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Where there is life, in any form, there is communication. But only humans tell stories.

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  1. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    The Heart Of The Universe.
    The Heart Of The Universe. The heart was beating. Mysteriously. Divine rhythm. Something was going to happen. The air changed. The trees felt it. The clouds were ready. The stars danced. The moon smiled. The screenplay, written by the universe itself, was moving. Like a paper...
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    Sara Jacobovici
    25/05/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Once I started to read @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.'s story, I found myself swept along with the words all the way to the end.
    Sara Jacobovici
    25/05/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! A perfectly woven piece of a beautifull fabric of life. I understand why you added the quote but I think your words stand on their own.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    25/05/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #1 and you are such an adorable lady @Joanne Gardocki thank you!
    Joanne Gardocki
    25/05/2017 #1 Joanne Gardocki
    I do so love your writing, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. You write from the open heart and touch the soul.
  2. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    23/05/2017
    Flash Backs On An Ordinary Tuesday Morning
    Flash Backs On An Ordinary Tuesday MorningA few days ago on a sunny albeit windy Irish morning, I noticed that the sun was very high and the skyย clear. If I am correct there was also a touch of humidity in the air that day, was it the weather or a particular Tuesday mood that triggered it...
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    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #40 Pascal Derrien
    #39 No worries a day is just # in the week @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen many thanks :-)
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    24/05/2017 #39 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    Just another Tuesday eh, @Pascal Derrien. I'm sorry I missed this yesterday, but that is in the past and I'm typing in the present. Amazing how a seemingly "routine" event can trigger a response AND a memory! I enjoyed your mash-up of the two together and hearing the Menzingers again (it's been awhile)!
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #38 Pascal Derrien
    #37 Very kind of you @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams :-) I am not great at commenting back but encouragement and observation are much appreciated :-)
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    24/05/2017 #37 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Love it @Pascal Derrienpasca I just enjoy reading the way you write and you take me there with you like a time travel to the past and the experience is simply awesome to me. Merci becoup for this beautiful flashback. If I may on behalf of the bees. We all like the past and present you the future you does not hold a big questionmark to me๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿค—๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    24/05/2017 #36 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #23 yup..nothing petty about Tom except in that name;) well, in which it is one optimist to another! :)
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/05/2017 #35 Harvey Lloyd
    #20 I get the layer thing it's really the algorithm that is crazy. Consciously i want a hamburger with extra pickles, my subconscious sends me a hotdog with a flat tire on the side. My early studies of the dewey decimal system were not totally correlated into the subconscious. So the book i need requires several orders. Frontal lobe meal time as served by the subconscious is a very delightful time of mystery and intrigue.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #34 Pascal Derrien
    #33 Tuesday seems like a good pick for this type of experience @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich thanks so much for adding your comment ๐Ÿ˜€
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    24/05/2017 #33 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    An enjoyable co-mingling of your present and past, Pascal. Which is what can happen for all of us, if we allow the space for it, on every given Tuesday.
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/05/2017 #32 Harvey Lloyd
    #26 The thanks goes to you. I enjoy your posts as i can identify with your brain wave musings. I'm not sure that is a good thing, none the less i sense we have walked through similar landscapes through out our lives. I only wish i could write as well as you, and lay out the landscapes.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien
    #27 thanks a bunch @Sara Jacobovici I am looking forward to reading your ''memoirs'' :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #30 Pascal Derrien
    #29 Cheers @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee and thanks for dropping by :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/05/2017 #28 Sara Jacobovici
    @Pascal Derrien writes, "...I am positive it was mostly about daily events sinking in the depths of an ordinary nostalgia liquor."
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/05/2017 #27 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for sharing @Pascal Derrien. A privilege to witness and an opportunity to experience. Maybe it is the summer, but I, too, am finding myself writing less and thinking and remembering more. So, I am putting it all together and am writing my "oeuvre" on Identity. I pre-acknowledge you for the inspiration Pascal, thank you. And, as always, great music pairing! Have a great Wednesday!
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 thanks @Harvey Lloyd you always illuminate the comment thread with your thoughtful comments :-)
    Harvey Lloyd
    24/05/2017 #25 Harvey Lloyd
    You explained my brain well with the randomness of consciousness. My chemical of choice that kicks this off is adrenaline. Your parking lot dance with mouthpiece would have triggered the Alice and Wonderland adventure for me. Great story line and journey through the synaptic pathways of unconnected thoughts.
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #20 cheers @Ian Weinberg you probably know one or two things about that for sure !!! I like the layer analogy it makes me think that one is doing a bit of personal archaeology when visiting his past it's historian work really :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #17 ah thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli NICE TUNE !!!! to all kings !!! I am actually very optimistic maybe I come across differently :-)i
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #16 agree @Phil Friedman modestly I think checking the past every now and again is like consulting my own personal data base I am wired like that but I am always excited about the future :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    24/05/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #15 I am with you on the summer @Jim Murray I am writing less at the moment a lot of other things to enjoy especially the bike if the weather is good many thanks for reading and commenting to all Tuesdays then :-)
  3. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    22/05/2017
    Travelling in Writing
    Travelling in WritingTravel writers travel twice. This I am finding. Recently I have started blogging onย some of my sojourns and journeys. A sparse collection of seven travel posts in which I discover writing about journeys is a kind of a trip in itself.ย Visiting...
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    Yogesh Sukal
    24/05/2017 #49 Yogesh Sukal
    #45 Yes, nectar is collected and soon buzz will be around the hives.

    Thank you @Gert Scholtz โ˜บ
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #48 Gert Scholtz
    #40 @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich Thanks Deb. Your expression of travel being good for the human compass, is pitch perfect!
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #46 Gert Scholtz
    #42 @Laurent Boscherini When you comment on a post I am really gratified - thank you Laurent my friend.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #45 Gert Scholtz
    #43 @Yogesh Sukal I look forward to your next post on Quoteful shots Yogesh. Thank you for sharing the post.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #44 Gert Scholtz
    #41 @@Julio Angel ๐ŸLopez Lopez Thank you Julio. Also for your regular comments on my posts.
    Yogesh Sukal
    24/05/2017 #43 Yogesh Sukal
    I totally agree. Just commented on one of travel buzz of @Paul Walters , the quote for travel writer.

    As exploration is in our genes since the origin of human kind, so what can be done to know about new places in the world --> read travel story.

    Inspired travel writer is a dream seeder.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@yogesh-sukal/quoteful-shots-with-yogesh-sukal-buzz-3

    Quote for every travel writer out there :)

    Thank you for the buzz @Gert Scholtz and yes writing to relive the travel moment is what inspired travel writer do which inspires reader to visit the places in future.
    Laurent Boscherini
    24/05/2017 #42 Anonymous
    Wow Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing a such amazing journey to go beyond ourselves and so closed to each of us.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    24/05/2017 #40 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Such a pitch perfect post, Gert. Travel is good for the brain, tastebuds, and our human compass. Having the means to travel a second time, in sharing a journey via writing, is definitely one of the perks of travel that gets overlooked and should be something we all resort to, when the doldrums arise.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #39 Gert Scholtz
    #37 @Ken Boddie Yours is such an eloquent comment from one of beBeeโ€™s top travel writers. I hope that readers of the post will scroll down to your read it, including: โ€œThere is nothing that sharpens our social awareness and sympathy, for those of different cultures and beliefs, than being a stranger in the society of others. And there is nothing that better propagates this affinity than being unconditionally welcomed by total and absolute strangers.โ€ Many thanks Ken.
    Gert Scholtz
    24/05/2017 #38 Gert Scholtz
    #36 @Jerry Fletcher How good that the post has given you some inspiration for blog about your planned visit to the marvelous Japanese Gardens in Portland. I look forward to reading it Jerry โ€“ thank you.
    Ken Boddie
    24/05/2017 #37 Ken Boddie
    How true are the rediscoveries of travel through writing, Gert. Being one who has a shocking memory, I always carry a handy notebook when travelling and also gather information (rarely ever discarded) from pamphlets, tickets and posters, begged, borrowed and stolen along the way. This is much to the chagrin of my better half who nags me until I file everything in an orderly fashion. Then there are the sorting of hundreds (if not thousands) of photos and the occasional discovery of details which went quite unnoticed on the day but are revealed in that lens-captured frozen point in time. Sometimes I think that the actual trip and its preparation are a mere reconnaissance, and that the real journey is the full realisation through later documentation and photographic presentation.

    But the real benefit of travel, to which you allude in your excellent post, Gert, is that we realise a greater affinity with our fellow man, at home and abroad. There is nothing that sharpens our social awareness and sympathy, for those of different cultures and beliefs, than being a stranger in the society of others. And there is nothing that better propagates this affinity than being unconditionally welcomed by total and absolute strangers.
    Jerry Fletcher
    23/05/2017 #36 Jerry Fletcher
    Gert, Your suggestion of a walkabout hit home with me. Too often we forget the beauty that abounds in our own back yard. You've inspired me to write a blog about a planned visit to the marvelous Japanese Gardens in Portland. Thanks.
    Gert Scholtz
    23/05/2017 #35 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici The video's are great! Glad I could rekindle some memories and thank you for your engagement and sharing the post.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/05/2017 #34 Sara Jacobovici
    @Gert Scholtz writes, "We continuously form narratives of the world and people around us and of our experiences." Read his story.
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/05/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici
    @Gert Scholtz writes, "As we write about it, we travel again."
    Sara Jacobovici
    23/05/2017 #32 Sara Jacobovici
    Dear @Gert Scholtz, you are not only a renaissance man, but a troubadour as well!! Love your writing style and the way you "see" the world. Besides being so enjoyable (and triggering pop culture memories of 2 musicals; 1. which I saw at a young age, read impressionable young girl, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o4Nr-IIvuTo and 2. young adult who loves musicals, you can start it a 1:11, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NTymtAbaG08&list=RDNTymtAbaG08#t=22), your writing incorporates all the things I believe in: the fact that we are sensory beings and storytellers, and a great line about our brain that defies Artificial Intelligence, "The brain is a neural tangle of multiple possibilities and impressions. Thank you Gert for allowing me to tag along.
    Gert Scholtz
    23/05/2017 #31 Gert Scholtz
    #20 @Dean Owen Perfect: โ€œEntering the world of travel writing will increase your awareness and each trip will no longer be a vacation but an exploration.โ€
    Gert Scholtz
    23/05/2017 #29 Gert Scholtz
    #18 @Paul Walters In my case it is more - have travelled, now grab notebook. Thanks Paul, for stopping over on this one.
    Gert Scholtz
    23/05/2017 #28 Gert Scholtz
    #24 @Vincent Andrew I look forward to reading about Kundasang soon!. Thank you for commenting and sharing the post,. Much appreciated Vincent.
  4. ProducerSavvy Raj

