Sunday, November 17, 2019

Spirit's Janitor

A  L  O  H  A !
Everything on the earth has a purpose, 
every disease an herb to cure it,
and every person a mission.  
This is the Indian theory of existence.
Christal Quintasket - Salish













Things that touch us
 when we are very young 
have a special resonance
 life-long; Even more so
in mature years.




















"I am the Spirit's janitor....
 all I do is wipe the windows a bit, 
so you can see out for yourself."
  Godfrey Chips - Lakota





Saturday, November 16, 2019

Truth Emerges

A  L  O  H  A !
People generally see 
what they look for, and 
hear what they listen for.
  Harper Lee










Every artist dips his brush
 in his own soul, and paints his 
own nature into his pictures.
   Henry Ward Beecher







They're only truly great 
who are truly good.
   George Chapman 












Right is right, even if 
everyone is against it, 
and wrong is wrong, even if 
everyone is for it. 
    William Penn



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Friday, November 15, 2019

You ARE Enough

A  L  O  H  A !
The more unexpected something is,
the more there is to learn from it.
Michael J. Fox













1 - E
Age is a seasoned trickster. 
Within ourselves, the 
same yearnings of youth; the 
same aspirations of adolescence, 
will last a lifetime. Only to
the young - blinded by 
our grey hair and slowing gait - 
do we appear old and
increasingly beyond the pale.
                            Alex Morritt











Morning Moon

It is one of the most beautiful compensations 
of this life that you cannot sincerely try to 
help another without helping yourself.
Ralph Waldo Emerson 



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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Enjoying Dividends

A  L  O  H  A !
Waikiki Flowers

Before you can follow 
your own drummer, 
you have to hear 
the drummer.
   Srikumar Rao







The most innovative designers 
consciously reject the 
standard option,
 and cultivate an appetite 
for thinking wrong.
  Marty Neumeier








Reflections Beyond The Fence, Calif.

Hell, there are no rules here; 
We're trying to accomplish something.
  Thomas Edison











Our mind is
running all the time.

If we do not input
thoughts of beauty,
of what is going right,
joy in the health we have,
gratitude over all like gravy,
the small thieves
will sneak in:
doubts, free floating anxiety,
criticism, disquiet.

Pay attention
to your attention.
This will pay YOU
dividends!




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Wednesday, November 13, 2019

Dare

A  L  O  H  A !

Aviation is proof that given the will, 
we have the capacity to 
achieve the impossible.
 Eddie Rickenbacker
1890-1973










Morning Moon
The sky is the daily 
bread of the eyes.
Ralph Waldo Emerson














Mergansers in N. Calif

Dare to Believe 
in Your Happiness!



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Tuesday, November 12, 2019

To Insure Good Health

A  L  O  H  A !
Eat The Spiral!
Growth is a spiral process, 
doubling back on itself, 
reassessing and regrouping.
Julia Margaret Cameron












Be on the alert to 
recognize your prime 
at whatever time of your 
life it may occur.
Muriel Spark 













To insure good health: 
eat lightly, breathe deeply, 
live moderately, cultivate cheerfulness, 
and maintain an interest in life. 
William Londen

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Monday, November 11, 2019

Veterans Salute

A  L  O  H  A !

“Here is your country. Cherish 
these natural wonders, cherish the 
natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children's children. 
Do not let selfish men or greedy interests 
skin your country of its beauty, 
its riches or its romance.”
Theodore Roosevelt







Japanese-American veterans
of World War II, including 60 honorees from our Hawaii received the Congressional Gold Medal in 2011, awarded collectively
to the 100th Infantry Battalion,the 442nd Regimental Combat Team and the Military Intelligence Service.






They  served this country with much-noted heroism despite the fact that some had parents and siblings confined to internment camps at a time when Japanese Americans faced distrust unmatched by anything directed towards German Americans.

Jack Nakamura, 88, who was wounded twice
told a Honolulu reporter: 

"That's one reason why I joined, volunteered, too.They were calling me 'Jap' and stuff like that. My mother said, 'No, don't join up.'
But I joined up anyway."

And:

"After all that we went through and all that,
and to be recognized for what we did 
and all that, I'm grateful to the government
for awarding us this medal."

said Takashi Shirakata,
a 442nd Regimental Combat Team veteran.



Many of our aging heroes aren't able to attend the Washington events, so a celebration parade was held
for them here in Waikiki 
in December 2011:

















Thank You
to the men and women
who care enough
to stand on the wall.


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