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My Wide Blue Seas

Its All About The Journey


Name~ Hokule'a Kealoha

Short Bio~Hokule'a Kealoha is the Nom De Plume of a writer that formerly lived in Hawaii and is now living a life of adventure on the highways and byways of the American South . I am a Born Again follower of Jesus, as well as a wife, mother of cats and dogs,jeweler, entreprenuer, photographer and pilgrim...

Age~ Old enough to know better

Status~ Newly Single after 13 years of marriage,fur mom to the loving and devoted mini ShihTzu doggie Annabelle, born 6-11-2007 RIP 2-25-09, and the beautiful Abigail born 2-14-09

Hair Color~ natural brown/grey

Mood~ I ALWAYS have a mood, try me...

Loving~ Jesus, Hawaii, my furry friend, Abigail, my Pen Pals, Jewelry ,Blogging ,Writing anything,my Ipod,and being outdoors surrounded by my wonderful natural surroundings

Hating~ Boom Box Cars, Earspray, Abuse of Power,

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  • Underwired! Louisville's magazine for Women

  • In Store~The Magazine for the American Jeweler

  • Books in Progress...

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  • Jesus, Divine Mercy ~
    Learn About The Divine Mercy
    I Trust In You~

    My Favorite Past Posts~Relive The Journey!~
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  • 2008~
  • Be Thankful

  • Colateral Damage

  • Make Lemonade

  • Home Is Where The Heart Is

  • The Poor With Us

  • Because Its The Hardest Thing I Can Do

  • We Have All Become Victims

  • Lest I Forget

  • The Most Important Words

  • Family Values

  • Familiar Places

  • May Perpetual Light Shine On Them

  • A City In Motion

  • 2007~
  • The Quiet Storm

  • Fellowship of the Cane

  • Like Dead Unremembered: A 9-11 Tribute

  • The Medicine Machine

  • One Giant Leap

  • In The Steps of St. Francis

  • Too Much Information

  • The Un Choice

  • 2006~
  • The Holly and the Ivy

  • The First 9-11, Dec 7,1941

  • Small Moments of Silence

  • Peaches to Winnipeg

  • Dreaming of Hawaii

  • Memorial Day

  • Scattered Values

  • The White Line is the Lifeline for the Nation

  • Warnings of a New Civil War

  • I Will Be True To The Promise I Have Made

  • The Snowy Bloody Day

  • Cats in the Cradle

  • 2005~
  • The Journey

  • Rebirth of a City

  • For Posterity's Sake

  • The New Civil War

  • Every Mother's Son

  • And There You Stayed, Temporarily Lost at Sea

  • The Lone Rider

  • The Bible Is Not the Fourth Member of the Trinity

  • Rome Wasn't Built With Union Labor

  • Happy Birthday Mom ~revised~

  • A Beautiful Noise

  • Even Now

  • The Wearing of the Red

  • Night Ranger

  • The Joyful Traveler

  • Hoiliili "To Gather Up"

  • Ke Makakilo (My Observations)

  • He Giveth Sleep

  • Save The Children

  • 2004~
  • Lux Aeterna

  • December 2004

  • You're Joking, Right?

  • Ground Zero

  • I Am Not A Failure

  • O,To Grace, How Great A Debtor

  • Lost In Translation

  • One Small Step for Man

  • The Rainbow's End

  • Profanity

  • Taps

  • The Journey

  • Makoa's Song

  • No Aloha For The Weakest

  • The Paradoxical Comandments

  • The Time Is Now

  • 2003~
  • When No Fruit Is On The Vine

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    St Teresa Benedicta of the Cross
    St. Edith Stein~Pray for Us

    Religion Link List~

  • My Secret is Mine

  • Ignatius Insight-Online Magazine

  • Fr John Corapi SOLT

  • Dr. Scott Hahn St Paul Center

  • Fr. Mitch Pacwa~ Ignatius Productions

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  • Political Link List~
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  • Arkansas Link List~
  • Little Portion Hermitage

  • John Michael Talbot website

  • John Michael Talbot Myspace page

  • 1st United Methodist Church Bella Vista

  • Northwest Arkansas Guide

  • Mimi's Cafe

  • Metro Woman Business Directory of NW Arkansas

  • River Grille

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  • Interactive Links~

    Live WebCam Feed from the Mauna Lani Resort, Kohalla, Big Island of Hawaii

    Click here for Aloha Joe!Live Hawaiian Music 24/7

    St Damein of Molokai'i,Patron Saint of Hawaii, Pray for us

    St. Damien of Molokai'i, Patron of Hawaii and the Outcasts among us, pray for us....

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  • Volcano Updates (Pele's Mood Meter)Hawaii Volcano Observatory

  • Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

  • Volcano Watch Archives

  • Mauna Kea Observatory

  • Pacific Tsunami Museum

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  • Technorotica for Blogging~

    Blogarama - The Blog Directory

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    Christianity Blog Directory

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  • Globe of Blogs~Blog search engine

  • The Blog Search Engine

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  • Wikipedia

  • Nuzio's Place on the Web

  • Commutefaster.com

  • PING ME!

  • MWBS Wordpress Edition

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  • Technorotica for Jewelers, and the Jewelry Trade~

  • Gemological Institute of America

  • The Drouhard National Jewelers School

  • The Conner School

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  • August 05, 2004

    Exploiting Paradise

    I saw the article about this and found it so disgusting. Yes many things, many products, media ect have used the people, symbols and culture of Hawaii to make a profit. This is going too far. Like our Governor, Ms. Lingle and the mayor Brian Baptiste of Kauaii said, in taking Hawaii a place and symbol of health, healing and naturalness and slapping its names and images on cigarrettes, then flavoring these things so kids will like them is too much and it needs to stop. Here is an article from the Honolulu Star Bulletin on the issue.