    Savvy Raj

    18/05/2017
    The Search
    The Search One of the greatest philosophers of India, Adi Shankaracharya founded the Advaita Vedanta, which is one of the sub-schools of Vedanta. .Shankara travelled across the Indian subcontinent to propagate his philosophy through discourses and debates with...
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    Savvy Raj
    19/05/2017 #17 Savvy Raj
    Thank you for sharing this buzz @Joel Anderson @Peter Stefanov and @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    Savvy Raj
    19/05/2017 #16 Savvy Raj
    Appreciate your sharing of this buzz @Sara Jacobovici @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams Thank you .
    Savvy Raj
    19/05/2017 #15 Savvy Raj
    The book was radiating light. He read the book and closed it, and then the light was coming from his eyes..... A beautiful visual indeed @Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven thank you.
    How wonderful it is to build a well lit bridge of awareness between the inside and outside for humanity to smoothly transition , to see beyond the looking .
    Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    18/05/2017 #14 Preston ๐Ÿ Vander Ven
    This makes me this of a photo I saw yesterday. The comic showed a man in a dark room and he was holding a book. The book was radiating light. He read the book and closed it, and then the light was coming from his eyes.
    We need to open ourselves up to listening to others and reading books that we help use grow to sometimes find this clarity. When I learn something new, I can now apply it. "Wow, I found the Needle!"
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #13 Savvy Raj
    #10 Thank you for your resonance here @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and for seeing and highlighting the connect with my artwork here..
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #12 Savvy Raj
    #9 Appreciate your picking up the line with the message I deeply wanted to convey.through the buzz..So thank you very much.@ @Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA.
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #11 Savvy Raj
    #8 Yes indeed @Joel Anderson .
    And truly so... Far too often we miss the seeing beyond the looking ... thank you very much for your kind appreciation.. Enjoyed the flow of your reflections in your words.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    18/05/2017 #10 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    "Clarity meets you at the core of consciousness"

    Words I needed to read today, @Savvy Raj
    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    18/05/2017 #9 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    "Life is a cycle and this circle of life will manifest solutions in time!"

    Uplifting,transcendent piece.The circle may overlap, intersect and blur round the edges but it will come "full circle" ultimately.Thanks @Savvy Raj View more
    "Life is a cycle and this circle of life will manifest solutions in time!"

    Uplifting,transcendent piece.The circle may overlap, intersect and blur round the edges but it will come "full circle" ultimately.Thanks @Savvy Raj! Close
    Joel Anderson
    18/05/2017 #8 Joel Anderson
    @Savvy Raj Beautiful. Oh but for the joy of the search and the absolute wonder of the journey. Far too often we close our eyes, and ponder why we can not see. Far too often we close our ears, and inexplicably toil over why we fail to hear. Far to often we close our hearts, only to search and aimlessly wander as we look for the essence of our individual and collective being. When in the end, it is right there--within and around us--just asking us to embrace it all, nothing more. The profoundness of simplicity and perspective. Thank you for sharing such an insightful post.
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #7 Savvy Raj
    #6 A pleasure! Fatima Williams
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    18/05/2017 #6 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    #3 I've heard this story many times as examples by many elders. It's true we look outside when the answers lie inside. Looking from within by Sri Aurobindo also throws light on the same topic. Thanks for reminding me of this beautiful message.
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #5 Savvy Raj
    Glad to know.Thank you @Ian Weinberg
    Ian Weinberg
    18/05/2017 #4 Ian Weinberg
    Wonderfully inspiring. Thanks for sharing @Savvy Raj
    Savvy Raj
    18/05/2017 #3 Savvy Raj
    Felt this valuable story must be shared and understood ... for greater clarity and also to realise there is always so much more than what meets the eye... thank you dear @Sara Jacobovici for the soulful connects.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/05/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Savvy Raj crafts a story that sheds its light to help us find the meaning.
    Sara Jacobovici
    18/05/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Bravo @Savvy Raj! Beautifully written, beautifully crafted. This piece helped shed light on the needle. Thank you.
  5. ProducerPhilippe Collard
    The history of storytelling. The very first story ever toldโ€ฆ
    The history of storytelling. The very first story ever toldโ€ฆTens of thousands years ago, somewhere in Africa (most probably) a primate almost human proceeded to tell the very first story ever told. May be around a fire in a cave. The recipient(s) of this โ€œstoryโ€ was/were other almost human primates. I can...
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    Pascal Derrien
    15/05/2017 #6 Pascal Derrien
    Lascaux was a big milestone when I was in the French school system, always described as a defining moment some schools organized yearly trips there so much the paintings was fascinating I clearly remember my teachers talking about story telling too :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/05/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    @Philippe Collard writes, "...there was a first story ever told."
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/05/2017 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    Your post is a lovely mother's day tribute @Philippe Collard. As you say, there are storytellers and those who listen to the stories. I would add; there are those who are the storytellers and then those who are the storyhearers. The people I work with are the storytellers and I am the storyhearer. I hear their story and I listen to how they tell it. As you describe, the act of storytelling is a central part of who we are. Stories help make sense of our world and our place in it and we define ourselves by a story within time. We create stories; verbally, oral and written, and non-verbally, through movement/dance, visual symbols and signs/visual arts, and sound making/music. Where there is life, in any form, there is communication. But only humans tell stories. And then, there is a mother's lullaby.....
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/05/2017 #3 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Happy Mothers' Day! Yes I would second that Moms started off first! ;) pointing at the moon and humming a tune...giving things names and playing teeny toddler games! In fact I wouldn't be surprised to know that they were the artists too most of the time. As the huntermen narrated their adventures and acted them out in the caves around the fires...the women using charcoal and then other more painstaking stuff to chisel in the writing on the wall. The off hunting seasons probably gave enough time to the menfolk to get creative as well with the arts and other heavier stuff...like - hey let's scoop out another cave! ;) The Borra caves in South India have fascinating formations and art inside. They go back to around 50000 years ago into humanoid presence.

    And here's another ...'far far away'...
    https://youtu.be/6gqCCAb8xbw
    Dean Owen
    15/05/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    Best M day post of the day! Can't wait till my little one gets to an age when I can read her The Hobbit....
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    14/05/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    Everyone will remember the story, I include one with any presentation & make it interesting.
  6. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    14/05/2017
    Final assault
    Final assaultAlong the Eastern Escarpment of South Africa there is a mountain range which is called the Drakensberg. The Drakensberg is acknowledged by the hiking and mountaineering fraternity as offering a selection of some of the finest, varied and...
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    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #30 Ian Weinberg
    #29 Thanks for that @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/05/2017 #29 Jerry Fletcher
    Ah Ian, you bring back memories of when I was much younger before both knees went on me. There is no feeling quite like that of overcoming the fears and summiting. It is good to read how others face the challenge.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #28 Ian Weinberg
    #25 Thanks Paul. There was indeed a great bar at the hotel - experienced many pleasurable moments and great achievements (volume-wise)!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #27 Ian Weinberg
    #25 Thanks Paul. But there was indeed a great bar at the hotel - many pleasurable moments and great achievements (volume-wise)!
    Pascal Derrien
    15/05/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #24 well you can down play it Doc but it takes some nerves (pun intended) :-)
    Paul Walters
    15/05/2017 #25 Paul Walters
    @Ian Weinberg I only got as far as the Cathedral Peak hotel bar..that was high enough for me!! great tale...that's if you like hiking !
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #24 Ian Weinberg
    #21 Thanks Pascal. At the end of the day, I'm just another fellow-plodder along the path!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #23 Ian Weinberg
    #19 Thanks for that @Ken Boddie Yep, I got quite good at putting things into jars over the years. Sometimes I've been unsure as to what parts I should put in the jar. And sometimes I've managed to put it together again, sans a couple of miscellaneous left-over pieces!
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/05/2017 #22 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #20 A seed idea for another story @Ian Weinberg
    Pascal Derrien
    15/05/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    Ian the super neuro I meant the super hero :-)
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #20 Ian Weinberg
    #18 Thanks @Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I would propose that you can take the man out of neuro, but you can't take the neuro out of the man!
    Ken Boddie
    15/05/2017 #19 Ken Boddie
    Gripping tale. Brings back some comparisons of my youth in the Cairngorm mountains of Scotland, Ian, but without the acrophobic Dave and the last minute chain ladder ascent Must have been comforting for the others to know they had a capable medic on board, to mop up the bits and put them in a jam jar home to mum should the worst occur. ๐Ÿ˜‚
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/05/2017 #18 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Neuroscience in storytelling. I wonder how you see his relationship as you proved to be a storyteller as much as a powerful neurologist @Ian Weinberg? Enjoyed reading immensely.
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #17 Ian Weinberg
    #14 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici and thanks for sharing
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #16 Ian Weinberg
    #13 Thanks for that @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/05/2017 #15 Sara Jacobovici
    @Ian Weinberg writes, "My entire life focus narrows down to putting one foot in front of the next. And then ... we arrive." Join Ian on his adventure. Exciting read each step along the way.
    Sara Jacobovici
    15/05/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    You are a great storyteller and guide @Ian Weinberg. Loved every step and image. Finally took a breath when I read, "..... and Iโ€™m on the summit of Cathedral Peak!"
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    15/05/2017 #13 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    Wow! Outstanding story @Ian Weinberg. I'm a huge fan of heights and pushing limits, the views are amazing! Looking forward to the story on descent, as that's where I usually start to sweat, emotionally that is . Great buzz!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #12 Ian Weinberg
    #10 if you're well armed you inherit the stairway to Heaven!
    Ian Weinberg
    15/05/2017 #11 Ian Weinberg
    #8 Thanks for that @John White, MBA
  7. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    14/05/2017
    Happy Mother's Day, Di.
    Happy Mother's Day, Di.My mother was not my real mother. She was the lady who married my dad back in the 1960s and they stayed together until she passed away coming up on 20 years ago now. Her name was Dianna, But everybody called her Di. I first met her when I moved...
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    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    15/05/2017 #7 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Nice one Jim. Di seemed lovely. Happy mother's day to all.
    Jerry Fletcher
    15/05/2017 #6 Jerry Fletcher
    Nicely said, Jim.
    Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    15/05/2017 #5 Bill Stankiewicz, ๐Ÿ Brand Ambassador
    cool buzz, happy mothers day to all
    Gloria ๐Ÿ ๐Ÿพ ๐Ÿ’ซ โ˜• Ochoa
    14/05/2017 #4 Anonymous
    oh my gosh...that last part ...I miss my momma so much. we are all blessed with those angels. great post Jim
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/05/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    A story that only @Jim Murray can write and everyone can appreciate.
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/05/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Beautifully written, beautifully told @Jim Murray. Thanks for sharing.
    Pascal Derrien
    14/05/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Very nice tribute :-)
  8. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    24/04/2017
    Tales from Paradise Pt. 4
    Tales from Paradise Pt. 4"Paradise is a state of mind..." ย  ย ย  ย Alright, admittedly this is a โ€œfluffโ€ piece, a descriptive narration indulging in my reminiscing; but itโ€™s also a reminder that we need to stop and โ€œsmell the rosesโ€ once in a while, to appreciate and enjoy...
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    19/05/2017 #40 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #38 Just tweeted this for you too @Randall Burns :)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    17/05/2017 #39 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #38 ๐Ÿ‘
    Randall Burns
    17/05/2017 #38 Randall Burns
    #37 Thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, got it, and sent John my new Buzz today as it already hit 20 :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    16/05/2017 #37 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    @Randall Burns, your post qualifies with 20 or more relevants and over 5 comments. Please note this link and the benefits offered-https://www.bebee.com/producer/@john-white/bebee-is-taking-member-content-sharing-to-the-next-level
    Randall Burns
    16/05/2017 #34 Randall Burns
    Thanks everyone for your support and feedback, i appreciate it, will be forwarding this to @John White, MBA now, with my new twitter address. :-)
    Tausif Mundrawala
    16/05/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    You did it. It was aa if I was reading an account of a diver and surfer in Reader's digest. Yes you reminded me of this wonderful magazine which has always been favorite of mine. Here is my relevant,@Randall Burns View more
    You did it. It was aa if I was reading an account of a diver and surfer in Reader's digest. Yes you reminded me of this wonderful magazine which has always been favorite of mine. Here is my relevant,@Randall Burns. Thanks my friend,@Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman for tagging me. Close
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    15/05/2017 #32 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    This is great writing and a great story. Only 4 more relevants needed @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams @Tausif Mundrawala @Milos Djukic ๐Ÿ˜‰
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #30 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Randall needs 4 more relevants for John to share on Twitter! This is a fun story.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    15/05/2017 #29 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Magnificent narrative dear Randall! I almost experienced it in 3D! You brought the magic, the colours, the mystique, the majesty, the might, the awe and the unfathomable deep blue sea and sky alive! Kudos! A meditation on blue literally. You'd make the Old Man and the Sea, proud! Thanks for tagging me @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher!
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #28 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #27 Flying w/the fish may be a bit easier on you right now @Paul Walters. Oh just to fly!
    Paul Walters
    15/05/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns Thats it, to hell with tennis I'm off to get some 'croakies' and a board...that is after my ankle heals!! Thanks Randall ...oh to fly with fish !
    Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    15/05/2017 #26 Ali ๐Ÿ Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    #25 Thank you @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher for tagging me. No question about the quality of this buzz by the great writer @Randall Burns. It is music, fun, deep thinking, mental and physical travelling and wisdom fused together.
    Randal asks in this buzz "wow does time ever fly by when youโ€™re having fun"? Well, my answer is definitely yes. The reading time of your buzz is 10 minutes, but I felt it less than two minutes.
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    15/05/2017 #24 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #22 haha, YESsssssss! I'm going to find you and follow you now!
    Randall Burns
    15/05/2017 #23 Randall Burns
    #20 LMAO!! Great to hear from you @Ken Boddie Thanks for the feedback
    Randall Burns
    15/05/2017 #22 Randall Burns
    #18 LMFAO!!! @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Ok, you dragged me kicking and screaming out of the dark ages, I NOW HAVE TWITTER! @randy_burns5 and Lisa, you're the FIRST following I clicked on. :-)
    Ken Boddie
    15/05/2017 #21 Ken Boddie
    Following on from my comment below, I see that @Gert Scholtz has already seen this one, but @Dean Owen and @Paul Walters, you should really read this one.
    Ken Boddie
    15/05/2017 #20 Ken Boddie
    Great intro on life's sinusoidal curve of ups and downs, Randy. I work in a culture of 'opportunities' rather than problems, where all experiences are greatfully received. But the concept of "balls to the wall" leads to "flying with fish" has me trumped. As for that hickie on the neck., can't see "got slapped by a flying fish" being a credible excuse with most partners. ๐Ÿคฃ๐Ÿ˜‚๐Ÿคฃ
  9. ProducerLiesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    The Story That Happened Tomorrow.
    The Story That Happened Tomorrow.It was cold. In between two seasons. Some wind. Blowing.The forest was resting. Birds singing. A strange melody. Unknown. So far. Everything in nature growing at ease. In a divine rhythm. No rush. Always in time. There was no pressure. A feather...
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    Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    14/05/2017 #22 Chris ๐Ÿ Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. "Magical realism at it's best! Love lost, love regained, love transformed"

