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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~
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  • 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

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    Christianity Blog Directory


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  • Nuzio's Place on the Web


  • Commutefaster.com


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  • 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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  • January 24, 2005

    eBay Nation


    Cloudscape near Hilo

    I am not a huge eBay-er. I have whiled away an afternoon looking at stuff that interests me and have bought a few things, some whimsical, like a bar of pretty soap that smells divine that was originally brought home by a lady in Chicago as a souvenir from Windsor castle. There is crazier stuff out there. I found this site courtesy of the "soul of the web" I guess you could call it a web ring but its a tad more complicated than that. This site called "Who Would Buy That" has some of the wackiest stuff you can imagine spotlighted (like deer in headlights)for the world to ponder. Im crazy and have bought some oddball things but....

    Woody is more daring than myself having been house hunting for us on line and it has been very usefull to do a bit of comparison shopping long distance. We have found all sorts of homes all over that would suit, at least on a computer screen, but I really dont want to buy a home on line... However people are doing it here on the Big Island like crazy as it is nearly impossible to wait to take the time to fly out and look, there are too many people just waiiting to snap things up.

    For your perusal here are some of the homes that we have been seriously looking at

    North Little Rock, Arkansas

    Cherokee Village Arkansas


    Since most of the listings that we were shopping were deleated last night by Woody the midnight eBayer....here are a few more on Realator.com, which is, undeniably, about as wacky as buying a house off eBay.As I said in previous posts, all of our houses get a nick name so we can tell them apart...

    Conroe Texas 10 acre House no photo of the house but I LOVE the back yard

    Conroe Texas~ Family House I like this house its bigger than I thought Id like but it has all the stuff I want and I like the pond in the back

    Conroe Texas~Mystery House Notice the huge sign on the front gate? We dont know what that is, or have any idea what is inside. The huge back deck is a plus

    Conroe Texas~ The "Please give my Kitchen an Extreme Makeover" House Woody really likes this one...It is a great deal but huge and the Bubble Gum Pink Kitchen walls must go before I spend a night in the place...I will be ill if I have to cook in there!

    Conroe Texas~ Casa GrandeHuge but Woody likes it. I want to see the inside first

    Conroe Texas~ Blind Date I think I am in love but Ive not seen this yet...

    Eureka Springs Arkansas~ River View Bluff House and the "Lake View Bluff Home"

    I would leave Hawaii and never look back... The views are killer...Now... about work in the area???

    On the negative side of internet shopping you can buy a pig in a poke... the darling home on Camanche street in Montgomery TX.that we have been looking at.. the deal may be fatally flawed legally so we are closing the door on that for the time being. There are too many issues to work out long distance, and all would impeed a loan going through so we need to leave it alone for now...Had we not kept asking questions we might have been stuck with a huge tax liability as well as having to redig the septic system... Ugh!


    My biggest eBay purchases have been of the jewelry line. eBay is the way the worlds jewelers get rid of their "dogs". Jewelry that has sat in the case more than a few seasons and needs to turn, and the other alternative is selling it to a smelter,to be melted down, which most of us can't stand the thought of... The super salesman in our business, Shane Decker, says of "dogs"..."There are no dogs, after all someone thought enough of the piece to have made it, then a manufacturer thought enough of it to produce it and your store buyer thought enough of it to buy it for your store so who are you the salesman to knock it with such a term...Get out there and sell the heck out of those none movers." Nice try Shane, and he is the best sales trainer I've seen yet in any biz (the article I linked for this is on another important topic, why jewelers are losing their shirts on their margins, and not able to keep their doors open... There are many more reasons than what he is stating and its a very complex issue, but for those of you in sales he's got great tips on closing...)

    But I digress, eBay allowed me to find some real gems, literally, and was very good for my business. One was this adorable line called Twinflies. The company is family run in Hong Kong and is very high on craftsmanship and low on price, and we sold a ton of their things. We were the only retail store perhaps in the world to carry them as a full line product and it really gave them a lift to see that their product was well received. I am hoping that Phoenix Rising, perhaps the only jewelry/gift store that will be left on Waianuenue as of the end of next month...along with Azure Seas, Puakenikeni Passions, a shop run by a friend of mine, is closing and the venerable Hawaii e Ohana Gallery is considering it...to take their business fully on line, you guessed it, on eBay where they are making a profit on their Hawaiiana antiques and local art. Randy and Gordon, the proprietors are also thinking about becoming a eBay dealer like the people that are selling my stock for me. Its sad to think that all of us that had hopes of really revitalizing Downtown Hilo have just run out of money and energy... I dont feel so badly as its not just me...

    Mya and Lucas of Teknoranger/Island Auction Pros now have a bunch of my things from the store on line, and we have already had a purchase of my "lot" of sterio equipment. My huge Sony rack system that I didnt feel would bear another trip across the ocean blue was bought by one of the young people that works with Mya. I was glad to sell it. I have about 100 items with them and we shall see how things go. I am very hopeful that these things which are nice but were overlooked by people shopping at my store will get picked up on auction.

    There are up sides and down sides to all of this. I know that the up side for many people is the selling of usefull things that one just doesnt have a need for anymore. Take my friend and fellow blogger John Bailey of "Journal of a Writing Man" He has gotten rid of scores of items that he doesnt use...

    I took the plunge and bought something that should be a big help to us in the comming days, from a lady that bought it and found to her dismay that the thing didnt work for her...Yes I am entering into the more advanced information age and bought a diary that also works as a electronic leash Its my hope that I will be able to get both the phone and the wireless internet up and going prior to losing acess to my computers sometime in early march, when they are packed up for shipment to Houston. I feel I still have much to learn about the whole wireless internet thing...Gads, I barely understand the wired up Internet World. I will keep you informed as to how I get along with my new electronic companion. If it works hald as well as my digital camera than I shall be pleased!




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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


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    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...

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  • 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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