Saturday, October 30, 2010

Weekend Wanders

Aloha Friend!

Hey! Click on the photos, eh?

Looks like Saturday skies are clearing
 in time for some adventures around Honolulu Town!

“A Picture of many colors
 proclaims images of many Thoughts.”
 Donna A. Favors

So much to see.
Every day I spot new sights,
even on this small island.

"The only thing I knew how to do 
 Was to keep on keepin' on
 like a bird that flew ..."


Anywhere the wind takes me on two wheels. . .

"All my life through,

 the new sights of Nature

 made me rejoice like a child. " 

 Madame Marie Curie

The soul always
has an appetite 
for love.

There's always room for more.

Love's aroma
arouses pleasantness
every time-
even if the soul just
had some.

This is a reliable principle 
in human relations.

Use it
with others


        warmly, cloudia

Friday, October 29, 2010

Political Ant Hill

"If you are seeking creative ideas,
 go out walking ...
 Angels whisper to a man (sic)
when he goes for a walk ..."


 "To live is so startling
 it leaves little time for anything else." 

Emily Dickinson

"The longest journey
 is the journey inward ... "


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Researcher David Matsumoto at San Francisco State

University is studying facial expressions

and emotions.  His work is funded by the

Defense Department:


is an emotion of moral superiority,

and disgust is an emotion of


and people want to

eliminate a contaminated object.

When leaders of 

ideologically motivated groups

talk with a combination of
anger, contempt, and disgust,

they're showing their motivation

to eliminate others

by exhibiting their moral superiority.

This can lead directly to


Think of this as you listen to politicians.

Whatever "values" they claim,

you may know them by their words

and actions.

"I'm heartbroken

by the mean tone enveloping


Elton John

This has been a test,

If you discount the 

is it because it was conducted in

San Francisco?

By an Asian person?

Did you laugh at Elton John's comment

because he is a gay man? 

CNN Today-
  A school board district member in Arkansas who came under fire for an anti-gay post on a social networking site regrets the comments and will resign his seat, he told CNN's Anderson Cooper on Thursday.
"I'm sorry I've hurt people with my comments," Clint McCance, vice-president of the Midland School District in Pleasant Plains, Arkansas said. "I'm sorry I made those ignorant comments and hurt people on a broad spectrum."
McCance wrote on his personal Facebook page that he wanted gay people to commit suicide, according to The Advocate, a newspaper focusing on gay news.
McCance used the terms "queer" and "fag" repeatedly, promised to disown his own children if they are gay and stated that he enjoys "the fact that [gay people] give each other AIDS and die."
"I would never support suicide for any kids," he said. "I don't support bullying of any kids."
"I'd like to extend apologies to those families that have lost children, for all those children who feel that suicide is the only way out, especially for the five families who have already lost children," he said, referring to a rash of recent suicides by gay teens. "I brought more hurt on them... they didn't deserve that and I do feel genuinely bad for them."
I'm reaping what I've sown," he told CNN. "I've had a lot of hate speech thrown at me and my family on every level."

What are We Reaping, America?

The good news is
that is in YOUR power,
right now,
to repent ("turn back").

This does not mean
or agreeing,
with everything.

It means thinking before you speak.
Owning your motivation.
Accepting responsibility.

You don't know what is in the heart
of another person-

But you can be sure of one thing:

They DO have a heart
just like YOU.

Act like it;
Let's call it
"The Golden Rule"

           Thanks for your visit today, cloudia

Thursday, October 28, 2010

Hawaii 5-O Actor James MacArthur Dead

He originated the role of Danno
on the classic Hawaii 5-O

His Mom was the famous actress Helen Hayes

"Actors cannot choose the manner in which they are born.
 Consequently, it is the one gesture in their lives
 completely devoid of self-consciousness."

Helen Hayes 

"I got into the acting business very young."

James MacArthur 

"Beating the drums for Hawaii is not hard to do...
 the place just grows on you."

James MacArthur


"Age is not important unless you're a cheese."

Helen Hayes 

Scott Caan, today's Danno

"Childhood is a short season."

 "There are five stages in the life of an actor:
 Who's Mary Astor?
 Get me Mary Astor.
 Get me a Mary Astor Type.
 Get me a young Mary Astor.
 Who's Mary Astor?"

 "When I see the road I've taken,
 I have to say that thanks to good luck,
 because without good luck one can do nothing,
 I've come out pretty well."

James MacArthur 

Aloha, James

I Am Become. . .

and Welcome to Waikiki!

“I think theres a little child in all of us
 and we all to often forget
 to let the child out to play.”
 Donna A. Favors 

Watching a Shadow-Show on da Wall

"To them, I said,
 the truth would be literally nothing
 but the shadows of the images
upon that wall."


Between classes: Manoa Elementary School

"Human felicity is produced
 not as much by great pieces of good fortune
 that seldom happen
 as by little advantages
 that occur every day."

Benjamin Franklin 



A thousand little hammers
(mallets really)
tap tap tapping
rarely pausing, tap,
tap, tap tap. . .

I would build of myself
something solid
something three-dimensional
but each tiny (some bigger)
tap tap
only works me out thinner.

I am losing stolidity
finer and finer
reaching an ever-thinner edge
with tiny cracks forming
like feelers
transmitting both ways.

No longer a wall,
an island,
or exposed nerve,
 I now am resonant 
trembling with immediacy
received from every side.

I have produced no
no bracelet, no

But am become
as a
 cymbal sounding,
 echoing certain vibrations

Yet I am earth-brass,
gold flesh hung on an axis,
sometimes spinning
smashing wildly-

When I am
      "worked."  cloudia

inspired by the brass workers of India

Thank YOU for visiting today!