Friday, November 30, 2012

COOLPIX S6300

A   L   O   H   A  !
Click on the Pics
" Our main business
 is not to see 
what lies dimly
 at a distance,
 but to do 
what lies clearly
 at hand.  "

Thomas Carlyle











" One sees qualities
 at a distance 
and defects
 at close range.  "

Victor Hugo











 " Great heroes
 need great sorrows
 and burdens,
 or half their
 greatness 
goes unnoticed. "

Peter S. Beagle 


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This is gonna be

G O O D !


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Rambling

A   L   O   H   A  !
"The best thing 
about the future
 is that it comes
 one day
 at a time. "

Abraham Lincoln 













" I care not much 
for a man's religion 
whose dog and cat 
are not 
the better
 for it. "

Abraham Lincoln















How Christmas Trees 
come to Hawaii














" Whatsoever
 hath fins and scales -
Because these, 
of all the fish tribe, 
are the most
 nourishing; "

Clarke's Commentary on the Bible


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Some call it
wandering,
rambling,
or a waste of 
time-

I call it
absolutely
necessary.

Unstructured time
and yes,
space.

The Soul
needs breathing
Space. 

Thanks for YOUr
Companionship
along the way.

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Thursday, November 29, 2012

tourist kitsch

A L O H A !
Authentic culture
gets turned into
 trinkets,
Persons
into cliche. 




















" not even Solomon 
in all his magnificence 
could array himself 
like one of these."

Weymouth New Testament
  Matthew 6:29




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Banyan Ban-Ban

A   L   O   H   A  !
THE BANYAN TREE SONG by Nguyên Lê on Grooveshark
 Banyans
 of our youth,
rich at morning,
sorry we swung
from your
irresistible
 "branches."









 Rapunzel Spun
Golden
you Mesmer
my eyes













 Aerial roots 
  above the ground
reaching, 
gravity - growing












Humble finger buds
long to reach
into soil.

  Branches
 bud shoots
which soar
to the ground, 
 taking root 
becoming trunks;
a forest
of sister trees
interlaced.
Mysterious.
"Enter"














That beckoning space 
long lingers
 in one's thoughts;
even later 
at the show-






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Wednesday, November 28, 2012

Aviate

A   L   O   H   A  !


“ The phoenix hope,
 can wing her way 
through the desert skies,
 and still defying 
fortune's spite; 
revive
 from ashes -

and rise. ”
 Miguel de Cervantes Saavedra




“If you were born without wings,
 do nothing
 to prevent them from
 growing.”
  Coco Chanel



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Google Type FUN

A   L   O   H   A  !
 Eminently Click-able Photos -
Courtesy Carroll Cox EnviroWatch
 “ There is nothing in a caterpillar
 that tells you
 it's going to be a butterfly. ”

 Richard Buckminster Fuller





“ The butterfly counts
 not months but moments,
 and has time enough.”

 Rabindranath Tagore 




“The fluttering of a butterfly's wings 
can effect climate changes 
on the other side of the planet”

 Paul Erlich quotes









 “ Where
 does a wise man 
hide a leaf? 

In the forest. ”

 G. K. Chesterton













“ With time and patience
 the mulberry leaf
 becomes a silk gown. ”

 Chinese Proverb



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Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Curb Side

A   L   O   H   A  !


Tsop (the Sound Of Philadelphia) by TSOP on Grooveshark












































" I've always belonged to the street, 
and I always will.
 It's in my DNA. "

 Javier Bardem 
 

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Volcano Grandmother Pele

A   L   O   H   A  !
 Pele, volcano goddess
created these islands
with her magical hula
of fire!
Sometimes,
folks see her as 
a young Hawaiian girl,
sometimes
as a seasoned older 
woman in red. . .


 "According to Hawaiian Legend,
 Pele, the fiery goddess 
of the volcanoes in Hawaii, 
would send her white dog
 as a messenger to alert the people 
when an eruption was imminent. 
A white dog was first noticed 
by the observatory staff 
during the latter part of 1959
 about 1/2 km below the observatory."

