Spreading Light

At times our own light goes out and is rekindled by a spark from another person. Each of us has cause to think with deep gratitude of those who have lighted the flame within us. Albert Schweitzer Rev. Tom Oshiro is a visionary.  He retired this year, at 86, after serving 23 years at the... Continue Reading →

Heart Beats

“Do I have to have the cardioversion today? I mean, my INR was even lower than yesterday,” Jean asks the doctor, clearly very worried.  This was our second trip to emergency in just as many days.  Her racing heart rate and atrial fibrillation was a concern for everyone. “I spoke to Dr. Mason and he’s prepared to... Continue Reading →

I Need a Hug … Please?

I was standing on the balcony of my boyfriend’s apartment, my mind totally shrouded with dark thoughts, oblivious to the twinkling city lights before me.  I was distressed. That afternoon, the executives had announced a huge scope and location change for the project I was contracted to complete. How could they? That’s not what I... Continue Reading →

I Have Your Back, Grandma

“I have your back, Grandma” “Yes, you have tact.  Always have - ever since you were a little boy.” “Grandma, listen, I’ll take care of you.” “You? What can you do?  Oh, goodness, no Jason.  I’m fine and can manage quite nicely.  Did I tell you I went strawberry picking last weekend?” “Yes you did,... Continue Reading →

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