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The Road Ahead


I usually publish this blog at the beginning of the month. However, this month is special and I wanted to hold off on this post until we closed on the sale of our Scottsdale condo. That closing took place on January 9th. We are now on the entrance ramp to the road (or should I say the ocean) ahead to Maui, Hawaii.

We have been working on our dream of returning home to Hawaii for the last three years. It has been a long haul and a heavy lift but all of the planning is now bringing things together. I will post more on this journey as the months and years unfold.

One of the things we acquired to help get us going when we get settled is a 2017 Ford Edge Titanium which I will review on a separate  page. There is also a section for some favorite inspirational quotes and sayings that helped keep  morale up while setting this plan in motion. And once again we included a favorite recipe that we hope you will enjoy.

Whatever awaits you and yours on the road ahead you choose to take, may the journey be safe and fruitful.

Peace, love and happiness in 2017!

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September 2016

Wow! It’s already September and the year is almost gone. Is time flying or what? Here in Arizona the heat is finally starting to break. We hope all of our readers had a fantastic summer.

We are now in the final phase of selling our condo and expect to be back home in Hawaii by May 2017 no matter what. This process has been a long haul but we never took our eye off the prize. When all is said and done and we are re-settled, I plan on writing a special post on what it took to achieve our goal of returning to Hawaii. If you already live in Hawaii, don’t leave! Going home is harder than you think.

We are subscribed to the group “Hawaiian History and Culture” and some inspiration for this month’s posts is from the group.

Hawaiian Royal Family
Hawaiian Royal Family

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Happy Labor Day!

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Editors note

On Sunday, September 11th, please take a moment to remember all of our brothers and sisters who were lost that day.

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Hawaiian Proverbs & Poetical Sayings

Hawaiian Words of Wisdom

Source: Mary Kawena Pukui

Hawaii State Seal

Ua mau ke ea o ka `aina i ka pono.

The life of the land is preserved in righteousness.

Motto of Hawai`i.



Stand firm.

Motto of Queen Lili`uokalani.


Nana ka maka;
ho`olohe ka pepeiao;
pa`a ka waha.

Observe with the eyes;
listen with the ears;
shut the mouth.

Thus one learns.

Why I love Hawaii
No ke aha lā i aloha Hawaii kai (Why I love Hawaii)


Hawaii License Plate
e hele me ka maluhia (go in peace)

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Words That Shine A Light

Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.  Steve Jobs

He not busy being born is busy dying.  Bob Dylan

Our greatest weakness lies in giving up. The most certain way to succeed is always to try just one more time.  Thomas A. Edison

Through literacy you can begin to see the universe. Through music you can reach anybody. Between the two there is you, unstoppable.  Grace Slick

There is a crack in everything, that’s how the light gets in.  Leonard Cohen

All you need is love.  John Lennon


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May 2016


Aloha! So we’re in Scottsdale, AZ in the middle of April and the temperature has already hit the high 90’s.  But hey, most of the month was in the 80’s so we really can’t complain.

In this month’s blog we will be carrying over the theme of the Spring 2016 post. That is,  Discoveries and Useful Gadgets and Other Stuff. We have also scoured the web for some Inspirational Quotes and Sayings.

Monday, May 30th is Memorial Day so please take a moment to remember.

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Inspiration For The Month Of May


If you have been on the web or any social media lately, you might have seen this posting.  I was gonna list a whole bunch of inspirational quotes and sayings, but I felt these 10 things to be so compelling and worth re-posting that I will let them stand alone.

It all sounds like common sense.  But I know these things are much easier said than done. If you’ve read this before, read it again. If you’ve never seen this I hope you will be inspired to take a look at yourself.  And unless you’re perfect, fix what needs fixin’.

Read this over your morning coffee or whatever a few times a week. Couldn’t hurt!

10 Things You Need to Stop Doing to be Happier

 1. Stop complaining.

Nobody wants to be around someone who complains all the time. Yet we all do it. Instead of finding a reason to complain, look for the solution if you’re facing a problem. Look for something positive in your life. There’s always something positive to find in our life if we shift our focus.

