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My Wide Blue Seas

Its All About The Journey



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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,

Reading~
  • Bible


  • Magnificat


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  • Underwired! Louisville's magazine for Women


  • In Store~The Magazine for the American Jeweler



  • Books in Progress...
  • CATECHISM OF THE CATHOLIC CHURCH


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  • Just Finished Reading

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

    My Favorite Past Posts~Relive The Journey!~
    2009~
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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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    Hawaii Links~ ~
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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

    Listed on BlogShares


    Christianity Blog Directory


  • Who Links Here...Click here to see who's linking to this site. Powered by WhoLinksToMe.com

  • Globe of Blogs~Blog search engine

  • The Blog Search Engine

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  • BlogSkins

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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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  • September 28, 2004

    Tales From the Transfere Station


    Woody's home away from home, The Keauhou transfer station. There is now a wooden guard shack where the umbrella is. Straight ahead is Kealakekua Bay. Above the station is coffee farms.

    I found this picture on a website dedicated to transfer stations and it has photos So you can see the "backstage" to paradise. This is where we country folks or those of us that dont pay someone to haul out the trash, take the trash for disposal. Its messy and I dont think very efficient. But then a lot of things are not efficient here in Hawaii. Thats ok we like it slow and easy...

    I am still thinking of the three barrel collection process we had in LA. You put you green waste in the green barrel and your recyclables in the blue, then the rest in the grey...Tons and tons of stuffs were diverted out of the landfills this way. They really need to think about the trash here. Landfills are filling up and there seems to be no end in sight.

    There are rules and regs about what you can throw into the trailers. Green waste must go down to Kona and stuff must be four feet or less and no commerical or toxics allowed. There is so much building going on that the builders try all the time to dump where ever they can and Woody has to call them to task for not going to the land fill and paying the tipping fee and dumping there. "Just this once " and I dont have time to drive all the way there" are heard. Somepeople just give him the finger and toss what they want into the bin. Its pretty bad.

    People ask to recycle stuff. They do have bins in Kona but not where Woody is stationed so the drive to Kona takes the "drive" out of caring for the 'ania, and into the hopper goes the paper and glass that could be recycled.

    Here in Keaau we have a grand recycling facility. People can bring good used stuff and people that need the stuff can just have it I think that is great. On the Kona side its a bit less organized from a recycling viewpoint. Woody sees people leave all sorts of reusable stuff at the transfere station, funiture, toys, bikes, building materiels ( a hot item, a set of french doors got left like that and two old ladies got to fighting over them that Woody had to step in and say that neither of them got them, he did...after they left the next construction guy that came in said "hey nice doors...Yeah you want um....yeah...take them Please!" and they left. Stuff come in, in the am, Woody goes to lunch and when hes back at 2, there is a whole set of new stuff there and all of the old is gone..

    Woody is tempted to bring a lot of things home. Are we not all junk collectors at heart. Hes broght us some great stuff. A new Aluminum ladder, a new sweeper scooper, Books books and more books...

    But I try to temper his enthusiasm. We dont want our house to look like some of our neighbors, with piles of "tresures" rusting away in the front yard...heaps of dead cars saved for parts ect... People are always pressing things on him to take with words like " I barely used it...ect...So the other day I went out to the car and was very surprised... I said

    "...Woody...there is a toilet in the back seat..." He looks at it and says " Why, so there is... dont you need one in your bathroom, You'll never get the rust stains out of the old one and..." "Woody, I thought that we werent going to bring crap home from the dump." He smiles and says " Thats not Crap, that is a nearly new Crapper with new guts and everything and we need it..."

    Who am I to argue with the master of the house, especially over something like this.

    On the same day I noticed a hand of bananas sitting on the counter. Woody is often given presents by people that come to the transfere station. Thing like sodas or books as they see that he is reading. A Japanese tour group came in and he was given all sort of food gifts and money tips for his little tour that he gave them. One man gave him ten dollars for lunch just because. Well bananas are big on the gift list. I did think they were exceptionally nice,nearly perfect fresh bananas. I didnt try one, leaving all for Woody.

    Well Woody went back to the station for his three day stint. when he came back he told me " you know those bananas that were on the counter..." Yeah..."Well didint you think they were nice? " Well yes they were really fresh..." Yeah they were fresh. See I saw them next to a stuffed monkey that was piled up next to a bunch of other stuff and there were those really pretty bananas, and I thought Gee the monkey doesnt need the bananas, and I might eat them later at the hotel...so I took the bananas and put them in the guard shack. I didnt eat them so I brought them home. Two days went by and I saw that they still looked really good so I took them back to Kona (these are the most heavely traveled bananas in Hawaii, back and forth to Kona twice, and still looked like they were just picked.) Well I didint have anything to eat so I tried to eat the dang things... I couldnt peel them. I got so frustrated that I banged them on the table. Damn things were plastic...

    Just goes to show you that you should never take a banana away from a trashed monkey and that monkey made a monkey out of us...

    He doesnt mind his job, its the only trash dump with a multimillion dollar view. Even though he could get more hours at another place hed rather be there looking out to sea and who can blame him. Im a bit envious myself of the sight....







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    My other Blogs~

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

  • My Wide Green Fields~~ The Ohio Journey

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

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

  • Hawaii Calls! News Views and Links from the Big Island of Hawaii

  • Remembering Annabelle


  • Join the Project.... I am Blogger 768~







    Blogs I am reading~

    Pretty Nearly Daily Reads ~

  • 922 Cats

  • Collecting My Thoughts


  • Texas Trifles

  • Shiloh Musings

  • Smoothstone...

  • Attitude of Gratitude


  • LaShawn Barber's Corner

  • Journal Of A Writing Man


  • Regeneration


  • Wheelie Catholic


  • Insightscoop


  • Bloggers over 50


  • Koinonikon-Margi


  • Christ Is In Our Midst

  • Daily Weaving


  • 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





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    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 ~

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    May She Rest In Peace 2-25-2009 ~

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