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Refuge...

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After four and a half months out of the office working on my Health, it was truly nice to return to work, and especially to my office, my Pu'uhonua, my Place of Refuge. I missed my Spiritual hoa Aloha in there. Some whom I have had by my side Guiding and Protecting me for my entire Life. Humbly grateful...

Love...

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"M ā lama K ō  Aloha..." "Keep Your Love..." Chiefess Manono Battle at Kuamo'o 1819

Hula...

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Ola Hiwahiwa...

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Precious Life...

Huhū...

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Angry...

Oli...

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Chant...

Refuge...

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Ahi...

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The Smoldering Embers of K ū ...

Nutmeg Mannikin...

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Just Dance...

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Ola...

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It was interesting to see these Native 'Apapane birds foraging on the highly invasive and noxious Glory Weed, or Tibouchina, that has formed impenetrable thickets in the Volcano area of Hawai'i Island.  The 'Apapane would land on the blossoms and eat little caterpillars residing there. Hopefully caterpillars from an equally invasive moth. Adapt. Survive. Thrive. Life will Always Find a Way...

Experiences...

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They say in Life, you should spend money on Experiences, and less on acquiring and accumulating Possessions. When you are at the End of Life, you will value Treasured Memories of Time spent with Loved Ones, experiencing moments, rather than looking at material possessions or any accumulation of so called Wealth.  With that in mind, I couldn't pass up the opportunity to attend the Def Leppard concert and bring along my two sons. My oldest son, Elliott, enjoys rock music and plays the guitar. He is starting to learn the electric guitar as well so I knew that he would enjoy his first concert ever. His younger brother, Koa, wasn't as enthused. He rather stay home and play computer strategy games with his friends. I made him go however. He had never been to a concert either.  My wife bowed out, unless Journey was going to play as well as they and Def Leppard did a joint tour on the continent. Journey opted out of Hawai'i this time. So I brought my good friend, John,

Bad Drivers...

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I parked in a stall at the grocery store and was exiting my car when a vehicle quickly pulled into the open stall next to me, nearly hitting my opening door, and causing me to quickly close it. I was upset at the recklessness and quickly got out of my car to confront the other driver. "Where did you get your Driver's License? From a cereal box!?" The other driver quickly locked the doors, and just sat there with a blank stare. Hopeless. I gave up, took the high-road and just went shopping...

Love...

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Today I was driving down the road in traffic caught up in a swirl of deep thoughts. So many seemingly unrelenting and insurmountable challenges in Life. I continue to surrender wholly to the Divine. To the Holy Spirit. To Aloha. Complete Trust. Lest I Perish.  Out of the corner of my eye, I caught a glimpse of a disheveled man in a wheelchair on the side of the street as I sped by. Freddie I excitedly and momentarily thought. I wasn't sure if it was him as by the time I could look in my sideview mirror, he was blocked from view.  I continued to drive plotting how to make enough turns to eventually circle back and run past that man again. I prayed it was Freddie. I hadn't seen him in over a year and had been worried about his welfare. I first met Freddie in 2013, five years ago while walking to work and it turned out to be one of my most memorable Spiritual encounters and a powerful Lesson for me. Our paths crossed again in 2015, right before my Heart surgery an

'Oli...

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Kahiki...

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The Moon and Mars...

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Maka...

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This was a film photograph of a coconut tree's reflection in the Sacred Kauila Pond at Punalu'u on Hawai'i Island...

Kahiko...

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Akua Lilinoe...

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Hungry Birds...

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The Original Hungry Birds...

Seven...

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Maka...

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Friends in High Places...

Love...

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The Heavens Darkened... The Torrential Tears Fell... The Blinding Lightening Heralded... The Arrival of Thunder... As the 'Apapane Emerged... Witnessing Chiefess Manono... Standing over the Body of Her Beloved... Among Scattered and Strewn Scarlet Bloodied Feathers... Before She Herself was Battle Slain... Dying Words Set Free... "M ā lama K ō  Aloha..." "Keep Your Love..."

Waiting...

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As Heaven's Night... Silently Arrives... I Shall Be Waiting... For You...

Zen...

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How to Meditate to Rock Music 101...

Empathy...

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To be Honest, I was pretty Horrified too...

Trapped...

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Feeling a little boxed in, are we?

Ahonui...

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Patience, enduring, long suffering...

Ho'omana...

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No'ono'o...

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Reflection...

Ascension...

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Kahiko...

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Not Funny...

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Sometimes when I go deep into the forest all by myself, I like to practice telling my lamest jokes out aloud. Because after I tell my joke, all I hear are crickets. It builds up my thick skin and self-confidence...

Love...

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She works so Tirelessly... To Bring Home Sustenance... To Sustain her L ā hui... To Serve her Queen...

Mr. Pentagon...

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Ke Hoa...

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Little Maka...

Hoa Aloha...

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Another new Friend today...