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Hives mapped per Spectraneuron Release #54 - 12th August 2017
  1. ProducerLisa Vanderburg

    Lisa Vanderburg

    IntrospectionIt's not something I do much...                                                                                                                                                          pic credit I can...


    Cyndi wilkins
    01/10/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins
    What a wonderful tribute to your sons @Lisa Vanderburg...I have my one and only girl...and I simply cannot imagine my life without her in it;-)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    01/10/2017 #9 Lisa Vanderburg
    #8 Thanks sweet @Joanne Gardocki. It is so hard to see them go...more possibly because we know of the trials and pain ahead for them as well as the joys.
    Joanne Gardocki
    01/10/2017 #8 Joanne Gardocki
    Beautifully written, dear @Lisa Vanderburg. Thank you for sharing @Debasish Majumder there is such deep emotion and vulnerable connectedness here. My son just left for college. Like you, Lisa, "We had no girl-children, which is a pity because they would have had a perfect father...she would have been loved. But we adored (and adore) our boys – such a blast we had raising them!" I am right there with you though with only one son. Love the song lyrics and "Daughters" is a favorite. ::hugs::
    Lisa Vanderburg
    01/10/2017 #7 Lisa Vanderburg
    #6 Thank you @Debasish Majumder, I am humbled and grateful for the share!
    Debasish Majumder
    01/10/2017 #6 Debasish Majumder
    absolutely stunning post @Lisa Vanderburg! i am forced to share. thank you very much for such heart rending post.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    01/10/2017 #5 Lisa Vanderburg
    #3 Thank you @Kevin Baker, and for the share!
    Donna Wood
    01/10/2017 #4 Donna Wood
    #2 Sometimes we just have to let them hang out in the sunshine for a while !
    Kevin Baker
    01/10/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    Lisa Vanderburg
    01/10/2017 #2 Lisa Vanderburg
    #1 Thank you so much @Donna Wood - truly means a lot! Hate leaving my knickers out for all to see, but hey... :)
    Donna Wood
    01/10/2017 #1 Donna Wood
    @Lisa Vanderburg, this is so beautiful. It touches beyond the heart into the soul. Gives a person so much to think about over the warm steaming coffee of Sunday morning.
  2. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    The Last Hurrah For The Big Oak Plank
    The Last Hurrah For The Big Oak PlankThis shelf, that I put up yesterday in the basement, is made from a piece of wood that was part of a long bench that has been with us since Heather and I were first married. The original bench was about 8 feet long and was comprised of two...


    Louise Smith
    12/09/2017 #12 Louise Smith
    Who says men don't ever get around to doing those household projects !
    Jim Murray
    12/09/2017 #11 Jim Murray
    #10 Yeah, sure. I reckon by bike it will take about 75 days to get there.
    Paul Walters
    12/09/2017 #10 Paul Walters
    @Jim Murray I have a few woodworking chores to do around the house and really can't be bothered. Any chance you could pop round with your tools...Oh and bring that off cut from the shelf, I do so like a bit of history!
    Jim Murray
    11/09/2017 #9 Jim Murray
    #8 The imprint is the story that goes with the object. That piece of wood holds a ton of memories. Not bad for beat up inanimate object. Thx @Ian Weinberg
    Ian Weinberg
    11/09/2017 #8 Ian Weinberg
    The quantum physicist David Bohm developed a mathematical theory in which he showed that we all leave imprints of ourselves on objects that we engage with. He went on to say " There are no nouns. Only very slow verbs!"
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/09/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Love the music of Gordon Lightfoot and good to see he is still actively performing and will be in Mississauga on November 10th at the Living Arts Centre. Shelf looks good, love the feel of oak.

    When our contractor Stanley built a shelf in our basement, he rushed up and told us to come and look at it and then said "don't ever remove that" and we asked why and he said "because it is blessed, it has Jesus on it". We knew he was not drinking but lo and behold when we took a look at the wood grain pattern, the pattern of grain did resemble the face of Jesus and it looked a bit like the Shroud of Turin. Stanley's observation changed the meaning of that bench and such little things become special.

    That is the beauty of things that others would not care for, because when objects contain stories, they contain a part of our life and the photograph of your oak bench in your basement above is how I view that - something special that is a part of the story of both of your lives. Thanks for sharing this.
    Jim Murray
    11/09/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #1 That's great news @Phil Friedman. Charlene and I had our fingers crossed. Heather's in Europe,but I'm sure hers were corssed too.
    Phil Friedman
    11/09/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    #2 Thank God, Kevin, you didn't talk about strong juju bees!
    Kevin Baker
    11/09/2017 #2 Kevin Baker
    strong ju ju in memories
    Phil Friedman
    11/09/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    That, Jim, is the "beauty" of natural pieces, they are adaptable, durable, and get better with age. Pleased to see you and Heather are enjoying the new house. I've just received news that mine is still standing. Cheers all around.
  3. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    I Miss You, Little Sister
    I Miss You, Little Sister I miss you, little sister, And though it's been a while, I still can hear your cheeky laugh, And see your winning smile. Looking through my photos, Of my many Yogya stays, You are in so many, Always cheerful. Happy days!Then I heard the news...


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

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

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

    Your poem expresses a great love rapped with the sadness of losing someone whose time it should not have been, but sadly life deals us these blows. You have shared a great spirit with us all, and as her spirit now lives on within you, may it comfort this painful moment that you are experiencing, one we all recognize in kind, in the fullness of a poem that honours your little sis.
    Dean Owen
    05/08/2017 #6 Dean Owen
    I don't even know little sis but you hit me emotionally with this one. I wish you and the family many years of joyful memories of little sis in her absence. I am almost wanting to hop on a plane for the wake I feel so connected with you and your family Ken-san.
    Ken Boddie
    05/08/2017 #5 Ken Boddie
    #1 #2 #3 #4 Thank you so much, @Sara Jacobovici, @Gert Scholtz, @Pascal Derrien and @Vincent Andrew for your words of compassion and please excuse my not replying individually.
    Vincent Andrew
    04/08/2017 #4 Vincent Andrew
    @Ken Boddie I am sorry to hear of your loss. The poem is such a beautiful tribute to your sister. My sincere condolences to you and your family.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/08/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    Great photo really captures the instant full of banter and joy :-) So sorry for your loss :-( Sending you a virtual ducky :-)
    Gert Scholtz
    04/08/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie This is a beautiful poem Ken - I am touched. I wish you and your family strength in your bereavement during a most difficult time. Treasure the good memories you have reflected in the poem.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/08/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    I read this with a broken heart @Ken Boddie. Very sad and so sorry for your loss. Your poem is a wonderful reflection of your sister and your relationship with her. Wishing you all the strength during this difficult time.
  4. Producer🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    A heart full of generosity and love!
    A heart full of generosity and love!I hurt and have been hurting and as much I'm finding healing, I never forgave myself for allowing my father to pass away. I was sitting and watching a movie in the living room not knowing he needed my help. Why didn't he call out like he usually...


    Cyndi wilkins
    22/07/2017 #23 Cyndi wilkins
    Hey soul sister...It's not easy for us gals to say goodbye to our daddies...but you know...he's closer to you now than he's ever been...Just take a look at the gift his passing has given you...

    "I choose to love everyone around me as much as I can, as I know there's not much time left with each other."

    He's given you wings;-)
    Joel Anderson
    21/07/2017 #22 Joel Anderson
    We all miss moments and opportunities but your message speaks volumes for the perspective of time, understanding, letting go, remembering and knowing that even in those lost moments, those unspoken works, there is a truth to love that outlast the mistakes (real or perceived).

    “The greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.”

    --William James

    “Every job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.”

