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  1. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    The picture of the fireworks turtle is an image I found that reminded me of what @Ali Anani 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
    20/03/2017 #8 Ali Anani
    #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. Of all awesome posts I come across feeds .. don't know what's that make me search for postings by @Sara Jacobovici @Ali Anani @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. Looking forward to your next buzz!
    Ali Anani
    19/03/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    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!
  2. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Because I loved you so much I stopped loving you
    Because I loved you so much I stopped loving youWe experience the fast passing of time and we need to pause to think and make choices. However; there are few quotes that make us pause frequently because they cut deep in our emotions. One quote is that of my daughter Sara shown below: "Dad,...


    Deb🐝 Lange
    02/03/2017 #42 Deb🐝 Lange
    Dear @Ali Anani the above emotion chart is a good one - I developed one myself, but, my lack of technical ability in graphics and images limits me putting my ideas into such a poignant format.
    Deb🐝 Lange
    02/03/2017 #41 Deb🐝 Lange
    Dear @Ali Anani - what a beautiful relationship you have with your daughter. What a wonderful father teaching her to explore, to feel, to share, to be vulnerable. Once again, I do agree with you - nothing exists in isolation of another thing. We pull things apart to study them, whether that be love, or smell, or marketing - it does not matter what element we are looking at anytime, we must also look at the inter-connections with that element. So in your post - yes within love also exists fear, fear of loss, love so much that it hurts - as we talked about in our post on smell - smell does not exist in isolation - take away smell and you take away taste. And in business if we only look at one part, costs without looking at customers or benefits, or culture we make ill-informed choices. We make choices as if we are blind - and we are in a way when we ignore the inter-dependencies of what we are looking at and the consequences to other elements.
    Ali Anani
    02/03/2017 #40 Ali Anani
    Te Iceberg of Love is beautifully expressed by you dear @Savvy Raj "Love surfaces from the depth of emotions". I am feeling the depth of your emotional words. Thank you
    Savvy Raj
    02/03/2017 #39 Savvy Raj
    Such a heart tugging post@Ali Anani God bless you and your lovely daughter. Sharing a few lines that felt apt here from one of my posts on love ....

    Love surfaces from the depth of emotions
    As true love is eternal
    Endless love a gift of grace
    What a blessing it truly is!
    Ali Anani
    02/03/2017 #38 Ali Anani
    #37 A diamond appreciating a diamond. Thank you dear @🐝 Fatima Williams
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    02/03/2017 #37 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #36 Wow she is beautiful, kind and intelligent like the father. God bless her always πŸ‘ŒπŸ€— Give her my regards and wishes to continue shining like a diamond always.
    Ali Anani
    27/02/2017 #36 Ali Anani
    #35 Thank you my dear friend @🐝 Fatima Williams and I shall share an old photo of mine soon. Sara is beautiful physically, but her real beauty is her humanity. She is very emotional to the poor. She is so determined. You know that she can speak fluent TUrkish even though she had never attended a TUrkish class. She s supposed to take a course on Turkish language while on her scholarship. However; she passed the Turkish Level exam and the university waived off this course for her.
    I am so happy that you referred to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit comment because he moved my heart with it.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    27/02/2017 #35 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #28 Sara is gifted to have a wonderful dad like you and you to have a her likewise. Stay blessed both of you :)

    I remember saying this before She is so beautiful. I wonder how you looked when you were younger @Ali Anani View more
    #28 Sara is gifted to have a wonderful dad like you and you to have a her likewise. Stay blessed both of you :)

    I remember saying this before She is so beautiful. I wonder how you looked when you were younger @Ali Anani. It's time we saw some younger pictures of you although we love the present you :) :) I'm inquisitive to know how Sara turned out to be so lovely and beautiful. I'm smelling a buzz inspired by an old photograph :)

    I also hear so much heart in Mr Manjt's words "We don't need words to describe love - it is already encoded in our DNA and in the flow of meaning into and out of heart." Close
    Sara Jacobovici
    26/02/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    #32 I am grateful to @Ali Anani for bringing your comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to my attention. In all of your work and comments, I have heard the wisdom and passion, commitment and dedication, intensity and determination and protectiveness! I hear a different tone of voice here Manjit. And a different pace. I hear your heart. This is truly a touching piece of core communication. You are very generous to share it. Thank you.
    Ali Anani
    26/02/2017 #33 Ali Anani
    #32 Every word in your comment filled my heart with joy dear friend @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Absolutely, I meant t that this buzz be "imprinted with the face of my daughter". You captured my emotions with this great observation.
    I tried to run some water to make the equations alive. I refer to your writing "leaving just bare bones of mathematical equations - whereas the mathematics of beauty are in our children". I live what you say here. Yes, we need to make mathematics more of beauty than just dried and lifeless equations. This is one reason many people are fearful of math.
    I tag dear @Sara Jacobovici to bring her attention to your mention of her.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/02/2017 #32 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This is quite a sensational buzz dear Ali Anani that is absolutely special for the simple reason that you share within it the most precious aspect of your life. I can say that without need of a single equation to describe emotional states, because this buzz is imprinted with the face of your daughter.

    Yes, you have mentioned Sara before and these were memorable associations also because it reinforced just one more aspect of why Sara Jacobovici is an important spirit that has touched your soul outside your immediate family.

    I have shared pictures with me and my grandson online but that I did because 2 year old's grow up fast and they physically change and this change of facial recognition preserves the idea of privacy - and I say idea - because in this world where technology can parse even the semantic constructs of each of our paragraphs, the only real privacy in this world is silence. In reality this privacy battle is being lost.

