- Producer21/10/2016Confessions Of A Soon To Be Ex-TorontonianI came to Toronto, by way of Fort Erie and Ottawa, in the late 1960s. Almost immediately upon arriving and getting a part time job at a discount department store called Towers, I met the girl who would eventually become my wife.I owe Toronto more...
Comments21/10/2016 #16 David B. GrinbergJim, are you sure this has nothing to do with the Toronto Blue Jays not being in the World Series? (lol). Seriously though, while I've never been to Toronto I've heard wonderful things about it. Plus, I figured if you lived there it had to be(Bee) good. Nonetheless, as I like to say: change is the only constant in life. With that in mind, Jim, it's St. Catharines today and Mars tomorrow (or in 10-20+ years)! Good luck with the move. Also, make some room for us in the USA just in case "you know who" magically becomes President and Americans must flee for greener pastures.21/10/2016 #9 Paul KearleyWell, that's huge @JimMurray. Congratulations to you and your wife! I always thought Toronto was some dark hole in the middle of Ontario that people went to and never were able to climb out of. But, with the world revolving on a good WiFi connection, you can make it anywhere. And with your set of skills you can make it anywhere!21/10/2016 #8 Laura MikolaitisBest of luck to you and your wife in this next, exciting chapter @Jim Murray! Reading about Lake Ontario makes me home sick. I grew up in Northern NY about 30 minutes from the Canadian border and went to college in Oswego, NY on the shores of Lake Ontario. Have a great weekend!21/10/2016 #7 Phil FriedmanBig oversight, Jim, in this piece --- not warning those south of the 49th not to bring snow skis with them April through November. Other than that, a lot here that the Ontario Chamber of Tourism and Commerce will love... Not to mention refugees from the U.S. Presidential election if it turns out that we are even crazier than any sane person can imagine. Best wishes to you and your wife for a very long, healthy, and happy stay in the new house. And cheers!21/10/2016 #2 Susan RooksFunny how the road twists and turns throughout our lives, isn't it, @Jim Murray? It looked so straight when we were younger, and we couldn't know how and where it would take us on our journey! Right now I think I'll be in my little cottage for many years to come, but life could still hand me some surprises with that.
Good luck on your move; it sounds like you've chosen a terrific place for yourselves!21/10/2016 #1 Kevin PashukThe next Beezer gathering will be at your house Jim! In our back yard we have a hot tub, not a pool, and while I love you guys as friends, a hot tub is just a bit too personal for us old guys.
Congrats on the St. Catherines (although I'm tempted to insert the apostrophe) move.
- 17/10/2016This is a "shout out" to all bees in Canada. The buzz is growing louder!Aurora Borealis Over Canada - Culture's Waysimages.culturesways.com Most auroras occur in a band known as the auroral zone, which...
- 26/09/2016The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge embark on their first royal tour with Prince George and Princess Charlotte in CanadaThe Royal Canadian Tour In Pictureswww.vogue.co.uk See the family's first royal tour together in pictures...
- 20/09/2016Congratulations to all new beBee Brand Ambassadors:
Comments21/09/2016 #38 Dean Owen#34 I am not sure @Lisa Gallagher. Frederico is working on it. I changed my app store and iTunes store today to Hong Kong to see if the beBee app was available for download there, but I can't find it. I would need an App Store account in the US or Europe to download it.21/09/2016 #36 Lisa Gallagher#35 SWEET @Michele Williams! I will DM you and I can put it here too, I have my personal account and I made a twitter account for my stories hive. I can't believe how fast it's grown in just over a month since I created my stories profile. My personal: MiaLis79 beBe- bebee_stories21/09/2016 #35 Michele WilliamsI tweeted this wonderful announcement. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD wrote "All us Twitter fans need to keep promoting you!"
I am putting together a list to track all tweets from bees and official bebee tweets. All Bees please DM me with your Twitter handle (@michelewilliamz). Then follow this to catch and retweet the great content from bebee and all its bees: Twitter list - Bebee Buzz http://buff.ly/2d3lThw.