    Robbie Williams provides the musical link here: https://youtu.be/sF8eMK6dUXA
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    13/05/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #18 wow bee @Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt absolutely adore your add, thank you!
    Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    13/05/2017 #18 Chas โœŒ๏ธ Wyatt
    "Hope" is the thing with feathers โ€“
    That perches in the soul โ€“
    And sings the tune without the words โ€“
    And never stops โ€“ at all...."
    ~Emily Dickinson, c.1861.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    12/05/2017 #17 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Beautiful @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. I adore feathers, as well. They are delicate and graceful when they are solo. They are comforting and warm when they are united.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    12/05/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #11 I adore feathers too @Sara Jacobovici there is something mysterious about them that transcends all time and space, thank you!
    Kevin Baker
    12/05/2017 #13 Kevin Baker
    Very much enjoyed ty
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/05/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. "[digs] deep into all human emotions." A timely story, beautifully written.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/05/2017 #11 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 Keep tagging me please @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. I feel a loss when I am unable to read a story of yours but every once in awhile, an inexplicable pull draws me to one of your stories. It happened again for this one and I am grateful to have read it. A beautiful story, beautifully written. I experience how it transcends time. On a personal note, the feather is an important symbol in my life and it is rarely used in stories. Your story placed the feather in the role of messenger.
    debasish majumder
    12/05/2017 #8 debasish majumder
    lovely post @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for such beautiful post.
  10. ProducerDeborah Levine

    Deborah Levine

    11/05/2017
    My AHA Moment as a Writer...
    My AHA Moment as a Writer...I made this video six years ago to share how I decided to focus on writing and with a little help from friends got better at telling stories. I ended up in a recording studio making a CD of my stories, Bunny Bear - Adventures in Diversity Land. I...
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    Deborah Levine
    12/05/2017 #23 Deborah Levine
    #21 Thanks for the kind words @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. Grateful for your encouragement.
    Deborah Levine
    12/05/2017 #22 Deborah Levine
    Thank you @David B. Grinberg for introducing me to BeBee! #20
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    12/05/2017 #21 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    You're great on Video @Deborah Levine and I love your AHA moment you shared, thank you!
    David B. Grinberg
    12/05/2017 #20 David B. Grinberg
    Thank you, Deborah, for the words of wisdom. It's great to have you here on beBee!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    11/05/2017 #18 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Well done, @Deborah Levine. I enjoyed your AHA moment and hope to see more. You're a natural at this.
    Deborah Levine
    11/05/2017 #17 Deborah Levine
    #15 Delighted that you enjoyed my AHA moment and will post more videos soon as per your request @Tausif Mundrawala
    Deborah Levine
    11/05/2017 #16 Deborah Levine
    Thank you @Sara Jacobovici. I'm deeply moved that The Liberator's Daughter is resonating with you like this. #13
    Tausif Mundrawala
    11/05/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala
    What a commendable buzz my friend. An AHA moment well described by you. I couldn't resist myself watching this wonderful video. During my break I clicked this video and grasped the wonderful aspects of it. Each and every writer experiences such an AHA moment and I agree with you that being a writer we get a voice which echoes around the world in the form of our body of work. Share more such videos and please tag me the moment you do. I am glad to watch this wonderful buzz my friend,@Deborah Levine
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/05/2017 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    @Deborah Levine tells great stories, both written and verbal.
    Sara Jacobovici
    11/05/2017 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for the tag @Deborah Levine. Love your video and am excited by @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador's response. Looking forward to "seeing" the developments. As a PS, I am reading your book, The Liberatorโ€™s Daughter, on Kindle. I just wanted to share a line that moved me profoundly, "Whether an immigrant, first-generation American, or a combination of the two like me, our roots are closer to the surface and deeper in our souls than we realize." You're a great writer and storyteller Deborah, both written and verbal.
    Deborah Levine
    11/05/2017 #12 Deborah Levine
    Great idea @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador. Would my online magazine qualify as a video hosting website? That's where I anchor my podcasts: www.americandiversityreport.com
    What about a Youtube channel? #8
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    11/05/2017 #11 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #6 To everyone who would doubt of fear to appear on video, check this one. There is your hoho moment before and your haha moment after - stunning - the keynote speak demonstrate his overcome of fear while interacting with the Audience - https://www.bebee.com/producer/@stephan-metral/god-place-the-best-things-in-life-on-the-other-side-of-terror
    Tausif Mundrawala
    11/05/2017 #10 Tausif Mundrawala
    #7 Right now I am in office and we don't have access to any videos as it's being blocked by network administrators. The moment I would take break I will watch it on my phone. Sorry my friend for this inconvenience, @Deborah Levine
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    11/05/2017 #9 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    i loved @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee interview, in english, gives a more international dimension and not only spanish. The more he will do that the more journalist will relay the buzz.
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    11/05/2017 #8 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    #6 At some point you will need to build a video hosting website with your own contents. knock at my door then.
    Deborah Levine
    11/05/2017 #7 Deborah Levine
    #2 What accounts for the lack of access to video @Tausif Mundrawala?
    Deborah Levine
    11/05/2017 #6 Deborah Levine
    Thank you @stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador. I'm increasingly invested in videos and even more so in podcasts like the one I did of @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. I call it multi-dimensional writing. #3
    stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    11/05/2017 #5 stephan metral ๐Ÿ Innovative Brand Ambassador
    Shared on twitter and FB to 2000+1600.
  11. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    08/05/2017
    The shameless and the damaged
    The shameless and the damagedIt was the last consultation of a long and tedious day. Shawn presented with chronic headaches. In taking the history, I enquired how long the headaches had been present. Shawn indicated that they had been present since a traumatic time in his...
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    Ian Weinberg
    12/05/2017 #26 Ian Weinberg
    #25 Thanks for sharing your personal experience Deb. To be honest I haven't researched headache/migraine specifically in the context of deprivation. We do however know that there is a strong inflammatory component in migraine. A higher incidence of inflammation has indeed been found in people with nurture deprivation issues - this could be the link. In your case however, the family history of migraine is probably significant in regard to your headaches.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    09/05/2017 #24 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    Unfortunately, @Ian Weinberg, I just don't know who would be able to defend their sanity against this tide of events. The way these internments go, ALL humans would become triggered with rage against the institution at some point and the only outcome is to be further buried under the meds that preclude having a rational conversation to explain the utterly common reaction.

    It appears to me that we mistake psychiatric meds and their ability to tamper down personality and consciousness itself - along an easily identifiable continuum with the anesthesia meds - as helping, when in reality, we just turn the person into a just a zombie - a functioning body that has no self-awareness or ability to be responsible for self-direction.

