logoSign upLog in
Caregivers - beBee


~ 100 buzzes
Welcome, Primary Caregivers to Hive for Support, Resources, and Inspiration for all the great things that you do!

Mission Statement: "Promoting humanity within the family, for Primary Caregivers to know that they are not the only ones out there. Others have gone where you are now, so we'll provide helpful support and information to get through this time. Because you're doing a great thing, and you also need "Respite" ~ a vacation away to help you get through this stronger."

See also Hive: "Caregiving: Respite"
Because we Care..
~Dr Margaret Aranda
  1. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    Those Magnificent Men in their Racing Machines
    Those Magnificent Men in their Racing MachinesI spent the last hour restoring an old photograph. It is one of a handful of photos in my possession of a man I barely knew. It’s a labourious but enlightening process. I bury myself in the photo, and with each click of the mouse, I have...


    Irene Hackett
    29/08/2016 #39 Anonymous
    Your writing is some of the best I've seen online @Dean Owen. This piece is as all the others brings me to where the characters are - to their time and place - as @Aurorasa Sima described, I too forget I am reading! Thanks for the adventure your writing brings me @Dean Owen!
    Dean Owen
    29/08/2016 #38 Dean Owen
    @Sinclair Owen Cheers bro!
    Vincent Andrew
    29/08/2016 #37 Vincent Andrew
    #34 If you like rice wine, you can ask them, "Bisi tuak kita wai?" Loosely translated - Do you have rice wine?
    Vincent Andrew
    29/08/2016 #36 Vincent Andrew
    Paul, that's a great opportunity to learn up close their language and culture. #34
    Dean Owen
    29/08/2016 #35 Dean Owen
    #30 I always resented Cooper giving up Formula One in 1968 despite the huge success of Mini Coopers in rally car racing. I think John Cooper's heart was broken when his father died. He has said in interviews it was due to the rising costs, bigger engines. Cooper still managed two Grand Prix podiums in their final season. I think he just wasn't as passionate as Chapman, Mclaren, Brabham - more risk averse. Would love to see the Cooper name back in F1 instead of on the back of a BMW Mini. Would love to hear about the "Monza" Wall. The banking on the Monza circuit was absolutely lethal. I don't know much about the Meadowdale circuit, but if it has anything similar, I can imagine it claimed a few lives too. Thanks Phil.
    Paul Walters
    28/08/2016 #34 Paul Walters
    #24 Hi @Vincent Andrew Im off to Kalimantan next week. We have a number of wonderful Dyak friends and am involved with a few projects up there
    Paul Walters
    28/08/2016 #33 Paul Walters
    Thanks dean, always a good read with breakfast from you
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #26 Sounds like a great stream of consciousness that we do regularly on Dr @Ali Anani's "Fractal's Forever." I see a lineup of more research being done for @Dean Owen here ~ you #24 #23 could all contribute more.....it's all good.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    28/08/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #12 haha It was the '60's for example, back when the gas station attendant ran (literally) to wash your windows, check your oil, and fill your gas tank (it's still this way in New Jersey, by law I understand. I remember my father opening the window and the man would ask, "What can I fill you up with, "regular" or "ethel?" My dad said, "Ethel, please." ~that was a memory walk just now.
    Phil Friedman
    27/08/2016 #30 Phil Friedman
    #29 Well, @Dean Owen, I will tell some other stories, if you think they may be of interest to members of Cafe beBee. About, for example, racing against the Cooper versions of the Morris Mini. Doing the "Monza wall" in a downpour at Meadowdale Raceway in Carpentersville, IL. And I'll expect you to continue telling yours, which I will watch for avidly. Cheers!
    Dean Owen
    27/08/2016 #29 Dean Owen
    #26 That is quite a story! I just watched a video of the Wilmot Hills circuit. Looks a lot like the circuits of England in the day. I know quite a few Coopers ended up in the States and Canada. I have been trying to track the Owen/Knight Streamliner which ended up in Canada. I found the car above, which has been restored and is racing in Germany; http://www.ultimatecarpage.com/gallery/Cooper-T53-Climax-47980.html. Thanks for that gem. Would love to hear more if you ever decide to post an article on your dabble in racing....
    Aurorasa Sima
    27/08/2016 #28 Aurorasa Sima
    #15 I can only repeat what I said below the India post: When I read your articles I forget that I am reading on a screen. Looking forward to the next part.
    Phil Friedman
    27/08/2016 #27 Phil Friedman
    @Dean Owen - I love these stories you write. Seriously. Let me reciprocate with this one. Mid-sixties. I am class racing at an event held by the Midwest Council of Sports Cars at a track in Wilmot Hills, WI. I am racing in G-Production. But I am watching a race for C-Modified -- which is actually a fully open class. The two top contenders in the race are a modified 1966 Corvette (a bored out, ported, and fully tuned monster) and a.... second hand F1 Cooper. I remember the race as the most exciting I have ever seen, including the many professional races I've watched. The two drivers dueled wheel to wheel over the .9 mile course with several hills, many lefts and rights, and one 180-degree reverse. In the straightaway, the Corvette would pull away from the Cooper, which would then catch up by roaring lickety-split into the next turn, braking ever so hard at the last split second, and passing the Corvette on the inside of the turn. Then the process would be repeated. Over and over again for, as I remember, 25 laps. On about the 22nd lap, the Cooper had mechanical trouble and had to retire, leaving the Corvette the winner. But the Corvette driver insisted on sharing the winner's lap with the driver of the Cooper. Cont... pt.II
    Phil Friedman
    27/08/2016 #26 Phil Friedman
    @Dean Owen - pt II

