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  1. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    06/08/2017
    Bonding the free-way
    Bonding the free-wayIt started off as one of those perfect winter’s days in Africa. Following the early morning chill, it was warming up under a glorious blue sky. I picked up my ride to the airport. The traffic was unusually light for rush hour. I was travelling to...
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    Ken Boddie
    07/08/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    Thought provoking as always, Ian. Bonding and cool heads on the freeway? Who'd have thunk it? I find it paradoxical how we can be so self centred sometimes about traffic induced hold ups, particularly when they are due to bad accidents, with hardly a thought for the poor souls directly involved. I'd like to think that the same spirit of cooperation would have prevailed in mid summer with vehicle occupants cooking in the sun, or am I being too cinical?
    Ian Weinberg
    06/08/2017 #3 Ian Weinberg
    You would have been so proud of the outjies @Gert Scholtz There was a plumber and motor mech who were seriously considering unbolting the barrier to create an escape route to the opposite side of the freeway!
    Gert Scholtz
    06/08/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg Good to see a traffic pile-up lead to ocytocin induced behavior and not adrenaline fueled as is so often the case on our roads. Of course, to the layman such as I, this could be explained by the beautiful and tranquil scenery of KwaZulu Natal :)
  2. ProducerDominique 🐝 Petersen
    A TRIP TO THE FAIR (Photolog)
    A TRIP TO THE FAIR (Photolog)Summertime in St. Thomas, Ontario—the Railway Capital of Canada—and here's what all the kids have been waiting for. We have a three-day fair every year called “The Iron Horse Festival”. Today, I'd like to take you on a little day trip. The...
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  3. ProducerDominique 🐝 Petersen
    MUSICAL DECADES  - 1960s - Dances
    MUSICAL DECADES - 1960s - DancesThis week, I'd like to take you back to the dances of the 1960s, when back then, it seemed like a new dance came out every week. To set the mood, here's Ray Charles in a clip from The Blues Brothers movie. In his song he mentions quite a few...
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    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    05/08/2017 #2 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #1 Thanks, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador ! So glad you liked it—and thanks for the share! ;o)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    05/08/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Another fun trip down memory lane. I love your "Musical Decades" posts. I remember these dances, especially the Twist. And the clip with Ray Charles and the Blues Brothers - Priceless!
  4. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY Dominique 🐝 Petersen
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  5. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
    Today is NATIONAL CHOCOLATE CHIP COOKIE DAY
    Help yourself.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
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    Moi Kliniger
    04/08/2017 #1 Anonymous
    Yummy yummy!
  6. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    04/08/2017
    I Miss You, Little Sister
    I Miss You, Little Sister I miss you, little sister, And though it's been a while, I still can hear your cheeky laugh, And see your winning smile. Looking through my photos, Of my many Yogya stays, You are in so many, Always cheerful. Happy days!Then I heard the news...
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    Ken Boddie
    06/08/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    #17 #18 #19 Thank you for your kind words, @Paul Walters, @Milos Djukic and @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    06/08/2017 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a beautiful tribute to your sister and I am saddened to hear about your loss. My condolences to you and your family @Ken Boddie.
    Milos Djukic
    06/08/2017 #18 Anonymous
    A great person deserves no less: little big sister.
    Paul Walters
    06/08/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie Oh Ken... so sorry for your loss
    Ken Boddie
    06/08/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    #12 #13 #14 #15 Thank you so much, @Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess, @Kevin Pashuk, @Phil Friedman and @Don 🐝 Kerr for your kind and thoughtful words.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    05/08/2017 #15 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Ken Boddie What a lovely tribute Ken. Really sorry for your loss but know you will treasure the memories.
    Phil Friedman
    05/08/2017 #14 Phil Friedman
    Heartfelt condolences for your loss, Ken. It's always hard to lose one so loved. But there is nothing for it, except to remember that what makes the loss so hard is what you had the good fortune to enjoy for a time. And nothing changes that... or the memories.
    Kevin Pashuk
    05/08/2017 #13 Kevin Pashuk
    She sounds like a special person Ken. So sad for your loss.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    05/08/2017 #12 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Beautiful and so sad, @Ken Boddie.
    Ken Boddie
    05/08/2017 #11 Ken Boddie
    #6 #7 #8 #9 #10 Many thanks to @Dean Owen, @CityVP Manjit, @Ian Weinberg, @Lada 🏡 Prkic, and @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. Your words and concern are comforting.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/08/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Ken Boddie, What a tear jerking moving poem. Such a beautiful tribute to your sister. I'm so sorry you lost her, how long has it been? I believe as you, their spirit of our loved ones does live on and if we are quiet enough, we may even feel their presence, if even in our hearts- no one can take that from us. I can't imagine how much you must miss your sister, deepest condolences.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    05/08/2017 #9 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Dear Ken, so sorry to hear that. Condolences to you and the family. The spirit of our loved ones still lives on in what we do and say.
    Ian Weinberg
    05/08/2017 #8 Ian Weinberg
    Condolences to you and the family @Ken Boddie on your loss. In this connectivity, one loss is everyone's loss.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/08/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The greatest truth of those whose love has permeated our blood, bones and being is in "When our loved ones slip away, That their spirit still lives on"".

    Ken Boddie you are blessed to have had a relationship like this that soaked through to your soul and the there is no price to that because we cannot call the deep grief and loss we feel that accompanies that, a price. It is called love and your poem tells me that you were blessed in sharing it.

    The winning smile is within you now as you feel this great loss. Condolences to you and thank you for letting us all to share a piece of your heart. In this sharing I hope it comforts some of the great sorrow, for you deserve that, because I think little sis's poem would probably read "One heck of a great brother who shared a life with me that gave me my winning smile".

    Your poem expresses a great love rapped with the sadness of losing someone whose time it should not have been, but sadly life deals us these blows. You have shared a great spirit with us all, and as her spirit now lives on within you, may it comfort this painful moment that you are experiencing, one we all recognize in kind, in the fullness of a poem that honours your little sis.
    Dean Owen
    05/08/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    I don't even know little sis but you hit me emotionally with this one. I wish you and the family many years of joyful memories of little sis in her absence. I am almost wanting to hop on a plane for the wake I feel so connected with you and your family Ken-san.
    Ken Boddie
    05/08/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    #1 #2 #3 #4 Thank you so much, @Sara Jacobovici, @Gert Scholtz, @Pascal Derrien and @Vincent Andrew for your words of compassion and please excuse my not replying individually.
    Vincent Andrew
    04/08/2017 #4 Vincent Andrew
    @Ken Boddie I am sorry to hear of your loss. The poem is such a beautiful tribute to your sister. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/08/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    Great photo really captures the instant full of banter and joy :-) So sorry for your loss :-( Sending you a virtual ducky :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    04/08/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie This is a beautiful poem Ken - I am touched. I wish you and your family strength in your bereavement during a most difficult time. Treasure the good memories you have reflected in the poem.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/08/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    I read this with a broken heart @Ken Boddie. Very sad and so sorry for your loss. Your poem is a wonderful reflection of your sister and your relationship with her. Wishing you all the strength during this difficult time.
  7. ProducerDominique 🐝 Petersen
    MUSIC HISTORY: Spike Jones
    MUSIC HISTORY: Spike JonesLindley Armstrong "Spike" Jones (December 14, 1911 – May 1, 1965) was an American musician and bandleader specializing in satirical arrangements of popular songs—the Weird Al of his day. Ballads and classical works receiving the...
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  8. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Music Video)
    Elvis Presley - Jailhouse Rock (Music Video) Get First Page Rankings, Locally, For Your Business. SEO service....
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    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    03/08/2017 #1 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    1950s - ELVIS PRESLEY
    "Jailhouse Rock" is a song written by Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller that first became a hit for Elvis Presley. RCA Victor released the song on a 45 rpm single on September 24, 1957, to coincide with the release of Presley's motion picture, Jailhouse Rock.
  9. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    03/08/2017
    “Political Correctness” in a Professional Kitchen
    “Political Correctness” in a Professional KitchenWarning/Disclaimer; This article is NOT Politically Correct, (by today’s standards), there is very colorful language, off-color humor, and general teasing across a broad spectrum so if you’re a S.N.A.G., (Sensitive New Age Guy), a...
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    Randall Burns
    06/08/2017 #34 Randall Burns
    #33 Actually @Ken Boddie the little bits aren't too bad but the big chunks are difficult and they're not just a "little bit hard" but very hard. I did actually make a real "Chocolate Moose" once, it was a chocolate sculpture for a Game buffet, I'll have to see if I can find pictures...
    Ken Boddie
    06/08/2017 #33 Ken Boddie
    Highly offensive and hence, eye-wateringly, belly-achingly hilarious, Randy. But, since we're on the subject of what happens in the kitchen, when Canadian chefs make chocolate mousse, aren't the antlers a little bit hard to digest?
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    05/08/2017 #31 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Oh did I ever need this today. A breath of fresh farts to be sure. Colorful, cogent, and relative. Thanks for the hahas.
    Randall Burns
    05/08/2017 #30 Randall Burns
    HaHa! @Nicole Chardenet Thanks for the feedback and stories.
    Nicole Chardenet
    05/08/2017 #29 Nicole Chardenet
    Politically incorrect commentary, Part Deux...