Earth System Research Laboratory
Global Monitoring Division of NOAA

 You have seen her white dog,
now witness the Fire:
Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

Monday, November 26, 2012

Watching Rocks Float

A L O H A !

" A little noiseless noise
 among the leaves,
 Born of the very sign
 that silence heaves. "
 
John Keats












" The sun that shines across the sea,

 the wind that whispers in the tree,

 the lark that carols in the sky,

 the fleecy clouds a-sailing by.

O, I'm as rich as rich can be
 
for all these things belong to me. "

Dimitri Bortniansky











I believe a leaf of grass 
is no less 
than the journey-work
 of the stars.

 Walt Whitman 



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Balsamaceous:

 Possessing healing or restorative qualities.

A   L   O   H   A  !
" I just spotted some ducks
 practicing their 
teenage girl faces. "

 Anon








A morning walk is so restorative

















Hardworking people,
 like this lady driving a limo,
have no time to dally
















I used to miss a lot of these
small moments too.













Some of us are 
very blase` about 
EVERYTHING-
Y  A  W  N


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Sunday, November 25, 2012

Am I a Pundit Now? LOL

A L O H A ! Carroll Cox 
was nice enough to invite me back
 on his radio show today!  

You can listen 
to my commentary
(above)
 if you care to.



 Have a nice Sunday!

Warmly, cloudia

Railroad Memories

A   L   O   H   A  !

Train Song by Josh Garrels on Grooveshark

Riding a passenger train,
past a siding
where boxcars,
tankers,
coal carriers,
 flats,
and maybe even
a caboose,
waited,
was fascinating
to me as a child.
That is the Logo
of the
[ That's a Link!]










Trains were dirty, and loud,
 and rattling.
But you could ride 
and sleep
with comfort on
 the C&O










Chessie was based on this painting.

I haven't been on a train
for a long time;
a long distance one,
with a compartment
for many years longer.


I remember the moments,
decades ago
early in the morning
[ traveling from Durango
to Philadelphia
via Chicago ]
rounding the  
[ another link! ]
watching it from my
rocking bunk.

I can still see pink
waves of
the Atlantic
lapping near the 
rails
of the line from
New York to
Boston-
again,
early in the 
morning.
[The "Night Owl"
left after midnight.] 


Some things
just stay 
with you-


LOOK! 




Chessie!


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Saturday, November 24, 2012

Barack Panacea

A   L   O   H   A  !
 Favorite Things by What I Want For Christmas… on Grooveshark
" Follow your inner moonlight;
 don't hide the madness.  "

Allen Ginsberg
 









ooo! click on THIS one!
" A truly great book
 should be read in youth, 
again in maturity
 and once more
 in old age,







- as a fine building 
should be seen
 by morning light, 
at noon
 and by moonlight.  "

Robertson Davies



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Whenever I'm upset,
I've found a panacea
that can instantly
make me feel good;

I remind myself
that Barack Obama
is my President.

For four more years.

The Supreme Court,
the Middle Class,
Students,
Seniors,
and Business
can ALL prosper
with intelligence,
not be hobbled
in the name of
ideology.

It feels like an angry,
dangerous bully
has dissolved in a puddle
like the wicked witch. 

Progress DOES Happen!

All we've worked for
our whole lives,
all the unpopular causes
we supported
are in the ascendancy.  

Thinking on these things
always improves my mood.

When I was a teen,
angry at the war,
and so much more,
I was told:
"No one will listen 
to angry people
with NO positive
contribution to make.
Grow Up!
America:
Love it or Leave it!"

To our opponents
who want to secede
or recede
into wound-licking
and conspiracy theories  
I say:

Contribute.
Join in.
Help your community
and our nation.

No one likes
snide, angry  
know-it-alls.  

Share your hearts,
not insults.

We know what it's like
to feel powerless
and unheard. 

Work like we did
for the things you
believe in.

It IS
YOUR country-
BUT it is
OURS
too!

Love it
or leave it!

 What do YOU say?


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Dear Friends!
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