@Renée Cormier @Charlene Burke @debasish majumder @Donald Grandy @John Byler @RAVINDER VIJ @Manish Nair | Research Postgrad @WILLIAM C. BALLARD II @Milos Djukic @David Grinberg @Matt Sweetwood @Santiago Tomás Bellomo, @Victoria Lewin, @Samantha Appleyard, @Ray Looker @Vincent King @Bill SerGio The Infomercial King, @Mamen Delgado, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Lisa Gallagher @Matt Sweetwood @David Grinberg, @Milos Djukic @Juan Imaz @Javier beBee @John White, MBA @Margaret Aranda, MD, PHD21/09/2016 #28 Anonymous#27 Thank you @David B. Grinberg, my dear friend. Your kindness is beyond doubt, but your speciality is a perfect strategic communication. These two skills are incredibly rare, particularly in social media, beBee should take this into account. Tell people you are great while they are "alive". Kind Regards, Milos21/09/2016 #27 David B. GrinbergMany congratulations to ALL the new ambassadors, this is great news @Javier beBee and @John White, MBA ! I especially want to recognize my long-time dear friend @Milos Djukic (who I like to refer to as the "Brilliant Mind of Belgrade"). I also want to recognize @Pascal Derrien and @Deb Helfrich, both of whom I have had the pleasure of interacting with here and on LinkedOut. Lastly, kudos to @Ashley Marie Taylor, who can hopefully bring more Millennials and members of Gen Z to beBee so that we can grow this important demographic of young people.
- Producer06/09/2016Emulsification, Racism, and Getting AlongNicole Chardenet recently wrote a rant post titled "How's Your Privilege?" In it, she talks about how a Pakistani student complained about racism in Canada because she was assigned an idiot for a roommate."Idiot" may be too harsh a word. "Clueless"...
Comments11/09/2016 #48 Larry BoyerI like your take on this @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. There is plenty of self righteous or self-centered blame to go around. The only caution I would add is there is a difference between in both when you are in the minority and in the majority. I believe those in the majority should make an effort to listen to the experience of those in the minority. We cannot understand their experience if we don't.11/09/2016 #47 Don Kerr#43 Yeah. About that confession thing. Never understood the Roman Catholic approach. Convenient sure but I think the Jewish faith has a superior approach with an annual day of Atonement. While an avowed atheist I am not entirely against hedging my bets on occasion. Look out now...here comes a tag @Aurorasa Sima11/09/2016 #42 Aurorasa SimaI nearly missed this wonderful post. It has the same picture as another post and I nearly scrolled on. What stood out the most to me is that we spend too much time on issues that do not really matter.
I should probably also take away that mature negotiations of compromises are the way to go. But that's when my learning resistance kicked in.
One of my favorite quotes from a trainer that had tried to get through this learning resistance, Lester Karrass: "In business and in life you don't get what you deserve, you get what you negotiate".10/09/2016 #35 AnonymousI see where this has annoyed you @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian ! Is this similar to the rule in a lunchroom at work: No cooking fish in the microwave (lol)
I find that I sometimes have little tolerance for stupid things that honestly I wonder why it even has been acknowledge by entities such as CBC or any "real" News delivery feed, that should have better things to report on..this event I would expect to see in a Rag-Mag at the store along with "I Married The Terminator from Plant X". :)
I think common courtesy and consideration of someone else that you share a small space (this world IS becoming much smaller isnt it?) is the bottom line for both dorm roomies and apparently were not taught that at home. I am worried for when they both have to go out into the real world after mommy and daddy pay for college and have to deal with real world issues that are undoubtedly more important...this squabble is just what it is: two babies that need a time out and a lesson in common respect for another. I have a feeling we may be seeing more of these gals on a reality show called: Who the Bleep Did I Room WIth or Killer Roomies (to compliment the weekend series: Snapped and Killer Women) #MissedTheLessonAtHome10/09/2016 #34 Charles David Upchurch@Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I read all 3 posts: yours, the one from @Nicole Chardenet which started this conversation, and the one by @Ben Pinto. Until I got to yours, I knew I disagreed with many of the arguments, but It was your post which helped me to see why that was. Thank you for that clarity.
