• Santa Cruz Mother’s Day 2016

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    I ka La’i O Chaminade Resort & Spa (In the Calm of Chaminade Resort & Spa in Santa Cruz, CA) A poem by GK for Nancy on Mothers Day,  May 8, 2016 At first, it’s cold and rainy The singsong of the Mexican voices high up on the roof mixed with the singsong of the chirping birds! Two Mexicans talking in pleasant voices, pleasant to my ear like a slackkey song! They… Are… Changing broken red tiles from a wind stormed fallen Eucalyptus Tree! High above changing tar paper and replacing red tiles I see and inquire about knee pads…

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  • 2016 -Meaning of Life…


    The opportunity a new year brings starts with reflection of what is, or has been, in order to gain perspective on which to build on. For me the meaning of life is: To Love To share To be loved and feel love To help To be helped To be mentored To mentor To learn To teach To know the difference between right and wrong To experience sorrow as well as joy To be able to make choices To use and experience joy and happiness with all our senses To live To develop our gifts To use our gifts to serve…

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  • Leslie Granat–E Ola Makamaka! Long live our friends!


    December 29, 2015:  Got a call from Fred & Jane Litt last night notifying me that my great friend Leslie Granat passed away. Her burial was in Haiku this morning at 11 am. I’m deeply saddened by her passing but grateful and blessed to have known Leslie during my lifetime!  Here are a few of my thoughts about my dear friend Leslie. A few Thursdays back, Nancy and I went to Makena Beach & Golf Resort to celebrate our 12th wedding anniversary. We went to share a romantic dinner and hear the Kathy Collins Talk Story event, held around an…

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    George Kahumoku Jr.“Paniolo Slack Key – Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy” CD

    GEORGE KAHUMOKU JR. RELEASES NEW CD  PANIOLO SLACK KEY – Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy NAPILI, MAUI – George Kahumoku Jr., host of his weekly Slack Key Show – Masters of Hawaiian Music at Napili Kai Beach Resort, is releasing his new CD Paniolo Slack Key – Songs of the Hawaiian Cowboy CD on December 21. This CD features traditional and original songs in two slack key guitar tunings celebrating the cowboy, horse, and ranching in Hawaii. Paniolo Slack Key is being submitted to Hawai‘i Academy of Recording Arts (HARA) for the upcoming Nā Hōkū Hanohano Awards. Paniolo Slack Key…

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