Beach Walk 729R – Bill Explains How to Be Bionic

My Dad died yesterday. A year ago I filmed this episode with him – and with no more than a minute’s notice, he told us the secrets to his long and happy life. It has not been without struggles and considerable pain, but he knows where to keep his focus, and has surely been rewarded for it. You can learn more about him at www.williampbenton.com.

My Beach Walks episodes have been few and far between these past few months as Shane and I have chosen to spend more time with my family. I think you can see why in this episode, and I haven’t even touched on the strengths my mother possesses!

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Hawaiian word:
Makua kāne: father

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Beach Walk 606 – Bill Explains How to Be Bionic

I went to the beach today for a swim here in Florida, where I am assisting my parents – my Dad had another cancer surgery earlier this week. (His medical history reads like a text book – he’s had it all.)

But no swimmers were allowed, due to several shark sightings. So I enlisted my dad Bill to share his secrets for living with cancer, and many more physical challenges, over the past 15 years. At 84, he has a very relevant message I think. I hope you’ll leave a comment and tell me what you think.

Hawaiian word:
Makua kāne: father

UPDATE: My father died on February 19, 2009. Two weeks beforehand, he wanted to have a party and invite all his friends. We held a very informal gathering, and showing this episode on “the big screen” on his living room wall – so all his friends could see it. It was one of the crowning achievements of this web series, IMO.

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