- 29/09/2016Very interesting topic. I don't write fiction, but I would agree with the author that every writer should have the opportunity to explore whatever character or persona or situation they feel called to create.Who Gets to Write What? - NYTimes.commobile.nytimes.com
- 18/09/2016Sad reality of life in America: "It seems a terrible statement about my home country that my children will encounter homelessness and mental illness much more vividly in the wealthiest nation in the world than they did in Thailand, where we previously lived."What San Francisco Says About Americawww.nytimes.com After 27 years reporting abroad, I rediscovered a land of sustainable pot, sleek Teslas and easy...
- Producer19/08/2016You Talk FunnyThe Musings of an American Copywriter To my friends across the pond: Is it possible to have a cuppa coffee? Or do you cringe at the very idea?Here in the States we’ll order a cup o’ anything. But in the UK, a “cuppa” specifically refers to tea,...
Comments26/10/2016 #32 David LisleLuverly stuff that. When I first came to Canada, at the wet behind the ears age of twenty, the family I stayed with would amuse themselves at barbeques by asking me if I wanted them to "knock me up in the morning," it is a phrase I had never used. But regardless of my answer they dissolved into peals of riotous laughter at my expense.
I didn't understand until 'getting knocked up' was explained to me.
After drinking a little too much of the vile beverage Canadians called beer I got sick, no I did not become ill, in my part of England getting 'sick' meant that one vomited, so I wasn't properly ill. However, it didn't seem to matter.
To rid myself of the worst of my pronunciation, I came with a Black-Country/Birmingham dialect and spoke quickly, I took elocution and learned to say the letter 'a' as Canadians and Americans generally say it. I stopped saying 'aye' and said yes, and I dropped all nautical terms as no matter what phrase I used it was turned into something sexual. I really did need to get along well to have a decent life.12/10/2016 #29 James O'ConnellBrilliant! I loved that
-fries & chips are two different things though, chips are actually made from a chipped potato while fries are a reformed constitution that will include potato (i hope) as an ingredient. But as you might imagine the line is sooo blurred with chips being sold as fries and fries being sold as chips: homemade, twisted, curly, spiral & what have ye
-Why would 'johnny' make you blush over 'rubber' ?! Over here if you said rubber to some they would almost turn into ketchup!
It is very fascinating and I totally agree. I have great respect and commend any one learning English as a second language, dam its my first and I can't even speak it properly haha (' ' ,)21/08/2016 #25 Reginaldo Afonso Bobato'm sorry but I did not understand your limguistica proposition. I'm slim, slender and elegant, like little meat, plenty of vegetables and nothing, absolutely nothing alcoholic drink as alcoholic drink changes the behavior of the person and ends talking nonsense and then repents a psychology office. repentance, we must think of the future of health and health future.21/08/2016 #23 Alexa Steele#19 I'm not sure I understand your question, but I will try to explain: @Andrew Porter says they use the word 'brew' to mean 'tea' in Yorkshire. But in America 'brew' means 'beer.' I also told him there are some Americans who speak in such a localized way that I can not understand them ('subtitles' are the translations you see at the bottom of a foreign film.)
- 17/08/2016Too good to be true. Please @Javier 🐝 beBee notice that the view counter on the homepage is most likely not working properly. Even though the counter is mostly faulty, I am still curious to know if it is not. If not correct, then at least the faulty counter increased my imagination. Are these welcome faults? What would the reaction be when reality unfolds? I wished to share those swinging emotions with you
Comments17/08/2016 #7 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 #5 #6 Dr Ali Anani, stirs us on once again! We need a bee quote for this: Something catchy like Buzz Lightyear, who takes us, "To infinity, and beyond!" Why don't we have a Contest to see who comes up with the best Quote to show the fractal creations jutting out from bee to bee? Then we could have real fun on (another) higher level of thinking, and dub such works as these fantastic moments as intuitive, self-reflective notions and mullings. Calling in the 'Quote Master' @Ben Pinto to help us along!17/08/2016 #5 Mohammed Sultan@ Ali Anani,PhD,Your creative thoughts go beyond classic management cookbooks ,to what I can a call "planning beyond logic".We are all riders of our ideas,once we have one we run away with it .But,we don't know how further it can carry us.,it may take us to a premature end .Regardless of the limitation of our powers we always refuse to bend with the trend as long as our time and heart is filled.
- Producer26/07/2016Why I write // Por qué escribo (English & Español)Picture of my actual Moleskine.I write because I need it.I write to look at myself in the mirror of my written words.I write to bring order inside me. And to disorder as well.I write to remember.To find and rummage in my memories.I write because it...
