Monday, September 29, 2014

The Palladium

In the May 2014 issue of Honolulu magazine, Senior Editor, David Thompson, explored the World of Ballroom Dancing in Honolulu. It was read throughout the islands and there was not much commentary. However, in the current September issue of Honolulu is a letter to the editor.


By Mary Flynn, Honolulu, Hawaii

The Ala Wai Golf Course Multi-Purpose Recreation Center is a public utility and, by its very name, should be shared equitably by many nonprofit organizations. The attitude of the Hawaii Ballroom Dance Association in this article reflected badly on the Association and the City and County of Honolulu. By their own admission, dancers use the facility frequently and seem to feel that their organization should have exclusive rights.

According to the facility's online schedule, dancers are scheduled in July for 88 percent of the available slots  (120-136). This can hardly be considered "multi-purpose" and suggests a cozy relationship with a single group. Honolulu does not have many rental sites for large groups that are available, affordable and have parking, whether they have a slippery eucalyptus floor or not.

It would be a shame and possibly unethical or even illegal to limit this facility to ballroom dancers when others, equally worthy also need it desperately. I firmly request that the City and County of Honolulu Department of Parks and Recreation investigate this near-monopoly.

Mary Flynn, Honolulu, Hawaii.

Pub's Side Note: I am sure there are several out there with a good defense of dancing at the Palladium. Our Guest Authors or Two Centers are welcome.

Thursday, September 25, 2014

Private

Completely overwhelmed by two scam spam robots (from Russia somewhere) Blogger cannot stop them and they screw up the rest of the hits which are now half of what they were. The total hits from them are going up

So I changed the blog to Private and no one but the guest authors can tune in. Gotta stop these people some way. Meanwhile the hits on the other blogs are going up. Total hits are still going up, so just gotta cool it for awhile.

Meanwhile, there is Blogging Hawaii, Platinum Horseshoe and Moanalua Corridor and they are moving up quite well. Any of the Guest Authors can choose whatever they want and I have made Richard an Administrator too.

The Administrators can decide what they wish to do. They can even get their friends as members and they can view the contents of the blog. It can evolve into something else. I will not be able to do anything definite for at least a month and I will consult with the both of them before deleting Town Dancer.


Saturday, September 20, 2014

Sorry Folks

 
But the famous scam spam robots have got control of this blog and Blogger cannot do anything about it. I have no choice but to use the other blogs to communicate to our readers. Yes, we have been advised to switch to Word Press. And we hear that their programmers are very knowledgeable.

We should be be patient. Mahalo
Pepe

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Testing


Having some troubles and since I am not an expert I simply do not know.I can only guess. Anyway the blog that might have cause the trouble has been deleted and we seem to be scrolling all right now. So this blog is a test to see if the virus or whatever is gone.



Tried this new one for test and it will not scroll and Blogger has been notified,
so this blog is put on hold temporarily until Blogger figures out if it can be repaired

It seems to be scrolling now. Perhaps it has been fixed. I will keep my fingers crossed. Mahalo. 

Everything has been cancelled and I put this blog on hold. The guest authors have been sent the invitations to blog in Blogger Hawaii until we get these scam spam robots out of control.


Thursday, September 11, 2014

The Journey Around the Sun

Tomorrow on Friday, I will have completed my 89th journey around the sun on this space ship Earth. For many it is a short life, but I consider myself very lucky. I am recovering very nicely with a big assist from the VA. I am still using my walker but I hope to wean myself to a cane and I have my hopes that I will dance again.

I have seen better days but believe me i have also seen worse.
I don't have everything that I want but I have everything I need.
I wake up with aches and pains, but I did wake up.
My life may not be perfect but I live in a Paradise
on the Waianae Coast that is good enough for me.

The Blogs are adjusting themselves very nicely and it all depends on the Two Centers and the possible Guest Authors. I am pretty close to the point of diminishing returns for myself only. But I am beginning to know my way around blogging, enough to know that SOS can only go so far.

