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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~
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  • 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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  • 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

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    Christianity Blog Directory


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  • Nuzio's Place on the Web


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  • 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 05, 2007

    Following Bread Crumbs

    The Clubertson Mansion, in Historic Downtown New Albany Indiana

    There is that old story about
    the children that scattered
    breadcrumbs behind them
    so they could find
    their way back home
    from adventures in
    the dark and scary forest...

    Of course
    The forest creatures
    came up from behind them
    and ate the crumbs
    So the children were lost
    And a wicked witch ate them

    When Gods children pray
    then follow The Spirit
    they leave a trail of
    spiritual bread crumbs
    Signs if the Spirit's Passing
    that will lead you safely home...


    "Pray Pray Pray!, then Do Do Do!...Then look back a year or two from now, then you can see for certain that you are truly in the Will of the Father... and if not, you will still have accomplished more than if you sat on your hands and did nothing..." Mother Angelica, on the establishment of EWTN as told to Raymond Arroyo

    Post Started 10-5-2007 in New Albany, Indiana


    We are following bread crumbs so to speak, left for us by, we believe, the Holy Spirit in the wake of a breakthrough of sorts that is going on. Things seem to be moving rather rapidly in a new direction. Like riding a rollercoaster a bit faster than you'd like, my tummy lurches yet it is exciting and fun too as we go along on this new adventure.

    The trail started when I broke my foot 9-9. I have had a lot of time to sit and ponder about my life. Woody is not working again, his and my decision as we know that the carlot thing needed to just stop. Its not a real job, and certainly not a job for a gentleman, which he is. So he cant sell cars to people that are so upside down financially that this car they want will ruin them. We bought the Accord from his former desk mate who flat out said that Woody was the best guy he'd ever seen with a customer, when he had a customer, which wasnt often as he wouldnt go out and get the "ups" needed to get a sale or two. He is unmotivated and not aggressive enough to compete. He needs a situation that will allow him be a caring sales person that people trust, that is his strength.

    Then there is my job. My boss says that the account and my position will be around untill at least march...but then who knows. No layoffs are promised but I will likely have to go back on days again which is a bit of an issue for me. I find myself resenting and yet thanking God for my job...I keep wondering if I shouldnt strike out on my own...

    I have been looking at Jewelry Repair Schools on the Internet. I found Druhards, the school that we went to in 2004 through the National Jeweler publication that I no longer receive... I would go back to Tim Druhard, he is a great guy, but his method of teaching doesnt allow for a period of practice of what you are learning. He pushes you out of the nest in two weeks with a tool list...that is fine for some, but I need more help

    I went out on the Internet and found a number of schools, but some were diploma mills, out for the kids SallieMae money and you'd no more know how to set up a bench than fly to the moon once you paid your money. I only spoke to one instructor that seemed to know what hes doing. His name is Charles Conner, Charlie to his friends. He is known in his community and I have yet to turn up someone that didnt like him or his work...All of the students that I found via Google loved him and said that the time spent was well worth the effort and expense.

    Expense...ugh...that is the kicker. I have no money and SallieMae will not loan me enough to subsidise my time here... So I figured Id stay on at thisplace as long as I could and save up the needed funds. I also looked at space to rent. With the coming of Annabelle, we use the area I was going to use for my bench more like living room space. And we know that it is better to have your work out of your home. But the spaces around our little city are costly for what they are.. But I want to stay in town as there is no jeweler here and Id be the closest person that the Senior residents would have to take their pieces.

    We have had a lot of conformation that we should do this. Woody met a retired South African diamond cutter a few weeks ago who shook my hand vigorously when we met and declared that I would be highly successful if I worked in town. He even had a box of stuff that needed fixing...And we have run into at least a dozen people with jewelry problems... "Please, cant you fix...size...mend this for me?" I know that it would mean a lot for these people to have their jewelry wearable again...
    I know I would love to fix it for them..and make it right again...

    But where? I was driving home from an appointment and saw a tiny "for lease" sign in front of a small red brick building. The manager quickly came down to show it to me. It is a duplex and one half of it is 500 square feet, The perfect size. Most commercial spaces are too large for my needs and too costly. They offered me a very simple month to month with a small deposit, and agreed that I could have a month to explore the possibilities of getting into a school and getting the financing to pursue my dream. This space is the closest space to my house, not even a mile. I could walk to work if I chose to.

    A few days later came the chance to buy the car. We realized that this was the optimum time due to lower int rest rates to expand the HELOC on the house and forgo a Salliemae student loan, so we were able to do that.

    But did I want to spent the nearly 12,000.00 on six months of training? Where would I live? A look at Craigs list showed me a bunch of furnished places in the Louisville Ky area. But photos are deceiving you need to see the situations.

    We had a new car. We had money. We both have time. We had a place to stash the cats, and Annabelle's vet, concerned that she may be ready for her first heat...there are some concerns about her birth date. She seems younger and older than she should be...so just as well Dr. Eric is watching her...anyway he agreed to board her.

    So we took off on a driving trip and here we are, in this quaint little city on the Ohio River. Trees are turning and its very interesting.

    We had a uneventful drive out. It is nearly 600 miles so it was a long day, but we have used the time well. I met with Charlie Conner, and while I have a few reservations, I have no doubt that I can learn a lot under his tutelage. I believe that he can get me ready to work on my own. He also agreed to help me with tool selections and set up of my shop. I can do the build out either before I come back here or Woody can supervise it while I am gone. Its a lot of money but if I can lean a trade that is in demand and work for the rest of my life at something that I love.. its worth it... (funny teens spend thousands of dollars for college without a thought...saddled with loans for the rest of their lives...I cant do it!)

    Woody and I have looked at interim housing for myself. Most rentals in New Albany are not fit for a decent person to live in. So I need to look in Lousiville tomorrow. I was offered a charming artists apartment in a restored 1912 building for 1500.00 a month suitcase ready. But its in the city and when I saw it yesterday, I felt fearful and uncomfortable. Woody had thought to join me bringing the pets and that makes interim corporate housing the only alternative. Now he is thinking that I may only be here three months instead of 6-9 so he would stay in Arkansas with the babies or perhaps I would bring Annabelle with me, as I could have her in the corporate apartments. We shall see... the bread crumbs are a tad thin on this part

    There are still many many questions. I will have at least 5 months to pray them through. But I feel a sea change. Once you start down the Entrepreneurial path you are drawn inexorably to its fruition

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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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  • 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~

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    Focus on Israel ~~~

  • Smoothstone...

  • Jack's Random Thoughts

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  • Solomonia

  • Shiloh Musings

  • Jewish in a Gentile World





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    Fave Dog Blogs ~


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  • Miss Sadie Shih-Tzu

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