- ProducerThe Lost Boy.The Museum was still closed. Quiet outside. Lovebirds nesting. Flowers blossoming. A homeless man searching for leftovers. Trash oriented. Long beard. Eyes hidden. So tired. Oh that smell. Clothes dirty. Killing every delightful fragrance at once....
Comments28/03/2017 #12 Mohammed A. JawadAha...So well written that with every terse sequel, there's a curiosity to read further. @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Relish the joy and rewards of such mellifluous writing! :)28/03/2017 #11 debasish majumdernice share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.28/03/2017 #8 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Milos Djukic @Laurent Boscherini @Qamar Ali Khan28/03/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 good it can only get better ;-) @Pascal Derrien
- 28/03/2017I recently made a video answering the 3 most commonly asked questions I get about Social Media -- watch belowTop 3 Most Commonly Asked Questions about Social Media #1 Can Social Media actually help my business make more money? #2 How do I measure our social media marketing efforts? #3 Where do I start? Which social...
- Producer27/03/2017Are you just existing?I often reflect back and ask myself if I am truly living, or just existing. We all have days where we look in the mirror and ask ourselves "what is missing in our lives?" It's not necessarily a bad thing, in fact, I believe it encourages us to get...
- the scent mentioned in my recent article 'High Heel. Reported Missing'TOM FORD NOIR PERFUME COMMERCIAL AN ORIENTAL, SENSUAL FRAGRANCE THAT CAPTURES THE DUAL FACETS OF THE TOM FORD MAN; THE REFINED, URBANE SOPHISTICATE WHO THE WORLD GETS TO SEE AND THE...
- ProducerHigh Heel. Reported Missing.She suddenly felt how cold it was. Touching the floor of the plane. Searching for her second shoe. She could not find it. Ashamed she was. Oh my God, in trouble. She moved. Looked everywhere. Little bit nervous. A hand on her elegant shoulders....
Comments27/03/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#15 cannot wait to read your comments on the next episode ;-) @🐝 Fatima G. Williams27/03/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 oh yes lovely thought @Kevin Baker27/03/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.you are most welcome @abhishek shah, have a great day.27/03/2017 #10 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 mmmm, @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt, who knows, read further as the story develops, I am sure you get all the answers - and more ... thank you!27/03/2017 #9 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt"Good, I am used to be left alone', she played the victim. In this story. "
Is their another story for the same?
Got me very curious as to the observations thereafter and before. It is hard to take a break, just keep reading. Is it a good thing or a bad thing. Dont know until i read something longer.
Enjoyed it thanks.
- Producer25/03/2017How to Not Follow the Herd and Still Get RespectThose of us who dance to our own drum beat are often criticized for our beliefs and actions. Somebody will always have something negative to say about you, but on the other hand, there will also be people who like you in spite of your being...
Comments26/03/2017 #33 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.well this article deserves a standing ovation thank you soul much!26/03/2017 #27 Renée 🐝 Cormier#19 Thank you so much, Ella, and thank you also for sharing this post. I like when I can help people in some way. The work of defining ourselves is our own. It is not up to others to tell us what we are, but rather, it is up to ourselves to determine the kind of person we wish to be and to make that our character.26/03/2017 #24 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsGreat post @Renée 🐝 Cormier We don't choose to be different. It's just the way of our being. When people acknowledge the way we are we achieve harmony. We don't need them to accept us but if they acknowledge our uniqueness we will have alot of people behind us. Only when we love ourselves we can love others and when we respect other's the same comes back in ten folds Happy Sunday to you and to all the beautiful souls out there.
- ProducerFlashback. Clueless Scene.She was sleeping. Most of the passengers were watching a movie. Her mind too. The scenes were preparing for something special. Unique in time. The man that found her high heel shoe, was reading a book. His nose was itching. His hand touched the...
Comments27/03/2017 #30 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 wait and read, the movie is running @Kevin Baker26/03/2017 #28 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#26 ohhhh thank you @Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) glad you read the parts so far and the story continues ...26/03/2017 #27 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 wow @🐝 Fatima G. Williams that is beautiful. I would say, enjoy it, there will be more!26/03/2017 #26 Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)Have read all 4 parts now...riveting stuff @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc...hope there are many more installment s to go@26/03/2017 #25 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsSoulful @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. You have drawn us into the story. I'm reminded of the movie Ghost (1990) Fantasy and thriller. Oh how I loved that movie. Demi Moore's acting was unforgettable.26/03/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#22 you have some hours to stay in the story until the next comes along ;-) please enjoy it more @Yogesh Sukal!!!26/03/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#21 oh yes!26/03/2017 #22 Yogesh SukalSpeechless, give me a moment..
I am still in the story @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.26/03/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.oh yes I will be sure of that!26/03/2017 #18 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 mmmm, well said @Mohammed A. Jawad for the love of art26/03/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 oh thank you @Joyce Bowen, much appreciated!26/03/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 thank you @Darko Lugonja a pleasure to see you here, as always26/03/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#11 yes @Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA) absolutely!26/03/2017 #11 Chris Guest Certified Prof.Accountant (SA)Thanks - nice read @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. to be continued?
