Friday, December 14, 2018

Politics 99

Michael Cohen gets three years in prison for partially cooperating with authorities. Sounds like there are more convictions coming from the most crooked administration that has ever been in the White House, since the beginning of time. Hear that Donald J. Trump!! That's number 16! Ivanka will be 17! Jared 18. Donnie Jr. 19 and you will be at last number 20!

Cohen's comments are telling:
"I have been living in a personal and mental incarceration ever since the day that I accepted the offer to work for a real estate mogul whose business acumen I deeply admired," Cohen said. “Today is one of the most meaningful days of my life,” Cohen continued. ”The irony is that today I get my freedom back.” And he is going to jail for three years.

Mueller has been our only hope, and Trump is spending millions to try to stop him. The Senate has been bought and the Supreme Court is not so supreme any more. Democracy has been cancelled. Voting will be illegal. The GOP and the NRA will make the new rules.


In the beginning twenty years ago, my ideal was to get over 10 hits per day. Most Web sites were averaging about 7 or 8 hits per day. When I went past it to eleven hits, I was elated, then much later when I got my next blog it took a little while longer but it went into the teen hits per day. At present, any new blog must get over 20 hits per day or I will think about it. As far as I am concerned the only way is "up." The reader/dancers will make the ultimate decisions. Just gotta work it.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho


Honolulu is pretty covered by Web and Blog sites. Many think "instead of," whereas some are learning "in addition to." You can have a newsletter and have newspaper advertising if you wish to have an addition to. Or you can have usual newspaper advertising and have magazine advertising in addition to. I will try to get as many as I can close to Mililani if I have to go there personally to blog'em. The Handi Van has been super, just cost two dollars per trip. Kapolei, the Waianae Coast and the North Shore will come around I hope. It is still Oahu.

“Many social dancers were afraid of the dance once, too. But they learned to listen
to the music, embrace the dance and the mistakes they would make."

Friday, December 7, 2018

Must Go in 2019

This blog is solidifying its position as my best blog. I am therefore planning on getting rid of it first. I need photo contributors to begin. It is the easiest contribution to the blog and very much appreciated by everyone and no commitments. The next step is a little dance information that can go with the photo. Taking of the photos - Two people is better than one - three is better than two. But the photographer makes the ultimate decision.

“Social dancers may think of the great music and dance that
spring forth from our aspiring to a life beyond death."


Then the decision by the possible Guest Blogger comes, still with no fixed commitment and they will know when they are ready. They can have their own blog within the blog. There are several reasons why dancers have turned to blogging. Blogging provides a friendly and easy way to keep your fellow dancers and even teachers up-to-date on what's going on. Spread the word about new deals, and provide tips. The more dancers come to dance blogs, the more likely they are to take classes and attend socials.

"Born in the U.S.A." by Bruce Springsteen (1984)


A blog allows you to build trust and rapport with your prospects. building your expertise and credibility. And there is feedback because people can post comments and interact with you, they can get to know you, and hopefully, will trust you enough to keep reading. Blogs are more personal, direct and more current communication, They leave an opening for comments in each blog and they are receptive to more formal answers and opinions in the blog itself. The hits can go through the ceiling. Real Social Media is much different than anything we have come across before. We have a ways to  go.

"Of the dancers, by the dancers and for the dancers" All the dancers?
Of course not, they do not all want to be involved and we must respect."

Tuesday, December 4, 2018

Night Club Scene, 2019

December looks like it is going howl in the Honolulu Night Clubs. Rumfire Waikiki, Suzie Wong’s Hideaway, Salsamor at District Nightclub, The District Nightclub, Ginza Night Club, Addiction Nightclub, Nextdoor, Artistry Honolulu, Hot Salsa Dance Co. to name a few, none of which I have personally visited. The action use to stop at Chinatown but now it seems to be overflowing to Kalihi. And I have always tried to kindle a little fire in the thinking of our readers with the possibilities of a new Dancing Night Club in the outskirts of Oahu.

"Social dancers know that they are not clones. They dance their own way because
there is only one of them, in all time, and their expression is unique.
If they block it, it will never exist through any other medium."


Slowly the night club entrepreneurs in Hawaii are having an understanding that these dancing people are not inclined to drink to get drunk. If they drink alcoholic beverages it is in moderation. So the cover must go up and they must sell non-alcoholic drinks. Dancers will always be thirsty. Some places on the Mainland have such fancy juice bars that they come close to liquor profits. Some have mentioned $10 cover charge. But, whatever, there will not be a need to make "Big" profits in drink and the drinks offered can be at good prices for the consumers.

