Friday, September 21, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Not A Reason ✔

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"Disagreement is not
a reason to dismiss
another human being."
     Justice Sonia Sotomayor

"Busyness is not a reason for 
not getting other things done. 
It is an excuse for not claiming 
your true priorities."
                Alan Cohen

"We're our own worst enemy. 
You doubt yourself more than 
anybody else ever will. 
If you can get past that, 
you can be successful."
         Michael Strahan

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Thursday, September 20, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Ordinary Treasures 🎁

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Auntie Genoa Keawe
“Ordinary riches can be stolen, 
real riches cannot. 
In your soul are infinitely 
precious things that cannot 
be taken from you.” 

          Oscar Wilde

"Calmness of mind is 
one of the beautiful 
jewels of wisdom."
             James Allen

“The treasures in our lives, 
are found and are gathered in 
the moments that we experience 
and that we create. Stop and feel the minute you are living in right now: 
what does the wind feel like? 
What do the trees look like? 
What does that smile mean? 
Do you feel there is love? 
Gather your treasures.” 
             C. JoyBell C.

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Wednesday, September 19, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Manu O Ku
Honolulu's Official Bird

You Win, I Win, or WE Win

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"Those who think it is permissible to 
tell white lies soon grow color-blind."
             Austin O'Malley


     Do you want to be "right" 
or be effective? 
 You can be technically correct, 
but the person you argue with 
is telling you something valuable.  
They are telling you what is 
Emotionally True to them, 
what matters most to them.  
They are telling you exactly what 
you need to understand, in order 
to forge an agreement.

     Can we even really hear each other anymore?

     Yes, you may be "correct" on your facts, 
but be dead wrong in your attitude, 
behavior, results.  This is a Democracy, 
not a winner-takes-all  demolition derby.  
Or is it?

     We do not need to agree on everything, 
in order to live agreeably.
     But we do need to understand 
what really motivates people 
who hold opinions that seem 
incompatible with our own.

     To do that, we need to regard them 
once again as people.not as 
stereotypes in a morality play.  
We need, in a real sense,
to 'love' our neighbor as 
we do ourselves; That is: 
as basically good persons;  
Persons who deserve 
to be listened to.

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Link to a BBC Article on the topic of Paltering

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day 🌺

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Subversion In Plain Sight

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“She decided to free herself, 
dance into the wind, 
create a new language. 
And birds fluttered around her, 
writing “yes” in the sky.” 
           Monique Duval

Lies kill our spirit. 

Excellence revives our Souls.

"Woodstock (Peanuts)
Species - Bird (unknown type)
Gender - Male (originally female)*
Occupation - Secretary to Snoopy
Family - Mom, Grandpa"

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*Why does Marcie call Patty sir?
Peppermint Patty's closest friend, Marcie, calls her "Sir". It is never revealed whether this eccentric habit, dating to Marcie's first appearance in the strip in 1971, is the result of misguided manners, poor eyesight, a snarky reference to Patty's tomboyish ways, or some other reason.
Peppermint Patty - Wikipedia Link

Monday, September 17, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day 🦋

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Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe
Hikianalia berthed at 
Sand Island, Oahu

Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson (L)

History - Me - Yesterday ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐

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Mural - Honolulu

 "It is believed that the Hawaiian Islands 
were uninhabited until around 400 – 500 A.D., 
when the Polynesians arrived. Skilled mariners, 
Polynesians had a long history of exploration and 
settlement of other lands."

In the 1970s, Hawaiians built 
their first modern voyaging canoe,
HOKULE`A  and voyaged to Tahiti!

You can learn more about this 
wonderful revival, even hear the song:

Yesterday Sept 16 2018 the second
Hawaiian Voyaging Canoe in known history
entered San Francisco Bay!
The voyaging canoe Hikianalia stopped in 
Marin [unannounced] at the 
Coast Guard Station Golden Gate before 
entering the city for the welcoming celebration 
by the local First Nation People 
and other dignitaries. 

Master Navigator Nainoa Thompson (L) Link

The canoe and crew were still kapu. ["Taboo"] 
which means that until they are officially welcomed 
by the people of the land they visit, they are considered 
to still be in the realm of the gods, not fully back 
into the world of human activity yet. 
They have made a mystic voyage!

Husband and I got to be at the canoe 
with no public, just us, and to 
interact respectfully with the crew. 
Friendly “Alohas” were heard.

 I even got to pull the Rope as they were leaving, 
and Shout Mahalo Ke Akua* as they 
pulled out into the bay, getting 
quite a nice response 
from some of the crew.. 
We were even waving our Hawaiian flag. 

What a day! I'll be telling the story 
for the rest of my life! 
But I'm telling YOU first!

“True friends are always 
together in spirit.” 
               L.M. Montgomery

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Sunday, September 16, 2018

Hawaii Photo of the Day 💚

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Words That Are Their Own Opposites 🏆

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"Janus word is a word (such as cleave) having opposite or contradictory meanings depending on the context in which the word is used. Also called antilogy, contronym, contranym, autantonym, auto-antonym, and contradictanyma."

I dusted you with sugar,
then I dusted it up.
Your cat should be fixed,
but I hope You never are!

Hold me up high,
but never  hold me up.
I bolt you to my heart,
and will never bolt away!

You were the garnish
in my feast of life,
until your salary 
was garnished.

Familiarity breeds contempt. 
But home is where the heart is. 

And  Opposites attract. 
While birds of a feather 
flock together. 

See? Easy!


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