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Peaceful, reflective, and intellectual – Beach Walk Reflections is a blog focusing on thoughts from thinking while walking on the beach.

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  • 154 – Design

    October 5, 2022 by

    I know I took a summer blog break in August. Now that autumn has arrived, it’s time for another blog break. It’s planned with the hope I’ll return in early November. Stay safe! Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good… Read more

  • 153 – Time v4

    October 1, 2022 by

    I dedicate this walk to my readers because these are your words – not mine. Your words from the first two beach walks about time. I simply compiled the thoughts and attempted to provide a common voice while embedding a few of my thoughts along the way. Click the video above for 2 minutes of… Read more

  • 152 – Time v3

    September 28, 2022 by

    Readers provided wonderful perspectives about time in two earlier walks. I dedicate this walk to my readers because these are your words – not mine. I compiled the thoughts and attempted to provide a common voice. Well, I did embed a few of my thoughts. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves… Read more

  • 151 – Statistics

    September 25, 2022 by

    To my surprise, I replied to comments in the last essay more quickly than anticipated, Here’s a surprise weekend edition, but now I wonder if it will put me behind. 😉 Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the body,… Read more

  • 150 – World

    September 21, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. I recently heard the following question: How would you describe the world to a young child? That’s an interesting question and… Read more

  • 149 – Purple

    September 14, 2022 by

    For the prior beach walk (Weeds), not only did Yvette (@PriorHouse Blog) provide the photos, she also promoted the beach walk with a short interview of me. Thanks, Yvette! Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body,… Read more

  • 148 – Weeds *

    September 7, 2022 by

    Special thanks to Yvette for providing the photos and for her patience. Yvette is in the USA and I encourage readers to visit her eclectic blog Priorhouse Blog. Tell her I sent you. Readers are welcome to use her images, but with credit to her. I like to walk on the beach. It is good… Read more

  • 147 – Destiny

    September 3, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. I came to the beach with an idea to ponder – one initiated by a reader – so here goes. Destiny is… Read more

  • 146 – Blood

    August 6, 2022 by

    Although time constraints seemed to be my theme during July, the time has come for a planned blog break. See you in September. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.… Read more

  • 145 – Tension

    “Time poor” is so applicable to blogging because it can create unnecessary tension. I can honestly say I’m learning to manage it. Thanks for understanding. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing… Read more

  • 144 – Shapes

    Amanda at Something to Ponder About asked if I had an essay about shapes so I could collaborate with her Friendly Friday Challenge, which I invite you to visit. Amanda is in Australia and also provided the images for this post. Stop by to see her and tell her I sent you. Click the video… Read more

  • 143 – Fingers

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. The day is cloudy, the wind is brisk, and the temperature is cool. At least it is warm enough that I’m… Read more

  • 142 – Hold

    After uncharacteristically taking so long to reply to comments on the last post – let alone visit other blogs – I realize I’m in a time-poor period. I am transitioning to posting only once a week hoping the status won’t last too long. Time will tell if my publishing dates vary. Thanks for understanding. Click… Read more

  • 141 – Waltz

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. As I moved down the walkway that stretches over the dunes covered with sea oats, I noticed a pelican gliding in the… Read more

  • 140 – Anticipation

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. My day started on the balcony watching the sunrise. Standing and waiting for the Sun to peek over the horizon, the brilliant… Read more

  • 139 – Talk

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. There are times when I prefer walking alone because I can go at my pace, choose my distance, and have greater… Read more

  • 138 – Rush

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. I do not know why I felt rushed getting to the beach this morning. Was I pushing myself, running late, trying… Read more

  • 137 – Dynamic Equilibrium

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. As I walk this morning, waves gently wash ashore. The tide is low, but I see what the overnight lowering tide delivered –… Read more

  • 136 – Learning

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach as it is good for the body, mind, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. The vast waters keep serving as a metaphor for knowledge. If the water represents the sea of knowledge – all that… Read more

  • 135 – Cooking

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. During our time as snowbirds, we share cooking responsibilities. Regardless of the cook, What’s for dinner? is the ever-present question. Tonight is… Read more

  • 134 – Orange

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. It’s a nice day – not hot, not cold – a touch of cool is within the warmth. The sky is partly… Read more

  • 133 – Transportation

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. As I look to the sea, I notice a large freighter moving toward the horizon. After all, my location is near… Read more

  • 132 – Ballparks

    To my non-US audience, please bear with me. I wanted to post this at the start of the baseball season, but, the game decided to delay for selfish reasons. Baseball has pushed me away from today’s game, yet its lore still rests in my heart. To my non-baseball fans, pass the link on to a… Read more