    I do think Chip Conley has done a nice job with the Emotional Equations but it is only as nice as what our educational system has done to Mathematics. What our education system has done is rip away the beauty in mathematics leaving just bare bones of mathematical equations - whereas the mathematics of beauty are in our children - in the very moment cell division begins to occur and the mathematical fractals start producing life.

    The mathematics of beauty are far cry from the mathematics of answers. We have been taught in our educational system to look for answers and not to appreciate. So it is I appreciate the picture of your daughter because the respect is life itself and that is when we don't need words to describe love - it is already encoded in our DNA and in the flow of meaning into and out of heart.
    Ali Anani
    26/02/2017 #31 Ali Anani
    #29 The exchange of comments with you dear @Emilia M. Ludovino and on your wonderful buzz of today inspired me with the idea of my next buzz. I am grateful to you.
    I take this opportunity to invite readers of this buzz to read your buzz because it is profound.
    Ali Anani
    26/02/2017 #30 Ali Anani
    #29 Thank you dear @Emilia M. Ludovino and your compassionate comment is music in my heart. Sara is currently on a semester-long scholarship to the MIddle East Technical University in Ankara. I haven't yet informed her about this buzz, but once I do she too shall love your comment.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    26/02/2017 #29 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Your beautiful daughter just give us the best and beautiful definition of compassionate love between father and daughter - dear @Ali Anani. Thank you for this wonderful morning reading. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ali Anani
    26/02/2017 #28 Ali Anani
    Yes, yess and Yes- I say to your comment. Sara didn't stop loving me. In fact, she loved me more. However; her hate of me traveling abroad, her love to find me near to her and her fear of me getting hurt while away caused her fear. Like you wrote " IMO once we love someone unconditionally there's no turning back of that love. It's like a toothpaste squeezed out of its tube". May be Sara's worries at the time (as she was less than five years old when she expressed her innocent passion) was the tube would soon deplete of its toothpaste.
    I admire your mind and wisdom dear Fatima.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    26/02/2017 #27 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Dear Ali Anani You've touched base on a very important topic Love. A emotion that is so easy to kindle and develop but so difficult to stop using.

    Do you really think that your daughter can stop loving you. I don't think so. IMO once we love someone unconditionally there's no turning back of that love. It's like a toothpaste squuezed out of it's tube.
    Love is pure and eternal and forever.

    We may stop talking or meeting or even disliking a person we love due to their actions. But deep down the heart that loved will always love them even after death.

    This is my experience with love. And this is such a wonderful buzz. I think when one starts to feel a like the way Sara did in the case of any relationship. I believe or feel a little distance between the two people will do the trick. I call it giving space to each other. Creating the distance will actually bring us closer than before. And that fear finally disappears. After all Fear is NOT EQUAL to Love As the weightage of love has the power to drown the other.
    I love Louis Chart on Love - Beautiful.
    Ali Anani
    26/02/2017 #26 Ali Anani
    @Sara Jacobovici extended some of the ideas expressed in this buzz by writing a truly worthy buss on "Feeling Numb"

    It is a great read. Thank you Sara for building a castle out of few building ideas.
    Ali Anani
    26/02/2017 #25 Ali Anani
    I added a new photo to the buzz
    Ali Anani
    26/02/2017 #24 Ali Anani
    #19 WOW! Jazak Alla kul khair too @Jed Wisniewski. Yes, I agree with you and my previous response to Jeet is in accordance with your comment.
    Ali Anani
    26/02/2017 #23 Ali Anani
    #18 @Jeet Sarkar- yes, the reactions are complex and they are not as simple as they appear on paper. Not only they might go through a complex transition, but also we might not know the reactants. Which emotion reaction with another emotions. II said that the equations main value is their helping us to think deeper. .Thank you Jeet for your deep thoughts and sharing them here
  3. ProducerNess Campagnaro

    Ness Campagnaro

    Bali. In The Midst of The Social Fray....Is She Coming Away At The Seams?
    Bali. In The Midst of The Social Fray....Is She Coming Away At The Seams?In 1994 at the end of my final term at Uni, a hippie friend (a joint hanging precariously from the corner of his mouth ) sold me a bag of gemstones, that he pulled out of his rotted leather Gladstone bag and shoved in my face. 'They're...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/02/2017 #11 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #7 Dear Ness, there is still something highly relevant here to a piece that was written about Brazil https://www.bebee.com/producer/@henriquearake/brazil-will-open-its-doors-for-foreign-rural-investments View more
    #7 Dear Ness, there is still something highly relevant here to a piece that was written about Brazil https://www.bebee.com/producer/@henriquearake/brazil-will-open-its-doors-for-foreign-rural-investments and the decision right now of the Brazilian government to open doors to foreign rural investments and this buzz has been written by @Henrique Arake about what is more likely to happen in Brazil and why investors require great due diligence in terms of the pit and peril of investing in land in Brazil.

    So I invite Henrique to read the second half of your story because there is a reality described in your experiences of the social and economic fabric of Bali which correlate with what lessons Brazil can learn. This is also a good example of the power of story because it captures experiences in a different way - which is the great failing of central planners and economists and why time and time again the human factor is totally missed - and then downstream consequences show us we learned nothing from history and society resigns itself to saying "history has repeated itself'.