    Lingle condemns marketing of Kauai Kolada cigarettes

    By Jaymes Song Associated Press

    The tobacco giant forced to retire Joe Camel from its ad campaigns is coming under fire in Hawaii for using an island's name and the image of a hula girl to promote a new line of cigarettes.
    Outrage over Camel's "Kauai Kolada" cigarettes -- which feature "Hawaiian hints of pineapple and coconut" and are only being sold this summer -- goes as high as the state's top executive.
    "Using the name of Kauai and Hawaii images to market cigarettes to young people is disgusting," Gov. Linda Lingle said in an e-mail to the Associated Press yesterday. "This entire marketing campaign is offensive to the people of our state."

    Kauai Mayor Bryan Baptiste had equally harsh words regarding the ad for Camel, a brand of Winston-Salem, N.C.-based R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co.
    "I am appalled that this company has chosen to use the Kauai name to market a product that kills," he said. "The word 'Kauai' is not just the name of our home. It is representative of our culture and our community.

    "The R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. has used part of our identity to sell this harmful product, an action to which I am vehemently opposed."

    Sue Kanoho, executive director of the Kauai Visitors Bureau, said she sent a letter to R.J. Reynolds asking them not to place any further ads. "They haven't responded and, frankly, I don't expect a response," she said.

    Kauai Kolada is being marketed along with "Twista Lime" -- another summertime flavor -- in publications nationwide. The ad features an island beauty in a grass skirt leisurely lying on two packs of cigarettes -- a coconut drink in one hand and a lit cigarette in the other.

    The governor, a former smoker who quit 20 years ago, said the tobacco companies are "preying on our youth by enticing them with flavored cigarettes, and getting them addicted at a very young age."

    R.J. Reynolds denied the claims.

    "We feel it is an adult product and it is also a legal product," said Ellen Wallace, spokeswoman for the tobacco company. "I certainly regret ... those feelings toward cigarette products, but again, there are an awful lot of people across the country who have found tremendous enjoyment out of our exotic blends."

    Deborah Zysman, director of Coalition for a Tobacco-Free Hawaii, which represents more than 50 anti-tobacco groups, said she is concerned that colorful ads and "candy-flavored" cigarettes attract new, younger smokers.

    "All the agencies are saddened and discouraged by RJR and many other tobacco companies' efforts to continue to, what we feel, is addict our young people," she said. "This newest tactic definitely hits home especially because they are using Hawaii in the ads."

    R.J. Reynolds has faced similar accusations before.

    In the 1990s, the Federal Trade Commission accused the company of targeting children in its ad campaigns using the popular Joe Camel cartoon character. The lawsuit was dismissed after the landmark 1998 settlement between states and tobacco companies, which included provisions banning cartoon characters from cigarette ads.

    Kauai Kolada and Twista Lime were introduced in early June and will only be manufactured for eight weeks as part of RJR's limited-edition summer blends line that began last year.

    Star-Bulletin reporter Anthony Sommer contributed to this report.

    Tobacco-Free Kauai tobaccofreekauai.com

    R.J. Reynolds Tobacco Co. www.rjrt.com/home.asp

    My father became addicted to tobacco at the age of 14, and smoked willingly and unwillingly for the rest of his life. He died a horrible painful death. I think that this is a narcotic and should be regulated as such. To market this drug, targeting young people should be a crime.

    It is thought that 20% of the residents of the state of Hawaii smoke. As a demographic, these are people in the lowest 1/3 of economic status and have less access to health care. Frankly, Im glad that the governor stepped up to the plate as new smokers are a drain on our taxed health care delivery system. With our high incedence of type II diabetes, cardio vascular problems, in this group, its vital that we do what ever we can to help people quit.

    Smoking is a problem that we as a nation need to deal with. We need to deal with our dependence on tobacco taxes for revenue and look for ways to end tobacco growing as a cash crop. Its bad for people, terrible on soils, depleating them for nutrients and a poor crop to be growing. It has no redeeming value. We shouldnt grow it shouldnt export it to other countries to help kill off their populations. That is a form of terrorism that we practice against other nations.

    Hokule'a at mywideblueseas@gmail.com

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  • Its All About The Journey~Reshaping My Life,One Pound At A Time

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  • Hokule'a~~Star of Gladness- A Poetry Blog

  • Lux Aeterna-A Memorial Blog dedicated to those affected by the events of 9-11-2001

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  • Koinonikon-Margi

  • Christ Is In Our Midst

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  • Glory To God For All Things

  • The Eleventh~ a blog

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    Blogs of the Ozarks, and the Tri State Region~

  • Live! From Paradise!

  • Steph's Gonna Win!

  • The More Excellent Way

  • ...just another day in paradise...

  • Deo Volente

  • When Kate Blogs

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    Focus on Israel ~~~

  • Smoothstone...

  • Jack's Random Thoughts

  • Me-Ander

  • Solomonia

  • Shiloh Musings

  • Jewish in a Gentile World


    Abigail Valentine, my little darling ~

    Fave Dog Blogs ~

  • Chihuahua Craziness

  • Miss Sadie Shih-Tzu

  • Raina Roo's and Kitty's too puppy blog

  • Bailey's Buddy

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    Annabelle my Beloved ~

    May She Rest In Peace 2-25-2009 ~

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