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  1. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    Brave. Bonding. Through Acceptance And Genuine Listening.
    Brave. Bonding. Through Acceptance And Genuine Listening. There are many paths to follow. In life. It is an illusion to think that there is only one choice. The right one. Nature is all about abundance. Infinite possibilities. Behind the walls of perfection there is hidden fear. Let us not be blind and be...


  2. Walter Smith

    Walter Smith

    https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/x/V4Aw Walter Smith


    Joyce Bowen
    20/02/2017 #1 Joyce Bowen
    So very true
  3. Walter Smith

    Walter Smith

    The Self Management Compass https://affectivelearningwiki.atlassian.net/wiki/display/ALS/Training+Resources Walter Smith


    Walter Smith
    21/02/2017 #12 Walter Smith
    #11 Thank you. I look forward to your comments.
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/02/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for bringing my attention to your post @Walter Smith. I look forward to reading your article. It starts off with concepts very near and dear to my heart. Will follow up as soon as possible. Welcome to beBee!
    Walter Smith
    20/02/2017 #10 Walter Smith
    Thanks Manjit, I will follow Ali and Sara#9
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 This is why you will find a great affinity with @Ali Anani and @Sara Jacobovici and once they see your thinking and your approach to the scientific method, I know they will be fascinated by what it is you are developing and it will be interesting to see this evolve as a new triad. I envision it having a very powerful effect if it does so evolve and/or emerge in resulting fusion of relationships. I see in this three brilliant minds with a high potential of affinity.
    Walter Smith
    20/02/2017 #7 Walter Smith
    Manjit, Optologics is categorization metrics. We need to categorize or generalize to understand the bigger picture. My idea is to find standard categories for the production and use of knowledge that we can all agree on. Then we can see knowledge scientifically rather than phenomenologically. #5
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    20/02/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #5 Engaging thinking isn't that the greatest gift bestowed to a human being.. Each of one you is unique and I'm glad to just know some amazing people here to learn and grow :) Have a lovely day both of you.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Yes, Walter is an interesting mind with unique perspectives and he can abstract and conceptualize but at the most basic level he engages in thinking, naturally I appreciate a mind like that.

    None of this for me is about enjoyment, it is about appreciation. What Walter does is in some ways parallel with what I do but Walter has his own unique DNA - he deals much more deeply with the ontological and explores infinitely more with physics.

    I noticed Walter when he checked my profile today, and then of course Fatima you tagged me. What is important for me about Walter Smith is to recognize Walter Smith as Walter Smith and not on the basis of similarities.

    We learn most from people who are different from us - and even if I might use the word compass and Walter uses compass or I may use spectrum and Walter may use the term, appreciation does not come through categorization but observation. I certainly do appreciate Walter Smith for being Walter Smith. We are both an N of 1 and what matters is the N of 7 Billion and the appreciation in that.
    Walter Smith
    19/02/2017 #4 Walter Smith
    #2 Thank you for the link.
    Walter Smith
    19/02/2017 #3 Walter Smith
    Thank you for your comment. Much appreciated#1
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/02/2017 #2 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Some familiar topics discussed here I'm sure you'll enjoy this more than I did Learning from it.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    19/02/2017 #1 🐝 Fatima Williams
    First off @Walter Smith I am following you
    Welcoming you to beBeeland 🐝🤗

    And love this post on Optologics.
    So simple and yet effective explanation that self-management is true intelligence. Yes we are responsible for the way we let others influence us. That's why I learnt not to blame situations or people but look at my mistakes as a learning journey.

    As you say "Common sense is not what we believe, but what we can all agree on"
    What the current education system doesn't allow an individual to use common sense or even to think. The set frame work is like a sheep of herd led in one direction. I enjoyed reading this alot and Happy to meet you here on BeBee 🤗
  4. ProducerLuiza Barbosa da Silva
    FORMAÇÃO DE PROFESSORES NA ESCOLA INCLUSIVA COM CRIANÇAS AUTISTAScriança com autismo em sala individual                                                                         projeto apresentado por criança autista em sala regular Palavras-chave: Inclusão; Formação do professor; Autismo. ...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #10 Obrigado
    Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    20/02/2017 #10 Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    #9 Bons estudos.E obrigada pelos textos sugeridos!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 I hope this Portuguese translation is good - Eu gostei de aprender com você
    Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    19/02/2017 #8 Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    #7 oi, amanhã leio com calma,mas isso é um arigo do meu trabalho de conclusao de Curso, meu trabalho tem 3 capitulos, conceito de inclusão e integração, Formação do professor e Autismo.Coloquei aqui pras pessoas refletirem sobre.Meu trabalho li livros com tradução em portugues meu trabalho deu 40 paginas.grata pelo teu comentário.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/02/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    At the most basic level I did not initially have an idea of what autism was. As I learned about it, I did so accidentally because I was interested in knowing more about the gut-brain relationship and it is here I discovered that autism was one of those dysfunctions that require whole body understanding and not just to study what parts of the body autism was studied. I will follow up with the TEACCH resource https://www.teacch.com/resources

    Also there is a new club member called Alex who joined our Toastmasters group, and I had even less knowledge of Asbergers Syndrome, never mind that this Syndrome was at the high functioning end of autism. Here Luiza mentioning difficulty in communication, socialization and imagination was an additional helpful frame for me.

    With this buzz the first thing I wanted to find out is what the Declaration of Salamanca so this was my first object of study :

    Declaration of Salmanca

    Salamanca Statement

    I browsed this 1994 statement and it is written in absolute clear language, and I saw Luiza note the National Education-Law 9.394 / 96, so governments do have some framework for social inclusion, but here I am learning to what degree. Luiza and one other bee referenced the work of Lev Vygotsky http://www.childdevelopmentmedia.com/articles/play-the-work-of-lev-vygotsky/ I need to find the time to study Vygotsky even if it is just at my beginner level. I like the conclusion "inclusion is a challenge to be overcome" I learned a lot in this buzz. Thank You.
    Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    26/07/2016 #6 Luiza Barbosa da Silva
    Oi, Patrícia! Eu também penso que as escolas e professores devam está preparados para atender todas suas crianças atendendo suas dificuldades. Que bom que você gostou!
    Patrícia Rocha
    26/07/2016 #1 Patrícia Rocha
    Ótimo artigo Luiza! Gostei do enfoque da inclusão para as crianças com autismo. Eu, particularmente, sou a favor dessa prática num sentido mais amplo, abarcando também crianças com problemas com sindrome de down e de movimentação. Entendo que cada caso possui sua especificidade, mas penso que os professores e a escola devem estar preparados para integrar todo tipo de criança dentro do ambiente educativo! Parabéns novamente pelo texto!
  5. ProducerAurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    The Poppy Project
    The Poppy ProjectIf you want it all you cannot be distracted by the illusion you have created. Only when your mind is silent you can see clear enough to enjoy your life and forget about your desires. Your desires are irrelevantMars ArgoThe internet´s Top Illuminati...


    Aurorasa Sima
    07/02/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    @Milos Djukic
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/02/2017 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    The line has been extracted by playing the noise at the end of the last video of the original poppy video backward with a different pitch.

  6. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    Titanic Sinclair is now a spiritual guru on the internet
    It Just Feels Good To Be Happy
    It Just Feels Good To Be Happy Follow @titanicsinclair on Twitter and Instagram. Download music at...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #13 In this clip Andy Kaufman whose wrestling women act and goading the audience was designed chaos, he is talking to a reporter called Vince McMahon. McMahon now plays the act of the boss of the WWE along with a fake family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKSy1LQwt0I View more
    #13 In this clip Andy Kaufman whose wrestling women act and goading the audience was designed chaos, he is talking to a reporter called Vince McMahon. McMahon now plays the act of the boss of the WWE along with a fake family. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKSy1LQwt0I

    What Kaufman showed is how people can be influenced by people that are designed to be the villain. The conditioning of people was the joke whether it is a person people like or as WWE now shows, millions made on creating pretend villains in a show that Kaufman himself created by claiming himself the Womens Wrestling Champion of the World.

