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Beach Walk #7 – Wind & Web 2.0


E komo mai and welcome to show number 7 of Beach Walks with Rox.

Find out how the conch line works, see the 25+ mile per hour winds, and let’s start talking about how the internet continues to turn business upside down. We’re now on VlogMap see the link in the blogroll on the right, or view my comment on yesterday’s show.

Download this episode here. | 6:56

Lexi and I would love to hear from you (or your dog), so call the Conch line! (via skype:roxannedarling or call 1-949-544-1456.) We’ll add your audio comment to the show.

About Today’s Show:

Wow! I received two calls on the conch line today. Mind you, I don’t mind talking into the camera, (some have said I am a legend in my own mind) but it’s a wonderful feeling to hear from you! Mahalos to Steve, Jersey, and to Vernon over at 808Talk for mentioning Beach Walks on his show earlier this week. Vernon really has the local Oahu scene covered folks. He’s currently helping to promote the Lokahi ONE initiative, whereby U2 fans will be raising -money and- awareness to eliminate poverty. (Reporting error fixed!)

Business is on my mind these days. Part of Beach Walks is to play with Web 2.0 tools and demonstrate what can happen with relatively little effort, just by tapping in. Yes we have day jobs (our own company) so this is really a test case and a demo site in addition to a personal desire of mine. We’ll have to see where all it goes, so stay tuned whether you like the content or want to observe the process.

Music is Kaimoku: The Ukulele Experiment

Hawaiian words
lokahi: unity, harmony
hana: business
kuleana: privilege, responsibility
makani: wind

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Beach Walk #6 – Walk, No Talk


E komo mai and welcome to show number 6 of Beach Walks with Rox.

Do you ever have days when you don’t feel like talking to anyone? I had one of those this morning. So here’s a walk with very little talk from me, yet plenty o’ sounds of the birds, the rain, the wind, and the waves, plus the great music of Kaimoku.

Download this episode here. | 3:55

About Today’s Show:

Even here in Hawaii it is the deep of winter. It rained hard last night, the neighbor’s phone rang loud at 3 am and woke me from a deep dream, and I struggled with restlessness for the next few hours. Result? I woke up tired, cranky and even a little disoriented. Not exacly “ready for prime time.”

I thought, in a whiny tone, “I don’t want to do a show today.” But of course I did want to go for a walk, and even more, a swim. So I realized I could do that and still be able to share my morning beach walk with you.

It worked! I came out of the water, head cleared, heart re-opened, self found, and ready to be happy for another day.

I wish you a “found self” today. And special mahalos to my camera man for juggling mood, machines, and umbrella. You do a great job!

Hawaiian words
hauʻoli: happy
keka: talk or chat
wahine hana keaka: actress
wahine: woman
kai wahine: gentle sea
kāne: man
kai kāne: strong sea

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Beach Walk #5 – Live and/or Work


E komo mai and welcome to show number 5 of Beach Walks with Rox. It’s the weekend! Time to stop for coffee and flowers at Kalapawai Market before a nice long walk and swim.

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(4:25 minutes; 26.99 MB; Quicktime – it’s required. It’s free.)

Lexi and I would love to hear from you (or your dog), so call the Conch line! (via skype:roxannedarling or call 1-949-544-1456.) We’d love to add your audio comment to the show.

About Today’s Show:

I love the idea of doing this video cast and being able to put into motion many of the ideas on our project that we have been developing for clients. It seems to me that people are increasingly less willing to maintain two different personas or ways of being, one for work and one for “life.” I consider that a positive step for consciousness.

Sally, (lady in pink t-shirt at the checkout counter) is one of my Kailua favorites. She has a way of being cheerful and entertaining even when her dry wit seems to be talking about something cranky. She embodies this spirit I like of not faking it up. Yes it’s her job to be nice to the customers, and yet she does it in such an authentic, non-sugary, no-phony way.

You can view pictures of our Loft in Santa Fe –one of the first places in New Mexico to be zoned work-live, as compared to “residential” or “office/industrial” If you’re traveling to Santa Fe, let us know! It’s available for rent as a short term vacation/work space.

How are you connecting the breaths between life and work?

Music is Kaimoku: The Ukulele Experiment

Hawaiian words
hana: work
noho: live
noho kai: to live by the sea

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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.

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(3:43 minutes; 22.32 MB; Quicktime – it’s required. It’s free.)

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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Beach Walk #3 – 24 February 2006


E komo mai and welcome to show number 3 of Beach Walks with Rox. The winter rains continue, so we went in the afternoon. Natch, we ran into some friends! (Aloha to Lynn and Carl.)

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About Today’s Show:

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Music is Kaimoku: The Ukulele Experiment

This morning it was raining. Pretty darn hard. We haven’t figured out a way to rain-proof the camera yet, so the beach walk was postponed until late afternoon. This shows feature a little more of Lexi (our wonderful dog) and how she is helping me meet people both offline (on the beach) as well as online. I was a little tired today, so you’ll also get to see my first blooper, aka “blond moment!”

Upcoming Show Teaser: I am determined to get a surf board soon and plan to let you in on that process. I’m currently accepting advice from the surfers out there who might want to influence my long board purchase. (Hint: Call the Conch line!)

Hawaiian words
‘Ä«.lio: dog
ho’oikaika kino: exercise
hoa.loha: friend
nalu: surf

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