Comments27/07/2016 #40 Mamen 🐝 Delgado#37 Thanks @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, from the bottom of my heart... That's the answer of our dearest @Ali Anani to my comment about how easily the children adapt to changes. We are in continuos change and being newborn adults at every second. Happy we connected. 💫27/07/2016 #37 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#30 #28 #29 #23 and all (there's a plethora I cannot do justice here!): I see not just superficial compliments, but a genuine and picturesque nudging of a sweet and new babyBee to poetry...it's poetic in itself. And to @Mamen 🐝 Delgado View more#30 #28 #29 #23 and all (there's a plethora I cannot do justice here!): I see not just superficial compliments, but a genuine and picturesque nudging of a sweet and new babyBee to poetry...it's poetic in itself. And to @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, you said, "...and I may add we don't only lose our ability to change, but also the speed of adaptation slows down. We grow older not in age only, but in our rigidity and confusement."
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-change-and-adaptation-gap ~ be rest assured, my dear friend and love, that this is a new life of 'infinity' for you. Ageless and timeless, and you are changing with the magic of the bezzz. It's like delivering a newborn baby...the buzzz stays with one becuzzzz one wants to hold on to the feeling of life and a future reeling. Close27/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDiAwesome, fantasticó, love the musings and the Moleskine! iKeep writing, señorita! I enjoyed, loved, and contemplated each word! Your train of thought is scenery in poetry, serenity and thoughts, too......💜! Awwwe....keep writing! And to answer your question, I write because I think and I need to get it out of my brain!
- Producer24/07/2016Coping Skills and Change Management/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / When humans encounter change, I think we can categorize our brain's processes in two ways (1) The Fight-or-Flight Reflex (i.e., run or fight); or (2) Cope. In his treatise on The Change and...
Comments24/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#7 Bees, Beer, Change Management, Leaders who prompt with passion and 'go lightly' to accomplish world change. I've learned so very much, my beloved Dr, I can't believe how I woke up yesterday not knowing that today, the world and the personal interactions, the entire activism for humanity's sake...they all look different now. It's all good. Thank you for this ⚡️spark ⚡️ that has ignited to take flight 🚀!24/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#4 @Mickael Angelo Yusufidis: 🔝WoW!🔝 https://www.prosci.com ! Change Management for individuals, businesses, and enterprises....psychology, neuroscience, and I see now that it is the Leaders who need to institute a "Culture Change" in an adverse or unethical practice can perhaps do so step-by-step, humming people along instead of being the dictators we resented with poor morale. WoW. It's a w e s o m e! I'll flutter and grasp what I can, and do wish I could take the class! But I shall, one day, and I can see that it would also do the utmost thing possible for any education: it would make the student a better person for society. Darn darn fantastic, sir! Thank you for showing me this whole new, scientific world...it is a grand puzzle that @Selim Yeniçeri @Ali Anani, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, @Sara Jacobovici, @debasish majumder, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Randy Keho, @Brian McKenzie, and others! could also truly institute to be the 🌐Leaders and Changers🌐 that we desire to be (I was never a Leader and a "Shaker")...WoW. I wish we could all take the Courses together...wouldn't that be a Hoot of a Hive?24/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 I love that you and I can talk about these things with all the men...lol. Sometimes I picture us all sitting in the same room, chatting away with wine and a cigar. We used to do that at Stanford, on Friday nights...brainstorming, brain-picking, together creating something better than the sum of all our parts. It feels like family. It is family, and I love you both tremendously. Now, Dr @Ali Anani Anani is our Professor Emeritus, and we are both his admirers, too. It's cozy.24/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDDedicated to Ali Anani, Ph.D. Angular thinking from 'The Change and Adaptation Gap" by beloved @Ali Anani ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-change-and-adaptation-gap ) was spurred on by @Sara Jacobovici to deeper thinking. After writing this piece here, I also had a more humorous touch, perhaps sarcastic and outlandish (and insomniatic), too....but that's what Fractal Thinking should do...and that extension of this read is: "On Musings" (https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/on-musings ). So the Beez Buzz and Pollinate and Fractal Thinking turns into humor. Well, the Beez sure need a good laugh sometimes, for Laughter is the Best Medicine.
- Producer24/07/2016On: Musings/ by Dr Margaret Aranda / Dedicated to my beloved Ali Anani, Ph.D. as Part II from my "Coping Skills and Change Management" piece.Allow me to put this in perspective before you read my musings on 'musings.' I'm...
