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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 03, 2006

    Small Moments Of Silence


    Art Captures Life Mural on the wall of the Brigham Young Banquet Hall, Polynesian Cultual Center Laie Oahu Hawaii

    I remember seeing this mural as Woody and I were enjoying a really fine meal at the Polynesian Cultural Center. I was contemplating a new life far away from the culture of the islands, and it frightened me. Hawaii was all that I had ever wanted, a dream that grew in my heart like a seed grows in the earth. The tree that sprung from that seed was not unlike Jonahs gourd. It was pretty, it gave some shade and comfort, but was only tempororary. It would die, as all living things are bound to do at one time or another.

    I promised myself in that opulent feasting hall that I would not forget. That I would take a small moment once in a while to remember the good things, the sound of the rain rolling in off the ocean, how it felt to hold Makoa for the first time as a tiny kitten, a welcome gift to my new home that has followed me to a newer home and a new life. To remember the sound of my own voice praising God in song in the empty shell of what would become the home of Azure Seas Jewelry, and the views of Mauna Kea gleaming in the sun swathed in clouds like a robe of majesty. The smell of plumeria,ginger and evergreens, that was the new smell of "Christmas"... The pride of saying to people..."yes this is my home... my island"...to remeber the language of Hawaii, the fragments that helped define a culture that I came to love and that the "life of the land is perpetuated in righteousnes"... Hawaii's state Motto now my own...

    I need to apply this to my memories of my Mother and yes, also to memories of my life beyond Woody and the time we have shared together. One thing I have noticed in this past year and a half that Mom and I could no longer communicate, was a disconnect between me and the lifetime of memories I have, that I have no one to share them with,or that shares them with me... Its a form of being a orphan that I hadnt considered before this...Sadly, Woody feels at times, like others of my extended family, that I sugar coat what was a difficult and painful family life, discounting the fact that mentally ill people are often witty, warm and filled with creativity, and that my father was a gifted story teller with a reservoir of stories to pass on... filled with charecters like my Great Grandmother, Georgianna Beachfield-Smyth, Roberts,Lewis (or Lewiston, Im not sure ),Holland, Thrice married twice widowed in the Old Country she came to this country with the three small offspring of Cmd. RJ Roberts, Royal Navy, because she yearned for the stage and adventure. In America She was hired as a Ziegfield girl and shortly after, met and married stagehand and stevadore, John Holland, 20 years her junior, and they had a happy life in San Francisco. Mr. Holland was good to his step grandson, even when his beloved "Songbird" was dead and gone, and my father loved him dearly... and I have vauge memories of him sitting me on his bony lap when I was but three and his gruff voice making me laugh, as he called me his "little sparrow"....Dad told stories of his childhood in Marin County, his 18 months of life on the road when he ran away at 14 and lived in Salt Lake City as John Ramerez, using his mothers name. WWII Naval Service at 17, Two broken marriages and his carrer in Aerospace. He lived two lifetimes in 42 years and spent the next 23 telling us about it all. I dont want to forget any of that...

    In the silence I can hear their voices...

    My mother at the piano of an evening,we would sing she and I hymns mostly, we often had no TV, and read books for pastime, and there was homework...My father would listen to Mom or type letters, or term papers for us or students at our church... my father's typewriter...a manual that was well loved and used heartily (While in the Navy,he held the All Services Pacific Championship title as the fastest typist in the fleet from 1945-47 167 wpm... he wasnt that fast years later but he facinated me as I am a plodding typist) as he typed single spaced letters to friends and family. I still have a few of those "epistles" carefully kept.

    Or after a long days work Mom would sit at the sewing machine, she made most of her clothes up untill she went into the nursing home. The only stab of pain regarding her posessions came when I realized that her clothing went to the Veterns Thrift store, a worthy cause and one we supported, but the thought ran through my head...Will they know that the suits and blouses so artfully made, were the product of skill and a real love of the craft? Likely not, But for the missing tags you wouldnt know these garments were home made, as she was very particular about the finishing of a garment...

    When Woody and I went visiting in my old neighborhood, by meeting some of the people in my past, Woody heard some of the people of my past discuss old times and I think that was a good thing. It gives a bit of a frame to my story...

    I am at a place where I am starting to really feel the loss of my Mom. Every day I try to live and feel as much as I can and if I can I listen for that small moment of silence where the past comes to life...




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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...

  • 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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