Time to Upgrade!

smart time for your smart watch is a no-brainer!
Mauna Kea Time — world-wise time for your smart watch.  Time to upgrade; Now everywhere — I keia manawa, ma na wahi apau


Begining Now,  benow.world is sending out the kahea, and asking You to answer the call.

We are Now building a team of talented co-creators inspired like You by the potential of Mauna Kea Time to foster global connection & collaboration.  From every corner of the world, we will come together and create a series of stunning global manawa dekimala MKT.apps to liberate time by bringing Mauna Kea Time to the desk-top, website, and mobile device of billions.

Would You like to get invovled?

If You are inspired to think like a mountain, love to share teach & learn, and want to unwind the world — please email your contact info, background, skillsets, insights & passion before the end of the year to:

jjkauai AT gmail DOT com

In 100 words of less, please describe how you feel Mauna Kea Time can change Your world, and how much time you can contribute next year from Jan-Jun 2017.

Our primary goals are to soft-launch a first MKT.app for the Equinox Mar 20,  and full-launch a second for Jun 21, the 2017 Northern Solstice.

Looking forward to hearing from You, because I would love to be on your team!

The Flipside of the World

Where is your flipside -- halfway around the world?
Where is your flipside — halfway around the world?



Intriguing Update: unbeknownst to me before first making this post, there is  a small Greek Island called “Kea”  — directly astride the Mauna Kea Line, exactly halfway around the world from Mauna Kea.  What are the odds of that?  Evidently, 100%!

Because the world is round, the other side of the world from where You live, is your flipside.  When you have day, there it is night.  When your sun sets, there it is rising.  Your pm is their am, and vice versa.

When the midday sun beats down upon your brow – where does the midnight full moon cast her cool silver shadows ?  Are you curious where?  Who lives there?  What they are doing — right now?

Well for starters, to you they are probably upside down!  The ancient Greeks had a name for this place they imagined into being, calling it Antipodes (Greek for ʻopposite feetʻ aka the ones who walk upside-down; their feet nearer to you, but impossibly  ʻbelowʻ their heads!).  Oh what a curious thing gravity, and magical shape our round world… and how did they know!

Where in the world is your flipside?

Intriguingly, as far around the world as you can sail from  Mauna Kea in the center of the Pacific, swell the wine dark seas of Homer and Ulyses, and Na Lehulehu Mokupuni o Helene — the many-many Aegean islands of the Greeks

Is it not absolutely delightful that opposite one of the premier  navigating civilizations of the Western world, turns out to be “Polynesia” (Greek for ʻmany islandsʻ), the premier navigating culture of the Watery  side of the world!

What are the odds Hawai`i Nei would turn out to be the Antipodes of Lehulehu Mokupuni?

Evidently, as it turns out:  100%.  This world is so delicious!

Oh, ocean planet!  Is there room & time enough for love across your Polytopia?

Infinite Now.  Everywhere!

Manawa Malama Honua


Time to Care for and Protect Earth
Time to Care for and Protect Earth

Last year,  I overheard one of the Mauna Kea Protectors retelling the tale of her conversation with one of the then heads of the Division of Land and Natural Resources, one of the the primary state agencies charged with the responsibility – and failing – to protect the summit of Mauna Kea from industrial development.

She calmly explained — not only was the entire summit area designated a special Conservation Zone by state environmental law to protect the rare and fragile ecosystem — tropical tundra! — from habitat destruction,  it was also a Sacred Summit, a place so holy and profound that to alter or disturb it in any way — yes, including an eighteen story sky-scraper too tall to build in downtown Hilo with dumpsters and parking lot on a five acre facility — is an unthinkable  and despicable act of cultural desecration.

In an obvious state of agitation and frustration, he responded “You say this place is sacred, so you canʻt build here.  And that place is sacred, so you canʻt build there.  The problem with you people — every place is sacred!”

Slowly, a delicious smile lit up her face, as his light-bulb flickered into understanding:  “Yes!  Now you getting it!”

Finally, we are all beginning to get it.

Manawa Malama Honua, means time to care for, nourish and protect this planet, our home world.  Mauna Kea Time reminds us that every place is indeed sacred, that we should summon our inner mountain, and rouse ourselves into action and alliance to protect that which upon all life depends.  Now.  Everywhere.

Since Honua has protected and nourished life for billions of years, fostered and shaped us into being, it seems only fair to return the favor.  Perhaps, even a profoundly wise course of action.  For without her, we literally are lost in space.


The Mauna Kea Line

Introducing the Mauna Kea Line:


Perhaps you are familiar with the International Date Line.  The IDL is an imaginary line (conjured into being in the late 19th century by ambitious industrialists of the day), that meanders drunkenly across the Pacific, basically as far away as humanly possible as they could get it from themselves.  Out here — in the middle of their nowhere — their equally imaginary ʻzonesʻ of time meet up with their illogical conclusions, and ʻtodayʻ is divided from ʻtomorrowʻ… and all temporal hell breaks loose.

Hypothetically,  along the IDL you could sail back and forth in time between yesterday and today just by criss-crossing this line… a notion so delightfully preposterous Umberto Ecco wrote a book about it, The Island of the Day Before.  As a modern twist on the old saying might go, “Imaginary this, imaginary that — pretty soon youʻre talking pure BS about nothing.”  Umberto would simply say “Reductio Absurdum”.

The Mauna Kea Line is somewhat less imaginary, in that it references an actual thing — Mauna Kea, the tallest peak on the planet — rather than a nebulous 19th century international agreement.  As you may guess, the Mauna Kea Line is the meridian of longitude of Mauna Kea.

Alternatively, this meridan could equally be described as 155.5 east of London, or 204.5 west of London (if you remain perversely inclined to define the location of everything in the world in relation to London…).  However, the Mauna Kea Line as the foundation of a new geography of time, is the new zero, and “now everywhere” is defined as:

“a percentage of planetary revolution in respect to the Sun from the Mauna Kea Line.”