    Now to get into the joke here, remove the layer of the jibing, cajoling and inciting and understand that in case of Kaufman all of this is highly orchestrated and he knows what he is doing. This Atlantic article begins to peel away the performance of Kaufman - yet instead of people realizing this conditioning, the same conditioning is today used by that reporter called Vince McMahon to create a multi-billion dollar industry of combining near-vaudeville performance with traditional wrestling. Jerry Lawler an actual wrestler was always on in the joke - so WWE was born.

    Atlantic Article on Kaufman

    It is not everyday that German philosophical terms are used to describe what people view as a comedian, but once we understand that Kaufman was operating at the level of philosophy it shows an altogether different side - the only one that actually helps in understanding the genius of Kaufman.

    On Kaufman and Existential Psychology
    http://www.renfusa.com/2012/07/on-kaufman-and-existential-psychology.html Close
    Aurorasa Sima
    18/02/2017 #13 Aurorasa Sima
    #12 Yes, I do love her. Thank you!

    It´s amazing how willing you are to be influenced by someone you like. I am conditioned to not react normal to the word "deletion" anymore.

    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #11 In terms of art you will love Susan Sontag http://www.quotehd.com/imagequotes/authors4/susan-sontag-quote-interpretation-is-the-revenge-of-the-intellect-upon.jpg

    The important thing here for me is not deletion but the meaning of deletion in the millennial world.

    Deletion is one of the things I find about fascinating about this generation and deletion has expressed itself in the world of technology and that is why I am equally fascinated with snapchat, which I know @Javier 🐝 beBee and more so @Juan Imaz - but their fascination with snapchat is in terms of the startup itself and is marketing rather than art focused.

    The problem I find with millennials is that have also been taught by technology to follow - so now you have these two contradictory forces at play - deletion and following. That to me is absolutely fascinating because I love contradictory forces - the best learning of all !!! Close
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/02/2017 #11 Aurorasa Sima
    #9 That sounds right to me (gray).

    I get what you are saying about the Guppy video.

    The only troublesome fact this symbiotic relationship draws our attention to is that the line between internet and reality is becoming more and more blurry.

    The link below the poppy buzz was the last video of Mars Argo before she vanished and deleted all of her content. While the new poppy refers to this video several times, it seems strange to make a video like this when your heart is so broken that you want to vanish from the face of the public.

    I refuse to be manipulated into considering theories. Something those two - couple or separate - are very good at.

    They are very successful at creating emotional connection with their viewers.

    I am a philistine who rarely gets why people like a piece of art. Art does not penetrate me.. This art I get. It is art.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 I find Guppy personally interesting - that is where my nose immediately takes me to peer inside the whole Mars thing. This is where the attention is drawn inward at themselves rather than what is happening externally - removing the coating of love you and see what it is I am able to see underneath all that


    It is original - that much got my antenna up for this and works at so many new levels into my dissection of personal brand and its effects - and that is my own discovery - and anything that moves that is a nice buzz.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 I can see where it fits now - I found an accommodation for this questioning of pop culture in GRAY

    Took out Instruction Design and replaced it with

    GRAY now equals

    That is where this media now fits in my learning journey.
    It is indeed a hypnotic and symbiotic relationship, I am glad you featured this as a buzz. Thanks
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/02/2017 #7 Aurorasa Sima
    #6 I remember him vaguely. Thanks for the reminder.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 If only Andy Kaufman was still alive - Nothing will ever beat reading the Great Gatsby to an audience all night long
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VAbuVM5oVV4 View more
    #2 If only Andy Kaufman was still alive - Nothing will ever beat reading the Great Gatsby to an audience all night long

    Remember Kaufman was the genius that noted the audience which still has not noted itself, which led to the rise of Vince McMahon and World Wrestling Entertainment, which we never associate with Kaufman.

    What people follow is what people follow, I don't speak for followers - people are free to follow what they want, there is enough for me to chew on in Buy a T-Shirt and Delete Your Facebook, that is keeping my funny-bone occupied and my body most assuredly amused.

    Let me now meditate on the tweet :

    If someone wants a million followers they need a personal brand. This is the unfinished legacy of Andy Kaufman. The true genius generation isn't the millennial generation, it is the generation they give rise to. Close
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/02/2017 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 Yeah ... I even buzzed about it.


    But be careful, dear City, you might get lost for hours in a weird but seductive world.

    THAT is "social media advice" "how to create a brand" and "how to reach millennials" - and it´s also how to get people thinking and curious in our current setting with short attention spans.

    I don´t want to be you right now and decide for a color. Close
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    OMG!!! it gets better and better

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KbS-dKD4c9I View more
    OMG!!! it gets better and better


    It gets going from 1 minute 30 seconds onwards.

    OK now where the heck do I put this stuff on my learning journey? Note quite yellow enough and not quite cyan enough - OK me thinks it is more Cyan-enough worthy. Close
    Aurorasa Sima
    15/02/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Did you find his vid on personal branding too? A true artist. You as a seeker will come across "Mars Argo" and "That Poppy".. Millions of followers.

    Forget the boring "how to market to millennials". He showed how to do it and it can´t be copied.

    What he achieved with that poppy is impressive. And it makes me feel good about the young people. While some of us old people worry about the intellectual status of the younger generation I suggest that many older people do not even get this satire.

    He inspired hundreds of youtubers to create videos discussing his projects. That´s the thing about personal branding. You also have to be interesting ...
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank you, Thank you Aurorasa for finding this.

    This allowed me to find Titanic Sinclair's video on Buy this T-Shirt
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IljiusuBGYo View more
    Thank You, Thank You, Thank You, Thank you, Thank you Aurorasa for finding this.

    This allowed me to find Titanic Sinclair's video on Buy this T-Shirt

    With spiritual guru thingies I prefer Alanis Morissette Eight Easy Steps

    but with Titantic Sinclair's Buy this T-Shirt - man' even if I write 20 more things about the superficial side of personal branding - he says so well in under 2 minutes


    Now I think I have to write a little more about Pee-BS (Personal Brand Superficiality) - not to be confused with PBS, a channel for people who don't want to watch superficial commercial television.

    THANK YOU - this is deeper than just wryly hilarious. To deep for the superficial.😄 Close
  7. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Supplementary material to Mary Kalantzis and Bill Cope book
    New Learning: Elements of a Science of Education,
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    New Learning  |  New Learning
    newlearningonline.com A knowledge community, international conference, scholarly journal, and book...
  8. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    It turns out what I began with is not what I finished - this is actually a tribute to an educator I learned about today and where I nearly did not. His name is Richard DuFour and died Wednesday 8th February 2017.

    This is the kind of thing I like, since my first reaction to this post at https://www.linkedin.com/hp/update/6236678536422318080 was why would someone use a quote without much meaningful substance - but then after I had found a church link to provide some substance, I noticed the words "Rest in Peace" hidden at the top in small-print, and that was good because when I followed with a search for who DuFour was, I found several video's by Richard DuFour and I realized that this was a very good educator, who also believed in "learning by doing". I am glad I had the patience today to notice that and in turn learn that indeed an excellent educator had passed away.
    Steps to PLC Heaven
    Steps to PLC Heaven Rick DuFour discusses the 7 steps along the journey to PLC...
  9. Blaine Little

    Blaine Little

    "A fool shows his annoyance at once, but a prudent man overlooks an insult."

    ~The Holy Bible - Proverbs 12:16


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    12/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The great thing about proverbs is that they change in meaning with our personal growth. There is an avalanche of annoyance being showered in our world today and more so than in prior decades, so viewing annoyance through the lens of prudence becomes a part of that journey of my personal growth.

