Monthly Archives: February 2014

In praise of Pastors Calisto & Violet Mateo of Our God Reigns Ministry at 1289 Kilauea Ave. Hilo Suite H, phone (808) 961-6540

* * * * Justification (God’s Grace) as if one never had sinned (“Reformers”) in relation to Mediation (God’s Grace bestowed in you) with the Holy Spirit as one’s mystical guide (the “Holy”) exemplifies Our God Reigns Ministry via … Continue reading

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Condescension is not in fact the active ingredient of intimacy. Especially when your mate is wrong and out of bounds, the hope is this generates more mercy than glee. — Steven Kalas

* * * * I can’t get sloppy or casual with this guy. His brain is smart, thorough and relentless. He’s a bit intense, but so am I, so maybe we’re a good fit. He wants nothing more … Continue reading

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I’m here to love and be loved

* * * * * * * * * * Hawaii’s greatest modern wayfinder Rev. Hung Wai Ching (1905-2002) alter ego Rev. Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971)  — Niebuhr’s immensely popular Serenity Prayer:  “Taking, as Jesus did, this sinful … Continue reading

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In Praise of Megumi Kon born 1930 and Bill Kikuchi born 1942

* My 2017 interviews with larger than life heroes Megumi Kon and Bill Kikuchi, as supplements to my earlier tribute to freedom fighters Nadia and Maria from Russia  — * Megumi Kon look-alike (Megumi as a young man) * I … Continue reading

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People who habitually choose unrealistic goals allow wishful thinking to override their grip on common sense. Appraise how realistic your goals are and set your expectations appropriately. — Mark Goulston

* * * * Overcoming needless self-defeating behavior/suffering  caused by  unrealistic expectations * I encourage my patients to appraise how realistic their goals are and to set their expectations appropriately. If your goal is unrealistic, don’t go after … Continue reading

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Paul Krugman: There’s no mystery about why: America was coping with the legacy of a giant housing bubble. Even now, housing has only partly recovered, while consumers are still held back by the huge debts they ran up during the bubble years. And the stimulus was both too small and too short-lived to overcome that dire legacy.

* * * * Five years have passed since President Obama signed the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act — the “stimulus” — into law. With the passage of time, it has become clear that the act did a vast … Continue reading

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Learned Hand was beset by anxieties and self-doubt throughout his life, including night terrors as a child. He later admitted he was “very undecided, always have been—a very insecure person, very fearful; morbidly fearful.”

* Learned Hand * * * Billings Learned Hand  January 27, 1872 – August 18, 1961 was a United States judge and judicial philosopher. He served on the United States District Court for the Southern District of New York … Continue reading

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