Beach Walk 349 – How much does talent matter?

Talent sits on a pedestal and also goes unused. Beach Walks takes a look at the pressure that invisibly gets attached to it.

Talent is one of those ideas that goes unexamined so often, and inadvertently creates pressure. This can be whether you are “wasting your talent” or not trying something you want because “you have little or no talent for it.”

Mahalo for the many emails and testimonials that you have been sending. Please keep them coming!

Last night I met Doug Kaye, founder of IT Conversations and his lovely wife Cessna who are visiting Hawai’i. He motivated me to create a survey. So I hope you will please help us in our “get some sponsors” project by taking the survey! Mahalo to Todd Cochrane of Geek News Central for organizing the dinner.

Check out the great poster Ipo made for us on Kanoa’s MySpace:
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Hawaiian words
Kanekapila: playing music and talking story
Noʻeau: talented, skillful

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Beach Walk 251 – It’s Raining, It’s Pouring, or Not

20 plus hours of rain and it’s pouring clichés!

So we’ve had a lot of rain in the past 24 hours. This web site for Beach Walks had a database crash of sorts, causing us a whole bunch of extra work. Lexi has been pacing the house wanting to get out and exercise. Clichés are running through my brain, so what better time to bring on a little consciousness?

Yes it’s been raining, and pouring, literally and metaphorically. But it did stop raining between 1600 and 41645 and then again at 1730 – 1800. Hence, the new, “Beach Walkian” slogan:
“When it rains, it pours. Except when it doesn’t.”

And that pretty much sums up life for me today.

Mahalo to Christina for Lexi’s birthday song!

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
Ua: rain
Ua lani pili: downpour
Read more about rain in the Hawaiian language.

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Beach Walk 4 – Beauty and Rain


E komo mai and welcome to show number 4 of Beach Walks with Rox. We caught a break between showers. It was one of those days when the islands of Maui and Molokai were visible 40 miles in the distance. I don’t understand what makes that so breath-taking, the visage of another island. I guess it is partly the deep connection I feel with the rest of humanity. Including you.

About Today’s Show:

I talked about beauty today. The beauty of fellow women video podcasters Amanda of Rocketboom and Cali of GeekBrief.tv. As compared to my own unprepped and pre-showered morning self. I find it quite liberating and something I am not sure I could have comfortably done before living in Hawaii.

I also noticed the coincidence of starting our first week of videos, with rain and dark clouds every day! Not the usual “beauty” one thinks of for Hawaii. Yet it has been a beautiful week for me and I hope for you too. In writing up this post, I looked to see what the dictionary had to say for beauty, and it included this lovely synchronicity to my comments in the show: In poetry, beauty is shown by references to nature, especially to the sea and rain. The discussion on rain is also quite beautiful! I had forgotten there are so many ways to know rain in Hawaiian.

We all become more beautiful when we are loved, and if you have self-love, then you are always beautiful. –Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Hawaiian words
nani: beauty
ua: rain

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