    A proverb for me is reduced to the level of a slogan or a quote or a phrase when it is not lived. There is a relationship in practice here that makes proverbs timeless gems of the human condition and it is our development maturity which polishes our rough diamond hearts. This is the way I learn from a proverb.
  10. Aurorasa Sima

    Aurorasa Sima

    A good short-, medium-, and long-term plan, even better when it´s a mindset - not a strategy.

    Aurorasa Sima
    Seth's Blog: Long-term strategy: Don't be a jerk
    sethgodin.typepad.com In the moment, when you have power, no matter how momentarily, how will you choose to act? Jerk comes from the idea of pulling hard on the reins, suddenly and without care. Horses don't like it and neither, it...


    Stefan Musat
    26/01/2017 #6 Stefan Musat
    #5 Nice to met you too! :)
    Aurorasa Sima
    26/01/2017 #5 Aurorasa Sima
    #4 I loved it too. Thank you for your comment, Stefan. And ... nice to meet you (:
    Stefan Musat
    26/01/2017 #4 Stefan Musat
    Good advice from Seth Godin
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Thinker does not have to mean extraordinary, because the idea of "know thyself' is not preordained or a chosen people, anyone can think either at the top of a hierarchy, or in the messy middle, or where the work is done. Sometimes the great work that is done isn't in the workplace, but in the home.

    Good people can think but apathy and ignorance can be effects of dumbing down a population. So I appreciate the thinker who makes a home as much as the great thinkers like Newton Minnow :

    Minnow in 1961 spoke about the "The Vast Wasteland"

    Newton Minnow implored his industry to take a higher road and view a bigger picture of media's responsibility to society, but the jerks who still dumb down the masses are simply producing an offspring that represents their strategy sperm. Here the media, economic, technical or political jerk produces the mass-jackass.

    A mother now has to deal with some jackass kids, but she manages to nurture them, protect them and develop them - even if she may be married to a jackass husband. Ultimately many kids grow up and become well functioning members of society, because there were millions of good mothers, even good fathers and good teachers - who were thinkers and who did their best not to produce or raise jackasses.

    Yet not even the best parenting can sometimes stop a bright kid from becoming narcissistic and who thus transform from a thinker into a jerk..
    Aurorasa Sima
    22/01/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    #1 Excellent comment, as usual, dear Manjit. I´d like to add one idea: Does a non-jerk have to be thinker/leader? Or can he be anyone who does not misuse his power?

    I totally agree that - and that´s a risk of SM - meeting trolls or our inner-jerks can mess with our ability to see the big picture.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Excellent piece about restraint. When I look at this mindset and apply it online restraint then the immediate thing I think of is the description of the opposite of a jerk or a troll. That opposite must surely be a thinker as the antonym of jerk and a leader as the antonym of troll.

    Here is the litmus test I thought of after I read the Seth Godin piece. If we do not show restraint and either act as a jerk or the first thing that comes to our mind is to think of the jerks, then as the Bible says in Matthew 7:2 "For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and with the measure you use it will be measured to you".

    When being a jerk is absolute here we find the troll - this is no longer simply about a failure in our restraint as a thinker, but a failure in our restraint as a human being. A thinker and a leader can still deal with the harshness of life, but they make it clear that they are talking about the process and not a person. Where there is the minority that is a troll or we see the jerk within us, we are no longer focusing on what does not work, but able to discern what does - and at that point we begin to move from mindset to strategy - because strategy is execution.
  11. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    In June 2015 the Globe and Mail featured an article by Peter Klein where he contests the widely used quote "Those who can do, those who can't do, teach". He asks us to think again and also offers others quotes from the same play that drew this infamous one. I must admit it is tempting to lazily repeat this kind of humbug about teaching and doing being at odds with each other, which does not help me one jot developing as a learner.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Those who can't do, teach? Think again
    www.theglobeandmail.com A student once taught me a lesson that transformed my career as a teacher and as a journalist: Question the way we do what we do, and improve...


    Vincent Andrew
    08/01/2017 #6 Vincent Andrew
    "We get comfortable in how things are done, and have always been done and those who do not have the chance to be challenged by curious, bold young minds are often relegated to doing things the same old way. Those who can't teach, just do – and that's a shame."
    Cannot agree more.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    08/01/2017 #5 Deb🐝 Lange
    #4 I look forward to finding out what you discover. It is a book to discover something new for yourself through my invitation to increase and expand what and how we notice, sense, feel, witness, experience in our lives in the moment. Enjoy
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Good point Deb. We move further by standing on the shoulders of the great then we do if we think the 21st Century is about reinventing the wheel. There are 21st Century faculties which are entirely new which make some form of traditional teaching out of mode, but there are great minds who offered timeless thoughts. It is the reason I go to Toastmasters, not because it is a great organization, but its founder Ralph Smedley was a great educator - and I still have to delve into the three books he wrote to rekindle his desire as an educator and not simply because his specialty was the art of public speaking. Your point is well taken. This weekend I will also be going through your book, so I look forward to finally commenting and spreading the word on that.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    07/01/2017 #3 Deb🐝 Lange
    #2 Dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit I was very fortunate, my first studies were in teaching and I was privileged to learn with leading people who were then talking about Deschooling society, teaching as a Subversive activity, students who were not empty vessels, rather students who had existing knowledge and who needed guidance in learning how to learn. I can recommend some very great books written many years ago. Just because something is written a long time ago does not mean it is old methodology. these writers were leading edge at the time and it has taken a long time for education and teaching methods to be evolved from instructional, top-down methodologies. remember our first schools in the 18th Century were designed to teach compliance and order so people could become good factory workers. Times have changed we ned people who think for themselves and who can think collectively. We need wisdom.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 I think that there is a courage in teaching which isn't there in learning because the two are inextricably linked - it is when learning is decoupled from teaching that standing outside the fire.

    Teaching can also be decoupled from learning and then we have the talking head, the know it all, the dictator, the prima donna and that was essentially the age of broadcast.

    The profession of teaching is a doing and if we don't believe that then study a teaching course, especially one that teaches the skills of managing adult learning. The college I attend regularly has an adult education certificate https://caps.sheridancollege.ca/products/adult-education.aspx which I may enroll in some future year.

    Even if we study such a course, the way our world is being networked means that we may be learning yesterday's pedagogy - and the doing in teaching then is our innovative capacity to further multiply the coupled relationship that is teaching-learning.

    We do learn most when we teach, but that is not simply a sharing, it is a doing and there is much skill in that doing; as there is also a place for teaching which remains a physical space for that doing, which is considerably enhanced by virtual space as a diversity of teaching options.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    06/01/2017 #1 Deb🐝 Lange
    I have always thought if I want to learn something better, share it with others. As I explain what I have learnt I learn more from The questions and comments of others. So I believe if we all practised sharing and teaching with an intention of learning we would all get better at these things:
    being humble rather than arrogant;
    Being curious rather than thinking we know it all;
    Learning rather than memorising:
    Being a connector of ideas rather than a separator;
    Being able to build relationships rather than create distance and hierarchy .
    And these are only a few.
    I believe we need to look at our values and beliefs of teaching and educating . If we think teaching is all about knowing something and transmitting it to others we limit the learning for ourselves and others.
    If we believe teaching is about sharing what we have discovered to help others discover what is relevant and purposeful to them and to discover new knowledge our methods and practucrs will be different.
  12. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Alan Geller originally shared this link about Peter Ralston about honesty. I love the way he expresses himself.
    Peter Ralston: Talking on Honesty
    Peter Ralston: Talking on Honesty Peter Ralston founder of Cheng Hsin talks about Honesty as a skill and spiritual practice. He explores the possibility of using it as a tool for growth and...
  13. ProducerWayne Yoshida

    Wayne Yoshida

    Staying Relevant by Staying Curious
    Staying Relevant by Staying CuriousInsecta: Diptera: Stratiomyidae (soldier fly) larva Recently, Susan Rooks - the Grammar Goddess -- mentioned something about the fear of not remaining relevant. So, I decided this post would have something of value to folks.All of us should...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    23/12/2016 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Staying curious keeps our minds in motion. @Tony 🐝 Rossi is spot on - never stop learning.
    Wayne Yoshida
    22/12/2016 #10 Wayne Yoshida
    #9 LOL @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian! But this is a good trait to have. As @Tony 🐝 Rossi says, "Never stop learning"
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    22/12/2016 #9 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    I never make the same mistake twice. I'm far too busy inventing new mistakes to make.

