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

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!

You can see the original post and the very many comments here.

Hawaiian word:
Makua kāne: father

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Beach Walk 712 – Happy Birthday Dad

I hope you’ll celebrate my Dad’s 85th birthday with us today. He truly merits the medal for survivor, in so many ways. I never knew what an optimist he was the past few years. As he now deals with five (yes 5) different kinds of cancer, that optimism really plays an apparent role. Let’s give a round of applause for Bill Benton and his many contributions to the “Beach Walks philosophy.” You can also watch an interview I did with him last spring in Episode 606.

Hawaiian Word:
Hauʻoli lā hānau: Happy Birthday

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Beach Walk 325 – Voices of Optimism

Originally inspired by The 2007 Edge Question, this episode features the voices of our viewers answering the question, “What are you optimistic about?”

With mahalos to Joe I learned about Edge – “to arrive at the edge of the world’s knowledge.” Every year they pose a question, and dozens of well-known thinkers respond with their perspectives.

I thought this was a good idea for us in the Beach Walks community. And our show is an homage to the Random Show.

Mahalo to Secret Cameraman for pulling these many voices together into one perfect Beach Walks episode: sometimes serious, sometimes frivolous, always aloha. Mahalo also to the creative and caring contributors:
Jen and Kent in Maine
Bob in NYC
Catherine in South Carolina
Rhett and Amy
Susan & her dog Lexie
David in Houston: Mission Accomplished! in 2:38:13.
Kate Iredale
Phillip in LA
Joe in Florida
Matt in the UK
Bill C in NTC

Doctor Trey decided to Digg this episode. You can Digg it too here.

Hawaiian words
ʻIke loa: positive

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