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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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  • October 16, 2006

    The Dream Shaken

    Evening on the Kohalla Coast, Kawaihae, North Kohalla, West Hawaii

    "Hoku, Hoku, you need to come and look at this..."

    I walk into the TV room where Woody is sitting staring at the tube, while CNN is blaring..."6.6 Quake rocks the Big Island". I too sit down stunned at the implications of a quake that size.

    The Island has been bombard by daily rain, and is geologically unstable. Often siesmic activity of this magnatude means that volcanic activity is on the way...When I saw the location of the epicenter of this swarm of earthquakes, I shuddered. That region is the location of the little known but perhaps the most dangerous Volcano on the Big Island, Hualalai.

    In the early 1800's this sleeping giant woke up and began errupting, spewing lava and large rocks on people. Where many of North Kona and South Kohalla's five star resorts stand once stood villages that were filled with people that had no way of escape the mountains's wrath, They died trying to escape the swiftly moving lava. It was the largest loss of life at the hands of nature ever experienced on the Big Island. Some estimate 10,000 souls were drowned or consumed by flames....

    In the shadow of Hualalai is the Kohalla-Kona Gold Coast, a region that streaches from Hawi at the northern most tip of the Big Island to Kealakekua Bay, where the first white people, Captain James Cook and company landed, is heavily populated and built up. We should count ourselves very fortunate if all that happened were a few landslides and a rock wall or two falling down. The power can be restored, but how do you restore life...

    I got an email from Claudia, now happily living in San Francisco, "Whew, we got out just in time..." Yes I have to agree. I can see the shambles my house would have been.... my store... But I never grow weary of thinking about the Big Island.I am concerned about friends I left behind...

    I dreamt of the places I had seen on the news, dreams peopled by the voices I had heard on the CNN feed. Woody and I were glad to hear the voice of mayor Harry Kim, and some local officials that we knew by name. The familiar lilt of Local Kine Talk, which still colors our speach was evident in the news reports. People at work now say "Hey, we know where you got your accent now" and that is very true.

    So many of the places that were shown on the news were very familiar including the roads where rock slides occured. Thank you, Lord, that this was on a sunday insted of a work day where commuters are driving from Hilo to Kona. How many nights did Woody leave at 3am to make the 3 hour drive to his security job... CNN labled the road over the Hamakua Coast, its narrow bridges and soaring clifs and gorges as one of the 10 most dangerous highways in America, now with the added attaction of falling bolders, and red dirt avalanches...

    But the views of the Hamakua, The images of the gardens and gultches, delapidated single wall houses and bazillion dollar resorts, and the much missed sound of Hawaiian names and language was like a knife in my heart...

    I wonder if I can ever go back without having to be dragged to the airplane...

    For many, their Hawaiian Dream was shaken, visitors have demanded to be flown home, and Kama 'aina, residents like we were, may have huge repair bills as many do not have property insurance. Insurance, like everything else, is horrible expensive. Most do not have it unless there is a mortgage on the dwelling...We skipped it for six months, I sware I will not do so again as long as I can help it, given the horrendous year we have all seen courtesy of Mother Nature. I was sad for the losses that I saw on the news, but again so glad that no life was lost... that is a miracle... and to me shows God's protective hand on his island children.

    The quiet Sea... The epicenter of the quake was just off this shore and to the south a mile or two. Taken near Puako, North Kohalla West Hawaii.




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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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