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More ENGLISH! もっともっと英語を!

Posted by Betty on Monday, October 1, 2018, In : Betty's Blogs 
今、彼のブログを日本語に訳したんだけど、すごい時間を要して疲れた!と同時に、もっと英語、勉強しなきゃあ!って思った。

英語での本を出版してから、英語トラウマと、仕事柄、日本語が多い!そして日本語での日々の生活が多くなった。
だから、必然的に、脳みそは日本語。寂しい!!

時々、日本語での夢をみたあさは、あっ!日本語の夢だった!とちょっと...
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HAPPY NEW YEAR!

Posted by Betty on Wednesday, January 14, 2015, In : Betty's Blogs 
Happy New Year!!

It has been so busy a new year.  I went to work on New Year's Day.  After working, Dan and I attended my editor's wedding in the evening on January second (my editor, David, is editing my upcoming book, IN SEARCH OF SOMATIC THERAPY).  The weather was heavy with rain but the wedding had so many people and was a very relaxed ceremony.

It has been three years since Dan injured his knee and his doctor said to forget about dancing. He recommended surgery and said he had a 75% chance...
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WRITER's UNBLOCK

Posted by Dan on Tuesday, September 16, 2014, In : Dan's Blogs 
It's been awhile, and you might be wondering what Betty and I are doing. I'll let Betty "kiss and tell" in her posting. For me, I've been being a good author. 

You probably know about my two children's books, A WHALE'S TALE (Savant 2009) and THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013), at least I hope you do! If you haven't read them, now is the time! They're available world-wide from Amazon.com. The first is about ohana (Hawaiian for "family"), and the second is about enjoying moving -- "dance, dance, da...
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More Turtles, Turtles, Turtles!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Saturday, November 16, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 


I've just received my order of 60 turtles from Fiesta: one turtle per THE TURTLE DANCES book. At the Savant Bookstore Honolulu, it's exclusively $16.95 for the book and a turtle. Hurry before they all crawl out of the box and disappear!  Savant Bookstore Honolulu:

Fridays from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. at Hawaii Kai Retirement Center (free parking);
Saturdays from 9 a.m. to noon at Kokua Market (free parking, too).

See you there! Just say Dan sent you!

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Turtles, Turtles, Turtles! Awesome!

Posted by Dan and Betty on Wednesday, October 23, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Now that my new children's Color-Me-Please book, THE TURTLE DANCES (Savant 2013), has been released, I'm out looking for some stuffed animals to include along with the book. They've got to be realistic (I'm a naturalist) and yet cute and cuddly (after all, Isla, the dancing turtle and her dance partner, Surf, are beautiful turtles in looks and heart). While I haven't yet fully decided, I'm favoring these GUNDimals turtles. 


What do you think? Have you read my new book about Isla, the Hawaiian ...

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Curse of the Green Gecko!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Tuesday, July 30, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
This Saturday, Betty and I made our weekly trek to Oahu's Northshore. The weather was beautiful. We drove to the end of the road in Mokuleia, and walked the shoreline, Betty looking for salt, and me for sea shells. Then it happened! Peeking out from behind a chunk of a'a (sharp) lava I saw a flash of brilliant red and green. I knew instantly it had to be the Green Gecko, who visits to warn believers just before a disaster. And I'm a believer. Always have been. 

It's impossible not to recognize...
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Northshore!

Posted by Betty and Dan on Tuesday, May 28, 2013, In : Betty's Blogs 
Aloha!

もう1週間が過ぎてしまいました。

今日は、久しぶりにNorthshoreへ!
鯨のSeasonは、終わり、静かな、穏やかなNorthshore。
釣り人が数人、、。静かな海でした。

Honoluluの喧騒から、誰もいない海へ、、。

溶岩の跡、貝の化石、丸くなった小石、穴の開いた石や貝など、、。

日頃の生活では触れる事の無い自然に、、。

いろいろな事に思いをはせ、、、。

静かな海に心が洗...
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Peter Pan

Posted by Betty and Dan on Sunday, May 19, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
The "Peter Pan Syndrome" is said to "affect people who do not want or feel unable to grow up, people with the body of an adult but the mind of a child" or "describes men, who are childlike in their relationships, their ability to handle responsibilities, and their pursuit of pleasure." Well enough, but what it's really about is curiosity and the joy of discovery -- the simpler joys of childhood.

In this world of money, money, money, and power, power, power, wouldn't it be nice to share somet...
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What Color is a Hawaiian Green Sea Turtle?

Posted by Betty and Dan on Thursday, May 16, 2013, In : Dan's Blogs 
Okay - the answer must be green, Right?

Wrong! 

I've been turtle-watching for over 5 years now all along the Oahu coastline, and Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles range from light grey to yellow to green (yes) to brown to almost black. Why is that? I've no idea, but I can vouch for the spread in color with direct observations. So why do they call these cute, solitary, largely vegetarian turtles Hawaiian Green Sea Turtles? I think it's because we become green with envy at how sweet-natured, easy-going...
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