    --Betty M. Nelson

    Walk proud @🐝 Fatima G. Williams and stand tall for a life well lived--apparent, hidden just under the surface and at times totally unseen. An outlasting life of excellence that because of him and your mom lives on in the portrait of you.
    Jerry Fletcher
    21/07/2017 #21 Jerry Fletcher
    Fatima, Know that he will always be with you. I can hear my Dad's voice in my own as I speak with my daughter. Once in while it is advice he gave me that has stood the test of time. Often it is just the tone or word choices. Dads and Moms stay with us, I believe.
    Pascal Derrien
    21/07/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    Great tribute you wear your heart on your sleeve as always :-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    21/07/2017 #19 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    #18 Thank you my dear friends. I have found more comfort here on beBee than anywhere else. Stay blessed everyone.
    Charlene Norman
    21/07/2017 #18 Charlene Norman
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams When we humans become parents we don't get a manual that tells us how to "parent'. We do the best we can. When our parents get sick and eventually die, we kids don't get the manual that tells us what to do. We do the best we can. When we siblings lose our brothers/sisters at far too tender an age, there is never a manual that tells us what to do. We do the best we can. By all the comments below, you have many friends in the bee community with many wise words who have been shown, told, coached to "do the best we can." You will never lose the pain of losing Dad. It will be with you forever. But you can turn all that pain into joy by focusing only on the goodness of the man and happiness he brought you and others. You can turn your own pain into joy by thinking upon all the gifts that he gave you (the strength, the resilience, the sense of humour and wonder and the huge capacity to share and to love). You can talk to him every day and thank him for what he gave you. He wants you to be blissfully happy and joyful. And to do and be the best that you can. A Huge hug to you my friend.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    21/07/2017 #17 Tausif Mundrawala
    I can feel the void left by my progenitor. Losing a parent creates a heartache which could never be healed however strong we become. The fear of losing our loved one kills us and that have been killing me day in and day out. We than start blaming ourselves that where did we fail taking care of them. I faltered because ........ There could be many reasons which could make us inconsolable throughout our life. It needs courage to talk about our grief because bottling up would lead to a dangerous burst.

    My deepest condolences to you and your family, my friend, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Milos Djukic
    21/07/2017 #16 Anonymous
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, This is the post dedicated to my late father published on July 27, 2014 (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/20140727012813-248021126-writing-and-human-spirit-the-good-the-bad-and-the-ugly). He was a poet and he taught me about many "hidden" things. Original title of the post was: "Writing and Human Spirit, the Good, the Bad and the Ugly". In the end, only one things matter: good - your writing and his spirit. A great person deserves no less: FFF dad.
    Milos Djukic
    21/07/2017 #15 Anonymous
    A heart full of FFF.
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    21/07/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    Thanks everyone for the love. I'm holding on to my torch and I know I'll never lose my way with him guiding me.
    Harvey Lloyd
    21/07/2017 #13 Harvey Lloyd
    Dads are a funny bread. Most feel and sense their children deeply, but always they want desperately for them to have the strength to live past them. So they hide their "self" and build their family.

    I have two wonderful daughters who love me and would do anything to help. My only wish is to see that they can face the world and find peace and joy within their heart.

    For a dad to know that their children will make it based on the knowledge they have passed on is a triumph that can not be described.

    Prove dads thoughts right, take what he has given and build your life and keep in mind the torch he passed is now your responsibility to pass to the next. From what i have read here your dad was an awesome person and passed a torch that shines brightly, and aptly named @🐝 Fatima G. Williams.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    21/07/2017 #12 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, I can only echo the sentiment of others who have commented before me. You are a gift to your father. You honor your father every day.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/07/2017 #11 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Let yourself dwell in life, not death. I believe that's what he would want. It is glorious that you spent his remaining years not focused on his dying. I bet he appreciated that.
    Dean Owen
    21/07/2017 #10 Dean Owen
    He is smiling down at you right now with a beaming sense of pride, and for your wedding, he may not walk you down the aisle, but he'll have the best seat in the house.
    Debasish Majumder
    21/07/2017 #9 Debasish Majumder
    Great way to pay tribute @🐝 Fatima G. Williams! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.
    Lyon Brave
    21/07/2017 #8 Lyon Brave
    I have two fathers and Jhonny died next to my mother in bed and im pretty sure if he could choose his death thats how he would of wanted it. I am sure your father knew you loved him. It sounds like you were very active in his life. I know people who dont see thei parents for years. They come after the funeral and pawn their stuff, so having guilt because he didnt see you get married or.because you didnt spend enough time with him is just not how you should look back on your time togethet. Your name is Fatima. The fathers favorite daughter. I am sure you were loved and loved. Now i think all you can do is tell your children wonderful bedtime stories about your dada when you make your own family.
    Ian Weinberg
    21/07/2017 #7 Ian Weinberg
    Thanks @🐝 Fatima G. Williams for reminding us of our humanness with all its limitations. We control very little after all. We are judged therefore only on our best intentions. Celebrate and rejoice the good times and cherish everything that contributes to increasing awareness. No blame, no guilt and no regret. But grieve we will because this is our lot. Feel your loss. Wish you well.
    Brigette Hyacinth
    21/07/2017 #6 Brigette Hyacinth
    This is so deep and touching. Fatima, don't beat up yourself with, "If Only." You can't change the past and he knew you loved him. I am sorry for how hard his passing has been on you and your family. There are many nights when the pain is so great and you cry yourself to sleep. You would give anything to see them, talk to them, hug them just one more time. Death is the hardest thing to deal with and it never gets easier. There is nothing anyone could have done. When our hourglass is full we must leave this earth. I read many posts but this is one that will remain with me. Thanks for the remainder and for this wonderful tribute of your father. ((Hugs)) Brigette
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    21/07/2017 #5 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @🐝 Fatima G. Williams this is a great tribute. My best wishes for you and your family. 🐝🐝💖💖
  5. ProducerCyndi wilkins

    Cyndi wilkins

    Homecoming...The Simple Things
    Homecoming...The Simple Things"We have promised each other to celebrate life on the anniversary of his passing, rather than mourning his loss. That will be our forever gift to him. "The summer months are always a time of reflection for me. We tend to get so caught up in our work...


    Cyndi wilkins
    02/07/2017 #9 Cyndi wilkins
    #8 Oooh...I'm so glad this struck a chord with you @🐝 Fatima G. Williams...and it is not one of pain, but rather the recognition that your father's passing brought to you...

    "His passing transformed me into a different person who now holds on to every single memory every single word he said that I can remember and all valuable lessons he had in store for me."

    I feel a post evolving for you...these are the memories meant to be shared with others as they touch so many hearts along the way...I wish you peace in the gift of transformation that your father bestowed upon you Fatima...The evidence is in your beautiful smile;-)
    🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    02/07/2017 #8 🐝 Fatima G. Williams
    These are the moments we will remember at the end of our lives. Living life simply for simplicity's sake.
    Beautifully said Cyndi
    I choked as I saw the beautiful wonderful picture of your dad and and his angels. I never took the time to take one with mine.
    I took the freedom for granted. I took time and people for granted. I took him for granted thinking he'll always be there for me.
    His passing transformed me into a different person who now holds on to every single memory every single word he said that I can remember and all valuable lessons he had in store for me.
    I am on a similar journey as yourself as I go home next weekend for his anniversary.
    Sending you a heartfelt warm hug that never wants to let go and all the healing in the universe with blessings from your mum and dad above.
    Cyndi wilkins
    02/07/2017 #7 Cyndi wilkins
    #3 #4 Thank you @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee...His name was Bill...and he was the salt of the Earth...It is an honor for me to call him my dad, but he treated everyone like they were family...a very humble and sweet man with a hug or a handshake for everyone;-) He was a police officer...and I can tell you they just don't make like that anymore...

    "The learning here represents the most supreme form of learning, for what is the true meaning of knowing and feeling what family is if it is not this?"
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit...once again you move me to tears...Now those words can only come from the heart of another father;-)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    02/07/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #3 He keeps right on giving, through @Cyndi wilkins, in a legacy that won't ever be extinguished.

    #4 And those are such simply appropriate words:

    " I want to fundamentally value [this post] as a personal imprint of humanity."

    The daily practices of living, loving, being in nature ARE what we are here to learn.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/07/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 I know the depths of what this means to you in writing it, that is why this kind of expression settles in my own heart. When i say "I value family" I don't mean I value family as a value but as a practice.

    I see a picture of your father above with his two daughters and this value is an imprint in my own heart that is beyond description - and this capture is not intellectual but as a personal imprint of humanity.

    I don't want to own this experience because this experience is fundamentally yours but I want to fundamentally value it. When I say the words "my learning journey" this learning here represents the most supreme form of learning, for what is the true meaning of knowing and feeling what family is if it is not this?