- Producer23/03/2017The Smoke that ThundersThere is one place in Africa I would visit again and again. The Victoria Falls. More than once I have been there. Each time I experience the scenery and adventure of the environment anew. It is a symphony of nature. The Falls ...
Comments26/03/2017 #57 Jerry FletcherGert,
Every time you post you add to the places I've got to see on this incredible globe we inhabit. I don't think I've ever played a golf course with those kinds of hazards but it looks like fun. Same for the ultralight flight. I'm passing this along to friends who have rafted on the Indus They will appreciate that photo of the raft dancing on it's tail feathers.26/03/2017 #56 Gert 🐝 Scholtz@Don 🐝 Kerr Thanks Don, I would very much like to play a round of golf with you on this course! The river rafting was to me the most intimidating activity – underwater not knowing how long and which way is up; a huge fright. The microlight looks seductively easy but it did not help at all that my seat on the aircraft was slightly loose! As I mention; exhilaration and fear are close friends in these adventures.25/03/2017 #52 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsThis is absolutely spectacular @Gert 🐝 Scholtz It's feels a bit overboard but I wouldn't mind getting on that boat now that I don't drown 😆. The river rafting sounds crazy a must try. Thank you for sharing this amazing experience with us. A trip of a lifetime I must say.25/03/2017 #51 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI got air sick just looking at the ultra-lights! I'll let you tell me all about it Gert! Though I would love to walk along that path/bridge I saw in one picture, I'll leave the jumping into the pool for the younger, stronger ;-). Thank you for sharing this adventure with us, simply spectacular! So glad I found this post on Twitter! I missed it here.24/03/2017 #39 Gert 🐝 Scholtz#9 @David B. Grinberg @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher It looks like I am a bit of an adrenaline junkie after all. Now what is my next kick - with a barrel over the falls? Nope. Rather leave that one to those who did it at the Niagara falls. Thanks David and Lisa for joining the thread and enjoying the trip with me.
- Producer25/03/2017Listen to the Lesson of LeysenI like writing that send me in a mood of metaphorical imagination. May be best is to show by example first. These are extracts from the buzz of Liesbeth Leysen titled "Running Rivers". She slept like a rose Fragrance of a new adventure...
Comments26/03/2017 #25 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#23 well thank you, I am blessed to be surrounded by the most wonderful bees! Huge honey kiss to them all. And @Ali Anani on top ;-)26/03/2017 #23 Deb🐝 LangeWow wow wow - amazing words of @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and amazing synthesis by 🎉@AliAnani - absolutely incredible - so much empathy and connection xxx25/03/2017 #18 Ali Anani#15 This response is enough to tell who you are @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.- a shining ambassador with a superb heart.25/03/2017 #17 Ali Anani@Javier 🐝 beBee- this is the first of buzzes on potential growing talented writers on beBee. I plan to cover them under the umbrella name of "Writers' Minds Readability". I read your comment to the buzz of @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. buzz, which I used in reading the mind of Liesbeth. How do you find this idea? Thank you25/03/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 @Savvy Raj, big hugs to you, thank you25/03/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 you see it through your lenses, which I gladly welcome, let the reader discover me in my writings, they are free to see what they sense @Ali Anani, you are wonderful.25/03/2017 #14 Ali Anani#4 I have just noticed your comment my dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I am so happy that the buzz is agreeable to you. I am in fact totally pleased. I just wonder if my analysis of your personality from your writing is not completely off target.25/03/2017 #12 Savvy RajI join you in celebrating her style of creative writing and I applaud your innovative vision ahead. . This reminds me of a personal message I had sent way back to@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. View moreI join you in celebrating her style of creative writing and I applaud your innovative vision ahead. . This reminds me of a personal message I had sent way back to@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. appreciating her efficient writing which deeply appealed to me .Awesome creative writing as usual @Ali Anani Close25/03/2017 #11 Ali Anani#10 Thank you dear @debasish majumder from the bottom of my heart. Two things I request here for readers. First, if you find the dea of writing a series of busses under the umbrella name of "Writers' Minds Readability". If yes and you are a young and promising writer and wish to be included then please say it. Second, this buzz is for dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and I wish you would also address your comments to her. Thank you again Debasish for allowing me to vent out my two requests.25/03/2017 #10 debasish majumdersimply stunning design to evaluate ones acumen! you are truly a mentor by all means which perhaps myriad need to emulate to learn how even to write in an effective fashion sir @Ali Anani! nothing more i can add apart from bestow my heartiest tribute to your insight sir! thank you very much sir for sharing such wonderful insight!25/03/2017 #7 Ali AnaniMay be I launch a series of buzzes on Writers' Minds Readability- and if I find the response to this buzz encouraging, I shall proceed with it. I plan this series for promising writers and surely you shall be one of them dear @Tausif Mundrawala View moreMay be I launch a series of buzzes on Writers' Minds Readability- and if I find the response to this buzz encouraging, I shall proceed with it. I plan this series for promising writers and surely you shall be one of them dear @Tausif Mundrawala. I have still hear what Liesbeth will say. Close25/03/2017 #6 Tausif MundrawalaI just finished reading and commenting on her new buzz 'Running Rivers' and I chanced upon your buzz Sir. Excellent description of a fantastic writer like Liesbeth. Each and every writer has their unique style which makes them stand apart from others. I am still wondering how would I be written by a genius like you, Sir.