    One night after work we brought beer into the office and the boss told a hilarious story about his brother-in-law who would take ANY dare and once accepted a dare to stick his ding-dong in an electric fan (yes, it was on at the time :) ) Apparently it ended in a highly bruised wee-wee and a huge amount of laughter from the staff. (Said BIL showed up a few months later and everyone went, "Hey, we know who you are! You're the guy who stuck his dick in a fan!" He was ready to kill our boss. :)

    Oh yeah, the guys always got me to sing happy birthday to them in a Marilyn Monroe voice (it got to be A Thing after the first time) and once I did it over the office PA system. Oh, and we had a running joke about a senior network engineer being a pedophile (he wasn't, but that didn't stop us from saying it all the time, not even after he became our boss).

    So, we were probably just as bad as you cocky cooks and shameful chefs, maybe even worse!

    You can take the American out of America but you can never take America out of the American.

    And if you don't like it, you can all go fuck yourselves :)
    Nicole Chardenet
    05/08/2017 #28 Nicole Chardenet
    I will have to try and post this comment in two parts because I keep getting a beBee message saying a message should be 1-2000 characters. I don't think mine is that long but maybe they count differently in Brazil :)

    Well that was SOME article, Randall! But don't hold back...how do you REALLY feel about political correctness??? LOL

    Living as I do in the heart of The P.C. Beast in Toronto, and being coming not only from the largely politically incorrect United States and the hideously, grievously, hopelessly politically incorrect IT industry (25 years now), I can laugh with you and pretty much agree with you and remember fondly one of the best jobs I ever had working for a small VAR (Value Added Reseller) of computers & networks in Hartford, CT.

    It was THE most politically incorrect office I've ever worked in. But, we were a really tight team who got along really well and no one was a tightass. The shit we used to say to each other...and pull. We flirted with each other, told horrible stories that would have given the HR department many, many Maalox moments had we had an HR department (or any Maalox), and then there were the silly jokes we played on each other. Like sending the President home to his Boston office with a Depends pad snuck into his hard drive box, which apparently he opened in front of a customer and then snorted, "Those guuuuys!!!" (Some of us guuuuuuys were women :) )

    to be continued...
    Martin Wright
    04/08/2017 #27 Martin Wright
    Made laughing out loud and made me rhink too. - you really must stop getting me into bad habits.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/08/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 I think @Nicole Chardenet would enjoy this!
    Randall Burns
    04/08/2017 #25 Randall Burns
    #23 LMAO!! @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I guess I'll have to make you some "Cock-a-Leeky" soup sometime, (it's a "classic", Google it), It's delicious and I think that you might enjoy it. :-)
    Numo Quest
    04/08/2017 #24 Numo Quest
    Wow!!!! Hilarious. It's like people calling the 'Discrimination card' without them realizing they simply exist because of natural discrimination or those constant wave the 'Racist' flag, not understanding there is only ONE Race, 'Homo Sapiens', the world is getting more and more illiterate and ridiculous. Well Put Randal, many thanks. René C
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/08/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    OMG I couldn't stop laughing. I love your raw candor @Randall Burns. People use the F bomb more than they'd admit. As long as it not being used in a crude manner who cares?!! I once read an article this past year stating that people who use the F bomb during conversation tend to be of higher intelligence. I must have a pretty high IQ then - oh and you too LOL! People would be surprised how many Health Care Professionals that work with patients use the F bomb when away from the patients. Many off color jokes too because humor is necessary when you work in a profession that can have more down days than up and is very serious. I would imagine the stress of the kitchen could do the same on another level as you described quite well above.