"The Tennessee Waltz" by Janis Page

Bars on Oahu are mostly about a wide collection of alcoholic blends and spirits and attract a relatively younger crowd than the lounges at the hotels. A bar characteristically plays loud music, sells drinks and serves some (finger or chopstick) food or no food at all. It becomes more upscale when a dance floor is installed to make it a night club. However a ten by ten is not a dance floor. Night Clubs on Oahu are generally larger because the dance floor is larger.


The customers dance, but dance more with DJ non-stop, up to date music and they are usually younger dancers. The intermissions in live music allow many people at the tables to socialize, talking and mingling. They will definitely have older, more experienced dancers with an appreciation of the classics. Some have acquired well-known entertainers to play the music for the night.  It is a considerable measure louder and a great deal more stunning as contrasted with a bar.There are likewise bunches of comfortable seats, lounge chairs, etc. for individuals to get a feel of venue.

"There are three rules for getting guaranteed hits in a blog.
Unfortunately, no one has been able to tell us what they are."

Friday, November 30, 2018

The Outskirts of Oahu

The beach communities are developing nice social dance interest. Along the Rail Disaster it has been slowing down and no one has heard that terrible noise yet. Ewa Beach and Kapolei are beginning to arouse interest. The Waianae Coast has more music but little dancing. Ko-olina leading the way with Rolando Sanchez and his Salsa Band. And the North Shore is trying. Ups and down and some Salsa has been as Cholo's Homestyle. I am now looking for something in the Northern part of the Windward Shore.

“Social dancers think inspiration is strongest when they find a balance
between observation and participation. They cannot write about
what it means to dance by watching from the seats."


I have been told that there is plenty of interest on the Windward side. The main thing is that the Rail Tragedy is screwing up the works in the West with the Rail, not only in the city government. More people are getting into social dancing on the Windward side. Arthur Murray already has set up a branch studio in Kailua and they know what they are doing. So it looks very good for the American Style especially if they get a few bands playing out there in some nice cozy clubs. Some of the best American Style dancers have been taught on Oahu by very capable teachers.

"Every Breath You Take" by The Police (1983)


Ulcers:

The banana is used as the dietary food against intestinal disorders because of its soft texture and smoothness. It is the only raw fruit that can be eaten without distress in over-chronicler cases. It also neutralizes over-acidity and reduces irritation by coating the lining of the stomach. ate social clubs, hopefully sometime this year.

"Maui Waltz" by Loyal Garner

Trump:

In the book Animal Farm, the animals had taken over control of the farm, and they made a sign that said, "We are all equal." At the end of the story, when the pigs had gotten control, someone had attached an addition to the sign, "But some of us are more equal than others."

Monday, November 26, 2018

The Evolution

We are still waiting for photos. That is the easiest of the dance items of our dance environment to be shared with our fellow dancers. They do pretty good in town with good photographers but how about the outskirts? Farrington Highway or Kamehameha Highway along the Southwest shore. How about the Waianae Coast or the North Shore. The amateur photographers in our groups are very good and photos of our fellow dancers look very nice in our blogs. The readers would appreciate, the Photees would like it and it would not do any harm to the clubs.

“Social dancers sometimes find themselves enjoying the lyrics too much
and forget to move and dance to the music.”


With the addition of contributing an occasional item of interest the Two Centers could develop into a Guest Blogger. Then they could have a blog of their own within the blog with ready-made readers. They could get in, post photos,write a paragraph, save it, publish it and get out without saying boo to anyone. It would be theirs. Our reader/dancers are more dancers than readers and have short attention spans. Words could be short, and fortunately some that have been contributed have been have been about dancing and though a little long, turned up very interesting.There are no hard and fast rules and the entire enchilada is coming into focus.

"Girls Just Want to Have Fun" by Cyndi Lauper  (1984)


Latin on the Southwest is looking good. There is some new action in Kapolei, Kalealoa, Ewa Beach. Some nightclubbing action which means a nice social dance club in Kalealoa. Maili on the Waianae Coast has line dance classes now and then. Most places in town are doing very well. Those that are not doing well could look into moving to the outskirts of town. Rome was not built in a day so we must be patient, we should accept that it will evolve according to the wishes of the dancers.

