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November 15, 2017

Language and Culture of Kauai

November 15, 2017
Language and Culture of Kauai
Hawaiian culture, like all cultures, is deeply complex and interesting. Hawaiian culture also varies on each of Hawaii's main, major islands. Hawaiian cultures are varied much like cultures all across the mainland United States. Accents, word pronunciations, and even the meanings of words, especially slang, can change depending on where you are. With many of the more secluded communities on Hawaii's islands, these cultural differences can be more noticeable (in a good way).

Kauai, Hawaii
Braden Jarvis
The Hawaiian island of Kauai is one island that has an amazing culture. Most of all, the culture of Kauai is mellow. The people of Kauai and very passionate about following long-held traditions. Of course, the more known traditions in Hawaii, such as hula and Hawaiian music, are important to Kauai. Music played using traditional Hawaiian musical instruments, like the ukulele and the pa'u, is popular during performances. Kauai was once the location of a culturally important hula school, One that was seen as the best across all of Hawaii. Yet, hula is still a major part of Kauai's culture as there are still numerous hula learning facilities. Though most are geared towards tourists. Kauai is still considered a center of Hawaiian culture to many and especially its residents. The communities across Kauai have a deep interest in, and dedication to, keeping their local culture, traditions, and skills alive.

Below is a short list of Hawaiian words as examples of the Hawaiian language. The Hawaiian alphabet is currently comprised of 8 consonants: H, K, L, M, N, P, W, and ' ('okina) and 5 vowels: A, E, I, O, U

kahiko (traditional, old)
kahuna (priest, expert in a field)
kai (ocean, ocean water)
a hui hou (until we meet again)
aole (no)
ewa (westward)
kapu (tax, forbidden)
muumuu (long and loose fitting dress)
nani (beautiful)
nene (rare native goose)
kona (leeward, leeward wind)
koolau (windward side of island)


November 14, 2017

Ceramic Heat Emitters

November 14, 2017
Ceramic Heat Emitters

Ceramic Heat Emitters

Ceramic Heat EmitterA ceramic heat emitter is useful for many purposes from keeping animal habitats warm, for usage in saunas, and salons. Though they're also useful in plenty of other situations such as drying materials. Ceramic heat emitters are extremely useful and are very affordable items. For their price, they also can last for years when cared for properly and not damaged. They certainly last much longer than infrared bulbs. See a few selections of excellent Ceramic Heat Emitters at the bottom of this article.

Manufacturers of quality ceramic heat emitters include BYB, Aiicioo, Zacro, Pecute, SIye, and many more. All of which are similarly priced.

Price Ranges: They typical cost between 10 to 20 dollars depending on wattage, brand, and how many are included in a pack.

Longevity: Anywhere from 10,000 to 25,000 hours.

If used for animals, a 100 watt ceramic heat emitter of 100 watts is best used in a 30-40 gallon tank and 150 watts for a 50-100 gallon tank. Though it is best to check these numbers from multiple sources to keep your pet safe and to help you choose the right heat emitter for your needs. Just to be on the safe side. Some of these recommendations can be found in the Q&A sections of the product links. It is also best to read all included instructions and guidelines that come with the heat emitter. This is to avoid harming your pets or avoiding creating fire hazards. Keeping track of the temperature, within a safe range, within an enclosure is a must. Also take care not to burn yourself on the heat emitter.

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November 1, 2017

John Dolph - Akron, New York Historical Figure

November 01, 2017
John Dolph - Akron, New York Historical Figure
John Dolph was a historic figure in the local Akron tale of Ah-weh-hah. He was involved in events that took place in Akron. Which includes events at Murder Creek. From historical record, he had moved to Akron some time in the 1820s. He and his wife aided Ah-weh-hah in escaping from a white man, named Sanders, who wanted to force her into marrying him. The story unfortunately ends in tragedy.

John Dolph (Find A Grave link)  was the husband of Sarah Dolph. He was born in 1781 and died on June 30, 1834. He was born in Luzerne County, Pennsylvania. Sarah Dolph was born in 1783 in New Jersey and died February 11, 1861. From known cemetery records they had two daughters. In the book, The life of General Ely S. Parker, the story says that they had a son. The son was likely Reuben J. Dolph. They may have had another son named Arthur Dolph. These records are as such:

Reuben J. Dolph 1826 - February 11, 1889
Arthur Dolph 1819 - 1891
Mary Ann Dolph 1811 - August 26, 1850
Susan Dolph 1813 - 1829

You can find more Dolphs from cemetery records, in Erie County, on Find A Grave

October 18, 2017

Hallee Hirsh-Martin - halleeonearth - French Broad, Appalachians Photo

October 18, 2017
Hallee Hirsh-Martin - halleeonearth - French Broad, Appalachians Photo
As someone who lives in one of the regions of the Appalachians, although in a different state from where there this picture is take, i can tell you that their sight can be breathtaking. We have a similarly-sized river in my area, though i don't believe it's nearly as old, which is beautiful on a foggy morning. We've been getting a lot of foggy mornings this year. Mornings where the fog reaches almost to the heights of the mountains

Anyways, on to this photo posted by Hallee Hirsh-Martin on her Instagram is absolutely beautiful. The photo was taken along the French Broad River in North Carolina. From what she posts she's definitely an incredible person with an incredible family. Living a life that i do hope to live, in time. A simplified life. If you're looking for someone to inspire you then definitely follow her Instagram. For real, I consider her account amongst the top accounts on Instagram. This photo of her standing by the river, watching the water and fog roll by, just exudes peace. Impermanence


October 13, 2017

Cover of Dream by Selena Gomez

October 13, 2017
Cover of Dream by Selena Gomez
Selena Gomez' cover of Dream at the SiriusXM Hits 1 Soundcheck. It's an incredible cover at that. The song was originally written and recorded by Priscilla Ahn in 2008. Here are performances of the song by Selena Gomez and the original by Priscilla Ahn.



Here's the original version of the song by Priscilla Ahn: