Friday, May 31, 2013

Silly Serious

A   L   O   H   A  !
" Never 

let the demands 

of tomorrow 

interfere with the 


and excitement 

of today. "

Meredith Willson

" It is not ignorance 

but knowledge 

which is the 

mother of wonder. "

 Joseph Wood Krutch 

Shower Tree


is you 

in a natural state, 

and serious 

is something 

you have to do 

until you can 

get silly again."

        Mike Myers

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I seriously wish



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Thursday, May 30, 2013

Eating Elephants

A   L   O   H   A  !

" Habit is either

the best

of servants,

or the worst

of masters. "

Nathaniel Emmons

" How does a project 
get to be 
a year behind schedule? 

One day at a time. "

Fred Brooks

"One machine 

can do the work

 of fifty 

ordinary people.

 No machine 

can do the work of 


extraordinary person."

       Elbert Hubbard

 " The key to success 

is to focus 

our conscious mind 

on things we desire 

not things 

we fear. "

Brian Tracy

 > < } } (°>

How do you
an elephant?

One bite at a time.

A certain type of person
makes one bad choice
after another.

They toss trash
over their shoulder,
out of sight
out of mind,
until the day
when they must
turn around;

Then they see
a pile of ugly.
Everyone else
already smelled it
all along.

Another sort of person,
does the thing at hand
with care.

They are not looking
to the audience for 

Until the day
when they look up
to see the tower
of gold that
they have built.

Is the task in 
Your Hand

-right now-

trash to dispose
or a bird's wing
to heal?

Most of us have
two piles.

I know which one
of my piles
I hope
is taller! 

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Wednesday, May 29, 2013

Darg: "A day's work"

A  L  O  H  A !
" Living 

is a form 

of not being sure,

 not knowing 

what next 

or how…

We guess. 

We may be wrong, 

but we take 

leap after leap

 in the dark. "

Agnes de Mille

"We act as though 

comfort and luxury 

were the chief requirements 

of life, 

when  all that we need

 to make us happy

 is something

 to be 

enthusiastic about. "

Charles Kingsley
(1819 - 1875)

" The happiest people 

don't necessarily 

have the best 

of everything. 

They just 

make the best 

of everything. "


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Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Hawaii's Creed

          A   L   O   H   A  !            
 Duke Kahanamoku, 
Prometheus of Modern Surfing

" In Hawaii, 

we greet friends, 

loved ones 

or strangers 

with Aloha, 

which means love.  

Aloha is the key word 

to the universal spirit 

of real hospitality, 

which makes Hawaii 


as the world's center 

of understanding 

and fellowship. 

Try meeting 

or leaving people 

with Aloha. 

You'll be surprised 

by their reaction. 

 I believe it 

and it is my creed. 

Aloha to you."

Duke Paoa Kahanamoku

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Monday, May 27, 2013

Great Photo Ops / Street Musicians Hawaiian Style

A   L   O   H   A  !
Lots to see by clicking on this photo:
" When you play, 

never mind 

who listens to you."

 Robert Schumann

When I spotted 
the tourist boys above
with their first ukuleles, 
outside the music shop
in Waikiki,
I knew it was a
Wonderful Photo
waiting to be ruined.

How I Operate
in such a situation

Walk on Past

I faced away from them,
just one of many camera toting
people in a resort.

I decided on my settings,
a bit of zoom,
swept the area,
camera to my eye,
pausing, and snapping
JUST in time
to catch the above.

They never knew
what hit them!

I rush to add:
we are all photographed
numerous times a day
in public places.

That is modern life,
under law.

my rules are:
1) to make no one
2) to present no one
in a way
that would embarrass
should we become
(this happened to me
on FB
when I photoed/posted 
beach shot 
of a cute girl!
A mutual friend saw it!
Don't worry,
she loved it
and friended me.
So don't play 
with these rules.)

Those boys 
are in a great 
Hawaii Tradition.

Perhaps some day
they will be like
these senior citizens
playing and singing
at Ala Moana 
Shopping Center:

The Hawaiian Flag 
on the back of the T Shirt,
the red/white Palaka pattern
 on the guitar man,
and the Longs bag
are all iconic!
Note the lap-played
steel guitar.
Palaka stands for
like "Blue Collar"
does on the Mainland.
both cloths and
seem to be fading
along with unions
and average
throughout America.
More about Palaka HERE

One day, Siddhartha heard
an experienced musician
teaching young musicians:

" If you tighten the string
too much
it will snap
and if you
leave it too slack,
it won't play."

Suddenly, Siddhartha realized
that these simple words
held the great truth,
and that in all these years
he had been following
the wrong path.
We call him Buddha.
This post dedicated
to ALL Creative People!

to a dear friend
who brought the
to musicianship
where they are 
flourishing in
fun and confidence.

My friend is a sly dog,
knowing that each note 
they play 
throughout life
will not only 
bless them
and others,
but bring up
sense memories,
heart memories,
of the one
who started
it all
for them.

for being
my friend;
which is 
another word
for "Blessing"

Sunday, May 26, 2013

The Secret of Inviting Happiness

A   L   O   H   A  !
The Secret 

of Inviting Happiness 

through Many Blessings; 

The Spiritual Medicine 

for All Illness "

" For Today Only:

Do not Anger

For Today Only:

Do not worry 

For Today Only:

Be Humble

For Today Only:

Be Honest

in your Work 

For Today Only:

Be Compassionate 

to Yourself 

and Others; 

In fact,


Every Creature"

Dr. Mikao Usui
REIKI Precepts


Simple Choices


Day by Day

Make Wonderful


in Life.

This is my Treasure.

I share it

with YOU

my Friends

Share a Simple Truth
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