"Social dancers know that true beauty is about who you are as
a human being, your principles, your moral compass.”

Thursday, November 22, 2018

Dare To Be

When a new day begins, dare to smile gratefully. When there is darkness, dare to be the first to shine a light. When there is injustice, dare to be the first to condemn it.

When something seems difficult, dare to do it anyway. When life seems to beat you down, dare to fight back. When there seems to be no hope, dare to find some.

When you’re feeling tired, dare to keep going. When times are tough, dare to be tougher. When love hurts you, dare to love again.


When someone is hurting, dare to help them heal. When another is lost, dare to help them find the way. When a friend falls, dare to be the first to extend a hand.

When you cross paths with another, dare to make them smile. When you feel great, dare to help someone else feel great too. When the day has ended, dare to feel
that you’ve done your best.


Dare to be the best you can – At all times, Dare to be! ― Steve Maraboli,


Social dancers like to dance, that we know, but why? And we know that dance is "important" to the Social Dancer. Dance is more than exploring the different ways to move the body to music. It is a way of moving that uses the body as an instrument of expression and communication and the dancers can "feel" it. Through social dance, dancers learn teamwork, focus, and improvisational skills. Cultural Social Dance is also important, for it is our way to tell other people the things that they need to know about our culture. It is also the way that other people could have respect, knowledge and give importance to our traditions and norms.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

Let's Dance
“When you and your partner step away from your table onto the dance floor you go
from a blur to a special clearness, you take the first move and there is
that moment when you know you are there.”

Sunday, November 18, 2018

The Central Valley Marches On.

Before my move to Mililani, Town Dancer was moving slowly into the Intermediate and advance dancer categories. This may include the rootzi tootzis, which are different from the Club dancers. The rootzi tootsis know the LAGS (the latest and greatest syndrome) better than most dancers. They wish to differentiate themselves from the rest of us and they have no idea that we are very willing. That very special guest blogger in this blog is needed to solidify their credentials.

"Social dancers believe that if we danced and shared music,
we'd be too busy enjoying life to start a war.”


That leaves us, the rest of the blogs, for the social dancers which are a very broad category and many will phase into the intermediate. The main thing for all of us, in this division, is to enjoy moving to our favorite music (no not all music), just our favorites. For us it is our music. Very difficult for "those other dancers" to understand this. We are talking Social Dancing. We are slowly defining the categories and then we will let each one decide for themselves without anyone dictating anything.

"Just Like Heaven" by The Cure (1987)


Everyone will do as they damn well please and enjoy the place that they pick. The more freedom we have the more we will enjoy it. In this coming year there will be an increasing amount of benefit dances, some times for the benefit of the dancers, sometime for the benefit of the organization that is having the dance and sometime to benefit other worthwhile causes. If you have a preference you have the right to make inquiry. I cannot get around like before my physical disabilities so I must increasingly ask for Two Centers.

“Social dancers know that everything we hear on the dance floor is an opinion,
not a fact. Everything we see is a perspective, not necessarily the truth.”

Thursday, November 15, 2018

Meheula Vista II, Mililani

Moved in a few days ago but just got my phone line in today. Nice place and what seems to be a lot of nice people here. Making all my changes necessary, such as a change of address with the post office. I think I did it on line but at the end they tried to sell me things and just cut it. A few other things and I can now get back to work on these blogs.

“You've gotta dance like there's nobody watching, Love like you'll never be hurt,
Sing like there's nobody listening, And live like it's heaven on earth.”


"With Or Without You" by U2  (1987)

This blog will continue to cover music and dance mainly on the Island of Oahu. You want to get anything in it about music and dance, email it and I will blog it. You may like your comments in print and whenever you are ready you can get in as a Guest Blogger. Your own blog within the blog. You can open post text and pictures, save and publish and close it without saying boo to anyone.

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that.
Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.”

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

The Practice Party

The Dance Studios on Oahu have been developing very pleasant parties. Many parties like these are called Practice Parties on the Mainland. It has been said that practice makes perfect. With learning to dance, it is no different. Practicing to dance shouldn’t be redundant and boring, so why not make it fun? There is no better way than having a party. A dance practice party is a party where you can practice the steps that you have been working on during your dance classes - wherever, and socialize with your fellow dancers.

