December Give-A-Ways: Hand Signed 2014 Tiki Calendars

This month… each week,  I will be giving away a 2014 Tiki Calendar designed by Brad “Tiki Shark” Parker via my Facebook page.

Tiki CalendarYou can find out more about the promotion by liking and following my Facebook site here:  Damon Tucker’s Facebook Page.

Big Island Police Looking for Senior Citizen Last Seen in Parking Lot of Long’s Drug Store

UPDATE: Hatsuko Yamashita has been located in good health.

Police are requesting public assistance in locating a missing person, Hatsuko Yamashita, Female 84, who may be in a white 1990 Toyota Corolla 4 door sedan, license number MWN486.


Yamashita was last seen within this vehicle in the parking lot of the Prince Kuhio Long’s Drug Store. Both Yamashita and the vehicle are missing.

Yamashita described as 5’1″, medium build and shoulder length black hair. Unknown clothing.

Persons with information are asked to call 935-3311.

This Process Called Plate Tectonics

I freaking love this…. apparently some teacher is pretty creative and funny!

Lyrics by Dan Reed
Music: “Royals” by Lorde

I wanted to make a fun way for my students to get content stuck in their heads.


Alfred Wegener wrote the draft.
He said these continents look like pieces
Of a puzzle.
And everyone who knew him laughed.
They wanted proof of cause.
They wanted more than fossils.

But now we know that
Makes new ocean floor.
Ocean trench
Fuels a new volcano.
What’s the cause?
Convection currents in the mantle
Drive a process called
plate tectonics.
Don’t say that you’re leery.
What a great theory!
It makes sense.
There’s so much evidence.

And there’s so much construction.
Mountains being built,
The Grand Canyon has been lifted.
Recite these words, I’d say you’re gifted.
Lava from volcanoes
Build up the surface Earth.
Maybe let them cool,
See a whole new landform birth.

You know this movement has to flow.
Tectonic plates collide and cause
Such friction.
And when the energy builds up slow,
The seismic force released,
It kinda sounds like fiction.

But every quake’s like
Focus in the lithosphere.
Surface waves,
Most destructive,
What’s that rumble I hear?
What’s the cause?
Convection currents in the mantle
Drive a process called
plate tectonics.
Don’t say that you’re leery.
What a great theory!
It makes sense.
There’s so much evidence.

There’s the Ring of Fire
Around Pacific Plate.
You know that faults have landforms rifted.
Recite these words I’d say you’re gifted.
And there’s so much subduction,
Volcanic island arcs.
Now while you’re in school,
Tell me how tsunamis start.

Hot… Spots…
Hawaii is an island chain.
And you can get there on a plane.
Hot… Spots…
The path isn’t really straight.
It follows the Pacific Plate.

That’s plate tectonics,
But there’s so much more.
You know these continents have drifted.
Recite these words I’d say you’re gifted.
Mid-ocean ridges
Pull Europe and us away.
We’re moving slow.
An inch per year’s the spreading rate.

University of Hawaii Football Player Willis Wilson Drowns at Sandy Beach

According to the Honolulu Star-Advertiser a University of Football player drowned this morning at Sandy Beach:

WillisUniversity of Hawaii running back Willis Wilson apparently drowned this morning in an incident off Sandy Beach.

He was 20.

According to a Honolulu Fire Department report, Wilson was among a group of three men and two women who were wading in shallow water early this morning. At about 4:30 a.m., they noticed that Wilson was not with them.

More here:


UH Football Player Willis Wilson Passes Away

HONOLULU – The University of Hawai‘i Athletics Department has confirmed the passing of Willis Wilson, a running back on the football team.

“We are very saddened by the news of Willis’ passing,” head football coach Norm Chow said. “He was a very fun-loving young man, who was well-liked by his teammates. He was an exciting football player who came to us from the University of Washington and whom we felt would help us at running back. He overcame some obstacles in his life and he was the perfect lesson to our team to never quit. Our thoughts and prayers are with Willis’ family during this difficult time.”

Wilson, 21, a walk-on who transferred from Washington, did not appear in any games this season.

Born in Pearl City, O‘ahu, Wilson spent three years at UW, where he redshirted in 2010 and received the team’s Brian Stapp Special Teams Scout Player of the Year award. He did not appear in any games in 2011 and saw limited action in four games as a sophomore.

Wilson graduated from Lakes High School in Lakewood, Wash. He was an all-state running back and the South Puget Sound League’s offensive player of the year as a senior after rushing for 1,425 yards and 22 touchdowns in leading Lakes to the 3A state semifinals.

Wilson’s father Jack Wilson, Jr., played for UH in the late 1980s.