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  1. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    20/11/2016
    Spanish have highest healthy life expectancy in Europe
    Spanish have highest healthy life expectancy in EuropeSpain also beat Australia, Canada, Norway and US, according to global report published in the LancetWe may be out of work and struggling with financial issues, but the Spanish have the highest healthy life expectancy in Europe – and beat Australia,...
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  2. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    29/10/2016
    Spain is out of time / España está desfasada
    Spain is out of time / España está desfasadaEnglish and Spanish below. En inglés y en español abajo.Marathon working days; late lunches and dinners compared to the rest of Europe; less time for personal life, rest and recreation; family-work imbalances... these longstanding aspects of Spanish...
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    Froilán Pérez
    31/10/2016 #36 Froilán Pérez
    Una de las propuestas de C's. A ver si metiendo caña, el gobierno del PP acepta someterla a votación.
    Jose de las Casas
    31/10/2016 #35 Jose de las Casas
    Una imagen dice más que mil palabras! A que esperamos?
    Javier beBee
    31/10/2016 #34 Javier beBee
    #30 @Ken Boddie you are right. Only a change of time do not solve the issues :-)
    Ben Pinto
    31/10/2016 #33 Ben Pinto
    Fantastic image of Western Europe.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/10/2016 #32 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    The next time around, instead of waiting foe the political bigwigs to do something about it (which they may not really be inclined to do for whatever reasons - policy or pressure from lobbies), the people should vote only for those who promise to do it ;)
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    31/10/2016 #31 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Is Spain ready for some dramatic change to bring in more liveliness, enjoyment and recreation?
    Ken Boddie
    31/10/2016 #30 Ken Boddie
    You may be correct in theory, Javier, about 'solar time', but I was merely responding to your 'boost productivity' and 'work rhythm' argument.
    Javier beBee
    30/10/2016 #29 Javier beBee
    #28 @Ken Boddie Spain is the only european country don't have the right corresponding time to the solar time. It is a question of doing things right from the beginning. It is simple ! Without talking about if it is good or not for business....
    Ken Boddie
    30/10/2016 #28 Ken Boddie
    Not sure, Javier, that a wind-back of the clock will necessarily result in the changes you are wishing for. I have worked in many countries and under many time zones and have been subjected to 'daylight savings' (moving the clock forward in summer and backward in winter), or not, as the case may be at the time. People get used to having to rise in time for getting to work, whether that means waking before daylight or after, and similarly get used to going home while it is still daylight or in the dark. For indoor workers I believe it has little impact, since most work in false light and many work without windows nearby. The main affect appears to be on farmers who have to work to the sun-oriented clock of their animals, assuming they are in a paddock and not in an indoor batch arrangement.

    I believe that one of the main impacts on production is when your time zone differs by one or two hours from another region, country or state, when there is reliance on lengthy daily interaction between your base and the other time zone location. But when there is an extreme difference in time zones between interacting locations (say 12 hours), then work can be passed between locations and virtually kept rolling forward on a 24 hour basis, i.e. when one location finishes work, the other starts, thus resulting in double the efficiency over a period of weeks and months.

    Efficiency depends primarily upon doing the optimum amount of work within the hours available and in practicing good task and time management. After all, how much interaction, on a daily basis, do Spanish businesses have with companies in Portugal, UK and Ireland, compared to Germany?
    Javier beBee
    30/10/2016 #27 Javier beBee
    #24 @Paul Walters , haha I am like you. I don' t mind what time it is. The problem is that society obliges the times... at least they should be right with solar time.
    Lisa Gallagher
    30/10/2016 #26 Lisa Gallagher
    Interesting @Javier beBee, I had no idea about the time zone in Spain and it's history. I agree, it's time for change. The sun plays a large role on how we conduct our days. I hope your politicians are finally listening!
    Cèlia Hil
    30/10/2016 #25 Cèlia Hil
    Curiosos datos ;-)
    Paul Walters
    30/10/2016 #24 Paul Walters
    @Javier beBee Is it just me ? I never know what time it is.
    Jorge Carballo Pérez
    29/10/2016 #23 Jorge Carballo Pérez
    Interesantísima información, lo mismo que el tema del cambio horario, dónde está comprobado que el ahorro energético es prácticamente nulo, por no decir nulo. Y la consecuencias que nos trae, sobre todo a niños y personas mayores son muy nefastos.
    Irene Hackett
    29/10/2016 #22 Anonymous
    #21 Thank you so much @Javier for the link - I shall most certainly check it out! I am happy your answer to my question is "yes'!
    Javier beBee
    29/10/2016 #21 Javier beBee
    #12 @Irene Hackett yes. Spanish culture is very rich. Have a look at this , probably you will enjoy it :) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spain-tourism
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    29/10/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    Yes, that is one of the most bizarre decisions ever made by a national leader. Look on the bright side, Javier.