    For the record, I've never eaten cock before... not to my knowledge and for those that just read this, get your head out of the gutter haha.
    Randall Burns
    04/08/2017 #22 Randall Burns
    #14 HaHa @Rick Delmonico I would have to say that is your prerogative to have your opinion, it is my choice as to whether I would allow you to have that much power over me to actually offend me. Kind of hard to have a debate, and be at a disadvantage, if I was that fickle. :-)
    Randall Burns
    04/08/2017 #21 Randall Burns
    #17 Anytime!@Melissa Hefferman :-)
    Randall Burns
    04/08/2017 #20 Randall Burns
    #16 LOL, Thanks @David B. Grinberg I don't mind if you mention President Trump, he's not my president. :-)
    Randall Burns
    04/08/2017 #19 Randall Burns
    #13 HaHa! @Phil Friedman Thanks for the feedback!
    Randall Burns
    04/08/2017 #18 Randall Burns
    #12 Thank You Rick, interesting read, (I'm still reading it)
    Melissa Hefferman
    04/08/2017 #17 Anonymous
    I re-read to make sure I didn't miss my own point. Lemme see, and I will reiterate that I Love your writing @randall and you are a Funny man. But, 0 out of 9 woman liked and commented on this article save foolish me. Why? Your intent aside, Corporate America is not that different from a kitchen and you can suck my balls master chief. Peace out.
    David B. Grinberg
    04/08/2017 #16 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for a good belly laugh, Randall. However, on a serious note I agree with you that political correctness has run amok -- especially in the USA. I believe this helps partially explain the angry backlash by voters who helped elect President Trump. They were mad as hell about all the PC BS over the past eight years and just couldn't take it anymore. Now, before people crucify me for mentioning the current American President, please note my intention is simply to make a point -- so stop being do darn politically correct!
    PS - This sounds to me like a buzz @Jim Murray would appreciate. What say you, JimBob?
    Melissa Hefferman
    04/08/2017 #15 Anonymous
    Well I've read and genuinely enjoyed your writing as you know since I said hello, let me be the big breasted redhead on the thread for your entertainment. I was a waitress once and that cook, mmmm, 'wayne gretzky I fucked him ohhhhh!' Now, I'm going to quote a dear friend of mine, don't take it personally, I am a fan of your tounge and cheek writing: ". Listen, I'm glad you found someone you can identify with, someone who can help you release all of that vile shit you keep bottled up because society is "too sensitive." You know what I call that? Racism. Sexism. Idiocy. Society isn't too sensitive. You're just full of hate and it has never been okay (in the past or in the present) to say such things to your fellow human beings."
  10. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    PHOTO QUOTE: Dominique 🐝 Petersen
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    How 'bout a slice of blueberry cheesecake? Dominique 🐝 Petersen
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    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    31/07/2017 #2 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    MY FOOD PHOTOGRAPHY
    Today is NATIONAL CHEESECAKE DAY
    My favourite—Blueberry!
    SANDRA CORREA VASQUEZ
    26/04/2017 #1 SANDRA CORREA VASQUEZ
    ✨ ☀️🌊♥❤️💙 yummi, yummi :)
  12. ProducerPuneet Srivastava
    Last mango of the season
    Last mango of the seasonIts farewell July… meaning, another mango season coming to its end! Sadly… :( This week the supplies were even weaker, yet thankfully, last week, there were at least 3 major varieties that could be found in the market here in Mumbai and hence...
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    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    06/08/2017 #38 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I have to agree with @Lisa Vanderburg. I am salivating over this delicious Buzz.
    Puneet Srivastava
    06/08/2017 #37 Puneet Srivastava
    #36 Thank you @Lisa Vanderburg for your kind words and liking the story. I read your profile & saw you are doing an immense work. Feel truly proud to have got connected with someone like you. A care-givers work is simply infinite. I know. A 100 salutes to you! I teach meditation using customized meditative exercises. If you think it may help you in any way, pls do let know. It would be an honour to teach you. Thanks once again. Good wishes & Gud day... :cheers ) .
    Lisa Vanderburg
    05/08/2017 #36 Lisa Vanderburg
    What a delicious buzz @Puneet Srivastava...my mouth salivates! Kallimulla Khan's tree sounds like the fruit of life - the collage to end all collages! He has to be an expert-grafter! Such an enjoyable feast you have left us her - many thanks!
    Puneet Srivastava
    02/08/2017 #35 Puneet Srivastava
    #34 wow... so lovely... enjoy... :) Gud wishes @Kristen Edens :)
    Kristen Edens
    01/08/2017 #34 Kristen Edens
    Hello @Puneet Srivastava. Thanks for tagging me. Funny thing--I just returned from the market and was tempted by a beautiful display of mangos. I bought 2 of each variety and now have your wonderful guide to impress my family!
    Vincent  🐝 Manlapaz
    31/07/2017 #33 Vincent 🐝 Manlapaz
    Nice post. Thanks for tagging me.
    Lynda Spiegel
    31/07/2017 #32 Lynda Spiegel
    #4 thanks for tagging me - I'd have missed this otherwise. I LOVE mangoes and will check out the varieties on my next trip to India
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/07/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #25 Good thoughts sent your way too Puneet! :))
    Puneet Srivastava
    31/07/2017 #29 Puneet Srivastava
    #28 Thanks @Susan 🐝 Botello for liking. :)
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    30/07/2017 #28 Susan 🐝 Botello
    #5 @Puneet Srivastava Wow...you are a mango expert. Definitely a juicy article. ;) Thanks for the tag!
    Puneet Srivastava
    30/07/2017 #27 Puneet Srivastava
    #26 Thank u @Ken Boddie for reading, commenting & sharing. Australia has a much longer mango season... i believe it starts in August in the North & goes right upto March-April in the South. Plus you have that maroon mango :) I truly look to have those... so hopefully sometime in Australia... :) cheers...
    Ken Boddie
    30/07/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    Interesting to have you verify, Puneet, that the region which originally mastered
    the domestic cultivation of the modern majestic mango, some 4000 years ago, remains a mammoth mango mover. Here in Australia, we also love our domesticly grown mangos, but only have some five main varieties, with the practice of mango manipulation and munching only going back about two hundred years. Here's to mango madness! Thanks for the tag, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher 👍
    Puneet Srivastava
    30/07/2017 #25 Puneet Srivastava
    #23 no pun @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher ... can't even think of such a thing with you.... you truly inspired me to do this... thanks for sharing your experience. :) Gud wishes.
    Puneet Srivastava
    30/07/2017 #24 Puneet Srivastava
    #22 Thank u so much @Savvy Raj
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/07/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Puneet Srivastava, how sweet of you to dedicate this to me (sounds like a pun there). I love mangos! I remember the first time I ate Mango I was in my late 30's. My son made me a Mango smoothie with banana and Soy Milk, it was delicious. I had no idea there were so many varieties of Mangos and wow, Kallimulla Khan must be very smart to have developed over 300 varieties, that's amazing. The picture of the mango looks delectable. I bet @Ken Boddie would enjoy this too!
    Savvy Raj
    30/07/2017 #22 Savvy Raj
    Nice post on mangoes @Puneet Srivastava Sharing it right away 😊
    Puneet Srivastava
    30/07/2017 #21 Puneet Srivastava
    #14 Thank u @Lupita Reyes for reading & sharing. Good wishes.
    Puneet Srivastava
    30/07/2017 #20 Puneet Srivastava
    #13 wow... that's phenomenal... hope they ripe enough to be the sweetest of the season... :) Thank you for reading & sharing @Deborah Levine
    Puneet Srivastava
    30/07/2017 #19 Puneet Srivastava
    #12 Gud wishes... enjoy... Bon Appetit!!! :)
  13. stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Discover the trends & uses of UAVs and Drones in this infographics, Follow Game Of Drones Webseries by Qudron Inc (@Gabriel Bazzolo /Argentina) and read more on http://bit.ly/2vSShJhstephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
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    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    29/07/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Mirar mas sobre http://bit.ly/2v42RiX view more on MybeBeeTV !
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    29/07/2017 #1 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Descubre las tendencias y usos de los UAVs y Drones en esta infografía, Sigue a Game Of Drones Webseries de Qudron Inc (@Gabriel Bazzolo/ Argentina) y lee más en http://bit.ly/2vSShJh
  14. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    1940s - GROUCHO MARX