"I Remember You" by Don Ho

I have four Twitters, a Facebook, Pinterest and Google + to help promote the blogs and they are working. No magic thing, just takes work, and I am limited. The total hits on the blogs go up ever so slowly and I have cut down on the number of blogs that I do per week.

"Morning Dew" by Melveen Leed

Town Dancer has been completely taken over by hackers and Blogger cannot do anything about it. They can even change the names in the stats. So I have no choice but to put this blog in stand by and wait. The other guest authors can do as they wish as per usual.

From the Rubaiyat by Omar Khayyam

Come, fill the Cup, and in the fire of Spring
Your Winter garment of Repentance fling:
The Bird of Time has but a litle way
To flutter - and the Bird is on the Wing.

Whether at  Naishapur or Babylon,
Whether the Cup with sweet or bitter run,
The Wine of Life keeps oozing drop by drop,
The Leaves of Life keep falling one by one. 

Saturday, September 6, 2014

Still Sliding

I am not absolutely sure but I can suspect why the slide in hits for this blog keeps going down. However the total over all hits on the blogs are going up, slowly but surely. I will be more sure when we get more Two Centers or a permanent guest author for any blog of their choosing. The results will be clear, for everyone to see. Platinum Horseshoe has been moving because of Willy Dionisio, Kapolei Chapter HBDA and Maile Yagi, Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club. There is no doubt in my mind.


From Victor Luna on Facebook: On Brother's Day

A real man is the kind of man that when your feet hit the floor each morning the devil says "Oh Crap, he's up!" - Brother, life is too short to wake up with regrets. So love the people who treat you right. Forgive the ones who don't just because you can. Believe everything happens for a reason. If you get a second chance, grab it with both hands. If it changes your life, let it.

Take a few minutes to think before you act when you're mad . Forgive quickly. God never said life would be easy . He just promised it would be worth it. Today is Brother's day, send this to all your brothers, fathers, sons. If you get back 7, you are loved. Happy brothers Day! I LOVE YA BROTHER!!! To the cool men that have touched my life. Here's to you!! A real Brother walks with you when the rest of the world walks on you. Send to all your Brothers because the fake ones won't send it.... Bro!!!


For all our reader/dancers: Keep getting your exercise in a fun way and increase your coordination and balance. Express yourself artistically (the fancy ones) and meet new people and socialize (excellent for singles.) Introduce social manners to the younger and you can gain confidence in the social dance setting.


So when it comes to the dance clubs, I thought everyone knew which ones are the top five on Oahu. I myself am not so sure. But now that 803 Dance Magic coming on so strong they are considered in the top five now. So which one is out? I don't know much about these things so I have to wait until we get a good Two Center or a Guest Author. They can let us know.

Tuesday, September 2, 2014

Counters, Stats

Counters are different throughout the internet. Some are better than others. Blogger's is free but certainly not the best. I do what I can with what I get. But I must know if I am just beating my gums.

Gratefully, some of the best advice I have ever received.
"No one else knows what they are doing either."

The first day of September was very erratic as per usual, but very definite information. All the top blogs are way up ahead and all the bottom blogs are way down in hits. They will average out. With all the errors in the Blogger stats, I have to make some sense.


Blogger does make the effort to do better. They have almost got rid of a very bad robot in Town Dancer. I had take the counter off the blog and I sent them the feedback. The robot even screwed up my regular hits. Anyway I may put the counter back in.

"Chariots Of Fire" from the Movie.

I am making definite connections through my Micros, specially Facebook and Twitter. I get more hits from the information I post. I have received two photos from Mainland studios and I get inquiries about Two Centers or Guest Author. I got one pending today that just may be perfect for this blog. It will be mainland info but give more people here an idea of what is needed.


The hits are without a doubt connected to the Two Center and the Guest Authors. I can only carry the blogs so far (SOS.) And every new person not only adds hits for themselves but also create a synergism which is even more. I am convinced, but hard to convince those who are not familiar with the stats.

Remember, no registration or registration fees, no annual meetings or dues. No monthly meetings or dues and you can blog whenever and whatever you wish to blog. So we run a tight ship over here. All up to you.