    Finally @Paul Walters concern that too dark a story begins to impact on "personal brand" is unfortunately can be a reality. I actually see it as an indictment on the bubbles of image we have pinned our collective economic thinking to. This is the very kind of image which is leading this current debacle of a Brazilian government to do what is right for them in the short-term without a concern for long-term grassroots dynamics. Close
    Dean Owen
    23/02/2017 #10 Dean Owen
    #9 I've been going for 25 odd years now as I got fed up with Hawaii. Sad to see so much development with Planet Hollywood, Carrefour, Starbucks and all, but it is still pretty magical. I just finished a piece on Bali to be posted tomorrow perhaps.
    Ness Campagnaro
    23/02/2017 #9 Ness Campagnaro
    #3 Thank you Dean. I do love the island. I often call what I go through on the daily basis in lost in translations situations as 'the Bali shrug.' For me, the frustrations have eased and I now flow as much as possible with the organic behaviour of the island and it's quite astounding culture. I learn every day, therefore I know I am alive.
    Ness Campagnaro
    23/02/2017 #8 Ness Campagnaro
    #4 Thank you for your lovely words Aleta. I appreciate them a lot.
    Ness Campagnaro
    23/02/2017 #7 Ness Campagnaro
    #5 Manjit, I blush. Yes you have found us out. I nearly did not post this tapestry, but Mr. Walters egged me on. I toned it down because the nature of this island is almost black magic in a way. We need to be aware that what we put into the universe we often get back. The day after I was struck by some significant situations that still baffle me. I can only think that I encouraged them with my piece. I will not be slowed though. Thank you for your kind words. I very much appreciate them.
    Paul Walters
    23/02/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    #5 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Good reply sir. It is paradise here but as with any paradise there are flaws and Vanessa points these out through her in depth piece.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Me thinks this sounds like a conspiracy, Paul Walters is from Bali, you are from Bali - Paul Walters is brilliant, this buzz is brilliant. Why would brilliant people like you paint a picture in my head that actually makes me glad I am one who didn't emigrate to Bali. There is something that does not add up here.

    But seriously, you have captured a lifetime and weaved words that put me in your shoes - and I could feel the time and the changes - and that is the skills of a great writer, to put another in shoes they may never wear, and yet absorb a history they will probably never face - and in the end this is story of love and affinity for Bali - because you can only notice the fine details of place if you are interested in that place.

    I look at my neighbours and they just revolve day after day without any sense of community, or even who we are - just a place they come back to on a day that isn't a work day. Now if one trades a brain-dead day-to-day life experience for one where the senses are living both the ongoing good and bad, then you definitely chose life. I am not going to complain, that as distant as the spaces are around my home, it is paradise for now within.

    For sure economic times and psychological changes in societal values may well transpire (after all we can put it down to Trump), but where home is that is the place to be - and despite all the downturns of near-gentrification experiences, this buzz tells me that Bali is very much home to you, as it is to Paul Walters. The last thing this could be is a conspiracy to keep people like me out :-)
    Aleta Curry
    23/02/2017 #4 Aleta Curry
    Extraordinary. Loved this read.
    Dean Owen
    23/02/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    Beautifully written. Almost Peter Maylesque in how your affection for the island is still so clearly evident.
    Paul Walters
    21/02/2017 #2 Paul Walters
    Nice one Ness. You have to agree though, most days its still paradise !!!
    Devesh Bhatt
    21/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    yes i can relate , in a different country and a different state. Great buzz. but do feel what next?
  4. Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Casey Key Guest House by TOTeMS Architecture, Sarasota Bay, Florida, USA. To read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/casey-key-guest-house-by-totems-architecture/ Claire L 🐝 Cardwell


    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Fantabuloso - gotta make up a word for how this jolts the senses.
    Brian McKenzie
    18/02/2017 #3 Brian McKenzie
    The wood work is amazing. Ufffda
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/02/2017 #2 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Wow! Stunning!
  5. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    The Trolley Man
    The Trolley ManI am going to bed with my teddy I think I am 9-year-old but maybe I am 6 only.We moved around here in early June, a tired rented house in the country side. The barn next door is pretty cool and I was told that for four weeks there was no point in...