Anyways I am still waiting for your next buzz related to friendship. Please tag me as I don't want to miss it.
- Producer25/03/2017life's learningLIFE'S LEARNINGTravis CooperFrom the closed off past we enter into another future, we don't make it this time we make it the next. We come back to the point again and again. And who we leave with is here, who comes here we all have to journey on,...
- ProducerRunning Rivers.That night in the hotel. She slept like a rose. When she woke up - eyes wide open - the sun warmed up the side of the window. Glorious radiation. Gold. A new day. Fragrance of a new adventure. The pillow next to her gone. She searched for it, but...
Comments26/03/2017 #27 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 stay there glued in, @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, love to have you around!26/03/2017 #25 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsLove it @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. You had me glued in. I could not take my eyes off even for a second. You remind me of Sidney Sheldon. Well Done :)25/03/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#23 wow25/03/2017 #23 Ali AnaniYour buzz and your writing qualified you dear @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc..25/03/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#21 adorable in every way @Ali Anani, huge thank you25/03/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 thank you @Tausif Mundrawala, love it that you enjoyed it.25/03/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#17 highly appreciated @Marisa Fonseca Diniz. Thank you.25/03/2017 #18 Tausif MundrawalaThe story which revolved around this running river was excellent. It was fascinating enough when she asks the running river to not hold back as I am holding my emotions and life. Though brief but it said a lot which was hidden in that running river. Wonderfully penned, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.25/03/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 that is what I want your screen to bee, @Dean Owen, yes!!!25/03/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 ohhhhhhhhhh thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee, just happen to love this field of golden honey that we are creating together with passion and willpower.25/03/2017 #13 Javier 🐝 beBee@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. You are a queen bee ! Many thanks ! Have a great weekend !25/03/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#11 thank you poem king bee @debasish majumder!25/03/2017 #11 debasish majumderlovely share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
- ProducerHaunted By The Unexplainable.She was home. The day had just arrived. The coffee machine was willing to serve. A comfortable sound. Tasty croissants. Oh that scent. Seducing. The oven still warm. In the corner of the kitchen someone watched over her shoulders. A sudden noise....
Comments27/03/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 so it is @Kevin Baker25/03/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 feel free to read part four sweet queen bee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams25/03/2017 #16 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsYour storytelling is riveting 🤗🤗 Buzz on my dear. @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Good I sat and read all 3 in one day. I usually finish a book like this in a half a day or less . Can't wait to read more.24/03/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#10 well, @Gert 🐝 Scholtz, I love writing, I always did and I always will, so yes!24/03/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 exactly, @Juan Imaz, the card must have been out of sight!24/03/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#8 wow @Yogesh Sukal, you just touched my writer's heart, thank you!24/03/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#7 most welcome @debasish majumder!24/03/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#6 fully agree @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt, planned!24/03/2017 #10 Gert 🐝 Scholtz@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Did you know that you are a born storyteller? Riveting narrative - thank you Liesbeth.24/03/2017 #7 debasish majumdernice @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
- ProducerWindy City.The document moved. Stretching. In silence. Almost without a single sound. Slowly. Kissed by the wind. The rain had licked of some important information. The color of blood. An ugly and old rat - hungry and obsessed with food - noticed the object....
Comments25/03/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#23 part four is already present @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, take a bite25/03/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#21 glad you like it Mr Wonderful25/03/2017 #21 Patrick PoedtsAmazing share, wonderful descriptions. Thanks for sharing this @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.th24/03/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 you will get more @Helena Jansen van Vuuren much more!!! Happy to read that you are greedy!24/03/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#17 well said and so true @Yogesh Sukal23/03/2017 #17 Yogesh SukalAgain amazing, its quite addictive. And as you started you have to continue...
Thank you so much @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.23/03/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#15 you are most welcome @Pamela 🐝 Williams it certainly is.23/03/2017 #15 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsAn intriguing story @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., thanks for the tag😂23/03/2017 #14 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#1 that is wonderful to know @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt, a smile works like the sun, warming up our hearts.23/03/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#8 my pleasure, @debasish majumder, honored to write for my honey bees audience.23/03/2017 #12 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 appreciated @Pascal Derrien thank you.23/03/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#10 thank you so much @Deb🐝 Lange23/03/2017 #8 debasish majumderwonderful share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read with utter amazement! thank you veru much for such great share.23/03/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Laurent Boscherini @Milos Djukic
- Producer22/03/2017NUESTRA MISIONEl Responsable de Tecnología aportará conocimientos de los procesos de LA EMPRESA, valorándose especialmente, los relacionados con PROCESOS. Sera el responsable del mantenimiento de la plataforma tecnológica, dando respuesta a las necesidades de la...
