I have settled for this layout as a temporary expediency to get this site on line, polishing will have to wait for a while
I shall place a cordial greetings here to my visitors as soon as I compose an appropriate one. Until, as it says above, pas de quoi, "Welcome and enjoy".
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A note of interest: the name "le roi du mont" means "king of the hill", à propos, n'est-ce pas
Another side note: I picked up my French serving in "America's Secret War" in Laos (aka Burma, a former French province). It was the prelude to the war in Vietnam and, no, I had little to do with starting that one even though we started fighting the North Vietnamese first or rather they started fighting us. Soreheads, they objected to us taking over their country. Our PTSD was being Pissed off, Tired, Sex-starved and Drunk.
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Ahualoa was where I was born on the Big Island of Hawaii, amid the volcanos and lava on Mount Kilauea. My auntie Pinau, a kahuna, consecrated me to Pele, the Hawaiian goddess of the volcano and fire, setting the mode of my personality for life. I am a "keiki o ka aina", an offspring of the land".
Write me about whatever is on your mind. Conversation, sharing and telling stories was the mode of my growing up and, while you're at it, check out my novels - good, exciting adventure fiction of the old Middle East.
The Sand Dragons, a "mythical" Hawaiian Dragon, honored by King (alii) Kamehameha for helping him conquer all the island, was the logo of our Oahu "club" (gang) in high school (aka the "Badasses", one pidgeon english word). We inked the image of the Mo'o on the back of our Eisenhower jackets, and with the Samoan backup to which me and my partner were related, never stepped aside for anyone.
Don't be a stranger. Send me and email and, if you sound interesting enough, we might even visually chat on line where we can actually see each other.