I am not saying that I agree any more with your arguments about this than I do with the other two writers, but I think there is hope for mutual understanding.
The three of you, not unlike the two roommates, have staked out positions, then argued out lines in the sand. As in the pre-eminent negotiation and conflict resolution manual "Getting to Yes" by Fisher and Ury...to prevent and resolve potential conflicts, it is important to look first for interests and values which we, the interacting parties, have in common. Positions almost always inform us of the potential differences between us, after which we argue or fight over the values and interests that were the separate BASIS for each party's choices about positions or territorial claims. That, of course, gets us precisely nowhere. The 60-year conflict between Israel and Palestine is a perfect example of this.
In short, if what you are looking for is disagreements and the attendant social problems, stake positions. If what you want is to build on agreements and form alliances among diverse individuals or groups, be interested in what the others value.08/09/2016 #32 Robert CormackNo question, we had to get rid of Harper, but if we're comparing Justin to his father, Pierre never would have made that comment. As he would have put it, "We have no business in the bedrooms of feminists." There is nothing Justin will do—or can do—that will advance the feminist cause. He'll learn that feminists are divided, those who want equality, and those who want preferential treatment. Pierre would have recognized this division and essentially told feminists—like he would have told Black Lives Matter—reaching equality and tolerance is an incredible achievement. But "special status" in any matter reduces the equality of everyone else. I've been passed over many times because a company wanted (and expected) a woman. I've worked hard my whole life establishing what I hope is a reputation for doing good work. To be passed over because I'm not the right gender repeats a bias favouring one group over another (regardless of credentials). To say, "Well, it's about time, you had your chance, now move over," sounds heartless (as it should). I've lived as an equalitarian my whole life, believing we should all be judged on what we can do.
- Producer31/08/2016Canada - beBee-havenThe land of honey and words...This all started with the 4th of July and a feature on some of the USA writers / bloggers who inspire me on their blogging sites and bebee.comIt was the beginning of a thought, a mini light-bulb glowed. I'm always...
Comments07/10/2016 #55 jesse kaellis#52
I'm dual, Donna-Luisa. I've lived about half and a half, half my life in the States and a little over half of the rest of it in Canada. I was born in Colorado and lived in NY, NJ, Cali, Nevada and mostly BC in Canada. I moved back up here to Canada in 2002 from LA. Canada offers an easier life. For me it does.12/09/2016 #41 Cory Galbraith@Donna-Luisa Eversley, I am so honored to be mentioned in your list. You have been a supporter of mine for a while now, and often the only person to comment on my blog posts. That makes you a VIP in my books. Your own blog does extremely well and I congratulate you on building a very strong, dedicated following. Thanks for recognizing some of the voices here in Canada.06/09/2016 #40 Kevin Pashuk#39 You keep denigrating Canadians, @Randy Keho but you keep coming back like a moth to a flame. You've obviously been lurking on our recent posts. And for the record, the most famous Canadian is... Wait a minute, that's a state secret. You know we don't like to brag.06/09/2016 #39 Randy KehoDon't yell at them, according to @Kevin Pashuk. They're apparently very sensitive, except for the ones who are going to be charged for emotional baggage on Air Canada, according to the buzz from @Jim Murray. How can you take these guys seriously? The most famous Canadian is a cartoon character named Dudley Do-Right of the Mounties.06/09/2016 #38 Laura Mikolaitis@Donna-Luisa Eversley what a fun post! All are significant contributors with their writing and it is so great of you to highlight them here via this forum.I grew up 30 minutes from the Canadian border (in the Thousand Islands region) and my husband and I spent our honeymoon in Montreal and Quebec City many moons ago. Lots of fond memories of traveling to Canada for sure, so highlighting these fine Canadian bloggers is all right in my book.