    Utterly shameful.
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #23 Ian Weinberg
    #22 Thank you very much @Mohammed A. Jawad
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    09/05/2017 #22 Mohammed A. Jawad
    @Ian Weinberg I must say you are simply humane and so well you have exposed the agony, sufferance and escape of an oppressed person. Here's a lesson that teaches us to read human feelings with compassion, justice and trust.
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #21 Ian Weinberg
    #18 Thanks for that Marc
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #20 Ian Weinberg
    #17 Dankie Oom @Gert Scholtz . All the best.
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #19 Ian Weinberg
    #16 Thanks very much for that @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Marc Templeton
    09/05/2017 #18 Marc Templeton
    @Ian Weinberg Wow!! Completely blown away by this!! Sad that we pigeon hole everyone too quickly instead of trying to fully understand what is actually going! Thanks for a great article
    Gert Scholtz
    09/05/2017 #17 Gert Scholtz
    @Ian Weinberg I read the story, marked it relevant, and had to pause a few moments to take it all in. It is both tragic and triumphant and so well told. It reminds me of One Flew Over the Cuckooโ€™s Nest but with a different outcome and ending. Gems from you like this one will keep me reading the Writings of Weinberg again and again. Thank you Ian.
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    09/05/2017 #16 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Ian, I hit the Relevant button but the relevant isn't the right word for your piece. I wish we have the Magnificent button. :-) I was reading your post last night before going to sleep and couldn't comment before. This is so well-written, but the story itself leaves a bitter taste in the mouth. Who knows how many people are wrongfully imprisoned in psychiatric institutions because of such a law. With all due respect, but psychiatrists always make me shudder.
    Thanks for writing such an important story. I'm still under impression.
    Ian Weinberg
    09/05/2017 #15 Ian Weinberg
    #12 Thanks for sharing that @Dean Owen
    Paul Walters
    09/05/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    @Ian Weinberg Shades of "one flew over the cuckoos nest" Tragic tale well told .Thank you
    Cyndi wilkins
    09/05/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins
    If having an 'invisible friend' or talking to yourself is enough to have you institutionalized...perhaps we all should be...Despicable practice by incompetent psychiatrists...Failure of a system that has absolutely has NO knowledge of human consciousness...'Nuff said.
    Dean Owen
    09/05/2017 #12 Dean Owen
    This sounded so much like England and the experience I witnessed first hand with my brother who had similarly been institutionalised, and in and out of half-way houses and on meds all his life. I can't fathom that even now in the 21st Century, we've seen little progress in the archaic and often brutal nature with which paranoid schizophrenia is treated. Beautifully written.
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@dean-owen/tales-of-greed-love-and-schizophrenia
    Tausif Mundrawala
    09/05/2017 #11 Tausif Mundrawala
    Your buzzes make me more humble day by day because it makes you realize being a human. What else could I say? Am speechless. Hats off to you, Ian for dealing with such cases day in and out. Thanks for tagging me @Ian Weinberg
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    09/05/2017 #10 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    "no comment" should be enough of a comment.
    Harvey Lloyd
    08/05/2017 #9 Harvey Lloyd
    I could feel the rage myself. Wow
    Milos Djukic
    08/05/2017 #6 Anonymous
    #5 My pleasure @Ian Weinberg.
  12. Randall Burns

    Randall Burns

    06/05/2017
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@randall-burns/a-little-cornstarch-between-the-legs-helps-cure-the-wolf
    Randall Burns
    โ€œA little cornstarch between the legs helps cure 'The Wolf'...โ€
    www.bebee.com โ€œThe Wolfโ€, โ€œCookโ€™s Crackโ€, โ€œChefโ€™s Cheeksโ€ is an affliction that cooks get from time to time due to the long hours of standing on their feet,...
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  13. ProducerScott Craig

    Scott Craig

    15/03/2017
    From The Best You Know How
    From The Best You Know How" Nicholas" by Scott Craig sometime during 2009I spend every moment I can with my three year old step grandson. He has become my entire world. I pretty much raised him as my own son the first few years of his life. I never had any...
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    Vincent Andrew
    02/05/2017 #3 Vincent Andrew
    Count your blessings as they say. This is a buzz right from the heart. Thanks for sharing @Scott Craig.
    Scott Craig
    15/03/2017 #2 Scott Craig
    #166 Thank you sir.
    Pascal Derrien
    15/03/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    a nice article as you know I am not sure I suscribe to the divine intervention you mention but I support well written articles written from the heart :-)
  14. ProducerDonna Wood

    Donna Wood

    29/04/2017
    Fear is a Terrible Roommate
    Fear is a Terrible RoommateFor many years, I kept the details of my personal life to myself. I never wanted that vulnerability to show, because in the world I grew up, the mantra was show no weakness; show no mercy.There are millions of people in the world who share the same...
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    Donna Wood
    30/04/2017 #17 Donna Wood
    #13 It's carried me a lot of years now too, @Carla Taylor!
    Donna Wood
    30/04/2017 #16 Donna Wood
    #12 Thank you for your kind words, and for sharing @debasish majumder!
    Donna Wood
    30/04/2017 #15 Donna Wood
    #7 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici. I don't know any other way to write, except in pure honesty.
    Donna Wood
    30/04/2017 #14 Donna Wood
    #5 Thank you for reading and commenting. One day, you will kick down that wall and the whole world will change for the better!
    Carla Taylor
    30/04/2017 #13 Carla Taylor
    @Donna Wood - this is my favorite quote that has carried me and guided me for years! Be the light!
    debasish majumder
    30/04/2017 #12 debasish majumder
    Excellent insight @Donna wood! enjoyed such enriching post and shared. thank you for sharing such lovely post.
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    29/04/2017 #11 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Fear has always been my roommate. Fear of failing... Fear of success... Fear of being powerless... Fear of being powerful... Fear of just about everything. Fear is the Boogyman. Thank you for this post
    Harvey Lloyd
    29/04/2017 #10 Harvey Lloyd
    You know fear is a brand that we seem to gravitate to, you certainly placed the brand in perspective. Good perspective and insights.
    Hervรฉ Sabattier
    29/04/2017 #9 Hervรฉ Sabattier
    Fear isn't that terrible... As all emotions, it's a question of knowing how to tame it. Fear, sadness and joy are my preferred ones and I try to avoid pain and anger as much as I can. I didn't know disgust that I experiencing at the moment. Suprisingly, it's more tasty than I was expecting...
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/04/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    A must read by @Donna Wood.
    Sara Jacobovici
    29/04/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    Well done @Donna Wood, from every point of view; your talent and ability for writing, for being a courageous and (as @Shelly Brown writes) honest storyteller, for being the light. Thank you Donna. A privilege to have read your share.
    Shelley Brown
    29/04/2017 #5 Shelley Brown
    @Donna Wood I don't even have adequate words for how much this story pierced my soul. I shook my head with understanding, held my breath with relatability and tears of hope and sadness welled up in my eyes. Beautifully written piece. Hits very close to home. It's amazing how "awful" can be comforting when it's what you know. The light is becoming my roommate more and more. I would love to kick that wall of fear to crumbles! Thank you for your honesty.
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    29/04/2017 #4 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    #3 perfect! thank you, you as well @Donna Wood!
    Donna Wood
    29/04/2017 #3 Donna Wood
    #2 Me too! Happy Saturday!
    Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    29/04/2017 #2 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
    true, I rather share my room with the loving version!
  15. ProducerTausif Mundrawala
    The Deprived Angels of this Universe - Street Urchins
    The Deprived Angels of this Universe - Street UrchinsHutment and squalor become life for the dwellers of this universe. Outcast from the society in general and the sole claimer of castaway clothes knows how harsh this life could be for them. Never once did they complain or cursed their fate for their...
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    Tausif Mundrawala
    01/05/2017 #35 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you once again @Kata Rina for reading and liking this buzz.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/04/2017 #34 Tausif Mundrawala
    #31 What else could these deprived angels ask for then the prayers of a kind person like you, @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher. Our heart would wrench by witnessing their plight.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/04/2017 #33 Tausif Mundrawala
    #30 Thank you so much my friend, @debasish majumder for reading and liking this buzz. I am elated.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/04/2017 #32 Tausif Mundrawala
    #29 They have endured harshest of conditions which seems unbearable to a human being. I appreciate your kind words and am thankful to you for reading, liking and sharing this buzz my friend, @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #31 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    What a moving story @Tausif Mundrawala. Life really isn't fair. It sounds as though they make the best of their situation but deserve so much more. This has always been an issue to me, seeing class division. Maybe if the news focused more on real stories that affect so many humans around the globe, well possibly mindsets would change too. I don't know the answers but it's hard to hear of people who work so hard just to survive. You brought light to a real human situation, thank you so much for sharing this story. I wish them both their angel wings while still here on earth :))
    debasish majumder
    28/04/2017 #30 debasish majumder
    nice tale! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the post @Tausif Mundrawala.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    28/04/2017 #29 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Life takes on so many faces and this is an example of young lives enduring so many struggles just to survive. An unfortunate tale, but beautiful story, @Tausif Mundrawala.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #28 Tausif Mundrawala
    #26 Those who goes through pain know how does it feel to endure that excruciating bitter pill. I am emphatic with those who have been through a lot. As somewhere or the other every individual goes through it. Even I have been through a lot. But the strength gained is unmatchable to all kinds of strong material available in the world. I am elated to know what you felt of this buzz.

    Thank you so much once again my friend,@Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen   Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    27/04/2017 #26 Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee
    #20 I love the story. You are a fine storyteller. Such blind hope evidenced through childhood play caused me sadness, which is why I didn't comment. We loose such hope as time goes on. Play can no longer refresh us.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #25 Tausif Mundrawala
    #24 Yes I know him very well. What an example, Sir?
    siraj shaik
    27/04/2017 #24 siraj shaik
    @Tausif Mundrawala Sometimes out of blues someone reaches in support.. and fulfill the not only the one who keeps on dreams, but also those who may not.. There are many in various fields, just an example about One from region you are well aware of is "Jackie Shroff" (urf jackie da - bhidu).
    siraj shaik
    27/04/2017 #21 siraj shaik
    @Tausif Mundrawala you have taken the stage.. Learning from the ways of your expressions makes me more inquisitive to keep following your informative awareness ways.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #20 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you my friend @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee for reading and liking this buzz. I invite you to comment on this story though you being a wonderful story teller. Please let me know what you think?
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #19 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you so much Sir @siraj shaik For reading and liking my buzz. You have always been supportive. I am elated.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #17 Tausif Mundrawala
    #16 To be very honest I am worried about them not being schooled and I always persuade Tahameena to send her kids to school. But this poor mother hardly makes ends meet and she couldn't afford to educate them. It wrecks my heart to see these kids devoid of education. You made this buzz more special because I have not received such a wonderful feedback. Thank you so much once again, @Lisa Vanderburg
    Lisa Vanderburg
    27/04/2017 #16 Lisa Vanderburg
    The beauty of this tale @Tausif Mundrawala is that these 'urchins' (such an adorable word!) choose to see wonder in such a harsh world they live in. It's as if have instinctively understood that life is a moment-to-moment existence; they have decided to see magic, see love, see playfulness and find joy in a life that is fraught with danger, termination or pain - an art that's quite lost to most 1st worlder-kids. You've written this with such empathy and NO pity - which makes Pappu and his friends revered! Breath-taking, thank you Tausif!
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #15 Tausif Mundrawala
    I would even like to thank my friends, @John White, MBA, @Laurent Boscherini, @Gert Scholtz, @David B. Grinberg, @Kevin Baker and of course our king bee @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee. I am elated.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #14 Tausif Mundrawala
    Thank you so much my friend, @Milos Djukic for reading, liking and sharing this buzz with our fellow bees.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    27/04/2017 #13 Tausif Mundrawala
    #11 It's a real story and I know them. But I agree with you on all aspects. Thanks for reading, commenting and liking this buzz my friend, @Devesh ๐Ÿ Bhatt
  16. ProducerIan Weinberg

    Ian Weinberg

    26/04/2017
    Inspire
    InspireA true story. Not for the faint-hearted!Iโ€™m sitting here alone in my consulting suite. My back is aching as well as my hands, after a grueling ten hour surgical list. On my screen is the MRI scan of a patient whose brain tumor was successfully...
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    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #59 Ian Weinberg
    #57 Thanks for that @Tausif Mundrawala
    Tausif Mundrawala
    28/04/2017 #58 Tausif Mundrawala
    We can aspire to inspire. Wow! I have been postponing reading this wonderful buzz by clicking to it but due to some work I couldn't finish it. Today I made it a point to finish it somehow or the other. You have proved that doctors are like angels for those who needs to undergo treatment on urgent basis. I was totally immersed in each and every word as the entire setting and situation sprang back to life the way it happened. The last paragraph of this buzz was motivational enough. You described very well the kinds of people who needs better care.