    "Lydia, the Tattooed Lady" is a song written by Yip Harburg and Harold Arlen. It first appeared in the Marx Brothers movie At the Circus (1939) and became one of Groucho Marx's signature tunes.
    Lydia the Tattooed Lady
    Lydia the Tattooed Lady Groucho sings his signature song, "Lydia the Tattooed Lady," in At the...
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    Ignacio Orna
    29/07/2017 #2 Ignacio Orna
    Si alguien consigue el enlace de la Rana Gustavo cantándola en español, que aquí lo ponga. Gracias.
    Ignacio Orna
    29/07/2017 #1 Ignacio Orna
    Lidia ¡Oh! Lidia,
    conocen a Lidia
    Lidia la mujer tatuada...
    Que recuerdos de cuando esta canción la cantaba la rana Gustavo (Kermit) en la serie infantil "Los Teleñecos". Cuanto me pude reir.
  15. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    29/07/2017
    You just can't shake off this bracket!
    You just can't shake off this bracket!I recently came across an article in 'Interesting Engineering' on the 'Dougong' Bracket.  After checking that this wasn't a mis-spelling of the mammal (dugong, also affectionately known as a 'sea cow') which is found in Australian shallow...
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    Ken Boddie
    05/08/2017 #25 Ken Boddie
    #24 Didn't notice many temples in China or Japan with wings, Dean-san, nor with Vishnu in residence, but hey, Garuda/Dougong it is then. 🦅
    Dean Owen
    05/08/2017 #24 Dean Owen
    Huh! 30 years of living in and around these buildings and finally I learn a prominent talking point. It's funny how the title picture reminds me of Garuda.....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/07/2017 #23 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #18 Ah, I skipped the beer, went right for the wine. Just kidding. Hey nice to meet you Ken, I am a Photoholic too and my name is Lisa (I need emoticons, darnit) lol
    Ken Boddie
    31/07/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    #21 Thanks, Lada, but I am merely the facilitator. The detail belongs to Canon. 📷 🙂
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    30/07/2017 #21 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #11 I forgot to mention your beautiful photos full of details.
    Ken Boddie
    30/07/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    #19 Goes to prove, Joyce, that we don't always appreciate what we're looking at. It wasn't until I very recently stumbled across that article on the Dou Gong Bracket that I suddenly realised how complex was the detail on the photos I had previously taken. Thanks for the compliments. 👍
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    30/07/2017 #19 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Love the stunning photos and descriptions. A piece of history and architecture I knew nothing about. Thanks, Ken.
    Ken Boddie
    30/07/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #17 I trust, Lisa, that you weren't experiencing 'photo fancy' by looking at my pics through 'beer goggles'? 🤣
    Incidentally, my name is Ken and I'm a photoholic. 📷
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/07/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #10 I willz tries. Lol! I forgot to mention I love the photos @Ken Boddie. It must have been the booze?!
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    #8 Further to your Lego comment, Pascal, I once had my GP ask me how bad my pain was, on a scale of 1 to standing on a Lego. 😫
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #15 Ken Boddie
    #14 Thanks for the bonza comment, Gert. Real beaut! But, too true, blue, I wasn't trying to pull the wool over your eyes with slang. I just sometimes tend to forget that Aussie strine is a bit of a dingo's breakfast of words and idioms from beyond the black stump. And so, to avoid somebody dobbing me in for not being dinky-di with my choice of words, I had a Captain Cook at what Dr Google has to say about 'chippy', other than my intended reference to carpenter, and was reminded that it can also mean a fish and chip shop, a potato crisp, or a chipmunk, not to mention a lady who ..... well let's just say love's to love. Fair dinkum, Gert, I'll try to be more ridgy-didge with my choice of lingo next time. Meanwhile I'm absolutely stoked that you thought my post was a ripping yarn. 🤣
    Gert Scholtz
    29/07/2017 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Fascinating post on ancient craftsmanship. Your photo's and explanation are illuminating - the video shows how skill and engineering combine. Intriguing how the roofs maintain sturdiness and flexibility with this method. And now I know what the word "chippie" means! Thanks for the post Ken.
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    #9 Arigato gozaimasu, Numo.
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #12 Ken Boddie
    #8 Anyone who has stood on a Lego barefoot, Pascal, would agree with you. 😝
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #11 Ken Boddie
    #7 and all before chain saws or skill saws, Lada. 👷🏻
    Ken Boddie
    29/07/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    #5 Lisa, if I've told you once, I've told you a thousand times, lay off the booze! Ha, ha. 🤣
    Numo Quest
    29/07/2017 #9 Numo Quest
    Then knowing this way of building is often over 2000 years old where many buildings still exist as time has stand still. Fascinating. Thanks a million for sharing Ken. Sayonara.
    Pascal Derrien
    29/07/2017 #8 Pascal Derrien
    Lego is overrated I would say 🈴 ⛺️ I am going to have an apple
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    29/07/2017 #7 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Thanks for another interesting Producer, Ken. I'm in awe with the ancient Chinese and Japanese builders and architects ingenuity. The video is great, and I learned the basics of this structural element. This interlocking assemblage of brackets mimics the tree with its branches.
    I'm particularly interested in dendriform structures, and this is a stunning example of such structural system that stood the test of time despite seismic activities throughout the centuries. And without nails, glue or any other joint fastener, just perfectly cut pieces of wood that fit perfectly one into another!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    29/07/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I'm feeling a bit off balance today ;-)
  16. Javier 🐝 beBee
    https://youtu.be/N-aK6JnyFmk
    California Dreamin - Mamas & The Papas
    California Dreamin - Mamas & The Papas California Dreaming by the Mamas and The Papas DOWNLOAD THE SONG: http://smarturl.it/clfd | The Mamas & The Papas greatest hits: http://smarturl.it/grtsthts...
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    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    28/07/2017 #4 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Mythical. I would like to know why it was chosen as a symbol against the vietnam war.
    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    28/07/2017 #3 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    1960s - THE MAMAS & THE PAPAS
    The song was written in 1963 while John Phillips and Michelle Phillips were living in New York. He dreamed about the song and woke her up to help him write it. At the time, John and Michelle Phillips were members of the folk group The New Journeymen, which evolved into The Mamas & The Papas.
    Roy Hummel🐝
    11/04/2017 #1 Roy Hummel🐝
    California Dreamin Tuesday
  17. Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    1950s - CONNIE FRANCIS
    "Lipstick on Your Collar" became the first uptempo Connie Francis single to reach the US Top Ten, peaking at No. 5 on the Billboard Hot 100 in July 1959. That summer the track also reached No. 3 in the UK Singles Chart, and became Francis' first Top Ten hit in Australia at No. 4. It sold over one million copies in the US alone.
    CONNIE FRANCIS ON TV: LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR (1959)
    CONNIE FRANCIS ON TV: LIPSTICK ON YOUR COLLAR (1959) Huge hit for Connie.....part of double-sided million-seller with...
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    Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    27/07/2017 #2 Dominique 🐝 Petersen
    #1 I believe the clip is from Dick Clark's Beech-Nut (gum) show. They probably passed out free packages to the kids as they entered the theatre. @Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    27/07/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Most of the kids in the audience are chewing gum! I wonder if they were given that to make them look more smiley. Great share, @Dominique 🐝 Petersen.
  18. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    21/07/2017
    “ But Your Grace, The Angels Will See Them.”    Wandering around Gaudi’s Barcelona.
    “ But Your Grace, The Angels Will See Them.” Wandering around Gaudi’s Barcelona.I am sitting on the terrace of my hotel on the La Rambla, Barcelona’s famous pedestrian walkway. It’s just on seven a.m., and the city has yet to stir from the previous night’s revelry. Looking westwards, through a forest of spindly...
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    Paul Walters
    06/08/2017 #41 Paul Walters
    #39 Thank you Randall High praise indeed
    Paul Walters
    06/08/2017 #40 Paul Walters
    #38 thanks judy
    Randall Burns
    31/07/2017 #39 Randall Burns
