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Sunday, May 19, 2013

"Board shorts and Brazilian bikinis..." 'Deborah Morel'

Dakinetalk would like to welcome our newest guest-blogger
Deborah Morel. Deborah talks about  the recent  beach rescue
performed by a bikini clad mom.
Deborah is a Human and Judicial rights advocate. One of her favorite quotes close
to her heart is, "The dead cannot cry out for justice; it is a duty of the living to do this for them."
Lois McMaster Bujold




Board shorts and Brazilian bikinis

I read with humor Kimo Rosen’s opinion article, “What’s news anymore?”
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-monday-may/article_fcdf109e-b60c-11e2-b46e-0019bb2963f4.html 

 ...And recent blog;"NBA player comes out, who cares?"
 http://dakinetalk.blogspot.com/2013/05/nba-player-comes-out-who-cares-james.html

Kimo asks as to why an NBA player, making public he is gay, hits the front cover of Sports Illustrated. Recently, there was abounding news of supermodel Heidi Klum on holiday in O’ahu.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IBQoOYBENDY (YouTube of beach rescue)

Spotlighted was, “The real Baywatch-2 Haute Chicks,” and “Add ‘lifeguard’ to the 39-year-old’s long list of jobs, which include supermodel ...”
Stories and photos spoke to a “dramatic” Hawai‘i beach rescue by bikini clad Heidi Klum — Klum and her bodyguard boyfriend rescuing Klum’s two nannies and family member from what was described as a treacherous riptide. Being a free diver, and having rescued a handful of folks on holiday enjoying the ocean, the story caught my attention.

In photos, the two nannies are being helped from the sandy edges of the water. In another, in this “dramatic rescue,” Heidi Klum is holding a young family member’s hand with her left hand, and holding the “arm” of her sunglasses with her right hand ... both survived the rescue.
Fame, fortune, and Brazilian bikinis. In the more than 15 ocean rescues I have witnessed or been a part of, we doing the fetching weren't clad in bikinis, but usually board shorts. If lucky, we accessorized with flotation devices, not sunglasses.  

These rescues never hit the newspaper or TV.  Maybe if my friends and I wear a Brazilian bikini and pair of Gucci sunglasses — poised for the next ocean rescue, we will make our way to the cover of Sports Illustrated.

This blog recently appeared as an opinion article in the May 13,2013 edition of the Kaua'i Garden Island News;
http://thegardenisland.com/news/opinion/mailbag/letters-for-monday-may/article_8decf61c-bb87-11e2-9d9d-001a4bcf887a.html

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14 comments:

Douglas Dunn said...

I remember a number of letters to TGI from Ms. Morel that were very impressive.

Very glad to see her back on the beat!
Welcome, Deborah!

KimoRosen said...

Doug, My blog needed some inspiration and hopefully Deborah will be a frequent contributor Obama and I are stoked to have another excellent writer contribute. Dakinetalk has another guest-blog from her slated for next week. Welcome D.

Davis "3-D" Danizier said...

I agree with Kimo and Doug.
Welcome Deborah Morel!

KimoRosen said...

Doug and Dave, It's been awhile since either of you guest-blog. The door is always open...

Emerald Pixie said...

Vis facebook;"Ms. Morel was always one of my favorites at the Garden island.
Nowadays I get the updates in my e-mail, and looking forward to more from this excellent new addition!"

KimoRosen said...

Emerald,Doug and 3-D, I am hoping Deborah becomes a regular guest-blogger, I am stoked she is contributing! I think I said that already!

Davis "3-D" Danizier said...

Hey Kimo, not up for a regular weekly commitment, but if you find a specific issue you think is down my alley, feel free to suggest that you'd like a contribution. Since I also know Doug, I suspect he is of like mind in this regard — less willing to commit to a regular schedule, but willing to respond to specific areas of interests you might suggest (I suspect Doug is more inclined towards environmental and alternative energy issues while I am more geared towards questioning established religious orthodoxy and Emerald is more focused on issues of women's rights).

KimoRosen said...

3-D, be on the look out for Bettejo's guest-blog on Wednesday, it's definitely controversial and will cause a buzz. I am pretty sure you will enjoy it and may want to respond with a blog of your own?

Bettejo Dux said...

Too delighted to see Debra here. I love her dearly. Peace and love Bettejo Dux

Deborah Morel said...

"Que bonita!" Nice work on the piece, Kimo. Again, thank you.

Aloha everyone--Douglas, Davis "3-D", Emerald (How are you?! You were one of my favorite TGI forum contributors as well,) and Love and Peace to you, too, Bettejo.

Feels like a homecoming. Thank you everyone. I am grateful for the opportunity to be a guest blogger on dakinetalk. It's good to see your comments, again, and stories soon to follow. Be well.

KimoRosen said...

Aloha D,

Just got back from my weekly sojourn to Costco. Obama and I split a rotisserie chicken, I make soup for week with the white meat and Obama gets all the dark meat and fat, 4.99 best deal on Kauai.

BTW, if you want response to comments it's better to comment on Facebook, everyone almost everyone comments on Facebook and then transfer it to the blog. Like me on Facebook and I will friend you, then comment on Facebook, ore exposure

Bettejo is every Wednesday (Classic Wednesday) Judith Whitehead is every Sunday,(Inspiration Sunday) let me know if your interested in a weekly column, call t what you want (Justice for all?) Maybe, Thursdays? We could called Justice for all Thursday?) Kimobama

Anonymous said...

Aloha Kimo,
Chicken soup? Lucky pup, Obaman is.

I am FaceBook illiterate, but will try and get with the times. Who would have ever known folks are "email" through FaceBook?

Thank you for the offer to be a weekly contributor. Every Thursday? Maybe I had better take some time to get my feet wet first. Will keep you posted.

Deborah Morel said...

Hi Kimo, the above comment is a response to your message...

KimoRosen said...

D- no rush, Tribute will run next Tuesday. The door is open when and if you feel ready. K%O