    I am glad that I fulfilled the promise made to myself and thanks for sharing this fantastic buzz with us, @Ian Weinberg
    Tricia Mitchell
    28/04/2017 #57 Tricia Mitchell
    #54 you're welcome @Ian Weinberg thank you for giving us a window into your wisdom.
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #56 Ian Weinberg
    #55 Thanks very much for the kind words @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    28/04/2017 #55 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    A life changing read in many ways. In terms of people and the need to help others and ourselves. I did cry when I read how you met that 10 year old girl now a women cherishing the life you helped her to continue living. Doctors are in many ways God. A faith that can make or break us. "Aspire to inspire by walking the walk" a fantastic message to take away. Thank you @Ian Weinberg I see that you are a caring human, an outstanding surgeon and hope and pray for more surgeons like you out there. The world needs more doctors with the heart to give than just with the need to take as is the case in most places in the current medical world.

    A standing ovation at your smartness and blessed heart. Thank you
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #54 Ian Weinberg
    #52 Thanks for that Tricia. I'll check it out.
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #53 Ian Weinberg
    #51 Thanks for that @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher Maximize on the good stuff and do what you can for others, but ensure your own gratification needs are also met! Best wishes.
    Tricia Mitchell
    28/04/2017 #52 Tricia Mitchell
    Wow @Ian Weinberg what a beautiful piece you've written here and an amazing conclusion. My own path of auto-immune antibodies and lack of an answer from medics led me on a journey of discovery towards a biopsychosocial model of dis-ease via energy psychology practices (starting with Reiki & Emotional Freedom Techniques, to arrive at META-Health (a scientific framework, that has its foundations in German New Medicine, which details emotions & beliefs specific to organ tissues & the corresponding brain layer the organ tissue relays to) & mBraining coaching - the cardiac, enteric, cephalic, reproductive brains & ANS intelligence). I totally get the significant life event preceding dis-ease you write about that creates the bio-logical conflict. Different paths & expertise, yet the same illuminating conclusion. I believe my clients are my teachers & reflect what I need to learn/heal within me.Your work sounds absolutely fascinating. I mention META-Health as it may interest you. Here's Dr Anton Bader (he can read a brain scan and tell what the biological conflict is, which organ tissue & if it's active or resolved) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H5WR6RKrJKg
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/04/2017 #51 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    I was moved to tears reading this @Ian Weinberg. What a wonderful man and surgeon you are. I can't imagine the times you worked so hard and fate didn't want to cooperate. I'm sure those are the times you remember the most. How enlightening to read the story of the 10 year old who you met much later in life. I think your meeting was meant to be. I love how you ended your story, "And we can't control everything and fix things to conform to our own expectations. But one thing we can always do โ€ฆ. we can aspire to inspire!" I agree and honestly, this is something I've been working on. It comes easy at times and other times depending on what we are going through we need to be self aware. My husband is going through a tough time right now for various reasons. I have been trying hard to inspire him and pamper him because he needs it. I hope it helps. Inspiring story!
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #50 Ian Weinberg
    #48 Thanks again @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich for sharing important insights.
    Ian Weinberg
    28/04/2017 #49 Ian Weinberg
    #47 Thanks Melissa
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    28/04/2017 #48 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    I have to reiterate the awe-inspiring accolades - this is such a well-crafted piece of writing. In each human life there is a time and place for the intricate processes and procedure that contemporary medicine excels in, as well as a time and a place to learn to use our thinking equipment to support our own best healing and life outcomes.

    The highly skilled and exhaustively intense work that you perform, @Ian Weinberg, is so tremendously necessary in times of acute trauma, but even with coaching, it is up to the owner of the brain to decide how to regard this episode of their life. As gruelingly hard as those hours of surgery clearly were, your life-saving work is a tiny fraction of someone's life. If they don't cherish their own life and reinforce this belief with their consistent thought processes there is a risk that their body won't be able to fully heal if they cannot learn to live in a calm, relaxed, and grateful parasympathetic state.

    The more we open up to just how much influence our thoughts have on the efficient functioning of our immune system, via the ways we stress ourselves with limiting and self-defeating thoughts, the more we can pair up the skills of medical interventions with the appropriate mindset needed to ensure our body can devote all required resources to healing during a crisis.

    Bravo!
    Melissa Hefferman
    28/04/2017 #47 Anonymous
    Woah, snarly isn't a common word and I used it in a festering thought in my brain and World yesterday... there is something here for me to learn, yes, and your scientific approach does wonders for ones reflective understanding. "Itโ€™s not about being driven to changing other people. Itโ€™s about applying those changes to yourself." Inspiring, you are, THANK YOU! *clapping*
    Ian Weinberg
    27/04/2017 #46 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Thanks very much @Jerry Fletcher
    Jerry Fletcher
    27/04/2017 #45 Jerry Fletcher
    Ian, I am in awe.

    I thought, what would a brain surgeon write about. Now I know. I thought, what else intrigues a man poking inside of heads. Now I know. I thought, will there be a connection. Now, I know.

    A brain surgeon can write about the troubles of the soul. A brain surgeon can be intrigued with how thoughts and beliefs can physically heal or maim. A brain surgeon can shed light on matters we seldom glimpse and find the words that can make them visible to the rest of us. Thank you.
    Ian Weinberg
    27/04/2017 #44 Ian Weinberg
    #42 Thanks Robert
    Ian Weinberg
    27/04/2017 #43 Ian Weinberg
    #41 Thanks very much for that Aaron
    Robert Cormack
    27/04/2017 #42 Robert Cormack
    Profound experiences, @Ian Weinberg, and to think thirty years ago, the mortality and morbidity rates for such cases was so high. There are miracles, and it's interesting to see they're manmade instead of "heaven sent." Good piece and very inspiring. Thanks.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    27/04/2017 #41 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    WOW! Outstanding post @Ian Weinberg! I spent a bit of my time as a medic. I loved my time spent in that profession as the field of medicine has always intrigued me. I was one who, however, "preferred" a trauma call over a general medical. Preferred is the wrong word really, I hated to see people hurt, but as a Medic, trauma's were somewhat easier to manage for me anyway. Thankfully my regular partner was the opposite, as she preferred the general medical calls.

    Anyway, this is a great story. You touch on a great point about recovery and dealing with injury in this piece Ian. I am often amazed at how attitude and our ability to manage emotions can impact our health and well-being. Your spot on, that's up to the individual to choose and not you. I went through an executive leadership coaching session recently with a small cohort and the phrase "Aspire to Inspire" was used by our coaches. The phrase is so applicable, regardless of our "field" of work.

    Well done Sir, very well done!
    Royce Shook
    27/04/2017 #40 Royce Shook
    Thank you for your uplifting story and your skills. My wife had Brain surgery two years ago and I appreciate the skills needed to do this job.
  17. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    03/04/2017
    You know you're Canadian when...
    You know you're Canadian when...Another Installment of "Tales from Paradise", Pt.-3ย  ย "Paradise is a state of mind..." ย ย ย  ย I've enjoyed competing in Culinary competitions for years so I was excited and preparing for the up and coming Cayman Islands Salon Culinaire in 2006....
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    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/04/2017 #22 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #21 Great quote!!
    Randall Burns
    05/04/2017 #21 Randall Burns
    #20 Absolutely @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, I think that's everyone's life. One of my favorite quotes by John Lennon;

    "Life is what happens to you while you're busy making other plans"
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    05/04/2017 #20 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #18 Great point about everything going as planned.. those stories can be boring depending on the type of story!! I don't think much goes as planned in my life. That's life, right?! ;-)
    Melissa Hefferman
    04/04/2017 #19 Anonymous
    #15 haha Do you know my mom, you must that's what she says.LOL Truth be told, I'm watching sunsets until I see a green flash then I will know I can return to the land of Northern Lights! :) Have an awesome week, make sonething scrumptious!
    Randall Burns
    04/04/2017 #18 Randall Burns
    Thank You @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher , always great to hear from you. if you were hoping that it wasn't going to fall then you already knew that it was going to, (your intuition was already there). It is a matter of perspective but I don't think it would be as good of a story, or a message, if it didn't fall. Makes me think about how many great stories I've missed out on because everything went well and "as planned".
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    04/04/2017 #17 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Wow great story, great attitude @Randall Burns. I bet the Conch Shell was beautiful but she smashed! I was reading this and hoping I wouldn't hear that it fell.. glad you still had a great time and didn't let it ruin your day!!
    Randall Burns
    04/04/2017 #16 Randall Burns
    #13 Thanks @Dean Owen, I always appreciate your feedback. Harbin is reputed to be the world's largest Ice/Snow festival in the world, would love to see that, another item for my bucket list.
    Randall Burns
    04/04/2017 #15 Randall Burns
    #12 Thanks for your kind response @Melissa Hefferman I can assure you that Canada misses you too, hasn't been the same since you left.
    Randall Burns
    04/04/2017 #14 Randall Burns
    #11 @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr , Thanks Buddy! Is that possibly a little touch of Newfy accent I'm hearing in your response? Aren't chainsaws just too much fun?
    Dean Owen
    04/04/2017 #13 Dean Owen
    I am in awe of your talent! I do hope you get a chance to see (or even participate) in the annual Harbin Ice Festival:
    http://edition.cnn.com/2017/01/09/travel/harbin-winter-festival-china/
    Melissa Hefferman
    04/04/2017 #12 Anonymous
    Ice sculpting!!!! Awesome! My snowmen were sculptures to my young Canadian eyes. Oh home sweet home I miss you. Though I suppose home is wherever I am and really, San Diego's sunshine is its own slice of paradise for now for certain. Loved this!!! Your pen sculpts things too! :)
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    04/04/2017 #11 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Randall Burns Ah Jeez my son, what a beauty Husqy. You must have ripped it up some good! Great story again. Reminded me of my dad, he ran a sawmill, and the first chainsaw he introduced me to back in the early '60s. Seven freakin' hp!!! Sounded like a Zero diving on to the Indianapolis!
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    04/04/2017 #10 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #9 I remember watching! Yeah, from memory, I thought they opened Strange Brew with The Great White North in the background too . . .