    When we're kids, we ask, "Why?" about everything. We get it pushed out of us as we mature. Some of us are lucky enough to morph the question into, "Why not?"

    Some very, very few of us hang on to both questions.

    I consider myself lucky. I have 47 years of experience at being 10 years old. Just ask my wife.
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    22/12/2016 #8 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    Never Stop Learning. :-)
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    21/12/2016 #7 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Continuous improvement and learning is the key to improve our skills and knowledge. Thank you @Wayne Yoshida this is excellent advice
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    True, @Wayne Yoshida -- others can become less relevant too.
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/12/2016 #5 Wayne Yoshida
    #2 #3 Thank you @Susan Rooks for sparking this idea. But be careful - this applies to everyone, not "older folks" - just saying. . .
    Wayne Yoshida
    21/12/2016 #4 Wayne Yoshida
    #1 Thanks @David B. Grinberg - this is especially important in high technology fields, where things change constantly. Just like dinosaurs, we do not want to fail at adapting to changes and learning new things.
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #3 Susan Rooks
    Staying relevant is important to many of us older folks, and thanks for the reminders of how we can do that, @Wayne Yoshida!
    Susan Rooks
    21/12/2016 #2 Susan Rooks
    Thanks for the mention, @Wayne Yoshida! And a most excellent reminder of ways we CAN stay relevant as we age. I particuarly like the "I make mistakes all the time," because I keep thinking that I shouldn't! But of course, we all do. The best part is learning from them.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/12/2016 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Great advice, Wayne. Keeping buzzing!
  14. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    Thursday's Thought: 4.2 seconds or 4 minutes -- What Are YOU Missing?
    Thursday's Thought: 4.2 seconds or 4 minutes -- What Are YOU Missing?Before you read this, please watch the short video below. A fast-moving montage or a moment-by-moment experience: Which is more powerful?There is clearly energy in the incredibly fast-moving 4.2 seconds of scenes first shown above. I was pulled...


    Susan Rooks
    23/01/2017 #28 Susan Rooks
    Something I wrote a month or so ago -- do you rush through life, too?
    Susan Rooks
    23/01/2017 #27 Susan Rooks
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, thanks so much for sharing my post here! I really appreciate it.
    Susan Rooks
    12/12/2016 #26 Susan Rooks
    #24 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I actually would prefer something like that to living with anyone again. I've been single now for about 15 years, but there are certainly nice things about being paired up. I just also need my own space . . . no one argues with me about anything, which of course has both upsides and downsides. I rule. But I also goof. Hmmmm.
    Susan Rooks
    12/12/2016 #25 Susan Rooks
    #6 Thank you for that, @Praveen Raj Gullepalli!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/12/2016 #24 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #23 Oh... oh... I have a great idea, my husband and I can get matching small homes next door to each other! I could handle that haha! Or maybe he will let me get one just for me?? I don't think he could handle that one! ;-) I would LOVE it.
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #23 Susan Rooks
    #22 Trust me, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, you would! It's really small (although there is a full basement, which helps!), but it has 15' ceilings, no walls (except for the bathroom), and a sun porch that is all windows, which overlook the bay. It's on the southwest side of the cottage, so yes -- the sunsets are amazing. I plan to be here for a looooooooong time!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #17 I think I could seriously handle living like that if I were alone! Ah, the sunsets must be amazing. I'm glad you're happy, thats what matters!
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #21 Susan Rooks
    #3 And thank you so much for letting me/us know you enjoyed it, @Angela Letona! I appreciate knowing that and also that you're sharing it with your connections.
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #20 Susan Rooks
    #9 And to think it was a random FB post that I first saw, @Irene Hackett that led me to this! Yes, I love that vieo myself; it's a real hoot!

    And thank you for sharing the post to your connections! I hope they appreciate it as well.
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #19 Susan Rooks
    #11 And @Don 🐝 Kerr, thank YOU for those very kind words! I appreciate your continued contributions on my posts, and I certainly will appreciate your sharing any of them, especially this one. Especially at this time of year, but hopeful far beyond.
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #18 Susan Rooks
    #8 As they say, @Joe Barbosa, those who do not remember the past are condemned to repeat it. I like taking time to reflect on where I've been, where I am, and where I might still be going.

    Thanks for contributing to this conversation!
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #17 Susan Rooks
    #5 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, wasn't it, though? I couldn't believe how much work must have gone into it after I saw all the details. And it did make me laugh, which is always a good thing.

    Yes, some of my friends still are a bit frantic, but having purchased, renovated, and moved to my tiny 525 s.f. cottage on the Bay here in Massachusetts, I've relaxed a LOT. How much do I need, anyway? Very little. My wonderful dogs. Heat now that it's winter. A few friends to talk with, walk with, and hug. Seriously amazing sunsets. It's a long list, and I'm enjoying every minute of it.

    Thanks for continuing your support for my posts; I really appreciate it.
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #16 Susan Rooks
    #12 @Ken Boddie, as usual you're cracking me up! And yes, auto correct is a terror . . . and to your point in your other comment, I'm also much more careful now to "smell those roses" because at my age, I have a much shorter time in front of me than behind me. Pure fact. So I want to make sure I leave this existence happy that I LIVED.

    Thanks for your continued support and contributions to my posts.
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #15 Susan Rooks
    #14 Thanks so much, @Tony Rossi! I appreciate your comment and that you shared my post.
    Tony 🐝 Rossi
    11/12/2016 #14 Tony 🐝 Rossi
    Wow, @Susan Rooks - awesome find, and yes, an absolute perfect metaphor for every aspect of our lives. :-) The challenge is in the choice...
    Susan Rooks
    11/12/2016 #13 Susan Rooks
    Thank you so much, @Javier 🐝 beBee, for sharing my post! I really appreciate that!
    Ken Boddie
    11/12/2016 #12 Ken Boddie
    In connection with my #4 below, it appears I am merely 'loosening' my senses rather than 'losing' them. There goes that autocorrect enema again. 😄
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    10/12/2016 #11 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Susan Rooks one of the most insightful and inspiring posts written unveiling the benefits of facing adversity and living in the present moment. Thank you for sharing this gift with me. It was much needed and moving. Will share broadly.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    09/12/2016 #8 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    As of now technology is moving us to faster moving but impersonal world... We chat in our phones instead of speaking and sometimes have reduced the power of a Sentence into a single Emoji yet we always feel we lack time.... Not in
    Control of our destinies... Yes... after a few decades we understand that while thinking of the possibilities of the Future we lost the past.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    09/12/2016 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    A million dollar question dear Susan! To keep up the pace...or pace things out...to rush along or pause to smell the roses...here's something that I have always found rejuvenating...haunting melody...lovely video...https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rk_sAHh9s08
  15. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Audacity of Media is written on LinkedIn, it is a play on the book "Audacity of Hope" by Barack Obama. It is my way of recording for my own personal posterity the events surrounding the US Elections. Brexit I did record, but this particular event is out there, this is the best way I could. From here I move on with my life - because whether I am here or at BeBee - the online space is my learning laboratory. Nothing more, nothing less. I can learn to whine or whine on about learning - finally realizing the learning organization is the future. For now I view BeBee as my primary learning organization.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Audacity of Media
    www.linkedin.com At the beginning of the rise of Obama, the great orator was acknowledged, here was a President that will make a mark on history. Turns out after eight years, the largest mark is still the colour...
  16. ProducerJuanma Romero

    Juanma Romero

    Vaya metedura de pata
    Vaya metedura de pataFoto de sevillartc.comBasta que lleves años haciendo algo y creas que lo dominas, para que se produzca cualquier imprevisto y te des cuenta de que eso del dominio era pura ilusión. Un baño de humildad no viene nunca mal.Voy a contarte algo que me...