    Learning as life is the only learning that matches anything remotely close to what is I mean when I say "I value family".
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    02/07/2017 #3 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I endeavor to remember your father every day in tribute to the welcomed gift you passed on to me through @Deb 🐝 Helfrich that day at our Breakfast Nook. I Do not know his name but simply think of him as Cyndi's father. Here's to Cyndi's father. Great post.
    Cyndi wilkins
    02/07/2017 #2 Cyndi wilkins
    #1 Thank you so very kindly @CityVP 🐝 Manjit...That means the world to me;-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/07/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Straight from the heart, a deep love of family and spiritual being - and I am not saying this as a reader but as a outside witness to this love. I can feel the depth of what writing this particular buzz means to you and honor this personal writing as personal.
  6. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    "Canada Day for the Non-Indigenous" For sure a national event is a time when everyone does the nice wishes thing, but sometimes one must name a dog for it is - but at least by the end of this piece, it seemed to exorcise some local demons that have not been kind this week to me.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Canada Day for the Non-Indigenous
    www.linkedin.com This has been a horrible week for me and I do not remember a more horrible week than this for a long, long time - though my intent here is not...
  7. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    ONE EYE CLOSESWe learned the hard way that gold fish try to eat whatever is put into the tank when we first decided to place three new gold fish in our fish tank, to add the the tiny fishes we already had.  The larger gold fish dwarfed the tiny fish.  By the next...
  8. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    Por qué deberías empezar a utilizar coches híbridos en 2017
    Por qué deberías empezar a utilizar coches híbridos en 2017Los cambios constantes en los precios del petróleo a nivel mundial, las fuerzas del mercado y el incremento de la nueva tecnología han dado lugar al creciente cambio en la industria automovilística en lo relativo a las máquinas alternativas de...


    Angel Coca
    28/06/2017 #8 Anonymous
    #5 Cierto Adela. El mismo día que ví el video del Lexus CT 200h con motor Toyota, como bien dices, también ví el vídeo del Infinity Q30, que puede montar motor Renault o motor Mercedes, depende de la versión. Ambos son de la misma categoría.

    Coincidimos, los fabricantes deberían dar más margen al motor eléctrico antes de que salte el de gasolina. Entiendo que los hacen así por la limitación máxima de velocidad en ciudad de 50 Km/h. Me sumo a tu petición, aunque me conformo con que salte a 61 Km/h, para poder ir a 60 km/h, me parece una velocidad máxima adecuada para ciudad, sobre todo para las avenidas amplias y con varios carriles por sentido.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/06/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Tesla and Free Energy : https://www.pbs.org/tesla/ll/ll_todre.html
    Don't just stop at HYBRID keep driving towards the future - this is our century to claim.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    28/06/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Very well researched and these insights lead us to challenge the very way we think. Our thinking requires us to consider hybrid options because our thinking has been based on the worldview of Big Oil and this industry has not only protected its brand but defined the mentality of the 20th Century.

    When Nikola Tesla proposed the idea of FREE ELECTRICITY to Morgan Stanley, Stanley is quoted in what should be considered the best quote that describes "20th Century Thinking" - "Where is the Meter?". Without a meter Morgan Stanley could not make money and yet Tesla knew the idea of "Free Electricity" was technically possible - so he died a pauper with a great dream and we celebrate the profiteer who knew how to brand himself and the minds of millions.

    At least with HYBRID we shift our thinking to the half-way point. How could we possibly have Free Energy without a meter? We do, it is called the SUN. Everyday the Sun pours forth more energy in a day than the Energy Industries can make in a year. If Nikola Tesla came of age in the early half of our 21st Century, he would still be fighting the same battle and told "no meter, no financing". If the nations of the Earth produce people who cannot think and who are easily controlled via media then these people are not ready for the freedom of Free Electricity.

    Yet bright people are being born in our century that are different from the conditioned minds of the past. They read articles like this one and they see new possibilities. For sure Hybrid is a half-way house but it is a half way to an even greater idea - and if we are representatives of that idea, we don't necessarily have to die poor like Nikola Tesla - but produce minds as rich as Tesla, rather than branded existence that enriched a few like Morgan Stanley. We can still have wealth, but now we can have wisdom also.
    Adela Garcia
    28/06/2017 #5 Adela Garcia
    #4 Hola Angel. Si, si hay que hacer un adelantamiento rápido, por supuesto que responde, y con agilidad, incluso lo escuchas rugir, la primera vez me sorprendió gratamente, como es un vehículo tan tan silencioso, la sorpresa fue grata!!!. También estoy de acuerdo en que necesito más margen en km. para el motor eléctrico, por pedir, voy a pedir hasta 80 Km/h., esto es una petición a los fabricantes para futuras versiones.
    De lo que no estoy tan segura, y que dudo bastante es de que el motor sea de Renault, que yo sepa Lexus monta motores Toyota. Lexus es el invento del señor japonés de la Toyota que en su día quiso comercializar vehículos de alta gama para venderlos en USA, allá por finales de los 80, y fundó LEXUS: Luxury EXport United States. De la misma manera que hizo Honda al crear Acura, Nissan cuando fundó Infiniti....
    Angel Coca
    28/06/2017 #4 Anonymous
    Hay algo que cambiaría de los coches híbridos. Según tengo entendido el motor eléctrico funciona hasta los 50 Km/h, a partir de aquí, salta el motor de combustión. Entiendo que está hecho para que en ciudad no se sobrepase de esa velocidad, pero sería bueno que dieran un margen de 5 Km/h, antes de que saltara el de combustión. En ciudades con grandes avenidas creo que se mejoraría la circulación y se contribuiría al respeto por el medioambiente.
    Angel Coca
    28/06/2017 #3 Anonymous
    #2 Hola Adela, soy un entusiasta de los coches. Hace unos días ví un reportaje sobre el Lexus CT 200. Tiene motor Renault, únicamente con cambio automático y el freno de mano es un freno de pie, creo recordar. Según vi es un coche premium por la calidad de los materiales del interior ¿Es así? A la hora de tener que hacer un adelantamiento rápido, por ejemplo, en una carretera de doble sentido de circulación ¿el motor responde? Te lo pregunto para tener otra opinión.

    Yo también recomiendo la conducción económica, se puede realizar con cualquier tipo de vehículo gasolina, diesel o híbrido.
    Adela Garcia
    28/06/2017 #2 Adela Garcia
    Relevante, super relevante. Más ayudas para la compra de vehículos híbridos y menos impuestos!!!
    Recomiendo muy mucho el Lexus CT200, soy una feliz propietaria y conductora de este vehículo. En tres años no he ido al taller mas que a revisión, y 20 euros al mes de combustible, algo que agradece mucho mi cartera. Eso si, cuanto más aprendemos a conducir de forma "inteligente", más ahorramos!!!! La media de consumo la tenemos en 5,2, e incluso hay días que la bajamos a un 4,9!!!!
  9. David B. Grinberg
    Support ocean conservation...
    The Ocean: Everybody's Business
    The Ocean: Everybody's Business The Ocean is probably the biggest employer in the world, it provides half the oxygen we breathe, it has absorbed a quarter of our CO2 emissions and puts...


    David B. Grinberg
    28/06/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your comments and engagement @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Joel Anderson @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and @Lyon Brave.
    Ali, I'm going to defer to Manjit regarding my starting a new hive on this topic. But not because I think it's a bad idea. Rather, I'm my social media activity, like everyone's, is limited by time constraints and information overload. Moreover, I'm still trying my best to keep up with the busy bees in my hive, "Universe, Space & Beyond" and growing the membership (shameless promotion) https://www.bebee.com/group/universe-space-beyond
    Again, many thanks gents!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    27/06/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Have you created a hive for this noble effort @David B. Grinberg? If yes, hen I shall join. If not, please consider it.
    Joel Anderson
    27/06/2017 #5 Joel Anderson
    An important message indeed. As part of the crew on Spaceship Earth I merely add a message to all of us; "I Dare You to embrace a different mentality about ONE EARTH as it is the only one we have." I am but a cosmic spec on this Blue Planet, but I am grateful that you posted this as it will take all of us to make a difference: Thank you and and Sir Richard Branson for your efforts in making a difference in a world needing difference making: One Earth, One Ocean, One River, one person, one step at a time.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/06/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    THere are three hives that this buzz can be placed for my own learning purposes.

