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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 08, 2005


    detail of the inlay on the table

    As you can see from this photo... the detail of the workmanship is striking. This is Indonesian rosewood, Mother of Pearl Inlay work done in Singapore. Open carvings of Birds in Cherry blossomed trees and Dragons and Phoenix, symbolic of Man and Woman living in harmony are carved as a border around the bottom edge of the table and the buffet cabinet. The Bird of Paradise in the tree of life is the theme of the table top inlay. The curio is plain Rosewood but goes well with it...

    We are selling the suite for 3500.00 a bargan since it cost us 7000.00 and retailed for twice that. I am selling it for fear that it is too delicate to survive another trans pacific crossing and the louts that pack moving containers here are not nearly as careful as the guys that did our load comming over. Plus much of our stuff was still in factory packaging and that protected it... We bought it and much of the other furniture (including the gold leaf desk, and table at the store) from a Pakistani Importer in Downey that was run out of business after 9-11. Made a pariah for his Islamic faith, he sold us the furniture to make his rent for the months of September and October of 2001. Woody and I would go to see him often before we moved... I took his wife shopping in those early days so she would not be insulted and abused by people. They had been persecuted for their tribal origins in their homeland, now this. They sold their shop inventory for a song and fled to family in Sacramento....

    I understand now more than ever how they must have felt. The loss of dreams and hopes...Woody and "Joe" would have long discussions over the Koran and the Old Testament and the Place of "Issa", Jesus, in the eternal scheme of things was nearly always the focal point...

    I pray for them every time I lift the protective cover and touch the inlaid birds and flowers...

    I was never able to afford to pay for the protective glass that I wanted to cover the table so I could leave it uncovered to the world. Like so many things I kept this for "good"...there never was a "good". I have only had two guests at my table in the 3 1/2 years I have lived here. I had visions of church ladies functions in this big living area, and have no friends or associations. Three sets of china, seating for twelve and its just Woody and I and the cats.

    I have never been able to enjoy it. How sad really...

    Woody and I have discussed this many times and we have made a pact between us. Nothing for show, ostentation or "good". Not clothes not funiture not anything... We havent discussed the bedroom furniture but it is as grand as the dining room. A bed so romantically lovely that it belongs in a fine bed and breakfast, and may end up there. People are looking at it too and thinking about it. I predict that it will stay here as well. I bought all of this thinking that this might be the last time I do such a thing. This writer, who was raised on Social Security, then has lived in small homes and sparingly went crazy when handed more money than she ever had in all of her life... Wiser now, I know that I shouldnt think so far ahead. I have no one to leave anything to and dont need to show off. Buy what you love and what you can live with is my mantra and Woody's too.

    We are looking at homes in the same mindset. So many of them are way too big for us but we dont want to live in a trailer or a condo...yet...but we can see that downsizing as a good thing one day. Maybe we need to do it now. Pray for us to make a wise decision about where we live and what we choose. I dont know about you but the whole Social Security debate has brought the retirement thing back as a focal point for us. We want to pay cash for our next home and keep it paid off. Credit Score be damned (did you know that not having a mortgage reduces your credit score... go figure...) No charge cards and no loans...We...I need to start to save again and this will mean a full time paying job, which I have not held since early 1996...I have nothing but the house and Woody has a small amount set aside well invested. My saving grace is that I will be able to draw his SS one day. If I had to draw mine I would be a street person it is so dismally low...

    We will always have to work, there is no way around it. But I want to enjoy life too and bask in the pure white light of a life well lived. I accept the risks but will savor the rewards as well. I dont know how God will do this, will work all of this out but I trust Him to do it. He hasnt failed me yet.




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    Hokule'a at mywideblueseas@gmail.com

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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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