Duty, Honor, Country–The Code of the American Veteran

It would not be unreasonable for us to give heartfelt thanks to our brave veterans every single day of our lives–especially those heroes who have given the ultimate sacrifice to protect the freedoms we all enjoy as Americans. But, at least on this one special day, we are each of us duty bound to take some time to reflect upon the meaning of the words Duty, Honor, Country. While Memorial Day weekend has become for many of us simply another excuse to goof off, we would do well to consider the sacrifices made by our brave men and women in uniform even now as we enjoy this time with family and friends.
So, to all our brave American veterans, past and present, from your grateful friends at NoniConnection of Hawaii, aloha and mahalo nui loa.

Prayers for tornado victims

Here in Hawaii it is easy to forget how fearsome Mother Nature can be. At times like these we depend on the goodwill of others, as we in turn reach out to help others in need. In Hawaii, this is called the aloha spirit. In this spirit of aloha our heartfelt prayers go out to the victims of this latest tragedy. Me ke aloha pumehana.

To patriots in Boston: Me ke aloha pumehana

Our hearts and prayers go out to the victims and families of this latest terror attack. It is at times like these that we learn we must stand together as Americans against a common foe. As a former fire fighter I pray for the safety of all first responders at the scene–be they police, paramedics, or brother firefighters. And because my wife Terry is from Massachusetts and has family in Boston, we also pray for their safety.

Newtown CT me ke aloha pumehana

Our heartfelt condolences and prayers go out to the families of the slain children of Newtown CT. What a grievous stain on what should otherwise have been a season of good tidings and joy. At times like these we turn to our families, our friends, our communities, and our God for solace. May we learn from this tragedy how important it is to truthfully and often tell our children how much they are loved. Merry Christmas and Happy Holidays to all our friends and customers.


Representatives from both the Romney and Obama campaigns have begged for our endorsement. But NoniConnection is not political and endorses no candidate. We adhere to the principles outlined in the U.S. Constitution and The Declaration of Independence. The solemnity, wisdom, and clarity of thought that went into the drafting of these great manifestos of individual liberty and personal responsibility strongly suggest that our Founding Fathers drank Noni juice on a daily basis. The upcoming election is critically important to the future of this great nation. Instead of trying to influence your vote, we simply ask you to drink lots of Noni juice between now and Election Day to increase your powers of thinking and perception.

Happy Birthday, America

Two hundred thirty six years old, and still looking good. Indeed, there’s nothing like freedom and liberty to keep a country and her people healthy and strong. Our founding fathers put their hearts and minds into creating a Constitution that has made this nation a shining city on the hill that remains an inspiration to the entire world. Though as a people we have different ideas and beliefs, and our debates often become heated, let us always remember who we are, and what it means to be Americans. Happy Birthday America, long may she reign proud, free and strong.

Mahalo, Brave Veterans

To all our brave men and women in uniform, we here at Noni Connection would like to extend our deepest and most heartfelt Mahalo nui loa (Thank you so very much) for all of the sacrifices you make to defend our American way of life and the freedoms which we all enjoy as Americans. On this Memorial Day 2012 let us not only remember those brave soldiers, sailors, and airmen who made the ultimate sacrifice, but also the families who continue to carry on at home in the absence of their loved ones.

Noni For Prez

To the pundits and those who listen to them, I have the answer. To liberals and conservatives who don’t see eye to eye, and to our leaders in Washington on both sides of the aisle, I have the answer.

Rather, Noni juice has the answer. More accurately, Pure Hawaiian Puna Noni Juice IS the answer.

The Diagnosis: Too much toxicity flowing in the body politic. The debate has thus become constipated, and public discourse cannot be processed and flow smoothly.

The Cure: Drink ONE OUNCE of Pure Hawaiian Puna Noni juice daily for the clarity and vision necessary to properly guide our ship of state.

Suggested Use For Members of Congress: For the sake of our country and for future generations who are depending on you to make the right decisions, take one ounce of Noni juice every day, before every committee meeting, and twice each day during the regular legislative session.

I call upon my fellow Americans to send a bottle of Pure Hawaiian Puna Noni juice to your congressional delegation. Urge them to partake of the aloha spirit, and refresh their minds and bodies.

Do your patriotic duty, and order your bottle of Pure Hawaiian Puna Noni juice today.

Thank you. God bless you. And God bless America!

President’s Day?

Monday is President’s Day. But don’t be fooled.

The day actually commemorates the birthday of George Washington, the father of our country. As commander of the Continental Army, Washington led the vastly outnumbered American colonials to victory in the Revolutionary War against the British, winning this country her independence.

Almost universally trusted and revered, Washington was instrumental in bringing about the Constitutional Convention. Indeed, it was his participation that gave the document the weight and credibility it may otherwise have lacked.

He is the only general in history to willingly relinquish power to civilian authority. His peaceful transfer of the presidency to John Adams in 1797 inaugurated one of America’s greatest democratic traditions.

In my youth, the story of George Washington and the cherry tree could be recited by virtually every child in America. Sadly, I doubt whether the story is taught to schoolchildren today.

If George Washington had been born in Hawaii, his name would have been Keoki. The tree he chopped down would have been a Noni tree. He would have been friends with our own King Kamehameha the Great. And he would have embodied and been a shining example of the aloha spirit which sets this island paradise apart from all others.

2012 The Year of the Dragon

What a terrific symbol for the upcoming year! Some say the dragon is a mythological creature, the stuff of legends. Whether or not dragons exist is completely irrelevant. The heart of the matter, the crux of the issue, the summum bonum if you will, are the utterly amazing and unique characteristics that the dragon brings to the table.

The dragon symbolizes strength and ambition. Dragons are fiercely independent, and will bitterly resist any form of tyranny or subjugation. Dragons thrive and are most happy when left alone to succeed or fail on their own merits. Dragons are highly motivated, unafraid of challenges, and willing to take risks. Oddly enough, dragons are deeply passionate, yet tender. Unfortunately, dragons tend to do things in grand fashion, which often leaves them exhausted and occasionally, unfulfilled.

Dragons have a strong hero complex; they love being called upon to help others, and to be perceived as a rescuer. But they are loathe to ask for help. This pridefulness is sometimes problematic, as it is often misunderstood as conceit or aggression. There are those who find themselves attracted to dragons, but for unhealthy reasons. And there are those who attempt to befriend dragons for their own selfish purposes. In any type of interaction with a dragon, one’s own character flaws become quickly and painfully apparent. It is mainly for this reason that dragons find it difficult to build healthy relationships with other individuals. And why most dragons live alone.

What does all of this stuff about dragons have to do with noni juice?

Not a damn thing!

I just think dragons are way cool.