    Regardless, those guys were hilarious. I still LMAO when I watch that show. It never gets old.

    Being from MN and knowing many Canadians, I always felt a sort of kinship with our friends to the north.

    I may have to watch a few episodes of SCTV via the Internet tonight. A laugh would do me good ๐Ÿ˜‰.
    Randall Burns
    04/04/2017 #9 Randall Burns
    #7 Thanks for the great feedback @Sara Jacobovici, @Kevin Pashuk, @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    - Great version of "Oh Canada", I had to stand up in my office while watching. :-)
    - Sthil's are excellent saws! The title photo is actually from the 'SCTV" show, Canada's answer to SNL, a regular sketch that they did, (Bob and Doug McKenzie), called "The Great White North", was the predecessor to "Strange Brew". Note, this was "back in the day" when they could still smoke and drink beer on TV, LMAO!! A lot of Canadian actors got their start on "SCTV", Martin Short, John Candy, Dan Aykryod, just to name a few, hilarious show.
    Randall Burns
    04/04/2017 #8 Randall Burns
    #4 Thanks for the shares @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, I appreciate that.
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/04/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    @Randall Burns writes, "I like sculpting; chocolate, lard, wood and ice and although it had been a few years since I had done any ice carvings I was looking forward to this event."
    Sara Jacobovici
    03/04/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    Yes, i agree with all, @Randall Burns; you are a great storyteller, mood music and all! Love your attitude towards your sculpture falling. Love your story of the beer encounter with a fellow Canadian, eh. Love the diversity of images and sounds and how you pulled it all together. Please keep sharing your stories. Hope you enjoy this Vancouver version of O'Canada. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fc3OO0IUPjE
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    03/04/2017 #5 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    @Randall Burns, I'm a Sthil guy myself, but that Husky is a no doubt a good saw. The closest I've come to ice sculpting was cutting my dock free after leaving town for week at thanksgiving. I came home to find it locked into six inches of ice. . .

    "My brother, he's a genuis eh!"

    Being a Minnesota farm kid and one who's dad had a sawmill, I can relate to "haven't we all. . ." In both contexts ๐Ÿ˜‰.

    Loved the Strange Brew intro photo! Great story Randall!
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    03/04/2017 #4 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    Great canadian bees !!! I love them ALL !!! thanks @Randall Burns for sharing your stories with us ! sharing right now !!!
    Kevin Pashuk
    03/04/2017 #3 Kevin Pashuk
    Randall is a master story teller... and he's Canadian! Two of my favourite things!
  18. ProducerRandall Burns

    Randall Burns

    27/03/2017
    "The Truffle Incident"
    "The Truffle Incident"Itโ€™s 1985; Iโ€™m living in Toronto, a culinary and cosmopolitan metropolis. Iโ€™m a cook, (Chef de Partie position), at a fine dining French restaurant and Iโ€™m enjoying it, Cooking great food and constantly learning on a daily basis.ย  ย The restaurant...
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    Randall Burns
    22/04/2017 #30 Randall Burns
    #29 Yes you do! :-) Thanks for reading and commenting @Lyon Brave
    Lyon Brave
    22/04/2017 #29 Lyon Brave
    I want to try a Truffle!
    Randall Burns
    03/04/2017 #28 Randall Burns
    Thanks @Javier ๐Ÿ beBee, you have a great day as well! :-)
    Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    03/04/2017 #27 Javier ๐Ÿ beBee
    @Randall Burns this is a great buzz ! Many thanks for sharing it on beBee. Have a great day !
    Dean Owen
    30/03/2017 #26 Dean Owen
    #25 I will convert you from beans on toast! Once you taste shirako (Cod fish sperm sacks), lightly fried in a tempura batter, you'll never go back!
    Paul Walters
    30/03/2017 #25 Paul Walters
    #2 @Dean Owen Ah, pass me a little more of the Akimo Dean San ... yes the monkfish liver, drizzled in reindeer dribble . Oh you foodies , to what lengths will you go ?
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    30/03/2017 #24 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #20 Yes, @Ken Boddie is the leader of the pack.
    Randall Burns
    29/03/2017 #23 Randall Burns
    #22 Cheers @Phil Friedman!! (that'll be 2 toonies and a loonie buddy!)
    Phil Friedman
    29/03/2017 #22 Phil Friedman
    #21 Truffles do that... as do your lyric vision and prose. Have a Molson on me, and send me the tab. Cheers!
    Randall Burns
    29/03/2017 #21 Randall Burns
    #18 LMAO! thanks @Phil Friedman, I just responded to @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman about the "poets" coming out
    Randall Burns
    29/03/2017 #20 Randall Burns
    #17 HaHa! Thank You @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman, i appreciate it, I don't know why but the "poets" seem to be coming out. Did you see @Ken Boddie 's great comment?
    Randall Burns
    29/03/2017 #19 Randall Burns
    #16 Thanks for the positive feedback @Paul Walters and @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr, I appreciate it, glad you liked it
    Phil Friedman
    29/03/2017 #18 Phil Friedman
    Randall, in your honor and that of my spiritual home, Taranna:

    A truffle's not a trifle,

    With an appetite to stifle.

    Though you never need a rifle,

    To hunt around for thy fill.

    Thanks for the neat story. And cheers!
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    29/03/2017 #17 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Well, you certainly grabbed by attention. I have had truffles but I don't believe my enjoyment can compare to your delightful experience.

    A few lovely truffles
    my senses ruffled
    I long to savor
    their exquisite flavor
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    29/03/2017 #16 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Randall Burns loved this piece. Great story and thanks for sharing.
    Paul Walters
    29/03/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Randall Burns great piece,,,, thank you
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    28/03/2017 #14 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    #11 I saw a program on TV last yr and I do know one place they grow and people are very territorial over them.. Oregon. I'm sure they grow in other States too but that show came to mind. Glad you enjoyed my comment lol.
    Randall Burns
    28/03/2017 #13 Randall Burns
    #9 Thanks @Ken Boddie, HaHa! nice poem buddy!
    Randall Burns
    28/03/2017 #12 Randall Burns
    #7 Thank You @Sara Jacobovici for your wonderful feedback, I appreciate it
    Randall Burns
    28/03/2017 #11 Randall Burns
    #5 Food porn @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher, LMAO!!! Thank you so much for your feedback, I can't think of a better compliment. :-) I'm in Northern Alberta, unfortunately I'm not familiar with any restaurants in the cities that you mention but I'm sure that fresh truffles will present themselves to you one day
  19. ProducerAaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    On My Knees
    On My Knees"There I was, on my knees. I was holding a child upright with one hand, while feeding her with a spoon in my other. There I was, sobbing." Iโ€™ve written or at least commented about an accident I had. It was 1999. April 28th, 1999 shortly after...
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    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    20/03/2017 #54 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #53 That is a wonderful way of thinking about it @CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit. Furthermore, I love that you shared with me "Metanoia", a new word to me, but an accurate one. Thank you so much for this thoughtful and kind comment.
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    16/03/2017 #53 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    It is peculiar how things work in life for if you had highlighted "On My Knees" I would have clicked it but I did not see the link on the word "here". I am glad I did not because I read material here as a part of my learning journey and allow myself to virtually travel and having read the first piece, that virtual travel gravitated me towards the being of Alyn Shannon.

    You might say that you have never met her, but you have, your spirit has. No matter how many children we pick and feed there is a limit to how many people we can touch unless we are equipped with great spiritual dimension. When you mention Mother Theresa, here is a woman with spiritual dimension that multiplies a million fold larger than mine - she came into the world as that being.

    So did you in your dimension except it took the accident to release that spiritual dimension within you. We don't know this until that shell has broken, it is quite possible that if I had such an accident that I might discover that my life was an outer image which was greater than my inner spiritual dimension - but I don't know that because I have not been through that. What I do know from my sojourns and learnings is that what you have experienced doe have a word for it and it is most important word :

    Metanoia
    http://soulpainter.com/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/08/Metanoia.jpg

    Yet your buzz is not just about metanoia, there is also serendipity involved, because as I followed up on the story of Alyn Shannon, I also discover her deep of love of motorcycles and her Harley Softail. This story I know because I read the piece on her niece in which she speaks of the one person who deeply inspired her (her aunt Alyn) http://www.antiquemotorcycle.org/index.php?mact=News,cntnt01,detail,0&cntnt01articleid=85&cntnt01returnid=97 As I see it, your mission began not just with God but also, like Alyn, with a motorcycle.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    12/03/2017 #50 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #49 I can understand @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams, no apology needed. I think we need to choose to see the good. I believe there is more good out there than we see. Especially considering the 2 min media cycle and focus on the "sensational". What would the perspective be if the "nightly news" (or morning, or midday) flipped the amount of time spent on attention getting, negative, sensational stories, with the amount of time spent on the positive and uplifting stories (which seems to get the last 90 seconds of the six-o-clock news). . .? I wonder. . .

