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Green Wisdom

~ 100 buzzes
This covers life fitness, family strength, medical well-being, community health, village physiology and planet health. Overall this all flows into the study of Physical Intelligence. Green Wisdom is about my different homes. The body is the starting place of home. Then the place where one resides as home, then the workplace which is home for our talent and then that third place which is home for community and finally the planet that is home for all of us.
  1. ProducerMark Miller

    Mark Miller

    Red Meat Bashing: Sorting Data from Dogma
    Red Meat Bashing: Sorting Data from DogmaIt seems that it is now popular, even amongst the scientific community, to find ways to bash red meat as a health detractor. In these campaigns the supportive science is vague at best, not well designed (largely association studies) and...


    Mark Miller
    13/01/2017 #2 Mark Miller
    #1 Solid points Elizabeth. What happens in these association research studies is the labeling associated with what is in the diet but NOT the complex interplay as to what is ABSENT from the diet. In the case of heavy meat eaters it may be fiber, fruit or both, that can drive the data askew.
    The Saturated fat story is intriguing and evolving. Most certainly it was labelled as a BAD BOY for the last 40 years. But there are questions that certainly rose to the top this last year with a publication in the BMJ. What it detailed was a huge RCT that was done in Minnesota in the 60's. Not an association study but a true dietary RCT (subjects were in institutions). The comparators were (1) a group fed meat/butter etc so the higher amounts of saturated fats (2) vegetable oils . The goal was to lower cholesterol and LDL. And YES the vegetable oil group achieved that objective - lowered LDL and cholesterol - but paradoxically heart attacks strokes etc. increased dramatically. When this data was presented to the AHA it was basically shunned and despite its size never published. The dogma was already entrenched. But the BMJ resurrected it, after the Sydney Heart study data in 2013 found the exact same response. So LDL and cholesterol were not predictors of CV disease despite the massive industry that surrounds them as has happened in the 40 years since. I detailed this information in a LinkedIn post - here is the link - Bon appetit http://bit.ly/2ddAqaO
    Elizabeth Shubsda, MBA, RD
    13/01/2017 #1 Elizabeth Shubsda, MBA, RD
    I have never been one of those dietitian's to hop on the proverbial band wagon of total abstinence when studies suggest that a particular food is "bad" for you. I have always steered clear of radical recommendations that say "never eat this or that". I tend to eat a more vegetarian based diet, but this is a personal preference and it works for me. It would not work out well for my husband or many of the men that I have spoken to over the decades of my career in acute care dietetics. I won't challenge you that red meat is not a dietary no-no, but I will challenge you on the amount of saturated fat laden foods that American's consume. The problem is not red meat, the problem is the amount of red meat (and other sources of saturated fats) consumed in opposition to your sited instances of low fiber, low fruit, low vegetable consumption in the typical Standard America Diet (SAD). Additionally, the food we feed our cattle adds another layer to the red meat issue, grass fed cattle have a much improved saturated fat profile versus their grain fed counterparts, even down to the individual fatty acid complex with stearic acid being increased in grass fed cattle.
  2. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Interview with Ian Weinberg
    Interview with Ian WeinbergI had the pleasure of conducting an interview with Ian Weinberg this week. Ian writes excellent articles and readily provides friendlyΒ informative comments on beBee. Above he is standing proudly with his daughter on her wedding day.Β Gert: Ian, thank...


    Ian Weinberg
    13/01/2017 #46 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Thanks for that Fatima. Best wishes.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    13/01/2017 #45 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Such a great interview @Gert Scholtz Thank you for introducing @Ian Weinberg . It's interesting to read what's on the mind of a Surgeon. And anything that allows me to explore my mind makes me curious to want to know more. This field you are in highly fascinating ! Your daughter looks so beautiful and the family pics too. Thank you for sharing this with us.
    Dean Owen
    13/01/2017 #44 Dean Owen
    #39 You are on! And @Ian Weinberg and @Gert Scholtz. If you guys make it to Japan for the World Cup, tickets are on me!
    Gerald Hecht
    13/01/2017 #43 Gerald Hecht
    #42 @Donna-Luisa Eversley agreed; with a positive, giving spirit and attitude Ian shows us, through this interview by @Gert Scholtz , that the sky itself is not the limit...not even close; awesome!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    13/01/2017 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Brilliant interview @ian Weinberg and @Gert Scholtz. I must say I love the fact that you dared to do what you were told not to do with the plane and lived! Incredible. Thanks guys for sharing this interview.
    Gerald Hecht
    12/01/2017 #41 Gerald Hecht
    #40 @Ian Weinberg I think so too --once was enough with that one, lol. Also the critical part was (not being able to make It across) that I landed it on the main runway at Philadelphia International Airport!
    The thing is, at the time I thought I was doing the "sane thing" because of the weather and not being instrument rated...my instructor's "voice in my head" was telling me that the riskier thing would be to fly blind into those "billowing into the stratosphere" cumulonimbus --JFK Jr. substantiated that --12years later.

    My great uncle ran a dairy...he flew B-25's in WWII...after the war he used the Cub to land on cowpastures around the Northeast to get milk samples from different farmers...and to drink heavily and not maintain the aircraft . I couldn't afford to "pay for hours" so he let me use that "death trap" for free!
    Until that fateful day in Philly... I never got instrument rated; because later that summer I was old enough to get my driver's license!
    Ian Weinberg
    12/01/2017 #40 Ian Weinberg
    #38 I'm impressed @Gerald Hecht There's something about experiencing the 'edge' that puts a different spin on things. I think that as one gets older we lose a bit of that boldness. I'm glad I exercised my madness in the earlier years (we were invincible weren't we?) because I've lost the nerve for much of it now.
    Paul Walters
    12/01/2017 #39 Paul Walters
    #36 Dean , see you in Japan in 2019?
    Gerald Hecht
    12/01/2017 #38 Gerald Hecht
    @Ian Weinberg At some point I wanna PM you about a little incident that occurred when I was using my great uncle's Piper Cub(which was always littered with cigarette butts and empty Jack Daniels bottles) to gain hours after my first solo.

    The short version is that the radio (which he never maintained...like everything else) died...T-storms, not instrument rated, couldn't make across the Delaware River back to New Jersey visually ...put myself in the traffic pattern between a 707 and a 727 (it was 1977) and just followed the 707 in radio silence...The FAA was waiting in the unmarked black car...long interrogation; good thing it wasn't after 9/11!
    Ian Weinberg
    12/01/2017 #37 Ian Weinberg
    #35 Thanks very much @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Best wishes.
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #36 Dean Owen
    #30 #33 You guys were so lucky to have witnessed that pivotal moment in history. I remember dearly spending the whole world cup at my local Irish pub in Tokyo. Needless to say the whole of Japan was transfixed by Jonah Lomu after being defeated by the All Blacks by 138 points! but what a glorious moment that was when Mandela presented the Webb Ellis trophy to FP.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/01/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I can't remember if I added, you have a beautiful family too @Ian Weinberg
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    12/01/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Gert Scholtz I really enjoyed your interview with @Ian Weinberg! Very interesting life you lead Ian. I'm so glad you survived the plane that almost crashed. I met a man years ago who bought my daughter's horse. He told us that his son told him to get back into horseback riding because he did crash his plane with 6 others aboard during takeoff. Luckily all 6 of them survived. The plane was totaled and his son said, "Dad, it's time for a new hobby that isn't so dangerous." So Rolf went back to what he used to enjoy, riding. One of the nicest men (and his wife Gisella) who I've met. We kept in touch for years. It appears that you cycle with your son during events too? I find the field you are in highly interesting. The photos are very nice, thanks for sharing a bit about yourself, your life, with us!
    Ian Weinberg
    12/01/2017 #33 Ian Weinberg
    #28 @Dean Owen Thanks for that. That World Cup period experience was a rare national euphoria, but sadly, short-lived. We were all fired up and optimistic, but then prevailing realities surfaced again, which we continue to wrestle with. In any event, it was a rare and special moment - glad I experienced it.
    Ian Weinberg
    12/01/2017 #32 Ian Weinberg
    #24Thanks for that Manjit
    Paul Walters
    12/01/2017 #31 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz Thanks for this. I read Ian's lofty posts which sometimes leaves me me confused. from the pics featured here is a man who looks content with his life and has a strong sense of family...I like that !
    Paul Walters
    12/01/2017 #30 Paul Walters
    #28 Dean I would answer that one for Gert. I happened to be at the ground when that nail biting match was played. those poor "Poisoned All Blacks" watched as a drop goal soared over the posts. It gave that country so much hope ! Sorry gert , I hijacked the question
    Gerald Hecht
    12/01/2017 #29 Gerald Hecht
    @Gert Scholtz @Ian Weinberg Thank you very much --a precious gem!
    Dean Owen
    12/01/2017 #28 Dean Owen
    Fabulous interview. I love the title photo of a proud beaming dad. Ian, hope you don't mind me asking one follow up question. What did the 1995 Rugby World Cup win mean for you?
    April Lynn
    12/01/2017 #27 April Lynn
    What a great interview @Gert Scholtz, perfect questions! :)

    @Ian Weinberg, such wonderful transparency! You are a very interesting man; looking forward to reading more about you and reading future posts.
  3. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    This is genius!
    Dean Owen
    Yorkshire pudding wrap
    www.bbcgoodfood.com Take all the best bits of a roast dinner, and wrap it in a fluffy, indulgent Yorkshire pudding wrap. This takes weekend comfort food to a whole new...


