Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day !

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Eclipse Trophies

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". . . and the Sun has perished
out of heaven, and an 
evil mist hovers over all."
             Homer, The Odyssey 

San Francisco's North Bay
was cloudy. But then skies
cleared enough to see the
end of the eclipse
in our Sky Mirror.

Ok. It's a basin of water.
But it worked!

The sun regulates and effects us 
on so many biological levels.

We all know how it creates electricity, 
and grows all our food. Well I felt a
disquiet as the already grey day darkened.

Birds did not sing, or use the feeders.

When the sun returned, especially the
customary afternoon Summer sun and
blue skies around the Bay, I felt / feel
renewed and happy! 

Glad too, that Americans
could agree on the value of
SOMETHING, even for one day. 

Let it be a good sign
as the Wisdom of the Crowd 
appraises the real condition
of our national affairs.

"But you can't fool all the 
people ALL the time."
US. President, Abraham Lincoln

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Monday, August 21, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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North Beach Intimations

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"Language of the Birds"  Sculpture Group;
       Jazz Mural [behind]
 Broadway & Columbus, San Francisco

“The air was soft, 
the stars so fine, the 
promise of every cobbled 
alley so great, that 
I thought I was 
in a dream.” 
     Jack Kerouac

“One day I will find 
the right words, 
and they will 
be simple.” 
     Jack Kerouac

“Live, travel, 
adventure, bless, 
and don't be sorry.” 
      Jack Kerouac

"Be in love
with your life.
Every minute of it."
            Jack Kerouac

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Sunday, August 20, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Tin How Temple

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 “Travel makes one modest. 
You see what a tiny 
place you occupy 
in the world.” 
      Gustave Flaubert

Into busy, crowded, 
jumbled, historic, 
San Francisco Chinatown!
As mysterious as a 
pyramid tower disappearing 
into the fog. . . looking for
the Taoist temple. . . Tien Hau

1910 - The 'New' Building
"Right place, but this does NOT
look like a temple." You might say.
But long years enjoying Honolulu's
Chinatown have taught me:
Look at the little door at the 

I know there will be a LONG walk
up many stairs, to the temple itself
on the top floor. Here we see
European tourists ready to leave.

I was up there: Top Floor.
Oh the art I saw
and could not 

You can read more about
the oldest Chinese Temple
in America  Here.

Though some Honolulu
temples might be older,
they were founded in the
Kingdom Of Hawaii,
NOT America. So I
concede the honorific
with respects
to each place:
My former longtime home
and my becoming
New One.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Taking 'Bout HummngBird

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“Some of my old memories 
feel trapped in amber 
in my brain, lucid and 

- while others 
are like the wing beat 
of a hummingbird, 
an intangible, 
ephemeral blur.” 
               Mira Bartok

"Hummingbird darts
 lightly through the world, 
spreading its message 
of joy and beauty, and 
teaching us to appreciate
 the wonder and magic 
of everyday existence. -

-Hummingbird brings 
the gift of joy
Learn to laugh
 and be happy."

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Friday, August 18, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Making "Luck"

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"Every positive thought 
is a silent prayer
which will 
change your life."
            Bryant McGill 

"Forgiveness is not 
an occasional act, it
 is a constant attitude. "
      Martin Luther King, Jr

"The best and most beautiful 
things in the world cannot be 
seen nor even touched, 
but just felt in the heart."
           Anne Sullivan

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Thursday, August 17, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Pleasure If You Know

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"Make happy those 
who are near, and 
those who are 
far will come."
        Chinese Proverb

Only by meeting 
someone where she is,
 can you take her 
anywhere else. 

Barking Boat Dog
"Criticism is easy 
but it does not create."
         Nigerian Proverb

"As for old age, 
embrace and love it. 
It abounds with pleasure
 if you know how to use it. 
The gradually declining years 
are among the sweetest 
in a man's life, and I 
maintain that, even when
 they have reached the 
extreme limit, they have 
their pleasure still. "

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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We Are Contra

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If every prayer
was answered in a
predictable way
then it wouldn't
be a prayer.
It would be

a transaction.

 Someone said
that every prayer
is heard, and
is answered.
But sometimes
the answer is "No"
for our own good.

 Every day unnoticed
we are helped
in a million ways.
Still we get to
"do it ourselves" in
an enduring mystery
of our being.

We are mysterious beings
who are often quite 
Apparent contradictions
appear near the source
of great truths.

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Plays Soft 0n Her Flute

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 How can I claim
to understand another
when I am a 
mystery to myself?

"The wall is silence, 
the grass is sleep,
Tall trees of peace 
their vigil keep,

- And the Fairy of Dreams 
with moth-wings furled
Plays soft on her flute 
to the drowsy world."
                       Ida Rentoul Outhwaite

“If you can't 
change your fate, 
change your attitude.”
        Amy Tan

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Monday, August 14, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Nothing is Something

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“Well, my brother 
says Hello. So, 
hooray for 
speech therapy.”
            Emo Philips

“Most people don't
 bother about their 
friends in the 
vegetable kingdom.”  
       Frank Zappa

"Rain beats a leopard's skin, 
but it does not wash 
out the spots. "
African Proverb, Ashanti, Ghana

"We have lost the art 
of doing nothing, of 
shutting out the background
 noise and distractions, 
of slowing down and 
simply being alone
 with our thoughts."
                 Carl HonorΓ©

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