    Great article @Paul Walters
    Judy Olbrych
    26/07/2017 #38 Judy Olbrych
    @Paul Walters, Thank you for this inspiring story. I had seen photos but didn't know the background. My favorite part: Gaudi answering, "The angels will see them."
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    25/07/2017 #37 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #36 It certainly gives two fingers to conformity, Ken. Gaudi's nonconformist approach to architecture is evident in all his work.
    So much has been said and written about la Sagrada Familia and its creator. It's the world’s longest running construction project.
    In the 60's Le Corbusier was trying to modernize Gaudi’s designs, suggesting his work had become irrelevant. But his campaign had been fortunately unsuccessful. I wonder what the basilica would look like if the original design had been changed.
    Ken Boddie
    24/07/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    Closest I've been to Barcelona, Pak Paul, was on a sinking drilling ship in the Bay of Biscay. I must admit to having a matter of fact attitude towards large stony edifices, after having been overexposed to them and to their religious disorders from an early age. But this spike-ridden magnificence certainly grabs the attention, with its detail so copious as to appear from a distance as almost random. Wierd though it may sound, the aerial videos I have seen remind me of the multiple interlinked columns which remain in dispersive soil after prolonged erosion. This is certainly a structure which rises above its surroundings and gives two fingers to conformity. What say you, @Lada 🏡 Prkic?
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/07/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 6 mos w/out winters would be lovely! That would mean 12 mos w/out winter because you would stay in Bali the rest of the yr, right?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/07/2017 #34 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #31 Dear Paul, you are the revolutionary, I simply want to be an individual rebel :-) BTW Albert Camus I thought was very good at discerning a difference between the revolutionary and the rebel. Not that I buy into conspiracy theories but Camus's car crash does not feel like it was an accident, no more so when other rebels are lost to the world. Jesus was a pretty good dude in that respect a.k.a. as rebel rather than revolutionary. When the revolution comes I will be the first one against the wall, but I know Paul, you will make a lot of money for people who want to sell the T-Shirts :-)
    Paul Walters
    23/07/2017 #33 Paul Walters
    @ shelly Brown
    Brook Massey
    22/07/2017 #32 Brook Massey
    I love Barcelona. It is maybe my favorite city. Sagrada Familia is an amazing work of art. It's history makes it even more compelling.
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #31 Paul Walters
    #30 Fear not I can arrange said T Shirt to be suitably branded and run up for a fraction of the price!!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/07/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #24 If I ever go to Barcelona, it will not be as a tourist. I will get special "Gaudi Hates You" t-shirts - with a sub-heading of "bloody tourists" on the front side along with a picture of Johann Cruyff (because after all he was Dutch but loved by Catalans which introduces some implied irony) and a yellow and red striped flag with the blue triangle on the back that has the words L'estelada Blava Independentisme Català on the back which is a most Gaudi kind of thing to do :-) I can symbolically hear all of Royal Madrid grinding their collective teeth but the tourists won't be able to touch me, and as I come to Barcelona I will also ironically be protesting people like you :-) Then I will come to Bali to see you with a T-Shirt saying "Let me own land NO LEASE!"
    Pascal Derrien
    22/07/2017 #28 Pascal Derrien
    Great city for a stop over methinks :-)
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    #@Ian Weinberg Thanks Ian. I used to live in the Pyrenees in a time long ago just 40KM from Spain so kind of got to know it fairly well. There is perhaps much to say about Gaudi and 1200 words hardly does it/ him justice. Weird guy methinks no matter what his religious persuasion! Coin Toibin's delightful 'Homage To Barcelona' is a brilliant portrayal of the city . I'm convinced that Gaudi was 'on something' when he designed his buildings ....there I said it!!!!!
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #26 Paul Walters
    #21 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Hi Ho Lisa. In a time long ago I kind of 'dropped out ' ( what a quaint expression that was ) from my advertising career in London and essentially became a hippie/peasant/ farmer in the south of France in the foothills of the Pyrenees, Three years was kind of enough and we left for warmer climes. However, I always seem to return here every couple of years or so and, indeed I am here as I type this. There is talk of a taking small house in a village here for 6 months of the year ( lets skip the winters shall we?) Spain is a mere 40km away as the crow flies over the high Pyrenees. Its a nice place to write but then again we writers like to indulge ourselves!!
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #25 Paul Walters
    @Jerry Fletcher Thanks, hopefully I can add a few more to the list by way of a story!
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #24 Paul Walters
    #16 Ambitious to attempt a Gaudi piece in less than 1200 words! Would loved to have scribbled on about his fractious relationships with Picasso , Miro and Dali. Ah Spain, such a beautiful mix!!
    Paul Walters
    22/07/2017 #23 Paul Walters
    #22 @Lada 🏡 Prkic Many thanks ... I am truly humbled !!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    22/07/2017 #22 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Gaudi is one of my favorite architects of all time.
    @Paul Walters, you are one of my favorite travel writers of all time. :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/07/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    200 years?!! Wow, amazing it was built and so fascinating. Are you trying to tell us you may have found a new place to live one day sooner than not? Thanks for the info @Paul Walters View more
    200 years?!! Wow, amazing it was built and so fascinating. Are you trying to tell us you may have found a new place to live one day sooner than not? Thanks for the info @Paul Walters, quite interesting! Close
  19. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    19/07/2017
    Just a bizarre story....
    Dean Owen
    Photographer Broke Due to Copyright Lawsuit by Monkey
    petapixel.com Remember David Slater, the photographer whose camera was hijacked by a monkey and used for a series of selfies that went viral on the Internet? The...
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  20. ProducerStephanie Brookes
    Vibrant Jakarta – Alive And Kicking
    Vibrant Jakarta – Alive And KickingJakarta is full of colour, vibrancy and life.  At first glance it looks like a huge modern city with a towering skyline, however in the backstreets you will find a patchwork of small lanes called Jalan Tikus (which translates to “mouse street”)...
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    Kepulauan Seribu
    18/07/2017 #8 Kepulauan Seribu
    Jakarta is a very crowded city that is crowded with its people from various Provinces coming to Jakarta Capital City to work, vacation and sightseeing tour
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/07/2017 #7 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Stephanie Brookes thanks for sharing this information about Jakarta !
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/07/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #5 @Paul Walters ! I've been in Carcassonne! You are close to Spain! let me know if you come to Spain.
    Paul Walters
    17/07/2017 #5 Paul Walters
    Thanks for sharing this @Ken Boddie greetings from Carcassonne . It was actually @Stephanie Brookes who first introduced us to Jakarta when she was living there with @DAVID METCALF . Great city, shame about the traffic !
    Prisciliano (Nano) Fernandez
    17/07/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Interesante toda la información de Jakarta. Thanks
    Dean Owen
    17/07/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    Hey Ken-san thanks! And Stephanie-san (not to be confused with Stephanie Sun the Singaporean pop diva) thanks for the tour. I didn't like Jakarta the first time I visited and never returned. But thanks to your article and a recent one of Paul's, perhaps it is time to revisit the old town. This article did bring a warm fuzzy feeling back to me as I do miss living on a Jalan.
    Ken Boddie
    17/07/2017 #1 Ken Boddie
    Jakarta is probably my least favourite Indo city, Stephanie, for more reasons than politeness permits, but your well written travelogue makes it appealing. Greatly improved brand spanking new airport and some world standard shopping malls make it popular with the ladies in my extended Indo family, but oh the traffic and the smog and .......
    One of the best things in Jakarta for me is the road to Puncak. 🤣
  21. ProducerBarbara Henslee