- ProducerAnother Day In Paris.Her eyes were closed. 'Son of a bitch' was her only thought. Her bed was a chaos. He arrived yesterday with the last flight coming from Los Angeles. When they met at the airport, she felt akward. His eyes were not smiling as usual. She could read...
Comments25/03/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#35 everything is possible, you never know @🐝 Fatima G. Williams23/03/2017 #32 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 what an awesome compliment @Yogesh Sukal, truly grateful for your beautiful words, continued story? A big yes, please take a look at 'Windy City'.23/03/2017 #31 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#30 glad you do @Paul Walters!23/03/2017 #30 Paul Walters@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Love it !!!!22/03/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#9 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, well that is very kind to say Lisa, what more to wish for than such a touching reaction!22/03/2017 #25 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#10 @Dean Owen excellent question, maybe we all find out one day on beBee.22/03/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#11 @Laurent Boscherini, I love what you have written, wise and true.22/03/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 thank you @Juan Imaz, beBee is the best platform to create articles.22/03/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 wise words @Ali Anani, thank you.22/03/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 thank you @Jan 🐝 Barbosa, highly appreciated.22/03/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#15 cool, yes and who knows, it might get even cooler in a next article, @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador22/03/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 buzzing as only bees can and do @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood with a heart for beBee!22/03/2017 #18 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#17 thank you @Kevin Baker
- Purrfectly imperfect - what habit will you let go this week?Cheetah Purring - A Cute Big Cat Videos Compilation Cheetahs purring might be one of the cutest big cats videos ever. Petting a cheetah might be dangerous but it sure is cute. So check out these cute cat...
- Producer17/03/2017Travels Far and FortunateAll journeys are an encounter with unexpected places and people. I am fortunate. Business travel has given me the chance to visit destinations far off the tourist track. Surprise events, foreign cultures and detours that bring...
Comments19/03/2017 #30 Gert 🐝 Scholtz#22 @Emilia M. Ludovino Brazil! What a country. I have been to Sau Paulo often- also a few other places. The size of the country is mind boggling. Beautiful scenery, golden beaches, friendly people. A top travel destination for me. Always nice to hear your comments – thank you Emilia.18/03/2017 #22 Emilia M. LudovinoWonderful reading @Gert 🐝 Scholtz! From your shortlist, I'm only missing Uzbekistan. I can relate so well with your Brazilian adventure as I'd a very similar one, also in Brazil but in Tocantins (a neighboring state) :). Brazil is my second home country and when I was living in São Paulo, one day a friend just invited me to lunch and we came to pick me up in a Helicopter because he doesn't like to drive in the crazy traffic of the big city :). You're very fortunate to live in such a beautiful country and surrounded by beautiful countries. Looking forward to the next trip with Gert Travelling Agency :)))18/03/2017 #18 Gert 🐝 Scholtz@🐝 Fatima G. Williams To me there are two things that broaden the mind and change our thinking: reading and travel. I have been lucky; about twenty five different countries visited. I hope to do posts on other places in future. Thanks for the encouragement Fatima.
- Producer15/03/2017Swift and Firm"The questions raced through my mind. Each was answered in time, yet that last, “Do these people even care?” was answered swiftly and firmly. "Aaron Skogen~ This is the second in a brief series about a recent experience traveling with the...
Comments21/03/2017 #29 Aaron Skogen#26 Oh, wow, thank you so much for the kind and generous comment my friend @Laura Mikolaitis! I love how you used the ancient Greek terminology to describe my writing. That alone took me back to my college days and gave me pause to think about how I structure the next installment.
You know, that is part of where this leads (even though I haven't quite figured out how to get there. . .). Despite the apparent hardship, no where in the world have I witnessed so much joy and love, than I did there. It begs the question, what are we missing. . .20/03/2017 #26 Laura Mikolaitis@Aaron Skogen, you are a kind, gentle and caring human being with such a big heart. This experience has truly made an impact on you as is evidenced by your ability to share such a compelling experience and story with us here. I cannot imagine what it must be like to live in those conditions, but your ability to convey ethos, pathos, and logos in your writing helps me to understand better. Your experience is a reminder to me that little things matter just as much as the big things. It is also a reminder that faith, hope, and love prevail - even when we doubt that they do. The world works in mysterious ways and we are led to and down paths that we may question at every turn, but there is a reason. Thank you for sharing this second installment of your experience and for giving me reason to take pause.20/03/2017 #24 Aaron Skogen#19 That was exactly the sort of mixed emotions I was hoping to elicit @Shelley Brown. I am so happy you enjoyed it. If you ever want to get involved I know a group that would happily accept you :-). While most of the team I went with was from the Minneapolis/St. Paul metro area, we had one person from New York.
