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  • 64th Birthday -Reflection

    “When I get older, losing my hair, many years from now… Will you still need me, will you still feed me, when I’m sixty-four? “ –Paul McCartney, John Lennon  (Copyright: Sony/ATV Tunes LLC) Hau`oli Lā Hānau e George!! …translates to “Happy Birthday”. “Hau`oli” means “Happy, glad, gay, joyful,” “Lā” means “Day, date” (as well as “sun, sunny”), and “Hānau” means “To give birth; to lay (an egg); born.” As a “celebration” of another year of this Hawaiian Life, I took an extra moment to watch the sun rise over Haleakala this morning from my farm garden at Kaukini Ridge at…

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  • C.G. Simonds Inspiration

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    C.G. Simonds [http://www.cgsimondssculpture.com] was George’s sculpture and bronze casting teacher at California College of Arts & Crafts in Oakland (1972-74.) He and his companion Bibi live in France.   December 28, 2014 Charley & Bibi:  Thanks for visiting us and sharing a meal at our farm yesterday. Mahalo for sharing the brochure of your latest 2014 bronze work. It inspires me! I especially like the organic smoke and simple cartoonish shape of “Smokester II;” sort of like a figure taking a bow. “Touch & Gone” seems spooky and ‘Halloweeny’ and gothic all at once! I love the smoothness and wave…

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  • Thanksgiving Ipu 2014

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    Aloha to Marissa Klug and her Ohana! First of all, Happy Thanksgiving 2014 to everyone and to all of our Ohanas! Second, I’m thankful for the great Ipu that Marisa Klug made for me that arrived in the US Mail with a special note about the Mano (“Shark” my family Aumakua), the Lauhala and the Kalo! She says the Ocean of Lauhala symbolizes forgiveness and compassion as well as the interconnectedness of life. “Lau-hala” is the leaf (“lau”) of the hala tree. I have a red hala near the most eastern part of our aina (“land”) in Kahakuloa where we…

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  • Nov 21: A Weekend in the Life…

    I’ve been told that I should write out a checklist to help me get organized and get things done. I thought you might get a kick out of seeing my list for this weekend and get a sense of what my life is like… Note: Access to our farm is severely limited! The County of Maui is doing road repairs on the main road through Kahakuloa between the 7.5 and the 10 mile markers, which is where we live. The road is closed to traffic everyday Monday-Friday between 7:30 am – 5 pm and expected to run until the end of…

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