    Barbara Henslee

    15/07/2017
    Lions and hawks and owls, oh my!
    Lions and hawks and owls, oh my!I live in a semi-rural neighborhood in Magnolia, Texas on an acre and a half.  I absolutely love it here.  Close enough to city-life yet far enough from city-life depending on the mood I'm in.  If anyone read my "The Intruder" story, then you know...
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    Louise Smith
    22/07/2017 #15 Louise Smith
    @Barbara Henslee Just like @Ken Boddie (we live in the same city) I have a lot of wildlife in my garden. I live one block away from Enoggera Army Barracks so have more cougars. I think this has a different meaning though in this situation. There's been lots of building in the barracks for the last few years so wildlife habitat is destroyed. Some of the animals moved into my neighbourhood. Particularly annoying is the Bush Turkey that scares my chooks to death and eats their food. So now my chooks have a wire enclosed area to be safe. There are a lot of plovers nick named Murder Birds as their cry sounds like someone being killed. They are very shy but at night come right up to my house crying at 2am ! Not the best way to be woken up!
    I have too many possums, lizards, gekkos, the occasional carpet python snake and about 30 species of birds. I live 8km from the City centre !
    There's a lot of green areas in Brisbane.
    Barbara Henslee
    17/07/2017 #14 Barbara Henslee
    #13 @Jerry Fletcher The eagles are magnificent birds to see. We had an office for a couple of years by a man-made lake (only a few miles from the house) and we'd watch them from afar. I don't see them here at the house unfortunately. I'm much happier living closer to nature than living the city life. It's a choice we made almost 20 years ago with zero regrets. ☺
    Jerry Fletcher
    17/07/2017 #13 Jerry Fletcher
    Barbara,,,Near a city but far enough away to be part of nature. Those of us that live that way just have to get used to the idea of critters sharing the area. We've had bald eagles in the Fir trees in the back yard and a white ibis spearing frogs in our tiny water feature. Owls and hawks are about all the time and infrequently we hear of mountain lions and bobcats. And every couple years a brown or black bear wanders he length of Forest Park into Portland.
    Barbara Henslee
    17/07/2017 #12 Barbara Henslee
    #3 @Ken Boddie and Bill, more stories on the way!
    Barbara Henslee
    16/07/2017 #11 Barbara Henslee
    #8 So true @Chas ✌️ Wyatt! "Cougar" sounds much better. I'd sign your petition" :-)
    Barbara Henslee
    16/07/2017 #10 Barbara Henslee
    #7 Thanks Lisa! I'll bet there are still mountain lions there....they are just rarely seen, the stealthy beauties. We don't have bears in my neck of the woods, I would have freaked way out if I was her!
    Barbara Henslee
    16/07/2017 #9 Barbara Henslee
    #5 Thanks Joanne...I could write a book on the experiences we've had on our little plot of land over the last 17 years. I'll share more here, for sure. Most clashes occurred when our late Labrador Retriever was in charge. R&B's Pistol Packin' "Buddy" was bred to hunt, although we are not hunters. Buddy was our companion only, but his genes must have longed for the hunt of his predecessors, like his Champion grand-daddy "Pistol Pete." I cannot count how many critters he "exterminated" while on the job. I miss him terribly. 105 pounds of pure muscle; a gentle giant unless someone or something trespassed. Many a critter paid the ultimate price. The dogs I have now chase, but never catch anything. I'm not even sure they would know what to do if they did. Ha!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    16/07/2017 #8 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #4 "Cougar" is so much more appealing in nomenclature than "Diry Old Man". I petition for the designation of "Grey Wolf" for men in our culture.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/07/2017 #7 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great photos! I caught a photo close up of an Owl a few years ago. I have seen hawks swoop down and pick up rabbits not far from me. I live in a city neighborhood in Pennsylvania. We have bobcats but they say Mountain Lions aka: as cougars have not lived in the area since the 1800's. Many people say they have seen them. My daughter went for a light hike on her property and came upon a bear, she actually took a picture of it. I would have freaked lol. Keep those dogs safe!
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    16/07/2017 #6 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Great story here, much enjoyed!! Ready for more😊😊😊😊👍👍👍👍🐝🐝🐝🐝
    Joanne Gardocki
    16/07/2017 #5 Joanne Gardocki
    Wow, chills. What an incredible gift to see animals in the wild; grateful there have been no clashes. It is a delicate balance of respect and caution knowing the wild live outside your door. Thank you for sharing the experience.
    Barbara Henslee
    16/07/2017 #4 Barbara Henslee
    Ha! The two-legged cougars are much more dangerous!
    Ken Boddie
    16/07/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    I just love these stories of personal experiences with wild life, Barbara. I also have regular bird and animal visitors where I live 'down under' in South-East Queensland, but the only 'cougars' we have here tend to prey solely on the younger menfolk. 🤣
    Glad that the owls in your neighbourhood are plentiful. I have always been worried that they don't have the wit to woo. 😕
    Barbara Henslee
    16/07/2017 #2 Barbara Henslee
    Aside from lions, hawks and lions, we have some great pics of Pileated Woodpeckers, Dove and more. Owls are my favorites. I'll have to produce a honey showing all the fabulous birds I have out here. Oh the stories of racoons, opossoms and bunny I could tell. And, maybe I will.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    15/07/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    How fabulous that you have all of these beautiful creatures to watch and enjoy (except for the creepies). Owls are such magnificent birds and interesting to watch. Thank you for sharing your beautiful photos and keep a careful eye out for Big Kitty.
  22. ProducerChas ✌️ Wyatt
    Postmodern Tales from Kauai
    Postmodern Tales from Kauai"Looking North to Hanalei" ©1978 by Chas Wyatt, Watercolor and Ink on Paper"No alien land in all the world has any deep strong charm for me but that one, no other land  could so longingly and so beseechingly haunt me, sleeping and waking, through...
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    Pascal Derrien
    02/08/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    Wow that was an epic read as I sat comfortably with my green tea next to me :-) Brilliant writing I felt like I was attending a people fest !!! And the visuals man they are brilliant not the first I see your graphic skills but I really really like those ones. Its funny because it is a part of the world I don't know but that I am attracted to it for some reasons beyond my own comprehension.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    18/07/2017 #16 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #15@Sarah Elkins, There are many more details I could have elaborated on from this experience, but, I figured it was long-winded enough and didn't expect it get many views because of the length. Like your experience in New Zealand, it had a huge impact on my life. My current station in life doesn't allow for such adventures, even though I am open to the possibility. I did go for a short jaunt up a favorite river in the National Forest this weekend just to get away from the routine, however. I am glad you read this, as you are one of the people I especially wanted to view it.
    Sarah Elkins
    18/07/2017 #15 Sarah Elkins
    What an incredible memory you have, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt! You could write 4 posts from the stories in this post, just slow them down add more detail about your experiences. I wonder why we are so much more attached to the adventures of our youth, than the adventures later in life. Though I can continue to write about my hitchhiking adventure in New Zealand, and I know it had huge impact on my life, I also love to reminisce about more recent adventures with my family. I think it's about being curious. As long as we keep that curiosity along with an adventurous spirit, there's no reason to place all of the importance in our past. Thoughts on that?
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    16/07/2017 #14 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #13 Thank you @Ken Boddie, Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" echoed the emotional turmoil I was going through in 1977. It was incidentally released the day after my birthday.
    Ken Boddie
    16/07/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    Moments in time and true tales of life, Chas, are, for me at least, what should be the basis of this community of writers. If more bees wrote with such heartfelt reality and opened their soul like you have in this post, then we would all be better off. Those who proffer their self proclaimed expert advice, on all manner of activities on this platform, would do well to improve their credibility by personifying their journey.
    Incidentally I note we share a passion for Fleetwood Mac in addition to the Eagles. 🎸🎹
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    15/07/2017 #12 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Just a shout out to all the wonderful Bees who have shared, commented and marked as relevant my story. I am usually on beBee very early in the morning (Pacific time in the U.S.), so I don't see all the activity by other Bees until then. Sometimes I miss things. Bless you all.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/07/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg
    What I journey I've had - watching through your eyes, feeling every bump and scrape, the moments of sheer peace that only a soul can know, the taste of those oranges...just fabulous! Thanks for letting us be there and experience with you!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/07/2017 #10 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for sharing this inspiring and colorful journey of life @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/07/2017 #9 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    This is a remarkable tale, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, both in the way you've described details that create landscapes in my mind and for the way you've enlivened the journey with all sorts of human energies.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    14/07/2017 #6 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #5 @Dean Owen, Thank you. It is Mt. Wai'ale'ale that is so wet. It is basically a swamp with a lake in the middle of it that feeds the numerous waterfalls.
    Dean Owen
    14/07/2017 #5 Dean Owen
    Travel writing enhanced with personal watercolours and not square pixels - now that is luxurious ! It is a beautiful speck of dirt although I would have liked to have known it back then. In the 90's it was a regular hop for me from Tokyo and I was strangely drawn to the brochures that claimed it was the wettest place on the planet, a tall claim to someone coming from England. The weather was always perfect. Beautifully written.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    14/07/2017 #4 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #2 @Shelley Brown, thank you for taking the time to read it. I appreciate it.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    14/07/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #1@Don 🐝 Kerr, some of the more personal aspects were hard for me to divulge. I was encouraged by what you had written.
    Shelley Brown
    13/07/2017 #2 Shelley Brown
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Thank you so much for this colorful, joyful and beautifully crafted journey. I appreciate being taken away from the present to catch of glimpse of a place I've never been, a cast of amazing characters and slice of a time in your life.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    13/07/2017 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Nice recounting of your time in paradise - all its warts and everything.
  23. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    3 WAYS TO ALMOST GUARANTEE YOUR WRITING WILL MAKE A BAD FIRST IMPRESSION
    3 WAYS TO ALMOST GUARANTEE YOUR WRITING WILL MAKE A BAD FIRST IMPRESSIONAs a copy editor, I read and edit others’ words to help them look and sound as smart as they are.Over the last 25 years, I have seen many ways of succeeding and sadly, a few things that almost guarantee readers will be turned off before they get...
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    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    15/07/2017 #19 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #16 Thanks, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee -- we all learn from each other, right?
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    15/07/2017 #18 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #17 Thanks for that humor, @Barbara Henslee! And yes, @Ken Boddie often cracks me up too.
    Barbara Henslee
    15/07/2017 #17 Barbara Henslee
    Great buzz, Susan. I am guilty of using way too many commas and semi-colons. Grammarly shows me that all.the.time. :-) I once read an email at work that started off with "Hell everyone!" Gave me a good chuckle. I'm sure it gave the other 500 people a chuckle as well. @ken-boddie I was taking a sip of my coffee when I read your comment. I now have to change shirts. ha!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    15/07/2017 #16 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Always enjoy your insights.
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    14/07/2017 #15 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #9 As always, @David B. Grinberg, you give more than you get. I appreciate your taking the time to comment, especially as I see your comments all over the Internet -- when do you sleep?
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    14/07/2017 #14 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #10 That's called life, @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt! We're always finding bad habits to change, right?
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    14/07/2017 #13 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    #11 Oh sure, @Ken Boddie, blame poor autocorrect! Thanks for a great laugh early (for me) this morning!
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #11 Ken Boddie
    As stated by others, "English can be best understood through tough thorough thought, though." More great tits from the Grandma Godless ...... what the? I'm so, so sorry, Susan. Damned Autocorrect! 🙁
    Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    14/07/2017 #10 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt
    Thank you for the tips.