As always, thank you so much for reading, joining the conversation and sharing. I appreciate you!20/03/2017 #23 Aaron Skogen#18 I appreciate your sharing the post on FB @Andrew Books, I left a thank you there as well(a few days ago I think :-). I apologize for being late getting back here. Nevertheless, I think my reply to you here would be similar to my reply to Todd. It certainly changes ones perspective!20/03/2017 #22 Aaron Skogen#17 @Todd Jones, I am so happy to know you found it relevant and that it helps put our "First World Problems" into perspective. I'm certain Haiti did more for me than I did for it. That's the nature of it though, I think. I'm reminded of this quote as I read your comment; "Nobody can discover the world for somebody else. Only when we discover it for ourselves does it become common ground and a common bond and we cease to be alone.” – Wendell Berry
Thanks again for the kind words and your thoughtful comment Todd.18/03/2017 #17 Todd JonesHi Aaron. From time to time, I try to stop and consider the trivial nature of my own problems. Articles like this are a great reminder that my challenges are really little more than inconveniences born of prosperity, and absolutely pale in comparison to what you have described above.
So goes life in America. We now spend so much time squabbling and bickering and fighting over the trifling details of politics and philosophy, that we have lost sight of matters that are truly important, and long with it, have largely abandoned our willingness to help our fellow man. It seems that our life of ease provides a fertile environment for breeding selfishness, petty conflict and hostility.
As far as I know, nobody in America has to carry water on their head just to survive. It sounds to me like a trip to Haiti would provide some much needed perspective to everyone in America, especially our politicians. Great post, and many thanks to you and your family for helping.16/03/2017 #13 Aaron Skogen#10 Thank you so much @Rod Loader. Its funny in a way. Each time I questioned or doubted while there, I received a response. Often it was in this form, subtle, yet by paying attention and observing, the answers were made clear. With eyes open, the beauty was obvious. I cannot really express the awe in all that I witnessed, yet I hope the stories do it some justice.
- 17/03/2017Happy St. Patrick's Day🍀🍀
Here's a quick thought; You will be remembered for the impact that you made in this world to your family, friends and surrounding team, not how much work you got done! #leadership #loveandluck
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- Producer14/03/2017A Conversation Overheard At the Lusty Logician CafeWHAT YOU DON'T KNOW MAY NOT HURT YOU, BUT WHAT YOU DON'T HEAR JUST MIGHT...Preface: This post is dedicated to Lada 🏡 Prkic, Milos Djukic, Claire 🐝 Cardwell, and Gerald Hecht ― in order, two engineers, an architect, and a scientist ― because they...
Comments26/03/2017 #95 Phil Friedman#94 Milos, I agree that there is much wisdom in the writings of Isaac Asimov ...
"There is a cult of ignorance ... and there has always been. The strain of anti-intellectualism has been a constant thread winding its way through our political and cultural life, nurtured by the false notion ... that my ignorance is just as good as your knowledge."
From which I believe it follows that constantly questioning our ideas and opinions, especially our assumptions and premises, is the true path to whatever measure of insight and knowledge we may ultimately be able to attain in this universe. It is the path of the intellectual.
Each of us is entitled to choose his or her own path, be that intellectualism, anti-intellectualism, emotionalism, or brazen faith. What troubles me is how often those who choose one of the latter three of these are moved to violently interfere (albeit sometimes only verbally) with those who have chosen the first way.26/03/2017 #92 Phil Friedman#90 Devesh, there is wisdom in what you say. But keep in mind that, although one's feet might be of clay, if the rest of one's bones are strong, then one can never be driven down further than one's ankles. And in that circumstance, one can still stand straight. I don't know who said that. Perhaps, it doesn't matter, as long as it is true. Cheers, my friend!26/03/2017 #91 Wayne Yoshida#88 Yes, bracketing is good, and that was also the advice - film is cheap, but time and the event may never happen again. Here's my secret: I used 125 ASA Plus -X (no longer available), developed in HC110 and printed on number 3 paper. Got really good, hi contrast prints. I need to post some of those....26/03/2017 #90 Devesh 🐝 Bhatt#86 i am willing to accept my consequences.
I am made of clay and i am a self proclaimed visionary. But what good is vision without realisation :)
So it becomes a conflict of visions. There are big visions and then there are small petty aspects of it.
A logician knows how to filter it.Chung King teaches how to package it and the media of social shrinks itself into anonymity.
I do not know what i am talking about but i am liking what i write so here it is.
