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Incredible...

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I had a profoundly incredible day. On the road. To far away sections of O'ahu. Where Ke Akua was present. Where the kupuna made their unseen support known. Where spirit and hope prevailed. Where the great huli has awoken. Where tears flowed. Where love prevailed. Where people shared a new hope for the world. The power of Hawaiian women. Kuhina Nui. And the beautiful legacy of Kauikeaouli. Let sleeping dogs lie? Never again...

Glorious...

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The Sun broke through the overcast day to turn it into a Glorious day...

Chili...

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Part of my arsenal to make chili to feed the KSBE Class of 2019 tonight at our movie night event...

Sadness...

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So much sadness in the world. So very unnecessary. If only we chose to love others. More than ourselves...

Whispers...

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In the quietest corners of my heart... Where love softly awaits... I close my eyes... And find you...

Sweet...

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I can only imagine how sweet the drink is from the morning dew on a beautiful pastel blossom of Ke Akua's love...

Searching...

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Today was about combing the bushes and rocks. For signs of ancient Hawaiian life. To let our precious beloved ancestors know that we have not forsaken them. So that they don't forsake us. To save them. To save us...

Untoward Effects...

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All that Sulphur Dioxide in the air at Halema'uma'u Crater makes your breathing difficult, your stomache ache, and well....it makes you just plain old irritated...

Hulu Kupuna...

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Beloved treasured hulu kupuna Uncle Louis Buzzy Agard. Such an inspiration. Such a blessing to be living in this time making history alongside you. My love for you knows no bounds...

Ku'i...

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There was another ku'i kalo event at the Capitol today. Here 'ohana clean cooked kalo corms (kalo pa'a) in preparation for smashing them with poi pounders on poi boards to make pa'i'ai. Add some water and you have poi. The staple of the Hawaiian people. I pretended that I was a bird soaring over the beloved people...

Voggy...

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A very voggy Sunset over Honolulu. Halema'uma'u on Moku o Keawe keeps spewing forth sulfur dioxide into the air over the islands...

Pixies...

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Tiny lavender pollinating magical pixie dust of love...

Mo'o...

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I went outside my building a little while ago and found this lizard Sunning himself on a sprinkler head... I slowly inched closer to him to get a better shot... Feeling threatened, he extended his dewflap in an aggressive gesture to show me up... I looked him straight in the eye and let him know that he was the boss. That I would withdraw for today. That perhaps we shall meet for a real fight another day. And that I was absolutely terrified of that little dewflap thing...

'Aha...

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Meeting. Gathering. Assembly. 'Aha kolea...

Brother...

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Behold your younger brother. As one world 'ohana...

The Plan...

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Happiness...

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There are millions of reasons in the world to be happy. And all you ever really need is one...

La'au Puhuluhulu...

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I have never come across such a hairy plant. I would suggest Electrolysis...

Splendid...

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A little boy. A loving puppy dog. An exhausted nap. Tender loving togetherness. Splendid...

Fire Breathing Poses...

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Vog...

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The vog coming out of Halema'uma'u has ramped up recently making its way to O'ahu and beyond. Rangers at Hawai'i Volcanoes National Park wore breathing apparatus...

Betrayal...

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Eia ho'i ka u e 'olelo aku nei ia 'oukou, E aloha aku i ko 'oukou po'e enemi, e ho'omaika'i aku ho'i i ka po'e ho'ino mai ia 'oukou; e hana lokomaika'i aku ho'i i ka poe inaina mai ia 'oukou; e pule aku ho'i no ka po'e ho'ohewa wale mai ia 'oukou, a hana 'ino mai ho'i ia 'oukou... But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you... It is hard, but I am working on it. Judas and all...

New...

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Try and see the world through fresh eyes. And a fresh heart...

'Ohana...

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That's what it is all about. Family...

Hiamoe Loa...

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Hiamoe Loa. The long sleep... My father and I came across this poor dead pheasant chick on Mauna Loa Road on Hawai'i Island. The mother was hanging around in the bushes watching over her baby probably confused at why the chick wasn't following her like her others. There was no visible sign of trauma. Most likely a car whizzed by but I'm not sure what happened. We moved the chick to the side of the road so the mother could grieve and to provide some dignity to the little bird body. I'm not sure birds grieve however. I know mated pairs often are inseparable and once a mate gets hit by a car, the other despondent mate flies to and from the deceased bird until all too often, the living mate also becomes a victim of another car and joins their loved one in death. Beautifully reminiscent of Romeo and Juliet, I don't think it has much to do with love as we know it, although I would like to think it did. This bird reminded me of another little bird. In December, I was dri

Mauka Makai...

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This weekend was beautifully Sunny as the view Mauka shows... Tonight, looking Makai, the rain and winds are descending upon Honolulu...

Armed...

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I didn't know you could walk around with a large sword on your back. I'm getting one tomorrow. To fight crime and evil of course. And boredom...

Kakau...

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The Lihu'e airport waiting area carpet had a nice Hawaiian motif. I never noticed it for years. Until I took a picture and looked at my picture. Then I noticed it. And I appreciated it. That's why I love photography...

Ho'okupu...

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A small offering for akua Pele. To the ancestors. To Ke Akua. To life...

Naue...

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I visited the ahu at Naue recently with my ghostly companion. It needed a little sprucing up after the big Winter waves. The upright stone is no longer erected for Ku'ula. But for Ke Akua. I wanted to let the beloved kupuna resting under the foundations of yet another destined vacation rental know that we have not forsaken them. We will not forget. We will not stop. Until we lay side by side with them in eternal respect and compassion for humankind's beauty. In reverence of love. In the sadness of greed at the expense of others. In awe at the power of Ke Akua's example of forgiveness...

Bug...

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Snug as a bug...

'Ohelo...

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In looking at the 'ohelo berry in Volcano up close...I can see the rest of the world in the life giving waters of Kane...

Decisions...

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What to do...what to do...what to do...

Imminent...

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The imminent human touch. So very necessary for a healthy happy life...

'Ohelo...

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Fantastically beautiful 'ohelo berries in the Volcano region of Moku o Keawe...

Neglect...

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Today I took a close look at Elliott's teeth. I believe I have neglected his visits to the dentist for a little too long. Hopefully they will fall out and nice shiny straight new ones will replace them...