    Juanma Romero
    29/12/2016 #8 Juanma Romero
    #1 #2 #3 #4 #5 #6 #7 Gracias a todos por comentar.
    Oscar Gomez Amento
    04/12/2016 #7 Oscar Gomez Amento
    Creo que a todos los que hacemos oratoria nos ha pasado algo...yo olvide el texto que debia poner en un atril y he tenido que improvisar e inventarme cosas....jajaja gajes del oficio.
    Maria Oslara
    04/12/2016 #6 Maria Oslara
    Me he reido un rato con la historia, lo siento. 😀 Gracias por compartir esa experiencia con nosotros. De todo se aprende.
    José Ramón ✌🏼 López
    04/12/2016 #5 José Ramón ✌🏼 López
    Gracias por compartir tu experiencia @Juanma Romero.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    04/12/2016 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    No dejamos de aprender @Juanma Romero!! Gracias por compartir tu experiencia.
    Pedro🐝 Gómez
    04/12/2016 #3 Pedro🐝 Gómez
    Como bien dices, lo importante es que aprendiste la lección a pesar de tu experiencia y tu trayectoria...la humildad de reconocerlo dice mucho y bueno de ti. Un saludo.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The great part of sharing wisdom about presenting is being aware of these things that we would never have considered otherwise. In Visihow a tip says "Excessive salt, oranges, lemons, grapes and pineapple are acidic and can dry out your throat" so that accords with the observation of salt is loctite to the throat. At the same time salt water gargling is mentioned in preparation tips other speakers have given online http://sayitwithpower.ca/power/protect-your-public-speaking-voice/

    Now the speaker in "Say it with Power" does state that he googled remedies for dry throat remedies, so the lesson here is to be wise about what it is we read, which makes personal anecdotes that much more interesting. In tips for singers, Kristina Seleshanko http://voicestudio.kristinaseleshanko.com/ThingsThatAffectYourVoice.htm provides a surprising tip to avoid excessive weightlifting because that can put a strain on one's vocal cords. Again the proof is in the practice and if practice includes rehearsal, the time to find out what does not work is in the learning lab rather than in front of a live audience.

    In the course of reading about self-help for vocal health I learned about the medical practice of Otolaryngology, it turns out that Otolaryngologists deal with disorders of the ear, nose and throat - so in google-world this PDF http://ent.vcu.edu/docs/selfhelp.pdf is something I am willing to give a higher trust rating.

    In the world of public speaking, humility is indeed a great teacher and so I value insights that accompany personal experience, as much as audiences value speakers who bring their personal experiences to add relevance to a delivered message.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    04/12/2016 #1 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Vaya historia @Juanma Romero !
  17. ProducerXander Schofield
    The Why Behind Millennials Learning Through Hands-on Projects
    The Why Behind Millennials Learning Through Hands-on ProjectsThe millennial generation refers the newest group of people to enter the global workforce. People who were born between 1982 and 2000 belong to this generation. While some educators still cling to the traditional formal and intermittent talent...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Xander, I do see this kind of pattern among the college students I work with. It is not the stereotype of the millennial that I focus on, but that there is a distinct difference in the worldview of this particular generation, and the newest generation has its own traits that come from their exposure to the world of mobile. I already see my grandson bottle fed on a smartphone - and these environmental and social differences do permeate into an overall generational worldview. I still look upon people as one-to-one because the best students I work with do break the mould - and they need to be respected for who they are, rather than as a "millennial" label.
  18. Juanma Romero

    Juanma Romero

    Este pasado lunes grabamos dos programazos de Emprende con @emprendeTVE @LuisOlivanTV @jromero_tv @slealm @EmprendeEuropa @RTVE_Com @slealm @Finnovaregio @begortega @crisalvap
    Podrás ver Emprende el jueves a las 16,00h en Canal 24 Horas de RTVE  y el sábado a las 7,30h en La 1 de RTVE, y Emprende Digital el viernes a las 22,00h y domingo 14,30h en Canal 24 Horas de RTVE.
    ¡Os espero!
    Juanma Romero


    Juanma Romero
    01/12/2016 #2 Juanma Romero
    #1 Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/11/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I read through an English bio from Startup Olé here :

    From this it led me to think about the difference between charisma and personal magnetism. I have previously considered them to be the same thing.

    I took a look at an overview of Charisma from businessballs.com
    http://www.businessballs.com/charisma.htm and to my surprise charisma was discussed at much more finite level than I had considered http://www.businessballs.com/charisma.htm

    The idea of gravitas is something I did come across and this is via an English presenter who wrote a book about that and this is Carolyn Goyder http://www.telegraph.co.uk/men/thinking-man/10679066/Anyone-can-speak-with-gravitas.html and she has impressed me a lot.

    I also took a look at personal magnetism as it is described by the Art of Maniless website http://www.artofmanliness.com/2016/07/12/5-ways-to-build-your-personal-magnetism/

    So plenty for me to think about. Glad to have made a beBee connection with you Juanma and I look forward to translating future posts from you. My main purpose online is to use it for my own personal learning and development.
  19. ProducerSusan Rooks

    Susan Rooks

    Tuesday Tricksters, Leave -- Lesson
    Tuesday Tricksters, Leave -- LessonIt's (Its) time (thyme) again for Tuesday Tricksters! It's a quick peek (peak/pique) at some (sum) words that sound the same but (butt/butte) are not (knot/naught) the same! They have different meanings and different spellings.Smart writers remember...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/12/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #9 haha @Susan Rooks, I just re-read my comment and my sentence wasn't structured properly. It was supposed to read, "I always type Neice wrong." I usually type Niece. Ok, why isn't grammarly telling me I typed it wrong? It underlined grammarly because I didn't capitalize the word. Now, I'm confused.. neice or niece? And I have been known to type "I have an an apple I need to eat, " well not really the apple part LOL! Occasionally I get things right. I almost missed the typo you shared ;-)
    Susan Rooks
    30/11/2016 #9 Susan Rooks
    #8 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I cannot for the life of me type occassionally right -- oh, snap. There I go again! To me, it looks fine with either two c's or two s's. And there's no spellcheck here to help me. Ocassionally? Occasionally? Yeah, the second one, I think.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    30/11/2016 #8 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great one's @Susan Rooks! I don't get those confused but one that comes to mind and I know better... I mix up effect and affect if I'm typing too fast. And, I know this has nothing to do with your post but one word I ALWAYS type wrong, Neice! I swear I'm dyslexic at times.
    Susan Rooks
    30/11/2016 #6 Susan Rooks
    #3 It's my pleasure, @Elizabeth Bailey!
    Susan Rooks
    30/11/2016 #5 Susan Rooks
    #4 Thanks for letting me know that, @David B. Grinberg! I cannot figure out how to see exactly who has shared my posts unless they tell me. And I do like to say thanks, but if I don't know who . . . how? Anyway, thanks for your continued support, here and on LI!
    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Exemplary advice, as always, Susan. I have shared on three hives. Keep buzzing!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    29/11/2016 #3 Elizabeth Bailey
    Such great words and good reminders @Susan Rooks thank you for sharing.
    Susan Rooks
    29/11/2016 #2 Susan Rooks
    #1 Neither was I, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman! And I can't imagine ever using them, except maybe in a crossword puzzle. But since they do exist, definitions and all, I felt I should include them.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/11/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    There are a couple of these that I am not familiar, Susan - lieve and levin. Thank you for sharing.
  20. ProducerCamille Mari

    Camille Mari

    Softwares for writing (review)
    Softwares for writing (review)There is a lot of writing softwares, and I tried a few, so I'm sharing my experiences and thoughts about them. Maybe you know a few more not on the list, or maybe you know all of them. This post is more focus on people writing with Word/Open office...