On a more resourceful day i would have printed this buzz and traded my spontaneity for measured thoughts.26/03/2017 #88 Phil Friedman#85 Hmm, Wayne. Here's a secret. My greatest discovery as a yachting journalist was discovering a film-based 35mm Minolta SLR that could be programmed to burst-bracket 3 shots each side of the auto exposure. When covering a story, travel was expensive, film cheap. And even a ham-fisted shooter like me could get a couple of decent shots by accident when shooting twenty or so 36-exposure rolls. :-)26/03/2017 #87 Phil Friedman#84 Milos, I very much appreciate what you say here and hold fast to the principles of engagement and intellectual exchange that you detail. It is our agreement, I think, on core principles of engagement that has carried you and me through many conversations -- some oppositional -- through so many conversations over several years first on LinkedIn and later on beBee. IMO, the guiding motto is to stay focused on the ideas and opinions expressed and understand that people can be friends while disagreeing. Thank you for taking the time to comment here. My best to you. Cheers!26/03/2017 #86 Phil Friedman#82 I agree, Devesh. At least, in the main. However, I would feel remiss if I did not point out that to follow the path you describe requires one to be willing to accept the consequences. For social media rarely rewards those who display genuine authenticity. Indeed, one might say that, in the land of clay feet, the self-proclaimed visionary is king. Or something like that ... I'll check my copy of "The Wisdom of Chung King." https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/six-life-lessons-for-today-from-chung-king26/03/2017 #85 Wayne Yoshida#83 Excellent Phil! This is off-topic here, but could lead to a new post on this. I learned photography in the art dept in college. I specialized in black and white processing and darkroom techniques for 3 yrs. Then took a photojournalism class, which I hated - way different way of "taking pictures"26/03/2017 #84 Anonymous#77 Well @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I prefer to interact with people one-on-one. Then Mr No-Muzak (@Phil Friedman) in a jammed elevator is a guarantee for additional crowd and pleasure :) Lack of interest is a guarantee of failure. Here we have some of the most sophisticated discussions, thanks to Mr No-Muzak and seemingly opposite forces of fractals. Oh, and this is the reason why they are forever. This is my vision of a fruitful networking or how to overcome the fear of Irrelevance. I always miss some precious people on social media. Luckily, not so many, because of the elegant and inherently self-similar jump without a trace of maliciousness. For me that is an art of communication. He was always a very interesting interlocutor and a fascinating story-teller. Nothing strange, he is Mr No-Muzak. Hate It or love It? Both ;)26/03/2017 #83 Phil Friedman#81 Ah yes, I know the "conversation" well. I did a minor in art history, then took up later in life with a BFA who has a concentration in photography. Here's a story for you. Once sitting around with my wife and her mom and dad, my father-in-law was trying to set his SLR for speed and exposure and having a tough time of it. My wife tried to give him some help, but stubborn as he was, he repeatedly rebuffed her but remained unsuccessful. Finally, I could no longer stand it and spoke sharply, "Dad, do you realize you spent (in today's dollars) more than $200K to train your daughter in how to use a camera? Don't you think it might be good to see just a little return on that investment?" Case closed. Someday, I'll tell you about the lecture I received later about how photography as art is more than the mechanics of operating a camera. :-)26/03/2017 #82 Devesh 🐝 BhattIf i persist with networking, i would not persist with inflexible opinion.
If i persist with personal branding, i would not surrender to opinions.
Yet contrasting people have a chat at a cafe, the lusty logician cafe where you were once a regular :)
Unlike the real world, on social media it is easier to avoid the irrelevant and stick to priorities.
Unless such a buzz keeps popping up with a new dimension to it, the university students who avoid this cafe or ignore their observations may miss out on their true potential , limiting themselves to presumed constructs..26/03/2017 #81 Wayne Yoshida@Phil Friedman - thanks for this story. It brought back memories of not local college pubs (well, maybe), but college parties. I always enjoyed great conversations with my college chums and chum-ettes. I remember blowing someone away one night while having a **discussion** about Ansel Adams and comparing his work with newer-generation digital photographers . . .26/03/2017 #78 Phil Friedman#77 Thank you, D-L, for your kind words and for all your support. You are among those whose interactions have been so gratifying for me, as we've all tried to grow together. Yes, together, since I've become as a result of those interactions, I believe, significantly less rigid when it comes to understanding social media and how it functions. Which is, in part, why I've come to understand the need not bring criticism to where it is not known to be welcome, but to restrict it, at least in terms of initiation, to one's own posts. Of course, everyone is welcome to criticize my ideas and opinions in the comments on my posts. Just don't bother telling me what a jerk I am. As I already know that. :-) Cheers!26/03/2017 #77 Donna-Luisa EversleyI would have said yes to you. If only because the opportunity to spar with you would help feed my hunger for some timely hearty discussion @Phil Friedman..Indeed you are rare. A species who is not afraid to stand out in a crowd. You are welcome to disagree with me 😊.. I love it when @Milos Djukic jumps into a discussion on one of your threads...Then I get the pop corn and know I will be learning something as a ying and yang complete unit😎🤗...