    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    #5 I enjoyed reading your link, Manjit. DD Bailey doesn't 'mince' his words, ha ha.
    Interesting comment on the diet/reward cycle with "It's a vicious, but quite wonderful circle ... ". Sounds like an orange with shark teeth 🦈 , or a yoghurt and salad overlay on a meat-lover's pizza. πŸ•
    Dean Owen
    09/01/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    #6 Gave me a nice smile before dins....
    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    #4 That creature hated me with a vengeance. Black and white Persian who's name I forget. The cat wasn't a fan either. 😟
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/01/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Ah! I have the exact line from that video that went through my head through IMBD quotes http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0097531/quotes

    "and that suppurating, fat squirting little heart attack traditionally known as the British sausage".

    Now I can chuckle into midnight over here and get some quality sleep.
    Dean Owen
    09/01/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    #2 They are not as easy to cook as Jamie Oliver makes them look. Oh I do miss a good roast. What was the name of the cat? Top Cat? :)
    Dean Owen
    09/01/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    #1 Great video. Must be low in something, or must be high in something else, and that is exactly what they market. Had me wondering if the guilt people feel after eating something fattening is unique to women? Certainly I have never experienced it.
    Ken Boddie
    09/01/2017 #2 Ken Boddie
    Sounds a brilliant idea, Dean-san, wrapping your roast beef in Yorkshire pud. Brings me back to my batchelor days in London when a group of us used to go down to the pub on Sundays then take turns at hosting Sunday lunch, which was a heavy meal back in those days. I had many, many futile attempts at making batches of Yorkies to go with the roast beef, until my mum steered me in the right direction over the phone from Scotland. I can still smell the aromas in that Kingston upon Thames kitchen - some good - some not so good. This was the same apartment that my girlfriend's cat got high on eating the leaves from a home grown 'pot' plant. 😻
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    09/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    For some reason my first thought on the Yorkshire Pudding Wrap is to remind me of the opening scene of "How to Get Ahead in Advertising" - and someone has turned that scene at You-Tube into a rap mix (excuse the pun) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cDhzVs2vmj0

    and now I can scream silently as only a boomer can (or Gen X - you choose the date) that silent scream "what have they done to our Yorkshire Pudding" :-)
  4. ProducerJennifer 🐝 Schultz
    The Double Standard on Having Kids Later in Life
    The Double Standard on Having Kids Later in LifeToday, I read that Janet Jackson gave birth toΒ a bouncing baby boy at age 50 and I was excited to hear that she was so happy and grateful for a healthy baby. I wished her congratulations.Β I then I read the corresponding comments below the story and...


    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    07/01/2017 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    I'm in agreement with you @Jennifer 🐝 Schultz. I can also say it's the same when you have kids at a very young age. I was 18 when I had my first child and was told I'm messing up my life, and I will lose my youth. Most had nothing good to say. Whatever happens there are double standards for women and child bearing.
    I have a friend who finally had her 2nd child at 45, unfortunately she had a few miscarriages before. Be strong. Thank you for sharing this personal story. Very happy for Janet Jackson😊
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    05/01/2017 #6 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    Join the conversation.....
    Sara Hodge
    04/01/2017 #5 Sara Hodge
    Love this post from @Jennifer 🐝 Schultz of The Mommy Brief and find this to be quite true. I had my second child at 36 and heard a lot of these things, too. Let's change the narrative on these double standards, it's time.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 The hypocrisies and double standards are damning but there is a truth about society that I understand, that sometimes change happens when the old generation pass on, and so change then is noticing whether we are any less savage than we were the prior generation. It is a different way of looking at things, because trying to change an opinion only goes so far - living one's life and exploring the progress, that produces a different way of seeing and consequently a different way of life.
    Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    04/01/2017 #3 Jennifer 🐝 Schultz
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Just using these celebrities' private life examples to shine the light on the double standard of what society sees as an acceptable age for a woman to have a child. I myself, as I noted, have experienced the same double standard when I found out I was pregnant at 43. Women over the age of 40 who get pregnant face ridicule every day from others, while men are congratulated well into their 70's. In fact, the same double standard exists when a man marries a younger woman, but take an older woman marrying a younger man - and you'll see the same outcome. People judge men and women differently in both instances. What also is apparent with the rise of social media, are people whose comments and thoughts are no longer hidden, as snide comments and judge and jury are everywhere. #2
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/01/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    On the one side I think we use celebrities far too much as proxies for our own lives, but on the other side, it does reveal deep seated ignorance that do not match a 21st Century mind. In this century we are exploring life extension technologies and lifespan is increasing. I accept that ignorant views of value judgements will be a feature of societies but within those societies are everyday people who are great examples of people adapting to the 21st Century both its promise and perils.

    We should not hate hate because then it is still hate but we can value difference. We can also focus on those who are adapting. In terms of Janet Jackson being a mother, like all mothers, becoming a mother is a part of her private life and like all mothers it is great news. There is no need for role models from the rich and famous when we live in a world which is no longer a broadcast medium, but that should be a place where access to technology liberates us as learners - we are the change we want to see in this world and can become people who no longer need a Gandhi or a celeb to speak on our behalf, as a quote that we are that change.
  5. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    Mellow Milestones
    Mellow MilestonesDear Jenny, Nathalie and Little Ashley, One day I hoped you would stumble across this, whether by chance or out of curiosity. For me, I left it too late - too late to ask the questions I so desperately wanted to ask. Kids often don’t...


    Dean Owen
    05/01/2017 #44 Dean Owen
    I doubt even the smartest AI could duplicate my warped British accent that has been mangled by life in Asia.
    Lyon Brave
    05/01/2017 #43 Lyon Brave
    Maybe it will have your accent. You never know.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    02/01/2017 #42 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Dean Owen Happy New Year ! best wishes from Madrid
    Ken Boddie
    02/01/2017 #41 Ken Boddie
    #39 mine don't stalk mine, Dean-San, that's for sure. They're too busy on frivolous other SM activities.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/01/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #37 Welcome back and so, your not perfect? We all have things to work on, good to acknowledge and make changes right. And, we all been fools at times, myself included. Hope you had a nice Holiday! Happy NY!
    Dean Owen
    02/01/2017 #39 Dean Owen
    #33 I second you on the stings Ken-san. I do hope that if and when they discover the writings here, they will check to your blog too (are you listening J, N, & A?) as for one, I would surely encourage them to possibly make a move to Australia to experience living in a country that I may not get a chance to live, but a country that should be tops on anyones list. Do you think the kids do stalk our blogs?
    Dean Owen
    02/01/2017 #38 Dean Owen
    #32 Oh and thanks for the shares on Twitter etc. After a week off social media I was dumbfounded to have gotten hundreds of notifications on Twitter thanks to you, Lance, and Paul C.
    Dean Owen
    02/01/2017 #37 Dean Owen
    #32 Thanks Lisa. Didn't mean this to be a tear jerker. Not such a wonderful man, but I do have time to rectify my past foolishness.
    Dean Owen
    02/01/2017 #36 Dean Owen
    #30 I'd happily live anywhere in India knowing that the countryside is just a short train ride away. Apologies for the late response. Took a bit of a beBee break, but am back now and wanting to learn more about the world!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/12/2016 #35 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Dean, congratulations on your achievement. You are expressing your celebration beautifully with this post. I look forward to more in 2017. May you have a prosperous New Year!
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #34 Ken Boddie
    #26 It is truly incredible, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, that "it took a couple of strangers in Madrid to bring so many wonderful people" into all of our lives in 2016. I raise my glass to @Juan Imaz and @Javier 🐝 beBee.
    Ken Boddie
    29/12/2016 #33 Ken Boddie
    Another informative buzz from the beBee Master of Tales, and to think that I again almost missed a buzz from one of my favourite bees (FBee). I am getting impatient to have the 'Sting' up and running from beBee IT Developments, since we appear to have been promised, for some time now, the reported capability for us to be informed when our FBees publish.

