Thursday, February 25, 2021

Nowhere

There are advertising blogs on the Mainland where you can advertise like anywhere else for a price of course. Most are very beautiful and I suppose the price is worth it. This can be in the form of banners, text links, streaming video, audio clips, flash animation and even plain text. Owners of popular blogs will typically capitalize on their readership numbers by advertising too. Fortunately for all of us, Your poster in here is free. That is gratis, no cost, zero, zip, nada.

“You may say I'm a dreamer, but I'm not the 

only one. I hope someday you'll join us.

And the world will live as one.”

― John Lennon 

Meanwhile, you have the opportunity to get you Graphic Poster free in this blog. The recommended size is 435 pixels wide and 475 pixels long. You can if you wish shorten down to 470 or lengthen up to 480 pixels. And if you like, I could make a trial graphic and you can take your time in having some one design a good one. Any questions or suggestions, email: letram@gmx.com  Of course, we don't have any dancing to report, but we cannot let anyone forget. Mahalo.

"Fly Me To The Moon" by Jimmy Borges

 The 'na na na' and 'la la la', which don't really have any meaning in the lyrics of any song, are called vocables. Really I didn't need it.




 


 

Saturday, February 13, 2021

What's Free?

This blog is going nowhere fast. Of course we cannot blame anyone. There is no dancing on Oahu and all we can do is talk about it and try to do something else. We are learning a few things and developing our own standards. We have accepted that outdoors is safer than indoors. Tests, masks, respect for social distance and hand washing are basic rules for any new groups forming. Trumpanzees Rallies are to be avoided at all costs.

“Hope is not about proving anything. It's about choosing to believe this one thing, that love is bigger than any grim, bleak shit anyone can throw at us.”

 
However, we do have some very good groups that have existed for ages. And some new ones in the process of starting up. They know what they have to do to stay safe. It should be starting to happen in a couple months. How about dancing in the park? And we definitely do not need huge crowds. We must be small groups to respect social distance. Every one bring a folding chair to sit on and spaced seven feet apart. Fortunately we have some good DJs that can help us out and we have some good thinking people on Oahu.

Gung Hee Fat Choy

Meanwhile, you have the opportunity to get you Graphic Poster free in this blog. The recommend size is 435 pixels wide and 475 pixels long. You can if you wish shorten down to 470 or lengthen up to 480 pixels. And if you like, I could make a trial graphic and you can take your time in having some one design a good one. Any question or suggestion, email: letram@gmx.com

“We should consider every day lost on which we have not danced at least once.”
― Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche

Monday, February 1, 2021

Shaky

Half the month gone and nothing. Few remarks and no questions. Of course there is still no dancing so we must be patient. The basic offers of this blog are still good. As we get groups, we will get suggestions and make any necessary changes for the good of the reader/dancers. The biggest turn off at present is the word "free." And we cannot blame our reader/dancers. You gotta be careful if it says free.

It will be a work in process and the Panel space will be free, and only one to a group. No Trumpanzees accepted. All should have some kind of mask requirement and respect for social distance. Most people understand what we are up against. All the panels will be the same size, 435 pixels wide and 475 pixels long. I can make a trial poster for you, with minimum info and you can work on your own for later submission, if you wish. It will probably be updated once a week.

We hope for the best for all, stay safe and we shall dance again.


Friday, January 8, 2021

New Name

When I first thought of the name "Bill Board" I thought it was simple and to the point. No need complications. Now I have begun to run into other things with same name, Newsletters, Blogs, Pamphlets and Magazines. I found a few with Display Panel which means - a vertical surface on which information can be displayed to public view. So the focus remains the same and who knows, it may encompass a lot more topics

"Social dancer know not to count the days,
but make the days count."

It will be a work in process and the Panel space will be free, and only one to a group. No Trumpanzees accepted. All should have some kind of mask requirement and respect for social distance. Most people understand what we are up against. All the panels will be the same size, 435 pixels wide and 475 pixels long. I can make a trial poster for you, with minimum info and you can work on your own for later submission, if you wish. It will probably be updated once a week.


Meanwhile, the Word Press and Tumblr blogs are developing nicely and shorter. I want to get rid of my best blog which is Town Dancer. I need at least three people to turn it over. I have enough to do in my limited time. So I need people willing to share some information with our fellow dancers. And yes I know it is very limited because we do not dance. Stay safe, we will dance again.

"Wear your masks, respect social dance

and wash your hands, stay safe."



