Wednesday, January 27, 2021

Memories, Musings, Flying & Film

 A   L   O   H   A  !

When young, my father 

was an usher

in a movie palace like this. 

Then a projectionist in the 

WWII US Army Air Corps. 

Old movies were something

we shared. He had an 

encyclopedic knowledge 

of Hollywood film!


especially of the 20th Century,

is a fascination of mine.

Well, I spent so much 

time there!

JFK roared by me while

campaigning for president. 

(I was only a wee thing!)

 I debated with James Michener 

to my mothers humiliation, 
and I once tried to joke 

with Bob Hope on the 

street in Philadelphia. 

He wasn't having it,

 and the gorgeous blonde 

with him looked bored. 

I saw Nureyev leap 

and hang in the air, 

and I remember hearing 

on the radio that the last 

(US) Civil War widow had died. 

Of course, I saw John Glenn 

leave the earth, 

Humans walk on the moon, 

I attended Woodstock, 

spoke with Timothy Leary,
and saw the first trans-oceanic
broadcast on Telstar.

Aviation is another 

fascination of mine.

So I was beyond eager 

to see 

"Across The Pacific"

about Juan Tripp and 

the earliest days of

commercial aviation 



Here We  Go!

Nobody who has not 

been up in the sky 

on a glorious morning 

can possibly imagine 

the way a pilot feels 

in free heaven.

William T. Piper,
founder of Piper Aircraft Corporation

Is it irony to share 

a flightless bird 

for this week's

Wild Bird Wednesday?

What Was THAT?!?!

I was annoyed from the start 

by the attitude of doubt 

by the spectators that 

I would never really 

make the flight. 

This attitude made me 

more determined than 

ever to succeed.

          Harriet Quimby, 

first woman to obtain a pilot’s license in the U.S.

Love You,
                     Pixie & Cloudia

Linking To

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

I Have Good News & Good News

 A   L   O   H   A  !

It's a new day. 

Yesterday's failure is 

redeemed at the sunrise.

         Todd Stocker

Renew your mind 

every morning with 

pure thoughts.

                   Lailah Gifty Akita

The world is new to us 

every morning 

- this is God's gift; 

and everyone should believe 

they are reborn each day.     

Baal Shem Tov

Make the sun jealous 

or stay in bed.

Malak El Halabi


Love You,
              Cloudia & Pixie

Best Place in San Rafael CA for a drink; 
and you can hear members of 
the Grateful Dead & Friends 
making music on any given day. 
"Keep it weird!"

Monday, January 25, 2021

Drooping Balm

 A   L   O   H   A  !

The words of kindness 

are more healing to 

a drooping heart than 

balm or honey.

        Sarah Fielding

All concepts of 

making a point is 

another failure of 


     Deyth Banger

Mail Box Mural

Everybody is living 

for a purpose, you 

might turn out to be 

significant or insignificant 

depending on the kind of 

message you are feeding 

the world with.

 Michael Bassey Johnson

Wherever you go, 

no matter what 

the weather, always 

bring your own 


Anthony J. D'Angelo


Love You,

                 Cloudia & Pixie

Linking To

Sunday, January 24, 2021

Periodic Truths Table

 A   L   O   H   A  !

Real action is in 

the silent moments.

Ralph Waldo Emerson

Most of us 

spend our lives as if 

we had another one 

in the bank.

B. Irwin

To acknowledge 

you were wrong 

yesterday is to 

acknowledge you 

are wiser today.

Charles Spurgeon

Periodic Table of Trash

One person caring 

about another 

represents life's 

greatest value.

Jim Rohn

Learn from yesterday, 

live for today, 

hope for tomorrow.



Love You,
             Cloudia & Pixie

Saturday, January 23, 2021

Honolulu Streams and Streets

 A   L   O   H   A  !

let my heart always be

like it is...this very moment

ready to explode...with love

a violent rainstorm...

with no stream

no ocean vast enough

to flow into.

            Sanober Khan

He had not 

become a sentinel

 by worrying about what 

he should or shouldn't do. 

He would live or die 

as he always had, 

by making decision 

he knew to be right ...

Thea Harrison

Manu O Ku bird has a fish! Link

We are rich or poor 

according to 

what we are, not 

according to 

what we have.

Henry Ward

It is not who is right, 

but what is right, 

that is of importance.

Thomas Huxley


Love You,
              Pixie & Cloudia

Linking To

Friday, January 22, 2021

Permission To Do The Same

 A  L  O  H  A !

In  a forest of a hundred 

thousand trees, 

no two leaves are alike. 

And no two journeys 

along the same path 

are alike.     

Paulo Coelho

Never look directly 

at the sun. Instead, 

look at the sunflower.

Vera Nazarian

Crisis is what 

suppressed pain looks like; 

it always comes 

to the surface. 

It shakes you into 

reflection and healing.

Bryant McGill

Lord help me refrain 

from having an 

emotional reaction to 

things that have nothing 

to do with me.

As we let our own 

light shine, 

we unconsciously 

give other people 

permission to 

do the same.

Nelson Mandela


Love You,
                    Cloudia & Pixie

Linking To

Thursday, January 21, 2021


 A   L   O   H   A  !

To have moments of calm - 

creative or restful - is a 

form of deep sustenance 

for human beings 

of all ages. 

Relationships are often 

built in these pauses,  in

the incidental moments, 

when nothing much 

is going on.

Kim John Payne M.Ed.

When you are processed 

by evil spirits, it is 

crafty manipulations 

that you follow; but 

when you are processed by 

the Holy Spirit of God, 

it is wise discretions 

you pursue!

Israelmore Ayivor

Its often the unexpected 

that brings the joy if 

we can only relax enough 

to make room for it.

    Beth Kempton


Love You,

            Cloudia & Pixie

Linking To


Thankful Thursday

Little Things Thursday