    I love this moving epistle to your family, Dean-san, and must admit to having done something similar by way of a parallel exercise. I have been documenting all my buzzes (only 54 in my case this year) in both hard and electronic version (outside my beBee Producer Profile) so that my kids may have a better understanding of the wheels that drive this chameleon to write, after I'm kicking up the daisies, or sooner, should they choose to do so. My family is much older than yours, Dean, so I have chosen to copy an occasional more pertinent buzz to them, on the hoof.

    I have, however, also been documenting many of the comments and interactions I have had with other bees and suggest that you may consider doing likewise. As I am sure you agree, sometimes the comments and on-line discussion we have with other bees following their buzzes, are also indicators of character, both ours and theirs.

    May your words continue to flow for as long as you wish to entertain and inspire others ..... and ..... May the quill be with you!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    29/12/2016 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Big congrats on your 100th buzz @Dean Owen. Ok, I'm going to admit, this really had me tear jerked! What a beautiful legacy to leave for your daughters. Those of us that have read your words (buzzes) can attest just how proud Daddy is of all three daughters. This is beautiful Dean and a testament to the wonderful man you are. I look forward to reading many more buzzes and reading about many more journeys too!
    Juan Imaz
    24/12/2016 #31 Juan Imaz
    congratulations for your 100 buzzes @Dean Owen!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    22/12/2016 #30 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #27 Someday soon surely! Hyderabad is right now the best place in the country to live in. And it boasts the bestest Biryani too Dean A close second is Pune. The dark grey pall of smoke and smog that I saw cloaking Delhi during a touchdown on Nov 24 took the wind outta them sails...just to mix up the expression ;) Warm wishes and good cheer..for the best time of the year coming up!
    Dean Owen
    22/12/2016 #29 Dean Owen
    #26 Your comment sums up the power of beBee! Wish you a glorious holiday season @Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Dean Owen
    22/12/2016 #28 Dean Owen
    #25 Wish you and the family well @Gert Scholtz. Will be opening a bottle of Bellingham Bernard Series Old Vine today for a pre-Christmas celebration. Those SA whites go great with turkey.
    Dean Owen
    22/12/2016 #27 Dean Owen
    #24 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, right now I wish I was in India. The pollution business got real bad this week. Much rather be feasting over a biryani with you than turkey in this haze.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    22/12/2016 #26 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    What a heart-warming buzz, @Dean Owen. This is exactly what technology brings to our lives ~ the chance to connect around the globe and beyond our little place and time. I hope to share a meal and some travel stories face to face with you someday in the not to distant future. Hard to believe it took a couple strangers in Madrid to bring so many wonderful people into my life in 2016.
    Gert Scholtz
    21/12/2016 #25 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Congratulations on your century! My favourite article - the one on street musicians - with all your travelogues a very close second. You are an inspiration - I look forward to a double century.
  6. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    Like Eye Sink
    Like Eye SinkIs online friendship the same than having a potato pet? Can you build a long-lasting relationship with a potato? Can you add garlic to the gratin without being fried? These are all the fundamental and existential questions I am asking myself on this...


    Pascal Derrien
    26/12/2016 #78 Pascal Derrien
    #77 many thanks for the comment and share @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher πŸ‘Œ
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    26/12/2016 #77 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #66 Couldn't agree more @Pamela 🐝 Williams, it's always about perspective when reading. Even when presented with facts people can interpret facts differently. That's what makes us all so unique. As for the potato eye @Pascal Derrien, I saw this photo when I first purchased my camera and I tried so hard to duplicate it because it's so cool to look at. I wasn't successful. I will have to see if I can find the actual pics I did get and you can laugh at *one* if I can find it. Nice read, is it potato or patatoe?
    Phil Friedman
    18/12/2016 #76 Phil Friedman
    I just opened my root vegetable drawer, only to find all the sweet potatoes "yammering" at me! Do you ever wonder if garlic cloves speak French? The other day I had to tell the green beans to cut the French. Lettuce ponder the advice of vegetables and think about once again becoming carnivores. Cheers!
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #75 Pascal Derrien
    #69 my long lost potato brother :-) at last, I thought you had been fried or cut when they got you out of the bag!!! @Ken Boddie
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #74 Pascal Derrien
    #71 glad I made you smile I have been in the heavy stuff category lately :-) I reckon the red potatoes are the friendliest @Graham🐝 Edwards easy to tame and easy to consume :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #73 Pascal Derrien
    #72 a network of live wire(d) potatoes :-) a good one Devesh
    Devesh Bhatt
    18/12/2016 #72 Devesh Bhatt
    Potatoes do sink.They are alive when buried and may have eyes everywhere.

    Possibly a largest network around.

    Enjoyed your post
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    18/12/2016 #71 Graham🐝 Edwards
    @Pascal Derrien you have made me laugh and laugh... I think I will have to get a "potato pet"; it sounds like a great companion! Thank you for my morning smile.
    Ken Boddie
    18/12/2016 #70 Ken Boddie
    Firthermore do eye sinks swirl clockwise or counterclockwise?
    Ken Boddie
    18/12/2016 #69 Ken Boddie
    We share the exact same allergy, Pascal, to egotistic expertism and, like you, I am neither a twit nor a twitterer. That having been said I am strangely uplifted by your questions for which I have no answers and even more so by your answers for which I have, as yet, no questions. Could it be that we were brother actors in a former stage play on life, or are we merely both battle scarred by exactly dissimilar life episodes?
    Pascal Derrien
    18/12/2016 #68 Pascal Derrien
    #67 thanks @Donna-Luisa Eversley potatoes have to be washed and like to dip their heads in the sink :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    18/12/2016 #67 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien..I think you are onto something with this post.. I got it via Facebook...I'm doing some some thinking about potatoes, so the sink seems to be quite profound right now..😁😁😁😁
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/12/2016 #66 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #65 Perspectives Pascal! My point exactly. A hundred can read the same thing and it be different for everyone. It's just all a matter of perspective. :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    17/12/2016 #65 Pascal Derrien
    #64 that's normally when comments take over and make more sense to whatever I have in my head :-) Thank You Spot On @Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/12/2016 #64 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Pascal, the way I view social media as having potential for friendship building from friend-chips but mostly it expands and changes perspectives. The majority of us live our lives in the isolation of our self-built communities. The size and geographic stretch of the community differs for everyone. Social media has expanded our community and blurred the limitations of our vision. Dean Owen has completely changed the way I envision China, the Canucks I've 'met' (Jim Murray, Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, Kevin Pashuk) are no longer envisioned as cousins of the Eskimos (kidding), but most especially people like Qamar Ali Khan, from Pakistan, a country that US media has vilified, I have come to truly respect.
    To those that want their eyes opened to new perspectives can find it here. I don't see it as not having true value. Though we may bring painted personas we are opening lines of communication on a global scale. We are all potatoes, with all our dark spots and lumpy imperfections. I like potatoes, I consider them one of my most important staples and finding new ways to use the spuds is an enjoyable endeavor, no matter how you dice, slice, or peel it.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/12/2016 #63 Pascal Derrien
    #62 Thanks @Don 🐝 Kerr with all the Canucks around I have probably travelled to Canada 25 years too early :-)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    17/12/2016 #62 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien neither rubbish nor garbage my friend. As always a good twist on a conundrum posed by the potential depth of a virtual friendship and the often shallow nature on online friendship. I am fortunate to have found more of the former on this platform.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    17/12/2016 #61 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #44 you are always welcome to share a fine pint of real beer in Canada @Dean Owen
    Pascal Derrien
    17/12/2016 #60 Pascal Derrien
    #59 thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams well noted and don't forget the patatas :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    17/12/2016 #59 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #44 Hey, why is Bud and America always aligned!!! huff huff! :-). Kidding! but as Deb mentions; there are some great artisans in the U.S. Come to Greensboro and I know of two great local breweries and some wine bars which are fabulous eateries! Or we can grab some NC BBQ at Fuzzies!
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    Malini Chaudhri  Ph.D
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    Malini Chaudhri  Ph.D
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  8. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Architects and Technicians
    Architects and Technicians
    Architects and Technicians Official Architecture hive on beBee. Connect with people in your field and exchange information, knowledge and professional
  9. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Design & Sustainability Network
    Design & Sustainability Network
    Design & Sustainability Network This hive is where professionals in the design and construction industry & the public get together to come up with sustainable design initiatives to solve housing and environmental issues. All over the world people are coming up with ideas to


    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    02/12/2016 #1 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!
  10. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Home Decor
    Home Decor
    Home Decor
  11. ProducerKenneth Overton

    Kenneth Overton

    Making Your Apartment Unique and Stylish
    Making Your Apartment Unique and StylishNot everyone has a flair for decorating. In fact, many of us are a little clueless when it comes to making our apartments look stylish. That is why you walk into so many apartments that look the same. If you are having trouble getting your apartment...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    If only I had such style ability. I can however still appreciate those that do. Also the two hives linked in this buzz are very well curated, even if there is no overall administrator for these hives

    https://www.bebee.com/group/environment-health-and-safety View more
    If only I had such style ability. I can however still appreciate those that do. Also the two hives linked in this buzz are very well curated, even if there is no overall administrator for these hives



