Friday, February 13, 2009

Darwin and Lincoln

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Ted Trimmer "Cloud from Cockpit"

Happy belated 200th birthday to Charles Darwin and US President Abraham Lincoln! 12 February, 09

Who says that one person cannot leave their mark on history?

"Excess on occasion is exhilarating. It prevents moderation from acquiring the deadening effect of a habit."

W. Somerset Maugham

"Popularity? It's glory's small change."

Victor Hugo

" Only those who are capable of silliness can be called truly intelligent."

Christopher Isherwood

Word gift for visiting writers:
A "Panache" is the spray of feathers issuing from the crest of the helmet worn by a noble or noteworthy warrior or ruler.
"It is I!"

Recently a lonely peregrine falcon landed here in Hawaii. The wanderer's injured beak required some attention, so she was brought to the Honolulu Zoo to rest and recuperate.

The rare, but not unprecedented event causes one to muse on the oceans of sky that separate this most distant fleet of islands from North America where peregrines roost. How high, how far! Those sharp brave eyes!

Soon, her Waikiki vacation done, she will be sent packing to a raptor rehabilitation facility on the continent. Aloha visitor from another realm!

Aloha to the small rare twister that alighted on O`ahu yesterday and slapped a golf course worker around. Aloha and goodbye!

Aloha to the USN Port Royal which floats free of the muck and will soon have her own spa makeover in the Pearl Harbor dry docks.

And what's that cacophonic sound? Is it coming from the zoo? No! The legislature is in session. My neck aches with the testimony I cobbled today for my citizens ad hoc (read: ignored) committee regarding ill advised grandiosity by a lame duck governor administration. . .

Hence this disjointed post, but we are friends by now - you & I. Whats a little disjoint among pals, eh?

The Okinawan Cherry Blossoms are blooming in Wahiawa at the Terao nursery. Local maniacs are preparing their funny costumes for Monday's Great Aloha Run from the Aloha Tower to the Aloha Stadium. . . not me. I'm hunched over a key board.

Then I see your comments, and read your blog posts, and life is beautiful. So Aloha Toronto, Hong Kong, Lancashire, Mumbai, France, Ohio, New York City, Jerusalem, Kansas, Lake Erie, and Crete.

You know who you are. Have a wonderful day!
A L O H A! Cloudia