Beach Walk 337 – Conch Connections

So many connections being made throughout Beach Walks. Check previous show comments for even more!

I met a Beach Walks viewer yesterday who lives in Michigan and is moving to Hawai’i, Tommy C. Beach Walks commenters are giving each other (and us!) handy tips and insights. Colin Devroe called in on the conch line. Based on that masthead photo on your site Colin, it does look cold where you are.

I just love all of this connecting!

Hawaiian words
Hoʻokuʻi: connect

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Beach Walk 301 – Room for Everyone

Philip called in to talk about old media honing in on the space created by new media. I try to gather a few thoughts while chasing after two dogs and seeing friends with puppies!

First! Mahalo nui loa for all of the comments, private emails, and calls regarding our 300th show! You all are the best!! And I will be responding over the weekend.

As for old media and new media. Yes, they are moving into the videoblog/podcast space with vigor. But I think there is room for all of us, and you get to vote with your time and attention.

It’s very much like the #2 to frame these kinds of situations as “either/or” “them or us.” I am betting on them and us!

We’re caring for BrentDog for a week. Isn’t that a great shot of him? We’re keeping him up late and feeding him treats; we’re gonna be in the doghouse when his parents come home!

Hawaiian words
Nā kānaka apau loa: all the people

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Beach Walk 287 – Forgiveness Can’t Be Forced

Today is a wrap up on the peace and reconciliation topic, as I learned that WWII vets are pretty uniformly split among forgive, be neutral, not ready to forgive.

There can be a considerable amount of cultural and religious pressure, direct and inadvertent, to forgive those who have trespassed against you. I’m probably more than your average proponent of forgiveness, but I don’t want to suggest it’s required or it’s better than the alternatives. I don’t think it can be forced or faked for that matter; it’s better left alone until the person is ready to really experience it. And for some things, that can take a really long time.

My mom called in on the conch line too. Mahalo Mom!

I mentioned this article again from our local paper, the Star Bulletin, WWII Adversaries Meet Face-to-Face.

Hawaiian words
Kala: forgive, unburden

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Beach Walk 282 – Winter Hawaii Style

So our winter is not like the more popular winter around the planet, but here it is nonetheless!

A nice walk on the beach today with gray sky, lots of wind, and just about every kite surfer in Kailua! Secret Cameraman got some great shots and edited an awesome show for us all.

Mahalo to Peter and Rich for sending in your snow pics, and mahalo also to Mike and Joe for your calls on the conch line. I can hardly wait to get back in the water myself!

E komo mai (welcome!) to those of you who heard about us from the BBC News Online.

Hawaiian words
Hoʻoilo: winter

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Beach Walk 251 – It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, or Not

20 plus hours of rain and it’s pouring clichés!

So we’ve had a lot of rain in the past 24 hours. This web site for Beach Walks had a database crash of sorts, causing us a whole bunch of extra work. Lexi has been pacing the house wanting to get out and exercise. Clichés are running through my brain, so what better time to bring on a little consciousness?

Yes it’s been raining, and pouring, literally and metaphorically. But it did stop raining between 1600 and 41645 and then again at 1730 – 1800. Hence, the new, “Beach Walkian” slogan:
“When it rains, it pours. Except when it doesn’t.”

And that pretty much sums up life for me today.

Mahalo to Christina for Lexi’s birthday song!

We’re on Akimbo! That is a service that lets you download selected programs from the internet and watch it on your TV. Beach Walks is one of only 8 video podcasts to be accepted!

Hawaiian words
Ua: rain
Ua lani pili: downpour
Read more about rain in the Hawaiian language.

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