Beach Walk 231 OTR – Clearing Up Prejudice

I like to look past the wires and street signs in favor of the snow-capped mountains in the distance.

For those of you who are new here, I usually walk the beach with my dog Lexi in Hawai’i. But I am on the road traveling for my job, so you get to come along with me! I like to think of Beach Walks as much as an attitude as a place. A place where we explore the edges of the known world, and think differently.

The video camera was distracted by the street clutter and had a hard time zooming in on the snowy peaks in the distance. I realized that I too get distracted by people’s surface characteristics… At the same time, I understand how much “stuff” fills our field of vision, and that filtering is a necessary part of coping on a day to day basis.

Nonetheless, the Beach Walks attitude is about taking some of the charge off of the language. Filtering is one thing; prejudice is another.

Here’s where I was headed tonight:
Lannan Readings & Conversations Series

Hawaiian words
Kānana: filter

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  1. I live on the south coast of England in a small city called Brighton and it’s quite well known in Europe for being a pretty mixed and alternative lifestyle kind of place; it took me a while to get used to the sheer scale of the mix, but i’ve been here over a year now and I completely love it. I enjoy chatting away to a bunch of people, that can be a mix of punks, goths, hippies, travellers and what have you. And apart from the fact that many people that you might visually stereotype often turn out to be highly gifted people academically, culturally or in their business, you realise that there’s so much you can learn and experience by considering different perspectives.

    oh and “Beachwalkian”? You can’t make up your own English.. there’s rules! 😀