    Remember, each of has the power to choose to lead by that example you mention.

    thanks so much for joining the conversation, I do appreciate it Pamela!
    Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    11/03/2017 #49 Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams
    How can we be the nation we are right now? So focused on having more and more, turning our backs on humanity. I weep for the beautiful faces in the video, for the beautiful children you helped care for. Why Aaron, is our bountiful nation becoming a separated angry mob when there are entire nations like Haiti whose children can find such joy in just having or even being splashed with clean water. And yet we want more, more, more; it's a sickness. Though I no longer call myself a christian; the video illustrated what I was taught was Christianity, not the judgmental, hate filled, selfish crap I witness in too many in this country. Sorry for the soapbox; I'm just not taking what's happening in my country well.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    09/03/2017 #48 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #42 Indeed we do @Ivette K. Caballero! I am so glad you found inspiration.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    09/03/2017 #47 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #41 It certainly had an effect on my perspective Sandra. Thank you!
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    09/03/2017 #46 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #40 I am so happy this touched you @Rod Loader, thank you for the kind words my friend.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    09/03/2017 #45 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #39 I appreciate that @Jan Stephens. I often think; we plan, God laughs. . .
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    09/03/2017 #44 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #38 That feeling is mutual my dear friend @Jason Versey. Thanks so much!
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    09/03/2017 #43 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #37 Thank you so very much @Shelley Brown!
    Ivette K. Caballero
    09/03/2017 #42 Ivette K. Caballero
    Very inspiring stories! Thank you @Aaron for sharing this part of your life and for sharing what a powerful God we have!
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    09/03/2017 #41 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    Bless you...We take for granted so many things, complain about things that others in the world would be grateful for... my boy is 2.5 but always wears a size bigger... I could not imagine him being the size he was at 18 months now - impossible to even fathom. No wonder you were devastated... I hope you were able to nourish her back to some semblance of health...
    Rod Loader
    08/03/2017 #40 Rod Loader
    Waht a difference God makes @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen, both in your life and through your life. By reaching out to touch the lives of the children, you have touched our lives. None of us will be the same. Thank you. Now I can wipe away the tears.
    Jan Stephens
    08/03/2017 #39 Anonymous
    There are no words to express my emotions when reading this. I looked forward to hearing about your Haiti trip but did not expect my response to this.
    I can only echo Shelley's comments: aching and powerful.
    God works in funny ways; he saved you to bring you to those babies and to bring this story to us.
    Jason Versey
    08/03/2017 #38 Jason Versey
    Extremely powerful and emotional post my dear friend. All your stories touch my heart but this one moved me to tears. Thank you my friend. I love your heart and the lessons it often teaches me. ~JV
    Shelley Brown
    08/03/2017 #37 Shelley Brown
    @Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen I hung onto every word almost breathes with chills and now tears. God is so good and I am so grateful you survived that horrible accident and you are alive with a heart so full and yet so broken for those babies. Thank you for going to Haiti. Thank you for doing the work God wants us to do. You shined out God's light through these words for me this morning and I am so grateful. What a beautiful, aching powerful story.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    07/03/2017 #36 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #35 Thank you so much @debasish majumder!
    debasish majumder
    07/03/2017 #35 debasish majumder
    Excellent share! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share@Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    07/03/2017 #34 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich and @Pamela ๐Ÿ Williams. One of you asked me to give you a heads-up when I published something new. :-), I hope you enjoy.
    Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    07/03/2017 #33 Aaron ๐Ÿ Skogen
    #28 Don't underestimate the power you have @Joyce ๐Ÿ Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee. See my reply to Phil (so I don't repeat myself), and I'd add to that with my second favorite quote from Mother Theresa "Be faithful in small things, because it is in them that your strength lies". We will indeed have a chorus!
  20. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    26/02/2017
    Lines in the Sand:  Part IV Outlasting Excellence Robert D. "Bob" Anderson
    Lines in the Sand: Part IV Outlasting Excellence Robert D. "Bob" Andersonโ€œThe greatest use of a life is to spend it on something that will outlast it.โ€ --William James โ€œEvery job is a self-portrait of the person who did it. Autograph your work with excellence.โ€ --Betty M. Nelson For those of you who...
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    Cyndi wilkins
    06/03/2017 #11 Cyndi wilkins
    Like you said @Joel Anderson...That journey of a thousand miles begins with one step...I'm glad our paths keep crossing;-) So many of the writers I have connected with here, (far too many to name) have had an enormous impact on me in terms of facing the complexities of the challenges I have recently been affected by...Sharing our stories with each other has incredible healing power... igniting our compassion for ourselves and each other....accelerating our learning...living our lives doing the right things because they are the right things to do despite adversity...That takes a great deal of courage that is strengthened by numbers...I'm reminded of a metaphor a friend shared with me recently...One stick cannot stand alone, but lean three sticks together and you have a teepee;-)
    Joel Anderson
    06/03/2017 #10 Joel Anderson
    Thank your @Sara Jacobovici, @debasish majumder, @Gert Scholtz, @Cyndi wilkins and @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich for being lines that have intertwined with mine. your influence is amazing. All the best and keep making a difference: one line, one person, one connection, on step at a time.
    debasish majumder
    05/03/2017 #9 debasish majumder
    if father is an excellent axiom then i guess, son will eventually become an epitome equally to be followed and admired by many. we truly lack the continuance of such envied legacy. excellent post. enjoyed read. thank you for such Great share @Joel Anderson View more
    if father is an excellent axiom then i guess, son will eventually become an epitome equally to be followed and admired by many. we truly lack the continuance of such envied legacy. excellent post. enjoyed read. thank you for such Great share @Joel Anderson. Close
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/03/2017 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson writes: "When I started down the path of Lines in the Sand and then Part II and III, I wanted to share a personal journey that was and is reflective of the sands of life, their snap shots and moments in time. The influencing nature of lines that affect us all; lines that are permanent, lines that change, messy lines, and yes those that ebb and flow and impact the choices each of us have in using them with compassion and to advantage." A must read son's tribute to his father.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/03/2017 #7 Sara Jacobovici
    A wonderful tribute @Joel Anderson; beautifully written, beautifully told. As @Milos Djukic writes, "A great person deserves no less".
    Joel Anderson
    01/03/2017 #6 Joel Anderson
    #5 @Gert Scholtz Thanks for the comment. He was indeed.
    Gert Scholtz
    01/03/2017 #5 Gert Scholtz
    @Joel Anderson A precious post of a wise and compassionate man that was your father.
    Joel Anderson
    01/03/2017 #4 Joel Anderson
    #3 Thank you @Cyndi wilkins And to you also. Keep making a difference.
    Cyndi wilkins
    28/02/2017 #3 Cyndi wilkins
    Thank you for sharing these precious threads to the wonderful memories of your father...I will savior each one in good time...for now you have left his footprint on my heart;-) Blessings to you @Joel Anderson View more
    Thank you for sharing these precious threads to the wonderful memories of your father...I will savior each one in good time...for now you have left his footprint on my heart;-) Blessings to you @Joel Anderson... Close
    Joel Anderson
    27/02/2017 #2 Joel Anderson
    #1 Thanks @Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich your words mean so much. Travel on I will and marvel in the interactions that shape, mold and characterize the lines and treasures along our collective journeys. All my best and thank you again.
    Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    26/02/2017 #1 Deb ๐Ÿ Helfrich
    A perfectly painted portrait of Bob Anderson, Joel. I feel honored to make his acquaintance, even in this distant manner.

    It all comes down to the how we interact with our fellow travelers in life, and you had a chance to apprentice with a master. It shines through in every word you write. Your father left his signature character to you, to carry on that priceless legacy of treasuring the interactions of life as the world's most precious resource.
  21. ProducerGraham๐Ÿ Edwards
    Stories from around the fire...
    Stories from around the fire...There is something about an open fire that transcends the dancing flame and the inviting smell; it beckons the memories of countless fires through the ages where people huddled for warmth, safety, a sense of community, and with the invitation for...
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    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    01/03/2017 #5 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #3 Thanks for the comment @๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams. We would have mixed you a fine martini. I will say "hi" for you.
    Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    01/03/2017 #4 Graham๐Ÿ Edwards
    #1 Thanks for your kind words @Sara Jacobovici! Don't forget the open flame... it is mesmerizing.
    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    21/02/2017 #3 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    "Our life is our story. Make it the best one you can and share it over an open fire ! "

    This story you share with your dad. I just pictured myself sitting there with you guys and listening to all the knowledge being passed down generations after generations.

    Such a warm buzz Thank you @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards Say hi to your dad ๐Ÿค—
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards writes about "the stories of the past and our histories that transcended the flame."
    Sara Jacobovici
    21/02/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Beautifully written, beautifully told @Graham๐Ÿ Edwards. They do say that the sense of smell and memories are strongly connected. Thanks for sharing both!
  22. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    12/02/2017
    Have I Left My Schizophrenic Teddy Behind?
    Have I Left My Schizophrenic Teddy Behind?Itโ€™s raining umbrellas today and the corridor is suddenly very greyNever been there before so I thought maybe it should be that wayI was expecting it to be creepy but it turns out to be kind of funnyYet I donโ€™t understand how the air has become so...
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    rene pontaza
    16/02/2017 #37 rene pontaza
    Thanks good that I have you
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #36 Pascal Derrien
    #32 thanks @Cyndi wilkins the ultimate question after all ? :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #35 Pascal Derrien
    #34@Aleta Curry I am not so sure about that one but thanks so much for saying so :-)
    Aleta Curry
    13/02/2017 #34 Aleta Curry
    High schoolers may well be trying to figure out what this means 20 years from now.
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #33 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    #31 When you're a star, you gotta learn to run with the big boys.
    Cyndi wilkins
    12/02/2017 #32 Cyndi wilkins
    "Where to from here, is it the final pier where you end up your human career?" Excellent question...This one leaves you scratching your head...in a good way;-)
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #31 Pascal Derrien
    #30 thanks @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman practice makes perfect ... oh gosh the pressure :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    12/02/2017 #30 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    Awesome piece, Pascal. Your writing gets better and better, IMO, as it leaves the reader eagerly waiting for your next post.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #28 many thanks @debasish majumder for reading and saying so :-)
    debasish majumder
    12/02/2017 #28 debasish majumder
    lovely share @Pascal Derrien! enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 speaking of education can you stop spamming my thread with comments which have nothing to do with the topic, can you delete them please
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    12/02/2017 #23 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    #21 Slร inte agad-sa @Pascal Derrien
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #18 hmm thanks for reading I cannot ask for anything more :-) @Sara Jacobovici :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #21 Pascal Derrien
    #20 Cheers & sante @Don ๐Ÿ Kerr !!!
    Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    12/02/2017 #20 Don ๐Ÿ Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien Would it help if I raised a dram of 'Writers Tears' in your honour? Well done friend.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #19 Sara Jacobovici
    @Pascal Derrien writes beyond words.
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #18 Sara Jacobovici
    I can not add much to what has already been written @Pascal Derrien. The piece transports me and the music is a seamless attachment. Thanks for sharing your writing.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 @Phil Friedman oh gosh I am not sure it is all.... that :-) but the article seems to have its own dynamic, I actually had not planned to write this at all, it came up yesterday evening. Many thanks for the kind words
    Phil Friedman
    12/02/2017 #16 Phil Friedman
    If you read enough, from time to time, you'll come across a piece that's really striking and which reaches into your being to grab your spirit by the throat. This is one of those times, and this piece by Pascal Derrien does just that. I highly recommend you read it, but not try to decipher it. Instead, accept it at face value. For it will then be what you need it to be, -- which is something that a great piece always is.
    Pascal Derrien
    12/02/2017 #15 Pascal Derrien
    #14 just writing my head away @Paul Walters just writing my head away sir โ˜บ
  23. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    09/02/2017
    Like Reading a Book
    Like Reading a BookThere is a quick way I find out more about a person. I go to their bookshelf or in some cases, their library and look at what they read. A five minute glance around their shelves tells me what they are interested in, curious about, and gives a...
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    Timothy welch
    18/04/2017 #68 Timothy welch
    very true
    Claire L Cardwell
    23/02/2017 #67 Claire L Cardwell
    I agree @Gert Scholtz that checking out someone's library is very illuminating. @Kevin Pashuk is very right in saying that truly interesting conversations are with people who are avid readers not just watchers of TV etc.
    Claire L Cardwell
    23/02/2017 #66 Claire L Cardwell
    #56 I agree @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic that books can open our minds ! I am also running out of shelf space in my cottage!
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici
    Just came across this link and thought you might find it of interest @Gert Scholtz. http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20160819-the-secret-libraries-of-history?ocid=fbcul
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    11/02/2017 #64 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    #63 Thank you again, Gert. You are one of the kindest beBee bees. -) I forgot to mention what I am reading now: Entropy-A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin, and Conversations with Goethe by J.P. Eckermann.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #63 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic Like you I also like to read books about books, and about writing. Bought or borrowed. Thank you for reading and for your friendly words Lada.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #62 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Liar's Poker is a classic, especially if like the both of us, one works in the finance sector. I find Wolfe's writing unique in his portrayal of characters and context. Thanks for stopping by Dean.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #61 Gert Scholtz
    @Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith Thank you for the friendly comment Sandra and what a pleasant surprise to find another who likes Disgrace by JM Coetzee.
    Dean Owen
    11/02/2017 #60 Dean Owen
    I didn't like Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire". I just find not many people can write about Wall St unless they have been through it (like Michael Lewis has). But for books in that sphere I highly recommend Liar's Poker, The Predators Ball, Den of Thieves, Flash Boys, Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra. For fiction, I am addicted to Anne Rice.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz
    #57 @Mohammed Sultan Quite true - one cannot judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes. Better to scan some parts, look at the content pages and read the cover flaps to get and idea of it. And never confuse public relations with family relations :) Thanks Mohammed.
    Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    10/02/2017 #58 Sandra ๐Ÿ Smith
    Nice post. I love to read - almost more than anything else! Disgrace is a great book, and thanks for reminding me to reread bonfire of the vanities. I'll take a picture of my shelf and post it on here.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #57 Mohammed Sultan
    On buying books,the desire to pick up a book with an attractive dust-jacket is irresistible,although this method of selection ought not to be followed ,as you might end up with a dull book and wake up on a call from the bookshop salesperson greeting 'Can I help you sir?we should not take books for granted.it's very easy to enter a shop looking for a book on,say,public relations and to the sudden come out carrying the latest best-selling novel on family relations!
    Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    10/02/2017 #56 Lada ๐Ÿก Prkic
    Great topic, Gert, and nicely written post! Love to read books but also read about books. I have many books but unfortunately not enough space for shelves. We live in a small apartment and many of my books are stored in the boxes. Therefore I decided several years ago to buy only the necessary technical literature. Other books that interest me I borrow from the library, usually 1-3 books per month. Bought or borrowed, books can open our minds and hearts.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #54 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie @Emilia M. Ludovino @Mohammed Sultan @Kevin Pashuk Thank you for adding to the post with your extensive comments. I appreciate your stopping by. Happy reading!
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #53 Gert Scholtz
    #52 @Ian Weinberg Dankie Ian. Ek sal so maak - solank ek nie n met "Freudian slip" lees nie !
    Ian Weinberg
    10/02/2017 #52 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Nee Gert, hy gaan vinnig. Jy moet net a bietjie minder slaap!
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/02/2017 #51 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the tour of your library Gert.