    Pascal Derrien
    07/02/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #20 thanks @Dean Owen I am normally not a big fan of those but this one struck a chord in some way and I thought it was appropriately suiting the article too :-)
    Dean Owen
    07/02/2017 #20 Dean Owen
    Singapore seems to be churning out these human story videos like anything, and they are getting better. With some people, you can see the chip on their shoulder a mile off. I am glad you were able to shed that chip and come through a better man.
    Pascal Derrien
    06/02/2017 #19 Pascal Derrien
    #18 thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli for dropping by on your precious time :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    06/02/2017 #18 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    A touching reality and a touching tale...
    Pascal Derrien
    06/02/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 yes the video is very powerful I actually....broke down in the middle of it the first I watched it :-) Inner exploration with no hard hat on :-) thank you for dropping by @Lisa Vanderburg
    Lisa Vanderburg
    06/02/2017 #16 Lisa Vanderburg
    Wow..a beautiful video to go with the ripples of aching memories, lost potential and just wanting something that could not be yours. Know where you're coming from. Really touching, @Pascal Derrien
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #14 I was able to pick up on your sentiments @Pascal Derrien, I wasn't sure what to say. I can share this- my mother's dad was a mean alcoholic. He worked hard as a plasterer but never gave back to anyone, including his one and only daughter. Thanks to him, we were blessed with a mother who decided to become what she had dreamed of her father being, a loving and compassionate soul. I'm sorry for your experience but it appears you also took the high road and became what you didn't like in 'someone.'
    Pascal Derrien
    06/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    #13 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I was thinking about the lack of synchronisation of the sentiments, as you guess mu relations with this has not been plain sailing I will probably touch on a less nicer side in the next post :-)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #13 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    This makes me so glad I always appreciated my mom. She was a school bus driver for 30 years. When I was younger, I felt embarrassed but when I hit my 20's I was so proud of her. She saved every penny and would have helped anyone that asked, well... she basically did. :)) The video was so touching!!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    06/02/2017 #12 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    The best thing about this story and video is that today is not Father Day, this story and video makes everyday fathers day.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    05/02/2017 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #10 I appreciate the way your words inspire me πŸ˜‰ @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #8 inside out & upside down @Donna-Luisa Eversley appreciate how you keep spending time on reading my broken stories :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #9 Pascal Derrien
    #7 @debasish majumder thank you for reading and showing up on a regular basis, thanks for the encouragements too :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    05/02/2017 #8 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    From the outside looking in everyone has a story. I like the way you think @Pascal Derrien 😁😎
    debasish majumder
    05/02/2017 #7 debasish majumder
    excellent way of telling a story, making it a unique nuances of literary skill, equally rudimentary to be a successful story teller to make an indelible mark to readers mind. Great share @Pascal Derrien View more
    excellent way of telling a story, making it a unique nuances of literary skill, equally rudimentary to be a successful story teller to make an indelible mark to readers mind. Great share @Pascal Derrien! enjoyed read. thank you for the share. Close
    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    #5 thanks a bunch @Sara Jacobovici you are very good to me it's just a few words.....oops I have already done that one :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/02/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    This one proves your a true craftsman @Pascal Derrien. You weaved your story perfectly, from the first line to the last word. Well done!
    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 thank you for dropping by @Ali Anani glad you liked it and for saying so :-)
    Ali Anani
    05/02/2017 #3 Ali Anani
    I enjoyed the video and the message of your post @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman sometimes we miss the opportunity, I my case I believe I had every right to be angry , then it happened but I reckon it should have been much earlier if had let out the anger in me
  6. ProducerLisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Through the Forest, I see the Trees: Grateful!
    Through the Forest, I see the Trees: Grateful!It's 4 am and I'm still not sleeping, are you? My mind is racing so I thought I would jot down what's going through my mind. I hope there is a bit of semblance as I type those thoughts out. I'd like to write what I am thankful for and share it.Β I...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/02/2017 #51 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Thanks for sharing @Javier 🐝 beBee and thank you to others who I can't find that also shared too!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    09/02/2017 #50 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #18 Hi @Royce Shook, I'm sorry I missed your comment. I love that you added what you are thankful for. So many blessings and I'm sure they are equally as thankful for you!! Thank you for sharing your gratitude.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/02/2017 #49 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #48 I would die................. ha! I need at least 6 hours so you can imagine my sleeping pattern right now. I'm actually working on it. OMG, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, I have read so many funny posts and blogs tonight, the laughter is good. I would be happy if my hubbie was up and making breakie as you put it. I'm always telling him if there was food waiting for me, I'd get up a bit earlier!

    There are people who can survive on as little as four hours sleep, you and Dean prove that to be true!! "Sex or seven" Still laughing!!!!
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    07/02/2017 #48 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #44 Me too, Dean. Anywhere from 4 to 5 hours a night. I occasionally "sleep-in" a full six or seven. (LOL... autocorrect put that at "sex or seven". . . I considered keeping it as is)

    It's enough for me, but drives my wife nuts I usually get up do stuff, and go back to bed just before the alarm rings.

    We hit the snooze once, then I'm off to make breakie.
    Dean Owen
    07/02/2017 #47 Dean Owen
    #46 If it was enough for Margeret Thatcher, it is enough for me.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #46 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #44 4 hours of sleep? That's not enough! They say at least 6 hours to stay healthy. Ok, I don't feel guilty now when you tell me to get to bed haha. Yes, maybe one day after I'm gone it would be nice for them to discover my buzz :)
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    06/02/2017 #45 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #43 Yup dear, thanks :)
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #44 Dean Owen
    #32 Fours hours of sleep a day for the last 25 years. It's actually plenty. I do hope your family get to see this article in the coming years. Better if they discover it for themselves when they feel curious to do so.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 How exciting! Yes, share again when it comes out and tsg others do we dont miss it and we will share!
    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    06/02/2017 #42 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    #31 Thank you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher right now working on my First Business related E-Book. It will launch on 15th this Month I'm nervous as well as excited I had shared here the link for the subscription but didn't receive much response. Hopefully, after the end product comes out I will get better response :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #39 Best wishes to you and your family @Rekha Singh :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #40 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #37 Thank you, @sandra smith!
    Rekha Singh
    06/02/2017 #39 Rekha Singh
    Beautifully written....connected with you and your family....reading through it....wishing you happy life ahead.... :)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    06/02/2017 #37 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Thanks, Lisa. Nice buzz, and it's nice to know men like your son in law do exist. Ha!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #36 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #35 Please tag me @Aleta Curry, I miss so many posts. Sounds like a great buzz!
    Aleta Curry
    06/02/2017 #35 Aleta Curry
    #34 How cosmic is this: I'm getting ready to post about a toxic lunch where women were subjected to a series of successive digs; a continuation of my 'Summer' post. Stay tuned. (I've promised myself that I have to do the day's business work first before any creative writing.)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #28 @Aleta Curry your comment just made me smile because you get it! I used to work part time in a large Family Practice for 6 Doctors. One of the nurses I worked with was always mean to me no matter how nice I tried to be. She would demand my help, never asked kindly. I would help without one complaint. One day I needed her help and she refused. Later that day she asked, "So when do you work again?" I replied, I have the next 2 days off... again I heard, "wow, sure must be nice to be YOU!" I finally was a bit more stern and said, "No one is making you work full time, if you to stay home just remember you will take a major cut in your income. We all have choices to make and I made the choice to be home more with my kids, you chose to work full time." Maybe that wasn't nice, but geez, I got so tired of hearing that. I even had a friend who always made sure to get digs in and it ruined our friendship for years. What was ironic about the friend who made digs was this- she had a trust fund she inherited when she turned 25 and she paid off her home, car and did an entire home renovation. Her parents always watched her kids while she worked so she never had to bring them to daycare or an outside sitter. She also forgot she told me that she was able to pay off her home after she received the money from her trust, she'd say, "Yea well someone has to go to work to pay for this house." OMG, people just kill me sometimes. On a bright note: She changed for the better after her dad died (that was sad). She's not the bitter person she used to be and we are friends again.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 Hi @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, the feeling is mutual! You are always a positive young lady and I admire the heck out of you!! Thanks :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #26 @Dean Owen, do you have insomnia too? I have a secret to share... shhh don't tell anyone but you inspired me a while back when you wrote your letter to Ashley and there are others who inspire me as well. I am thankful for the positive people I've met on here. I'm thankful to so many who accept me, faults and all and haven't judged me. So many of you I only know virtually but I consider you real friends. I hope to see a buzz soon, I'm sure yours will be very interesting Dean. Tag me when you write it, I do tend to miss buzzes!
  7. ProducerLucy Norton

