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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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  • September 23, 2006

    Who's Garden Was This?


    Water Garden Descanso Gardens La Canada Flintridge


    Whose garden was this?
    It must have been lovely.
    Did it have flowers?
    I've seen pictures of flowers,
    and I'd love to have smelled one.
    Whose river was this?
    You say it ran freely.
    Blue was it's color.
    I've seen blue in some pictures,
    and I'd love to have been there.

    Tell me again I need to know.
    The forest had trees,
    the meadows were green.
    The oceans were blue
    and birds really flew.

    Can you swear that it's true?

    Whose gray sky was this?
    Or was it a blue one?
    You say there were breezes.
    I've heard records of breezes
    and I'd love to have felt one.

    Tell me again I need to know.
    The forest had trees,
    the meadows were green.
    The oceans were blue
    and birds really flew.

    Can you swear that it's true?

    Whose garden was this?
    It must have been lovely.
    Did it have flowers?
    I've seen pictures of flowers,
    and I'd love to have smelled one.

    Tell me again I need to know....



    Gary Paxton 1968

    Whose Garden Was This?


    Written at the Long Beach Airport Marriott
    Spetember 24 2006


    "The traffic is killing us, Hoku, there are twice as many people as there were here in the area when you lived here… No matter what time of day you want to go the freeway is all jammed up and all you can see for miles is a solid line of cars with red tail lights..."

    " I am seriously considering moving closer to West LA, where my work is..." " Oh, I can get $460,000.00 for my two bedroom condo, but where I want to move to, in Playa Vista the place I want, very similar to what I have but has no view is going to cost $775.000.00... what do you think? I can afford it but is it the best use of the money...?"

    "Look, they have taken that lovely old place and the adjacent park and put in another shopping center! Can you believe it? Everywhere it all looks the same with the same resturants and stores... For Pete’s sake! How many of those coffee places and giant stores and 50 screen cinemas do we need? And freaking WalMarts! Wiping out the little stores on Main St… Who can compeate with that?"

    "Yes, I keep getting this cold... I always have a congested cough. You don’t suppose it’s the pollution here do you? Yes I know that is why you moved to Hawaii, to get to clean rain washed air…but I could never leave LA, where you live has no culture...and you don’t have any shopping."

    "Auntie Hoku, we pay $1500.00 for our apartment, and have nothing left to save up how will we ever own a home or be able to rent a house? They are half again as much. We will always have to both work and maybe two jobs just to get by..."



    It breaks my heart to see what has become of my city. I am a Native Angelina, born and raised in So Cal. It used to be a great place to raise a family and make a living. I know so many people whose parents came here to have a better life. The City of Lakewood, where Woody grew up is nationally known as one of the first planned communities and is full of parks golf courses and recreation areas, but is also full of vice and crime, and is so expensive that it is out of reach for me and mine to ever live there again.

    Everywhere we looked we saw construction. People are extending their homes building Mc Mansions out of bungalows and using every inch of available space in their gardens and yards. Where to you go to refresh yourself? I guess you stay inside and watch TV. How healthy is that for you and your kids?

    We spoke to many people who have large intrest only loans on their homes. What will happen to them if they lose their jobs get sick or have a personal catastrophe? They have no equity building up. Values are now slipping some but wont go down that much but even a tiny slip will result in the loss of the hard earned down payment through forclosure. I forsee a problem with homelessness here that will be shocking if the economy tanks.

    The loss of recreation time due to driving time to and from work is horrid. Families have less and less time together. There was discussion at church of forced carpooling due to fuel costs and as the drive time extends more gas is wasted as cars idle on the roads. Creating more pollution and problems…

    Woody was offered a job this week. His high school friends really miss him and want him to come back here. I could get work in the shipping trades or as a jeweler’s apprentice, but the human cost for us… no peace the noise and stress is just too much. I can never return to the city of my birth. I cannot be content with a pocket park and a few moments of relative quiet in the middle of the night.

    Arkansas may be one thousand miles from the ocean, and where we are may be a touch removed from shopping and fashion, but the peaceful close to the earth connectedness of the “Natural State” soothes my soul… I am besotted with my new home and very glad to be out of LA’s maddening crowd.


    Yours truly standing in the autumn garden display at Descanso Gardens LaCanada Flintridge CA




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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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