Comments24/07/2016 #14 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#12 My sweet @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, I knew I could count on you, too, for great reflections and insight here. Yes, I grew up going to my father's Company Trip with Lockheed aerospace. They rented out the EnTiRe Disneyland for all the employees once a year, and I couldn't sleep the night before. I grew up to learn that lift in my stomach just running past the gates of that great place, dancing with the characters and becoming one myself. Art, music, theatre, universal languages...and upon reading the history of his life, I was even more grateful that I remember seeing him on TV. He was warm, gentle, kind. We all cried the day that he died, and things were never the same again. But Disney's still here, and my children also grew up in remembrance of Grandpa, with the same memories of going once a year. At least. Additions of 🦁The Lion King🦁 theatrical performance stun and awe today. I'm glad his legacy lives on in the twinkle of our eyes.24/07/2016 #13 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#11 Very very sweet. I can smell the fragrances already, and you remind me of a song that Tuckerzone wrote for me when I was really injured in 2009 or so. He somehow caught me right on target, as he put words in his song that "I used to chase the wind, playing Catch Me if You Can."~ I'll shall enjoy writing a piece on that too, now! Hugs!24/07/2016 #12 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe Mary Poppins song "A Spoonful of Sugar" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vLkp_Dx6VdI has a lot of amusing musing. It also mentions the honey bee in its lyrics
" ...The honey bee that fetch the nectar
From the flowers to the comb
Never tire of ever buzzing to and fro
Because they take a little nip
From every flower that they sip
And hence (And hence),
They find (They find)
Their task is not a grind..."
An article from the Disney Institute talks about the Power of Storytelling as a leadership trait, the article talks about a group of business people from Spain who spoke little or no English benefited from their visit to Walt Disney
Whether it is laughter being the best medicine or storytelling that moves us towards becoming great communicators, I totally agree that studying Walt Disney's methods and life is in itself, a highly educational experience.24/07/2016 #11 Ali Anani#8 Dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD- your comment reminds me again of the movie "The Spanish Gardener" A sign in a garden read "don't cut the flowers". The wind blew the flowers off and the hero "Dirk Bogarde" looking at the sign and saying "but the wind can't read". So, when you write "I'll just go chase the wind while it blows...." I hope the fragrance of your flowers reaches long distances.24/07/2016 #9 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 Ohhh boy, are you in for a good treat with the piece that I wrote just before this one 🐝: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/coping-skills-and-change-management View more#3 Ohhh boy, are you in for a good treat with the piece that I wrote just before this one 🐝: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/coping-skills-and-change-management 🐝....I'll be waiting with baited breath 💃🏾! Close24/07/2016 #8 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#7 Oh! Sweeet! I'm so humbled! Thank you! Gee! A gift! My Dr. @Ali Anani, You continue to be that kind and supportive rock that is completely fractal, having no dimensions of limitation...and I love that you allow 'me' to be 'me' and bring out all these sides of 'me' that I didn't know 'I' had. You point them out when I don't even see.... I'm learning more and more each day from you, and you bet!....I'll keep on smiling! Odes to you! I'll just go chase the wind while it blows....24/07/2016 #7 Ali Anani"I suddenly developed a more humorous touch, perhaps sarcastic and outlandish (and insomniatic) too"....well, you are dear @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDa nd the images and examples you give are breath-taking. Wonderful buzz, and I am so glad I was part of your amazing amusement. I suggested for you to write poetry and now strongly and confidently to write comedy. You all lots of diverse talents my friend. Shared proudly24/07/2016 #6 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 P.S. @Paul Walters, Where you been hiding (kick-ass-cop talking)? We've missed you (librarian shhh voice) lmbo! You're not in Bali at last note....but I thought you were doing the Memoirs with us...Awe. Please? ( Shameless Plug for all writers that want to see you on!: 🌺Starting Line: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@margaret-aranda/starting-line-writing-challenge-memoir-madness-is-on ). And 💥brain injury ya know. ~ I plead "Parley!" ~ I didn't even post my own Age 1 and Age 2 to the Stirring Authors Along Hive ~ Duh on Me ~used up my 3 Hives again! But so far, no one noticed because they saw them somewhere else? idk. Oh well...off to Age 4! 💥24/07/2016 #1 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDSpurred on by @Ali Anani, Ph.D. and "Change Management." I just used up my 3 Hives. Oopsies. @Selim Yeniçeri, @Max🐝 J. Carter, @Anees Zaidi, @debasish majumder, @Donald Grandy, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Paul Walters, @Michele Williams, @Michelle Kosik, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, @Randy Keho, and my children including @Kirstie-Sweetie Louise.
- 11/07/2016Checkpoint. Proceed.Blond:ish - It Starts Now from "Welcome to the Present" album label: Kompakt https://soundcloud.com/blondish http://www.residentadvisor.net/dj/blondish http://www.blond-ish.com/...
Comments24/07/2016 #2 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDI like the mental tease...all the way throughout, there are different intelligent and philosophical musings about thought, meditation, who does yoga better than who...even who is more 'humble' than who. WoW. I just don't think that the reasoning, which is rather circular, is sound to invite the possibility that we are each "God." That would be the 'ego' talking, but the very definition offered earlier. But the mental fractal thinking has no dimension, and it is worthy of social significance.