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  1. Randall Burns

    Randall Burns

    24/06/2017
    Somewhere in Manitoba...

    Broken Vacuum

    One day a wife tells her husband:

    "Joe, you could do something useful, like vacuum the house once a week.”

    Joe gives it a moment's thought and says: "Sure! Why not? Where's the vacuum?" Half an hour later, Joe comes into the kitchen to get some coffee.

    His wife says, "I didn't hear the vacuum running. I thought you were going to do the vacuuming?"

    Exasperated, Joe answers, "The stupid thing is broken; it won't start. We need to buy a new one."

    "Really?"
    she says, "Show me -- it worked fine the last time."

    So he shows her. (
    Grandpa tries to start vacuum cleaner
    Grandpa tries to start vacuum cleaner Δημιούργησα αυτό το βίντεο με το Πρόγραμμα επεξεργασίας βίντεο του YouTube...
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    Ken Boddie
    25/06/2017 #3 Ken Boddie
    Mmmmh..... Bet he didn't check if it had fuel, assuming of course that it runs on Polish spirit or Irish whiskey. Now that I've offended all the Poles and Paddys on beBee, Randy, I'll just nip outdoors and finish cutting the lawn with scissors as penance. 🤣😂🤣
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    24/06/2017 #2 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Only in Manitoba. They Rock'n'Rolllllll for sure @Randall Burns Once you go Manitoba, you never go back!
  2. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    18/06/2017
    Comments from 1955
    Comments from 1955Comments made in the year 1955, not sure where I got this but it is fun to look back. 'I'll tell you one thing if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00. Have you seen the new cars coming...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/06/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #5 Couldn't agree more about many who are self-serving today running for Office.
    I remember when my mom used to send me to the store and bread was 10 cents a loaf... I remember when cigarettes were 50 cents out of the machine. Naw, I never smoked... not me LOL.
    Gas 50 cents a gallon and that was in the 70's.
    Yes, with wages and inflation prices will always rise. It's still amazing to look back.

    @Ken Boddie, great research, I had no idea McDonalds opened their first establishment then!
    Royce Shook
    19/06/2017 #8 Royce Shook
    #2 Joyce, I remember we rented our first house after we were married for about $40 a month, and we moved out when they raised the rent to $50.
    Royce Shook
    19/06/2017 #7 Royce Shook
    #4 Living in Canada the first MacDonalds was not open until 1967 and in the 50's there were not a lot of fast food places where we lived. I too embrace change and believe like you Ken that I should be in charge of what I embrace. Nutrition is still a big issue for many of us, and we sometimes forget that this has not always been the way. I did not know any of the information you added to the post, thank you
    Royce Shook
    19/06/2017 #6 Royce Shook
    #3 I also remember when cigarettes were that cheap, but when all my friends started smoking at university, I had to choose between smoking and having money for food. You are right, Susan we still have the same complaints about high prices, and some still complain when they raise the minimum wage. Prices were high when you consider the average wage, but I think we were luckier because many of us had a bigger support network back then.
    Royce Shook
    19/06/2017 #5 Royce Shook
    #1 Lisa I agree it is tough running your own business, and I believe that maybe in 1955 the best did run for office, but today many who run for office, are more self-serving. We think costs have gone up, but in those days the average yearly wage was only $3,301.44, so while we look back and think wow prices were low, for those working those costs were still high.
    Ken Boddie
    18/06/2017 #4 Ken Boddie
    This appeals to my Scots heritage, Royce, and so, your list inspired me to do a bit of research. As a consequence of this, wasn't 1955 such a great year for nutrition? - NOT!

    - Bird's Eye fish fingers were first marketed;
    - Coca Cola was sold in cans, instead of just bottles; and
    - McDonalds opened its first eating establishment.

    I'm willing to embrace change (after about 62 years or so), but, for goodness sake, let me choose what I embrace! 😝
    Susan 🐝 Rooks
    18/06/2017 #3 Susan 🐝 Rooks
    The more things change, the more things stay the same -- prices have gone up, but we still about most of the same things!

    And I do remember cigarettes costing about a dollar a few years later, when I first started smoking -- that was A LOT of money in the early '60s!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    18/06/2017 #2 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I remember the rent for our large apartment was $11.00 a week. Holy crap!!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/06/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Holy crap! 2.00/night for a hotel? Wow, these are amazing. It's like the movie, "Back to the future." This one stood out, "Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government." Being self employed, we do pay over 30% in taxes along with 100 % for our health care premium each month, WC & Liability.... and more. SO, being in business for yourself is not always what it appears. Must love doing what you do. As for the rest of the comments you posted above, I wonder what people will be saying 20 years from now? Amazing. Thanks for sharing this.
  3. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    17/06/2017
    Negative People
    Negative PeopleMy thanks to Patti for this one!This is something to think about when negative people are doing their best to rain on your parade. So remember this story the next time someone who knows nothing and cares less tries to make your life miserable.A...
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    Ken Boddie
    17/06/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    Just loved the corkscrew twist at the end, Royce. 😊
    Pascal Derrien
    17/06/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Thats a great one :-) Made me smile :-)
  4. ProducerNeil Smith

    Neil Smith

    16/06/2017
    Owl Encounters.
    Owl Encounters.Written for the newly revised Charles Camping Website. www.charlescamping.ie Kilmacthomas, County Waterford. Ireland. For anyone camping or caravanning around Waterford or Kilkenny this summer and looking for things to do then here is one...
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    Neil Smith
    16/06/2017 #2 Neil Smith
    #1 Really recommend giving them a call if you're back again. They really love their birds and are real enthusiasts about them.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/06/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    I was in county Waterford no later than two weeks ago :-) I missed that one :-)
  5. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    16/06/2017
    Pic of the Day 3
    Pic of the Day 3"Siddhartha"   Although "Sid" has been gone for a couple of years now I have to look back and say that he was absolutely one of my favorites. We had him for 12 years, adopted stray when he was a pup on Tortola, B.V.I, he traveled everywhere with us,...
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    Barbara Henslee
    20/06/2017 #19 Barbara Henslee
    Such a handsome boy. Sid has soulful eyes and a sweet expression. I'll bet he will be first to meet you at that big beach in the sky. Our dogs are our family. Thank you for sharing him with us.
    Ken Boddie
    18/06/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    On reflection, Randy, Siddhartha appears to be an appropriate name for man's best friend, no doubt caught here in meditative mood? Isn't it so amazing that our doggy friends respond to our love and affection with such unique faithfulness, only asking for food and drink in return? Our pets leave us with such fond memories, that stay with us well after they pass.
    Incidentally, it's just as well my human family and friends don't realise how much they could achieve by scratching me behind the ears and rubbing my tummy? 😊
    sam kinteh
    18/06/2017 #17 sam kinteh
    hello how are tyou doing today
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/06/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Sid was beautiful. We lost our cocker spaniel when she was just 7 yrs old from cancer. I had a hard time with that. Now, I have a 14 year old Boston Terrier and he became ill while we were on vacation. My biggest fear was not being here if he had passed. He's rebounded a lot but he's not himself. I'm sure his age is catching up to him and I don't like to think about losing the little man. What great memories Sid left you with!!
    Louise Smith
    18/06/2017 #15 Louise Smith
    I lived at Currumbin, Gold Coast , Queensland Australia until my mid 20's. I used to go to the beach on the right hand side of the middle and the rocks . It was 15 mins by pushbike. It's called Currumbin Alley. I would jump off Currumbin Rock and catch a wave into the beach on my Boogie Board. I never told my Mum as she would have been horrified and banned me. My house was behind the big tree at the end of the left hand side of the bridge. The bridge was built in my early teens. There's another one down stream that I would ride over to get to high school.

