Beach Walk 755 – Clothing & Anxiety Optional

Big Beach, Little Beach: clothing optional on one, anxiety optional on both! We are on a business retreat on Maui, staying at the Hotel Wailea, soaking up the Maui lifestyle.

We as creatures of God, a part of the Divine, have been incarnating for millions of years, yet somehow the discomfort for being a physical being seems to be dragged along with each generation. The refusal to dance for fear of looking or feeling silly. The great lengths we go to for fashion and food. When itʻs Halloween fun, great! When it drags us down or keeps us home, not so much. Here at Big Beach on Maui, with the clothing optional Little Beach just over the hill, join us for some beautiful scenery and breaking waves. Come roll in the pleasure that can be found inside your skin, once we get the mind out of the way.

Hawaiian word:
Kohana: naked, bare, alone

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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.

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Hawaiian word:
Mokulele: airplane, flying ship

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Beach Walk 736R – Rox Travel Tips

This is a rerun, requested by longtime viewer and part-time Hawaii resident Dan B. Wow, does anyone remember flying back when the flights were not oversold? This was filmed at 35,000′.

I made it through security with my one-way ticket hassle-free! Now for some on board insider travel tips! Watch this video to learn how to get a more comfortable seat and how to avoid being exposed to all those flu germs that are concentrated inside airplanes! Thanks again to my friend Matt who helped film this episode. Now with swine flu, this episode is relevant all over again.

Previously aired as Beach Walk 219 and Beach Walk 368R. (In case you want to see earlier comments.)

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Hawaiian word:
Olu: _comfort_

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Beach Walk 722R – First Lumiere, For Rupert

The lumiere film-making tradition means no sound, no editing, no camera movement – and in this case, one minute duration. Enjoy the serendipity! You can read the original show notes and comments here for more in-depth discussion.

Hawaiian Word:
Hāmau:; silent

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Beach Walk 718 – Flat Stanley Goes to Hawaii

Shane’s Uncle Bob is an educator in Nebraska and he connected us with three second-grade classrooms at Linden Elementary School. Flat Stanley is a well-established school project that helps the children around the world learn about literacy and other places and connect with people far beyond their local neighborhoods. These Flat Stanley’s traveled all around the island of Oʻahu and are going home with aloha shirts, leis, and surfboards, thanks to help from our friends Kaile, Stacey, and Eric.

Hawaiian Word:
Keiki: child, children

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