Beach Walk 720 – Unruffled: That is My Goal

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I admire Barack Obama’s ability to stay cool in public. David Brooks, of the New York Times, pointed this out to me – that in fact over two years of intense campaigning, he did not rant, did not get petty. This sense of resolve and non-ranting in public is a Hawaiian value, onipaʻa, from the the time of the overthrow of the monarchy. It was the motto of King Kamehameha V and Queen Liliʻuokalani. You will find that ranting in public will not get you many results here in the land of Aloha.

Hawaiian Word:
Onipaʻa; _determination, resolute_

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Beach Walk 197 – Our Own Private Beach

Not all the beaches in Hawai’i are crowded. Check this one out!

h3. About Today’s Show

Yes, Hawai’i like many tourist destinations has changed considerably over the past 30 years. But if you are willing to walk a little, you can be quite alone in some extraordinarily beautiful locations!

We love the “Revealed” books; here’s the one for the Big Island. The beach we visited today can be found on pages 160-161. It’s a short hike north from the Kekaha Kai State Park, across a lava field and then past a luscious palm grove.

So whether you like to be alone in a crowd or alone on an empty beach, you can have your way here in Hawai’i!

I am looking for some guest Beach Walks episodes. (We’ve received one already!) If you would like to submit one, here are the guidelines:
* 3-5 minutes in length
* On a beach or not
* With a dog or not
* Spreading aloha – or positive energy
* Podsafe music (if you want to use music)
* No copyrighted material unless you have written permission

Hawaiian words
Kahakai: beach
Pilikino: private

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