Tag Archives: Family

Turn into the trouble

A few years ago I had the audacity to think that I would be a good commercial truck driver. A friend of mine, on good faith, hired me and gave the opportunity to follow through on my ambition. Unfortunately, after … Continue reading

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Kindness begins with me

I grew up in a time and place where very few people had anything in common with my family. It was rare to see another Polynesian/Pacific Islander that was not a member of my own family for weeks on end. … Continue reading

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The lights are on and somebody IS home

I can’t recall the first time it happened but I do remember that it was so funny to me and my older brother when my sister came home late one night after spending some time with friends. It must not … Continue reading

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Driving Life

My wife says that I’m a terrible driver. I hear all the ways and reasons why I am a bad driver the moment we pull out of the driveway. I drive too fast. I drive too slow. I drive to … Continue reading

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Gratitude: Third world edition

I spent my teenage years in a third world country. Running water was a luxury. Hot water was an extravagance. Shoes were optional for some but far too expensive for many. Flip-flops were considered shoes. New flip-flops were considered pricey … Continue reading

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For Mama’s Boys everywhere

My mom has been gone now for 21 years. She’s in the heavens somewhere. A personal guardian angel for me, my siblings and now our children. I miss her dearly, and songs like these remind me how special the bond … Continue reading

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Your life and a leaking roof

I drew comparisons to life from a leaky roof yesterday when I asked one of the young men at church what he’s up to, now that he’s graduated from high school and living what would appear to be an ‘adult … Continue reading

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