    https://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.shelleyauffret.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/currumbin.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.shelleyauffret.com/gold-coast-real-estate/property-profile-currumbin&h=2048&w=3072&tbnid=L-ya4XrB5pkoVM:&tbnh=160&tbnw=240&usg=__5gITuK-AEvPthxKkMbWwgy-HYEg=&vet=1&docid=6hrylL49z6RoFM&itg=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiN_4W878bUAhUKhbwKHcbxCQ0Q_B0IiwEwDA
    Louise Smith
    18/06/2017 #13 Louise Smith
    #10 I can relate to that as I lived at Currumbin, Gold Coast , Queensland Australia until my mid 20's.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    18/06/2017 #12 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #10 Am sure there will be some big gigs too out there;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    18/06/2017 #11 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #8 That is indeed nice! Thanks for sharing Louise.
    Randall Burns
    18/06/2017 #10 Randall Burns
    #8 That's Great! @Louise Smith I think that the Rainbow Bridge leads directly to "The Great Big Beach in the Sky". :-)
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    18/06/2017 #9 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Thanks for sharing @Randall Burns. Dogs have the wonderful ability to make us better humans. I am certain you still wear his paw prints today.
    Randall Burns
    18/06/2017 #7 Randall Burns
    #6 Agreed @Phil Friedman I grew up with dogs and have been with them throughout my life, they are great teachers. Thanks for your insights, I appreciate it.
    Phil Friedman
    18/06/2017 #6 Phil Friedman
    Only those who have lived closely with dogs can truly appreciate the depth of the bond and the range of communication that develops. My life and those of my wife and daughters have been made immeasurably better by our serial relationships with our dogs. My daughters had our dogs sleeping next to them from the very first days of their lives. Indeed, they (my daughters) barked before they spoke words and as toddlers would stand at the front widows with or dogs to woof at the mailman. Today, I believe that they literally can talk to dogs, horses, and many other animals. What our own dogs have taught us is that species exist on a continuum of existence and that we have more in common than we might think. Thanks for the bittersweet reminder, Randall.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/06/2017 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    There must be a Pet Paradise somewhere am sure...i got a few of my old buddies up there...Rosie, Rani, Julie, Micky, Prince and Snoopy the Pom...each one leaving a terrible heartbreak whilst leaving. But they were all there to help in their own way...helped keep the family connected and kept us all busy:) Man's best friends for sure.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/06/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    So glad to meet Siddhartha, @Randall Burns. You are indeed fortunate to have had him in your life!! Great photo and tribute.
    Randall Burns
    17/06/2017 #2 Randall Burns
    #1 I see it as "The Yin and Yang" @Ian Weinberg ; we can't have one without the other, nothing in this life is permanent, including us. Here's an observation; Even though you comment on the "terrible downside of the loss with their passing" you still choose to make this part of your life. I do as well because of how it enriches my life, I celebrate it, (Like this post, I'm not lamenting). Thanks for your feedback, I always appreciate it.
    Ian Weinberg
    16/06/2017 #1 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks for sharing @Randall Burns I concur totally with your sentiments. It's a special bond that develops with a dog - a being that expects nothing and happy to give so much, unconditionally. And yes, that terrible downside of the loss that ensues with their passing.
  6. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    05/06/2017
    "Tales from Paradise" (The Poem)
    "Tales from Paradise" (The Poem)Oh what a life, to live free of strifeRunning the gamut, around the planetGreat wonders I've seen, I may need a vaccineYou think this sounds nice?I call it Paradise!Tall mountains I've climbedStrange languages pantomimedDeep oceans exploredDrank rum...
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    George Touryliov
    20/06/2017 #46 George Touryliov
    WOOOW!!! Cool! Thanks for REAL ART Randall !!!
    Randall Burns
    08/06/2017 #45 Randall Burns
    #43 Thanks @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian Sure, I appreciate the invite
    Randall Burns
    08/06/2017 #44 Randall Burns
    #42 Thank you so much @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I appreciate the feedback :-)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    08/06/2017 #43 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #36 When you do read it, if you want to contribute some recipes following the the system feel free. I could add them to collections giving you credit for their creation.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/06/2017 #42 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    What a wonderful post - full of the love of life! And deepawareness
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/06/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #40 With the exception that the guys didn't look like you, after reading your buzzes and talking to them I had a feeling many of you are full of it. They asked me if I was a foodie since I had so many questions and seemed to understand a bit. He did call himself the Executive Chef, I couldn't remember and I knew Head Chef didn't sound right. I will check out your page. I need to update mine eventually. Not a lot has changed though. Thanks!
    Randall Burns
    08/06/2017 #40 Randall Burns
    #39 Nice @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Yep sounds like a couple of Chefs to me, yes we are "full of it", "Head Chef" is a used term, along with "Executive Chef", "Chef de Cuisine", (or just "Chef"), other positions, different ranks, in the kitchen, Commis, Demi Chef, Chef de Partie, Sous Chef, Station Chef, etc.
    I have just updated my profile page, (finally), with my work experience, check it out when you have some time, you'll see some of the different positions.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/06/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 That's awesome Paul! Let me know when it's available. I like the idea of meal plans too! PS: @Randall Burns, I was taking pics tonight from the 27th floor at the Hyatt Regency and I kept hearing 2 guys next me mentioning "look at the shots 'she's getting.' Then....... one guy said, hey can you get a pic of both of us and label it "Two Chefs from Denver?" They were serious, haha. I did take 3 shots. I thought of you because they seemed so carefree and well.. full of it ;-) The head Chef.. not sure if that's the term has also been well traveled like you, he even worked over in Italy.
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/06/2017 #38 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #36 #37 Actually, good news for you both. I plan to keep it permanently free in eBook form. It will come with a download voucher for a Meal Plan too. Subsequent meal plans and recipes books will be available on my site.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/06/2017 #37 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #34 How cool Paul! I'd love to purchase a copy of the one w/the diet you used to lose the weight.
    Randall Burns
    07/06/2017 #36 Randall Burns
    #34 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian I'd be interested of a copy of that book when you publish, keep me posted. :-)
    Randall Burns
    07/06/2017 #35 Randall Burns
    #33 Great to hear from you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thanks for the feedback
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/06/2017 #34 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #33 There's actually a series of booklets in the works. They will be adjuncts to my next book which describes the diet I created to lose 60 pounds without ever feeling deprived.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/06/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow @Randall Burns, I'm glad I had time to check in tonight. We are still in Colorado... left last monday (road trip) and I'm just catching my breath now, LOL. Just in time to leave to drive 1600 miles back home on Saturday. Thanks for the mention, so glad you stayed, it would get quite boring without your praise LOL!!! Congrats on being named an Ambassador. I loved your poem of paradise and all the unique mentions contained within! Glad you put up pictures, really enjoyed those too! Your grandson is a doll. My grandchildren keep me feeling young and well, sometimes a bit more tired than I planned ;-) We are taking them out on a lake on Friday, they are excited. I could envision @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian writing a cookbook, he'd probably say no but give him time. beBee is rocking the buzz!
    Randall Burns
    06/06/2017 #32 Randall Burns
    #17 @Aaron 🐝 Skogen HaHa! Nice Haiku, Thanks for the feedback and Yes, I'll hold your beer for you anytime buddy! (It will probably be empty by the time you get it back though :-) )
    Randall Burns
    06/06/2017 #31 Randall Burns
    #25 Thank You so much for your feedback Savvy Raj, I`m glad you enjoyed it::-)
    Randall Burns
    06/06/2017 #30 Randall Burns
    #24 HaHa! @Ken Boddie Clever and Classy as usual, Thanks for the poem and have a great day as well, (I guess I have to learn how to get those little happy face thingies on my posts as well)
    Randall Burns
    06/06/2017 #29 Randall Burns
    #23 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli Great poem my friend, glad you could see the humor in your "special place" on my post, and great song! Thank You
    Randall Burns
    06/06/2017 #27 Randall Burns
    WOW! Thank you so much everyone for the overwhelming response and wonderful feedback, I sincerely appreciate it, (Don't really know what to say, LMAO!) @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Ian Weinberg @Wayne Yoshida @Sara Jacobovici @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Gert Scholtz @Harvey Lloyd @Javier 🐝 beBee
  7. Lennarrrt Olausson
    Moby from Wheelys ~ the Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, & Run By AI.

    "In Shanghai, a prototype of a new 24-hour convenience store has no staff, no registers, and the whole thing is on wheels, designed to eventually drive itself to a warehouse to restock, or to a customer to make a delivery...."
    Lennarrrt Olausson
    The Grocery Store Of The Future Is Mobile, Self-Driving, And Run By AI
    www.fastcompany.com Can the Moby store bring locally controlled convenience stores to places that lack a simple place to buy...
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  8. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    10/06/2017
    The Land of Oz, a Cautionary Fairy Tale?
    The Land of Oz, a Cautionary Fairy Tale? In the Beginning     Once upon a time, there was a Land called Oz, in a very big island, a long, long way away.  Mummy Nature was the caretaker of Oz and, with her big nurturing arms, and her endless supply of milk and honey, ensured that all the...
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    Ken Boddie
    25/06/2017 #42 Ken Boddie
    #41 Many thanks, Lisa. 👍Just what the best dressed man about Mars should wear. Pity it only comes in a classic fit and not a slim fit. 😄
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/06/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #40 Ok then. I went shopping for you. I decided that you safety is first so I went all out. http://www.ebay.com/itm/APOLLO-SPACE-SUIT-NASA-REPLICA-/152582737476?hash=item2386a3ce44:g:qYkAAOSwNuxXYE8W
    Ken Boddie
    24/06/2017 #40 Ken Boddie
    #39 no way, Lisa. Their prices are 'out of this world'! 😂 Looks like I'll have to resort to EBay.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/06/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #37 It is scary, Ken. As for the spacesuit, Amazon? ;-)
    Ken Boddie
    24/06/2017 #38 Ken Boddie
    #36 He's already a magnet for the older ladies, Joyce. Hopefully it'll be a while before the young ones take his fancy. 👶🏻
    Ken Boddie
    24/06/2017 #37 Ken Boddie
    #35 I fear it may already be too late for the long term future of our species on this planet, Lisa. On the basis of "prepare for the worst but hope for the best" where can I get one of those shiny new space suits at a good price? 🤷‍♂️
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    24/06/2017 #36 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I hope you post us updates of this beautiful babe.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/06/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow, I thought this was going to become a lovely fairy tale. Truth isn't stranger than fiction and well put Grandpa Ken! I'm not sure about you but I see my kids generation going green and caring about the planet. It gives me hope. I pray our grandchildren grow up in the world Mummy once knew. Beautiful baby, by the way!
    Ken Boddie
    16/06/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #33 Food for thought, chef?
    Randall Burns
    15/06/2017 #33 Randall Burns
    Very poignant "Tale" mate. @Ken Boddie
    Ken Boddie
    14/06/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    #31 Hey, Jeanne, happy ear worms for hump day!

