Wednesday, January 15, 2014

Good Thinking

By Ralph Iwamoto, Makakilo.

The importance of the Greek civilization has been overlooked in most American studies. We owe so much to the Greeks in art, architecture, dance, drama, poetry, rhetoric, philosophy, theoretical mathematics. They practically invented the categories of present day Western thought.

They also left us something else. A detailed history of a war which brought a democratic superpower from glory to ruin. So as we turn back the clock to 480 B.C. you might ask yourself, as you become aware, is this story a model to copy or a horror story to avoid?

They repeatedly reminded us of Hubris., the unforgivable sin of acting cocky when things are going well. Bush landing on an aircraft carrier with the signs, "Mission Accomplished." Hubris is followed inexorably and inevitably by Nemesis.  ****

"I just put my feet on the ground and move them around."
~ Fred Astaire
Good news in this sector. There is one dance group still leading in the West, Kapolei Chapter HBDA. Great people, terrific board, excellent instructors of American Style of Dance and good music. A perfect example of what is coming to the Waianae Coast. May develop the best American Style Dancers in the Pacific.

"Solo Tu" by Luis Miguel

Now we have heard that the Creative Researchers And Producers (in town) seem to be receding into the background as they have been revealed for what they are. However, there may be a new spin off with women only. The new name has been assigned, (by the defenders of the good faith,) as the Ladies International Association of Real Society. Nice and very appropriate.

"Music, Music, Music" by Theresa Brewer

"I think sometimes could I only have music on my own terms, could I live in a great city, and know where I could go whenever I wished the ablution and inundation of musical waves, that were a bath and a medicine." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson


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