Wednesday, June 11, 2014

Kamehameha Day, In the News, Juicing for Life, and Enjoy

Kamehameha Day - Today is Kamehameha Day!

Kamehameha Day is a public holiday of the state of Hawaii. It honors Kamehameha the Great, the monarch who first established the unified Kingdom of Hawai'i—comprising the Hawaiian Islands of Niʻihau, Kauaʻi, Oʻahu, Moloka'i, Lāna'i, Kaho'olawe, Maui and Hawai'i.

While he was king, Hawaii was a center of the fur and sandalwood trade. Pineapples were brought to Hawaii from Spain in 1813, and coffee was first planted in 1818—a year before he died.

In 1883 a statue of King Kamehameha I was dedicated in Honolulu by King David Kalākaua. This was a duplicate, because the original statue was lost at sea. There is another duplicate of this statue in Emancipation Hall at the Capitol Visitor Center in Washington, D.C.

In the News - They walk among us!

  • Man Arrested for Shooting at Moon
  • Even Toilets Aren’t Safe as Hackers Target Home Devices
  • Man Impersonates Officer, Tries to Arrest Mayor
  • 20 Students Taken to Hospital After First Grader Brings Heroin to School
  • Man Busted For X-Rated Sexting to Florida Cop

    Juicing for Life - Laura and I are now on day eleven of our 30-day juice fast—Juicing for Life!

    As you may recall, we were inspired by a movie, Fat, Sick, and Nearly Dead that documented the juice-fasting program of Joe Cross. We visited his Web site, Reboot with Joe and became determined to follow his lead. The results have been incredible. We have experienced renewed energy, increased awareness and mental acumen, weight loss, and increased good health.

    This morning, my weight was 222.0 pounds—a significant drop from the 223.9 pound weigh-in of yesterday!
    Laura is enjoying similar weight loss. We are very pleased with the results of this juice fast and are determined to continue in earnest!

    Enjoy - Relax and enjoy these images and videos!