    What if Franco aligned Spanish clocks with Japan?!!

    I am not one to mess with another country's decisions. I even stayed out of the "Man who Wears Dead Squirrel on Head" vs "Evil Devil Lady" discussions. No one can possibly be as bad or as good as their followers and detractors say. I'll leave it to the American people to decide.

    This time zone thing is overdue for change
    David B. Grinberg
    29/10/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    Interesting points, Javier. Coincidentally, we're approaching the end of Daylight Saving Time in the USA -- and elsewhere worldwide. But that's for another blog post (coming soon by yours truly). Buzzing onward and upward...
    Jena Ball
    29/10/2016 #18 Jena Ball
    Have to say Javier, this is how most Americans live too :-) I attribute it to our workaholic natures rather than the clock, but....:-)
    Angel Coca
    29/10/2016 #17 Anonymous
    Y que lo digas Javier, realmente tendríamos que tener el mismo horario de Inglaterra.
  3. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    04/10/2016
    Let Me Take You Down To Almería
    Let Me Take You Down To AlmeríaLet Me Take You Down ToAlmería (Spain) Why?Because John Lennon wrote Strawberry Fields Forever in this southeastern city of Spain. He got inspiration for the song in 1966, during the six weeks he spent filming How I won the war. Furthermore, John...
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    Lisa Gallagher
    18/11/2016 #28 Lisa Gallagher
    I have this song playing right now.. had to!
    Cepee Tabibian
    10/10/2016 #27 Cepee Tabibian
    Well who knew?!
    Gerald Hecht
    06/10/2016 #26 Gerald Hecht
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/why-i-hate-to-write
    Gerald Hecht
    06/10/2016 #25 Gerald Hecht
    #23 @Dean Owen He was my hero... https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gerald-hecht/why-i-hate-to-write
    Lisa Gallagher
    06/10/2016 #24 Lisa Gallagher
    #22 @Gerald Hecht, wow, you were close, that had to be traumatizing! I was going to ask what @Dean Owen did.. did you know him?
    Dean Owen
    06/10/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    #22 Wow @Gerald Hecht, did you know who he was or were you just passing by? I discovered John Lennon the day he died and in the following weeks when Woman,Imagine and Starting Over topped the UK charts.
    Gerald Hecht
    06/10/2016 #22 Gerald Hecht
    #19 @Paul Walters I agree; I know I "bring some baggage" on this issue (having watched him die from a distance of 40-50 yards, blood on me --cop shoving me out of his crime scene, etc.)...this is a BEAUTIFUL STORY!!!; I'm still having trouble getting my self able to function without thoughts of John Lennon...thank you @Javier beBee it's good to be emotional about something like this
    Luciano Carmo
    05/10/2016 #21 Luciano Carmo
    Mucho bueno su articulo @Javier beBee. :)
    Henri Galvão
    05/10/2016 #20 Henri Galvão
    So many great things in the same text: Lennon, Leone, lollypops... But I'd like to say I'm particularly happy that you mentioned the Spanish Beatles page. This website was my favorite reference when I began listening to the Beatles a lot in my teenage years
    Paul Walters
    05/10/2016 #19 Paul Walters
    @Javier beBee As an avid and tragic Beatles fan this was a delight to read...thank you. By the way do you moonlight for the Spanish Tourist Board ?
    Brian McKenzie
    05/10/2016 #18 Brian McKenzie
    War has nearly always been a staged show - certainly having the invention of the camera only made that masquarade more accessible
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #17 Gerald Hecht
    A beautiful piece on John Lennon's time in Almeria.. filming "How I Won the War" in 1966.
    Gerald Hecht
    04/10/2016 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Javier beBee thank you for sharing the beautiful story about John Lennon in Spain...he was a hero of mine and there is nothing I can do to "unwittness" his death; it gets sadder and more difficult with time; I hope that you know I am grateful for that piece; I miss him in the world; I was 19 --I wasn't ready for anything like that...I don't feel well
    Renée Cormier
    04/10/2016 #15 Renée Cormier
    #14 Thank you! That will keep me busy for a while!
    Javier beBee
    04/10/2016 #14 Javier beBee
    #13 @Renée Cormier here you are more about Spain :-) https://www.bebee.com/producer/@javierbebee/spain-tourism
    Renée Cormier
    04/10/2016 #13 Renée Cormier
    Such a nice story! Thank you for sharing. You keep making me want to visit Spain more and more!
    Miriam Rogado Luesma
    04/10/2016 #12 Miriam Rogado Luesma
    This event is commemorated by the spanish film called "Vivir es fácil con los ojos cerrados" by David Trueba. I recommend it!
    Lisa Gallagher
    04/10/2016 #11 Lisa Gallagher
    Removed my last comment, typo! I still find it so sad that John Lennon was killed, he had so much more to offer. Very interesting article about Lennon and Spain. When my granddaughter is old enough to have a 'lollipop,' I will tell her it's a Chupa Chups, and she will have to ask, "what is that?" I can say, it's lollipop in Spanish. She will be learning Japanese from her Grandma who is from Okinowa, her baachan. Thanks for sharing this @Javier beBee
    Pedro Gómez
    04/10/2016 #9 Pedro Gómez
    Great artist Lennon....and beautiful land Almería, the land of cinema in Spain ...!!! Thanks Javier for this tribute !!!
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  4. Javier beBee

