Mar 31, 2008
Most definitely. You know from years ago of previous posts on the Intelligent Design forum that I am not a religious sort but still believe there is something more than we are even capable of conceiving and I have been "intelligent " (?) enough to be touched by. Not without some crazy weird and often hellish experiences that allowed me to appreciate these days. (Sunday Jun 2 | post #3608)
No, but my son in laws cousin (go that?) lives on an organic macadamia nut farm and I do have them shipped over and sell them at our store. My niece lives on the Big Island also and her daughter (my grandniece?) graduated high school so 23 family members flew over to attend and rented 3 houses. My grandson (now 13yrs old) caught a record breaking Ono fish at 56 1/2 lbs. Record for this year. We had fish tacos for a couple of nights. With mango salsa of course. Made from the mangoes growing at the house my daughter and her husband were staying at. We were on the Kona side but drove over to the Hilo side. Went to the volcano and a rainbow appeared coming right out of the crater. It the full spectrum arch and so close we could have walked to it except for the metal rails preventing us from walking out on the lava beds. A very special visit. The main reason I have been able to go the couple times before is because my lifelong friend owns a home in Oahu. My daughter also booked our flights in Nov and found round trip tickets for under $300 a piece so I told her book it now. My 3 brothers and my sister and I inherited a little money from my uncle passing and so we all paid for our kids and grandkids so we could have a family reunion. I'm spending most of the rest of the money trying to fix up this house. (Thursday May 30 | post #3603)
Just returned from 10 days in Hawaii last Sunday. It is weird how you almost feel like a time traveler when you gain and lose those hours flying into different time zones. (Monday May 27 | post #3601)
Time is the metronome, not the motion. (Apr 15, 2013 | post #3586)
It's all an illusion. Time is our reference point. And science proves it. (Feb 19, 2013 | post #3540)
Listened to this growing up. Harry Belafonte was a good memory. (Dec 28, 2012 | post #3217)
Really makes time seem to be wholly related to perception. (Dec 22, 2012 | post #3189)
With our core crowd it's just another excuse to get together and have some good food and a few drinks. We always use someones house. (Dec 10, 2012 | post #3135)
I love this stuff. I love that there are still mysteries to be discovered in what has become such an info hiway passee world sometimes. That craving for new discoveries doesn't go much further than the latest apps or capablilities of the latest cell phones for many of the current generation. (Dec 10, 2012 | post #3134)
Well, of course there is the obvious, "It's the End of the World As We Know It". (Dec 9, 2012 | post #3124)
Some of us have decided to have and End of the World party. We need appropriate music. Suggestions? (Dec 9, 2012 | post #3123)
So bizarre. I'm watching the news while on the computer here. They are showing a story about shooting of 2 juvenile mountain lions up in Half Moon Bay. That is on the coast right below San Francisco. It really is sad that they shot them. It is kind of scary though when they are coming into people's yards. I have noticed an over abundance of deer lately also. It seems they had 2 mating seasons this year. Lots of new fauns, baby deer when I drive to work. Isn't there usual time of year. Just saw a bunch at the beginning of spring and now another round. Starting to feel like a Stephen King movie. (Dec 4, 2012 | post #3098)
Yea, I am about 1 1/2 hrs below San Francisco. Of course you know that. Even though we are only about 12 miles from the Santa Cruz beach we get so much more rain on the mountain up here. Of course this weekend is supposed to be sunny and beautiful again. We actually need more rain this year to get the resavoir levels up. Its been bone dry and we were at stage 3 water rationing most of the summer. You know. Can't leave the hose on while you wash your car and pay higher rates over a certain usage. In fact at some points you could get fined for overuse. (Dec 4, 2012 | post #3097)
Interesting. We have had a very active animal year as well. In fact just last night a baby racoon was at my deck door, which is glass and he was on his hind legs looking in at me. About 3 weeks ago my grandson came upon a mountain lion with 2 of their chickens in its mouth. He then jumped over their 6 ft fence in a single bound ( the mt lion not my grandson). There have been several mountain lion sitings in yards the last couple months. (Dec 4, 2012 | post #3096)
Blood Type B - Attitude B +
Santa Cruz, Cal
Hiking Trails, Monterey Bay Aquarium, the beach and the redwoods.
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Enjoying the redwoods and my grandchildren
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Omnivore's Dilemma by Michael Pollan
Dancing, gardening, traveling. I want to see the world.
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How to get people to put aside differences and agree to fix the problems that face us.
I Believe In:
Trying the least invasive way to heal something before you advance to the radical.