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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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  • November 23, 2004

    Mistaken Identity


    Lavafalls flowing of Piluma Pali to the seas. HVO photo

    I started to blog last night when a horrendous lightning storm rocked through here knocking out power for some and scaring the poor cats to death. Once I realzed this was not going to stop I shut down the computers and sat out on the covered Lanai with my brave but trembling kitties snuggled up to me as I wrote Christmas cards and penpal letters to the beat of the thunder roaring over the ocean. It was Awesome. This is my Hawaii at her most fearsome though the photo I have on this post sort of sums awesomeness up for most people. Nothing like a errupting volcano... In fact since I didnt see the flash I thought that the volcano was popping its top and my first thought was " Oh Great Mauna Loa is going off now the property values will take a dive..." Silly me...

    Woody is in the process of making an offer really a back up offer on a lovely home in Mount Vernon Ohio. Yes in these days of doing everything via the internet sight unseen, other than the lovely pics on line we were sent. If the house is at least as lovely as its pictured I will enjoy living there. A fully renovated victorian built around 1900, large home small yard, but situated so its private and has a front porch that I will do most of my living on. Like I said a back up offer, its in escrow, but the financing hurtle is looking insurmountable for these folks so we shall see. The price is so embarasingly low that I blush at the thought of announcing it.

    We have had a death in the family... maybe two in a way... My mother's cousin Norma Jean Cron was like an aunt to me, and was the relation that lived the closest to my family as I was growing up. She was a young 65, (I think) and died peacefully in her sleep. The service was yesterday in California. I regret not spending more time with her and her family as an adult. I know that her religion was a difficulty for my Mom who loved her like a sister. Norma's mother was a convert to Mormonism, and her children and grand children practice that faith. Personally I am surprised that more of my family is NOT Mormon given that much of the tribe resides in Arizona with branches scattered all over the country including me in this most remote place on the planet. I wasnt notified of this event... Im ok with that

    How ever I wasnt prepared when my Mom was so upset when I spoke to her on our usual sunday morning phone call. She was so upset because "Norma died"... well, I thought, she was 65 ish and these things happen. Then my Mom said "No No No, not Norma Cron, But Aunt Imas Norma..." This Norma is MY cousin the daughter of my mothers sister, several years younger than myself. My Mom was nearly hysterical about how young she was ect... and we had had little to do with this gal in all of her life as they lived so far away from us... So I tried to console her and told her that things happen for the best and that she should just relax. I asked her how she found out and she said that my brother told her...Hmmm. When I asked how he heard about it Mom said that Aunt Ima called him...

    This stuck me as odd. The grieving Mother calls the nephew she hardly knows to tell him that her daughter is dead? I didnt think so. My Mother made me promise on a stack of Bibles that I would send Aunt Ima a sympathy card... I of course did nothing of the sort but waited till the intel came from my source of all family wisdom, my cousin Lyn who straightened me out on who died and when...

    My brother doesnt know who died either... He didnt know beyond a name these ladies. I think that speaks for the sad state of our family relations. Nothing on him, mind you, hes not the social type and we spent very little time with family growing up or since then. So Mom asks him "Which Norma" and he doesnt know who and our family relations are reduced to nothing more than the Abbott and Costello sketch of " Whos on First?"

    Then there is my Mom, who I now realize has lost her ability to rationalize what had happened...to figure it out... This lady was a huge help in taking care of her, and I will miss that help, my Mom will miss this lady that she loved. I dont understand why my Aunt failed to tell Mom herself, or all of these details... I just know that when I call here to tell her that I am comming to see her next week that I will the one to give her the sad news...

    Death is a hard thing. It is hard when you realize that you will not see that person again in this life... harder still for those of us that believe that chioces are made in this life that affect the hereafter. I choose to believe that God is the Judge and He alone knows how these things play out. For me the missing the loved one in the here and now is enough sorrow.

    I also need to commit to getting to know all of these that I am related to a tad bit better, if this incedent shows me anything is how little I know of these that share my blood and heritage. Just as Woody feels he failed in keeping in touch with his sister who died alone and intestate... this is an ignorance that I cannot afford to ignore any longer...




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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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