    "Don't it always seem to go,
    That you don't know what you've got
    Til it's gone,
    They paved paradise,
    And put up a parking lot."
    Jeanne Theunissen
    13/06/2017 #31 Jeanne Theunissen
    Forgot to mention it before, but thank you SO much for getting Joni Mitchell stuck in my head with this article! LOL

    They took all the trees
    And put 'em in a tree museum
    And they charged the people
    A dollar and a half just to seem 'em (For comparison, this was written back when petrol price was about $0.36 per US gallon...)
    Michael O'Neil
    12/06/2017 #30 Anonymous
    #29 Given the existence as uttered forth in the public works of Puncher and Wattmann of a personal God quaquaquaqua with white beard quaquaquaqua outside time without extension who from the heights of divine apathia divine athambia divine aphasia.....
    Ken Boddie
    12/06/2017 #29 Ken Boddie
    #28 "Lay on, Macduff ....."
    Michael O'Neil
    12/06/2017 #28 Anonymous
    Sadly there is no "them". It is us.
    Ken Boddie
    12/06/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    #26 Poignancy is 'pun'ishment enough, Pak Paul. 😩
    Paul Walters
    12/06/2017 #26 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie another poignant tale and not a pun in site !!
    Ken Boddie
    12/06/2017 #25 Ken Boddie
    #23 Unfortunately, Yogesh, awareness is smothered by denial, fuelled by the short term interests of those best placed to remediate.
    Ken Boddie
    11/06/2017 #24 Ken Boddie
    #22 Rant away, Kev, Rant away. There's no other way to get the message across theses days. As for Joni Mitchell, I coined the 'tree museum' concept from her 'Big Yellow Taxi" which has always been a favourite of mine.
    Yogesh Sukal
    11/06/2017 #23 Yogesh Sukal
    Awareness is much needed on this topic. Thank you @Ken Boddie

    as I mentioned one of the post regarding exploration Mars.

    We are really lucky to be on such perfectly designed planet earth and should take care of it.

    As living condition on Mars, closest and possible journey of space exploration which is in actually in plan with organizations like Mars one and Elon musk vision with SpaceX is not even close to earth, but it can be terraformed to liveable for human beings with technological advances.
    But the fact that it will loose its atmosphere gradually as science say's.

    So yes Mother Earth is the best and have to respect it.


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  9. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    09/06/2017
    Cambodia. A Country Battered, Bruised And Broken, Then Washed Clean With A Billion Tears.
    Cambodia. A Country Battered, Bruised And Broken, Then Washed Clean With A Billion Tears.In hindsight, perhaps I should not have read, “ First They Killed My Father,” Loung Ung's harrowing and deeply disturbing autobiography of her time during Pol Pot’s misguided revolution (1975 – 1979) which condemned over two million of it’s own...
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    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    20/06/2017 #40 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    hello Paul! how is it that you entertained me and made me want to weep at the same time?
    Randall Burns
    12/06/2017 #39 Randall Burns
    @Paul Walters Thanks for the tag, great article, the ruins of Angkor Wat are on my bucket list, strange, mysterious and scary place to be sure. Visions from the movie "Apocalypse Now" came to mind as I was reading your descriptions.Take care of your leg, keep on travelling and writing...
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/06/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Paul Walters, as usual, very descriptive. I'm glad Dean was able to point you in the direction of The Elephant bar, sounds like it certainly didn't disappoint! You wrote: "The Chinese, Japanese and Koreans are pouring untold millions into the construction of scores of apartment and office complexes, though who will occupy them? The Chinese, Japanese and Koreans I guess." Those were my thoughts too as I read it before reading your reaction. Wow, I had no idea about the secret prison, Khmer Rouge, that's so sad... understatement.
    Anna Magnus
    10/06/2017 #37 Anna Magnus
    I'll tag along next time ....
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/06/2017 #36 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #23 The Great Gimpy Tour continues!
    stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    10/06/2017 #35 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #20 And at some time,mthe buddah got up from contemplating the bowl on the river and chose the middle path, he started searching tools on google to infrastrcuture his nobel and some other to fabricate a digital edition, which when accomplished, he shared with all the bees in the world. ;)
    Ken Boddie
    10/06/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #33 Completely forgot about your accident. Any tales of benefits such as being bumped up to business class, being plied with countless free drinks, etc? Hate to think you're getting legless. 😂 🤣
    Paul Walters
    10/06/2017 #33 Paul Walters
    #32 Hi Ken I left Phnom Penh this morning and am now in HK for a day or ywo then on to Jhb , on the Cape Town then up to Botswana... few more stops so watch this space! The boot and crutches are working out a treat ! Im wheeled around airports like royalty
    Ken Boddie
    10/06/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    G'day, Pak Paul. Now that you've visited the largest religious monument in the world, I trust you are suitably well versed in all things about Vishnu and Buddha? My jealousy knows no bounds but this place is way too large to fit in my list bucket. I need to look at your pics on my Mac later as one of the failings of beBee posts on the iPhone is you can't zoom in Where to next?
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/06/2017 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #29 Absolutely Dean...and when Dith Pran and Sydney finally are united in that high emotion scene to the tune of 'Imagine' ...it grips your heart...and does so much justice to John Lennon's vision...
    Kim Zwalf
    10/06/2017 #30 Kim Zwalf
    Fantastic read...I can visualise the scenes and emotions you so vividly describe. Although I agree that we owe it to those who deserve to be remembered, whether I have the courage to visit s21 remains to be seen. On behalf of all the wonderful Khmer people I know, thank you for sharing their story.
    Dean Owen
    10/06/2017 #29 Dean Owen
    #27 I know that Mike Oldfield song well but it's been so long since I heard it. Just had a listen. Definitely, along with the ending song for Gallipoli, Adagio in G Minor, definitely one of the most harrowing ending credits to any movie.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/06/2017 #28 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Thanks for this memorable share Paul!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    10/06/2017 #27 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #26 I watched that movie Killing Fields so many times...gave a real taste of that horror...and that song at the end...
    Dean Owen
    10/06/2017 #26 Dean Owen
    A visit to the "Killing Fields" and the prison makes a trip to Cambodia a little hard to digest but it does not fade from importance and I agree, we must never forget... I find it particular fitting that they have chosen to keep the blood on the walls and the torture wire frame bed just as they were.
    Paul Walters
    10/06/2017 #25 Paul Walters
    #14 thanks for taking the time to read it cheers
    Paul Walters
    10/06/2017 #24 Paul Walters
    #15 thanks Ian
    Paul Walters
    10/06/2017 #23 Paul Walters
    #17 thanks Don a few to come as Im just 10 days into a 3 month trip !
    Paul Walters
    10/06/2017 #22 Paul Walters
    #18 thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    10/06/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #19 thank you so much
  10. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    We took a trip to Estes Park Colorado today. Beautiful day. I've really enjoyed this trip and being with my family who I don't get to see enough. Check out my album from today. I got some awesome shots. It will take you to my google album, easy to scroll though.
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    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    09/06/2017 #3 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #2 ha ha Hugs May be you guys can take a boat 😉😉😉😉
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/06/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #1 Thanks @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, we had a lot of fun. Scenery is beautiful. I sure did need this. Dreading the 1600 mile drive home LOL. I don't like flying but I WOULD fly if I could talk my husband into driving back... oh wait, that won't happen haha!
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    09/06/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Looks like you had good fun @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher You needed this and the photographs are stunning 🤗🤗🤗
  11. ProducerCharmaine Harris Dunn
    China Experience...
    China Experience...First some advice prior to departing your hometown; If you happen to be a social media addict like myself make sure and download a VPN so that while in China you can access your social media, also I would advise you look into downloading a...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/06/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Sounds like a very exciting experience @Charmaine Harris Dunn. I could do without the bed that felt like sleeping on a rock ;-) Busy days exploring, how much fun! I'd love to see photos if you decide to do another buzz about your trip. Thanks for sharing!
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  13. Vincent Andrew

