Monday, January 23, 2017

Nits and Nats

We have blog sites on this island and we have web sites. Everybody knows what a web site is but a blog is a late arriving thing. A blog (a truncation of the expression weblog) is a discussion or informational website published on the World Wide Web consisting of discrete, often informal diary-style text entries ("posts"). Posts are typically displayed in reverse chronological order, so that the most recent post appears first, at the top of the blog page. Take a good look at the page you are looking at now. Most blog sites are typically much more current than web sites.

“In our dancing world, there’s always something to improve on.
We are never there.”

Most web sites are formed by private organizations and updated periodically by the Webmaster. A blog site is usually set up by one person and then may add many Guest Authors and each one will in effect, have a blog within the main blog. They can get in, write, save, publish and get out all by themselves. You can imagine what would happened if we had four or five Guest Authors each with their own unique viewpoints. The hits would go through the roof and I could resign and let them "inherit" the blog. I intend to have the best blogs go first. The junk blogs will remain mine.

"My Moloka'i Woman" by Willie K

The night clubbers are getting very knowledgeable about dancing. And the Nightclubs are getting bigger dance floors. Latin dances are mostly spot dances that do not travel much on any dance floor. Progressive dances travel around the dance floor according to the line of dance. Wot's Dat? It very simply means traveling in a counter clockwise direction around any dance floor, like in a Fox Trot. There is a slight variation in the spot dance called a "slot dance" such as the West Coast Swing.

"Kahalaopuna" by Amy Hanaialii

We have something similar in American Rumba. The man brings the lady in a cross body lead across him to his left and turns to face her. Then he can do the reverse cross body lead, bringing her across to his right and then turns and faces her. This is a slot. They are going to bring in another new dance this year and you can be sure it will have a slot - and they invented it all by themselves.

"Wine can make any meal an occasion, every table more elegant
and every day more civilized."