Beach Walk 529 – Outdoor Circle Tree Blessing

The Outdoor Circle is a nonprofit organization here in Hawaii that strives to keep things “Clean, Green, and Beautiful.”

They have several chapters throughout the state, and my local chapter, Lani-Kailua, held an oli or blessing ceremony at the planting of some new trees along a major meridian. Today’s episode is a chance to experience our local culture at its best! Haunani Kauka and ʻIlima Stern, of Aloha Blessings, performed the ceremony beautifully.

Mahalo to the city/county/state officials (including Mayor Mufi Hanneman, Councilwoman Barbara Marshall, Lester Change of Parks & Rec, and Stan Oka, Urban Forestry) and the Outdoor Circle for working together on this project.

The Outdoor Circle
Aloha Blessings
Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle

Hawaiian Word:
Oli: blessing

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Beach Walk Rewind – 98 Kailua Beach Clean Up

Presenting our first Beach Walks “Rewind” – please enjoy Kailua Beach Clean Up, originally posted as show #98.

I flew in to New York today, and ran out of time to get a show together. Since we have so many new viewers from Akimbo and the publicity around the Vloggies, we decided to rewind back to show #98 – one of our favorites. I hope you enjoy it!

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
ʻŌpala: trash
Puni nani: beauty loving

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Beach Walk 99 – #2 Creates Confusion

I don’t think there are #3’s – the #2 just gets easily confused.

h3. About Today’s Show

Jayne submitted a 100th Show Promo and raised a really good point: is there a #3 in addition to the #2? It’s quite easy to hear competing points of view in the midst of all the mental chatter.

I think there is just the #2, though s/he is an expert at being confused, and therefore simultaneously lobbying for opposite action!

Hawaiian words
ʻŌpala: trash
Hoʻomaʻemaʻe: to clean

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Beach Walk 98 – Kailua Beach Clean-up

Today’s show is about the beach clean up over Memorial Day weekend.

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h3. About Today’s Show

You’ve probably not noticed the garbage that can accumulate along our beautiful beaches here in Hawaii. Maybe you are seeing the big picture in the videos (plenty of beauty to be sure) or maybe the video is too small.

Nonetheless, we have plenty of trash left by beach visitors and washed ashore from ships alike. Kailua Sailboards sponsored their second annual beach clean up. If you signed up to clean up a stretch of the beach, you could earn two hours of free kayak rental. They provided the bags and were having the trash analyzed afterwards, for the latest in “trash trends.”

In our short walk of about 300 yards, we filled a big kitchen bag with dirty diapers, soda and beer cans of course, lots of plastic, and countless cigarrette butts.

Show Music by jRoq: Another Blue Day. She’s one of my buddies and I am hoping to get her on a show next month! Visit her site and signup for the podcast she does every week with Dr. Trey.

Hawaiian words
ʻŌpala: trash
Hoʻomaʻemaʻe: to clean

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Beach Walk 88 – Clean, Green, and Beautiful!

Join some radical environmentalists for tea and fashion along the beach.

h3. About Today’s Show

Today is a special visit to a private home along the beach for the annual membership meeting of the Lani-Kailua Outdoor Circle. Don’t be fooled by the ladies in hats and floral dresses as this group is responsible for the successful 50-year effort to keep billboards out of Hawai’i!

I hope you can feel how deeply the spirit of aloha is infused in our every breath and how it is possible to be passionate about our beliefs and still maintain gentility.

Here is the bill, HB2708 to prohibit vehicular billboards.

You can contact Governor Lingle by phone: 808-586-0034, by fax: 808-586-0006 or via her website contact form.

Only four states ban billboards, Hawaii, Alaska, Maine, and Vermont. You can visit the New Rules Project to learn how you and your community can reduce billboards.

During the informal modeling of the bathing suits, I was encouraging the ladies to wear bikinis. Through the laughter, was this wise comment from Joanne Flannery:
“We live not to impress but to enjoy!”

Mahalos to our special guest, Mahina Souza. Please enjoy her Hawaiian chants and family songs. And to guest director, Kris Krengel.

Hawaiian words
Akahai: kindness
Lokahi: unity, togetherness
Oluʻolu: gracious sharing
Haʻahaʻa: humility
Ahonui: patience & perseverance

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