Thursday, December 24, 2020

Merry Christmas

So, all of us in our social dance scene on Oahu know that it is not good. We face the fact that things are not going to get easy soon. The dance community did very well in closing up, wearing masks and respecting social distance. And we all aware of the fact the entire state opened up too soon and too much. We are paying the price in human misery. All of us at this Christmas time want to share our best feelings and the message to all from the bottom of our hearts. Let's stay safe.

"Silent Night"

We should also say that we should be grateful and proud of the work that many have done every day in our dance scene. Our dance scene must not die, our Island grows and we will have the opportunity to offer better opportunities to many of our friends and loved ones. And we may realize that we have made some preparations so that the spirit of Christmas can be felt in all. It may inspire us to cleanse our hearts of all bad feelings, forgive the offenses and perhaps unite us even more as the great social dance family that we are.

"Good tidings to you and happy Christmas for today
and all the Christmases to come."

Tuesday, December 15, 2020

Some News

The Elections in Europe are pretty easy, cut and dried, everybody votes and they get the results fast. But not in the US, we are a third rate country. The entire world knew that Biden won by November 5th. The American public was officially notified by November 15th. Something about the official rules or something. But of course we have Trump and he is not about to accept anything from anyone because he knows how his crooks operate. Spent over 100 million dollars to screw up the works denying the loss and blaming everyone else. Finally on December 14th the Electoral College declared Biden the winner. Should be over? Hah. Trump is still trying to goof up the works. Yogi Berra quote, "It ain't over 'til it's over."

“Social dancers believe that hope is the power of being cheerful in

circumstances that we know may be a bit difficult.”

The Trump Pandemic is still out of control in the entire US. None of the other countries are in as bad a condition as we are. Trump screwed it from the very beginning, he was pushing snake oils. And he will not do anything anymore. From all the other countries and their relative successes we know of several things we have not done in the US. Testing on some regular basis and washing your hands often. Wearing masks and having a respect for social distance. Trumpanzees do not do any of this and they contaminate everyone else. We are getting better in Hawaii but still too much control by Trumpanzees.

 "Somewhere Over The Rainbow" by Bruddah Iz

In our dancing, most people are learning very well. There has been more acceptance of wearing masks and that is a big help. Most dancers realize that six feet of social distance is fine but seven, mo bettah. And if you are in anything that might be a Trumpanzee environment, TEN FEET IS MO BETTAH YET. Washing the hands is not so evident but some people carry sanitizers. If the business rules are tightened up we can come out of it. No tourists from the Mainland. From Taiwan, New Zealand, fine.

"Most of us old timers get to know that life is an extraordinary adventure and

we fully understand that we can only do this - one time around."

Friday, December 4, 2020

Not by Christmas

Social distancing remains the most effective intervention that we have to reduce the spread of the Trump Pandemic. Dr. Fauci knows, Trump does not know. Studies which were among the first to look at the effects of weather on the Pandemic transmission, found spring-like temperatures were associated with some reduction in the spread of the virus. In Hawaii we are favored, but the beneficial impact of temperature was easily diminished when social distancing was not implemented, particularly in densely populated areas. And the greater the distance, but higher the efficiency of protection. Trumpanzees do not understand this. Many of our good people in Hawaii do not either.

"Social dancers believe it is possible to solve our problems. Tremendous things happen to the believer. So believe the answer will come and we shall dance again."

Are masks effective in preventing Trump Pandemic? Wearing cloth masks can help prevent people infected with the virus that causes the pandemic from spreading the virus. Make sure your cloth mask fits snugly but comfortably against the side of the face and completely covers the nose and mouth, Make sure it is secured with ties or ear loops, includes multiple layers of fabric, allows for breathing without restriction, It helps if it can be laundered and machine dried without damage or change to shape. Cloth masks should NOT be worn by anyone who has trouble breathing or unable to remove the mask without assistance.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Christine Ono

When we opened too soon, allowed tourists from the mainland and allowed schools to open we have run up the cases and deaths in Hawaii. We will not make it by the end of the year. There are clusters of Trumpanzees like Ewa Beach to Mililani that take pride in "NOT" wearing a mask. Keep away from those people. However hope is not lost. Schools will be coming into more control and we will be more careful of tourists from the mainland, very likely to be contaminated. Taiwan, New Zealand, Australia. Fine, these countries are coming out of it very well. The US because of Trump is the worst one of all. Keep those people away from us.

"Social dancers learn step patterns and learn that if
you believe you can, you're halfway there."