    Javier beBee

    03/10/2016
    Picadilly. LONDON Javier beBee
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    José Jordán de Urríes
    04/10/2016 #3 José Jordán de Urríes
    It's nice to see Spanish talented men and women are recognized
  5. ProducerJavier beBee

    Javier beBee

    02/10/2016
    Spain & Tourism
    Spain & Tourism By 2015 Spain was the third most visited country in the world, recording 68.1 million tourists which marked the third consecutive year of record-beating numbers.If you consider population and size of the top three most visited countries (France, US...
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    CityVP Manjit
    30/10/2016 #54 CityVP Manjit
    The furthest south I went in Europe was Southern France, Spain is way too much a beautiful country for me not to visit at least once in my own lifetime.
    Pamela L. Williams
    29/10/2016 #53 Pamela L. Williams
    Well now I know why my oldest and dearest friend is retiring in Spain! I'm going to have to squeeze myself into her suitcase and fly with the baggage! Thank you for the tour Javier! Sharing in my Cultures of the World hive
    Lisa Gallagher
    13/10/2016 #52 Lisa Gallagher
    I want to visit Seville! My son and husband went to the Canary Islands, over to Tenerife and golfed. On the way back they had a layover in Scotland and my husbands luggage was lost. We never got re-imbursed and they never found it. They had fun though and wow- the photos were astounding. After seeing this again, Wow- so many beautiful places to visit in Spain @Javier beBee, I think I would need 3 weeks to take all that I'd want to see :))
    Aurorasa Sima
    08/10/2016 #51 Aurorasa Sima
    #50 Yes, yes with Rioja (: I like how you think, @Mamen Delgado
    Mamen Delgado
    08/10/2016 #50 Mamen Delgado
    #43 😂 😂 @Aurorasa Sima, my favorite dessert is Manchego with half a cup of red wine. I know your feeling... 😉
    Lisa Gallagher
    08/10/2016 #47 Lisa Gallagher
    #46 Each day I become even more excited when I log on @Javier beBee, I didn't know that would be possible!! I'm going up to a friend's home in the next week to do a live buzz of her horse farm (it's very large) and she has an acre of blueberries she grows we are going to video too. It's beautiful where she lives and it's only 15 minutes from me but about 6 miles up the hill, the Alleghenies are at her backdoor!
    Javier beBee
    08/10/2016 #46 Javier beBee
    #44 @Lisa Gallagher beautiful words ! Let's dream big together!
    Javier beBee
    08/10/2016 #45 Javier beBee
    #43 thanks @Aurorasa Sima, you are welcome !
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/10/2016 #44 Lisa Gallagher
    #42 These are exciting times @Javier beBee!! Many of us share in your dream and one day soon it will become reality. It's evident by the growth we all see daily!!
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/10/2016 #43 Aurorasa Sima
    On the first look (and having been there about 20 times) Spain has it all: Beautiful country, Manchego, nice sounding language, great weather, Manchego, stunning ladies and the guys have the good of "macho" without being players, Manchego, awesome food.
    Javier beBee
    07/10/2016 #42 Javier beBee
    #41 @Lisa Gallagher I try to sleep and I use to rest, this is an important part of our lifes, but beBee is a BIG DREAM :) ... beBee will go on working for you ! We want to get the best platform ;)
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/10/2016 #41 Lisa Gallagher
    #38 Thanks, you too @Javier beBee? Ps: More time, do you sleep 😜?
    Javier beBee
    07/10/2016 #40 Javier beBee
    #39 @Henri Galvão yes, Andalucía is amazing!
    Henri Galvão
    07/10/2016 #39 Henri Galvão
    This is wonderful. Spain is the country I'd most like to explore (specially Andalusia). I was fortunate to spend a few hours in Málaga and Tenerife, but I still have a lot to learn about these places.
    Javier beBee
    07/10/2016 #38 Javier beBee
    #37 @Lisa Gallagher, my goal is you to expend more time on the platform :-) have a great day !!!
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/10/2016 #37 Lisa Gallagher
    This is so detailed, it should be in a travel magazine @Javier beBee!
