sense not to play with…

“On The Button” The operation was in full swing when Meli (we call her Bishop Meli) Watanuki burst through the church entrance and told us that an armed missile was on its way to Hawaii. Not surprisingly no one in the church panicked but rather continued taking down the Christmas decorations. Meantime, I hurried across…

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‘Tightening Your Belt Or Losing Your Pants’ It happened to me one morning while I was offering Mass for our Sacred Hearts Sisters. As I was giving communion, I felt my new pants slipping down past my waist. I admit I began to feel a slight panic. By the time I had reached the last…

Taking A Knee In Kalaupapa I’m not exactly known as a movie buff and I have not gone to see a movie in over fifteen years, except here in Kalaupapa, but my favorite movie of all time is the classic, “The Court Jester” starring Danny Kaye as the circus entertainer who masquerades as Giacamo, the…

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