    They are great examples of or top class hives - but then again, it is being created by people who intuitively are in sync with style. The closest I have ever got to quality style is listening to Style Council songs https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0HMAVU1k7kg Close
  12. ProducerAmy Blaschka

    Amy Blaschka

    Is Your House in Order?
    Is Your House in Order?Last week I awoke from a strange dream. In it, I was barefoot and walking on rich, coffee-colored soil. I entered the home of my "neighbor," a well-known and respected writer whom I admire a great deal. The house was clean and tidy but in...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    15/11/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Only one major proviso Amy, "made our life truly ours" - the home is a rather special thing, far more than the statement "no place like home". I am no longer an answer to the question "what do you do?" my home is the answer to "what do you love?". Work took meaning away from home, now in the 21st Century, home must take meaning away from work - if this does not happen, then the technological advancements we make in this century is simply an exponential extension of the industrial age.
    Amy Blaschka
    15/11/2016 #2 Amy Blaschka
    #1 Wow, @CityVP Manjit, thank you for sharing your story and for your kind words β€” I'm so glad my post resonated with you! Sounds like you've listened to your heart and made your life truly yours. Well done!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/11/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Loved the post! One thing I have done well over the last two decades is to focus on foundation first and while that focus means I give up some "greater glories" - much of that thing we like to call "success" simply takes us to other places, working on other plans. I have not tried to "simplify" my life, but ensure home is the place I return to often, if not a lot. I also ensure I appreciate that which is utterly priceless in my home, which is my family.

    What I have given up is living out of a suitcase, moving from airport and hotel, to airport and hotel - for sure I am not directly involved with meeting high-flyers and people at the top of their professional game - but even after the lovely hugs and welcomes, everyone departs back to their respective homes. Half my kids have graduated, the other half are still working their way through university and all of them will have graduated by 2019 - so this time I have with them is ever so important and ever so precious.

    One day all of them will be moving along their respective careers, some will marry and move to new homes, some will still be around, but ALL are committed to remain connected no matter where they are, and with modern technologies, everyone is just one Face-time away. It is a good age to live in - and then there is the arrival of the next generation - another one this year in the form of a second grandson, and that part of the family tree will over time spread its branches also.

    That is why I love this post - I am reading the writings of a true kindred spirit and I dig that - nup scratch that, I love that !
  13. ProducerVirag Gulyas

    Virag Gulyas

    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...
    Sometimes it takes time to set yourself free...This is me.After my first ever Gaga, dance class. After my 3rd dance class ever since I stepped away from the world that gave me a lot but perhaps hurt me more.I don't know about you, but I spent more than half of my life fulfilling demands,...


    Sara Jacobovici
    14/11/2016 #21 Sara Jacobovici
    #14 #20 I couldn't be more impressed or grateful for your ability to "get it" and "communicate it" in your unique and powerful way @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. It is because of what you have connected to that I went into the field of Music Therapy and trained in collaboration with Art Therapists and Dance/Movement Therapists. That was over 30 years ago. What has been exciting to witness is that using, in this instance, the body through movement and dance, and taking it out of the health and mental health institutional community and into the mainstream and flow of our lives, enables us to return to our organic nature and get our bodies "in sync" with our minds. Anyway, you said it better than me. Thanks again Manjit.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/11/2016 #20 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #18 Virag, this is what Naharin is quoted as saying about fear :

    [ ..." I don’t think I’ve gotten rid of my fear. I’m actually aware of the fear. Sometimes I enjoy being afraid. It’s less a matter of getting rid of the fear and more a matter of knowing that it’s all right to be afraid "... ]
    from http://www.haaretz.com/israel-news/famed-choreographer-still-feels-the-fear-1.423779

    You have already confronted the primary fear and stepped forward, what I am enjoying tonight finding out about Naharin is that his thoughts recognize the body is alive and that he see's dance as a living expression. That is why when he says "sometimes I enjoy being afraid", he is so in tune and touch with his body that he reads and recognizes what his body tells him - this is a marvelous faculty. In discussing these things we use our head rather than our body - but when I think I notice most my fingers moving - my brain then serves my fingers and in that I know thoughts have traveled up both my arms to deposit thoughts.

    There are very few people who think of the body as vessel of intelligence, Bruce Lee was one of the rare people who understood putting great meaning to body and this is explored in The Art of Expressing the Human Body" http://bit.ly/2g4GuUb whereas Bruce Lee took that body intelligence into martial arts, Narahin has taken it into dance - and that is why I grasp his greatness.

    When we are scared, it is the foundation of what we are walking into that matters, the foundation that you have had the courage to walk into is full of meaning and spirit, courage that takes us into emptiness is blind folly, courage that takes us into life is why I am happy for you - this form of courage has meaning and in that meaning one finds their freedom, and then sometimes as Narahin says he enjoys being afraid and that it is all right to be afraid.
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #18 Virag Gulyas
    #14 Ohad Naharin is a genius who goes against all mainstream. Making his dancers go out of the ballet training towards a movement that is fully pushing their bodies into unknown areas, is simply courageous. And it works. The video clip you've shared with me is incredible, and I have seen it before. Thank you for sharing. Going for a Gaga class for me was scary --- especially after 8 years of no training. But stepping into the 'scary' is where is start to grow.
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #17 Virag Gulyas
    Thank you for all of your for reading it, and sharing your kind thoughts. Aren't we all in the same boat after all? :-)
    Milos Djukic
    13/11/2016 #15 Anonymous
    Dear @Virag Gulyas, Freedom of self-expression is worth fighting for, that is the essential meaning of the self - similarity concept. As we get older the desire for freedom is growing. Your concerns and decisions are a sign that you're on the right track. Congrats, I'm a semi-professional dancer, It is just that believe it or not :)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/11/2016 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Oh! Virag Gulyas what have you unleashed here ! You have just put the name Ohad Naharin smack bang into my vocabulary, for when you mentioned freedom, it overwhelmed me to know the extent of freedom as dance philosophy this is. Incredible! I just ran the film trailer for Mr.Gaga and a whole new world opened up https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=F6gd8xpFMsM a world that I love where freedom is tattooed as a way, as an expression, as a force that is born from a rigid culture, freeing itself from a constraint.

    This reminds me of the antonym side of the movie Whiplash - where Whiplash dictates a passionate man who loves drumming and is grounded into submission by a ruthless teacher - and the antonym here is Mr.Gaga - a dance expression that releases the ruthless world of dance. We already know what it takes to become a professional ballerina, the immeasurable sacrifice, the dream that is chased by many girls but then funneled into a excruciating and demanding test to emerge with the few and not many. Cue the movie Flashdance - but Flashdance was not about creating something new, but another recital of the hero's journey. For sure it dealt with class but it was not a philosophy and it certainly did not offer any form of freedom.

    You should feel justifiably liberated because you are clearly an early adopter of this transformation, this giving dance back to the people, the loosening of rigidity, the renewal of form and function, to exercise what one actually loves about this passion. The more I read http://www.danceadvantage.net/questions-about-gaga/ and http://gagapeople.com/english/ the more I honour your post and I thank you for opening the curtain for me and I say kudos to you for embracing this, for this is truly freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    @Virag Gulyas tells how she found her freedom.
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/11/2016 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a great storyteller @Virag Gulyas and it always feels like it's coming straight from the heart.

    Because one of my pillars of life is movement (paradox intended), you made me think that it is not simply the freedom to move but how to move that makes the difference; the freedom lies in choosing the how.

    The other thing that I found "moving" in your story is when you say, "I understood more about my body today than during my whole rigorous dancer education.". Again, here the education lies in the freedom of movement and the understanding that results from that.