    Declev Reynier Dib Ferreira
    04/10/2016 #36 Declev Reynier Dib Ferreira
    #32 Destas, eu conheço Salamanca, Santiago de Compostela, Barcelona, Madri. Ainda falta muito pra mim, na Espanha... rs Gostei muito de Barcelona, onde já fui duas vezes, e Salamanca. Salamanca é uma grandiosidade! Gosto muito.
    Andrew Porter
    03/10/2016 #35 Andrew Porter
    This is a wonderful insightful buzz about Spain its cities and what they and this country have to offer tourists who are planning to visit, well presented @Javier beBee
    pedro santos
    03/10/2016 #34 pedro santos
    ES UN HONOR MUY GRANDE PARA MI,
    Rose Spot
    03/10/2016 #33 Rose Spot
    I forgot to say that even if spanish people tell you they don't, most of them speaks english which is really helpful for tourists...
  6. John White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    14/09/2016
    Woohoo! My tweet is the top tweet on #SEC2SV. That's the hashtag being used at the Startup Europe Comes to Silicon Valley event that beBee founders @Juan Imaz and @Javier beBee are attending this week. Feel free to retweet (just click below) and use #SEC2SV in your own tweets to help keep beBee trending at this very prestigious event!
    John White, MBA
    John White on Twitter
    twitter.com “#beBee is disrupting #socialmedia. Nobody said it would be easy! #SEC2SV https://t.co/3xDQtR0DDU @StartUpEU...
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    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #20 Anonymous
    #17 Absolutely @John White, MBA, Great breakthrough, I guess. Very true @David B. Grinberg you are both brilliant.
    David B. Grinberg
    15/09/2016 #19 David B. Grinberg
    You are indeed "one of a kind" @John White, MBA -- and not just per @JuanBlanco76, but universally. I'm sharing in hives and previously retweeted you. Very nice buzz, as always!
    John White, MBA
    15/09/2016 #17 John White, MBA
    #12 @Milos Djukic: It's really exciting. I'm not at #SEC2SV, but I can feel the buzz in Colorado!
    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #16 Anonymous
    #14 @Pamela L. Williams, We can make miracles together. There is only one thing it takes to become successful: perseverance Thanks and cheers.
    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #15 Anonymous
    @Dean Owen, 2000+ Impressions for this particular tweet (see link below) after a great promotion by beBee Twitter channels. The "Butterfly Effects" of multiple strategic Tweets with hashtags featured n all the right places across multiple social networks and media. cc. @Javier beBee, @Juan Imaz, @Matt Sweetwood, @John White, MBA and @David B. Grinberg (one of the Twitter marketing king).
    Pamela L. Williams
    15/09/2016 #14 Pamela L. Williams
    RT both! Rocking it guys!
    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #13 Anonymous
    @Dean Owen, please check this. That's what I'm talking about. Kindly, Milos
    Milos Djukic
    15/09/2016 #12 Anonymous
    Please also RT this tweet https://twitter.com/milosdjukic011/status/776128857246142464 beBee must be at the top on #SEC2SV right where it belongs :)
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/09/2016 #11 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    Well done!
    Melissa Hughes
    14/09/2016 #10 Anonymous
    Congrats, @John White, MBA!
    Milos Djukic
    14/09/2016 #9 Anonymous
    Kudos @John White, MBA. Now you know why you are a social media guru :)
    Gerald Hecht
    14/09/2016 #8 Gerald Hecht
    @John White, MBA Nicely Done Sir!
    Cepee Tabibian
    14/09/2016 #7 Cepee Tabibian
    That's pretty cool!
    Teresa Gezze
    14/09/2016 #6 Teresa Gezze
    Way to go John!!!
    Jared Wiese
    14/09/2016 #4 Jared Wiese
    Way to go! You guys have a great Twitter presence. Love the auto message on tweets.
    Aurorasa Sima
    14/09/2016 #3 Aurorasa Sima
    GOOOOOOOD JOB!
    Deb Helfrich
    14/09/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich
    Great meme, @John White, MBA - Really deserves a retweet!
    Randy Keho
    14/09/2016 #1 Randy Keho
    Now we know why they pay you the big bucks.
  7. ProducerJohn White, MBA