    Vincent Andrew

    01/06/2017
    In Sarawak and other parts of Borneo, the Gawai Dayak is celebrated every 1st of June by the Dayaks or the Ibans. Gawai is a festival where people thank the gods for a bountiful harvest and celebrate the occasion with rituals and sharing food and drinks with friends and family. 'Tuak' or rice wine is normally served. 'Ngajat' or the warrior dance is performed by men and women alike. 'Ngabang' or visits is common as people celebrating Gawai open their homes to visitors.
    As a Dayak myself, my recollection of Gawai as a young child is one of indulgence in food, merriment and family reunion.
    In Malaysia the occasion is marked with a public holiday.
    Selamat Hari Gawai Dayak, gayu guru gerai nyamai.
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  14. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    29/05/2017
    Expanding the Paradigm of our Perceptions, "Senses", and "Philosophy"
    Expanding the Paradigm of our Perceptions, "Senses", and "Philosophy"This article is in response to  Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee brilliant and thought provoking article titled, "Complexity, Stress, Patterns, and Multi-Sensory Awareness", "Do we have as many senses as colours?".  ...
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    Randall Burns
    08/06/2017 #27 Randall Burns
    #26 Really? @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I'm flattered and would be tickled; It would be my pleasure. I don't have iTunes, PDF would be fine. My email is ; randy.burns5@gmail.com
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    08/06/2017 #26 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    @Randall Burns if you would like to read my book and do a review on Amazon it would be most appreciated. If you wish to do this with dan send you a voucher for a free kindle version if you gave an iTunes account. If not I can send a PDF #25
    Randall Burns
    06/06/2017 #25 Randall Burns
    Thanks for the great feedback @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I agree with your sentiments, Nature is the vehicle that opens us up to reconnect with our "lost" senses.. I'm fascinated with the work that you're doing, it sounds like the right approach in a field that can be difficult to navigate. Your new book is on my list. :-)
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    06/06/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    How great to come and find your post @Randall Burns - so interesting you quote Carlos Castaneda, whose work opened my eyes as a young teenager. I guess I have been on the path with heart all my life. And for those of us who are, we sometimes find it difficult in a world that applauds the cognitive, the rational, the ego sense. And we still go on for some of us there is no other way.
    While you mention meditation and energy as ways to open up. I will add a few others. Being in nature, even just purely walking in nature, or doing things in nature like gardening. And in those moments practising being really present to what we sense. Being open to all senses not only what we are thinking.
    Practising the art of some kind, whether that be pottery, or mosaicing, or drawing, or carpentry. The making and doing and crafting with one's hands can take us out of our head and into the magic of being a creator.
    Eating and cooking as a sensory experience.
    Playing, laughing, dancing. Like the quote said,
    “The ultimate truth is like the flavour of an apple which you can’t see with the eye or hear with the ear. The only way to experience it is to put the teachings into practice. Once you taste it, you are no longer in any doubt about its flavour, and you do not have to ask anyone else. The problem is solved.”

    - Ajahn Chah -
    Randall Burns
    03/06/2017 #23 Randall Burns
    #21 @Gerald Hecht Interesting, would you consider that phenomena similar to a "contact high"? I believe that we have the capabilities for subconscious "common" perceptions, if we are tuned for it.

    Thanks for the feedback!
    Gerald Hecht
    03/06/2017 #22 Gerald Hecht
    oops @Randall Burns I meant nanometers (typo as usual); sorry
    Gerald Hecht
    03/06/2017 #21 Gerald Hecht
    whoa! Good Stuff; I read a (true) story yesterday from a anthropologist who, along with his wife, had gradually befriended a tribe of "headhunters" in a remote part of the Philippines in the 1980's...and how he came to discover an entirely new emotion...there was no word for it in any known language at the time...the word the tribe used for this "out of control...and viral emotion (once an individual experienced it...it "spread" through the entire tribe) was something like "lignet"...I'm not sure if I'm remembering the English spelling equivalent correctly...but over time, through talking with members of this group --the gist of it ; is a feeling of being "overamped" or "high voltage", that can only be alleviated by the entire tribe engaging in howling (like a group primal scream it seemed) and a ritual head hunt...and one of the members throwing the head as far as they could...IN FACT, that was the ONLY reason they ever engaged in that activity...which was VERY RARELY. This also reminded me of an incident at the end of WWII that I use as an example of color perception in teaching Sensation and Perception; General MacArthur, during the Marshall Plan was assigning Japanese citizens to install traffic signals...when he saw the first examples he went ballistic; he thought they were red, amber and BLUE...he didn't realize that there is that range of EM radiation wavelengths around 480-500micrometers, in that aquamarine/turquoise range that some cultures learn to call "green" and others "blue"...he thought they didn't know how to see....
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    01/06/2017 #20 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #19 Never a doubt...he is a magnificent explorer of the mystic plane...and I have personally met a few inscrutable, humourously mysterious and elusive elders ...and hope to spend quality time with at least one of them one day!
    Randall Burns
    31/05/2017 #19 Randall Burns
    #18 Thank You @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, for reading and commenting. LMAO! it's OK, I still can't see my hands in my dreams either But even after reading CC's books for 40 years, (started reading them in 1974 when he only had 3 books at that time), I still don't tire of hearing his Tales of his escapades and adventures, and I still take to heart his deeper messages.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    31/05/2017 #18 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    The Way of the Sufis is the Path of the Heart...and the senses...reveling in Song, Dance, Drama, Music and Poetry. If any modern sect comes closest to exalting the senses and perception of life through them then it has got to be Sufism, Randall. The Way of the Buddha is the way of awareness, contemplation and action as per the eight-fold path...many ways to the same Goal indeed! Coming back to Don Juan, I am still waiting for the day I can see my own two hands / palms in a dream ;) My wife had a dream recently in which, after some preamble, she found herself staring at her palms...and when she spoke to me about the strangeness of it all I was immediately reminded about CC and his amazing tales.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/05/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow @Randall Burns, you blew me away with this post. Our senses are so keen if we just hone in. I'm on vacation but wanted to leave a comment and share this!
    Savvy Raj
    31/05/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    .#9 @Randall Burns Such a thought provoking piece that questions.. .decoding beyond the isms thank you for this inspiring buzzing. .After all sensing is a step towards in the journey of awareness. Always the heart consciousness lights the way!
    Randall Burns
    30/05/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    #14 Thank You @Deborah Levine I appreciate your feedback and Yes, I'm hopeful as well.
    Deborah Levine
    30/05/2017 #14 Deborah Levine
    Great article @Randall Burns. Our spiritual selves, beyond the senses and beyond the intellect, do indeed require nurturing. The patterns of behavior and thought that block access to that realm are often learned early in our lives. Today's fast pace and technology emphasis embeds those patterns deeper by rewarding habits that bypass the spiritual realm in which energy is the language. However, I see a growing number of people emerging from the blank star of today's computerized environment. I am hopeful.
    Randall Burns
    30/05/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    #10 Thank You @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, I appreciate your feedback
    Randall Burns
    30/05/2017 #12 Randall Burns
    #11 ;-)
    Gert Scholtz
    30/05/2017 #11 Gert Scholtz
    #8 @Randall Burns I thought using the word intuitively will catch up with me :). By intuitively I mean that I have an awareness which is not necessarily derived from the senses or from applied thought. But what is intuition then and where does it come from? Well, I think that is what your post is about. Thanks Randall.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    30/05/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    I am driven to write as motivated by this lovely buzz @Randall Burns that "to make sense we have to experience it and then feeding it". I liked so much the two wolves story and the quote " “All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. ... Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn't". We humans have choices, but which one to feed is the issue.
    Randall Burns
    30/05/2017 #8 Randall Burns
    #7 @Gert Scholtz Bingo! When you say "intuitively" does that mean that you're using a "sense" that your reason/intellect doesn't really connect with or understand?
    Thanks for the feedback, always a pleasure to hear from you. :-)
  15. Joy Oge

    Joy Oge

    29/05/2017
    Hi guys, read my most recent post here comment and share it with others!
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  16. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    29/05/2017
    Dreams to Sell, Fine Dreams to Sell
    Dreams to Sell, Fine Dreams to SellAnd so the cycle of life begins. Young Hudson was born at 8.31am on a Thursday. Although the sudden transition from the warmth of the womb to the bright lights and fuzzy faces of a brave new world can be a rude awakening for some, the die has been...
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    Ken Boddie
    11/06/2017 #45 Ken Boddie
    Many thanks, Javier. 👍 Happy to write this kind of news also. 😀
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    10/06/2017 #44 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Congratulations @Ken Boddie! Happy to read this kind of news!!
    Ken Boddie
    31/05/2017 #43 Ken Boddie
    #42 Many thanks, Lisa, and go easy on that Kentucky bourbon, won't you!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    31/05/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Congrats new Granddad! He is beautiful. I love the Scottish lullaby and the message contained within. I have hope for the future generations because so many now having children are thinking globally for their children's sake and also seem to going back to a time that I remember- teaching respect for elders, love for humanity over materialism and so much more. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful time in your lives. I had tears (happy ones) reading this and seeing the photos. We are on the road (well not literally, now), in a hotel for night but we will arrive to see our grandboys in 3 days, it's been almost a year. I can relate to the questions they ask so innocently and I also have time to understand the innocence so much more now that I'm not raising kids. Can't put a price tag on that! Have fun with your new grandson :))
    Ken Boddie
    31/05/2017 #41 Ken Boddie
    #38 if we don't, Ian, then perhaps the race to space is the only human race left? Thanks for the good wishes. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    31/05/2017 #40 Ken Boddie
    #37 hope this gets habitual, Randy. Thanks for the good wishes. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    31/05/2017 #39 Ken Boddie
    #36 Your Canon pun got me fired up, Kev. Got me thinking that it's a good job we aren't all photographers 'cause mucking about in a dark, to see what develops, could lead to a population explosion. 👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻👶🏻
    Ian Weinberg
    30/05/2017 #38 Ian Weinberg
    Congrats @Ken Boddie and thanks for the inspirational reflections. Yes indeed, will mankind make that vital transition from self- interest to collective sustainability? Watch this space ...
    Randall Burns
    30/05/2017 #37 Randall Burns
    Hey Congrats @Ken Boddie!!!

    nothing like being Grandpa! :-)
    Kevin Pashuk
    30/05/2017 #36 Kevin Pashuk
    I have a feeling that wee one will be 'Canon'ized... (as opposed to Nikoned in my case) by his Grandfather's photos.