    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #15 Camille Mari
    #14 You're welcome. Ommwriter is simple to use and will get it very fast (maybe it could be a great start). Scrivener has more features. I hope you find the time to do what you like.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/11/2016 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Great! As I mentioned in a later buzz of yours - all of this software is blue ocean to me. Downside is that this requires me to make some time to study all of this and the irony of this is that I must reduce professional work time in order to increase personal learn time - where learning is a flow rather than a sacrifice. In the New Year I look forward to see how I accommodate this exploration.
    Camille Mari
    26/11/2016 #13 Camille Mari
    #4 Thanks for the shares :)
    Camille Mari
    26/11/2016 #12 Camille Mari
    #6 You're welcome, Ommwriter is very nice and cheap. :)
    Camille Mari
    26/11/2016 #11 Camille Mari
    #8 I understand what you mean :)
    Camille Mari
    26/11/2016 #10 Camille Mari
    #5 I never used it but I'm sure you can. The best would be to ask to the Software support if it works with.
    Emily🐝 Bee
    26/11/2016 #9 Emily🐝 Bee
    Interesting and useful, thank you for buzzing.
    Ben Pinto
    26/11/2016 #8 Ben Pinto
    Very useful. Thank you. There seems to be a higher percentage of writers here on beBee in the English speaking version per capita of general membership in the same area, versus other languages. Wow that was a sentence I should try to edit. LOL
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    26/11/2016 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Interesting info. Thanks.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/11/2016 #6 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks @Camille Mari, I love what you share, it will always benefit someone for sure! Ommwriter looks interesting, may check it out!
    Erroll -EL- Warner
    26/11/2016 #5 Erroll -EL- Warner
    What's the importance of Naturally Speaking word recognition software? Can Naturally Speaking be used to write novels also?
    David B. Grinberg
    26/11/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Camille. I've shared on three hives for writers, publishers and bloggers. Keep up the buzz!
    Camille Mari
    25/11/2016 #2 Camille Mari
    #1 You're welcome. :)
  21. ProducerCamille Mari

    Camille Mari

    The writer in me
    The writer in me Today's reflectionI never saw myself as a writer. I mean, I write stuff but am I a writer ? I suppose. Writing in English is a huge challenge for me (I'll blog about that someday), but I'm writing every single day in order to improve my writing...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    04/12/2016 #22 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Camille, you sound like a writer! In fact you sound like me, questioning everything. I can't imagine using an unfamiliar language so you are one better than I. Just keep writing, if only for yourself, but I hope you'll share your work here on beBee.
    Camille Mari
    28/11/2016 #21 Camille Mari
    #19 #20 Thank you Gloria. Renée, regarding what you wrote. Sometimes you only write for you too and you can't share it.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/11/2016 #20 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Keep writing, Camille. I came to your post looking for inspiration. I started to write a post about my sister who committed suicide, and deleted the whole thing because it was too depressing and too personal. Sometimes that's the writing process. We start, hate it, start again, look for inspiration, write something else, edit, post it, etc. It is highly commendable that you try to write in English. I used to teach English as a Second Language and I can tell you that writing is the most difficult skill to acquire. You're doing great. Good for you!
    Gloria 🐝 🐾 💫 ☕ Ochoa
    28/11/2016 #19 Anonymous
    Love this...I know a writer that did his first 2 books in word, Im going to send him this info...and I have a writer in me, trying to get out...the paper cuts my inner writer are giving me are starting to get my attention! LOL Thanks for the post Camille !
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #18 Camille Mari
    #17 I made a blog post on bebee about different writing softwares, maybe you can find what you are looking for. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@camille-mari/softwares-for-writing-review & thanks for the share.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/11/2016 #17 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #15 I have done very little writing with a pen and paper - so whatever I write is simply a flow of my thinking at the time I write. My interest is the mediums on either side of how I engage my own thinking. On the one hand I actually want to get back to writing by hand but that demands a time consuming physical reality, but I also want to explore what dimension technologies add, because the very use of technologies changes how we relate to writing. In this regard it is fascinating about both sides of writing with pen and writing with an app. That is the personal awareness that has opened up to me here which adds to what I call my gray wisdom.
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #16 Camille Mari
    #14 I agree. Thank you for your comment Ken. I don't write with labels and rules, as a principe I write for myself, and then If I can I try to share. :)
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #15 Camille Mari
    #13 I'm speaking about writing softwares to edit what you write of course, a pen and paper work pretty good too. :)
    Ken Boddie
    27/11/2016 #14 Ken Boddie
    My advice, for what it's worth, Camille, is to forget labels and rules and get the words out there. Mix it up and experiment. Find who you are and not what the world thinks. There are those who write but shouldn't and there are those who don't but should. If you can and should, then your passion will tell you and will remind you repeatedly.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/11/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Until I read this, I never considered writing software as a necessary thing. I always assumed that if one develops a natural flow for writing that this is a sufficient baseline. The chief reason I have ignored this developing market for writing technologies is that I have not considered entering the realm of professional writing. Having looked at one review site http://authorunlimited.com/best-writing-software/ at Author Unlimited, I can see how technology helps industrialize a writer. I can see how it helps the technical construct of writing a novel, never mind the stupendous motivation/dedication/sacrifice required to write a book.

    "Flow" is still the principle reason I write but not as a writer but as a learner. Learner here becomes a euphemism for explorer or wanderer and that leads to this experience called flow, which is simply engaging an experience for the experience of it, rather than engage in effort that has some other goal orientated end. The question this buzz posed in my head is how I would do things differently if I was driven by a professional end-point.

    I am far from making writing a professional contribution but it is still an option for me. It is not necessary for me to brand myself as anything including the word "writer" - but at some point I want to begin exploring these writing technologies simply out of curiousity. It is interesting that one writing technology is called "Hemingway" but the writer Hemingway's principle technology seemed to be alcohol and raw emotion - his brilliance was that he was born a literary genius - I have no illusion that using Hemingway technology can turn anyone into a Hemingway (author). It is however a whole new marketing meme to explore.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    27/11/2016 #12 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Well all sounds like a good start! Simply, keep unfolding ideas and jotting words randomly. And, with ease and peace, it's so simple to pen down stories. Good wishes ahead!
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #11 Camille Mari
    #6 Thank you Franci.
    Camille Mari
    27/11/2016 #10 Camille Mari
    #9 Thank you, Phil :)
    Phil Friedman
    27/11/2016 #9 Phil Friedman
    #6 Camille and Franci -

    Camille, I have written a fair amount, both for pay and for self-satisfaction -- yet never felt fully comfortable calling myself a "writer". To my mind, I am a bundle of ideas and thoughts seeking expression, whereas, rightly or wrongly, I see a writer as a bundle of expression seeking ideas to write about.

    I would not place too much emphasis on "writing" software, as that would be to confuse the tools with the artisan. I've never, for example, known a set of chisels and a group of saws to be able, in the hands of a mechanical dolt, to produce a fine cabinet. Yet, I have seen the crudest of tools, in the hands of a true craftsman, produce beautiful cabinetry.

    Before writing comes thinking. I believe the fact that you read a lot and enjoy the writing of others is a big step toward being a writer -- if that is truly what you want to be.

    Franci, thank you for the call-out and for your very kind words. My best to both of you. And cheers!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    27/11/2016 #8 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Camille Mari, "I may sound like a crazy person but anyway, I'm a bit of a writer and a bit crazy too."~ You are definitely a writer. ;-)
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    27/11/2016 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #3 @Dean Owen, I would like to know more about iBooks Author; what can you tell me? Thanks.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    27/11/2016 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I use Microsoft Word. I’ve used it for years and feel confident in the way it functions.

    I don’t consider myself a writer like @Pascal Derrien, @Dean Owen, @Jim Murray, @Phil Friedman @Renée 🐝 Cormier @Donna-Luisa Eversley and many of the others that have that special gift of communication. I think of myself as a producer, an entertainer, and a promoter.

