Monthly Archives: January 2008

Surrender.

Today is the eleventh anniversary of the moment that ‘Iokepa accepted his place in the fulfillment of an ancient Hawaiian prophecy. Today marks the anniversary of that day that ‘Iokepa gave away, “Everything I’d worked for all my life” to … Continue reading

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Musing in Minnesota: On American Medicine, and More

It was a beautiful, crisp day on the North Shore of Minnesota. Our hosts led us up one hill and down again. We hiked through the white stuff on the ground, and the white flakes in the air. Because these … Continue reading

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In the Heart of the Ojibwe Nation

Our road atlas has two full page maps of Minnesota: one south, and one north. But the top of that northern map stops short of a chunk of Minnesota that wraps still further north (and east) around the largest lake … Continue reading

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What We Need is a Good Laugh.

Say the word, “Spiritual,” and a death-like solemnity settles over a crowd. Watch a gathering of good folks work overtime to know. or feel, or say the “right” thing. I have watched triathlon athletes compete–swimming, biking, running. It looked no … Continue reading

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Politics, As Usual.

The place: Cleveland Heights, Ohio. The setting: A huge table topped with clams casino, prosciutto, “Grandma Antonette’s” incredible pasta sauce, a beautiful feta-topped salad–and champagne. The gathering: One old friend, and many strangers. They were scientists, medical researchers, writers, accomplished … Continue reading

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