Wednesday, May 31, 2017

Carved in Stone

Petaluma CA
Relic of the 
Abstinence Movement
[Water Fountain of Course!]

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Kindness, Sarcasm, Wild Turkey

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"If you have zest 
and enthusiasm 
you attract zest 
and enthusiasm. 
Life does give 
back in kind."
      Norman Vincent Peale

begets kindness."
           Greek Proverb

It's 'Kill them
with kindness.'
'Kill them with

Wild Turkey, Novato CA

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Morning's Good Light

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Morning  Light
"Learning to ignore things 
is one of the great 
paths to inner peace."
            Robert J. Sawyer

The scariest demons 
of darkest night, 
fade in the glory of 
morning's good light. 

"The best ideas 
come as jokes. 
Make your thinking 
as funny as possible." 
                                David Ogilvy

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Monday, May 29, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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What You See What You Carry

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 "The soul always knows 
what to do 
to heal itself. 
The challenge is to 
silence the mind."
              Caroline Myss

 "You see in the world 
what you carry 
in your heart." 
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

한국의 전통 드레스
"We either make ourselves 
miserable, or we make 
ourselves happy. 
The amount of work 
is the same."
     Carlos Castaneda

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Sunday, May 28, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Wanderer's Home

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 Sitting in Waikiki
Looking out to sea
I wonder if you 
ever think of me

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 Sea Birds know:
best to forage
as you go.
When the sky
is your home
You're never alone.

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Only Marin
of the Golden Dawn.

In the chorus of
The Golden State
Mesmerizing with
Her song.

 한국 전통
So many have come
from immemorial times -

- With their songs
foods, values, cultures
over centuries
these very hills ring!
[First Nations, Miwok, Pomo,
Spanish, Mexico, Americans,
Swiss, Italian, British,
Chinese, Danes, Jews,
Dentists. . .]

California -
"The area became a part of Mexico in 1821 following its [Mex.] successful war for independence, but was ceded to the United States in 1848 after the Mexican–American War. The western portion of Alta California then was organized as the State of California, and admitted as the 31st state on September 9, 1850."
 Wikipedia  Link

May this be said of me
and of you too:

"She is free in her wildness, 
she is a wanderess, a 
drop of free water. She 
knows nothing of borders 
and cares nothing for 
rules or customs. 
'Time' for her 
isn’t something to 
fight against. Her 
life flows clean, 
with passion, like 
fresh water.” 
              Roman Payne

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Saturday, May 27, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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The Kind

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"Kindness is the 
golden chain by which 
society is bound together."
Johann Wolfgang von Goethe

Old  Petaluma
"Be kind to unkind people - 
they need it the most."
     Ashleigh Brilliant

Mallard Family
"Write injuries in sand, 
kindnesses in marble."
       French Proverb

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Friday, May 26, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Thoughts and a Mountain

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 "Eyes and ears are 
poor witnesses to 
people if they have 
uncultured souls."

"People take different 
roads seeking fulfillment 
and happiness. 
Just because they're 
not on your road 
doesn't mean they've 
gotten lost." 
     H. Jackson Browne

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"Too often we underestimate 
the power of a touch, a smile, 
a kind word, a listening ear, an 
honest compliment, or 
the smallest act of caring, 
all of which have 
the potential to 
turn a life around."
              Leo Buscaglia

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Wisdom Discovered While Walking

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 “Every walker is a 
guard on patrol to 
protect the ineffable.” 
          Rebecca Solnit

“When patterns are broken, 
new worlds emerge.” 
        Tuli Kupferberg

"The soul should 
always stand ajar, 
ready to welcome the 
ecstatic experience."
       Emily Dickinson

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017

Ghost Sign

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Petaluma CA

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Hulas Bar & Lei Stand / Kapiolani Park /
Waikiki Link

Two Goslings

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"Nature is not a 
place to visit, 
it is home."
     Gary Snyder

"I want to do to you 
what spring does 
with the cherry trees."
        Pablo Neruda

Marin CA Hills
"The Marin Hills are a series of steep high ridges and peaks in southern Marin County. They are a part of the long Pacific Coast Ranges mountain system. The centerpoint of these hills is the 2,571 foot Mount Tamalpais near Mill Valley."

A kind word is 
like a Spring day."
       Russian Proverb

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Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Hawaii Photo of the Day

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Styles of Blessing

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Museum of the American Indian, Novato
“May the stars carry 
your sadness away, 
may the flowers fill 
your heart with beauty, 

Mr. Bugeia, Miwok Descendant
may hope forever 
wipe away your tears, 
and, above all, may 
silence make you strong.” 
    Chief Dan George

Hawaiian  Kahu
E oʻu mau kiaʻi mai ka pō mai
O my guardians, from remote antiquity
E nānā ʻia mai ka hale o kākou
Watch over our home
Mai luna a lalo
From top to bottom
Mai kahi kihi a kahi kihi
From one corner to the other
Mai ka hikina a ke komohana
From east to west
Mai ka uka a ke kai
From (the side facing) the upland 
to the (side facing the) sea
Mai loko a waho
From the inside to the outside
Kiaʻi ʻia, mālama ʻia
Watch over and protect it
E pale aku i nā hoʻopilikia 
ʻana i ko kākou nohona
Ward off all that may 
trouble our life here
 ʻĀmama, ua noa
(the prayer) is freed
      Handy & Pukui 
       1998, 141

Chinese Lion Dancers
"I am grateful for everything 
life has given me, even though 
it’s not all happiness.
Though you haven’t received 
everything you want in life, 
you are blessed enough to 
have all that you need. 
Life is just like a piano. 
White keys represent joy 
while black show sadness. 
As you go through life, 
remember the black keys 
make music too."
     Chinese Saying

The kiss of the breeze,
or the simple benediction
      of a child. . . .

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