    Now for the hard part of undoing some bad habits :)
    David B. Grinberg
    14/07/2017 #9 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for these great tips, Susan, which are very helpful. You always have such important insights and valuable advice to share about grammar, writing and editing. No wonder why YOU are beBee's resident Grammar Goddess! A well deserved title.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    14/07/2017 #8 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    Great advice, Susan. I like your website - very professional. Sharing.
    Rick Delmonico
    14/07/2017 #7 Rick Delmonico
    The exchange rate of ideas is infinite.
    Flourishing has a rhythm.
    Meaning is a nested hierarchy of metaphors.
    If you are waiting for something to happen, it is happening. You're just standing in the wrong place.
    The world has become a much smaller place, there is no longer room for hatred.
    Beware of the man whose extraordinary claims end in a sales pitch.
    Great souls have always stood at the crossroads pointing the way, but it is the folly of men that they love the sound of their own voice.
    The surest cure for selfishness is to continually practice random acts of kindness.
    Knowledge dilutes imagination.
    The problem with opinions is other people.
    Even though people are the problem, in the end, it is people that matter most.
    Religion is doing, spirituality is being.
    It is better to belong to something than to own everything.
    To hate is to remember, to love is to forget.
    All men should live in peace with one another whenever possible.
    The most valuable thing you own is your heart. Guard it well.
    Love is a curious madness.
    Being happy is not automatically guaranteed, you have to work at it.
    Joy is so deeply rooted in our souls that it is not tossed about by the waves of circumstance.
    There is nothing quite so sexy as good old fashioned enthusiasm.
    The benefit of being friends will vastly outweigh the benefit of being enemies.
    There is no such thing as constructive criticism, do not criticize, encourage.
    A worthy legacy is the irrevocable consequence of dreaming.
    https://www.academia.edu/33875631/Easily_Digestible_Philosophy
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    13/07/2017 #4 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Thanks so much for sharing my post here, @Don Philpott! I really appreciate it.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/07/2017 #3 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    #2 For sure!
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    13/07/2017 #2 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Thanks for sharing the post, @Renée 🐝 Cormier! I hope others learn, too. We all help each other, don't we?
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/07/2017 #1 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    You tell 'em, Susie girl!
  24. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    13/07/2017
    What's the Diff?
    What's the Diff?A hilarious recent post by one of my favourite bees, Paul Walters, on his initial dream of leading an ambassadorial life, in the salubrious and lavish way to which we could all become too easily accustomed, got me thinking about what the heck we're...
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    Ken Boddie
    25/07/2017 #52 Ken Boddie
    #51 Florence for me was marbelous, but if I'd seen your little shop I'd have loved to just quickly 'duck' inside 🦆
    Pascal Derrien
    24/07/2017 #51 Pascal Derrien
    Thanks for the shout out Uncle @Ken Boddie Woden Ducky that's actually an interesting mention as I was recently in Florence no later than last week and immersed by all the Da Vinci, Michael and other geniuses I found myself just fascinated by a rubber ducky shop, now Da Vinci did not invent the Rubber Duck which is in my eyes a major visionary mishap on that note couac couac , coin coin etc....