“Social dancers believe that they learn by practice. Whether it means to learn 
to dance by practicing dancing or to learn to live by practicing living,
the principles are the same."


The majority of the students on Oahu take dance lessons because they want to be better, dancing at social clubs or night clubs. Attending a practice party at a studio is perfect place to dance the moves you know well and to try out your new skills in a comfortable setting. At our dance practice parties on Oahu, there will be many people dancing on the floor at once. Whether you have only taken one dance lesson or have been going to dance classes for many years, attending a practice party will not be just fun but also a great learning experience for you.

"When Doves Cry" by Prince (1984)

Received from Yanna Samkova
The dancing night club crowd is gradually changing into TWO. The "Young" and the more experience dancers. This division was recognized by the young even before my time, many years ago. "Never trust anyone over 30." It seems like a good division to apply to our people. The young will stick to their ever changing fads, new dances and the latest in new music and we should let them, don't knock it. The more experienced dancers will prefer the classics in music and there are so many. And the "Rumba" is a dance that is learned constantly, and gets more enjoyable as time goes by with the "Oldies but Goodies" music.

 "From Here To Eternity" by Englebert Humperdink (Rumba?)

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Slowing Down

This blog is sticking around without Guest Bloggers and any activity is difficult without support and cooperation. With more friendly exchanges on this island and between islands many obstacles can be surmounted and the success can be shared by everyone. We can and are developing our own tropical paradise by day and a terrific dance rendezvous by night. Of course the Rail Disaster and the Fat Cats of Honolulu will be of no help but we can still hope. Not necessarily from the doers. We must communicate to anyone that can volunteer information.

"Social dancers think that on Oahu, you're not allowed
to have legs and not use them. Dance.”


This year finds many building scenarios for the development of what most of us call Latin Hip movement We all know the seemingly unobtainable usage of hips that produces what the general public sees as an alluring seductive hip and body gyrations, pulsations, isolations  and even wiggles or thrusts - the kind used by experienced Latin dancers. It is of some hope that by describing what it is and also what it isn't, your interest in Latin American dancing will broaden. And quite possibly the expense and arduous time in "trying to get it" will be reduced dramatically.

"The Tennessee Waltz" by Patti Page

Contributed by Maile Yagi
This has been lost somewhat in modern Latin dancing such as Salsa, Bachata and those dances for the younger groups. Controlled and well timed Cuban motion is an acquired skill rather than the automatic product of ethnicity or culture. It has no barriers, no boundaries, no genetics and no gender. Latin hip and body movement does have great social acceptance in the areas of its origin and therefore is encouraged and developed with great enthusiasm and even social responsibility.

“Social dancers may quote others only in order to express themselves better.”

Monday, October 29, 2018

Halloween Social in Wahiawa

I did what I could do for my part in the fabulous affair in Wahiawa on Saturday the 27th. And every one there was doing their best too and enjoying it. People were there with only a partial costume for the occasion. But everyone understands, it is not the expensive costume but the spirit of the occasion that does it for us. And they do give prizes for those that were more into the costumes - and no hu hu. They deserved it. And we understand that we socialize very nicely with our friends and neighbors on Oahu when we dance.


"Wahiawa is a wonderful ballroom dance club filled
with love and the joy of dance." ~ Pauline


"Our first time to attend Wahiawa Ballroom Dance Club, so enjoyable and friendly
people. We love all of them and we got to meet the President. Thank u all."
~ Vicky Visoria.

When I was not getting enough photos, I changed from nine picture collages to six picture collages. It would make the members look better. However now that I am getting enough photos, I can go back and get 8 or 9 picture collages and we can have more dancers to showcase. And two people in a photo are better than one. Social?

"So much fun with ballroom dance friends. We enjoy ourselves every time."
~ Paulette


"Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

"Trick or Treat: I know someone who has the witch stick - be safe."
~Jess and Georgie

The evening was fabulous from beginning to end. Everyone loved the gorgeous venue, the dancing, the camaraderie and the food. We had it all. The officers were the consummate teachers & hosts in the perfect setting. Every one of the attendees felt the same way and are all still talking about it! Our dance backgrounds are what you’d expect: we have all found a passion for dance, But that’s nothing special. Why aren’t we out saving the world? We are real people who just so happen to like social dancing.

"We are having a wonderful time at WBDC Halloween dance.
Lots of good food, dancing and great music by Leland."
~ Stephanie, for Aiea Ballroom Dance Association


“Some people see some things and say, 'Why?' But some of us can
dream of things that never were and we may say 'Why not?”