- 29/08/2016Moto Music - Loverboy - Hot Girls in Love and a 1940 Ford Coupe
PS as they are Canadian is 100 above Celsius ?!?!!? damn that is hot.Loverboy - Hot Girls In Love Music video by Loverboy performing Hot Girls In Love. (C) 1983 Sony Music Entertainment (Canada)...
- 26/08/2016One of the largely neglected news stories of 2013 was the Canadian invention of a universal car horn language, designed to aid drivers in communicating while driving in a safe manner. Here's the video coverage. Apparently it wasn't a huge hit, so to speak.Canada rolls out universal car horn languagewww.cbc.ca In 2013, This Is That spoke with Bob Crisp from the Canadian Motor Vehicles Advisory Commission about a language his group was developing for car horns. Now, two years later, that language is about to be spoken by car horns across...
Comments28/08/2016 #2 Robert Bacal#1 Indeed, CBC produces some phenomenal programming, and unfortunately, some pretty wretched stuff, @Martina Baxter. When they get the humor stuff just right, it's great, and when it's just off, it's really off. A lot like SNL. When it's good it's very very good, but when it's bad, it's unwatchable.
- Producer21/08/2016The Tragically Hip Final Concert – The Love Of A Whole Country Was UnmistakableLast night will go down in history as the night that a whole country went to a rock and roll show. The country was Canada (mine) and the show was courtesy of one of the finest bands ever to call Canada home, The Tragically Hip.The main engine of The...
Comments23/08/2016 #11 Cepee TabibianI only heard about The Tragically Hip from my Facebook feed the day after the concert in Kingston. Curious as to what all my Canadian friends where talking about I read a few articles and was so touched by Downie's story, a farewell tour, and the collective experience that a whole nation shared over music. Beautiful.23/08/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa EversleyHe is loved by many, and the beautiful thing is the people came out. When we are alive it's good to know people care. When we are gone no one knows how much they were appreciated. 😃thanks @Jim Murray View moreHe is loved by many, and the beautiful thing is the people came out. When we are alive it's good to know people care. When we are gone no one knows how much they were appreciated. 😃thanks @Jim Murray for this... Close22/08/2016 #6 Bruce JohnstonFor many Canadians I think this will become a "where were you and who did you watch the concert with?" moment. A great sense of community as people gathered in places both public and private to watch the show and pay tribute to a band that had provided the soundtrack of our lives.
- 28/07/2016New tech for bike riders.First there was the driverless car, now there is a riderless bikewww.cbc.ca The driverless car is heralded as the transportation method of the future but many critics say there are more efficient ways to get around. Enter the riderless bike. A small Vancouver, B.C. startup, RDRLESS, is banking on the idea that people will...
- 26/07/2016Please join me in "following" and extending a warm welcome to new "bee" @Donald Grandy of Ontario, Canada. We're happy to have you here, Don, spreading sweet honey and creating buzz. Please kindly consider inviting your friends and connections on other social platforms to join us, as we grow beBee in North America and beyond. Thanks again!
cc: @Juan Imaz @Javier beBee @John White, MBA @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian @Teresa Gezze @Mamen Delgado @Lisa Gallagher @Dean Owen @Michael Hillebrand @Jim Cody @Jim Murray @Phil FriedmanDonald Grandy - beBeewww.bebee.com Public profile of Donald Grandy on beBee. beBee is the only social affinity network specialized by sector. Join and get...
- Producer25/07/2016Career Mistakes... We All Make ThemAssuming you know everythingNot having a LinkedIn profile that rocksDressing unprofessionallyOversharing your personal life at the officeNot networkingNot being prepared for meetingsDismissing the value of business cardsEngaging in office...
Comments25/07/2016 #3 Dean OwenI think LinkedIn is irrelevant to your career in most parts of the world and business cards are so last century. Proof reading of emails? The most successful people I know have terrible emails. So long as they get the message across, who cares about typos? Otherwise, good list!