    The thing is what I write comes from the heart and if I make a difference, then I have accomplished my mission.

    So don't give up and keep writing and take time to read some of the work from those I mentioned. You will learn from the best. 😉
    27/11/2016 #5 RONALD FAIR
    #3 I use WriteWay. then double check with Ginger. They are very easy to use.
    Camille Mari
    24/11/2016 #4 Camille Mari
    @Pascal Derrien if you write, you are a writer ! Thank you for your comment. @Dean Owen I'll write something then, but feel free to pm me, my favorite it's Scrivener, but Ommwriter can be nice too (it's distraction free).
    Dean Owen
    24/11/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    I'd be interested in knowing about the different software. I use Word because I don't know any better. It seems fine, but I might be missing out on something. I am using iBooks Author for a novel I am writing. Your English writing seems perfectly fine and a lot better than my French, which, as a Brit, we study for 10 years of so.
  22. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Lines in the Sand
    Lines in the Sand“Never be afraid to raise your voice for honesty and truth and compassion against injustice and lying and greed. If people all over the world...would do this, it would change the earth.” ― William Faulkner I saw this photo and for...


    Joel Anderson
    17/11/2016 #18 Joel Anderson
    #17 @Sara Jacobovici Indeed. Thank you.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/11/2016 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 #15 @Joel Anderson and @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, your returning to DANCE reminds me of the fact that where there is life, there is movement.
    Joel Anderson
    16/11/2016 #16 Joel Anderson
    #15 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Not that I am fixated on the topic of lines but your comment reminded me of a moment in time when my daughter and I were having a conversation about early childhood development. The discussion reminded me of a poignant experience in my life. Every once in awhile, my schedule would allow me to engage with my kids in their classrooms. On one occasion, I found myself sitting down with one of my daughters and a group of youngsters in a small classroom filled with a lot of these little future contributors. It was coloring time. One of the kids was getting frustrated and would color, stop, color, stop, look exasperated. I came over to see what the issue was and why the tears were welling up during an activity that was just supposed to be fun. I looked at this youngster, and then at the very clearly defined lines of a picture that were supposed to be colored within. In this particular case, the lines and marks of the crayons were all over the place. I just looked at the picture and this young child and said, "this is one of the most beautiful pictures I have ever seen." In an instant, the tears subsided, a smile arrived and the coloring went on with a renewed passion and sense of purpose. And it didn't hurt that I was handed a crayon to help color my own lines. My initial inclination was to color within the lines but was told with emphasis--"Its Ok to color outside of the lines." It is all about perspective. :)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    16/11/2016 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #14 This is perhaps one of the best responses I have ever gotten, @Joel Anderson. And I have pondered a little more about leaving footprints and lines in the sand. Because it is important to take the difficult stands and draw the crucial lines.

    I think that it is not the marks themselves that matter, it is the ability to make them again and again and again when life gives us the moments that matter. And to be willing to make the marks so often - DANCE! - that we become known as people who will make the footprints and lines.
    Joel Anderson
    16/11/2016 #14 Joel Anderson
    @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I have thought a lot about your comment and have gone back to the picture multiple times since I posted this piece. As I thought about the messiness of it all, I was reminded of a quote attributed to Alan Watts "The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance." Which then led me to think about a few lines from Lee Ann Womack's "I hope you Dance" "And when you get the choice to sit it out or dance, I hope you dance. I hope you never fear those mountains in the distance, Never settle for the path of least resistance, Livin' might mean takin' chances but they're worth takin'." You and the others like you are the ones who inspire me to just want to dance despite the fuzzy lines and messiness of it all.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #13 Joel Anderson
    #1 Thank you @Savvy Raj Keep making a difference.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #11 Joel Anderson
    #8 Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich and thanks for the link to Andres Amador--very nice. Don't stop making those lines.
    Joel Anderson
    15/11/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #9 Thanks @Pascal Derrien All the best to you.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/11/2016 #9 Pascal Derrien
    Was thinking about lines and ... borders this morning when I bumped on your article. An encouraging comment and invitation on your last sentence :-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/11/2016 #8 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I have been mesmerized for hours over that photo, @Joel Anderson. I can't remember if you have been around when the playa paintings of Andres Amador have been shared - I simply never tire of his work: http://www.andresamadorarts.com/

    I have always celebrated that my own lines are swirling and complicated and situational - I refuse to trace from anyone else's lines. And to offer a slightly different perspective, if I am not attached to my lines, if I can be at peace with the thought that they can disappear with the wind or the tide, then I am available to shift into what is occurring rather than relying on the belief of lines that may have evaporated with a changing world.

    We are aligned in the necessity of making lines as part of fixing what is broken and moving the world forward into a more sustainable future for the planet and all its ecosystems.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/11/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    What a beautiful picture. Privacy is one of the lines I like and another is mental and emotional bandwidth. As Clint Eastwood said in a far different contest "a man's gotta know his limitations". Once I have established a firm foundation which is akin to what is said in Matthew 7:24 - "to build your house on rock and not sand" - then the world opens up to me as a change agent.

    I don't make it a raison detre to change the world, nor want to change a single thing about Joel Anderson or any other person. The transformations that incur in me, occur because of sound values, learning from my mistakes, appreciating my strengths, valuing the love that is around me, count the blessings of a wonderful life and have the humility to learn and develop.

    As each one of us become a light, we add one more unit of brightness into the world. Then I can deal with the lines that imprison us, the lines that do not make sense yet continue to persist and as I engage all these kind of lines, get back to the picture of the lines in the sand and acknowledge the wonder of it all. What a precious thing life is and even more precious when it is priceless.
    Joel Anderson
    14/11/2016 #6 Joel Anderson
    #5 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson writes: "I want to leave footprints and lines in the sand that will make a difference and help make the world a better place. I hope that you do too."
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson, this buzz proves that you're walking the talk; you're leaving footprints. The beautiful image you offer is non-linear reflecting, from my perspective, that our movement in time is non-linear. Seems that everything related to time occurs more in patterns like those in the sand. The word "before" has a double meaning; either of something that came from the past or is placed ahead of us. More like moving around in circles ;-)
    Joel Anderson
    14/11/2016 #3 Joel Anderson
    #2 thanks Harvey. In some respects it reflects a conscientious decision to either stay at no, or do something different and get to Yes.
    Harvey Lloyd
    14/11/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd
    The symmetrical lines are captivating. Seeing the chart and the timeline certainly does give one pause to consider are current status and how it may impact our future. The quote is appropriate and would add that the definitions of honesty and truth have been blurred. I believe that your growth chart demonstrates why.

    Technology has globalized our reach and we can share experiences and find confidence on our personal truth/honesty that comes with no performance requirements. Before technology your truth was tested and formed within a community's survival, everyday.
    Savvy Raj
    14/11/2016 #1 Savvy Raj
    Yes indeed Joel Savage . Great message in these lovely lines! The choice we make is, was and always will be in our hands . The need of the hour is to choose wisely.
  23. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    Between Mysticism and Reality – The Realm of Imagination
    Between Mysticism and Reality – The Realm of ImaginationThis post was inspired by three disconnected, yet in my fertile mind, related things. The first was a recent post by Phil Friedman on Mysticism vs. Rationality (On Forcing Perception to fit Preconception). The second was a quote from a...


