Staying Close to Home for the Carnival

boug1.jpgWelcome to Chapter 15 of the Carnival of Aloha!  There was a pretty interesting combination of blog posts for this Carnival.  People are so busy coming into the holiday season that it looks like it’s going to be very interesting this year.  Between the pending holidays and the hectic election year coming to a close tomorrow, we’re all walking into walls with all of the propaganda flying around our heads — vote for her, vote for him, say yes, say no, etc., etc.  In spite of it all we’re still able to maintain a little bit of focus.  I think it’s safer if we keep our feet on the ground so I didn’t find us a mode of transportation this time.  🙂

Angie gets us ready for the Carnival by sharing her birthday lunch with us with her Review: Haliimaile General Store & Tavern posted at True Aloha, saying, “These pictures still make my mouth water!”  I can see why!  Angie says this will keep us content for nine hours so we should be good for the rest of the Carnival. Thanks, Anele!  🙂

GrrlScientist educates us with The Race to Save the World’s Rarest Bird: The Discovery and Death of the Po’ouli that we can find over at Living the Scientific Life.  GrrlScientist explains that this post is, “A review of the new book by Alvin Powell about the desperate struggle to save the world’s rarest bird, the Po’ouli of Hawaii. This book reveals the strengths and weaknesses of the US Endangered Species Act.”  Perhaps this is another things we have to look at since our government is so much in focus these days.  I have to admit that I was excited to see this post come in and add some science to the Carnival.  I love the chemical sign for the Scientific Blogger “element” — Sb — too cool!

Adam Schaefers shares his Reflections from the Marshall Islands that he has posted over at Majoring in minors because our little things are our big things saying.  Adam is sharing, “My reflections from two summers spent in the Marshall Islands. Learning Marshallese, a new culture, and serving the poor.”  Maybe Adam can help us better understand these people who have changed the social make-up of many of our neighborhoods.  Thank you, Adam, for sharing your experience with us!

As Adam reaches out to provide assistance, we’re not without our own share of giving right here at home.

Lynn lets us know that The Keiki Slippah Wish Project 2008! is going to be in full swing again this year.  Posted over at, Lynn tells us that her brainchild, in addition to spreading across the island of Oahu, has spread over to Kauai as well!  Awesome!

Pua over at Best Hawaii Vacation blog invites Big Island visitors and residents to share some Hawaiian traditions at the ‘Moku O Keawe’ Festival at the Waikoloa Beach Resort 11/5 – 11/9/08 .  Pua explains that this is an “impressive hula competition by dancers from Hawaii and Japan and several cultural workshops led by some amazing kumu in the arts of chant, hula, lei-making and language.”

Jon Swift missed the deadline but since his post was about the Great Moments in Election-Year Blogging posted at Jon Swift, it would have been too untimely if it had to wait another month.  I’ve known and read this blogger for quite some time, thanks to MyBlogLog.  I admire his selection of pen name for his blog because I have read and admired some of Jonathan Swift’s political satire.  In spite of my admiration for this blogger, I have to admit that this post is a step over the line for me.  I did think of putting it off until next month, not only because of the deadline issue but because I think the bulk of it is preposterous. Sorry, Jon.  I have to say that posting things against Hawaii’s Presidential hopeful here may not have been the best idea.  But, I have to be fair and try not to let my opinions get in the way.  This was very hard for me to do since I’ve been an Obama admirer since February or so. I’ve been hanging on CNN for months and I haven’t missed much of the slander circulating around the media.  I’ll tell you, Fox News used to be one of my favorite news sources but they are so bias and make no attempt at apologizing for, or correcting, their errors.  Sean Hannity is a nut case and Rush Limbaugh, who was also a favorite of mine, has lost his mind and is poisonous to the young and impressionable.  Not good media sources, in my opinion. But, I still love you, Jon, even though you hate me now.  It is very engaging and an entertaining read.  🙂

Evelyn (me) talks about yet another thing to take up more of our time in November as she wishes Happy Anniversary to Organized Literary Abandon! right here at Homespun Honolulu.  If you can’t figure out what to do with your time in November, NaNoWriMo will keep you busy!

That concludes this Chapter of our Carnival. I must say, it was certainly an interesting one. Submit your blog articles to the next edition of Carnival of Aloha using our carnival submission form. Past posts and future hosts can be found on our blog carnival index page.

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  • 1 Pua // Nov 3, 2008 at 5:02 pm

    Just a short comment today. Mahalo Evelyn for another Aloha Blog Carnival.

    The post which attracted my attention is about the ‘race to save the world’s rarest bird, the Po’ouli of Hawaii’. Unfurtunately, the race continues, more so with endangered species in Hawaii!

    I doubt that without your carnival I’d have found this blog post. Once again, this shows that blogs can be entertaining and educating.

  • 2 Evelyn // Nov 3, 2008 at 6:47 pm

    You’re right, Pua. It’s amazing how much we can learn when other bloggers share the knowledge that they’ve uncovered. We’ve got quite a bit of education going on for us this time.

  • 3 Sunny // Nov 5, 2008 at 2:37 pm

    just stopping by to say Aloha!

  • 4 Evelyn // Nov 5, 2008 at 2:55 pm

    Good to see you, Sunny! Thank you for saying hi! 🙂

  • 5 Sheila // Nov 9, 2008 at 7:45 am

    Doh! I missed another carnival. (Sorry!)

    Nice collection of articles!

  • 6 Evelyn // Nov 9, 2008 at 4:39 pm

    LOL! I’m sorry Sheila! I thought you were still recovering from your trip so I didn’t worry about it. I guess I’ll just have to harass you if I don’t see anything for the next one. 🙂

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