Time to get this stiff body of mine back to yoga class. It has been a busy vacation season, with plenty of exercise, including two major hikes just in the past week. We did Kilauea Iki up at the park yesterday in the driving rain.. It's the cold and wet more than the exercise, I think, that has me really feeling achy this a.m.
One of our guests, who is from Portland, is a musician/ songwriter who has written a vampire musical. He brought a vid of a rehearsal. It's excellent work, showing off his considerable musical skills and the talents of the young actors. Several times, as we watched this, I was moved to remark, "This is so Portland!" I'm telling him he should play up the Portland aspect of it, calling it something like "White Folks Living in the Dark." More later, if and when this goes to production.
On that note, so to speak, here is an excellent piece by Scot Nakagawa on how Bill O'Reilly thinks Hawaiian Asian-Americans have gone to hell in Paradise and become liberals. He says he tries to ignore O'Reilly, who he speculates does this racism stuff to get attention, but this really burned him up.
Talk to you later. Have a nice day!
More. This vid from the Ed Show with George Takei, who is way cool. Just the way Ed Schulz mangles Colleen Hanabusa's name should indicate that there is some educational work to do even with liberals! Takai mentions the poverty he and other Japanese - Americans endured after the war, when they were released from internment. Their communities on the Mainland were shattered and never recovered. Japanese-Americans in Hawaii fared better. What especially offended me was that O'Reilly showed footage of the backsides of young Asian women and some girls in very high heels. This is the white guy fantasy about Asian women that is so disgusting and demeaning. How dare he? Really!!! What an awful, awful man Bill O'Reilly is! It's really too nice to him to say he's just doing it for the money. He's revolting.