    It can be placed in the Crimson Hive because there is a relationship between activism and the ocean, but I will take examples of activism and place those in the Crimson Hive.

    It can be placed in the Violet Hive because our attitude to Oceans is also a personal measure of our own creativity and our awareness of how we coexist in a system and we are not separate from that.

    I placed this buzz in the Green Hive because we call Earth our home, but the actual part of Earth we normally refer to is land we live upon - but the Earth in reality is Planet Ocean that happens to have land masses between the ocean. "Home" is ocean+earth.

    While the ocean is salt-water, it's role in keeping us alive is extraordinary, and just as important is a focus on Fresh Water. As a starting point however we must look at this buzz and allow that inform us what we each individually mean by the word "HOME".
    Lyon Brave
    27/06/2017 #3 Lyon Brave
    What a sweet man. Good cause
    David B. Grinberg
    27/06/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    FYI - Sir Richard Branson supports this important ocean conservation effort, read his blog about it on Virgin's website https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/we-are-all-crew-spaceship-earth View more
    FYI - Sir Richard Branson supports this important ocean conservation effort, read his blog about it on Virgin's website https://www.virgin.com/richard-branson/we-are-all-crew-spaceship-earth
    cc: @Javier 🐝 beBee @John White, MBA @Milos Djukic Close
  10. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Happy Birthday to Me! Please Hold the Applause
    Happy Birthday to Me! Please Hold the ApplauseYesterday was my birthday.No, I won't tell you my age. Let's just say I'm fast approaching mid-life, or something like it. Also, I desperately need to update my profile picture, even if it means paying a professional photographer. Admission: that...


    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    01/09/2017 #61 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    great story @David B. Grinberg Happy Birthday - I am not that good with my own birthday. It is early in the new year, and everyone has just had Xmas, and new years so it seems like everyone is kind of over celebrating by then, or away on holiday, etc etc. I love making my kids birthdays special!
    Michele Williams
    28/06/2017 #60 Michele Williams
    Belated Happy birthday @David B. Grinberg🍰🍨🍮!
    David B. Grinberg
    28/06/2017 #59 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you for the last two comments below @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven, I'm grateful for your positive engagement and well wishes.
    Now, did I say mid-life -- or approaching mid-life?
    Well, either way you got me, Preston, as I just asked Siri to define "midlife." She says, "The central period of a person's life, generally considered as the years from about 45-55." Thus, it's true, I recently crossed the threshold. I'll try to wear this glorious distinction as a badge of honor, wit and wisdom -- and sarcasm, of course (although I'm usually the only one who laughs at my jokes).
    Thanks again to everybody who commented below. And don't forget: Keep buzzing!!! (including Live Buzz because if someone if someone like me with a face that only "a mother can love" -- and my amorcita -- can do it, then anybody can). Buzz on...
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    28/06/2017 #58 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    @David B. Grinberg I want to say Happy Birthday. You said your in mid-life so I'm guessing Methuselah's age like me. Thanks for sharing.
    David B. Grinberg
    26/06/2017 #56 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks so much to everyone below for the gracious outpouring of constructive comments and delightful discourse . Everybody had excellent points to make. I think the bottom line regarding birthday celebrations -- or lack thereof -- is whatever works best for the individual. There are no rules about why some people like birthdays while others don't, just personal reasons.
    Moreover, the comments below exemplify the great diversity of views, opinions and people who share buzz on beBee. We bees are all amazing and unique in our own ways. It's this diversity of views and life experiences, and acceptance thereof, which is especially pleasing. That's why beBee is always overflowing with good intentions, good advice and good cheer. Thus, I raise a glass to salute all of YOU for taking the time to positively engage with this post. Many thanks for all YOU do -- and keep buzzing...Vamos!!!
    Barbara Henslee
    24/06/2017 #55 Barbara Henslee
    I'm not a birthday celebrator, either. Never have been, even as a kid. I was the youngest of 4 kids with a span of 15 years between me and my eldest sibling. My single mother was too busy and too tired to throw any parties, and I was perfectly fine with it. I'm terrible about recognizing birthdays at work as well. I don't mind partaking in the obligatory 20-minute celebration and enjoying that piece of store-bought cake. I just don't want to be the initiator. I won't say happy birthday, David....but I will say: What's a beautiful woman, like Nicole, doing with a ........a fine introvert such as yourself. I kid! You both are lucky to have each other. By the way, working from home in shorts and a tee-shirt, unshaven and all scruffy looking is not just a guy thing. :-) Here's to another year! *clink*
    Susana Escorza
    24/06/2017 #53 Susana Escorza
    Congratulations, life, smile. And always protagonist of your own film, I wish you much happiness and learning.
    Debesh Choudhury
    24/06/2017 #52 Debesh Choudhury
    Happy birthday @David B. Grinberg .. Enjoyed reading thoroughly
    Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    24/06/2017 #51 Matt 🐝 Sweetwood
    When you turn 50, you won't even be writing a blog like this. Buzz On your birthday 🎂 and have a happy one!
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/06/2017 #50 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Ah, you are definitely a crabby baby! (that would be the moon children born late June/to late July), I wouldn't actually call you crabby..honestly I wouldn't.
    I thought of this because my son-in-law's birthday was Wednesday and I completely forgot until this morning (been a really busy week). He was fine with my forgetfulness, because like most crabby babies, he does not like to be center of attention (as you said: as an adult, because crabby or not; kids are kids).
    Just for the record; I'm a crabby baby too..later in July...and a quiet dinner, a nice card, and an I love you from the people I love is all I need.
    Some day I'll write about the dinner and my sibs thinking a singing waiter and a cake with a forest fire on top would be just the thing...I was not happy and being in my forties I decided the time had come where I shouldn't have to hide that fact from people who knew better.
    There are times when being nice and polite for other's just doesn't cut it.
    Anyway, belated happy birthday crabby David :-) from a fellow crab
    Jim 🐝 Cody
    24/06/2017 #49 Jim 🐝 Cody
    @David B. Grinberg A belated happy birthday!!! Birthdays are just another day in passing. It only matters how you feel that counts.
    siraj shaik
    24/06/2017 #48 siraj shaik
    @David B. Grinberg yesterday thoughts within ran "as the cute little birdy was hopping as it chirped... Wow you gotta me there, yeah as a tweet related streamed on my twitter's main page with *Aha! it's moments happiness, cheers +joys on occasion of birthday, also time to congratulate with celebration time either considered addition of another calendar year of experiences or stepping ahead to add more". Either ways accept my wishes and also on behalf of those all bees by chance who might haven't got notification or missed the buzz. Have a wonderful nectar moments.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    24/06/2017 #47 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    Belated birthday wishes David.