    Kevin Pashuk
    21/02/2017 #63 Kevin Pashuk
    #61 Thanks for the share Phil.
    Kevin Pashuk
    21/02/2017 #62 Kevin Pashuk
    #60 Nice to see you back @Phillip Hubbell... It's been a while. Yes, facts are important, but it's important that facts (and may I say, not the 'alternative' kind of facts) should inform you, but not constrain you in your dreaming... otherwise we would never have many of the great inventions that are taken for granted today.
    Phil Friedman
    21/02/2017 #61 Phil Friedman
    Good to see this surface again, Kevin, for it is a solid and balanced treatment of the topic. Sharing it again.
    Phillip Hubbell
    21/02/2017 #60 Phillip Hubbell
    I don’t know who said it…but “one is more likely to get where they are going if they know where they have been.” Never discount facts as an impediment to dreams.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    21/02/2017 #59 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Kevin Pashuk Looking forward to your reportage following the conference. Our family has a lot of time and respect for Sir Ken.
    Kevin Pashuk
    21/02/2017 #58 Kevin Pashuk
    #57 Thanks Franci
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    21/02/2017 #57 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Perfect for a revival, Kevin. I remember the video and it's a good one. Enjoy your conference.
    Kevin Pashuk
    21/02/2017 #56 Kevin Pashuk
    I'm going to a conference next week where Sir Ken Robinson (the man in the attached video) will be speaking. Thought I'd resurrect this post from last November. @Phil Friedman and @Javier 🐝 beBee are mentioned in this one.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #55 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #54 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, if you write a buzz about this please tag me, I love your stories! This was great.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #54 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #53 Dear Phil, I would not take offence no matter what you would say for my incredulity too knew no bounds; and each time i met such folks it only increased my bewilderment and instilled a sense of acceptance of waves and frequencies (that is the word some used) which were simply beyond my ken. I spent quality time poking, provoking, testing, cross-checking and talking to them at length. I actually wanted to do a small book on my experiences with these amazing people, but had trouble deploying reason on their prowess. Barring their reticence, they allowed me to frisk them, remove all gadgets etc from their person...but they would just close their eyes, meditate and tell it like it is! One person would talk to a small stick, keeping it to his ear as if he was on long distance call and ask someone at some other wooden end! Did i feel like a fool! Were they laughing at me! One even offered to teach me, but backed off when i said I was married :) (what was that about?)...these are my experiences and not just claims Phil. Some of these folks are still around. But I no longer mess around with them. But I sure will write about some of the encounters and share them just for the interest factor. Thank you for your response.
    Phil Friedman
    13/11/2016 #53 Phil Friedman
    #51 Praveen, with all due respect, I am incredulous, particularly because you claim involves your having personally encountered "many mystics" with such powers. It is such a controversial subject that, if you had personal encounters with a great number of such Mystics with such powers, I would have expected a full blown scientific study of the encounters, for documentation of circumstances and repeatability. And what a marvelous thing it would be to establish the truth of such claims once and for all,
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #51 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #12 Dear Phil, Intuition has also been defined as 'the direct perception of knowledge'' without tools of reason or empiricism aiding that perception. I have personally encountered mystics (many) who have been able to read the thoughts of a total stranger (who I knew well) 1500 kilometers away, just upon being provided the person's full name. I even called that person after this meeting with the mystic to verify the same. While the thought of the stranger itself was unusual the fact that someone so remote could access that exact thought was simply stupefying! Am as puzzled about it today as I was then. When i asked how he could do such a thing, that rustic mystic just smiled and said practice and mentioned some process that involved investing firstly belief, and a lot of sustained effort. I assume there must be some higher science to it involving physics, near-instantaneous travel, and so on! ;)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/11/2016 #50 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Great thoughts dear Kev. Questioning, reasoning, wondering, dreaming, postulating etc., is everyone's prerogative. It is forcing perception to fit pre-conception (in a recent instance some folks mistakenly forced their perceptions and assumed a bee was building a cult - when it was not so - and started a long thread that was based on a wrong assumption! We were light-years away from a breakthrough there actually ;). It really hurt a lot of enthusiastic, curious and wondering minds who were developing a wonderful rapport with each other. Things could have been reasonably resolved in an offline mode as most of it was technical and beyond the Ken of even perhaps a Boddie! ;) (No offence meant to our dear Wandering Aengus there :). It was a kind of in-hive inter-group talk that was rudely intruded upon sort of :) However, that threat revealed the limits of Reason in a nutshell. Reason is beautiful. Imagination is wonderful. Out of wonder and imagination sprang all seeds of enquiry and thought. We must never forget that. Of course Dreaming should be followed by Doing, once the vision is laid out to a plan. The patterns, the forms, the fractals (more like units of similarity, recurring abundantly)...they have messages to convey am sure! We can't just say that they are just there and that's that can we? Ignorance is not bliss for all! Seeking answers can be / is a tortuous path to self-realisation. The cold comfort of Reason may not suffice for all. The cult of Reason is equally abhorrent to many. The sage and tolerant accept, acknowledge and respect all for their respective worth and seek Reason and Imagination for answers and inspiration.
    Mark Anthony
    12/11/2016 #49 Mark Anthony
    Well @Kevin Pashuk, rationally thinking this makes complete sense . I always remember snippets of info that stick with me ,of the top of my head from my studying days . One of those was " When we're born we bring something with us and as time goes on we lose that something " . I also feel a sense of anger and resentment towards social norms when I read posts like yours . Thankyou
    Mohammed Sultan
    12/11/2016 #46 Mohammed Sultan
    @Kevin Pashuk .The post is not only interesting but also beneficial.Each of us posses a nearly limitless creative strands of thoughts,the challenge is to uncover them and develop them.Changing of learning contexts generates new energy as well as creativity and imagination ,but you can't change contexts without having the patience to learn something new.We should teach students how to free themselves from fear when facing challenging tasks or uncertain situations.Fear sometimes force us to get satisfied with the status quo and to any obvious first solution.Innovative thinking also emerges from ensuring a healthy level of personal balance.Teachers should teach students how to approach new challenges and break the traditional patterns of their brains with sharpened inquisitiveness.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    12/11/2016 #45 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Kevin Pashuk, I am sure you are familiar with this Ted Talk by Sir Ken Robinson, "Do Schools Kill Creativity?"; it is one of my favs, as is the quote you used by Robert Kennedy~
    "A rock pile ceases to be a rock pile the moment a single man contemplates it, bearing within him the image of a cathedral." ~Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, Flight to Arras, 1942.
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/11/2016 #44 Kevin Pashuk
    #43 Conscious Excavations?? Sounds a bit painful to me, but thanks for sharing it there Charles.
    Charles David Upchurch
    11/11/2016 #43 Charles David Upchurch
    Thanks for tagging me in on this, @Milos Djukic.

    @Kevin Pashuk I could not tell if this was already shared to the Conscious Excavations hive, so sharing it to there now.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/11/2016 #42 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #37 I agree Kevin and the wonderful thing, it passes on to the next generation!! My mom used to say "Anything is possible, just don't give up or lose faith in yourself," we remember even 'words' like that. Those words translated into meaning!
    Kevin Pashuk
    11/11/2016 #41 Kevin Pashuk
    #31 Thanks Rami. Divergent thinking is just that... divergent.
  24. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Through a @Claire 🐝 Cardwell buzz, I came across the "The Wisconsin Idea" where the University of Winconsin viewed the whole state as a classroom. In my college I call this a college ecology, but this is the first time I have come across this perspective as an example I can point to. I also noted the Taliesin spirit of "Learning by Doing" and the connection to Frank Lloyd Wright and the vision he sought to inspire at the Taliesin Studio - If ever there was an affinity with profession and educational vision, this account I learned about today is simply amazing.
    The History of the Taliesin Fellows « Taliesin Fellows
  25. Kohei Kurihara

    Kohei Kurihara

    Check. Why Women Working in Advertising Need to Stop Apologizing All the Time #marketing #business
    Kohei Kurihara
    Why Women Working in Advertising Need to Stop Apologizing All the Time
    adweek.it Women tend to apologize more than they need to for even the smallest of things, like bumping into someone on the street or asking for a minute of the boss'...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/11/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    If it is prevalent in advertising for women, I was born into a culture in England where we learned to say sorry even when we actually had not done anything. I classify it as a part of improving our communication skills to become less knee-jerk apologetic.
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