    It could be argued that there is no greater calling, or joy, in being a Grandpa. Congrats to the whole Boddie clan with the welcoming of Hudson into their midst.
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    #29 Many thanks for the veritable emoji-fest, DLE. Everything comes to she who waits. 👶
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #26 Must get his looks from the female side of the family, Todd. Many thanks. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #33 Ken Boddie
    #25 Many thanks for the good wishes, Michael. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    #24 Who is this saintly white-clad high roller with the massive cheroot, and what have you done with my buddy @Dean Owen? Wait one ..... I recognise those failed attempts at humour. Where have you been, Dean-san? I thought perhaps your last blog had been considered admissible evidence for permanent incarceration?
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    30/05/2017 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #28 And as touching as the buzz you shared about Young Hudson, which I failed to mention in my earlier response dear Ken...er...Grampa Ken ;) !
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/05/2017 #30 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Ken Boddie congratulations my friend.🎈✨🎊🎉
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    30/05/2017 #29 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Adorable. Congratulations. I am stunned by the beauty, of your little man. He is a precious being, a blessing in hand. I hope one day I get one, to call my grandchild. But looking at yours today, is making me smile.😉😀😘💐🌺🌻🌼🌹🎂🍻🎈🎉🎊🎇🎈🎈
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #28 Ken Boddie
    #23 Thanks for the good wishes, Praveen. As for my jokes, surely they are all as fresh as a baby's breath and smooth as a baby's bottom? 👶
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    #22 That makes two of us on the same wavelength, Deb, concerning the future of our planet. Now all we have to do is convince the other 7.4 billion or so.
    Todd Jones
    30/05/2017 #26 Todd Jones
    Congratulations Ken... Handsome kid, and lucky too!
  17. Joy Oge

