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Monday, May 14, 2007



I mentioned earlier that I signed up to be a beta-tester for JOOST TV.

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Now I can send "invites" to others who also want to become a beta-tester. You must have a broadband connection. If interested, send me an e-mail and I'll send out your invitation. I don't know how many I can send but I'll honor all requests "as long as supply lasts."


One of the better free Internet radio stations.
Check it out!

An elderly Chinese woman had two large pots, each hung on the ends of a pole which she carried across her neck.

One of the pots had a crack in it while the other pot was perfect and always delivered a full portion of water.

At the end of the long walks from the stream to the house, the cracked pot arrived only half full.

For a full two years this went on daily, with the woman bringing home only o ne and a half pots of water.

Of course, the perfect pot was proud of its accomplishments.

But the poor cracked pot was ashamed of its own imperfection, and miserable that it could only do half of what it had been made to do.

After two years of what it perceived to be bitter failure, it spoke to the woman one day by the stream. 'I am ashamed of myself, because this crack in my side causes water to leak out al l the way back to your house.'

The old woman smiled, 'Did you notice that there are flowers on your side of the path, but not on the other pot's side?'

'That's because I have always known about your flaw, so I planted flower seeds on your side of the path, and every day while we walk back, you water them.'

'For two years I have been able to pick these beautiful flowers to decorate the table. Without you being just the way you are, there would not be this beauty to grace the house.'
Each of us has our own unique flaw. But it's the cracks and flaws we each have that make our lives together so very interesting and rewarding.

You've just got to take each person for what they are and look for the good in them.

SO, to all of my crackpot friends, have a great day and remember to smell the flowers on your side of the path!

Van, of Maui Action Photos does more that just "beach pics". Here are some from Maui Taekwando.

A great way to burn off some of that energy that 7 & 8 years olds are infused with.

Tina, one of my fellow drivers, sent me these:

Tina, on the backside of Molokini
Riding an outrigger at Waikiki
Kayaking off of Makena
Waikiki sun worshipper

Mike Weldon, one of my erstwhile readers, sent these in:
Garden Of Eden
Above Haleakala

Near Pa'ia
"West side" sunbather
Sending wishes for a great week to each and every one of you.

See ya back here tomorrow?

Hope so.




Hana Coast
A "Shower Tree"

"Let's all be careful out there!"