Wednesday, October 31, 2012


A   L   O   H   A  !
Season Of The Witch by Donovan on Grooveshark

 " Forgive -
and call back
 the energy wasted 
on past events."

Caroline Myss

" There are old heads
 in the world
 who cannot help me 
by their example
 or advice - "

Henry David Thoreau

" When black cats prowl
 and pumpkins gleam,
May luck be yours
 on Halloween. "

Author Unknown

According to Democritus
our eye can see
only because
 objects broadcast
of themselves
 that are but
an atom thick.

How thick
are the pixels
by which we 
bloggers show
our imaginations,
and images
to one another?


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Tuesday, October 30, 2012

Morning After

A   L   O   H   A  !
The Morning After by Maureen McGovern on Grooveshark
I love 
"The Day After."

For many
in the path of the storm,
the day after
is Day One
of a long haul;

Perhaps the first day
of a new way of life
without home, 
or loved ones.

They won't be

 But for most of us,
the lucky ones,
we return
to the blessings
usually too 'normal'
to be noticed.

The dew,
 'Tis of the tears
 which stars weep, 
 with joy. ”
Philip James Bailey

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Monday, October 29, 2012

Tsunami Saturday Night

A   L   O   H   A  !
Another Saturday Night by Sam Cooke on Grooveshark
It had been a fun Saturday.

heralded a relaxing evening at home.

 The moon was almost full.
Honolulu was buzzing
with Halloween Hi-Jinks.

Then it all went sideways:


Living on our boat
for 20 years,
we had run from two
tsunami alerts!

But this time
we could watch it all
from the 35th floor
of our apartment building-

- MUCH nicer experience!

I wish I could describe
the sounds of multiple sirens
at varying distances,
the traffic,
the media hub-bub,
the government proclamations,
traffic jams,
traffic accidents. . .
The confusion
and expectation.

I wish I could show you
the lighted boats:
from commercial shipping,
to small private craft,
to the Coast Guard-
that all left the harbor
to bob on the dark horizon
like a flotilla
of stars.

I especially loved
the row of tug boats
that went out like
a family of 
bright ducks.

Soon the streets
were silent.

Hawaii Waited.

We had seen significant
from the Japanese Tsunami
of March 2011. 

We were lucky

this time.    

This morning,
all the ships returned.

Relaxing Waikiki Again

" The right time
 is any time
 that one is still
 so lucky
 as to have. "

Henry James 

" The world is getting to be
 such a dangerous place, 
a man is lucky
 to get out of it 
alive. "

W. C. Fields

You can read about
 the Tsunami experience on our boat  here:  [ Link ]

Now our hearts are with those
 facing Hurricane Sandy
 on America's North Atlantic Coast .

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Sunday, October 28, 2012

Clown Atlas

A   L   O   H   A  !
Waikiki by Na Leo Pilimehana on Grooveshark  click on the pictures
" Humor is in fact
 an essential element
 in the mirth of creation.

wants to prod us
 into taking things
 a bit more 
lightly. "

Pope Benedict XVI

" You are free to think
that all these religions,
 even the queerest ones,
contain at least
 hint of the truth. "


" Look for the silver lining 
in every cloud 
and those revelations
 will create the thread 
to weave the fabric 
of a renewed and
 joyous life."

Joy Smith

" What sunshine is to flowers,
are to humanity. "

Joseph Addison 


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are delightful
when I run
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Saturday, October 27, 2012


 "flashing like lightning."

A   L   O   H   A  !
" Some people
Shakespeare who lied,
over Dumbo
telling the truth. "

My Blog-Invisible Husband

 " There are some things
one can only achieve
by a deliberate
in the opposite
 direction. "


" Rudeness
is the weak man's
of strength. "

Eric  Hoffer


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Friday, October 26, 2012

Hints Ineffable

A   L   O   H   A  !

 " - our present life 
is a glimpse,
 a fragment,
 a hint,
 and in its best moments
 a visible beginning. "

Josiah Royce

 From that first lighted
that early morning hint,
Something beckoned
playful & significant
leading me on
hide & seek
through my day.

Where is this 
path of clouds

 Everything I saw
walking through Waikiki

-so full of color,
movement, light-

seemed but the
of some greater
Color, Movement
L I G H T.

Passing by
I was drawn
to the Open Door
as a photo op.

I set up the shot
several times
but the 
Couldn't 'clear'
my capture.

I sensed
that it hovers there
in fond blessing
of those who

It beckoned to me
with friendly love.

by Angels.


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Thursday, October 25, 2012

Neighbor Goddess Dances

A L O H A ! Hawaii News Now - KGMB and KHNL

A Small King

A   L   O   H   A  !
" Little, vicious minds
abound with anger and revenge,
and are incapable of feeling
the pleasure
 of forgiving their enemies. "

Earl of Chesterfield

" The soul of conversation
 is sympathy. "

Thomas Campbell

" Oh, marvelous me!
For I am the ruler of
all that I see! ”

Dr. Suess
Yertle the Turtle

" One touch of
 makes the whole world
 kin. "
William Shakespeare, 
Troilus and Cressida


Walking along
I looked,
then looked again:
a tiny face
was looking back.

The world is full
of friends
if we only
notice them.

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Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Strange Wonderful

A   L   O   H   A  !
'Akaka Falls by Keali'i Reichel on Grooveshark 
Click oh Click the Photos
" There is no pessimism
 in the wild. "
Paul Winter



see the ant?

" How strange and wonderful 
is our home, our earth, 
with its swirling vaporous atmosphere,
 its flowing and frozen liquids,
 its trembling plants,
 its creeping, crawling, climbing creatures,
 the croaking things 
 with wings
 that hang on rocks
 and soar through the fog, 
the furry grass, 
the scaly seas."

  Edward Abbey


 Littlest Tumbler

" Purring "  Sky

 " If you don't believe
 that the world has a
 then you won't hear it 
 you won't think
 it's alive. . . "

 Charles de Lint
 Someplace to Be Flying

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Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Great Day

A   L   O   H   A  !

 The Great Day
 has dawned

A Day
 which many 
longed for

My Voting Ballot
 has arrived!

I get to support
our President
with my vote,
and to choose
my next 
US Senator,
as well as
Honolulu Mayor.

 EACH of us
is sovereign.

Leaders work
for US!

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