Sunday, June 30, 2013

Welcome Wonders

A  L  O  H  A !

" Life is like dancing. . . 

 Some will get angry 

when the rhythm changes.

 But life is changing

 all the time. "

Miguel Angel Ruiz 

" He plants his footsteps

 in the sea,

 and rides 

upon the storm. "

William Cowper 

X - Band Radar, USA ( LINK )

" How, child, 

do I know 

where you're headed? 

 Because I'm there,

 and I can see you

 coming.  "

Robert Brault

“He is

 a modest little man 

who has a good deal 

to be modest about.”

 Winston Churchill 

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Saturday, June 29, 2013

I Like

A  L  O  H  A !

" Keep love in your heart. 

A life without it 

is like a sunless garden 

when the flowers are dead. "

Oscar Wilde 

" A day without sunshine

 is like, you know, 

night. "

Steve Martin 

" We are shaped

 by our thoughts; 

we become 

what we think. 

When the mind is pure,

 joy follows 

like a shadow

 that never leaves. "


" I like 


it wakes up 
the brain cells. 

Fantasy is a necessary ingredient 

in living, 

it's a way of looking at life 

through the wrong end 
of a telescope. 

Which is what I do, 
and that enables you 
to laugh 
at life's realities. "

Dr. Seuss 

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How about Y O U?

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Friday, June 28, 2013


A  L  O  H  A !
" A moment's insight

is sometimes worth

a life's experiences. "

Oliver Wendell Holmes

" I detest 

the person who hides 

one thing in the depths 

of the heart 

and yet 

speaks forth another. "


" The main things

 which seem to me important 

on their own account,

 and not merely as means

 to other things,

 are knowledge, art,

 instinctive happiness,

 and relations 

of friendship or affection. "
 Bertrand Russell

"Bird?!      Where What?!"

"It is one of the blessings

of old friends

that you can afford

to be 

stupid with them. "

Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Allow, accept,
Your own Mastery.

Pause the strive
for a minute.

Refresh - Rejuvenate.

My wishes for YOU 
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Thursday, June 27, 2013

44 Years From Stonewall

A  L  O  H  A !

Back in the day,
 there was no rainbow flag,
 no signs, no hoopla. 

Gay bars were hidden away from view,
dingy dives (often) operated by criminals
 and regularly raided by the vice squad.
Patrons were arrested, roughed up,
 had their names and sometimes faces,
 published in the local papers.
Then they lost their jobs,
 family support, apartments.

The only place the GLBT people could gather 
and be themselves
 in lives that consisted of prudent hiding
of  the most fundamental personal things,
was the bar.

Being gay was a crime,
 a sin, a moral weakness.

44 years ago this month
 the Stonewall Inn,
a gay bar in New York City 
was raided around 3am.

This time, the patrons had enough! 
Office workers,
shopkeepers, and drag queens
 in full regalia 
battled the cops
for several days.

Yesterday, the US Supreme Court 
declared that
if you are a gay couple, 
legally married by the laws
of the US State you live in,
then the federal government
discriminate against you.

Social Security benefits, survivorship,
 federal taxes,
military benefits,
all will acknowledge
 same sex couples
along with opposite sex couples.

I was 16, and 90 miles away
 when Stonewall happened.
I marched in the first
Gay Liberation March
in Philadelphia
in the early 70's.

Today, I rallied 
with about a 1000 Hawaii friends
at the state capitol,
to celebrate this day. 

The fight for marriage equality
 is not over
in Hawaii, 
or perhaps your state or province.

But determined people,
despised, powerless, abused,
discriminated against,
summarily fired,
beaten and killed,
called mentally ill,
can change all that.

I played a part,

I've seen it happen.

So speak up for what you believe.

I helped to change the world,
You do too, every day.
Make it count!

YOU can read more about 
Stonewall  HERE
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Wednesday, June 26, 2013

Nobility, Inspiration, and Happiness

A  L  O  H  A !
Royal Hawaiian Hotel

" The only real nobility

 is in being superior 

to your former self. "

Whitney Young

" If you wait for inspiration

 you'll be standing 

on the corner

 after the parade

 is a mile down the street. "

Ben Nicholas 

" Happiness

 is not a station 

you arrive at,

 but a manner 

of traveling. "

Margaret Lee Runbeck

"The dose determines the poison."
Paracelsus, 1537

" If one oversteps

 the bounds of moderation,

 the greatest pleasures

 cease to please. "

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Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Glow Cloud Birds Mill

A  L  O  H  A !

can be uncheered 

with a balloon”

 Winnie the Pooh 

“Like a bird on a wire,

like a drunk in a midnight choir,

I have tried in my way to be free.”

 Leonard Cohen

"Sticks and stones 

will break our bones,

 but words 

will break 

our hearts."

Robert Fulghum 

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Monday, June 24, 2013

Shower Tree Show

A L O H A !
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How can I show YOU
the amazing experience
of one of Honolulu's
 Rainbow Shower Trees?

“What a strange thing!
to be alive
beneath cherry blossoms.” 

Kobayashi Issa,

Showers of Flowers!

“Can words describe
 the fragrance
 of the very breath 
of Spring?” 

 Neltje Blanchan

“Merrily, merrily shall I live now,

Under the blossom 

that hangs on the bough.”

 William Shakespeare 

"I enjoy the Spring

 more than 

the Autumn now. 

One does, I think, 

as one gets older.” 

 Virginia Woolf,

 Jacob's Room

  The Sky Loves Pink Blossoms. . .
 . . . and Answers  

" The sky

 is the daily bread 

of the eyes. "

Ralph Waldo Emerson 

" Excuse me 
while I kiss the sky."

Jimi Hendrix 

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