    One of the reasons I remember it so vividly is that later, in the pits, where my car was parked next to the Cooper, I saw murder almost committed by the Cooper driver on one of his pit crew, a cousin of his. The Cooper has this single huge caliper disk break on its rear axle. Because of the way the race had been run (more and harder braking than on a longer course), that disk in the brake was almost red hot when the car came off the track. Since the race was over, for some insane reason the pit crew member involved decided to cool it off with a bucket of water. He got to about two steps from the car with the bucket, when he was tacked by the driver and owner of the car, who began pummeling him with his fists, yelling how the pit crew member was going to warp that hot disk by dashing cold water on it, and that there were no replacements available -- anywhere in the world. We dragged the Cooper driver off his cousin, got the driver to accept some Champagne and the good wishes of those who had watched the race. And eventually, we all went on our merry ways. What a day. And what marvelous cars the Coopers were, including the diminutive F3s.

    Thanks for the stroll down memory lane. Cheers!
    Dean Owen
    27/08/2016 #25 Dean Owen
    #24 I had not heard of them but am reading about them now. Incredible! I would love to learn more. I have only been to Borneo for diving. I must make sure to leave the resort next time!
    Vincent Andrew
    27/08/2016 #24 Vincent Andrew
    #22 I belong to a tribe called the Dayaks. Have you heard of them? Sometimes they are commonly referred to as the Ibans.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/08/2016 #23 Vincent Andrew
    #22 Dean, my father was an aircraft mechanic. He worked on helicopters such as the Sikorsky and the Dauphin. On some of his work days he would take me to the hangar and he would allow me to go into the cockpit with specific instructions not to touch anything! There in the cockpit my imaginations went wild. Working for Brunei Shell in those days had this perk where family members could fly off to a nearby city or a town. Flew on the Sikorsky a few times and oh my as a child the experience was something you would not easily forget.
    Dean Owen
    27/08/2016 #22 Dean Owen
    #20 Thank you @Vincent Andrew, I just read that your father was a helicopter pilot? I have no doubt that you have a fascinating history full of a culture where family comes first. I spot signs in your writings of a Peranakan culture? Forgive me if I am totally wrong.
    Dean Owen
    27/08/2016 #21 Dean Owen
    #19 @Don Kerr, you are too kind. I think you have inspired a whole bunch of us to drop the facade and just be human.
    Vincent Andrew
    27/08/2016 #20 Vincent Andrew
    You have this great ability to give us a taste of what's to come @Dean Owen. You actually make me look forward to your novel. Just like you in some ways I am trying to retrace my roots, especially my father's history. I know very little and I have seen very little of people from his side. I had been warned before not to see any of his people. The story needs to be told one day ... Thanks for sharing yours.
    ABRE TUS ALAS ES TIEMPO DE VOLARRecordad que el secreto de la felicidad esta en la libertad,y el secreto de la libertad, en el...