    Lucy Norton

    Remodeling Tips for Home Sale Value Increase
    Remodeling Tips for Home Sale Value IncreaseThere is nothing better than living in a home that feels complete. There’s no more remodeling projects you feel like you need to do, and you are happy with the way it all looks. Unfortunately, that’s not how most people feel about their houses....
  8. ProducerClaire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Building Green?  Here's some tips.
    Building Green? Here's some tips.In South Africa we have had 2 years of unusually warm weather and a drought. Β The coal reserves are set to run out by 2020. Β It is now vitally important to be environmentally aware and active. Β According to the Zero Energy Project, the construction...


    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    02/03/2017 #20 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven - even small changes like not leaving your T.V. etc. on standby can make a huge difference. My Dad once told me that leaving devices on standby and phone chargers plugged in all the time can add at least 15% to your energy bill a month!
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    01/03/2017 #19 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    #18 Agreed. I had a free energy audit on my home. It didn't realize how much energy I was wasn't over simple this. Many were such list in your article.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/03/2017 #18 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Me too @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven! Even the small changes we can make re our water usage and using LEDs rather than incandescent lights will go a long way to saving our planet.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    27/02/2017 #17 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Thanks @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell I love the tips you have in this buzz. The world is beautiful and I hope we can help keep it this way as long as possible.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    05/02/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #15 Thanks @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell, interesting and extremely informative. I had no idea air conditioning began in 1902!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #15 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - I've just spotted this link :- The end of air conditioning? Asia architects use green solutions to cool buildings
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #14 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! Have an awesome day!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #13 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - these aren't my photos - I will post some soon, they are taken with a small digital camera - I was using film up until I couldn't get it anymore.... I am saving up for a 'back' that will fit on my long lens. I get most of my images that I use in my posts from Free Images.com. As far as A/C is concerned I used to live in Singapore with my parents when I was a teenager. We lived in an old colonial house with deep eaves, very high ceilings and a really v. good cross flow of air. The Lounge was open on three sides. The living rooms were also quite large. However it was a different story at night - the bedrooms were small and only had one window, so we couldn't just rely on a ceiling fan. The trouble is that most houses today are not designed that way and get uncomfortably hot in the summer months. All I can suggest is that you get good insulation in your roof....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    01/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Great info @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell! I am addicted to my A/C during the hot/humid months. What do people do in order to keep their homes cool and free from a lot of humidity, there must be solutions for that too. Using Central Air really costs a lot of money when the electric bill arrives. The photos I see you post, are some of them yours? I love photography, would love to see more of yours!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #11 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! Have a fantastic day!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #10 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Awesome @Devesh Bhatt - looking forward to your buzz, please tag me when you publish. Have an awesome day!
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #9 Devesh Bhatt
    You can gauge the pricing and see if it is feasible...I am good at working numbers and revenue
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #8 Devesh Bhatt
    #7 I think I will upload the concept on Bebee, and update the dpr as per SA laws..Different from India :)

    Make it country centric...Financial inclusion and upliftment of waste collectors.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #7 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #6 This sounds awesome @Devesh Bhatt and could be used here in SA very effectively. Please send me more details.
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    #5 it does, it is essential for the Developed countries and critical for developing countries.

    I had submitted a paper here, lobbying didn't get it started. Idea was simple

    Public toilets which produce power and compost ...But the special part was cashless incentives for waste collectors and green tops for air pollution, plus they could sell it to the grid or electric vehicles.

    Functional, possible, sustainable with low maintenance on far off areas in tourist places, villages, highways etc.

    Does it appeal to you. If yes we can discuss.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #5 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks @Devesh Bhatt - v. pleased you enjoyed my article. It makes commercial sense to build green and in many cases now it costs the same (or can be even cheaper) to construct an environmentally friendly building. There are many health benefits for the people living & working in green buildings - check out http://climatenewsnetwork.net/people-and-planet-benefit-from-green-buildings/
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #4 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg! Have an awesome day!
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    I was with an EPC company and built their RSVP, waste management and environmental services business prior to their IPO.

    I think many ideas that are gathering dust could be resurrected with your help.