    Joy Oge

    25/05/2017
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    Hi guys,
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  18. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    21/05/2017
    The Discreet, Enigmatic and Evasive Geisha
    The Discreet, Enigmatic and Evasive GeishaIt was our last night in Kyoto and we had explored so many facets of this beautiful city's culture and beauty. The breathtaking splendour of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, the magic of origami, the calming propriety of the tea ceremony, all...
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    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    24/05/2017 #37 Anonymous
    #36 Naaa.....got to go at some point!!
    Ken Boddie
    24/05/2017 #36 Ken Boddie
    #32 My pleasure, Helena, but please test the water first and have a paddle. Can't have you croaking it in Japan, can we? 😄
    Ken Boddie
    24/05/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    #30 Glad you liked them, Franci. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    24/05/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #31 All I can say about those puns. Kev, is "that's cold". 🤣
    Ken Boddie
    24/05/2017 #33 Ken Boddie
    #29 One of our favourites too, Paul-san. Me for the arts and culture, the wife for the excellent shopping. 🤣
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    24/05/2017 #32 Anonymous
    Now I have to add this to my bucket list - looks and sounds to drown in! Thank you.
    Kevin Pashuk
    23/05/2017 #31 Kevin Pashuk
    Great photos Ken! I wish you had let me know you were going to Japan. I would have primed you with some Japanese puns and "Old Man Gags" (as Dad jokes are apparently known in Japan. More info here - http://jtalkonline.com/japanese-jokes-for-english-speakers/
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    23/05/2017 #30 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Ken Boddie, thank you for sharing your travels with us. Your photos are awesome.
    Paul Walters
    23/05/2017 #29 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie AhKen san another splendid piece replete with photos of one of my all time favourite cities . Thank you
    Ken Boddie
    23/05/2017 #28 Ken Boddie
    #27 Lisa, if you are really keen on photography, my best advice to you is to take an on line course. I completed a diploma on line many years ago and though I knew quite a lot until I did the course. If you pick the right one, you will be given practicals to do every week, or in your own time, if weekly is too much, and you should be able to get great feedback from your on line tutor. As for Photoshop, you don't really need it and there are many cheaper and less complex programs around, but Photoshop is the industry standard and well worth the time investment. An alternative editor, which has great crits and is much cheaper, is Lightroom, but I have no hands on experience with this. Why not join a local club? They're not hard to find and you'll pick up many interesting tips to get you on your way.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/05/2017 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #13 #14 I love your frank honesty Ken :)) That means you are down to earth! I like the idea of keeping a notepad with me. I always forget so many details when I travel. It's easy to forget. I think I will grab one and keep it in my purse when we leave. Dr. Google is very generous, isn't he? I want to learn how to take raw photos. I met a professional photographer on IG a few years back and he still uses an older camera and said he won't use anything but. He does the same, develops, turns them into jpegs and I'm not sure about Photoshop. I just began teaching myself how to use Photoshop. I hate when I take a nice photo but no matter what settings I use it may look drab. I also use a few free photo editors too. Is it hard to take raw and then develop them? Sort of sounds relaxing to me. I'm glad you and your wife had such a good time. Welcome home a few weeks late. My husband and I were both really sick this past month and I missed a lot. He's still recovering from pneumonia and we leave on Friday, yikes! Send the healing Gods LOL
    Ken Boddie
    22/05/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    #25 The images of this fascinating country, Gert, were bursting to be taken by my trusty Canon. You are of course correct in your assessment that I took some time to compile these two blogs to date, but much of the time was taken up in choosing only a very few photos from the 1200 or so developed jpegs, taken over a period of some two weeks, so as to hopefully match the blog subjects. When the culture, art and scenery of the places we visit is so stimulating, preparation time flies past, as you undoubtedly know yourself. Thanks for the compliments.
    Gert Scholtz
    22/05/2017 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie Along with your previous post, these are two of the most interesting travel pieces I have read. Fascinating information on a country and culture that is quite foreign to me, and your photos are superb. Thanks for taking what must have been a chunk of your time to compile these posts. Shared into the Travel Hive. Ever looking forward to the next Ken Boddie travel post!
    Ken Boddie
    22/05/2017 #24 Ken Boddie
    #22 You are too kind, Aaron. I'm glad I could bring back happy memories to a fellow visitor to Japan.
    Ken Boddie
    22/05/2017 #23 Ken Boddie
    #21 Happy to be of service, Joyce.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    22/05/2017 #22 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Wonderful buzz @Ken Boddie! I very much enjoyed in my time in Japan. The history, culture and beauty of which you write is difficult to put into words if you have not seen and experienced it with your own eyes, yet you did it a great justice. Well done!
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    22/05/2017 #21 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #19 I most certainly did. Being disabled, my travels are limited. I must "see" through the eyes of others. Thank you for the wonderful visuals and the opportunity to travel with you.
    Ken Boddie
    22/05/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    #16 I'm glad you enjoyed a peek through this window into the world of the Maiko and Geiko,, Debasih. Thanks for sharing this buzz on other hives.
    Ken Boddie
    22/05/2017 #19 Ken Boddie
    #17 I hope you found this glimpse of a small part of Japanese life uplifting, Joyce.
    Ken Boddie
    22/05/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #12 Thank you so much, Lada, for your compliments. I am glad you enjoyed this post. So many foreigners when travelling in Japan are fascinated by the kimono, which, when comprising a beautiful silk with subtle hues, worn by a woman with poise and maturity, is the epitomy of the Japanese female attire. To illustrate, I refer you to the two lovely ladies (above) who I photographed at the tea ceremony. The three young girls, however, who I shot in Tokyo's Hamarikyu Gardens (refer this earlier post: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ken-boddie/did-we-miss-cherry-blossom-season ), although also beautifully attired, almost appear to be casually dressed by comparison, as is befitting of a stroll outdoors in the uplifting cherry blossom.
  19. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    19/05/2017
    Passing water
    Passing waterI’m sitting here in my consulting suite watching the water pouring out of the basins and beginning to flood the floor. When it first began, which was about half an hour ago, I had sprinted to the maintenance department and sought urgent...
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    Gerald Hecht
    27/05/2017 #49 Gerald Hecht
    #47 @Ian Weinberg So...the "Gerald Hecht Personal Brand" could not actually be certified as a "single malt" type of thing (in accordance with Scottish law)...but (in theory) could attain the fair market value of a "top shelf" blended scotch...that makes sense. I will make some inquiries to some folks at Glenlivet (or is it Gwenlivet?)...I'll take a peek in the wet bar by the guest pool.
    Gerald Hecht
    27/05/2017 #48 Gerald Hecht
    #46 @Paul Walters I have been advised that turning to a reputable (e.g., Lloyd's of London) insurer of "priceless national treasures", etc. I may be able to obtain an accurate estimate table of the worth of the "Gerald Hecht Personal Brand" ...based on cessation of biological functions (respiration, circulation, electrochemical communication in the nervous system, etc.) at present, and then projected out in ten year intervals. I will send you a copy upon receipt through the post or by courier.
    I sincerely thank you for your interest! It provides the first inkling of peace of mind that I've experienced since becoming aware of this issue; some 12 hours ago.
    Ian Weinberg
    27/05/2017 #47 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Well here's the post-script @Gerald Hecht We spent the week working in a public toilet while the assessors worked out the damages. They then presented the bill to the renal unit. Appears that someone in the renal unit flushed a linen TOWEL down the toilet which blocked the main sewer outlet!! As regards branding, here's the thing: Your brand may be the sum of specific mixes of own and other brands. In effect you become a 'blend' and not a 'brand'. I would propose that the blend owner supersedes the brand owners - much like coffee and whisky. Looking forward to the Hecht blend!
    Paul Walters
    27/05/2017 #46 Paul Walters
    #45 @Gerald Hecht I will gladly accept your personal brand should you feel so inclined to bequeath it to me. I will treasure it and it will take pride of place on my mantlepiece.
    Gerald Hecht
    26/05/2017 #45 Gerald Hecht
    #43 @Ian Weinberg You know, in all seriousness...if this had happened to me --I'm pretty sure I would have "lost it" and done severe damage to myself in the ensuing internal flood of cortisol, epinephrine, TNF-a...and that would all occur before I actually went upstairs and "gave them the news"...in fact, that dialysis clinic would probably be where the crime scene investigators would draw the chalk outline that would effectively be the graphic depiction of the demise of the "Gerald Hecht Personal Brand"...although...I'm wondering if (as the brand representative) I could name a family member in my last will and testament as the heir to the brand...or donate it to a NGO or something. I'm gonna look into this; unfortunately, I came of age in a time when one's personal brand wasn't something that required legal provisions specifying its fair market price, licensing restrictions, etc. following the death of its owner (which I guess is the person to whom the brand applies)...man, I really don't know what the implications regarding rightful inheritance of a personal brand are; I'm starting to feel really stressed Ian. I'll let you know what I find out; I would very grateful if you have any information regarding this as well.
    Gerald Hecht
    26/05/2017 #44 Gerald Hecht
    #43 @Ian Weinberg or the people who get pissed off over one's consumption of things that are miscible with it...
    Ian Weinberg
    25/05/2017 #43 Ian Weinberg
    #42 Not to mention the thingies dissolved in it!
    Gerald Hecht
    25/05/2017 #42 Gerald Hecht
    the key is the arrangement of the two "hydrogens" relative to the Oxygen...that triangleish structure...those two guys can separate all kinds of questionable (even though seemingly transparent) liaisons.
    Paul Walters
    21/05/2017 #41 Paul Walters
    #39 @Ian Weinberg touche
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/05/2017 #40 Harvey Lloyd
    I believe you have redefined a bad day at the office and possibly could post this piece in the toxic work environments hive. Controlled water is the key to happiness, at least when considering the toilet seat and grand children controlling the stream. At least until i read this. I will never complain again about a fire house lose in the bathroom again.
    Ian Weinberg
    21/05/2017 #39 Ian Weinberg
    Actually @Paul Walters , I'm quite Uro-centric at this point.
    Ian Weinberg
    21/05/2017 #38 Ian Weinberg
    #37 Yes indeed Paul - it's back to the grind-stone in Urine Alley tomorrow!
    Paul Walters
    21/05/2017 #37 Paul Walters
    @Ian Weinberg one pun atop another , just a flood of them. Back to work sir , the floors are now dry
    Shelley Brown
    20/05/2017 #36 Shelley Brown
    #35 Hh Ha! Thanks for the laugh @Ian Weinberg
    Ian Weinberg
    20/05/2017 #35 Ian Weinberg
    #31 Thanks for that @Shelley Brown Yep, sounds like you too have strong water leanings! The big clean-up starts on Monday. Hopefully we can get the urine odour to subside. I suppose had we been a urological practice it would have boosted business!
    Ian Weinberg
    20/05/2017 #34 Ian Weinberg
    #32 Thanks @Pascal Derrien Lots of connotations about that 'fluid'. We once had it coming through the roof - I guess you could refer to that as a 'golden shower' ....
    Ian Weinberg
    20/05/2017 #33 Ian Weinberg
    #30 Thanks for that @Jerry Fletcher Yes indeed there's a time to go all out to influence an outcome and a time to accept things beyond your control. For me personally, that's been the most difficult learning curve - to recognize the futility of action and just accept. In surgery we call it 'masterly inactivity!'
    Pascal Derrien
    20/05/2017 #32 Pascal Derrien
    My eyes are wet and just reading this my bones are humid , kool piece about the liquid ( I was about to write life liquid but decided not to because Ken would probably interpret the whole thing differently) :-)
    Shelley Brown
    20/05/2017 #31 Shelley Brown
