Beach Walk 744 – USS Nimitz Steel Beach #1

Who knew after all my disco years dancing to the tune of “in the navy” I would be a DV (Distinguished Visitor) on a US Navy aircraft carrier? Who knew a former anti-war protester from UC Berkeley would be invited aboard a war ship, free to roam the ship unsupervised? Shane and I spent an overnight on the USS Nimitz – a 4.5 acre steel beach. We’ve got several episodes for you, as of course we couldn’t go alone! Part One is the getting there, via a COD flight with an arrested landing. This episode starts off with a briefing from Public Affairs Officer Theresa Donnelly; you can follow her (and her boxer!) on Twitter. I have to say it was especially cool having our arrival announced on Twitter too.

Be sure and check out Melissa Chang’s series in the Honolulu Advertiser.
Check out our photos on Flickr.

Hawaiian word:
Mokulele: airplane, flying ship

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Beach Walk 703 – Specific Accuracy

Writing up the notes for today I realize yesterday was about “distort” and today is about “accurate.” This political season has a lot of people tossing around terms like right, wrong, stupid, smart, etc. These things feel good to say but are generally not provable. They are full of loopholes, shall we say. But when you are very specific, either about descriptions or your opinions/feelings, then you will almost always be accurate and spot on.

Hawaiian Word:
Pololei: accurate

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