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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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  • 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!~
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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....

    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

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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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  • September 16, 2004

    That Simple Dream Ended....

    Sunny Day at Lilioukalani Park

    I knew this life was full of sorrow
    Still I believed that good times would follow
    That the evils would falter and true hearts would rise...
    True hearts would rise...
    That simple dream ended
    On the night that it died...

    Even the sound of the ocean roaring
    Brings back the longing, and stirs up the aching
    Peaceful surroundings that nurtured my soul
    Nurtured my soul,
    The world spins without meaning
    Now that its gone

    Sometimes I still think that I will come back
    And find that things are more open to me
    But deep in my heart, i know the door will be closed
    and my dear dream..
    will forever be gone...

    You are as lovely as Your evening sky
    where planets turn and the Joy Star rises
    My sweet Hawaii so warm and so green
    Hawaii my own,
    The world spins without meaning
    Now that its gone

    Sometimes I still think that I will come back
    And find that things are more open to me
    But deep in my heart, I know this season has closed
    and my dear dream..
    is forever done...

    I knew this life was full of sorrow
    Still I believer that good times would follow
    That the evils would falter and true hearts would rise...
    True hearts would rise...
    That simple dream ended
    On the night that it died...

    This is a re write of one of the most heart rending songs I have ever heard. It was written by Elaine Rubenstein, one of the English lit instructors out at Orange coast college at the time...she is also a mentor and lyricist for Fernando Ortega, a Christian singer songwriter that I admire. The professor lost her only sibling her precious brother and the life that the two of them shared and the retirement that they dreamed of...no mates or children for each of them no other family...He was her best friend and his loss left her so bereft and alone... I have felt a resonance to her words about life just spinning and the loosendedness of it all...

    Our situation is not so desparate but for the last few days I have felt like something has died... my Hawaiian Dream... All of the plans that we had and the hopes that we had. Its hard to explain but its like I know that I need to allow my dreams to die so that what ever God is going to do is allowed free rein to develope...

    Woody said it over breakfast on monday... If this repair business doesnt take off we need to look at other options while we can. We need to sell out while the market is hot, get the best price and get back to the mainland before we go compleatly broke. And get stuck here...I know that he is right, but it doesnt lessen the pain.

    Perhaps it is borrowing trouble, but I have this feeling about it that hes right...with a womans intuition that things arent good. I have had a recurring nightmare that Woody has a heart attack and dies and I am stuck in a mess. We are working on getting a plan together so we dont have the probate thing and Id have resources to do something...good for both of us for while Woody has health issues I seem to have a death wish, pretty darn near slammed my car yesterday into a pole to avoid another crazy driver...

    Where do we go? For we cannot sell our home unless we have somewhere to go as there is such a shortage of rentals that wed be homeless for sure. So a place would have to be scoped out first and that is way more than I want to think about I cannot imagine migrating again accross the pond. Plus hauling two cats through homeland security and a long plane flight. They will die of fright. We looked at homes on monday think that we could down scale move into a condo ect...and its just not possible for there are none to be had.

    Woody called and ad placed in National Jeweler for a jewelry store for sale in Jacksonville Beach Florida..." Hey its got beaches, palm trees...whats the difference?" The differences have names like Charly, Frances, Ivan and Jeanne, if you get my 145MPH, 20 plus inches of rain no drainage drift..." Well we have them here and shucks we live near to the freaking volcano so what's a bit of wind... just look at the cheap houses and stuff..." OMG....Woody doesnt know what a "Carpetbagger" is...For those of you new to American History Google "Carpetbagger" In the south, taking advantage of someone's misfortune is not well thought of. You arent thought to be clever or anything... Anyway... Woody is not the "actor" in this relationship... so I dont have a For Sale sign on Azure Seas or Hale Puuhonua...but I am not opposed now, which I was a week ago.

    My spirit is broken, like a mustang that has given up fighting the bit, and is consenting to take the saddle.Its the feeling that Ive sold out...That I am a quitter...I hate it. This is a scary place to be. Once I stop fighting things tend to decay in our lives...

    Maybe its all so that when I go to Mansfield in two weeks that I will be more teachable, and flexible. No matter what, I will be able to use what I learn wherever I go in this life. I have fully retrained now four times carrer wise and I am 42. I hope that I will have found something now that will sustain me.

    I burned my bridges in California. I am not returning there. I just dont know...

    I know that God knows and I do my best to trust Him. I believe that there was a purpose in comming here but I dont know what it was and may never know.

    ...But still I believe that good times will follow...

    Hokule'a at mywideblueseas@gmail.com

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  • 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


    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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