    The serms to be some beBee notification glitches at present. I happend upon this post an see you copied me in bit I didn't receive the notification 🤔
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    24/06/2017 #46 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Of a playlist they sent me, this is undoubtedly heard repeatedly. June is our month. Happy Birthday.
    Milos Djukic
    24/06/2017 #45 Anonymous
    This is a gem from my dear friend @David B. Grinberg, kind sir :) Fractals forever!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/06/2017 #44 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #43 Thanks David and I will DM you when I know we have a long weekend coming up before winter hits. That would be nice to meet up! I think I read the blogs, but I'm not sure I read all of the buzzes (of your 3 pt series, that is) so I will check them out!
    David B. Grinberg
    24/06/2017 #43 David B. Grinberg
    #41 Thanks again @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I was initially trained as a journalist back in the day and worked as a reporter and editorial page editor/columnist. But now it's time to get back to basics, at least here. I have written some first-hand accounts about my improbably journey of working in Congress and the White House in my 20s, and how mentors helped pave the way. If you missed it, check this link for the 3-part series (parts 2 and 3 can be accessed below too):
    And, yes, let's DM about meeting up somewhere some time with our better/other halves. That would be really be great!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/06/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    "If you, not 'you if." LOL in my comment below
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/06/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #40 You aren't that far from us... maybe 6.5 hrs! Maybe we can manage to do this before winter! I have a feeling you if you decide to write some more contemporaneous blogs (storytelling) it would come natural for you... was this your test buzz or have I missed some personal stories? Your late father sounds like he was very insightful David. When we become too comfortable with our home surroundings especially if someone in the family was prone to Mental illness.. it's easy to develop some degree of Agoraphobia if we have the propensity towards anxiety ourselves. I've had to learn to fight that demon and some days are easier than others :) Thank you as well for your support!
    David B. Grinberg
    24/06/2017 #40 David B. Grinberg
    #38 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Lisa: you are too kind, as always, for which I'm grateful. I'm also pleased you enjoyed this buzz. My plan is to write more off-the-cuff contemporaneous blog posts here to practice my storytelling and try showcase my authentic voice, similar to the prolific prose of @Jim Murray up north. Hopefully, I'm off to a good start. Also, your husband sounds like a wonderful man with whom I have some things in common. Perhaps one day we can all meet, virtually or otherwise. My late father told Nicole more than once that she needs to get me out more. He was right, especially considering my mother's history of chronic mental illness, their 40-year marriage and experience with her family. Thanks again for your gracious support, Lisa!
    Let's keep buzzing...
  11. ProducerSusan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
    Happy Father’s Day: Qualities I Learned to Value From my Dad
    Happy Father’s Day: Qualities I Learned to Value From my DadMy dad — who was actually my adoptive dad — has been gone now for nearly 30 years, but I can still hear him on the phone saying, “Hi, Sis — how are things going?” (Sis stood for sister; I do have a brother.)He was a remarkable man, especially for...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Great tribute and insight into someone who made a world of difference to your life. You brought a part of him into life in sharing your memories and it was an honour to read such a personal and well written account.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    19/06/2017 #1 Tausif Mundrawala
    The most remarable thing of a daughter is to praise her dad that no one else did. Being a father of a daughter is the most precious gift the Almighty bestowes upon a human. Someday even I would be a father of a daughter and this buzz would remind me that she is observing my story from the closest and would recall it whenever I am absent from that spot. Your father was really a remarakable person and a jewel of your family. Thanks for sharing this wonderful buzz with us my friend,@Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess
  12. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    Radio Silence
    Radio SilenceI guess to those that don't really know me, it's difficult to understand why at times when I am building a following I go offline for a few months.  Anyway this is why.  And to those I have dropped the ball with, both professionally and personally -...


    Claire L Cardwell
    18/06/2017 #12 Claire L Cardwell
    I wish I could add a photo in the comments - just dug out a photo of Fernando a young father.
    Claire L Cardwell
    18/06/2017 #11 Claire L Cardwell
    #10 @Ken Boddie - unfortunately I have now got a wee bit of a problem with the writing thing. It's that new bloke. Philpott. He is actually a far far better writer than me. Please don't tell anybody.
    Ken Boddie
    18/06/2017 #10 Ken Boddie
    Thanks for sharing your pain, Claire, and for letting us, your social media friends, catch a glimpse of your individual challenges. I hope that SM can perhaps help you with a distraction from your challenges and that you may become a more complete writer as a consequence of life's good, as well as bad, experiences.
    Claire L Cardwell
    18/06/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell
    #6 Thank you for the kind words @Praveen Raj Gullepalli - you are awesome! Basically this time it was not so much of an explaination - it was to simply say, sorry guys I am busy. And these are some of my mates.
    Claire L Cardwell
    18/06/2017 #8 Claire L Cardwell
    #7 Wow @Gerald Hecht - I do love the charm of Southern Gentlemen. Somehow you always know the exactly right thing to say. You say it in 4 words or 50000s and you say it with care. You mean everything you say, no matter how crazy or loopy. You also are not too bothered about GRAMMER - yes that is the correct way to spell it people! GRAMMER - always in capitals. I haven't met you yet @Gerald Hecht - but I did actually work at Kings College London. Institute of Psychiatry. Top floor. Fucktards department. I was on the top floor. We did stuff on Benzodiazepines. Halycon (sp) days etc. etc. I did two drug trials. Then I was informed that I would never ever be allowed to do one again anywhere in the world!! Not even for aspirin. I had a very long lecture. On how my friend ships with certain people on the 6th floor of the main building were observed. My study was on Caffeine. I am the Caffeine Queen. That was my nickname.
    Gerald Hecht
    17/06/2017 #7 Gerald Hecht
    Hi @Claire L Cardwell, FWIW, 1) you never would have to think twice about "silent running" for whatever reason (if I actually gave some of the reasons for my AWOLs...well --that would be the more cruel choice); and 2) the fact that you did take such time and care to pay tribute to these precious people...so very much inseparable parts of your own life --speaks for itself. I feel as if I know them a little bit; and I feel like I miss them --ten minutes ago I was unaware of their existence. You did an incredible thing here; I don't mean to embarrass you --it might be more "socially appropriate" as a private message...but, ultimately, I hope that I can remember how to be as precious of a person...of a friend as you. I often feel like we are living in times where such expressions of humanity are becoming increasingly rare; thank you so much for sharing this Claire.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/06/2017 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Good to hear from you again CC. Life and its myriad events always are priority; introspection and expression only follow suit in the aftermath of quiet. No explanation needed.
    Claire L Cardwell
    16/06/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit !
    Claire L Cardwell
    16/06/2017 #4 Claire L Cardwell
    #1 Thanks @Pascal Derrien - I've had quite a bullshit time - but part of me does not really care anymore about the legal crap I went through. I took my eye off that ball - so I am still paying school fees! It takes the loss of someone dear to you to create the perspective you need. However I don't think I will ever get over the loss of Fernando. If I had taken him on full time and cut my ex 'business partner' out a year earlier then maybe he would be still alive. I know that hindsight is an exact science - but I have to make sure that these distractions don't stop me from taking action sooner and having my priorities straight.
    Claire L Cardwell
    16/06/2017 #3 Claire L Cardwell
    #2 Thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit - it was hectic, I've got to hustle and call in some favours to get my plans passed asap. It's building line and heritage..... too. And I could go on and moan about stuff - but you've just got to keep going.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Make the space, take the time, these are a very sensible thing to do because there are moments in life when we need greater clarity and free ourselves up to focus on things fully. Loss is also a tough thing if we don't give the time loss needs and the greater the grief, the more we must do what it is we need to do.

    I took a whole year off social media and I would do so again if time and situation demanded it - but only we know what it is we are going through - we should not be mind-readers, nor our life become an online reality TV show. If you need space, it is the space you need that I most respect - for life or social media should not become a set of social obligations but a constant movement towards freedom. That we live in an image centered world does make that more difficult, but we live among dinosaurs who have created this falsehood, what the heart feels within is often where truth is actually found.

    Radio silence is one means of invoking that freedom. Sorry to hear about the losses of your dear friends. My condolences to you and respect for being able to face the challenges that life sometimes and even harshly throws out at people. It seems in the last year you have had to face more rather than less the amount most people usually bear. In doing what is right for you, you are doing the right things.
    Pascal Derrien
    16/06/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Thanks for this post, there is more to life than social media and I am glad you took the time you needed to get your head around stuff we all do at some or another now it is also nice to read you and I would add no one ever needs to justify his/her presence on social media.. or not :-)
  13. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    My Country Is 150 Years Old This Summer
    My Country Is 150 Years Old This SummerMy country is called Canada.It bills itself as “The True North Strong & Free’ and that’s the way I have always seen it.I’ve seen summers here that can scorch the skin right off your face. I’ve seen winters cold enough to freeze a naked body...


    Javier 🐝 beBee
    24/06/2017 #11 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Congratulations! 150 years is "nothing". I like Canada thanks to beBee. I CAN SAY I have some canadians friends on beBee. 🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦🇨🇦
    @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    16/06/2017 #10 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Congratulations Canada
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    16/06/2017 #9 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    You are spamming Aurora. I have unfollowed and reported you.
    David B. Grinberg
    16/06/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Jim. Canada is looking better each day from my humble perch as an American idealist for effective government, civil discourse and non-violence. Please save that "crawl space" in your new home for my wife and I -- just in case things really go south, so we can go north!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    15/06/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    I am always proud to be Canadian. I can't think of a better place to call home.
    Peter Altschuler
    15/06/2017 #5 Peter Altschuler
    It will always be Canadia to me, @Jim Murray. Otherwise, you'd all be Canadans. (Of course, we in the south, should be United Statesians, not Americans: America encompasses both North and South America and all the nations in them. So folks in Belize and Bolivia are, technically, American, too.)