    Ian, I love the story and the ending made me laugh. Funny, I love water, bodies of water, drinking water, showering but hate being outdoors in the rain. My dog's name is River. I named him River because water is life and water flows just like River flowed right into my life. River has never peed in the house :). All the best with the cleanup.
    Jerry Fletcher
    20/05/2017 #30 Jerry Fletcher
    Ian, What a great reminder that there is no way we are really in control. Somehow the universe is going to do what it is going to do and as my Mom says. "You can, when in danger or in doubt run in circles scream and shout or you can get on with it." Nice to hear how you "got on with it."
  20. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    24/04/2017
    Tales from Paradise Pt. 4
    Tales from Paradise Pt. 4"Paradise is a state of mind..."       Alright, admittedly this is a “fluff” piece, a descriptive narration indulging in my reminiscing; but it’s also a reminder that we need to stop and “smell the roses” once in a while, to appreciate and enjoy...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    19/05/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #38 Just tweeted this for you too @Randall Burns :)
    Randall Burns
    17/05/2017 #38 Randall Burns
    #37 Thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador, got it, and sent John my new Buzz today as it already hit 20 :-)
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    16/05/2017 #37 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    @Randall Burns, your post qualifies with 20 or more relevants and over 5 comments. Please note this link and the benefits offered-https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-white/bebee-is-taking-member-content-sharing-to-the-next-level
    Randall Burns
    16/05/2017 #34 Randall Burns
    Thanks everyone for your support and feedback, i appreciate it, will be forwarding this to @John White, MBA now, with my new twitter address. :-)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    16/05/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    You did it. It was aa if I was reading an account of a diver and surfer in Reader's digest. Yes you reminded me of this wonderful magazine which has always been favorite of mine. Here is my relevant,@Randall Burns View more
    You did it. It was aa if I was reading an account of a diver and surfer in Reader's digest. Yes you reminded me of this wonderful magazine which has always been favorite of mine. Here is my relevant,@Randall Burns. Thanks my friend,@Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador for tagging me. Close
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    15/05/2017 #32 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is great writing and a great story. Only 4 more relevants needed @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Tausif Mundrawala @Milos Djukic 😉
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Randall needs 4 more relevants for John to share on Twitter! This is a fun story.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/05/2017 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Magnificent narrative dear Randall! I almost experienced it in 3D! You brought the magic, the colours, the mystique, the majesty, the might, the awe and the unfathomable deep blue sea and sky alive! Kudos! A meditation on blue literally. You'd make the Old Man and the Sea, proud! Thanks for tagging me @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 Flying w/the fish may be a bit easier on you right now @Paul Walters. Oh just to fly!
    Paul Walters
    15/05/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns Thats it, to hell with tennis I'm off to get some 'croakies' and a board...that is after my ankle heals!! Thanks Randall ...oh to fly with fish !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/05/2017 #26 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for tagging me. No question about the quality of this buzz by the great writer @Randall Burns. It is music, fun, deep thinking, mental and physical travelling and wisdom fused together.
    Randal asks in this buzz "wow does time ever fly by when you’re having fun"? Well, my answer is definitely yes. The reading time of your buzz is 10 minutes, but I felt it less than two minutes.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #22 haha, YESsssssss! I'm going to find you and follow you now!
    Randall Burns
    15/05/2017 #23 Randall Burns
    #20 LMAO!! Great to hear from you @Ken Boddie Thanks for the feedback
    Randall Burns
    15/05/2017 #22 Randall Burns
    #18 LMFAO!!! @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Ok, you dragged me kicking and screaming out of the dark ages, I NOW HAVE TWITTER! @randy_burns5 and Lisa, you're the FIRST following I clicked on. :-)
    Ken Boddie
    15/05/2017 #21 Ken Boddie
    Following on from my comment below, I see that @Gert Scholtz has already seen this one, but @Dean Owen and @Paul Walters, you should really read this one.
    Ken Boddie
    15/05/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    Great intro on life's sinusoidal curve of ups and downs, Randy. I work in a culture of 'opportunities' rather than problems, where all experiences are greatfully received. But the concept of "balls to the wall" leads to "flying with fish" has me trumped. As for that hickie on the neck., can't see "got slapped by a flying fish" being a credible excuse with most partners. 🤣😂🤣
  21. Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Have to watch this (well you don't HAVE to) but I think W. Kamau Bell is not just a great example but starting a positive movement that will continue to spread. I actually beg people to listen and check out his new series #UnitedShadesOfAmerica #UnitedShades Maybe those of us who like using live buzz could take a few cues from W. Kamau?! cc: @John White, MBA @David B. Grinberg @Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    W. Kamau Bell On The Klan, Racism vs. Prejudice, and Larry Wilmore
    W. Kamau Bell On The Klan, Racism vs. Prejudice, and Larry Wilmore Comedian and host of CNN's "United Shades Of America," W. Kamau Bell explains what it was like to go to a cross burning and answers every black person's...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #2 He's such a wise man and I love his comedic effect. What I truly love about him though is his will and determination to bring awareness to everyone about races, including awareness within his own community. Multi-faceted man.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    15/05/2017 #2 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, thank you for tagging me; I was unfamiliar with this comedian and his show.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar thought you might enjoy this too.
  22. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    12/05/2017
    How Do You Mend A Broken Heart?  A Visit To Beirut.
    How Do You Mend A Broken Heart? A Visit To Beirut.. Welcome to Beirut, recognised as one of the oldest cities in the world where Archeologists have dated human habitation here to over 5000 B. C. This picturesque city is perched on a thin peninsula that meanders outwards into the azure...
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    David B. Grinberg
    15/05/2017 #39 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, Paul, you sure get around. I really enjoy reading these illuminating, informative and insightful articles.
    Are you contemplating (or already writing) a book about your travels and all the different cultures you've experiences first-hand? Could be a good one. Keep buzzing!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    14/05/2017 #38 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #37 Soon please @Paul Walters
    Paul Walters
    13/05/2017 #37 Paul Walters
    #22 @Don 🐝 Kerr You knpow Don , one day I might just arrive on your doorstep and drag you kicking and screaming off to some exotic locale like....hmmmm ... Cameroon, Congo , nepal...etc etc. Always grateful for your unwavering support
    Paul Walters
    13/05/2017 #36 Paul Walters
    #25 @Lada 🏡 Prkic Sometimes its best to put those fears ( a lot created by the media ) behind you and ...Just do it! Thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    13/05/2017 #35 Paul Walters
    #26 @ Franci Eugenia Hoffman C'mon, let's do it . We could choose somewhere really exotic...
    Paul Walters
    13/05/2017 #34 Paul Walters
    #27 @Brook Massey Thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    13/05/2017 #33 Paul Walters
    #28 @Jim Murray Like any job , it has its down sides. About to embark on a three month sojourn to Cambodia, Namibia, Botswana, S. Africa and Europe ...all with a broken ankle ...could be interesting, stay tuned!!
    Paul Walters
    13/05/2017 #32 Paul Walters
    #29 @Renée 🐝 Cormier Glad that maybe I could maybe broaden your horizons. Thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    13/05/2017 #31 Paul Walters
    #30 Thank you , much appreciated
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/05/2017 #30 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Beirut the beautiful became Beirut the bombed and I am so glad to read this renaissance account of Beirut becoming beautiful again among the bombed structures. I have never met a person from Lebanon who did not offer great accounts of how life used to be, and to see this account mirror their sentiments is very good to see. Very well written piece, enjoyed the writing and the insight that speaks in volumes that all is well again, as it should be for this beautiful land and city.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    13/05/2017 #29 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I love your writing, Paul. You have a way of bringing the reader right into the space you are writing about. Well done. I never wanted to see the Middle East because of all the political turmoil, but you're making me rethink that a bit. Thank you.
    Jim Murray
    12/05/2017 #28 Jim Murray
    Nice work @Paul Walters. Sounds like a dream job if you have several cures for jet lag.
    Brook Massey
    12/05/2017 #27 Brook Massey
    @Paul Walters I love reading your descriptions. My list of must see places continues to grow.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    12/05/2017 #26 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    This is a wonderful share, @Paul Walters. I had no idea Beirut is such a stunning city. And I find your writing style so enjoyable. I feel like I am sitting with you at a cafe chatting and having coffee.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    12/05/2017 #25 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Paul, I love your writing. This is such a beautiful buzz about the city that has managed to rise from the ashes again. But it’s Middle East, and the safety reasons will stop many people from travelling and seeing this part of the world.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    12/05/2017 #24 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Paul, this is such a beautiful buzz about the city that has managed to rise from the ashes again.
    But, unfortunately, it’s Middle East, and the safety reasons can stop many people from travelling and seeing this part of the world.
    Jerry Fletcher
    12/05/2017 #23 Jerry Fletcher
    Thank you Paul for a glimpse into whatt for me is a fabled city.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    12/05/2017 #22 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Paul Walters Here's one thing I love about your style: when I read your stories it feels as though we're seated comfortably across from each other, sharing a beverage, while you relate your adventures. It's a rare talent and one I so appreciate. Will share!
    Paul Walters
    12/05/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #19@debasish majumder Thanks and once again thank you for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    12/05/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    #18 @Dean Owen Its now a great place to visit
  23. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    12/05/2017
    Did We Miss Cherry Blossom Season?
    Did We Miss Cherry Blossom Season?We were on our way from Tokyo's Narita Airport to the hotel, full of anticipation for the two weeks of Japanese culture that lay ahead of us, imagining a magical expectation of experiences, from city to village and wave lapped shoreline to majestic...
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    Ken Boddie
    14/05/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    Interesting take, Lisa, on one of my favourite ballads, by one of my wife's favourite singers, Eva Cassidy. But I have always preferred this classical Kenneth McKellar version which I hope you'll watch:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vXX2AJkKJNI
    It brings back memories of my dad and I watching him at the Tivoli theatre in Aberdeen when I was a lad. We didn't have much money as a family, but it was a regular thing for dad and I to be entertained like lords at the Tivoli, as mum worked in the box office and got us free tickets on a regular basis.
    This song and the land of my birth are both something I'll love ..... "Till a' the seas gang dry."
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    14/05/2017 #26 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Definitely wouldn't have been a Buddist Monk. But, Red Red Rose is beautiful - Till a’ the seas gang dry, my dear,
    And the rocks melt wi’ the sun;
    I will love thee still, my dear,
    While the sands o’ life shall run.
    You could be right about the old Scots Army back in the day.
    I never heard of the Red Red Rose until you posted it now @Ken Boddie, This gal sings it with such eloquence: https://youtu.be/-1-PF2kt2jg Thank you for sharing Scot History that I'm not all that familiar with! I wish my grandmother or even my father would have been alive when I was old and curious enough to ask a lot of questions about their heritage in Scotland (and more!).
