12h kaipo81
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kaipo81 we do not have a monopoly on the light. rather, we embrace it when it appears and eagerly wait for it in its absence. the same is also true of the things we call #truth 12h

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5d kaipo81
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kaipo81 "I'm the king of my own land.
Facing tempests of dust. I will fight until the end. Creatures of my dreams raise up and dance with me!"
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7d kaipo81
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kaipo81 Dear #nofilter hashtag, I hope this message finds you well. I am writing to inquire about your purpose. Is it to indicate a true-to-life photo? If so, then you probably don't need to be tagged to a selfie or a sandwich. Is it to indicate the quality of the photo? If so, may I suggest that sometimes a filter might actually help. Lastly, is it to indicate the lack of distortion in the image? If so, have you considered that some photos are not filtered but, intentionally and carefully edited. In the end, any arbitrarily chosen photo on IG is inherently a distortion. Distortion creates beauty and we are our own filters...just saying. 7d

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1w kaipo81
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kaipo81 That time my sister and brother allowed me to officiate and take a few snaps of their special moment. To many more special moments Cyrus and Leilani! #tbt 1w

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1w kaipo81
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kaipo81 "There is no real identity that exists separately to the one created by others...I am not what I think I am and I am not what you think I am; I am what I think that you think I am.” - Bruce Hood. “The Self Illusion.” 1w

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kaipo81 Finally, got to visit the well-known, Louis Kahn designed, Salk Institute. I first heard about the Salk in 2007. Since then, I've wanted to visit the non-profit research center named after Jonas Salk, developer of the polio vaccine. One of its visual charms is the courtyard where a stream takes your eye from its center to the horizon of the Pacific. However, the locked iron gates and friendly security guard prevented us from seeing it. That didn't stop us from snapping a few shots along the perimeter. While doing so, I noticed a sign that said, Neuroscience Research. Apparently, Salk is leading research in brain disorders such as autism, Down syndrome, and Williams syndrome. Beneath it's architectural shell, lies it's significance. Beyond it's visual appeal, it's relevance. 1w

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2w kaipo81
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kaipo81 Yes! A long-weekend is worthy of celebration. But, more so the life of a remarkable human being. Though mine and my children's generation never knew him, we are the beneficiaries of his work. I admit, other than the brief summaries we read in high school and the once-a-year holiday, I didn't know much about Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Not until college, when we were required to read Strength To Love, a collection of MLK sermons on racial injustice, and Stride Toward Freedom, the first-hand account of Dr. King and the Montgomery Bus Boycott, did I begin to grasp the impact of his work. But, what made him remarkable was not so much his charisma, as his sense of community. Less his eloquence, as his appeal to non-violence. Less his choice of words, as his choice to be fearless. As we celebrate this weekend, I pass on these words, "Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter." - MLK. 2w

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2w kaipo81
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kaipo81 I think he took a little too much off the top. #fbf 2w

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kaipo81 I've recently been asked what I do with my days. In case you were wondering, I'm glad to share. Currently, finishing a Master's in Theological Studies. Gladly serving a church in Costa Mesa, California. This is my 5-year-old son, who I get ready and pick-up everyday from kindergarten where my wife teaches and I often volunteer. Not pictured, is @cmoningka, my daughter Maile, and my son Kalea, with whom I get to create memories. Currently, reading The Self-Illusion by Bruce Hood and The Christian World by Martin Marty. Today, this guy and I visited the Post-Office, Dry-Cleaners, and yes...Target. This post is for those parents out there who've budgeted for Pampers not Paris, where date-night means dinner at Chuck E. Cheese, who've put plans on pause, and find an outlet in IG...I salute you! 2w

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2w kaipo81
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3w kaipo81
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kaipo81 when you come to a bridge...cross it. either you will discover something beautiful on the other side or see it again in the place you return. 3w

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3w kaipo81
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kaipo81 yes, this happened...pulled my son from school to snowboard. as a parent, I believe spontaneity is as important as routine. each depend upon the other. spontaneity leads the lazy and routine leads to ruin. 3w

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4w kaipo81
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kaipo81 Sir, is that a silhouette of a Volkswagen bus affront a familiar Southern California sunset?...Why, yes it is! 4w

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4w kaipo81
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kaipo81 ...learn a new trick. 4w

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4w kaipo81
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kaipo81 grab a hold. hold on tighter. climb higher...so, they say. but, sometimes progress requires the opposite. in 2015 I say let go. hold on looser. find new paths. 4w

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4w kaipo81
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kaipo81 All is we have is now. 2014 is past. 2015 hasn't happened. This New Year may you enjoy every new moment! 4w

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1mon kaipo81
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kaipo81 tag n people 1mon

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2mon kaipo81
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kaipo81 some things in life need not be explained...only observed 2mon

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2mon kaipo81
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2mon kaipo81
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kaipo81 focus is overrated 2mon

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