    Deann M. Harrity
    26/08/2016 #10 Deann M. Harrity
    #5 YES! SAME HERE! :(
    Deann M. Harrity
    26/08/2016 #9 Deann M. Harrity
    #18 As Javier beBee mentioned below, they will be releasing a video platform soon and that is certainly bound to draw in new users closer to my age range, but there is still much more that will be needed to grasp the attention of the young masses. With our phones constantly in our hands and things like Pokemon Go sweeping the world, my suggestion would be more interaction based platforms BUT you must also be prepared to see the interactions here change if that occurs because a younger crowd could also mean a less business focused platform and I'm not sure that is what bebee is currently going for. (Sorry I wrote so much but I found this so interesting!) :)
    Deann M. Harrity
    26/08/2016 #8 Deann M. Harrity
    #18 Thanks for the tag @Gert Scholtz! This is certainly an interesting read and topic. I certainly agree with this article and where the writers head is at. When times change, you need to change as well or be prepared for the consequences. My generation (GenZ) grew up in the information era, where anything and everything could be found or learned at the drop of a hat via Google, Youtube, etc! We eat, breathe, and sleep technology. If it's not new and exciting, to be honest, we do not care. We will drop and it and move onto the next big thing without blinking an eye. In order to attract us and keep our attention you need to stand out, and in a BIG way. Each platform has their different tactic to do this; Some fail, others excel, and that is just how business works. I truly believe that . bebee CAN draw in my generation, I mean, you alre right? ;) But it will take some work. What drew me to bebee was the lack of other resources for what I was looking for. I wanted to try writing a bit more, expressing my opinions, while still holding onto myself and this platform gave me everything I was looking for. What kept me was my fellow bees. Every single person I have encountered in anyway has been beyond helpful, kind, understanding, and INTELLIGENT! The feedback you get from posting here is truly unique and I could not imagine producing my honey anywhere else right now, but that doesn't mean others my age will agree. (continued in next post)
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #3 Love "Walk this Way...talk this way..." now I can't get that song out of my head! It's like "It's a Small World" now....ah! Great to reminisce - it releases positive brain hormones that elevate mood and longevity - and probably decreases or halts progression of dementia. Old songs, pictures, memories are used in nursing home therapy and we have lots of Primary Caregivers here on beBee who are juggling things as "The Sandwiched Generation" to care for both their kids and parents. I have Hive "Caregivers." Sharing to this Hive now. And blessings to all of our Primary Caregivers on beBee! @Randy Smith, @Dale Masters, @Robert Bell, @Randy Keho, @Naeem Masih, @Mark LeBusque Human Manager & Purposeful Provocateur, @Juan Manuel P A, @Tommy McElroy, MD, @Dr. Allen Miller, @Dr. Kristina Nelson, @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @Ali Anani, @John White, MBA, @Matt Sweetwood, @Juan Imaz as we move into the USA and have many Primary Caregivers that need our expressions of admiration for being unsung Heros, each one!
    Nicholas Fester
    26/08/2016 #5 Nicholas Fester
    Hi @Federico Álvarez San Martín It's happening again. When I go check on comments some come up at someone else's post? Also my blogs are not updating on my stats chart? #17
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    26/08/2016 #4 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 I am bringing in lots of young ladies and men who suffer from Invisible Illnesses and disabilities, or medical malpractice that has left a woman barren. These Young Adults will arrive through "Dr Margaret Aranda: For My NewBeeZ" and gravitate to "Invisible Illnesses" with further subCategories such as "Invisible Illnesses: Fibromyalgia." I will be teaching them to produce honey, which does last 5,000 years and remains sterile! ~we need to last that long too! :)
    Lisa Gallagher
    26/08/2016 #3 Lisa Gallagher
    Great buzz @Nicholas Fester! Yes we need youth and vitality, it helps us to all learn from one another and stay young at heart! You brought up great points about one of my favorite bands U2 . I think of Steven Tyler from Aerosmith who young and old alike still love because he appeals to many generations just like Carlos Santana who produces music with talented artists from different age groups, not to mention, he rocks the acoustics! When my daughter and I are alone in the car we pump up the jams, sing, laugh and have a great time together. I agree, @Javier beBee and his team are great examples of mixing business with pleasure and saying to all, it's OK to just BEE you!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    26/08/2016 #2 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great thoughts Nick! A thought occurred to me, would we have hung out here had we been 24? ;) Most youngsters on other professional social sites are there to connect and be noticed for career opps (hardly any produce any), while more of their time is spent on social sites. On beBee, more thought needs to go into how to make the platform attractive to build young personal brands and showcase it to the rest. We do have enough big guns with attitude here anyway ;) That said and done, we should also be optimistic about the age demographics and have a firm belief in the fact that Bees sooner or later, gravitate to honey! I read somewhere long ago that honey stays fresh and never spoils...only crystallises (gets archived?) in time. Yes, what we need is fresh thought, fresh features, fresh attitude. Somebody shoot some pheromones out!