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Comments18/03/2017 #54 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Pamela 🐝 Williams may all talented people worldwide have the opportunity to meet a mentor with the best intentions; a person that offers that little push to make someone soar. Not a story about ego, but about finding the courage to walk the path meant for a person.18/03/2017 #53 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsSo I just said in a comment to Ian Weinberg; I'm being the pessimist today; Very inspirational in a rose colored world; if success does not bring with it the dark side. They say that with success comes power, which makes me think of the quote; "Power tends to corrupt, and absolute power corrupts absolutely. Great men are almost always bad men." - Sir John Dalberg-Acton, 8th Baronet. When we forget all that led to success and those along the way that helped us get there, that is when self-importance and ego enters. May she never forget the mentor who got her there.15/03/2017 #52 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#49 well @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, you hit the nail, so well finetuned to the essence, thank you, for reading between the lines. Let me wish that everyone of us may be inspired to do so after reading my article.15/03/2017 #51 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#50 that sound @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, I just adore it, one of the reasons why Spring is my preferred saison!15/03/2017 #50 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery inspiring @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. and when I read the last paragraph it brought me back in time... to a time when worries were less and I would jump out of bed as soon as the sun peaked through the window and I heard the birds chirping!15/03/2017 #49 Deb 🐝 HelfrichIt can be an inspiringly simple transformation. This story enlivens the process of growing into our destiny, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.14/03/2017 #48 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#45 @debasish majumder, what about the joy to do what you love from the heart and soul, and to benefit from that ocean of energy freed because you have the courage to walk your path?14/03/2017 #47 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#44 @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven my pleasure14/03/2017 #46 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#43 beautiful comments, thank you @Qamar Ali Khan, a pleasure to have you here on beBee.14/03/2017 #45 debasish majumderchess or chase for opulence and fame? i am bit confused! smart presentation indeed! enjoyed read. thank you for the share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.14/03/2017 #44 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. Thanks for the Invitation to this Buzz. Great Story.14/03/2017 #43 Qamar Ali KhanWhat a captivating story @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! This is a superb piece of hope, encouragement, and motivation. Just a change in thinking changes the ways to see the world and its realities. Superb and lively wording Liesbeth! Loved it. It's only you who can put such emotions and feelings in such words. Thanks for the mention and giving me the opportunity to touch such a marvelous work!14/03/2017 #42 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#40 just imagine @Erroll -EL-Warner, you activated the best seller process right now!14/03/2017 #41 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#39 thank you for your kind words @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, blessed to receive them.14/03/2017 #39 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanBravo! @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I wonderful story and well written. I love this message, ""Please make that move. Have faith. All potential is ready to manifest". The world has transformed. From within."14/03/2017 #38 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#33 oh that is kind thank you @Tausif Mundrawala14/03/2017 #37 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#29 thank you @Aaron Skogen, highly appreciated!14/03/2017 #36 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#28 faith is the key ... well said @🐝 Fatima G. Williams, thank you!14/03/2017 #35 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#27 glad it is @Jan 🐝 Barbosa, thank you so much.
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Comments14/03/2017 #80 Todd Jones#78 95% of Rochestarians have their power restored, but it is no consolation for the 5,000 still without power. Brutal snow storm today to add to the misery. Freak weather seems to be the new normal. February was really mild, with temps reaching 70 during a few days. March has been awful.14/03/2017 #79 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#77 Since I don't fly much at all, I save my points for hotels on the road. I guess if I were a frequent flier, I'd be saving points for flights too! My son travels a lot and he manages to save points for flights and hotels. But, he travels for work and usually 2-3 times per week so I'm going to guess his points add up pretty fast. My husband has a card that saves points for flying. The last time he used them, he had enough to fly to Alaska and home. I remember UPS dropping off a cooler with tons of halibut and salmon packed on dry ice. He and my son went fishing about 70 miles out with a guide in Alaska.. what a trip. I couldn't believe how large halibut are!14/03/2017 #78 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#76 I had no idea so many were without power, I bet you were glad to just have a room! I know what you mean about TV, I think my mind is programmed to have noise when I lay down. It also takes my mind off all the thoughts that seem to run rampant when it's too quiet :)) But, I would be happy too if that was my choice! How is the weather there today?13/03/2017 #76 Todd Jones#73 Hi Lisa... we are on the north side not too far from Irondequoit Bay, near Webster. Actually I am giving them a pass on this one. Just happy to have a room, and not forced to sleep in the truck. Over 100,000 people were without power, so hotels were generally packed with displaced locals and out of town utility workers. I am sure that under ordinary circumstances they would not have rented the room.
