25 November 2023

The bureaucratic process of the DMV, here in Honolulu, was terrific, but be prepared! The system here has a checkpoint process, a conduit (if you will), who determines whether or not you will be successful once you enter the DMV waiting area, &this person will swiftly kick you out of line, send you home, if you fail to meet the criteria (or if you don't have an appointment) of (for) the DMV. It was the smoothest sailing through a bureaucratic process that we've experienced, since... our Seoul Days *shrug*

+ i clearly took a selfie the last time i opened my camera ^..^

++ waiting for the bus

+++ getting on the bus

++++ sitting on the bus

+++++ sitting in the DMV

++++++ success at the DMV

+++++++ waiting for the bus

++++++++ sitting on the bus

+++++++++ loading our bus passes

++++++++++ celebrating our success with poke

+++++++++++ " w/liquor (a half-gallon jug of eggnog sits at home)

++++++++++++ " w/Brug (enough said)

+++++++++++++ happy success at the DMV Day ^..^

18 November 2023

&some more still-life light paintings w/my fairies, a light catcher &my [last week's] #fridayflowers



[Untitled] Light Paintings III.I

[Untitled] Light Paintings III.II

[Untitled] Light Paintings III.III

*on a tile that sat on the upper edge of the stove-top/oven range in my childhood home, were these words in a sort of mosaic tiling. i saw these words every single day of my childhood (post-adoption). they meant very little to me, at the time, because it seemed obvious, like duh. but as i've grown older, i am beginning to realize the power of this daily message. of my two adopted parents, i do not know who bought or acquired the tile; in essence, i do not know how it arrived in our home. it does, however, sound a lot like my adopted dad. he is a go-getter. he does whatever the fuck he wants. after he graduated from graduate school, he was drafted to serve in Vietnam. he enlisted, immediately, was accepted into flight school, and served as a medivac pilot for many years during the Vietnam War. he is a smart man. he's a survivor. he does whatever the hell he wants. and what he and my adopted mother wanted was to raise asian babies. they wanted Vietnamese babies, after seeing the tragedies of war, but for whatever reason, they couldn't, so they went South Korean. my adopted mother internationally adopted two children during a time when there was no internet. i honestly do not know how one accomplishes this without the help of the internet. she filled out forms! she made phone calls! she had to figure it all out without the internet. and i know she did all the work, in this regard, because i grew up with them, and i understood their dynamic. and so, she's one helluva go-getter, too. and it is this realization that has been slowly dawning on me, when i think about why it is that i'm a go-getter, and that it seems like there are so few go-getters in this world. i know my adopted parents think that people think whatever they think about them because we grew up in a very wealthy area, and so, compared to the truly wealthy, my adopted parents also seemed poor. but i was far from raised as a poor kid. i'd seen the world before i graduated from high school. i participated in all of the expensive activities. my adopted dad prioritized experiences over stuff. he hated stuff, ironically, being somewhat of a hoarder, himself, but he never paid a cent more for "things" than he thought the thing was worth. at the drop of a hat, however, he would spend thousands of dollars on a plane ticket, because what i wanted for my college graduation present was to keep chipping away at my goal of stepping foot on every continent before turning twenty five (i didn't reach my goal, because i didn't land in australia until i was thirty one, and i still need to find a way to antarctica). nevertheless, i was raised by go-getters, and the odd thing is that it never seemed that way while i was being raised by them. and so, despite whatever emotional issues i have with the two go-getters who substantially improved my lot in life, i will always be grateful for being raised by them, because i, too, am one helluva go-getter, which doesn't bode well for my adopted parents, personally (as i am always now going and getting as opposed to taking care of them, etc.), but i think that their instilling in me that go-getter attitude will, eventually, change the world. yea, i said it, i'm a world changer, because i'm a world builder, because of all of the things my adopted parents hoped to instill in me, that's the one that stuck, building my fucking dock, so that my fucking ship will fucking come in. 

12 November 2023

two city squirrels, city-squirrelin'

sweatshirt weather

plus sbux holiday cups

'tis the season

11 November 2023

On 'Veterans Day'

Veteran's Day, the double-edged sword

the atrocities of war

OUR people 

defending US

the potential sacrifice

is a life

on both ends

a life is lost

someone's life will be the cost

thank you for your service 

the putting up of your own life for mine

despite the cause

despite the orders

defenselessness is not an option

cause as much as we all acknowledge Einstein as a genius

lesser men decided not to listen

whatever your beliefs, thank a Veteran.

05 November 2023


outside the Hawai'i State Public Library
being inspired by the monument for
 Congresswoman Patsy T. Mink

"I rise today to speak for the millions of women and children 
whose lives will be deeply affected by what we do (in Congress)."

"America is about having the greatness to offer help where needed."

“It is easy enough to vote right and be consistently with the majority, 

but it is often more important to be ahead of the majority. 

This means being willing to cut the first furrow in the ground 

and stand alone for a while if necessary.”

“I believe that there is still hope in our country; 

that we do not need to be content with mediocrity; 

that we do have the right to hitch our stars to the heavens and strive for excellence; 

that we do have the innate goodness to recognize evil and demagoguery 

and to see that right shall overcome all obstacles and succeed. 

I believe all this because you are and you must be that hope 

if this nation is to resemble in your future what it set out to be 200 years ago.”

“I as an individual and you as an individual can make the difference.” 

04 November 2023

My Life in the Circle Jerk (a poem)

"Everyone wants an audience 
even if the life on display is mundane. 

Everyone wants a pat on the back 
even when nothing has been accomplished. 

Everyone wants a break 
even though the working hours were spent half-ass-ed.

Everyone wants criticism to shut the fuck up 
while ignoring how positive criticism creates critical thinking. 

Everyone wants negativity out, thinks it cruel 
even though the comments are made upon a life 
purposely shared in public. 

Everyone wants to get sucked off 
even if that means sucking the cock of the guy to the right 
in order to get sucked off by the guy on the left. 

Everyone loves an audience."


— My Life in the Circle Jerk (a poem) via chapter "Everyone Wants" 
from Red & Blue Make Green p 25 by TK Camas (2016)

[Untitled] Underwater Light Paintings VI

[Untitled] Underwater Light Paintings VII

02 November 2023

Welcome to No-Writing November

last week's #fridayflowers inspired (always) by @coolnkind16