    Great buzz.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #2 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks @David B. Grinberg! Glad you enjoyed the article. There have been studies recently that demonstrate that there are many benefits to a green building, apart from the energy saving aspect,

    "Studies into 69,000 buildings βˆ’ homes, offices and factories βˆ’ in 150 countries show that there are fewer illnesses among residents and workers, who report they are more comfortable and happier. Employers also find they are more productive. Companies that opt for β€œgreen” buildings gain because workers stay longer in their jobs and have fewer absences, while recruitment is easier because new employees are attracted to environmentally-friendly buildings."

    David B. Grinberg
    01/02/2017 #1 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks for this excellent advice, Claire. I've noticed here in the USA that many building are "going green" by having grass and plants covering the roof. I think that's catching on. Hopefully, mega corporations will think long and hard about the important issues you identified. We all need to remember that you can't fool Mother Nature!
  9. Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    House Mosi by Nico van der Meulen Architects, Johannesburg, South Africa - to read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/house-mosi-by-nico-van-der-meulen-architects/ Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
  10. ProducerClaire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Some of the houses I have worked on.
    Some of the houses I have worked on.I thought it was time to show you all some of the work I do. Β By day I work with straight lines and words and by night I paint curvy lines.....I have had the privilege of working with some truly amazing clients assisting them to realise their...


    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #34 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @Todd Jones! Have an awesome day!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #33 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Hi @Todd Jones - the problem is that with brick for example you can not have a span greater than 6m without a structural support column if there are no cross walls. In addition you also should not have an expanse of wall with more than 25-30% glazing/openings. Far too often people do not consider this when designing homes and this leads to budget over-runs and building fails. In addition other common mistakes I see are roof spans greater than 8-8.5m. People don't realise that not only do you need beefier trusses at spans greater than 8-5m, you also need thicker walls, support columns and bigger & stronger foundations - this type of design mistake leads to budget over-runs and wasted time re-designing the house......
    Todd Jones
    30/01/2017 #32 Todd Jones
    #14 Claire, I often wonder whether open floor plans affect the long term structural integrity of a home. I just bought a 15 year old home that has an open floor plan with the kitchen, dining room, and living room lumped together in one big, open two story space. The gable end of the house is almost entirely comprised of windows and doors. It makes for a beautiful view of the water, but I have noticed small cracks and popped drywall screws in a few places. It seems that this style home is ill equipped to withstand the wind loads that are common in our area.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #30 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #23 Thank you Praveen! Have a blessed day!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #29 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @David B. Grinberg!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #28 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #19 Thank you @David B. Grinberg! I've been very lucky to have worked on so many houses and interesting projects over the years.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #27 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #20 Thank you for your kind words @Paul Walters! Have a great day!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #26 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #21 Thank you @Lada 🏑 Prkic! More pics of the Cape Dutch Guest House can be found here :- http://www.bluedesigns.org/cape-dutch-guest-house.php If you go to the previous projects page you will find some of the other work I have done :- http://www.bluedesigns.org/previous-projects.php Have an awesome day!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #25 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #22 Thanks you Julio for your kind words!
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #24 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #18 Thank you so much @Jeet Sarkar!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    30/01/2017 #23 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Wow, neat work Claire! My favourite is the Breakfree Estate House 2014 ;)
    Lada 🏑 Prkic
    30/01/2017 #21 Lada 🏑 Prkic
    Claire, I think that every designer has his/her own distinctive style, and I see your signature in these works. Love your style, especially the Abbey Guest House. I would like to see more of its photos.
    Paul Walters
    30/01/2017 #20 Paul Walters
    @Claire L 🐝 Cardwell to use a cliched expression....'love your work'
    David B. Grinberg
    30/01/2017 #19 David B. Grinberg
    Wow, Claire, those are some impressive houses. Kudos on your admirable work!
    Jeet Sarkar
    30/01/2017 #18 Jeet Sarkar
    wonderful houses with beautiful architecture . Good share madam @Clarie Cardwell! thank you.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    30/01/2017 #17 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    I don't think there is anyone I know here in SA that hasn't been touched by the violent crime that is so prevalent here. My friend (who owns the property where I stay) suffered a v. scary attack in 2007 - hence the security upgrades.... You also have to be exceedingly careful in your car as well. I drive a 1998 Toyota Conquest RSi with Blue Designs branding all over it. Despite it looking a bit ropey on the outside (it still runs like a dream) my insurance contributions are still quite high as my car is on the top ten list for most hijacked cars in SA.....
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    30/01/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #12 Yes I had direct experience with that. We had visited a house of an associate called Lisa. The area she lived in looked fine. The next day we found out that an intruder had got into her house . When we visited to her, she calmly said "Manjit, it's fine, thankfully he did not check the bedroom where I was sleeping" she then proceeded to tell me that had he known she was home alone, that rape accompanies robberies. Once Lisa had explained how things happen where she lives, she spoke in a very matter of fact way, while we the visitors were listening to her with our jaws dropped. So I am well acquainted now why security is key.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    30/01/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #7 Well synchronicity.... my few days in Jo'burg were spent in a hotel in Sandton.
  11. Kevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    This is fascinating: Where in the world are you from?
    momondo – The DNA Journey
    momondo – The DNA Journey It’s easy to think there are more things dividing us than uniting us. But we actually have much more in common with other nationalities than you’d think. If...