    https://www.facebook.com/florenceduckstore/
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    17/07/2017 #50 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    #33 💐 🌸Thank you. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and feel better soon.
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #49 Ken Boddie
    #44 An Enterprising response Captain Chas. 🚀
    Aleta Curry
    14/07/2017 #48 Aleta Curry
    #47 Oh, you've met them, huh? :D
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #47 Ken Boddie
    #41 On reflection, Aleta, perhaps the War Department should be run by your Country Womens' Association? 🤣😂🤣
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #46 Ken Boddie
    #42 The three 'R's Lada ..... readin', ritin', rithmetic. Hope that adds up? 🤣.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/07/2017 #45 Sara Jacobovici
    #43 It's a team effort @Ken Boddie. Glad to be part of this team.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    14/07/2017 #44 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Warp Drive.
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #43 Ken Boddie
    #40 how could I have left out @Sara Jacobovici (without the 'h')? Just as well @Gert Scholtz is keeping wicket while I'm fooling around at 'silly mid-on'. 😂
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    14/07/2017 #42 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #36 I read too much. That's why I have no time for writing. 😀
    Aleta Curry
    14/07/2017 #41 Aleta Curry
    Hilarious as usual, @Ken Boddie. Thanks for the mention among such illustrious company - and of course, thanks always for the chuckle!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/07/2017 #40 Sara Jacobovici
    Enjoyed this classic @Ken Boddie buzz! Thanks. As always, insightful, informative and very creatively funny! A bonus to read the comments it inspires.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/07/2017 #39 Sara Jacobovici
    #10 Great additions @Gert Scholtz, flattered (enjoyed) and grateful to be included!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/07/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #37 CAN YOU HEAR ME NOW? LOL. Thanks, me too... I haven't had one of these since I was 19 years old. I did read your link, I'm just short on commenting because my ear pain is causing brain fog. Fantastic explanation of a brand ambassador Ken. Twitter has been beneficial for me getting the word out and I've had friends join from FB too, they just haven't stayed around long enough to become active. I need to find a way to entice them back and believe me, I've tried. I live in a small town and I've found on facebook many people are so hooked on my friends list because they use it strictly for social purposes and don't seem to want to try new things. I keep working on them though!
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #37 Ken Boddie
    #33 I hear you, Lisa. Sorry ..... I HEAR YOU!!!!! 📣 Hope you get better soon. 👳🏻‍♀️
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    #32 I do believe, Lada, you are the only one who opened that link. I can always trust you to dot the i's and cross the t's. Engineers rule! 😀
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    #20 tch tch, David! Surely rhyme rather than alliteration for that example? Although I have been known to dabble in both. 😄
    Ken Boddie
    14/07/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #19 Wonder Dog beats Walking Dead for Friday Frolics, Dean-San. Just remember "nil illegitimus carborundum". 🤣
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/07/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    The picture, priceless. Love your sense of humor @Ken Boddie. Good timing as I'm suffering from a very painful ear infection right now, so this was a welcome laugh/smile. I love how you weaved names in & Paul Walters buzz. Thanks for the mention and yes @Gert Scholtz is very generous as is @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. All of you rock!
  25. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    09/07/2017
    So, What Exactly Is A beBEE Ambassador?
    So, What Exactly Is A beBEE Ambassador? Ok, I live for perhaps seven months of the year in Bali and for the remainder of the time I travel for both work or pleasure which really, when you think about it is really cool !When management and I first moved to Bali It was I who was tasked with...
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    Randall Burns
    17/07/2017 #53 Randall Burns
    #5 Right On! @Javier 🐝 beBee So where can we get those flags from?
    Randall Burns
    17/07/2017 #52 Randall Burns
    Thank You so much @Paul Walters , I've been going through the same dilemma over the past few weeks; what do I wear? what do I eat? What new acronyms will have to follow my name? (ending with the classical "Esq"). It's been a real turmoil boiling down to the bottom line of, "Oh shit, I just hope I don't fuck up!".

    Your post has eased my mind greatly, I'll be back on track and in the groove soon, (will be cancelling those extra appointments with my 3 therapists now and I think that @Ian Weinberg will appreciate me not calling him at all hours of the night leaving inane voice messages).

    Thanks Buddy! :-)
    Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    13/07/2017 #51 Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Such a fun post, @Paul Walters, and I thank @Ken Boddie for mentioning it in his recent silly and fun post -- with that picture!

    Hmmmm. A beBee flag. That could be fun as well, and I never thought of it. @Javier 🐝 beBee? Whaddya think?
    Paul Walters
    12/07/2017 #50 Paul Walters
    #49 @Lisa Vanderburg many thanks
    Lisa Vanderburg
    12/07/2017 #49 Lisa Vanderburg
    What? Not so much as jar of honey? I have my husband's mankini if you need somewhere to put that flag...shall I send it?
    Fabulously fun buzz @Paul Walters!
    Paul Walters
    11/07/2017 #48 Paul Walters
    #46 @Shelley Brown Thanks Ms Brown
    Paul Walters
    11/07/2017 #47 Paul Walters
    How about this one @Don 🐝 Kerr ?
    Shelley Brown
    11/07/2017 #46 Shelley Brown
    @Paul WaltersThis is a delicious read! Thank you for all of the gems strung together to make this dazzling statement piece.
    Bengt Hahlin
    11/07/2017 #45 Bengt Hahlin
    Hi Paul,

    Well, I for once think your demands are very ”modest”. I mean considering the very strenuous working conditions (standing up all that time), and the obvious health risks involved in drinking so much “vintage champagne”; you should at least also have demanded hardship allowance and a stellar medical insurance to go with that.

    The way you describe it, it must be at least a category E according to the UN classification. In addition, you also would very likely qualify for hazard pay too.

    It is tough being an diplomat you know. Especially for beBee.
    Jerry Fletcher
    11/07/2017 #44 Jerry Fletcher
    I feel like I've wandered into Alice's tea party. Crazy Thought: Is there an entrepreneur in the house who could come up with beBee Ambassador flags for automobile at a reasonable price? I'd buy a pair. I keep envisioning them on all kinds of cars from ancient VWs to elegant Lamborghinis. Can you imagine the impact?
    Ian Weinberg
    10/07/2017 #43 Ian Weinberg
    #34 It actually stands for 'Why Drive' @Ken Boddie because in our part of the world you are encouraged, with effective persuasion to give up your smart vehicles at some notorious intersections. And I know that this will make you green with envy @Paul Walters but in these parts @Gert Scholtz and I just needed to look ambassadorial, hang out near where we met at the Zoo Lake (stone's throw from the Gupta compound) and 'whala' before we could say 'beBee' we had lit up the Dark Content in a golden honey hue!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/07/2017 #42 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Reading your buzzes I @Paul Walters it is your words travelling as well. You move from a topic to another with smoothness and without making the reader feel interrupted.
    How many beBee ambassadors have this unique talent?
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    10/07/2017 #40 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Dean San as much as I love cars and know nothing about them. I doubt the Amby would survive a road trip.
    Dean Owen
    10/07/2017 #39 Dean Owen
    #38 Now would be a great little project and a great car for a roadtrip as I suspect getting parts in case of a breakdown is pretty easy. I'm coming!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    10/07/2017 #38 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #37 I am planning to buy one Dean San when I go home now if I get a good one. Its about a 1000 to 1500 dollars or less an average one. But there'll be a alot of rework. I’m planning to exploit the services of a childhood mechanic friend for the remodelling 🤣😉 What are friends for?
    Dean Owen
    10/07/2017 #37 Dean Owen
    #36 Oh yes, I remember you rode ambassador class to school not so long ago! :) Now wouldn't one suit Paul down to a T.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    10/07/2017 #36 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #15 Aww my favorite bee is here I agree with him on an Indian Amby instead and @Paul Walters what happened to my application of enjoying the above said perks as your travel buddy ambassador 😉😉😉
    I imagined how the royal font and tinged with gold ink on my business card would look and just love it. Perhaps a golden beBee symbol in the back or the top corner. Sighhh! Of all the above the business card is doable I guess?
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/07/2017 #35 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #34 I am, as you put it yourself, 'fictional' dear Ken,
    I rear my noddle, every now and then;
    A responder bee, that's me,
    Forever footloose and fancy free.
    Thankee.
    ;)
    Ken Boddie
    10/07/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    [continued from below]
    Words of Discipline (what you may expect from Susan 🐝 Rooks, Grammar Goddess, if you don't carefully check your draft before publishing); or
    What's Doing (words of salutation for bees who don't fit into any of the previous fictional categories, such as @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, and former bee DLE from T&T).
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