    Wow! Thank you for sharing your amazing life experience Virag and wishing you from strength to strength.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    13/11/2016 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Aww, I love this, @Virag Gulyas because you are living your life your way and being who you really are. Life is too short to not fulfill your dreams and just be YOU!
    Michael D. Davis
    13/11/2016 #10 Michael D. Davis
    Good move Virag! It sounds as if you are truly finding your "Smile" Many blessings to you.
    Michael Dowling
    13/11/2016 #9 Michael Dowling
    Go free...
    David B. Grinberg
    13/11/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    Kudos to you Virag, for taking that leap after so long. I think your conclusion nails it: "So many of us stay in that tight leotard we force on ourselves - because, we get used to it, we feel too comfortable to leave. But don't stay because you got used it; because it is too comfortable. Wear that damn loose t-shirt and go free."
    Life is too short to be running around on a hamster wheel road to no where. No one ever got anywhere by running (or dancing ) in place. Moreover, I think it would be great if you did a Live Buzz (when ready) from your dance studio. I'm sure you're very good. Remember, we are all our worst critics. Good luck and dance on...
    Virag Gulyas
    13/11/2016 #7 Virag Gulyas
    #6 haha. Nope. "Gaga is a movement language developed by Ohad Naharin in Israel to help dancers (and non-dancers alike) reconnect to the way they move."
    Nick Mlatchkov
    13/11/2016 #6 Anonymous
    What kind of dance is Gaga? Any link to the so-called Lady?
    Donald Grandy
    13/11/2016 #5 Donald Grandy
    Thanks for sharing @Virag Gulyas. Congratulations on setting yourself free! Never lose the song in your heart.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    13/11/2016 #4 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Your freedom makes me happy @Virag Gulyas, and reminds me my own one and why I keep on fighting for it every single moment.
    THANK YOU!! πŸ’
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    13/11/2016 #3 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Always follow your passion. It makes you alive. And never give up! That makes us happy! @Virag Gulyas Thank you for being dedicated to your dream!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/11/2016 #2 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    What a beautiful message @Virag Gulyas. Im so happy you found not just your freedom but your authentic self. A good thing for all of us to keep in mind.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    13/11/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Here's to the freedom to always move into our next type of flow, @Virag Gulyas. Discipline has a rightful place, but mostly life is about being as wide open as we can possibly be to whatever brings joy in each unfolding moment!
  14. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    May Contain Shot !!!  - In Defense of British Food
    May Contain Shot !!! - In Defense of British FoodAfter 25 years away from Blighty, of all the things I missed dearly, British food was never one of them. And so it was that spending a month in my hometown, London, I was keen to rediscover the nourishment of my childhood. The world at large seems...


    Dean Owen
    04/11/2016 #26 Dean Owen
    #25 Thanks for making me hungry Wayne!
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/11/2016 #25 Wayne Yoshida
    Re: @Kevin Pashuk Challenge: Great post by @Dean Owen. Dean covers a bunch of topics.
    Wayne Yoshida
    04/07/2016 #24 Wayne Yoshida
    #23 Yes, I think you will like it. I spent a week in Ireland and they have similar meals. And I also love the various "pie" served at pubs.
    Dean Owen
    04/07/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    #22 I will have to dust off the reel and warm up the projector for that movie @Wayne Yoshida!
    Wayne Yoshida
    03/07/2016 #22 Wayne Yoshida
    As a British foodie fan - if you watch the Alfred Hitchcock movie -- "Frenzy" -- there are some great (maybe not great but maybe funny) food scenes at the detective's house. . .
    Dean Owen
    19/04/2016 #21 Dean Owen
    @Jamie Gamez Cruz, they are great. The best? Not so sure. I love Mille Trous pancakes that can be found in North Africa, and Nasi Lemak in Malaysia. Thanks for reading.
    Jaime GΓ‘mez Cruz
    19/04/2016 #20 Jaime GΓ‘mez Cruz
    British breakfasts are the best!
    Dean Owen
    09/04/2016 #19 Dean Owen
    @Jan Johnston Osburn, it does not bode well for British food if the thing you missed most was a Dominoes pizza! In fact, I think the thing that Brits miss most when they leave the country to some remote part of the world is their chocolate (Maltesers/Bounty etc). Walker Crisps... Agh, one great British invention has to be salt and vinegar flavour crisps! Thanks for the comment!
    James McElearney
    07/04/2016 #17 James McElearney
    #16 Haha, yes Listen Dean Owen, IΒ΄m under no dispute that as a Nation our food sadly ranks way down on the culinary charts. I will however, disagree with you on the cheese, as we have gone head to head with the French over our cheeses and we won that challenge hands down!! But my point is that British food doesnΒ΄t just consist of the typical, there are some amazingly talented chefs creating a whole new side to British food that gets over looked so often, and IΒ΄m not talking about the celebrity chefs. ItΒ΄s such a shame that when people talk of British food, the comments like "Chicken Tikka Massala is our national dish" come out. That being said, who doesnΒ΄t like a CTM :)
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #16 Dean Owen
    @James McElearney Now let's not get ahead of ourselves here. Compared to other nations cuisines, even British pride cannot deny that British food ranks way way down. And hold your horses on the cheese and wine! Yes there are some speciality cheeses that can give the French a run for their money (Stilton or Westcombe cheddar), but as a whole .... And yes you have your celeb chefs, but they would not stack up against Ferran Adria, Thomas Keller, Seiji Yamamoto etc. That said, Heston Blumenthal's The Fat Duck did become the world No 1 restaurant when El Bulli closed if I recall rightly, but only for one year, but he was trained in classical French cuisine. Let's not forget that Britain's national dish is arguably Chicken Tikka Masala!
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #15 Dean Owen
    @Sara I guess their perception of British food is from all the touristy British restaurants in Marbella etc. But in general, every country has it's gems and Britain is no different. One thing for sure is that us Brits have no clue how to make simple vegetables taste good. I am thinking Cauliflower, Broccoli, Brussel Sprouts, which I used to hate ... until I came to Asia. Thanks for the comment!
    Louise Smith
    07/04/2016 #14 Louise Smith
    #13 Jamie O eat your heart out ?
    James McElearney
    07/04/2016 #13 James McElearney
    @Dean Owen, Great article, love the fact that someone is giving British food the glory it deserves. However, British food is more then just Pie and Mash, Sunday roasts, Fish n Chips and cooked Breakfasts, We, as a country, boast not only some of the best restaurants in the world, but also some of the biggest and best chefs in the world and a diverse range of British Classic dishes that are so often over looked for the typical. Besides the fact that some of our local produce is among the best in the world, for example our Cheeses will rival any country, and even our Wines are fast becoming recognised. There is more to the UK culinary scene then meets the eye
    Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    07/04/2016 #12 Sara Mateos-Aparicio Orozco
    I love this buzz! I am Spanish and, although Spanish people usually don't like British food, I totally disagree. Everytime I've been there, I have enjoyed amazing breakfasts, pies and Sunday roasts, And let's not forget sandwiches and salads, which of course can't be compared with the ones we have in Spain, In the UK, you can find every sandwich or salad you want. I LOVE Spanish food, of course, but I like very much the British one as well, and people everywhere should give it a try.
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    #5 @Trent Selbrede I must say the culinary scene in London is buzzing (except for Japanese food, which has really gone downhill since my mother sold her restaurants - she opened the first Japanese restaurant in Europe which was frequented by the likes of the Beatles/Rolling Stones etc). Hotels in London have improved vastly (since recently the staff are all from Europe and not Brits!). Grosvenor House and the Dorchester have always been good, but also recently gems like The Halkin. Burgers, well, our only choice back in the 80's was The Hard Rock :(
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #7 Dean Owen
    #2 @Louise Smith, yes I do miss the pubs. There seems to be an Irish pub in every city in Asia with Guinness on tap, but no English pubs. The Harrods Food Hall, well what can I say... Paradise? And the Cheese and Branston Pickle sandwich (A Ploughman's Lunch) ... It's been 30 years for me but I can still remember the taste.
    Dean Owen
    07/04/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    #1 @Julie Hickman, yes I don't have that many memories of fruit in London, aside from the strawberries (with cream) and a glass of bubbly during Wimbledon. Used to be some good fruit and veg markets in Chelsea where I grew up, but all replaced by M&S, Sainsburies ready cut fruit in plastic packaging. Shame really. Thanks for the comment!
    Trent Selbrede
    07/04/2016 #5 Trent Selbrede
    I had some great food in London. There were a few "misses" but you'll find those anywhere.

    The Grenadier, The Audley, and wet loved St Stephens for the view. I hist don't recommend burgers in London but I was an idiot for ordering one.

    The JW Marriott Grosvenor House (across from Hyde park) had amazing food...every time!
    Louise Smith
    07/04/2016 #4 Louise Smith
    @julie hickman @Julie Erickson the 2 fn is doing a LI!

    I can't get @julie hickman only @Julie Erickson and now not even her... weird @Juan Imaz & @Javier 🐝 beBee FYI
    Louise Smith
    07/04/2016 #3 Louise Smith
    Fruit in Harrods but at what price and not equal to down under ordinary quality @Julie Hickman !
  15. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    Daylight Saving Time: Early Birds vs. Night Owls
    Daylight Saving Time: Early Birds vs. Night OwlsWe've all heard the famous 17th century English phrase, "The early bird catches the worm." But this is not necessarily true for everyone, especially in today's high-tech modern world. Therefore, I pose these questions:Are you an early...


    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    07/11/2016 #50 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hola Mr David,

    you talk me not know what are the problem with Karen Anne kramer.

    Hmmm she are good lady, maybe beBee delete profile.