- 18/07/2016Découvrez le Plateau-Mont-Royal, le quartier le plus hip de Montréal!Les couleurs du Plateau-Mont-Royal - Entre 2 Escaleswww.entre2escales.com Ah Montréal!! Ville de culture, ville d’amour et de couleurs; si belle et si vibrante! Rien ne se compare à l’atmosphère qui y règne, particulièrement en été, car c’est à ce moment-là que Montréal est à son meilleur! Le calme de l’hiver fait place...
Comments13/07/2016 #16 Kevin Pashuk#15 We Canadian bees were really trying to change the stereotype of Canada from a bunch of hockey playing, maple syrup drinking, poutine eating, polite beavers... but thanks to @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian View more#15 We Canadian bees were really trying to change the stereotype of Canada from a bunch of hockey playing, maple syrup drinking, poutine eating, polite beavers... but thanks to @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, we'll just have to work harder now. Close
Comments10/07/2016 #9 Sara JacoboviciI've been sharing this with my American friends for many years. But just like in those good old days when the Canadian dollar was actually higher than the US and they would only accept par across the border, it is hard for some to accept these facts. Thanks for making it official @Kevin Pashuk.08/07/2016 #8 Kevin Pashuk#7 Just Leave it to Beezer! @Randy Keho. Inclusivity is another Canadian trait. (But remember that @Phil Friedman is more of a Snowbird since he worked in Canada for a while. 'Snowbird' is another Canadian term meaning someone who migrates to Florida in the winter to escape the ice and snow.08/07/2016 #3 Joel Anderson#2 Nothing like a little brain freeze to realize that despite the fact that you have really pretty money, we can all spend our splendidly colorful and/or dull cash on really good Icee's, Slushiees' or Slurpee's. All the best to you and, for goodness sake, remember the sage wisdom of the Most Interesting Man in the World--stay thirsty my beBee friend..
- Producer01/07/2016I Am One Lucky BastardI live in a country called Canada.To me, it's the best country going.We have our ups and downs, but the people here are basically pretty damn good folks.We don't brag about being a great country, although I guess you could call this bragging a...
Comments02/07/2016 #40 Lisa GallagherYou forgot to mention that Canada is the best Country @Jim Murray. Go Indians!!! I can't argue with you about Canada, I've spent a lot of time there over the years and have always found Canadians to be honest, outspoken and they don't worry about petty shit! Hey no worries, we are getting bombarded with Tim Hortons all over the States now too.
- 04/07/2016From our house to yours; Happy 4th of July to my American Bees and Happy Canada Day to my Canadian Bees! Meet my step-granddaughter aka Syd who took time off her internship at an organic farm to spend the evening with us! She's driving tractors, caring for pigs, turkeys, goats and a myriad of other farm animals while residing in a Yurt for the summer.
- 13/06/2016New HIve: beBee for Canucks. Calling all Canadians, and Canadians at heart! (that's for you, @Phil Friedman) @Jim Murray, @Paul Kearley, @Chris Spurvey, @Cory Galbraith, @Philippe Collard, .... Come one come all, eh? (Bring beer and poutine)
Comments14/06/2016 #15 Phil FriedmanOkay, you guys. Here's a story for you. Shortly after my wife and I sailed to the US from Canada, we took a side trip to Disney World. My wife is a Canadian, so when we wanted to see this movie there on China, we queued up politely., quite close to the door. Waited about 20 minutes. Finally, they opened the doors to let the crowd in, and everybody began streaming into the theater. But not my wife. Although just to one side of the door. she was transfixed as 500 people streamed in. Finally, I said to her, "Come on, let's go in, what are you waiting for?" And she replied, "Well, for someone to stop and let us into the line." Bingo! I will be joining this hive, for as I have said, Canada is my spiritual home.14/06/2016 #10 Pamela L. WilliamsWell all you Canucks, I think this is fabulous, Now, maybe you'll translate all that Canadian terminology and share it in the Cultures Around the World hive. I think the Canada hive is important because people relate "North America" to the U.S. and we should show the world the differences in our cultures. So tell the world how we differ!