Tuesday, March 22

Hale'iwa Town - Video


It's just a quickie - I have so much footage, but wanted to do at least one quick Drive-Thru.
Shooting while driving (before it became 'illegal' is a bit of a challenge. Also the fact of window glare, the fact that the glass has a green cast to it, and then there's the metal dividers that hold the roof of your vehicle up. Wishing for a convertible -
Here it is and here for photographs

Thursday, March 11

Video plunge, camera update


Got a pocket Canon SX200 the other day. Had fun experimenting with the video mode and iMovie for processing.

Too many issues with the camera, so I returned it. A photographer friend who keeps up with new camera models, recommended the Sony TX7. I read up on it, it sounded great, so I bought one. After a week, I sent it back. It does many very wonderful and amazing things, yes ~ but the flaws are too burdensome for me. If you're always looking for your reading glasses, then this camera isn't for you. But my biggest issue with the camera is the touch/screen/monitor. If you accidentally touch it, you've just lost your Mode. I challenge you to not get frustrated with that - especially if you have to find your glasses first! Also, the grid lines must be black for me - my eyes need all the help they can get.
One last big flaw - you can NOT see the touch-screen-monitor in bright sunlight.

So as I originally planned to do, I will buy the very impressive (for a pocket camera) upgrade of the Canon SX200 - the SX210 ~the flaws have been fixed, or so I read, and I'm waiting for it to arrive.

In the meantime, you can see a few video shorts I put together rather quickly in iMovie. Still too time consuming, and I'm a still photographer at heart. Video is fun I must confess. But I have no plans on getting a really good video cam - today anyway.

Monday, February 8

Going RAW is Delightful ~ Eat Desert First!


The other day a friend and I discovered Licious Dishes after seeing Avatar in 3D at the Dole Imax Theater, and WOW - I want MORE raw foods! YES, raw food preparation lessons are available from Sylvia Thompson.

THEN I was extremely fortunate to have a friend who shared her amazing RAW VEGAN Lemon-uncheesecake with me!
and then there's Key Lime Mango Pie
or a totally different raw Key Lime Pie

Looking to buy a better food processor and a dehydrator. Maybe take a class? Or look on Youtube.

Here are a couple of good RAW food sites with recipes:

Wednesday, February 3

Clinical Guide to the Use of Vitamin C





The Clinical Experiences of Frederick R. Klenner, M.D.,
abbreviated, sumarized and annotated by
Lendon H. Smith, M.D.

Preface

After Frederick Klenner died in 1984, his friend (and mine), Arthur Rybeck, a nutritionally-oriented dentist practicing in Wheeling, West Virginia, asked if I would be interested in going over the 27 papers Klenner had written from the early 1940’s to the early 1970’s. The whole idea would be to let the world know how thoughtful and careful a researcher he was, and to encourage others to continue his work. If a compendium of Vitamin C (and other nutritional) therapy could be compiled from the published work of Dr. Klenner, maybe we could get more traditional medicine-oriented doctors to use his methods for the relief of sickness and suffering.

Standard doctors tend to believe studies and reports if published, but tend to disbelieve hearsay stories about treatments that patients have read in a “health” newsletter.

I have used Dr. Klenner’s methods on hundreds of patients. He is right. It helps almost every condition and situation, and my failures were due to inadequate amounts.

The timing of such a paper might be most appropriate. Doctors are suffering from low public esteem because they are perceived to be money-grubbing and mistake-laden. This would be a scientifically documented - from the medical literature - therapy for a variety of conditions: cardiovascular, allergies, infections, malabsorption, (see index), and even AIDS, for which prescription drugs may be hazardous. Now the doctors can say, “We have a safe, reasonably natural way of treating your condition that is fairly cheap. We might just keep you out of the hospital.”

That last part might make the insurance carriers perk up their ears. The patients might dash back to the doctors’ offices because the word is getting out that doctors are helping people without side effects. Notice also, the dates on these articles and references - these things were known decades ago.

Take this booklet to your M.D. and suggest that he read about these documented studies. Take Dr. E. Cheraskin’s “Vitamin C Connection” along for further documentation. If your doctor doesn’t know, how can he help you?

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other health issues

Wednesday, January 27

Oregano, Tumeric-Curcumin - powerful Healers


What are the Benefits of Oil of Oregano?

The ancient Greeks were one of the first people to recognize oregano oil for its health benefits and medicinal qualities. It is known to be a potent antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and antiparasitic oil that can reduce pain and inflammation and effectively fight off infections.

Oil of Oregano can be found in almost any natural health or nutrition store. Make sure that the oil is derived from Origanum Vulgare, and that the carvacrol concentration is at least 70%.

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curcumin turmeric

Worlds Healthiest Foods - "Six hundred and eighty-eight studies, more than 400 of them published within the last four years, confirm Curcumin's remarkable anticarcinogenic, anti-inflammatory, and antioxidant properties. Within the last year, interest in Curcumin's potential as a neuroprotective agent have been rising."

Curcumin has been shown to exhibit anti-oxidant, anti-inflammatory, antiviral, antibacterial, antifungal, and anticancer activities and thus has a potential against various malignant diseases such as diabetes, allergies, arthritis, Alzheimer disease, and other chronic illnesses. These effects are mediated through the regulation of various transcription factors, growth factors, inflammatory cytokines, protein kinases, and other enzymes. Curcumin exhibits activities similar to recently discovered TNF blockers (humira, remicade and enbrel), vascular endothelial cell growth factor blocker (avastin), human epidermal growth factor receptor blockers (erbitux, erlotinib, and geftinib), and HER2 blocker (herceptin). Considering the recent scientific bandwagon that multi-targeted therapy is better than mono-targeted therapy for most diseases, curcumin can be considered an ideal "Spice for Life". More than 5000 papers published within the past two decades have revealed that curcumin has extraordinary potential in promoting health through modulation of numerous molecular targets.