    She will help me plus contact with me hmmm
    Thanks very much
    David B. Grinberg
    07/11/2016 #49 David B. Grinberg
    #48 Thanks for your message @Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes. I think @John White, MBA or @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín can best explain what the issue was with Karen Anne Kramer, as I'm not up to date on that situation. I think it was a fake profile.
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    07/11/2016 #48 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hi Mr David B,
    You know because Mrs Karen Anne Kamer, are not more on beBee?.

    She are one Super really friends, she will me help with bad inglΓ©s.

    Can you talk me yes or not know what are the problem with Mrs Karen Anne Kramer.

    I am missing she.

    Thanks and blessings
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    07/11/2016 #47 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Hello Mr David B,

    I'm like now to much this hour a clock, and talk again to you ja ja ja ja ja, with humor Bing.

    Tic tac tic tac tic tac tic tac .
    plus have you one Powerful energetic vibrations and to much existing / Γ‰xitos.

    You are very Simpatiche tipo.

    From Spain Alicante, blessing.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    07/11/2016 #46 Javier 🐝 beBee
    #42 @David B. Grinberg beBee will have a powerful tool to make collaborative stories & articles soon :-)
    Aurorasa Sima
    07/11/2016 #45 Aurorasa Sima
    #44 In Germany they made studies and discovered that after a change the number of accidents is higher on the next day. Our biorhythm does not embrace this kind of change.

    Because working hours are not 9 - 5pm for many anymore, it also does not save money.
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    07/11/2016 #44 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Im NOT fan of Daylight Saving Time... Once I set my routine i keep at it.. dislike sudden changes... ( Guess That Makes Me An Old Person ??? ) :D
    David B. Grinberg
    07/11/2016 #43 David B. Grinberg
    @Elizabeth Bailey, brilliant thinking about the "little message" - cheers! @Karin Sebelin @Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes always great to hear from you. @FlÑvio Rodrigues Vieira what an amazing idea of "building a small power generator by means of magnetism." That would be great. @Ali Anani, hope you're feeling better. I love your buzz, "Is Time Fractal?" @CityVP 🐝 Manjit: yes, more light has positive health benefits. May the sun shine brightly on all bees!
    David B. Grinberg
    07/11/2016 #42 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for all of the awesome feedback, which is very much appreciated! @Alexa Steele: that video is hilarious. I love John Oliver's show. @Pamela 🐝 Williams, I like your idea to "customize the sun to each person's wishes." I'm on it...@David Navarro López, this post was inspired by what @Javier 🐝 beBee wrote about Spain. @Sushmita Thakare Jain, glad to know I'm in good company.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    06/11/2016 #41 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I asked myself this question this week. Since my latest contract started I have been driving to work in the dark, with few on the road. Since I use mainly back roads to get there it can be pretty dark. But now the alternative; I'm will be driving home in the dark with a lot of other cars on the road. I'm a morning person, love the light in the morning, but considering some of the crazy drivers I encounter, I'm thinking; maybe this year I would rather not drive home in the dark. :-) Too bad we can't customize the sun to each person's wishes :-)
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    05/11/2016 #40 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    Upssss Angay come on, Tic tac tic tac tic tac.

    Ja ja ja ja

    David Navarro LΓ³pez
    05/11/2016 #39 Anonymous
    I was a night owl some years ago, but I feel much better since 4 years or so when I realized that I was much more productive in the early morning hours when I am fresh than at the end of the day when I am quite tired. I really enjoy getting up really early, sometimes earlier in my free days than in working days. It works for me, and it does not mean it is this way in all cases.
    Concerning to the DST thing, I am sure that if experts can come with numbers to demonstrate the energy savings, better productivity, and health, it is very likely going to be like they say. In the case of Spain, some time ago @Javier 🐝 beBee wrote a buzz about what we do in Spain with it, which is completely wrong since the times of Franco and his German mate, because we should be in time with greenwich and not one hour later like Germany or Italy. So we miss the benefits of the DST thing, but oh, we are european (or they say so)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    05/11/2016 #38 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    @David B. Grinberg I must confess of being an night owl, but when it is necessary to wake up early I manage it out! Was a thought provoking post with inspiring pictures. Thanks for sharing!
    Elizabeth Bailey
    04/11/2016 #37 Elizabeth Bailey
    Thought provoking article and very topical. Here in North Wales, UK by the time the clocks "fall back" it's dark when I get up at 6am regardless of the change and it's really only those few weeks each side of the summer solstice that it's still light when I go to bed. Whilst I do miss the daylight generally during the winter months, the clock changes seem to make little difference to me, I just run round the house changing the ones that don't do it themselves and try to carry on like nothing's happened wondering why I'm hungry earlier than usual for a day or 2. The one thing I would change is having a little message on my phone that says "Yes, your clock has been adjusted to BST (or GMT) " to save that split second panic when I wonder "has it? hasn't it?" and rush downstairs to turn on the TV just to check.
    Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes
    04/11/2016 #35 Maria Teresa Redondo Infantes

    Tic tac tic tac.
    Energetic end week
    Mohammed Sultan
    03/11/2016 #34 Mohammed Sultan
    O Summer Sun ,what an hour shall fate? only human noise and busy glittering street or what delights ever to equal these ;only to taste the warmth ,the light and moving trees.With an hour more or an hour less ,only to be a live and feel that life is sweet.You shouldn't run counter your creator's own will because HE has given us the choice to live well.Nature is the real master of time management,dear @ David B.Grinberg.You either be an early bee or a late owl.whatever the joys of long hours sleep ,they vanish with the day light.
    FlΓ‘vio Rodrigues Vieira
    03/11/2016 #33 FlΓ‘vio Rodrigues Vieira
    @David B. Grinberg liked your article in a general scope, but do not agree with the summer time, it's only to save energy, but do not believe anything anyone talk about energy, after what happened to Tesla, in my country, power wires are placed in towers, my brother is an electrical engineer, working on a major international power company, the only reason not to put the wires on the floor out, what would generate major savings for the company and for the people, the answer? many earn tuition fee with the purchase of material, as soon as a system that generates maintenance is not feasible, I am building a small power generator by means of magnetism, if you can, never pay for energy in my life!
    Ali Anani
    03/11/2016 #32 Ali Anani
    @David B. Grinberg- great buzz and I agree with it and your previous comment. I share same views as symbolized by my buzz titled :Is Time Fractal? This means the spacetime is one unit and time alone without reference to the space is a reductionist approach. Shared
    David B. Grinberg
    03/11/2016 #31 David B. Grinberg
    #8 @Chas ✌️ Wyatt Thanks for your valuable comments. I agree with your astute observation that, "Our measurement of time is abstract and illusional..." -- that's a great point to explore further. This is particularly relevant when considering "time" from the vantage point of cosmic time and Einstein's space-time continuum, in which both space and time are one unit forming the fabric of the universe. But perhaps that's for another blog post. I recall reading about a primitive culture somewhere that doesn't even believe in time, much less act upon it. I think the bottom line is that time is relative depending on the person making the observation and considering the larger context. cc: @Ali Anani @Milos Djukic @Aurorasa Sima @Irene Hackett @FlÑvio Rodrigues Vieira
    David B. Grinberg
    03/11/2016 #29 David B. Grinberg
    #9 I agree with you about a shorter work day and work week @Phil Friedman, like many countries across Europe have adopted. But that's an issue for another blog post. I wrote something previously here about work-life balance (maybe you read it). I wish you calm seas, captain!
  16. Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    Flavio πŸ‡―πŸ‡΅ Souza 🐝
    A building in Germany gets its energy from what’s growing inside it.
    grendz.com Does it make sense to power buildings with algae? That’s the question that arises with the Bio Intelligent Quotient (BIQ) building, in Hamburg, Germany, which has now been operating for more than a year. Residents living inside say they are happy....


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    12/10/2016 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Very interesting and so is your idea, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich.
    Ali Anani
    11/10/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    #2 That is a great suggestion @Deb 🐝 Helfrich- will do. I love the concept of this buzz
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    11/10/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Very interesting. Perhaps our scholar of nature metaphors might be interested in the co-habitating angle. @Ali Anani - at the very least, I anticipate that you will be writing about tree houses in the near future.
    FroilΓ‘n PΓ©rez
    11/10/2016 #1 FroilΓ‘n PΓ©rez
    love this!
    the College I attended on exchange in Bremen (Germany) was testing algae energy production.

