Category Archives: Art & Identity

Film Review! George Harrison: Living in the Material World

Last night, I may have attended a World Premier. With barely a week to promote it, the Maui Film Festival presented a one-night-only screening of the new Martin Scorsese documentary, George Harrison: Living in the Material World, as a benefit … Continue reading

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The Giant Head.

Surely you remember this scene in the Wizard of Oz: Dorothy and her pals reach Emerald City and finally get an audience with the Wizard. Turns out, “The Great and Powerful Oz” is a giant, disembodied head –and he’s not … Continue reading

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How Stories Shape Us

When I was a kid, I read Archie Comics and MAD magazine, Nancy Drew books and almost the entire Judy Blume collection. It wasn’t high literature; I just appreciated a good story, which is why I also saw every episode … Continue reading

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A Simple Way to Determine Your Life’s Purpose

There is a simple way to determine your life’s purpose. I used this way to gain clarity when I was in college, and it helped me to identify my personal vocation. In fact, I still use it whenever I feel … Continue reading

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A Monk and His Unicorn

My husband and I were at our favorite thrift store on Monday, the day before my little Shedventure was to begin, when I spotted a familiar fellow customer, a Buddhist monk attired in his full monastic regalia. I’m pretty sure … Continue reading

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We Are Here.

In Hawaii, there are places you can hike to find the stone markings of pre-European contact kanaka maoli (native peoples) called “petroglyphs.” The engravings are typically pictures of men and women of various classes along with children, animals, canoes and/or … Continue reading

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My Father’s Make-up Kit

A few days ago, I received in the mail a small, flat-rate box from my dad, who lives in New York City. Inside was a letter, which was handwritten in pencil on yellow legal pad paper, along with two clippings from … Continue reading

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