    John White, MBA

    11/06/2016
    The Tales of Juan Blanco - The Beginning
    The Tales of Juan Blanco - The BeginningBefore Juan Blanco, there was only John WhiteThe year was 1993, and I was 17. I was on my way to Spain for the first time as an exchange student in a summer program to the north of Spain. There were 20 other American teenagers going. We lived with...
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    Ken Boddie
    03/10/2016 #42 Ken Boddie
    These "I remember the day" gems are the posts that I find most interesting, John. Thanks for opening the door on Juan Blanco and letting your fellow bees see your persona at least partly unveiled. So when are you going back to Spain? As one who has 27 years on you, may I caution you to take care that "one day soon" doesn't become "wish I had when I could have" or "too late now"! 🤗
    Froilán Pérez
    03/10/2016 #41 Froilán Pérez
    what a lovely read @John White, MBA !
    I spend part of my summers in Santander, and have met many Americans over the years who come for study abroad programs! They fall in love with the country like you did!
    Vincent Andrew
    03/10/2016 #40 Vincent Andrew
    How did I miss this gem of an article? Thanks John for sharing. The experience after reading this is so liberating!
    Lisa Gallagher
    07/08/2016 #39 Lisa Gallagher
    Glad I found this on twitter @John White, MBA (Juan). Okay, now I understand how you got your name.. so cool! What an experience. I would have been scared 'shirtless,' no- not literally shirtless LOL! So, I think it's awesome that you went against your teenage judgment and did it! Your host family sounds like they were really awesome. I bet that Tortilla soup was the best! Do you still remember your Spanish fairly well? I only know a few words in Spanish. It's events like this that can shape our life experiences and broaden our mindset! Thanks for sharing.
    Susan Rooks
    04/08/2016 #38 Susan Rooks
    Gracias, Juan Blanco (@John White, MBA)! What a wonderful story, and one that I lived from the other side, having had six exchange students over several years back in the '80s.