    Ken Boddie
    13/05/2017 #25 Ken Boddie
    #24 Thanks for the compliment, Ian, I think? Incidentally, I lost my cherry some time ago. 😢
    Ian Weinberg
    13/05/2017 #24 Ian Weinberg
    @Ken Boddie I do believe that as an Aussie, you have indeed blossomed!
    Ken Boddie
    13/05/2017 #23 Ken Boddie
    #20 "Scots wha hae" was a favourite battle cry in our Uni Regiment, Lisa. Stirring stuff when sung with gusto. I was, however, thinking more of ballads like "Red, Red Rose" or "Ae Fond Kiss", rather than Burns' depiction of Sir William Wallace's call to arms. But, either way, and upon further reflection, I can't see old Rabbie as either a Buddhist monk or a Samurai, or picnicking beneath the sakura. Back in the day, however, perhaps the Scots army could have done with a helping hand from the Shogun of the time?
    Ken Boddie
    13/05/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    #19 Glad you enjoyed our stroll together, Savvy. 🌸 🌸 😊
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    13/05/2017 #21 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Not at all times, I had to have employees on 3rd shift eat inside because of a local mountain lion that wanted to visit us for lunch#12
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/05/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #18 He was a radical back in his time. I look back at my grandmother who always told my mom she would be mortified if any of us married a Catholic. I did... mom said, my grandmother would have had much to say if she would have been alive then. I never understood until I read more about the Protestants and Catholics. Here's a lyric from dear Rabbie https://youtu.be/CKT7qxk9-pw
    Savvy Raj
    13/05/2017 #19 Savvy Raj
    Thank you @Ken Boddie for creating and sharing this visual Hanami in, as you mention the Garden of Eden with this beautiful buzz and making us all walk with you valuing the tender beauty of life and living.
    Ken Boddie
    13/05/2017 #18 Ken Boddie
    #17 Thinking back to our common Scots heritage, Lisa, it's just as well that Rabbie Burns wasn't born in Japan. His poetic mind would have exploded every spring and brought about an even earlier untimely passing.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/05/2017 #17 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #1 Bias is OK, I can see why you would be!
    Ken Boddie
    13/05/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    #14 Send me the bill for the superglue, Paul. Magnificent effort.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/05/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow....... awesome @Ken Boddie! The Cherry blossoms are beautiful. I love the photos of you and your wife. Traveling to a serene place does wash all the stressors away, doesn't it?!! The photo of the children under the tree with the red hats, that could be on the cover of a magazine, well done! Your story brought me to a lovely place in my mind, thank you!!!
    Paul Walters
    13/05/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    @Ken Boddie Ken , you have no idea how much organisation went into getting that lonely tree in Tokyo festooned with blossoms for your visit...whew we just made it in time. I do concur with @Dean Owen but I feel that he might be a little biased as I believe he speaks Japanese like a native!! Thanks , I do so love Japan !
    Ken Boddie
    13/05/2017 #13 Ken Boddie
    #11 Arigato gozaimasu, Faith-san. These memories will stay with me forever.
    Ken Boddie
    13/05/2017 #12 Ken Boddie
    #10 I trust you picnicked beneath the bloom daily, Bill? 😊
    Faith West
    13/05/2017 #11 Faith West
    Awesome. Thanks for your story and photos @Ken Boddie. They brought back memories of my time in Japan during the cherry blossom season. It such a thrilling time ... with the people just as beautiful as the blossoms themselves.
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    12/05/2017 #10 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    When I worked in Sacramento California the cherry blossom trees bloomed at the HP site every April
    Gert Scholtz
    12/05/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    #6 @Ken Boddie Both which are worth visiting the country!
  24. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    11/05/2017
    BeBee Classics
    BeBee ClassicsThere are some beBee articles I regard as BeBee Classics. As I have been here for a while, these posts go back some time and it might be that many Bees have not read it. They all left an impression on me. Some impart knowledge, some are evocative,...
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    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    09/06/2017 #37 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    This is a great pick of must reads from the tons we have on beBee. Thanks Gert🤗🐝🤗
    Gert Scholtz
    13/05/2017 #36 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters @Milos Djukic @Kevin Pashuk @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Juan Imaz @Javier 🐝 beBee Thank you for sharing this post, and so sharing a stream of great beBee posts!
    Gert Scholtz
    13/05/2017 #33 Gert Scholtz
    #31 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you Ali for your insight and much appreciated comment.
    Robert Cormack
    13/05/2017 #32 Robert Cormack
    All great posts, thanks @Gert Scholtz
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/05/2017 #31 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #29 Humans have the right of choice my friend @Gert Scholtz. The comment of dear @debasish majumder isn't a personal one as much as it is an issue that we need to understand. SOmetimes, I tag people to a discussion not because of a personal interest as much as it is in the domain of interests of the people I tag. Somebody might question my neglecting tagging them. My response is simply I didn't feel the relevance of the comments (or buzzes) for them. So, I never question why I am included or not. If not, then I am depriving the author of the right to choose.
    I do appreciate your response; however, I have never questioned your choices. You are an integrated human and I trust your choices fully.
    Gert Scholtz
    13/05/2017 #30 Gert Scholtz
    #25 @Joel Anderson I am heartened that you found these posts through my post because as you say it is a "reflection of the quality and steady stream of great content by so many exceptionally and extraordinarily smart contributors." And of course this is only a small selection, there is so much more from these and other talented contributors. Thank you for your kind comments Joel.
    Gert Scholtz
    13/05/2017 #29 Gert Scholtz
    #27 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Thank you for your comments Ali, I value your time and words very much. As I mention to Debasish, I intend to expand the post in future. My only dilemma is that if I try to select classics coming from your pen - I would probably not be able to choose and I would end up doing a dedicated post on your writing! I appreciate your always respectful and dignified presence on beBee.
    Gert Scholtz
    13/05/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    #26 @debasish majumder Thank you for your comment and share Debasish, and I agree with you. My intention is to expand this post, including older post classics from yourself, Ali Anani and Sara Jacobovici and others, and share it again in future. I am glad you enjoyed the read!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    13/05/2017 #27 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Thank you dear @debasish majumder for your very kind words. I also thank you for drawing my attention to this buzz written a very respectful bee @Gert Scholtz. I read most of the buzzes that you highlighted and they are worthy. You left out a classical buzz written by you. Great selections indeed.
    Debasish- Gert is being honest and he included the buzzes that are worthy and I fully understand his choices. For me, the real value is that Gert included truly worthy buzzes.
    debasish majumder
    12/05/2017 #26 debasish majumder
    Great list indeed @Gert Scholtz! there are many more whose articles are too phenomenal as well enriching too along with yours. i only feel there is a miss of another stalwart, making this platform a unique one and that is sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee! would have been delighted to see his name too, as he continuously struggle to display with unique posts in order to widen our vistas with wide knowledge and as well @Sara Jacobovici! i personally feels enriched a lot out of their phenomenal renditions with distinctions. however, wonderful buzz! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Joel Anderson
    12/05/2017 #25 Joel Anderson
    @Gert Scholtz Thanks again for a great list. I don't know how I missed these when they first came out but I am truly grateful that you took the time to repost them. Not sure if it is just a matter of my inability to organize and manage my time, or just the sheer volume of great writers and posts on this site that just seem to fuel my intermittent ability to see them all. Maybe it is more of my sporadic and patchy checking in and off the net, my ADD, or some kind of mystical nuance with my IT systems but it was personally a tad disheartening to see that I had missed so many on your list. Disheartening not because of anything that beBee is doing, rather that I missed them in the first place. I do, however, think it is a reflection of the quality and steady stream of great content by so many exceptionally and extraordinarily smart contributors. Regardless of my apparent reading limitations, thank you again. Good stuff all. And for all of you on the list--Yes, you all Rock!
    Joel Anderson
    12/05/2017 #23 Joel Anderson
    Absolutely beeautiful list.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/05/2017 #22 Gert Scholtz
    @Pascal Derrien @Kevin Pashuk There is one thing I enjoy more than reading your posts - sharing it so others can do too. Like you, I am thrilled with the engagement on beBee.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/05/2017 #21 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen @Ken Boddie You have shared some of my older posts I had almost forgotten about! Thank you for doing so from The Gap.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/05/2017 #20 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador @Donna-Luisa Eversley Glad you enjoyed the post and thank you for commenting. More to come in future.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/05/2017 #19 Gert Scholtz
    #16 @Aaron 🐝 Skogen Thanks for the share Aaron - glad you enjoyed this collection of older beBee posts.
    Gert Scholtz
    12/05/2017 #18 Gert Scholtz
    #15 @Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA I certainly will Anne - I hope to do more of these posts in future.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/05/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    Love the list @Gert Scholtz and the opportunity to revisit some great posts and to enjoy others for the first time. I'm glad to see some of your posts mentioned by your readers.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    12/05/2017 #16 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Great list @Gert Scholtz!
    Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    12/05/2017 #15 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBA
    Hope you'll take a peek as some of mine too.
  25. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    24/03/2017
    “A little cornstarch between the legs helps cure 'The Wolf'...”
    “A little cornstarch between the legs helps cure 'The Wolf'...”“The Wolf”, “Cook’s Crack”, “Chef’s Cheeks” is an affliction that cooks get from time to time due to the long hours of standing on their feet, running around, the heat and sweat. As the heat and sweat build up, the rubbing of your upper legs and...
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    Randall Burns
    28/05/2017 #6 Randall Burns
    Thanks @Paul Walters, I appreciate that!
    Paul Walters
    28/05/2017 #5 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns Just came across this little gem this morning.... very Anthony Bourdain !! I have put cornstarch on my grocery list ...you know...just in case. Thank you , a great way to start a Sunday morning !
    Randall Burns
    06/05/2017 #4 Randall Burns
    #2 Thank You @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, always great to hear from you.
    Randall Burns
    06/05/2017 #3 Randall Burns
    #1 HaHa! Thanks for the feedback @☘️Don Philpott I appreciate the shares
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/05/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a great story you shared @Randall Burns. You wrote, "It’s funny that we can read something, be told something and intellectually accept it and believe it but sometimes it takes time for the lesson to actually sink in, sometimes years, and there are still some that I’m trying to learn to this day" I agree, many times lessons can take years to sink in but when they do it's wonderful to have a light bulb moment! I agree with you regarding self-perception. We may grow up for years with certain perceptions about ourselves only to have a very good friend point out to us that it's our thinking patterns that are getting in the way of our own successes and internal peace. It takes a good friend to point out something like this, and it appears you had that with Dave. I like the Wolf concept. I wondered where you were going with the story about chafing, it tied in very nicely. I like the way you think and you keep it real!
    ☘️Don Philpott
    06/05/2017 #1 ☘️Don Philpott
    zen and the art of mental hygiene - tasty!
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