  17. Dean Owen

    Dean Owen

    Imagine a future when one in 8 trees along your street was a Wind Tree. Would you mind? I certainly wouldn't....
    Dean Owen
    'Wind Tree' uses blades to generate electricity from light breezes
    www.dailymail.co.uk French company 'New Wind' is installing the first at Place de la Concorde in Paris and is hoping to expand throughout the country and abroad. The trees currently retail at Β£23,500...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/09/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 I favour the kind of cradle to cradle design advocated by William McDonough, https://www.ted.com/talks/william_mcdonough_on_cradle_to_cradle_design?language=en View more
    #4 I favour the kind of cradle to cradle design advocated by William McDonough, https://www.ted.com/talks/william_mcdonough_on_cradle_to_cradle_design?language=en that is why I like the quote from Michaud-Larivière - if the French initiative has systemic viability then that has value, what I fear are expedient answers that simply shift one set of problem makers, to create a different set of problem makers for constituencies we in the end turn a blind eye to such as e.g. the Lake Ontario communities http://lakeontarioturbines.com/studies-resources.html These are not objections to wind-power, these are challenges to solve in cradle to cradle design. We are going to reach new ways of thinking, but first we must rethink how politics polarizes us. We need whole systems thinking to be the way forward - and McDonough does a good job of showing some of the possibilities in moving in that direction. Close
    Dean Owen
    14/09/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    I think it is also critical, for national security and disaster recovery reasons, to shift off dependence from a system of centralised grids.
    Dean Owen
    14/09/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    #1 It all starts with a great idea generating support, then economies of scale can kick in and bring the price down. Refinements to ensure wildlife is not harmed. Certainly a better prospect than fossil fuels that does untold damage to nature.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/09/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The main objections seem to be payback on the $23,500 investment and whether it endangers wildlife see comments here http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/tree-shaped-wind-turbines-paris/ View more
    The main objections seem to be payback on the $23,500 investment and whether it endangers wildlife see comments here http://www.alternative-energy-news.info/tree-shaped-wind-turbines-paris/ What I like about the MailOnline article is the suggestion at the end QUOTE: ["In the future Mr Michaud-Larivière hopes to develop a 'perfect tree that has leaves with natural fibres, roots that could generate geothermal energy and 'bark' covered with photosensitive cells"] END QUOTE. Close
  18. ProducerAndrew Porter

    Andrew Porter

    Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) and its benefits.....a follow up article!
    Green Tea (Camellia sinensis) and its benefits.....a follow up article!This is the first of some short follow up articles where I will be backing up my Horticultural knowledge with some facts and reviews, these follow up articles continue on from….. β€œIt’s the only one we have! Let’s look after it” which can be found...


    Andrew Porter
    05/09/2016 #5 Andrew Porter
    Well even drinking black tea @CityVP 🐝 Manjit you still get some of the benefits they are just fewer, personally I like to mix and match....if its healthy for me then I will eat it or drink it, at least you like your cuppa!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/09/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Whenever I read health buzzes, it is like post-convention bounce that Democrats and Republicans experience and I might last a couple of days drinking green tea (not just because the health benefits are outlined here but a large number of my family members choose green tea), unfortunately I have never took the taste of green tea. So normally I go back to regular tea - the kind I grew up growing up in England - and even though I know that putting milk in black tea neutralizes some of it's health properties, I have not got to used to sugarless black tea either - but I sure like my cuppa tea butI wish one day it might be way more green.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    04/09/2016 #3 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #2 I take around 4 cups of tea daily but I mix them. In the morning Earl Grey, after lunch red tea and the other 2 used to be green tea, but now I prepare a mix of thyme (which is great for the throat) and agrimony (which is called "the voice over plant") ;). I LOVE also Darjeeling tea but it dries as well the throat membranes, so... I mean no problem if I have a cup of green tea every now and then, but not possible 2 cups a day as it used to be.
    Andrew Porter
    04/09/2016 #2 Andrew Porter
    Thanks for your appreciation @Mamen 🐝 Delgado that is really unfortunate, yes one can take the capsules as a supplement, as with anything we eat or drink it should always be taken in moderation and never excessively.....by the way I'm not saying you were consuming too much green tea Mamen! the ideal intake for green tea is around 2 to 3 cups daily according to the University of Maryland Medical Center!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    04/09/2016 #1 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    I LOVE green tea but I had to stop taking it because it really dried mucous membranes of my mouth and throat, and when I went to the recording studies that caused undesirable noises to vocalize. I was thinking of taking green tea capsules to take advantage of all its properties. By the moment I can not drink it because of that secondary effect... Great article @Andrew Porter!!
  19. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This is becoming quite a nice habit as another buzz by @Gerald Hecht see's me flying into a different direction, but one where I find maximum personal affinity. Gerald's original buzz is listed as the first comment and concerns a paper called "
    Neural Correlates of Accelerated Auditory Processing in Children Engaged in Music Training". In looking at that what I was interested in is in the physicality of flow of music into my ear and how that transforms into nerve impulses that then connect with how I apply meaning in my own brain. The flow portion was answered by a video called Auditory Transduction, and this is a fascinating video which transforms our visible ear into a magnificent biological design, that leaves me appreciating the way sound is transformed into message, well before message is transformed by our own heart into meaning.
    Auditory Transduction (2002)
    Auditory Transduction (2002) This 7-minute video by Brandon Pletsch takes viewers on a step-by-step voyage through the inside of the ear, to the acoustic accompaniment of classical...


    Gerald Hecht
    01/08/2016 #2 Gerald Hecht
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit thank you for sharing this!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    01/08/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Here is the original buzz from @Gerald Hecht which inspired this buzz and features a detailed white paper called "Neural Correlates of Accelerated Auditory Processing in Children Engaged in Music Training" https://www.bebee.com/content/698829/697016
  20. ProducerDaniel Donachie

    Daniel Donachie

    The Most Complex Machine on the Planet.
    The Most Complex Machine on the Planet.Science tells us that the brain processes between 200 million and 400 trillion bits of information every second. We are actually aware of around 2,000. This means that at best estimate, we are aware of 0.00001% of whats going on at any moment. Add...


    Paul Walters
    11/07/2016 #15 Paul Walters
    #12 @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD sound medical advice there re the Beer Doc.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    11/07/2016 #14 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Turning toward and embracing adversity is a difficult but critical step in being more present. Thanks so much for this post and your ongoing work @Daniel Donachie
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    11/07/2016 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The starting point is important especially if we are looking adversity straight in the face. There is a great difference between the brain dealing with a hill of adversity rather than a brain that is facing an endless cliff face. We can build our resilience when the challenge is a hill, and we also acknowledge here that we have not really been on the receiving end of life. So from a state of health we can cultivate even more health but when one is facing extreme challenge, it is a long journey where the contemplative is a luxury for us, compared to those who are battling back from huge challenges. The kind of challenge I am talking about is featured in a documentary about British boxer Michael Watson https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q9ZO0FL2Vx8
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    11/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #1 I'll wager that in Bali, time is slower than in other areas...thereby leaving you in a time continuum where you are protected from the actual passage of 'real' time. I'll also bet that as long as you're taking care of your mind, body and soul, that you are aging slower than the rest of the average big-city population in the rat-race. So have another beer on me, yeah. It's a good diuretic and on a hot day, it hits you like nothing else.
    Tahir Kashif
    04/07/2016 #11 Tahir Kashif
    Thanks for sharing. Daniel Donachie
    Daniel Donachie
    04/07/2016 #10 Daniel Donachie
    #8 Thank you so much @Sharon King for your kind words and encouragement. I am truly grateful. #7 Thank you @Irene Hackett, this means a great deal.
    Daniel Donachie
    04/07/2016 #9 Daniel Donachie
    #8 Thank you so much @Sharon King for your kind words and encouragement. I am truly grateful.
    Sharon King
    04/07/2016 #8 Sharon King
    It's true Daniel @Daniel Donachie, we really only fire off a few synapses at any given moment and most of the time they're spent on keeping a tight fist over something that happened in our past that we can't let go of. Please keep making these videos, they're really interesting and super informative.
    Daniel Donachie
    02/07/2016 #5 Daniel Donachie
    #2 Thank you so much @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD I look forward to learning more about your work.
    Daniel Donachie
    02/07/2016 #4 Daniel Donachie
    #1 You are a lucky one then @Paul Walters, you can be aware of everything! I would recommend a large.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    02/07/2016 #3 Mohammed A. Jawad
    What an amazing information! All praises to the Almighty Lord Who is the all-powerful Creator.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    02/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    Love the transition from the anatomy picture to the physiology...and then transcending to "presence" ... and more. Sharing to my Traumatic Brain Injury Hive, too. Thank you for the inspiration!
    Paul Walters
    02/07/2016 #1 Paul Walters
    I live in bali and have done for a few years. Due to sloth, methinks my brain only processes a couple of things a day. Should I have a large or a small Bintang ( beer)
  21. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Dream Weddings and Sideshows
    Dream Weddings and SideshowsAs a wedding this weekend my daughters wedding was spectacular and highly enjoyable and it had everything one could put together that classifies the meaning of "dream wedding".Β  The only small thing I now know in hindsight was to let my daughter...