Tuesday, October 23, 2018

Tumblr

Tumblr, the micro blog is probably the most basic out of the blogging platforms available on Oahu, It is also perfect for the less tech-savvy, which most of us are. It's intuitive and easy-to-use. The Tumblr model is based off of sharing, so if someone likes your post, it's easy for them to “re-blog” your post or like it. Other Tumblr users can easily follow you if they choose. The Tumblr apps are built for seamless Tumblr-to-Tumblr interaction.

“Social dancers are aware of the wonder. They want to live a balanced life -
learn some, think some, draw and paint some. And sing and
dance some, play and work every day some.”



Tumblr is best for anything visual, especially photos, graphics, artwork, or video. You can also use it to publish text-based posts, but most Tumblr users like it for how it handles media. Tumblr blogs can be customized with CSS or by installing pre-designed templates like the many available. A Tumblr blog isn't very flexible. Sure, just about any blogging platform can be hacked, but as soon as you start forcing something to do what it wasn't meant to do, things can get messy.

 "Jessie's Girl" by Rick Springfield  (1981)


You won't be able to easily install a membership platform Also an important note: you still cannot easily batch-export your blog posts if you want to change platforms. Cost: Tumblr is free. If you want to attach a domain to it, you only have to pay for the cost of domain registration.

“Social dancers know that letting go means to come to the realization that some
people are a part of your history, but not necessarily a part of your destiny.” 
 

Thursday, October 18, 2018

Development

So now we are down to five blogs, in a plateau of average per day hits, that is moving very slowly up. All I can do for now is a little promoting in Word Press, Twitter, Pinterest, Tumblr, Google + and Facebook. The readers can help with a few Information and Photo contributions along the way. This is turning out to be more fun. Won't somebody out there join in? No registration or registration fees, no annual or monthly meeting or dues and you contribute (not money) but whatever info or fotos you want, whenever you damn well please. All for your clubs, groups and fellow reader/dancers. A win-win situation.

“Social dancers like to dance from the heart, smile
and let their passion shine through”


Never did find out why they closed Rumors, but of course, some clubs are doing good and some not so good and we don't know why. We need more feedback with ideas and suggestions. Perhaps it might help. Dancers have had a reputation for long time of not being drunks. Some clubs will go for all the possible customers. Some will have a select group, such as the Bachata Salsa crowd or the Country music scene. Some recognize the natural divisions of the young and the older more experience night club attendees.

"Welcome to the Jungle" by Guns N' Roses   (1987)


The famous Palladium is still going strong, the last of the Big Ballrooms. In the last century, the top five clubs at the Palladium were well known. Now the number five has dropped to sixth and six has moved up to fifth. There will be another club for town in 2019 and perhaps one in either Waianae or the North Shore. We are getting more "social" dancers on Oahu. And perhaps the dancers will pick some other terminology for our type of dance.

“Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery, today is a gift of God,
which is why we call it the present.”

Sunday, October 14, 2018

The Plateau

We are at a plateau and not moving upward fast enough, I can see most of it very clearly in the stats furnished by Blogger from Google Analytics, I find many referrals from other countries which we don't need. Most of our reader/dancers have friends and/or relatives living on Oahu. Those are the people we seek. Perhaps some of them may be interested in reading, writing, looking and submitting photos and whatever it takes to make this blog into Social Media of cultural dancing on Oahu.  The concept and the advantages of blogging are still too new and I know they are not there for everybody just yet.

“Social dancers believe that dance is the art closest to nature.”


Facebook? They get 50 million photos daily. Did someone miss one of mine? They get 3 billion videos (with a B) daily. And some are developing into nice professional looking videos. Did someone miss one of yours? In our blogs, the submissions are from our fellow dancers on Oahu. And who are our readers. Someone in Nigeria? I am not counting on that. How about Lower Slobavia? Well, our reader/dancers will eventually realize that this is "our thing" on Oahu.

"Tiny Bubbles" by Don Ho

From Maile Yagi
Most dance groups have beautiful Web Sites and good advertising - newspapers, magazines, radio, and TV. They don't need blogging? Up to them, but some are going to see blogging as a valuable "addition to" and not necessarily an "instead of." There are quite a few dance blogs in Hawaii, make use of them. Most are for free and most of what you write will be read by someone on Oahu.