Funny how we have evolved to consider not having tv some sort of astonishing hardship :)13/03/2017 #74 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#70 I probably got charged for the dirty room LOL. I use Trip Advisor @Ken Boddie and this hotel actually had Trip Advisor's Cert of Excellence. I should have listened to the little voice when I read the 'few' bad comments vs. all the good comments by level one contributors. I contribute to Trip Advisor, I should have known. I've never heard of Wotif.com, I will have to check it out. I usually book directly on hotels website since I'm a rewards member and may need to use points or get my extra bonus points w/offers exclusive on their websites. I learned a wise lesson; pay attention to the few bad reviews if they don't seem whiney and petty. Another person had a very similar experience and wrote about it, I chose to ignore. Most Hampton Inn's are very suitable and clean. I think Trip Advisor is a really great site to use because they are not affiliated with the hotels. Thanks Ken... so where should I stay when I make that trip to the land of Oz? :))13/03/2017 #73 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#69 hahaha... Tv in the lobby with your underwear. Just go down there, turn it up very loud (tell them you forgot to mention you're hard of hearing), drop snacks all over the floor (tell them you'd pick up the snacks but you hurt your back at work) and then ask for the GM in am. I can't believe they would not put a TV in your room. I hope they discounted it quite a bit for you. If you are a Hilton rewards member, call the while you are still there if no luck from GM and they will get in touch with the hotel's GM. What part of Rochester are you in? My son used to live in Rochester and I'm very familiar with the area. I enjoyed visiting and he was only 3 hrs from me vs. 22 hrs. away now.12/03/2017 #70 Ken BoddieI always book my frequent business trip hotels through one of the many on-line agencies, Lisa. Here in Oz we have access to Booking.com, Wotif.com, and Tripadvisor, to name but a few. They always follow up with a survey and I let the hotel have it (both at the premises and, more importantly, on the social media survey later) if anything doesn't come up to spec. It's amazing how many apologies and promises to rectify that this approach nets, along with the occasional upgrade on a return visit.
Judging by your graphic descriptions, I guess you're lucky they didn't charge you extra for the additional 'decoration'. 😂12/03/2017 #69 Todd JonesI am currently staying in a Hilton located in Rochester, NY while working to repair storm damage for Rochester Gas and Electric.
The room is very clean, the beds are exceptionally comfortable, and they have a very nice complementary breakfast spread.
The only drawback is that there is no tv in my room! The stand is there with a little package of mounting bolts taped to it, but no tv. I asked the front desk if I could get a tv, and they replied no, and that I was welcome to watch the tv in the lobby lounge area. I asked if I could take that tv up to my room and was told no. I asked if I could change rooms and was told none are available, which is probably true given the massive influx of utility workers sent to assist with storm damage repair.
I plan to watch the lobby tv in my underwear tonight. We shall see if that gets me a tv :)07/02/2017 #68 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#66 Thanks for your input @rick stoneking , always great to hear of others experiences. I agree with you about ratings. I did give this Hampton Inn 1 star, first time ive ever given a rating that bad. Im going to guess this Hsmpton Inn was privately owned. Hilton not only gave me back my points, they sent me a free night certificate, so I cant complain about Hilton :)07/02/2017 #67 Rick Stoneking Sr#17 #36 When we are asked to do a travel review, we offer to do it as a mystery shopper type review. It is not expensive for hotels or other tourist attractions to do this because we typically make our money from the review articles we write. The hotels and tourism businesses usually provide in-kind services which do not cost them any cash outlay. Travel reviews are the best way for them to ensure they are operating at peak efficiency. We also do accessibility reviews to help the location better comply with accessibility laws.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/internationaltravelreviews07/02/2017 #66 Rick Stoneking Sr#62 You are so right about that @LisaGallagher And if you look closely, or research it, you will find the 5 star reviews are usually done by people who work for the product or company. So they are totally bogus. I throw out all five star reviews unless there is compelling information to support the review. The negative or 3 stars and below reviews are generally the most accurate. I also throw out the one stars since they are usually just complainers and usually just griping over something the company was not responsible for.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/internationaltravelreviews07/02/2017 #65 Rick Stoneking Sr#63 Absolutely. And that is part of what we do. A kind of mystery shopper travel review. We also always do an accessibility review included in all out travel reviews.
https://www.linkedin.com/in/internationaltravelreviews07/02/2017 #64 Rick Stoneking SrI have stayed in many motels/hotels that were much worse, including the Brands you mentioned. I was told when I complained to the chains that the Hotels I stayed in were privately owned so nothing they could do. This has turned me off staying in any brand hotel unless it is new or not privately owned. I think it is ridiculous for a hotel chain to allow private ownership and not enforce even basic sanitation standards.
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/internationaltravelreviews05/11/2016 #62 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#61 Sorry I missed your comment @Stephane 🐝 Fenner, good point about the reviews. I noticed there were many level one contributers for this particular hotel after I returned and posted my own review. I see this on sites like Amazon too. Reviews can be deceiving.13/10/2016 #61 Stephane 🐝 Fenner#59 Good point @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher .
Despite TripAdvisor is a good way to collect different points of view, I am personally very careful: some hotel / restaurants pay to have good reviews. Also bad reviews can be posted by competition. I always look at the contributor's profile before taking his comment into consideration. A user with only 2 or 3 reviews : warning...