Weekly Photo Challenge – Focus

Kaua’i, Hawaii.

This week, David W. asks us to share our take on “focus”, in or out thereof. The obvious application of the challenge would be images that are either sharply in focus, or stylishly out of focus, both a factor of the combination of lens characteristics and camera settings. You can read the entire challenge post here.   Continue reading


Remember Pearl Harbor – 75th Anniversary

110313_0446_December7198.jpgPearl Harbor, Hawaii.

At 7:55 AM on Sunday, December 7, 1941, two waves of Japanese warplanes struck the U.S. Naval Base at Pearl Harbor Hawaii. All eight of the battleships stationed there that morning were damaged or destroyed. All but the USS Arizona and the USS Oklahoma eventually returned to active duty. Continue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – Morning



Port Allen, Hawaii.

A favorite coffee mug, a streak of sunlight coming through the bedroom window, roosters that “sound off at 5 AM”. All of these are reminders of a new day, suggests Cheri Lucas Rowlands in this week’s photo challenge, Morning. You can read the entire challenge post hereContinue reading

Weekly Photo Challenge – One Love

Ke'e BeachKauai, Hawaii.

In this week’s photo challenge, Anne McCarthy asks us to show us what One Love means to us. She goes on to point out the entry from the Urban Dictionary that defines the concept. “One love refers to the universal love and respect expressed by all people for all people, regardless of race, creed, or color.” You can view the entire challenge post and see Anne’s examples here. Continue reading

December 7, 1941 — A Day that will Live in Infamy

Pearl Harbor Flag

It’s the 74th anniversary of the attack on Pearl Harbor Hawaii. A couple of years ago, I jotted down some thoughts and images from our trip to Pearl Harbor and the USS Arizona memorial.

I recently learned that since 1982, survivors of the attack on the USS Arizona may be interred on the USS Arizona. Some veterans have chosen to rest in eternity with their shipmates.

Journeys with Johnbo


Honolulu, Hawai’i

This morning, my wife and I hiked in the Estrella Mountains, here in Arizona. When we hike, neither of us says very much. We have plenty of time to think about projects, upcoming trips, and the usual flotsam and jetsam that flows through one’s mind. As we were walking, I remembered that today is the 72nd anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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