"A well-grounded assurance is always attended with three fair handmaids:
love, humility and holy joy."


Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Making Headway

I found this on the Internet but I don't know who was the addressee:
"All of the information known to the human race is available at your fingertips, in the phone in your pocket or on whatever device you’re reading this article, but you choose, free will and all, to ignore anything that doesn’t jive with your preconceived notions. Oh, right, you’re a stupid person… “preconceived notions” are things you think you know before learning something new. Go ahead and pop an aspirin. Feeling better? Good. Let’s continue."

 

There are an awful lot of good dancing people on Oahu. And we know that most are accustomed to dancing in town. However we know that Kapolei, Waipahu and the Central Valley are going to have some dancing. I begin to see a few people from Kalihi coming to dance in Waipahu and Wahiawa. And why not, no matter how you slice it, there is going to be even more traffic in town in the future. And perhaps the people in West Oahu are just nice? The need in West Oahu is Business Parks and the dancing places will come. The residents living in Paradise will "work and play" in their own kuleana.

"Don't Stop Believing" by Journey  (1981)


The young are doing very well and the developing night life is becoming more evident. From there some people will think of a place on the Waainae Coast and on the North Shore. An over 30 group but interested in enjoying themselves with dancing and a few drinks and closer to home. On the Waianae Coast, the saying is there, "I coulda been home in 20 minutes. In Waikiki, it takes me 20 minutes to get out of the Parking Area."

"Social dancers think that it is just an opportunity to lay down some shoe leather
and enjoy the movement to their kind of good music and closer to home."


Sunday, October 7, 2018

Dancing With The Stars

Review by Carol Smith, Los Angeles

I remember judge Len Goodman telling a winner in DWTS, once upon a time "I like to see flowers and I like to see the lawn. Your dancing was all flowers and no lawn." DWTS non-professionals have weak basic foundations simply because it takes years to develop. On that foundation, they put a rather fancy building with a heavy roof. I don't mean to be bashful, they simply don't have an option to spend a year or two on training or to dance basic steps on national TV.

"Exhibition dancers may believe that on the great canvas of time, they will
create their own masterpiece even if it lasts for only a moment."


I'm not trying to take away the fact that they really do work hard. The dancing looks so good on TV partly because half of the couple is a top notch professional, partly because the choreography is designed to work well for the partnership.So yes, a lot of that dancing is "flashy trash". Maybe 30% of the basic dance is still there. They dance advanced choreography that is normally danced in your 3rd - 6th year of competitive ballroom training.

"How Will I Know" by Whitney Houston  (1985)


Some of it is never danced, as some of the moves are not allowed in ballroom as has pointed out many times. You are more likely to learn the same exact stuff if you take "theater arts" ballroom classes. But those are usually private classes, that is, instructor is working with only one person/couple, that would be you. That's very expensive and not very effective if you don't have any training. If you go to regular ballroom classes you will have a lot of fun even if you don't learn the DWTS moves.

"I try to contain my crazy but the lid keeps popping off."

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

View

The five remaining blogs are not doing too bad after my five day vacation at Tripler. They did not advance in averages hits per day and they continue to have same SOS content. So what our blogs need is that outside feedback. The Information Contributor is crucial and all they have to do is email whatever dance information on Oahu they wish to be published and I will try to get it in ASAP. From there anyone should be able to decide when they are ready to be a Guest Blogger in the blog of their choice, all their decision.

“Social dancers believe that the best dancers are those who may just be enjoying
moving to the music and not be aware that they are dancing!”


And what is a Guest Blogger? First they must volunteer. The minimum of commitments. No deadlines, no editing, you write what you want to write and whenever you wish to write. All subjects up to the Contributor as long as the writer is identified. But the good part is that they can get in, write, post pictures, publish and get out, all on their own without saying "boo" to anyone. In effect you will have your own blog, within our blog. These blogs are a "Work in Progress." The Counters? We have them in every blog. Ah Ha! How many out there don't realize they are just beating their gums?

" Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges


"Welcoming chance intrusions is one of the fundamental components of
creative thinking. Lateral-thinking dancers see differences, from
what they expected to happen as opportunities, not mistakes."

"The way of discovery still lies open to us in divine things if we have the moral
courage and the desire to go to the fountain head of truth, instead of filling
our vessels out of some doctor’s compendium... or be held spellbound
by the shadow of a few great names."