    Enjoy your sesquicentennial celebration, Jim, assuming you'll have one. You can have a parade with Canadia's national car, the Chevrol, eh?, pulling floats that expand from Swan to say Saskatchewan and have, as the Grand Marshall, the Lone Ranger's sidekick, Toronto. Then you can top it all off with the national cheer: "C" eh? "N" eh? "D" eh? And take solace in that fact that, despite using loonies as money, you have true dough.
    Jim Murray
    15/06/2017 #4 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici. We are lucky at this point to have a leader who. like many others, feels that we can make our own way regardless of who sits on the US throne. :)
    Jim Murray
    15/06/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #2 Nicely put, sir. Charlene sends her regards.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    There are times when I am in my home and the media we play and the things we access online leave me feeling like I have not moved from London, England. If I go across the street I enter Beijing, if I veer to the right, I enter Warsaw, Poland, and to the left of that house I enter Cairo, Egypt. That is the nature of the city I live in, but it is not representative of the wider nature of Canada.

    I wish the folks that live in the urban areas I do would have a wider appreciation of Canada, but that is the nature of Toronto - a city that is microcosm of the world where people speak have a myriad of languages https://elalliance.com/toronto-languages/ While there is diversity within diversity in Toronto, the character of the country has its own diverse spectrum. I would rather had my family settle in Calgary than where it was agreed by majority we would settle. British Columbia would have been a great fit also being that in some parts it is no different to the British weather I grew up with.

    This buzz speaks to all the other things that I could mention and it is representative of the way that I generally view Canada. England is no longer the country I spent the first 30 years of my life and I can sympathize with the young who tried to vote in Corbyn, as well as the older folk who wanted "to take their country back" - but that is what has poisoned the atmosphere there and in the United States.

    The young are not blind in viewing leaders like Corbyn and Bernie Sanders as highly intelligent thinkers but the older generation and the less educated have become cynical and want to return to a time that has now gone. At least Canada has so far been spared this crazy schism. At the end of the day, even if I personally wanted to live in the West Coast, my family made the best decision possible to choosing this country for our kids to grow up in and to develop some semblance of a meaningful future.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/06/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Spoken like a true ("North Strong & Free") Canuck, @Jim Murray. Nice read. I can't help but think of the time between the Centennial (listening to this as I write https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Uj4LZB5oarA) and the 50 years to now. Wishing Canada many generations ahead of peace and prosperity!
  14. stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Countdown ! will you be ready ? C'mon...Are you okay with alternative engineering with clean energy ? Not yet ? You are kiddin' me right ?
    World Without Oil (Full Documentary)
    World Without Oil (Full Documentary) What would our world look like if we ran out of oil? The lifeblood of our high-tech, highly mobile world won't last forever. Watch one scenario of what...
  15. Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Hey Moms - Are you struggling with friends like I am?
    Read my story here:
    http://mommybrief.com/forty-five-and-friendless-am-i-the-o…/ #Moms #Friends #BFF #BestFriends
    Share your story too - I'd love to hear it.


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/06/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 There is a lot to be said about optimal experience and the nature of flow as Mihaly describes it https://www.psychologytoday.com/articles/199707/finding-flow

    Professional and personal do not have to be mutually exclusive and it is through flow state that happiness and creativity find a shared space. Mihaly's original book FLOW is a quick read but it is powerful beyond measure or at least it was that life changing when I read it - ironically this change is exactly why I am having this conversation with you.

    We still determine what our own life choices, so I don't sell anyone on the idea of flow - how can I, because to be in flow is not a doing, it is a being. The irony of flow is that I do not engage in following or get into the agree-disagree mode of opinion.

    The actual book FLOW does also contain cavaets and warnings about flow - so it is not a panacea but I do really think it is worth reading and even keeping as reference. You will just have to find out and of course that is entirely the business of how you find flow.
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    02/06/2017 #3 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Thanks @CityVP 🐝 Manjit not sure why the url didn't move over and I still don't see how we can edit a post.

    At any rate - I've had my own business for 3 years now - so it's pretty well set I am sharing my story to see if there are other moms like me experiencing the same thing. I am certain I am not alone.

    One can't be all business and no play - as the business does not replace a personal relationship. :-) #2 #2
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The URL was not complete so I got an error page but I found the posting in the June 2017 archives


    In the case of this particular posting, sometimes it can be considered as a blessing in disguise. You recently opened up a new business and such is the nature of the first year of any business, perhaps now is not the time to get a mid-friend-crisis.

    The reality is that you did get a new friend, which is the new business and that needs way more BFF (business financed forever).

    There is a point in our life when not even our kids are teenagers and something hark backs to days of old. It is a romanticism which probably would not play out as it does in the warm and fuzzy scenario in our mind.

    If an ideal friend is needed now, it may well be another woman who has opened up a new business and that would be a potential synergy. A change of scene coupled with a re-orientation of focus then may well become that thing we like to call "a win-win".
  16. ProducerKen Boddie

    Ken Boddie

    Dreams to Sell, Fine Dreams to Sell
    Dreams to Sell, Fine Dreams to SellAnd so the cycle of life begins. Young Hudson was born at 8.31am on a Thursday. Although the sudden transition from the warmth of the womb to the bright lights and fuzzy faces of a brave new world can be a rude awakening for some, the die has been...


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

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

    It could be argued that there is no greater calling, or joy, in being a Grandpa. Congrats to the whole Boddie clan with the welcoming of Hudson into their midst.
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #35 Ken Boddie
    #29 Many thanks for the veritable emoji-fest, DLE. Everything comes to she who waits. 👶
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #26 Must get his looks from the female side of the family, Todd. Many thanks. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #33 Ken Boddie
    #25 Many thanks for the good wishes, Michael. 👍
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    #24 Who is this saintly white-clad high roller with the massive cheroot, and what have you done with my buddy @Dean Owen? Wait one ..... I recognise those failed attempts at humour. Where have you been, Dean-san? I thought perhaps your last blog had been considered admissible evidence for permanent incarceration?
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    30/05/2017 #31 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #28 And as touching as the buzz you shared about Young Hudson, which I failed to mention in my earlier response dear Ken...er...Grampa Ken ;) !
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #28 Ken Boddie
    #23 Thanks for the good wishes, Praveen. As for my jokes, surely they are all as fresh as a baby's breath and smooth as a baby's bottom? 👶
    Ken Boddie
    30/05/2017 #27 Ken Boddie
    #22 That makes two of us on the same wavelength, Deb, concerning the future of our planet. Now all we have to do is convince the other 7.4 billion or so.
    Todd Jones
    30/05/2017 #26 Todd Jones
    Congratulations Ken... Handsome kid, and lucky too!
    Dean Owen
    30/05/2017 #24 Dean Owen
    'Tis a joyous time! Wonderful news that noboddie can deny! But Young be a strange first name! :)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/05/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Many congratulations Ken! Any fresh Grandad jokes yet Grampa? ;)
  17. Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    Our rustic backyard Boardwalk is rebuilt after the flooding last fall, with a few illuminating upgrades. 😄

    I just love our sunsets!
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/05/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Cool pic Aaron which captures a personal moment. I can feel the serenity of it.
  18. José Ramón 🐝 López
    José Ramón 🐝 López


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/05/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Daily Mail published this particular shot of the Iberian landscape with some cities in the region highlighted

    Maria Merino Oslara
    09/05/2017 #2 Maria Merino Oslara
    Que vista mas maravillosa
  19. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.
    The Plight Of The Humble Coastal Tree That Could Save Us All.Now, before I launch into this diatribe I have a confession to make; I have never liked mangrove forests or mangrove trees in general. From afar they look fabulous but get up close and personal and, once inside that forest is a bit like stepping...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    30/04/2017 #56 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #41 Looking forward to them Paul. I'm off and on lately as life just been hectic as all get out; car on it's last legs so I'm shopping for a new one (NO, NO, NO, I don't want a car payment after 12 years without one!
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    26/04/2017 #55 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    #54 Anytime @Paul Walters. While as I said on the post to another, our house is tiny and on a postage stamp lot, yet the backyard makes up for it. It may be a tiny house, however we always make room for guests!

