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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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  • July 16, 2007

    Hapa Mele, or Bits of News

    My Peculiar Aristocratic Title is:
    Reverend Lady Hokulea the Perplexed of Divine Intervention
    Get your Peculiar Aristocratic Title


    A friend at work sent me this silly thing. I told her I would post it on the blog and she thought that was a cool thing. I just hope the title doesnt stick. She thinks that my ability to save her from certain doom when things go wrong on her desk at night deserves a title. I dont care what they call me as long as I dont find my desk packed into a box when I come in some evening....

    She was trying to make me smile. Its been hard here at the Hale, and Woody's midlife crisis is still in evidence. But more on that in another post.

    Its been a while since I have put out a post like this with a little of this and that. I find that my creative juices are a bit under the weather these days... but there are a few little tidbits that I would like to post on that dont quite make for a whole post.




    I saw on the news today that the "Hokulea" voyaging canoe, which has been one a multination west pacific tour has arrived safly home to Hawaii. If you like sailing or love the ocean as much as I do you will enjoy the photos and the story behind this beautiful ship and the impact that it has had culturally for Native Hawaiians. Their ships blog is found at the website of the Polynesian Voyaging Society For some of the new readers, it was this vessel and the story of the "Star Of Gladness" that lead to my un official adoption of this name as a Nom De Plume... With all of our journeying its been most appropriate.

    Ginger on the Cliffs near Hilo Hawaii

    Speaking of travel, names and such. I am one of those poor souls trying to get my passport renewed so that I can travel, but according to this report and others you are likely to have seen, its a nightmare that only the government could cook up. I complicate things only by trying to straighten out a mess created by other bumbling breaurocrats who insisted that I must use my old married name (that Id not used for years) because I didnt have a court order showing it changed back to the name given at birth. Now in these post 9-11 days of identity stringency, I need to have all forms of ID match. I was going to do this when the thing expried but didnt and now that I want to make a trip out of the country Im trying to get this handled. After 4 trips to the Post Office, staffed by people who dont care about their own jobs, let alone this task that has been thrust upon them by our government...(the post office is a private enterprise, not a government entity, most people dont know that). I was told to do something different every day, "fill out this form, no that form, no you need five more references... Why do you want to change your name?..."Because I have never been that person, nothing that I have shows that name." Well, they wont do it... "It's the name I was given at birth for Pete's sake...on my birth certificate yet..." If this comes back its not our fault... but we aren't allowed to offer an opinion about these things.

    I walked out of the Post Office and threw a screaming fit in my car. Then I calmly drove to the courthouse in Bentonville. The Court Clerk looked and my paperwork, and had me fill out an additional form giving information regarding my divorce, and she stamped and packaged my documents. We paid the 127.00, and went to a PostNet and used UPS next day delivery to the processing center in New CAstle Delaware...This is the new home of the center that was once in New Orleans. Im told that if all goes well...max wait time is two weeks, if there is a hiccup, I could be in trouble.

    And where do I want to go? I was approached by the people that put on the retreats that I have been going to to consider traveling with John Michael Talbot to Southern Ireland. This is a once in a lifetime trip that will go to places that are not ordinarily available to the average tourist. All of the accomodations are top drawer and nearly all expenses are included in the price. A single lady already traveling is looking for a roomate, and I could travvel with her. Woody is considering going but isnt passionate about it. Im very OK if he doesnt go. I was supposed to have a in this week but I am not surrendering a dime until I see my passport.

    Should this not work out we are going to try to go to Panama either by taking a cruise or going to a all inclusive resort. Woody was born there and I would enjoy seeing the country and reveling in the fabulous beaches. We shall see...

    We did become owners of a third vehicle, a 1996 Toyota Avalon, that Woody bought as a utility vehicle. I am putting a lot of miles on my van and I cannot ride in the Crossfire. We took the Avalon to run errands and I felt very comfortable in it. The neighbors will think we are crazy or trading cars for a hobby.

    As a last bit of news... The Grapevine Mall closed ending our attempt to start a small jewelry business. I am sorry but relieved as I have a lot going on in my life...

    But just as we were leaving, we sighted a truck out in front, with a cage full of ... puppies!...No we didnt become puppy parents that day but we are talking about it... and that is making Makkie and Nani very nervious


    Hey! we dont need any dog... Now dont bother me!! Makoa in his carrier, He loves to snooze in this little nest, and will open and close the door at will

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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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