    What I missed, of course, was the narrative of someone from America who was an exchange student! And your story is delightful, full of fun details, and a joy to read.

    Thanks so much!
    John White, MBA
    26/06/2016 #37 John White, MBA
    #36 @Sarah Elkins: As you know, I'm always up for a great story!
    Sarah Elkins
    26/06/2016 #36 Sarah Elkins
    What a great story to share with my boys, Juan Blanco, thanks for taking the time to share this memory.
    Nick Mlatchkov
    16/06/2016 #35 Anonymous
    #34 Maybe we can go together one day ....
    Bill Stankiewicz
    16/06/2016 #34 Bill Stankiewicz
    I find it is a cool buzz , @John White, MBA. My neighbors son here in Savannah lives in Spain. I do want to visit Spain one day soon.
    Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    15/06/2016 #33 Franci Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a very interesting article and It's nice to learn more about you. Your experience shows that being open minded certainly has its rewards.
    Ana María Fernández Soriano
    15/06/2016 #32 Ana María Fernández Soriano
    I find it is a charming buzz , @John White, MBA. :) Like @NO one, I am sure that beBee bees will be with open arms for your next visit. If your life changed forever after that first visit to Spain, maybe your life will change again and become even better when you repeat the visit. ;)
    Pascal Derrien
    15/06/2016 #31 Pascal Derrien
    Kool travels open the minds :-)
    Andrew Books
    15/06/2016 #30 Andrew Books
    Juan Blanco...such a great alias for so many purposes. Except I get this image of some dude in shorts, sunglasses, drinking a beer and cavorting around the pool...maybe even doing the limbo or calypso. Not to far off the mark, I guess...:)

    Best to you, @John White, MBA. Always good to read your material.
    Pamela L. Williams
    15/06/2016 #29 Pamela L. Williams
    I'm sharing the story of Juan Blanco in the Cultures Around the World hive because it illustrates the 'meeting' of cultures, how we can learn from each other and have life-long endearing relationships.
    Aaron Skogen
    15/06/2016 #28 Aaron Skogen
    #27 Thank you for that nugget @Flavia Toro Rodriguez!
    Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    15/06/2016 #27 Flavia Toro Rodriguez
    #25 If he was from Santander, I think that the correct spelling could be "Lecubarri", because is a little common last name in the north of Spain. In spanish there are very few words with double "c", and usually they are followed by "ión", like in "accíón", "traducción", etc
    Paul Walters
    15/06/2016 #26 Paul Walters
    Nice piece, thank you
    Aaron Skogen
    15/06/2016 #25 Aaron Skogen
    Great post @John White, MBA! My freshman year in college (1992) was spent rooming with a young man from Santander, Eduardo Leccubari (last name spelling questionable). I have been trying to find him for the few years, without any luck. My bride was born in Madrid, Spanish tortilla is a staple in our house and paella was adopted as our customary holiday dish.

    Travel is enlightenment. I'm glad you found it at such a young age!

    Gran historia Juan Blanco!
    Loribeth Pierson
    15/06/2016 #24 Loribeth Pierson
    What a wonderful story, "Juan Blanco", thank you for sharing @John White, MBA
    Rod Loader
    15/06/2016 #23 Rod Loader
    Excellent @John White, MBA, no... Juan Blanco, no... John. Thanks for letting us know about the joy of opening our eyes and seeing a world outside ouselves.
  8. Mohamed Amroussi
    Mohamed Amroussi
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