    Savvy Raj
    04/07/2016 #9 Savvy Raj
    #8 #4@ . Indian weddings are known to be elaborate affairs . Infact the celebrations continue to stretch for days and seem to grow with each passing year a blessing indeed in itself.. Being the father of the bride and gauging how busy things can be around a wedding , to actually find time amidst it all to leave a good word for another being is truly honourable deed.Thank you for the kind mention and shares. @CityVP Manjit
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/07/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #6 Hi Sara, I am glad you are noticing Savvy Raj, her LinkedIn page is really worth visiting https://www.linkedin.com/today/author/savvyraj?trk=prof-sm The wedding prevented me from exploring but once the post-wedding rituals are finished, which last another week, I look forward to engaging with her beautiful mind.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/07/2016 #7 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #4 Thank You Sara, yes indeed the event coordinators like the official photographer created some breathtaking effects and pictures. For me the breathmaking is even a greater celebration this weekend - and those breathmakers are my family, who all contributed to the making of absolutely wonderful kids in our home.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/07/2016 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    #5 Hi @Savvy Raj. I just finished writing a comment on your beautiful poem.
    Savvy Raj
    04/07/2016 #5 Savvy Raj
    #3 So beautiful to know about your lovely family @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for the the thoughtful linkshare as well. Must add that I connected with it instantly and what came to mind was that I had written a few verses with the similar title as a dedication to the Mother spirit earlier and I look forward now to sharing it on Bebee.
    Sara Jacobovici
    04/07/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Couldn't be happier for you and your family that this blessed day occurred @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. The photo of your daughter and her husband is breathtaking. Wishing the couple a life of health, happiness and success!!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    04/07/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Thank you for your wishes Savvy. Our three girls are blessed to have married three great hubbies and the three great hubbies are blessed to have three truly great women in their lives. I address here the idea of a divine blessing but there is also the blessings of fellow human beings and an interesting footnote is a piece called "The Bliss of Blessings" by Charu Bahri. http://completewellbeing.com/article/the-bliss-of-blessing/ Bahri is a cost accountant and computer programmer from Mount Abu in Rajasthan, India - and this is where gratitude and grace meet.
    Savvy Raj
    04/07/2016 #2 Savvy Raj
    Congratulations on the occasion of your daughters wedding @CityVP Manjit .Lovely to read about the Dream wedding . Wishing the couple a lifetime together of wedded bliss. 🌹🌹🌹
  22. ProducerPurnima Menon

    Purnima Menon

    Our Unfinished Journeys & More....
    Our Unfinished Journeys & More....I have been in a rewind mode past few days, especially mixing narratives from the past. But here's one that has me laughing even though back then it wasn't such a mirthful episode.My sibling and I would often chide my Dad to lose some weight. He was...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/06/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    On a serious note, my dads brother had everyone telling him to stop drinking. He worked in a village in the Punjab doing difficult farm labour day after day and so the drink got him through all the toil. Then all the sudden he decided that so many have told him to stop drinking, he literally stopped drinking. A week later he died because his body went into shock for he was so used to that way of life. The fun part is always good way of refreshing our spirits because laughter is the best medicine but this story also informs us to take care in our later years, and certainly see a doctor before embarking on any kind of exercise. Don't mean this to be a public service announcement but this actually fits with my current emphasis on physical intelligence and that means Purnima Menon will become the subject of today's log https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/physical-intelligence-cityvp-manjit
  23. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Fourth Generation
    The Fourth GenerationWhat makes me happy in this moment in time is in the knowledge that there are four generations working in unison which is the chief life blessing I focus on.Β  I am not one for getting googly-eyed in sharing of baby pictures.Β  For me the arrival of...


    Savvy Raj
    27/06/2016 #15 Savvy Raj
    #14 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit thank you very much for the warm welcome. To share is to learn some more . And to share your joys is to appreciate life spreading hope and positivity πŸ‘
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/06/2016 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #10 Where equanimity is, humility is not far behind, welcome to BeBee Savvy, BTW I love the name "Savvy Raj" and glad to hear that we have similar value of family experiences.
    Sue Chien Lee
    26/06/2016 #13 Sue Chien Lee
    "Learning how to serve the world, and savor the world as well." Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit ; )
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    26/06/2016 #11 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #8 Sorry, I meant YOU will enjoy your two grandsons with health and strength... ☺️
    Savvy Raj
    26/06/2016 #10 Savvy Raj
    Congratulations on the arrival of your second grandson . ..And I read this line with deep resonance ...'To view this child as a human being in their own right, rather than see it as a possession or a share item - equanimity is one of the smart things I learned as a part of my development as a parent, and as a grandparent it is the knowledge that I have not only been blessed to have great kids, but these great kids are themselves are becoming great parents.' Blessings to the beautiful baby . Thank you for bringing me here .
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/06/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Dear Mamen, If blessings don't make us cry they are not blessings and when water flows from eyes, this acknowledgement of blessing is what I consider to be Living Water and not just tears. Yes life will give us tears that tear us, but in the moment of blessings, it is a wisdom to know the blessing.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    26/06/2016 #7 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    CONGRATS @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!!! Such a great, happy and sweet new!! And you are so young, you are very lucky I'll enjoy your two grandsons with health and strength. My best wishes for your lovely family and for you. Thanks for sharing this marvelous new. πŸ’–
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #5 Dean, we think a lot sometimes about the relationships we do not have but not anywhere as much as we should, the relationships we do have. The losses in my family are additions, so when my mom's brother passed away this year, there is so much of my uncle within us all that all of us still have access to that relationship. Those forces that view separation as the norm do act upon our family, because this is an economic driven norm. Adam Smith knew well the "invisible hand" of economics but we as a family understand the psychological, economic, social, technical, environmental and political value of being together, and our kids when given the choice between who we are and what society is - are not fully captivated by the pull of society. The value of a strong matriarch is that they know it is better not to let society crash through the home - and at the same time ensure there is the nurturing of health within - for there is no point in creating a prison called home, for then society does equate with freedom. Yet if freedom is the very bricks of our home then Dean Owen may well be the first generation of that greater home - because this involves living in the fullness of time and not the passing of time. I had no contact with my grand-parents so lived a 2-gen family for a long time. Now it is 4-gen family and that is a new blessing.
    Dean Owen
    19/06/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #3 Too true @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, and since you brought Sinatra into my post, I am bringing "Everybody Loves Raymond" as your comment reminded of the passing of the matriarch Doris Roberts in April. We never had that kind of relationship in our family, each generation living separately. That is kind of why the show meant a lot to me.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 Dear @Ali Anani, I cannot wish this into being but only bless this being every hour of every day, for this new born is darn lucky to enter into a world into a generational family, a family which I am also darn lucky to be born into. They say the lucky transform even unluck into luck., this may be true and it may not be - in the end my blessing is not in my wishes but my washes - and I have always let life wash over me and to awaken each new day like that new born - and for this I come home to a party everyday, a home where everyday is a mothers day and a fathers day and a home which is blessed with eight children who have added significant value to the third living generation, and to our three year old grandson who even at his small age already knows this blessing - the most incredible thing yesterday was the first meeting between him and his new brother and he took the air out of the room when he said "hello, I am your brother and I will look after you" - meaning the fourth generation has started well and the appreciation of blessings reaches out to brand new dimensions. If the many are trying to have this, we can only be this. Wishing makes this illusion, being present with it into a reality of blessing.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    19/06/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 Dear Dean, I have twice met families that have five living generations, in both cases the two women were the matriarchs of the family, carrying great presence and in both cases it was jaw dropping that these women had reached past their 100th birthday, until that is you saw them for who they are and not what their age represents. The blessing is when all five generations serve as one, for five generations divided is like living with only one generation. I find we have a very manic-depressive view of life, we exalt the arrival of a new born and deeply grieve over a subject we refuse to acknowledge and only when life's contract smacks us straight in the face. To enjoy the full journey of life that is a different journey. Whether it is the 100 year old or the 1 day old, there is beauty in it all, and most of all in the integration. Today some write in terms of the "The Lost Generation" http://theatln.tc/1rrl2Dh - but if something got lost, it is not the generation but how that generation integrates as harmony and oneness. This is where leadership starts and I bless here the matriarchal.
    Ali Anani
    19/06/2016 #2 Ali Anani
    "...and she recognizes the importance of touch, as we gave her space for mother and baby bonding".Piles of congrats to you and your entire family. The quote from your buzz is damn deep. I know many would wish they had grandparents like you are.
    Dean Owen
    19/06/2016 #1 Dean Owen
    Congratulations @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! That is such good news. And 4 generations, what more could anyone want!
  24. ProducerCityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The Foundation Stone of Life
    The Foundation Stone of LifeThe foundation stone of life is not what it is we have in the bank but the quality of our health, and while what is in the bank might be impressive, if it equates with loss of health that wealth serves as a great inheritance for the next generation...