    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    02/03/2017 #11 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    Yo me presto a hacerme la prueba.
    Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    02/03/2017 #10 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar
    #8 siiii, me encantΓ³, creo que yo lo subΓ­ tambiΓ©n, fuΓ© muy emotivo cuando se conocen los primos.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    02/03/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #8 Si SeΓ±or!
    Jose C. Rivero
    02/03/2017 #8 Jose C. Rivero
    ΒΏTe atreverΓ­as a preguntarte Quien eres en realidad?
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    30/01/2017 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Fantastic share @Kevin Pashuk, thank you.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    29/01/2017 #6 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I was already a global citizen so the findings here come as no surprise, but the important thing about this video is that before test views are what politicians depend on votes and the after test view is the potential for renaissance, once we see through the absurdity of nationality. That is why I love the mind of Jiddu Krishnamurti for such a long time http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/520382-when-you-call-yourself-an-indian-or-a-muslim-or
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    29/01/2017 #5 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    "I'm a mutt of the world"

    Damn proud of it. We are human first!
    Paul Walters
    17/11/2016 #4 Paul Walters
    Dean Owen
    17/11/2016 #3 Dean Owen
    The most important video EVER!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    23/08/2016 #2 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    A must watch, YES!! ✨
    Antoine 🐝 Prager
    23/08/2016 #1 Antoine 🐝 Prager
    How would you feel taking a journey based on your DNA... this experiment ( and online marketing campaign by MOMONDO: THE DNA JOURNEY) , I just love it, must watch!

    the full story : https://www.momondo.es/letsopenourworld/dna
  12. Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Promenade Residence by BGD Architects, Isle of Capri, Queensland, Australia - http://www.caandesign.com/promenade-residence-by-bgd-architects/ Claire L 🐝 Cardwell


    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #7 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #6 Hi @David B. Grinberg - I've got no idea how much this house cost... I know it would cost about R5M to build in SA and depending on location would retail at R8-12M
    David B. Grinberg
    27/01/2017 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Nice, Claire. Do you know the list price or last purchase price paid? Thanks.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/01/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    If I lived in a house like that I would fear this sentence from my DIY focused wife :
    "Honey, it's time to paint the ceiling"
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #4 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #3 They do have these stunning sliding steel panels which allow you to look out, but give you tons of privacy. In addition they make really stunning patterns in the rooms.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    27/01/2017 #2 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    #1 It is lovely isn't it? The interiors are also great!
  13. Eva PΓ©rez Duque
    Los primates estΓ‘n en grave peligro de extinciΓ³n y segΓΊn este estudio podrΓ‘n desaparecer en 50 aΓ±os.

    Eva PΓ©rez Duque


    Eva PΓ©rez Duque
    26/01/2017 #2 Eva PΓ©rez Duque
    Yes @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, it is a pity, I hope we are in time to do something for them, thanks for sharing this article with me.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    26/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Sometimes Spanish words speak louder than English one's like the word "cataclismo" I did not know of this threat until I saw this buzz. In following up I read a Scientific America story :

    Climate vs. Primate: Dawn of Extinction?
  14. Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Will these houses make you dizzy? Architects build rotating homes. Imagine living in a house that follows the direction of the sun when it's hot. Or one that offers a different view out of your bedroom window every day of the week. For some bold homeowners this is becoming a reality, thanks to an innovative wave of architects who are re-imagining the concept of the house. Once something firmly routed to the ground, homes are now becoming moving entities that can rotate, change shape, and even adapt to the seasons. - http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/22/architecture/rotating-homes/Claire L 🐝 Cardwell


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    25/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 The way I think about it Claire, either we live in architecture or we live in a hovel. There is a bit of my DNA that gravitates to the top of the world and see's the majesty in a revolving restaurant - just as I see the grounding that the words "Livable City" provides as in the words of Jan Gehl.
    Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    25/01/2017 #3 Claire L 🐝 Cardwell
    Thanks for the share @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! I was talking about it with some friends last night and they said that it would be a nightmare for someone coming home a bit worse for wear - stumbling around the garden looking for the front door!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    A rotating home. That would not cross my mind in a million years but it would be awfully cool in the right location.
  15. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Interview with Ian Weinberg
    Interview with Ian WeinbergI had the pleasure ofΒ an interview with Ian Weinberg. Ian is a neuro-surgeon by profession and heΒ writes excellent articles on especially well-being and mental health here on beBee. Gert: Ian, thank you for taking the time for this interview. I...


    Ian Weinberg
    07/03/2017 #52 Ian Weinberg
    #49 Thanks for that @Gert Scholtz
    Robert Cormack
    07/03/2017 #51 Robert Cormack
    This guy's the real deal, isn't he, Gert?
    Gert Scholtz
    07/03/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    Ian Weinberg published what to me is one of the best articles yet to come from his pen. I thought to share again the interview I had with Ian. For the article: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/surviving-africa View more
    Ian Weinberg published what to me is one of the best articles yet to come from his pen. I thought to share again the interview I had with Ian. For the article: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ian-weinberg/surviving-africa (CC:@Ian Weinberg) Close
    debasish majumder
    14/01/2017 #48 debasish majumder
    very fascinating interview @Gert Scholtz! instead of professional life are perhaps the key essence of affinity and this interview perfectly reflect the very essence of beBee, resonating and aligning with myriad bees to make a healthy networking and true social site. enjoyed read. thank you very much for sharing such wonderful post.
    Paul Walters
    14/01/2017 #47 Paul Walters
    #44 @Dean Owen I will head to NZ to watch the Lions vs All Blacks in Wellington...wanna come ?
    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.
  16. 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.
  17. 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
    24/01/2017 #49 Dean Owen
    #45 I can't imagine how proud your future grandchildren will be when they discover your prose for themselves.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/01/2017 #45 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Dean Owen , think now my weepies are on overdrive. The guys on beBee like yourself are deep, open and real. Wish my dad had written me a letter like yours. I've been doing similar with my words only I've asked my kids to pass it on to my grandkids if I ever get any - hahaha. Thank you @Dean Owen, with appreciation and gratitude for sharing this.
    Seriously though, beBee is the kind of community where there is a meeting of folks from very different cultures and backgrounds, languages and careers, but we have something in common I've been thinking recently... depth of family spirit and friendship. Some things cannot be forged without the setting and place to develop. @Javier 🐝 beBee and @Juan Imaz thanks for beBee - this is why and how relationships can flourish and grow in this place!
    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!
  18. 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
  19. 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


  20. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Home Decor
    Home Decor
    Home Decor
  21. 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
  22. 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 !
  23. 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...