2. Stop Judging.

Stop judging other people’s lives and focus on perfecting your own life. We spend so much time gossiping rather than working on perfecting ourselves. Focus on your own life, and how you’re going to perfect it.

3. Stop avoiding your fear.

Fear is an obnoxious thing—it slows you down from finding a career you love, a romantic relationship and pursuing your dreams. Do something that makes you uncomfortable every day, in small steps, and it will dramatically alter the course of your life.

4. Stop being so hard on yourself.

The biggest enemy that you face is the one inside you—this enemy criticizes, condemns, and complains. Don’t let these unconscious patterns run your life. Come to terms with these patterns. The biggest enemy you ever have to face is the one inside of you.

5. Stop being negative.

If you focus on being negative it’s going to show up everywhere in your life. It will show up in your work, personal relationships and everything else. Shift your focus away from being so negative all the time. Find things that make you come alive!

6. Stop caring about what other people think of you.

Every great artist, musician, or political leader ignored what people thought of them. Other people’s opinions of you are none of your business. What people think of you should not drown out your own inner voice and inspirations.

7. Stop worrying about the small stuff.

Think about all the unnecessary worries that go through your mind all day. We worry about why someone is not returning our emails, texts, phone calls. We worry about everything and anything. Focus on what you can do at the present moment and not about how you can worry about the outcome.

8. Stop needing to be right all the time.

Stop needing to be right all the time, this can lead to so many unnecessary arguments. Instead of needing to be right, start working on being more open to other people’s opinions. Start asking more questions and become more interested in other people’s points of view. It may open a whole new dimension of life.

9. Stop blaming others.

We constantly blame everyone for all types of different things. Quit blaming other people for your circumstances. If you want to change something go out and do it! Don’t blame someone for your present day situations.

And now the big one!

10. Stop living in the past or the future.

So much of our attention is focused on past experiences or on how things will be in the future. Focus your mind on the present moment. We would be so much happier if we placed our attention on the present.

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Spring 2016



Spring is just around the corner and, as always, it signals a season of renewal. I am sure everyone is looking forward to the pleasant weather ahead.

In this month’s issue we thought we would try something new.  Discoveries will highlight some  information and websites that you might find helpful and Useful Gadgets and Other Stuff will highlight products and services that we tried and found to be outstanding.

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“The only person you are destined to become is the person you decide to be.”-Ralph Waldo Emerson

“The meaning of life is to find your gift. The purpose of life is to give it away.”-Pablo Picasso

“Don’t cry because it’s over, smile because it happened.”-Dr. Seuss

“When one door closes, another opens; but we often look so long and so regretfully upon the closed door that we do not see the one that has opened for  us.”-Alexander Graham Bell

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Words To Live By

Now I know these little tidbits have been around forever. But, I think if it’s worth saying it’s worth saying more than once. And besides, I’m a big believer in karma.

Abbreviated Instructions For Living

Give people more than they expect and do it cheerfully.

Don’t believe all you hear, spend all you have or sleep all you want.

When you say, “I’m sorry”, look the person in the eye.

Never laugh at anyone’s dreams. People who don’t have dreams, don’t have much.

In disagreements, fight fairly.

Don’t judge people by their relatives.

Remember that great love and great achievements involve great risk.

When you lose, don’t lose the lesson.

Remember the three R’s:

·       Respect for self

·       Respect for others

·       Responsibility for all your actions

When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.

Smile when picking up the phone. The caller will hear it in your voice.

Spend some time alone.

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Quotes & Sayings

“The real differences around the world today are not between Jews and Arabs; Protestants and Catholics; Muslims, Croats, and Serbs. The real differences are between those who embrace peace and those who would destroy it; between those who look to the future and those who cling to the past; between those who open their arms and those who are determined to clench their fists.” ~William J. Clinton

“In the time of your life, live – so that in that wondrous time you shall not add to the misery and sorrow of the world, but shall smile to the infinite variety and mystery of it.”~William Saroyan

“Let there be peace on earth
And let it begin with me.”
~Seymour Miller & Jill Jackson

Happy Holidays!

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