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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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  • February 04, 2005

    Dawn At Creation


    Dawn at Creation.... The January 2005 West Highcastle flow Kilauea Volcano Big Island Hawaii. HVO Photo

    This Photo was taken this morning by an Hawaii Volcanoes Observatory photographer. We have been experiencing a huge increase in the size and visibility of the lava flow and the lava watchers are starting to flock to the island to catch a glimpse of this event. Three large ocean venting entries are flowing, and one is very close to the road where you can drive into the park so hordes of folks are coming into Hilo...

    Makes all that VOG worth while...

    Just as the eruption continues unabated, the eruption of customers at my shop continues thanks for your prayers and support. We are selling off nearly everything right down to the bear walls. Almost all of the fixtures and equipment is sold and we see a steady sale of the inventory. Its all God's doing as we have done more business in three days than in the past 4 months combined... Over 200 people have been in the store since the liquidation began...Feb 1

    And Im doing it alone...I am about wiped out...Gads, its only Thursday?

    Woody told his boss he was not available for the next few days and will be in to help me. Thank God... I am at the screaming stage.

    Its so hard to see it all go... the little things that made the place special. Like the set ups and the lighting. Im not giving the inventory away yet, but it feels like it.

    It hurts a lot. Im dismantling a dream... I want to scream sometimes at the callousness of some people... for the dirty little secret of this town is that they wait for this, haolies going broke and leaving, so they can get the "good stuff" cheap. Cars houses and furniture and stuff from business. Its like its a cottage industry. The phone calls that I have received regarding my furniture in the house are crazy. Ill ship it before I donate it to some household that wont appreciate it.

    It gives me a perverse pleasure to deny some of my things to this greedy mass of humanity. People get mad when I say that I am not selling my golden lacquered pieces in the store. I have had 20+ offers all so foolishly low...I have been told by dealers not to sell the stuff as it is going up in value and the gold leafing is super good on my pieces... One Bi*ch, who has been in probably 50 times in the last year and has spent 20.00 with me, has often come and rubbed her hands on the desk or table and said in so many words "I covet this and must have it". She is a physical Therapist and has a good practice and a well off Local boyfriend... She has offered ridiculously paltry amounts for it...So typical of the mindset of greedy but well off locals that everything can be had for nothing when a haolie gives up and goes back where they belong... she came in yesterday with her daughter "to buy her a gift... pick something out, dear..." the daughter did well selecting a pair of gold hoop earrings that I had in 50% off...She was trying them on again and I gave her the price. They were less than 100.00. The Mom said 'no they were too expensive' and ended up buying HERSELF a pair of pearl dangles that were, like, the cheapest things in the store... came to 12.00 ( she moved up from her last purchase though, where I offered her a deal on a necklace and a pair of matching earrings, jadite in silver. Total deal was 50.00 The necklace was 42.00 and the earrings 25.00 originally. Her response was to pull 8.00 out and put in on the table, no tax, and try to walk out with the earrings, saying that "Well, if they are 8.00 in the deal that is all they are worth, why don't you give them to me for that price? We told her no. But she made such a stink and we were new in the building that we let it go. God honored that by showing us to mark up the necklace to 69.00 and a visitor lady bought it that week...) This time, she made me mad. She embarrassed the daughter, and the only reason she brought the daughter in was to see the furniture... She finally came and said "OK, you are going to the mainland, give me a price and I will pay you for the desk and the table and you wont have to move it. I didn't respond but went to the door and unlocked it...And thanked them for coming in. She got up and said "WELL?" I responded. " You don't have enough money to buy a gift for your daughter, therefore it is unlikely you have enough to pay for the furniture. This is the last time we will have this discussion, have a good afternoon and I closed the door. People clapped in the store...

    Such drama makes for frayed nerves.

    Most people are good hearted. We have had several visitors that came to us last year return to find the "going out of business sign" and bewail it with me. We have met some new friends during this time, Rodney Brewster and his partner L.E.Zerbe who have Pahoa's newest shop, which takes high end consignment. They have purchased my safe and front window case as well as setup pieces. And most importantly been encouraging which we sorely need. As they sat in the store for two hours they saw all sorts of little dramas and learned that jewelry was different than art or furniture and will be picking my brains a few more times for more info. I will be picking theirs too, as they have lived in different areas of the country and we can learn a lot from them.

    I have had questions about our destination. The container with our belongings will final either in Houston or Bentonville. We still have time to decide but I think Houston is winning. I joked with the boys yesterday that we will end up on David Letterman with a huge map and a dart...Throw and see where you have to live.... the ultimate reality show...

    This is not far off from the truth...




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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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