    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    14/03/2017 #68 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    #67 @David B. Grinberg You make a good point about preferences - I'm a night owl and prefer it to be dark early. Goes back to my days days as astronomer, an early nightfall means more time to look at the stars!
    David B. Grinberg
    14/03/2017 #67 David B. Grinberg
    Thanks so much for your awesome feedback and engagement @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador and @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher.
    LARRY: You make some cogent points. I think it all comes down to individual preferences. It makes sense that early birds generally don't like DST, while night owls love it. You know that saying: each to their own.
    Again, I appreciate both of your important insights on this timely topic.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #66 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #64 Interesting @Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador. I remember when I used to work at the Hospital and had to be into work at 5 am to work my weekend shifts. I hated DSL (spring ahead) because obviously, I had to get up by 3 am to be there are 4 am... for the time change. That affected me for more than a day. I wonder if it causes a great deal of stress on the body as a whole by throwing off the circadian rhythm so quickly. They say to adjust by 15 min increments if you are trying to change your sleeping patterns, it could be one hour for many is just too much too fast? I wish they would get rid of DSL and just stick to what we have NOW. Longer evenings with daylight! Depression also begins to lighten for those of us with SAD after spring ahead arrives.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #65 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #61 Thanks David!! I really appreciate your shares!
    Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    13/03/2017 #64 Larry Boyer, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Nice topic David.Β 
    There have been a number of studies that suggest there is no energy savings from Daylight Savings Time. I offer this one as an example (from the National Bureau of Economic Research, the group that officially determines the beginning and ending of recessions): http://www.nber.org/papers/w14429
    And if that’s not enough, the day after daylight savings is one of the most dangerous days of the year to drive and you’re more likely to have a heart attack: http://wjla.com/news/health/daylight-savings-leads-to-more-accidents-heart-attacks-studies-show--73661
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #63 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I forgot to address 'enough bees' to join question- I think there are more night owls than we may be aware, I've run across a few women that never claim to be but they are up at times during the middle of the night like myself. And of course we have different time zones so others may join to post buzzes in there too, they may be night owls but up at that time because it's daytime if that makes sense lol?
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    13/03/2017 #62 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #60 ditto - Night Owls!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #60 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    As for the name of the hive, I love "Night Owls," simple yet poignant. I just read your article on Thriveglobal @David B. Grinberg, well done! I commented and shared!
    David B. Grinberg
    13/03/2017 #59 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for your engagement with this post, @Paul Walters @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Sandra 🐝 Smith, which is always very much appreciated.
    PAUL: I'd love to live in the tropics, however, I first need to convince my wife. Moreover, I'm envious of your travel writing (and writing in general). It's always like a breath of fresh air reading your buzz.
    LISA/SANDRA: I wonder if there would be enough bees to join a hive for night owls? Also any suggestions on a potential name? What do you think about "Night Owls" or "Nocturnal by Nature"?
    Lastly, please note an update version of this post appear on Thrive Global (Medium) and any engagement there would likewise be most appreciated https://journal.thriveglobal.com/daylight-saving-time-early-birds-vs-night-owls-b8026666b376#.7p13wd4uy
    Paul Walters
    13/03/2017 #58 Paul Walters
    @David B. Grinberg try the tropics . 12 hour days no matter how you cut it!
    Paul Walters
    13/03/2017 #57 Paul Walters
    #56 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher all to do with Daylight Saving Lisa ofh and perhaps the pixels on your screen
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/03/2017 #56 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #54 We would have a lot in common, I'm in too! Why does the beBee Bee go from yellow to black and white when I type now? Is this something new?
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    12/03/2017 #55 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #54 I'm in!
    David B. Grinberg
    12/03/2017 #54 David B. Grinberg
    I appreciate your important insights @Randall Burns @Michael O'Neil @Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Randall: your mother-in-law is a wise woman.
    Michael: I like your analogy about cows and hope your car paint and curtains don't fade too much more.
    Sandra: We nocturnal bees need to form a hive. @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher: what do you think?
    Randall Burns
    12/03/2017 #53 Randall Burns
    @David B. Grinberg, great post, it is an abstract concept but I think my mother-in-law has the best perspective, she's Cree Indian. She said to me regarding D.S.T.,

    "Only a white man would cut the top foot off of a blanket and sew it to the bottom thinking that he's making it longer"
    Michael O'Neil
    12/03/2017 #52 Anonymous
    #4 Kevin is spot on. The reality that this is not a problem across the entire globe. The rotation of the earth and its orbit around the sun make the Daylight Saving instrument rather crude at targeting a problem. And Kevin, the remarkable things about cows is that when they get the choice about when and how often they are milked, they choose once a day and in the very early hours of the morning. The rigidity imposed by the interrelationships in the economic system have a lot to answer for. More flexibility and creativity on that front would likely make solutions like Daylight Savings Time redundant. I personally object to DST because the paint on my motor vehicle parked on the side of the road and the curtains in my house fade more quickly as a result.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    11/03/2017 #51 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    i liked living in AZ where there was no dst. but then i'm nocturnal like you.
    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.
  24. 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.

  25. 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
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