Beach Walk 639R – Kailua Beach Clean-up

Every year the local shop, Kailua Sailboards and Kayaks, hosts a beach clean up. If you fill a bag with collected trash, they’ll give you a coupon for two hours of free kayak rental. We did this episode originally in 2006, and I still really like it, despite the somewhat discouraging reason for being at the beach. OTOH, we have some great music from JRoQ, and I love Shane’s editing too.

So come on down to Kailua Beach this Sunday, help us clean up and get a free coupon for 2 hours on our beautiful bay!

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Hawaiian word:
ʻOpala: trash

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Beach Walk 629 – Structure or Flow?

Wow what an amazing day, and all because we could not get to the beach this morning!

Continuous business interruptions, and it was nearly 2 pm before we could get out. On the way, I was realized how futile it has been to try to schedule a recurring time when we know we can slip away for an hour a day. I wish my life were more even and predictable aka structured many days. And then I became aware of my other attraction to being in the flow, letting life come to me as is. What a contradiction those two felt like for me today!

It was also fun running into friend and longtime Beach Walks viewer, Dan Brown.

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Hawaiian word:
Wanana: predict
Hemo: loose

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Beach Walk 615 – Surfing: I think therefore I can

Rainy again today so it was a late run to the beach, as the tide was high and there was a big swell in town!

Lots of people out surfing at Flat Island in the distance (wish I were there!) and it was a great segue for a blog post I read this morning from my friend Richard Noll, I am and therefore I can. I mis-remembered the quote in the episode, but hey! That is what show notes are for. 🙂 And actually, I like both iterations of the thought – I find them both liberating and supportive of trying new things, getting out of the box.

Hawaiian word:
Nalu: surf

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Beach Walk 589 – Changes Over Time

Buddy started a discussion over on The Reef about the difference between what we think we will become as children and what develops as we actually grow up.

Combined with how people seem stuck in. Lots of insights from Susan, Earl, and William, including a mention of Lou Holtz’s list of 100 things. He says people don’t realize they may not have as much time as they think. There’s plenty more on the reef; please join us over there.

Hawaiian Word:
Keiki: children

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Beach Walk 587 – Plastic Bags All Pau

One of the things I have not liked about our daily habits is the use of plastic bags to clean up Lexi’s poo.

Recently I found about and ordered some corn-based bags that are fully biodegradable. The more I learn about plastic bags, the more I see them as a scourge on the planet (one million per minute!!), much like plastic water/juice/soda bottles. Get some facts here on the enormous use of plastic bags and their repercussions.

Hawaiian Word:
Ke ʻeke ʻea: plastic bag
Pau: finished, done

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