    "Friends Welcome, Relatives by Appointment" ;-)
    Paul Walters
    26/04/2017 #54 Paul Walters
    #53 @Aaron 🐝 Skogen thanks for stopping by, much appreciated . Now , about my room overlooking your back yard ......
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    26/04/2017 #53 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    I have seen the Mangroves in South Florida (where I believe they are protected) and in Haiti, but have not spent any time walking or wading through them. This article inspires me to take a closer look the next time I have a chance. I guess I'd better pack a bugsuit though! We joke around here that the Mosquito could be the "Minnesota State Bird", as they do come out in droves in the summer, but the Mangroves may have me rethink the word "droves". . .

    Its unfortunate to see coastal development destroying this ecological treasure. You'd think we, as a species, would learn.

    Thanks for the educational piece @Paul Walters and a quick thanks to @Dean Owen for leading me here by sharing a link on my buzz.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    25/04/2017 #52 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #51 Thank you for the invite @Paul Walters!!
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #51 Paul Walters
    #19 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher As always spot on the money. Thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #50 Paul Walters
    #29 @Rox castaneda Thanks for stopping by all the way from peru
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #49 Paul Walters
    #22 @dabasish majumder Thanks for the comments, always appreciated
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #48 Paul Walters
    #26 @Lada 🏡 Prkic Thanks Lada , always good to see you here
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #47 Paul Walters
    #27 @Jerry Fletcher there is still a lot of bali that is unspoiled so pop on down
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #46 Paul Walters
    #34 @David B. Grinberg Dear onl Ronnie ...wasnt the sharpest knife in the drawer . Thanks for stopping by
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #45 Paul Walters
    #35 @Randall Burns Thanks for the info...yup they do breed in fresh water but like any reprobates hang out in gloomy places
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #44 Paul Walters
    #36 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee Thanks for the comments , always appreciated
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #43 Paul Walters
    #38 @Franci Eugenia Hoffman Thanks for dropping by , always great to see your comments
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #42 Paul Walters
    #39 @Savvy Raj Thanks again for stopping by always appreciated
    Paul Walters
    24/04/2017 #41 Paul Walters
    #30 @Pamela 🐝 Williams Thanks for that. Environmentalist?? Well perhaps I will however coninue to write about it. Just wait for further pieces on kalimantan ( Borneo) and Sarawak ( Malaysian side of Borneo) The environmental destruction there is indescribable all for timber and the growing of palm oil . 75% of the native forests have gone in just 40 years !!
    Randall Burns
    24/04/2017 #40 Randall Burns
    #37 @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador While living in Cayman Islands I learned about the SSS, everyone there used it.
    Savvy Raj
    24/04/2017 #39 Savvy Raj
    A precious post by @Paul Walters . Land reclamation obviously has dire consequences it is high time to stop taking our world for granted.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    24/04/2017 #38 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    I grew up in Florida, where Mangroves contribute to the health of the coastline, especially in South Florida. They are true natives to the state of Florida and state and local regulations are set to protect them. They are considered one of Florida's most important resources. And yes, Avon's Skin-so-Soft is a great mosquito repellent. Thank you for the excellent read, @Paul Walters.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    24/04/2017 #37 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #35 Randall, I haven't heard anyone recommend Avon's Skin-so-Soft in a while! I used it all the time when I lived in Florida. It is a great mosquito repellent.
  20. ProducerJoyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Breakfast with a BEE
    Breakfast with a BEECyndi wilkins recognized the tin can I spoke of in https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/i-you-we-and-me  and quickly invited me to lunch. Since our tin can (times of operation under link) was close to both of us and a seemingly comfortable...


    Cyndi wilkins
    12/09/2017 #49 Cyndi wilkins
    #48 Make sure you let us know about any of your friends that have joined our forces @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee...so we will all have an opportunity to connect;-) I hope things are going well with you!
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    11/09/2017 #48 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great @Javier 🐝 beBee I will check it out! And invite all my Australian friends to bebee! #47
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    11/09/2017 #47 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #45 @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee you can search bees at www.bebee.com/bees . We have few bees https://www.bebee.com/bees?ctr=58&pro=1737 ( about 400 ). We need to grow there :-)
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/09/2017 #46 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Great gathering in a lovely place. No wonder the discussions went so well and interesting. Thank you @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee and @Cyndi wilkins for your thoughts are good "breakfast" for us to feed our minds.
    Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    10/09/2017 #45 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    How great! I wonder if there are any bees in Melbourne, australia! Does anyone know if there a way to find out?
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    21/04/2017 #41 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Thank you all so much for your shares. There were so many, I lost track.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    20/04/2017 #40 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #39 Thank you, @Wayne Yoshida. It'a nice to have these bright spots in one's life and meeting Bees is definitely one of them.
    Wayne Yoshida
    20/04/2017 #39 Wayne Yoshida
    This is a great 3D story! Thank you for sharing this positive and enlightening post, it's great to get to know you both, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee and @Cyndi wilkins !
    Susan 🐝 Botello
    17/04/2017 #37 Susan 🐝 Botello
    #19 @Javier 🐝 beBee @Lyon Brave @John White, MBA French toast with honey sound good? ;)
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/04/2017 #36 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #35 Thank you, @Aaron 🐝 Skogen. Salem is a tourist mecca with hotels, museums, and all sorts of things to do during the summer months. I spent many happy hours in a historical library at the PEM. I'd just avoid October during Halloween if hustle/bustle is not what you want. Halloween is a month-long event here.
    Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    17/04/2017 #35 Aaron 🐝 Skogen
    its so cool that you were able to "get social" @Cyndi wilkins ans @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee! Great buzz, and happy you were able to share some time together.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/04/2017 #34 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    I have to say that it was a wonderful surprise to see all the positive engagement here after I was able to sit down at the conclusion of today's event. Here's hoping it grows.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/04/2017 #33 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #17 Have to agree with you, Cyndi.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/04/2017 #32 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #14 Thank you, Shelley. High praise indeed. I love the work Cyndi does, and she can tell you herself that she truly loves what she does.
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/04/2017 #31 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #12 #13 Yes Lyon and John. Wouldn't it be wonderful if we just took someplace over for breakfast?
    Joyce 🐝 Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    17/04/2017 #30 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #11 Thank you, Debasish
  21. Claire L Cardwell
    Mop House / AGI Architects, Kuwait. To read more go to :- http://architecturelab.net/mop-house-kuwait-agi-architects/ Claire L Cardwell