Wednesday, December 30, 2020

Second Test

What am I doing? I am not sure, so we can all learn. It will be a work in process. It will be a bill board with all boards the same size. 435 pixels wide and 475 pixels long. The length I decided, the width was dictated by the set up. The total width of the blog is 1500 pixels and I divided it into three columns of 500 pixels each. So with a little space on each size I reduced it to 435 pixels wide.

The boards are free, and only one to a group. No Trumpanzees accepted. All must have some kind of mask requirement and respect for social distance. You may design your own board, and if you wish I can make a make shift board to post while you take your time to make a good one more to your liking. You can get an idea by what I have for mine for now. I will change them according to what I want.

"My Molokai Woman" by  Willie K

The center column will have text and I will write most to begin with but sooner or later we will get some feedback. You have the email address in the left column. And that is the name of the game. Spread the word. We are all unique in our thinking and that is valuable if we can share it with our fellow dancers. We may come to a wider consensus than what have now with smaller cliques making the decisions.

Let your dreams be bigger than your fears.

Sunday, November 29, 2020

Updating The Defense

Masks are very important and some Trumpanzees are still knocking it. However Social Distance may be even more effective than masks. You are by yourself in the middle of a Baseball Park without a mask. You have a 99.99% chance of not getting the virus. In a basketball Park, it may slip to 99.98%. But most people will begin to understand that the effectiveness can vary with the distance. So since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, it is generally recommend to stay at least 6 feet away from others even if you are wearing a mask. This when possible, even if you—or they—do not have any symptoms. Social distancing is especially important for people who wish to establish a dance environment.

"Social dancers now have much time to reflect on what is truly of value in life, what gives meaning to our lives, and set our priorities on the basis of that."

Spread happens when an infected person coughs, sneezes, or talks, and droplets from their mouth or nose are launched into the air and land in the mouths or noses of people nearby. The droplets can also be inhaled into the lungs. Recent studies indicate that people who are infected but do not have symptoms likely also play a role in the spread of COVID-19. Since people can spread the virus before they know they are sick, social distance is an important factor, even if you—or they—do not have any symptoms. Take care, be careful.

"WalkThrough Paradise" by Melveen Leed.

The World has increasingly adopting the use of cloth face masks much more than the US. The latest science affirms that cloth face coverings are a critical tool in the fight against COVID-19 that could reduce the spread of the disease, particularly when used universally within communities. There is increasing evidence that cloth face coverings help prevent people who have COVID-19 from spreading the virus to others. We are not defenseless against COVID-19,  cloth face coverings are one of the most powerful weapons we have to slow and stop the spread of the virus. All Americans have a responsibility to protect themselves, their families, and their communities.”

“Social dancers believe that we cannot erase the past. We cannot even change it.

But sometimes life offers us the opportunity to get it right.”

Tuesday, November 17, 2020

Dance? Not yet.

Masks are gradually being accepted everywhere except by Trumpanzees. Masks may not be all the same against the Trump Pandemic..Two layers of regular cloth (T shirts?) are 91 to 92% effective. Three layers are 93 to 94% effective and four layers are 95 to 96% effective. NOT PERFECT? But way ahead of no masks and zero efficiency. Yes, we know, Trumpanzees do not understand this. In New Zealand? Wow, zero cases the last five days, right to this very moment. Up to date.

“Social dancers believe that hope is such a beautiful word, but they also know
there are times like these when hope may seem very fragile."
 
Plenty colorful and pleasant Masks. Stay Safe.
 
Social Distance is also not understood by Trumpanzees. Have you seen their last Rally. Wow, talk about contamination. Keep away from those people, far away. Six feet is recommended but it is not a fixed rule. Ten feet is much better, maybe 99% efficient. 20 feet is even better yet. Again, it is not PERFECT, But way ahead of of ZERO efficiency. Use your head, Red. The Chinese are not dumb, they are dancing in the Parks. They are not Trumpanzees.

"Molokai Waltz" by Amy Hanaialii

Agriculture began about 12000 years ago when they began to plant things, help to make them grow, and eat them later. Instead of all hunting and foraging for food and keep moving in any direction they changed into smaller and smaller territories to move around in. Eating what they had planted allowed more time to stick around the same places. They developed rhythm with sticks and stones and whatever they could beat against something else. Soon groups would erect some kind of resting cover from the elements. We have come a long ways, baby.

"Social dancers believe that there’s no greater feeling in the world than moving

to a piece of good music and letting the rest of the world go by."