  • 131 – Math

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on the feet. I can count the waves washing ashore in a time frame to determine the frequency as waves per minute. I could measure… Read more

  • 130 – Keys

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet.  It’s interesting how my topics came to be. Something that seems like metal in the sand caught my eye – tarnished and… Read more

  • 129 – Connection

    Something to ponder: What does “Lights” mean to you? What ideas would you include if you were writing an essay about lights? See the Lights! page to submit your ideas. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body,… Read more

  • 128 – Homeostasis

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. Recently thinking about balance caused me to wander toward a related word that is a very important biological concept. A word that biology textbooks mentioned and defined Chapter 1 or 2 as an important term – then seldom resurfaces. Teachers knowing its importance… Read more

  • 127 – Endless

    April 30, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. To me, the presence of waves may be the most defining point of the beach. No matter the time of the day,… Read more

  • 126 – Mortality

    April 27, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. The sand is smooth from earlier strong winds – but the water is now a gentle ripple. The cold night developed an eerie… Read more

  • 125 – An Alphabet

    April 23, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. With a topic in mind, I need to set the stage – so I researched. The 26 letters in our alphabet offer… Read more

  • 124 – Containers

    April 20, 2022 by

    I meant well last week as I planned two posts. Needless to say, that didn’t work out as various aspects of life got in the way. However, I hope to try again this week. Thanks for understanding. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the… Read more

  • 123 – Yellow

    April 13, 2022 by

    Thanks to those wondering about my personal situation, which I forgot to mention in the last post. We are making progress, my wife’s father is settling into his new surroundings, and we are juggling various aspects of life – which has cut into my blog visits. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background… Read more

  • 122 – Bells

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. I just passed a jellyfish washed ashore and embedded into the sand, but I can only see its top. But, yesterday… Read more

  • 121 – Information

    March 30, 2022 by

    My time is still on the hectic side of life, but improving. 🙂 I hope to return to posting twice a week (Wednesdays and Saturdays) starting next week. Thanks for your support and understanding. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach as it is… Read more

  • 120 – Bloggers

    March 23, 2022 by

    As we know, life delivers unexpected challenges. For us, it was shortly after the start of my blog break. I’ll be moving forward week-to-week, so I’m temporarily posting once a week (instead of twice). Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It’s good for… Read more

  • 119 – Dark

    It’s time for a blog break. My hope is a short one – a week or two. Visit the Lights tab to discover how you can participate in thoughts for a future beach walk. Thanks to those who have submitted ideas. Keep thinking! Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading.… Read more

  • 118 – Light v2

    I want to try something different, which the new page explains (see Lights tab). I hope you participate. FYI: A slight schedule change. The next post will be next Sunday (6th), not Saturday. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for… Read more

  • 117 – Light

    February 26, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. Light is essential for earthly life – specifically light from the sun, which provides the foundation for life on our planet. Light… Read more

  • 116 – Culture

    February 23, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. As a biology major, culture refers to bacteria growing on agar in a petri dish. Bacteria is not my topic today because… Read more

  • 115 – Language v2

    February 19, 2022 by

    My thoughts about language filled me so much, I split those thoughts into two walks. Click here for the original. Also, thanks for the birthday greetings on the previous walk, and for sharing a bit of your personal heritage. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the… Read more

  • 114 – Heritage

    February 16, 2022 by

    Today is not my birthday, but it will be tomorrow. Interestingly, I drafted this walk several years ago on my birthday. My apologies for the lower-quality images. My better images are currently inaccessible. Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good… Read more

  • 112 – Circles

    February 9, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. I’m standing looking at the water coming ashore. Ahhhh … the water feels good. Looking down, I see the bubbles around my… Read more

  • 111 – Earth

    February 5, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. Today my thoughts are with home, but not Cincinnati. Not Ohio or even America. My thoughts are with our planet. Earth –… Read more

  • 110 – Change

    February 2, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. Every wave changes the beach. The blowing winds change the beach. The collective and continual actions of waves, tides, winds, and varying weather… Read more

  • 109 – Frontier

    January 29, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. I look at the water and see only water. However, the water is only a small fraction of a vast collection that makes… Read more

  • 108 – Pyramids

    January 26, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like to walk on the beach. It is good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. On my way toward the shoreline for my morning walk, I passed remnants of someone playing in the sand. One structure… Read more

  • 107 – Wisdom

    January 22, 2022 by

    Click the video above for 2 minutes of background waves while reading. I like walking on the beach. It’s good for the mind, body, and soul – and refreshing on my feet. Wisdom conjures many thoughts. What is wisdom? What does it mean to be wise? How does one become wise or achieve wisdom? How… Read more

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