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Mele Kalikimaka (Merry Christmas), girls!
Pho in Chinatown & Cops!
"In youth we feel richer for every new illusion; in maturer years, for every one we lose." - Anne Sophie Swetchine
"Describe things as better than they are and you'll be called a romantic; describe them as worse than they are and they'll call you a realist; describe them exactly as they are and you'll be thought of as a satirist." - Quentin Crisp
"It is impossible to defeat an ignorant man in an argument."
- William Gibbs McAdoo
A mile-wide "tongue" of lava is crawling towards Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. It takes a six mile hike over dangerous new terrain to see (feel & smell) it up close, but you can look in on Pele's activities courtesy of Big Island vulcanologists at: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cam/ , or: http://hvo.wr.usgs.gov/cam3/ .
Move over humpbacks: Two Sei Whales were spotted last week off Maui in approximately 50 feet of water. Longer and narrower than our customary humpbacks, and wearing shorter flippers, they boast a magnificently tall, sickle-shaped dorsal fin. Habitue`s of deep, temperate seas, these guys are "extremely rare" in Hawaiian waters. If they can make it here, so can YOU!
The older I get, the more I identify with my heart, rather than my appearance. Good thing too: my appearance isn't what it once was - but my heart is growing everyday! Thanks for "walking along" with me through the run-up to an island Christmas. . . . A L O H A! Cloudia