Turmeric is an ancient spice and a traditional remedy. continue

other health issues

Tuesday, December 29

Monarch Metamorphosis, the Chrysalis



‘A Victory for Health Freedom’

People of Hawaii Pass Resolution Against Forced Vaccination 
  The Hawaii Tribune Herald tried to bury the news of the Resolution in its December 4 story titled, "Flu Mist Is Better than No Vaccine." But online blogs and news watchers picked it up. Across the Internet, the resolution’s sponsor, Hawaii County councilwoman Emily Naeole-Beason, has been quoted as saying,

“This is a victory for health freedom, common sense, and US constitutional entitlements. I am very proud of our Council who put public safety ahead of special interests.
"On Wednesday, the Hawaii County Council approved by a 7-1 vote a resolution introduced by Puna Councilwoman Emily Naeole-Beason urging Hawaii's state legislators and congressional delegation to "amend vaccine laws to include the right of medical, religious, and philosophical exemption from any vaccination program." Chairman J Yoshimoto cast the only "nay" vote, with Ka'u Councilman Guy Enriques absent.

The resolution states "there is insufficient scientific evidence proving that vaccines are safe or effective, therefore it is not in the best interest of public health to recommend vaccinations without exemption." - Hawaii Tribune Herald
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Tuesday, December 15

Sunday, December 13

Gridlock on the North Shore


Surf Contests and Great Surf means GRIDLOCK on the Kam - but plans to remedy the situation will take about a decade the way things go.

The planned bypass around Lani's Beach alone will take around 7 years for the EIS to be completed, then funds will have to be raised! That's just one tiny area that needs attention.

Of course if the surf washes out the road in that area, things would move along alot faster.

Perhaps Drum Road should be available to NS residents - not just the military.
watch the video

Thursday, December 10

Billabong Pipeline Masters


The 3rd and final jewel in the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing - The Billabong Pipeline Masters kicks off today in 6-10ft surf at the legendary Banzai Pipeline.

Tuesday, December 8

Greg Long wins The Eddie




Held in honor of the legendary Hawaiian waterman, Eddie Aikau, 
The Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau, 
fueled by Monster Energy, 
gathers the most skillful and dynamic big-wave surfers from around the globe. 
It is the world's longest running and most prestigious big-wave invitational 
and is the only one sanctioned by the Association of Surfing Professionals (ASP), 
the governing body of professional surfing.

Because The Eddie requires waves at least 20 feet in size during the annual one-month holding period, The Eddie had only run seven times in its 24-year history.


Eddie Aikau ~ bio



The crowd is packed on the beach and also along the highway, where they are four- to six-people deep. Some attendees brought tents and spent the night in the area or slept in truckbeds.


Greg Long of San Clemente, Calif., proudly holds up his $55,000 check after winning the
25th Annual Quiksilver in Memory of Eddie Aikau surf contest held at Waimea Bay



screen shots from ~ The Eddie  ~
thanks to Quiksilver

Monday, December 7

MONSTER WAVES

SUNSET BEACH washed away! ! ! !  Lifeguard Tower still standing as the waves devastate the coastline.

Huge waves - the ocean is mostly whitewater. The waves are breaking on the outer reefs at heights I've not seen in the 6 years I've lived on Sunset Point. Photos soon


Watch for Billabong Pipeline Masters

Friday, November 13

PRINCESS KA'IULANI Heart of a People, Hope of a Nation

I just finished ready this touching and insightful biography of Princess Ka'iulani. Sharon Linnea gives the readers a deeper understanding into the end of the Hawaiian monarchy, and the important role the young yet very courageous Princess Ka'iulani played during this historic time for Hawai'i.

Written with great compassion about an admirable young woman, I hope everyone will have an opportunity to read this book.

Wednesday, November 11

The Rainbow Bridge, a Chumash Legend

One beautiful summer evening in California, we gathered around a fire in the Angeles Mountains to hear a Chumash Storyteller share the Chumash legend of the Rainbow Bridge.

~ The Chumash were created from a seed planted by the Earth Goddess on Santa Cruz Island.


The people prospered until there were too many of them for Santa Cruz Island so the Earth Goddess decided that some of the people would have to move off the island to the mainland where there
was plenty of space.In order to get the people to the mainland, the Earth Goddess created a bridge out of a rainbow. She made a very large rainbow that stretched from the highest peaks of Santa Cruz Island to Mainland Shore.

The Earth Goddess told the people to cross the rainbow bridge, but to not look down. Most of the Chumash made it across the bridge safely but some did not. The ones who looked down at the fog shrouded waters of the Pacific became dizzy and fell into the ocean. The Earth Goddess felt badly that these people had fallen so she turned them into Dolphins.

That's why the Chumash always say the Dolphins are their brothers.


Tuesday, November 10

Google Maps now in Hawaii

Some people think it's good, others feel it's invasive.
However you feel, the Street View Google is here.

Google has encountered opposition and complaints about Street View
in other places, but regulators haven’t intervened.

Monday, November 9

Orange Juice and a Jumping Gecko


. . . so I pour a glass of orange juice this morning, go to take a sip, and a gecko falls off the ceiling and INTO my glass! shoulda taken a photo - but it was too early in the am and I didn't want the little guy to drown . . . .

last week - maybe the same gecko jumped onto my head while standing in the same spot. I've now come to the conclusion that geckos use us as jumping posts to the ground. . . . but this time . . . kerplop!

I'm thinking its plan was to jump on my head, but at that moment, I bent my head to drink the orange juice and whoops, it landed in an unintended place.

~ this was probably the 5th time a gecko has landed on my head, so . . .