September 2010 Archives


submitted by DS…. So a C, an E-flat and a G walk into a bar. The bartender says, “sorry, but we don’t serve minors.” So E-flat leaves, and C and G have an open fifth between them. After a few drinks, the fifth is diminished and G is out flat. F comes in and tries to augment the situation, but is not sharp enough. A D comes in and heads for the bathroom saying, “Excuse Continue reading

It’s A God Thing

Last summer, I realized that Susan had been on my mind for days.  Normally we spoke by phone every month or so, but we hadn’t for several months.  I emailed just to let her know that I was thinking about her, and that she and her family were in our prayers. She replied, telling me about the crisis that had erupted in her life, and she praised God for “letting me know” by putting her Continue reading


I have mentioned before about the stark line dividing “wet” Hawaii from “dry.”  Green, verdant hills covered with lush grasses on the east give way parched, arid land on the west. Parker Ranch is one of the largest cattle ranches in the country, and it spans thousands of acres….on both sides of the “line.” On our return trip from  the Kohala coast beach yesterday, we traveled through Parker Ranch land and saw that huddled together Continue reading



Those who remember the old Saturday Night Live will remember the “Emily” line. It was one I said today. Today we went to the beach, and while DH used the facilities, I waited by a picnic table. On the ground there, I found a beautiful blown glass wine bottle stopper.  “What a shame,” I thought, “it’s filled with all this black sand.”  I spent a few seconds trying to dig out the sand, then put Continue reading