    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #2 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! Love this house!
    Ben Pinto
    13/04/2017 #1 Ben Pinto
    Love that water mark.
  22. ProducerClaire L Cardwell
    The Rise of the She Shed (and how I want one!)
    The Rise of the She Shed (and how I want one!)So now we've all heard of Man Caves - some where for men to go and smoke cigars, play video games, pool, drink, fart and watch sports - now watch out Dudes - we have She Sheds!A She Shed is a quiet retreat for us ladies.  Somewhere where we can...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/04/2017 #24 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #9 When we extended the home into the garden we used up whatever room there was for permissions. We built a two story extension where the back of the house is at three levels. The family went with a sloping roof because they were concerned about snow accumulation but I wanted a flat roof with a glass house extension to the third level of the home. What is done is done now - but that is where the possibility was - even the she-sheds you have shown are in effect glasshouses. We will also remain where we are because it such a perfect location for everyone - but I can add this to my future dream home when that long awaited day arrives.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    13/04/2017 #22 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    She Said She Shed...and painted the town red! ;) Tongue twisters aside, your fifty sheds are an awesome assortment. Me likes ze one wid ze Green Roof!
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #21 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Brian McKenzie! Have an awesome day!
    Brian McKenzie
    13/04/2017 #20 Brian McKenzie
    50 Shades of Shed 😂
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #19 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Donna-Luisa Eversley!
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #18 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl!
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #17 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lada 🏡 Prkic! Have an awesome day!
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #16 Claire L Cardwell
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic - Glad you enjoyed the article, after going through all those pictures yesterday, I can't decide anymore which one I like the best.....
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    13/04/2017 #15 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Hi Claire! I live in an apartment building, so to have my own She Shed is just a pleasant thought. This beautiful collection has tickled my imagination and I can see myself in one of these “romantic” versions painted in white and with the skylights.
    Donna Wood
    13/04/2017 #14 Donna Wood
    #5 @Claire L Cardwell They are! Sneaking 1 or 2 or 10 onto your sister's place should be no problem. No problem at all... LOL! (Maybe give her one, and she won't notice the rest.)
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #12 Claire L Cardwell
    Hmmm - Farm, not 100% sure, I did go to Agricultural College a very long time ago, so I have a whole bunch of farmers to get advice from a click away on FB.... Can't play golf either @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, hitting little balls with little sticks is not a game for me!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/04/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #9 I come from a family of farmers, and you and I are viewed as decadent bourgeoisie to my family. It is nice however for me to be the blacksheep of the family :-) Of course I would love to take that stuff out, it would mean no more gardening and no more running from gardening every-time summer comes. This week I watched the Seve Ballesteros movie, he too is from a farmer family but he actually did a lot of farming before becoming a golfing legend. I can neither farm or even play golf.
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #10 Claire L Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!
    Claire L Cardwell
    13/04/2017 #9 Claire L Cardwell
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit - when I was researching the article a lot of people recommended simply cleaning out your existing shed.... It might be worth checking the planning laws from your Local Council and see how big/high you can make your shed and whether you can build a cellar underneath to house your garden tools.....
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/04/2017 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I love that metallic slanting green roof. Only problem is even though the garden is big enough I think we only get planning permission for one shed and we have already built that one. Pity that we think of sheds where put our gardening stuff and assorted junk away. Like the idea.
    Claire L Cardwell
    12/04/2017 #7 Claire L Cardwell
    They are flipping awesome aren't they @Gert Scholtz! Working on one on treehouses at the moment..... Got to have a few of those as well in my imaginary back yard! (I can't imagine my sister letting me loose on her back yard!)
    Gert Scholtz
    12/04/2017 #6 Gert Scholtz
    @Claire L Cardwell Ok that's it. I am exchanging my Man Cave for one of these sumptuous She Sheds! And I don't care what the other men say, a man's gotta be a man and have a She Shed!
    Claire L Cardwell
    12/04/2017 #5 Claire L Cardwell
    They are great aren't they @Donna Wood? I love all of them too. Now it's how many sheds can I fit onto my sister's place without her really noticing......
    Donna Wood
    12/04/2017 #4 Donna Wood
    @Claire L Cardwell I could do my she-biz in anyone of these! I love the idea and concept behind it. Right now my entire apartment is a she-shed, but if I should ever get married, I know I will be needing a She-Shed for sure. Thanks for the fantastic ideas!
  23. Lada 🏡 Prkic

    Lada 🏡 Prkic

    A DIALOGUE BETWEEN A HOUSE AND A TREE ►Is this a good way to interact with nature?
    Saruhanbey Science, Culture & Education Foundation in Manisa, Turkey
    Lada 🏡 Prkic


    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    09/04/2017 #12 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #2 Thank you for sharing. Manjit. I like your Green Learning hive. :)
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    09/04/2017 #11 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #10 I am glad that my buzz inspired you!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/04/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #9 I am referring to this buzz in my next bzz
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    09/04/2017 #9 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #7 I also thank you for your lovely response. :-)
    Indeed, the beauty shouldn't be an end in itself, neither in life nor in architecture. Such beauty is useless and could become dangerous.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/04/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #6 Thank you for your excellent response. I wanted not only to register my great appreciation of the shot; but also that we shouldn't be carried away with the beauty unnecessarily or dangerously.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    09/04/2017 #6 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #3 Since the more than 300-year-old pine tree was already at the site of the future building, architects obviously found a clever solution.
    There is a general problem with trees placed too close to the house because their roots could cause the settling of the house. The tree dries the soil mass by drawing the water and the soil shrinks.
    In this case the pine tree is old and has roots that go straight down into ground, so the soil is not likely to shrink anymore.
    Sara Jacobovici
    09/04/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Love it @Lada 🏡 Prkic!! Great share.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    09/04/2017 #3 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Nice idea, but will this harm the growth of the tree? Or, would the tree cause any harm to the building?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/04/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The clever bit is the natural canopy it creates at the top layer of the house, clearly they have created an outdoor area on the roof - literally a roof garden.
    Maria Merino Oslara
    09/04/2017 #1 Maria Merino Oslara
    beautiful !
  24. ProducerLyon Brave

    Lyon Brave

    LOVE PROBLEM: HE WON’T STOP PLAYING VIDEO GAMESLOVE PROBLEM ONE: HE WON’T STOP PLAYING VIDEO GAMES Ladies, we all have experienced being utterly ignored by our man. The only thing worse than being ignored for some chick, is being ignored for some joystick (video-game). Video-games are not...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/04/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Of course the issue is bigger than that and the world will live with him until he gets impeached. Somewhere between whitelash and 100,000 people not coming out to vote in three states becomes the bookmarks for this truth. More the reason to be a gamer and temporarily find peace where there is not much.
    Lyon Brave
    03/04/2017 #2 Lyon Brave
    #1 I don't think Video games is the reason Trump is President. I think the issue is much bigger than that.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    03/04/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The answer to this is NASA. Today we possess in our hands in the way of electronic gadgets, the same level of computing power as NASA once needed to send a rocket t the moon. Today life can be more than giving someone their personal space, and with our NASA-like power we can do so much more.

    The old symbols of power are eroding and vanishing. There was a time when I had my man cave and my man cave came with a great receptacle of personal power, called the remote control. Today we have Chromcast - the remote control is dead and along with it the culture that came with the remote control.

    The ladies in our home have their own chromcast and when they turn it on, bang the guys chromcast goes - and so we have a choice to live or not to live in this new technofangled reality. With these changes come the whole testing our beliefs.

    Once upon a time there was a saying "that behind every great man lies a great woman" - this was an age when even a man-child could be elected President of the United States. The fact that people in the United States have elected a 70+ year old is simply meh! They must have been too busy playing games to escape the mundane horror of working class life to notice that they elected a man who is already playing games with them.

    Technology is Star-trek, it goes where no man has gone before, space the final frontier - but in this case your man's personal space, he just about got from his front door to his couch. The reality is when they are zoned out, you are free. Free to think bigger with men who think bigger. Then my dear, you have the best of both worlds - and no one is the wiser, we are all gamers.
  25. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    The picture of the fireworks turtle is an image I found that reminded me of what @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee writes in his buzz "Pockets of Creative Thoughts": https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/pockets-of-creative-thoughts#c19 Dr. Ali writes:
    "The inception of the thinking process started when my eyes fell on the image of ice lens. [The] image reminded me of the shell of turtles. My curiosity ignited. I felt I am like an ice lens. If you focus the sunlight on an ice lens carefully underneath which are straws a fire from the burning of straws shall initiate. It is possible then to cause fire from ice, but only if ice is very clear!"
    Sara Jacobovici


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/03/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The wonders of nature, this picture actually highlights for me the practicality of camouflage - for our eyes we can identify the turtle but against the underwater habitat, I begin to see the method in the turtles shell pattern. Evolution shows its artistic wonder and practical wisdom.
    siraj shaik
    20/03/2017 #10 siraj shaik
    #9 Gratitude for "pats of appreciations" from you both. (feeling honored).
    Sara Jacobovici
    20/03/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #7 Your kind words are much appreciated. @siraj shaik. Thank you.
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    20/03/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #7 Because you have a sharp mind @siraj shaik
    siraj shaik
    20/03/2017 #7 siraj shaik
    Superb not just the image but opinion expressed by @Sara Jacobovici and also articles posted by @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Of all awesome posts I come across feeds .. don't know what's that make me search for postings by @Sara Jacobovici @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and poetry by @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt @debasish majumder plus a few specifically who make me spend some extra time on beBee.
    Sergio Weinfuter
    19/03/2017 #6 Sergio Weinfuter
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #4 Pleasure @John Rylance.
    John Rylance
    19/03/2017 #4 John Rylance
    I find this picture breathtakingly beautiful, creatively amazing., Thank you Sara for posting it.
    Sara Jacobovici
    19/03/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Couldn't be happier with your response @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. Looking forward to your next buzz!
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    19/03/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    What a gift this is dear@Sara Jacobovici. I simply love it. My next buzz will be continuation of my linked buzz in your post. I am honored and deeply grateful to you. You opened my mind to so many new ideas. I am overtaken by this sharing so so shared it on three hives.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    19/03/2017 #1 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    The picture caught my attention, so beautiful!
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