    I fully subscribe to the idea that in order to better know a person, check out their library. All of the truly interesting people I have met in life were readers, who would bring in such wonderful perspectives gleaned from their reading. I can't say I've had the same stimulating conversations with those who only use media (esp. television) to form their worldview.

    I shared some of my library in previous posts, I would hope that more Bees would follow.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #50 Mohammed Sultan
    Bertrand Russell on his definition of good and bad,better and worse said"A thing is good ,if it's valued for its own sake,and not only for its effects.We take nasty medicines because we hope they will have desirable effects ,but a gouty connoisseur drinks old wine for its own sake ,in spite of possible disagreeable effects.You must do right because it's right ,and not because it's the way to get to heaven .You must save because all sensible people do,and not because you will ultimately secure an income that will enable you to enjoy life."

    Pleasure in not defined by whether to read or not ,but by our ability to differentiate between the means and ends.Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing a great article.
    Ken Boddie
    10/02/2017 #48 Ken Boddie
    Read me read my books! I love it, Gert. Like you I have a large collection of books on a variety of subjects but, unlike you, my 'culling' capabilities are poor, except for the odd "How to ...." hurriedly snatched from a charity book sale which I eventually twigged that I would never read. By the way, I would be wary of sniffing books for too long, as the spine glue may 'beam you up', unbeknownst, to a whole new psychedelic world of literature. ๐Ÿ˜
    CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    10/02/2017 #47 CityVP ๐Ÿ Manjit
    #39 That is a great way of approaching cultivation of reading. To sit with an author over a longer frame and allow their world to work on me is definitely a different kind of speed. A neither spend hours with a book nor do I spend hours in a gym. It is inspiring to hear the perspective of life-long readers and I look forward to an appreciation of cultivating a different relationship with time and the gifts that arise through engendering a love for reading books.
  24. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    04/02/2017
    Beautifully written, beautifully told.
    Sara Jacobovici
    How to see the Magic in Yourself
    sherryparnell.com โ€œChildren see magic because they look for it.โ€ โ€“Christopher Moore I am a writer not a painter. I would love to dip a paintbrush into a brilliant color, glide the soft bristles across the...
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    ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    04/02/2017 #1 ๐Ÿ Fatima G. Williams
    Very beautiful @Sara Jacobovici My sister believes in Magic and acts like a child always.
    Our ability, our potential, our promise.and the Magic in ourselves - Enjoyed the read.
    Thank you for sharing this :)
  25. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    01/02/2017
    Tissues & Issues
    Tissues & IssuesLet me take you on one of my bi-weekly Saturday morning stroll in Dublin City. Every two weeks my daughter and I are heading to town for her French course at the Alliance Franรงaise in Kildare street in Dublin. My other half and I have adopted a...
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    Ken Boddie
    03/02/2017 #34 Ken Boddie
    #33 If the spoon can stand unaided in the coffee mug then it's perfect. If the spoon can't penetrate the coffee then it's too strong. โ˜•๏ธ
    Pascal Derrien
    03/02/2017 #33 Pascal Derrien
    #29 thanks @Ken Boddie for accompanying me on my week end whereabouts :-) Hope the coffee was not too strong ;-}
    Ken Boddie
    03/02/2017 #32 Ken Boddie
    #31 sure can, Aleta. It's my worst enema.
    Aleta Curry
    03/02/2017 #31 Aleta Curry
    #30 Auto-correct can go straight to he'll! :)
    Ken Boddie
    03/02/2017 #30 Ken Boddie
    For 'plug' read 'plunge' ! Out damned autocorrect!
    Ken Boddie
    03/02/2017 #29 Ken Boddie
    An enthralling tale, Pascal, sharing your typical Franco-Irish Saturday and snippets of the world in print, with the tantalising aroma of coffee. And then you plug a dagger of guilt into our souls. I have no issues with your tissues but 'our' unsolved cube of man's inhumanity to man will haunt me until .....
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #28 Pascal Derrien
    #27 thank you for taking the time to bring further thoughts to the conversation @Mohammed Sultan :-) I did know about this statue in Paris I will have to check that one out the next time I am there
    Mohammed Sultan
    02/02/2017 #27 Mohammed Sultan
    @Pascal Derrien.I have really moved by your emotional post.God has given us the gift of life and a perfect planet furnished with all the blessings, and let us decide how to live well.Unfortunately,when we puzzled ourselves our tears run as a river.There's things of which we can't speak and there's dreams that can't die.There's thoughts that make the strong heart weak and bring tears into the cheek.We are made of hope and pain,a hope that gives us life when the pain is severe and a life full of pain when the hope disappear.

    Your impressive post reminds me with what's written at the bottom of De mossie'(correct!) Statue in Paris "Nothing makes us great except a great pain-translation."Life trend is always a trend of ups and downs ,some can safely ride it and others have to bend and keep going.
    I always ask myself a question-Are we really governed by a purpose or control it?
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 @Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher I would recommend a live mini album ''iTunes festival 2013'' :-), thank you for the kind words as always it's people like you who made writing worthwhile :-)
    Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    02/02/2017 #25 Lisa ๐Ÿ Gallagher
    Really enjoy your writing style @Pascal Derrien. I remember the days of getting kids here and there, many times my husband and I having to go our separate ways with one or the other child. My kids are 4.5 years apart in age so it made it a bit simpler to be together with them for most of their involvements outside of home and school. As I told Dean, I love to hear stories of other's countries and cultures. You paint a beautiful and very honest picture through your words about your life and culture(s), France- to Ireland! I so love Justin Timberlake lol and I used to think he was too 'pop,' but he is very talented.
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #22 thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley a lot of stuff going on in that girl's life :-(
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #23 Pascal Derrien
    #21 thanks @Lisa Vanderburg having spent a lot of time with homeless people in the past I thought I would be equipped to deal with this but got caught literally off guard when I found out she was pregnant and in the street......... hence probably why I gave 20 as opposed to the regular 2 I dropped normally but what is normal really :-)
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    02/02/2017 #22 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Pascal Derrien very moving story.. Tragedy .Makes me wonder about forgiveness and change. Sometimes we go off track in life, should not mean forgiveness is abolished. But it is quite a real situation highlighted. Like realism of story.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    02/02/2017 #21 Lisa Vanderburg
    A compelling piece of writing @Pascal Derrien that takes the reader along with you from the normalcy of your particular life to the feeling of utter helplessness of this pregnant girl crying in the street. I can feel the wretchedness of her situation and the hopelessness of yours; having to (rightly) leave to pick up your daughter. That awful 'acceptance' of how powerless suffering is.
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #16 ah thanks @Dean Owen some of the early articles were old enough and probably not very good :-), I like words and articles to a point that 2 years ago I got a diploma in Journalism, PR and Applied Coms I was the only non Irish born in the class :-) Maybe the quality is now acceptable and beBee is good in a sense that I can write about pretty much about anything but I am no writer just a regular guy having fun with no particular agenda that's why it is fun. I thought you were talking about somebody else when I read the comment are you sure it is for this article ? :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #19 Pascal Derrien
    #17 @Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman many thanks fro showing up on all the articles I put out there, comments and kind thoughts much & truly appreciated :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    02/02/2017 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #15 @Aleta Curry we call it Dublin Fair City :-)
    Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    02/02/2017 #17 Franci๐ŸEugenia Hoffman
    My communication of thoughts parallels those of @Dean Owen. When I come across one of your articles, I am determined to find the time to read it. This is five-star, Pascal.
    Dean Owen
    02/02/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    It has been a fascinating journey reading your articles this last year. I am somewhat flabbergasted at how you have honed your craft and mastered the art of writing in a language that is not your native language. I loved the ideas you conveyed in your earlier articles, but they were somewhat confusing. But these last few months you have clearly demonstrated you are one of the best writers here. Oh, and one more thing. I do not share your eclectic taste in music, but perhaps we agree that Justin Timberlake was one of the best artists to come out of Memphis in a long while. His album Future Sex was brill.
    Aleta Curry
    01/02/2017 #15 Aleta Curry
    '...a million stories in the naked city; this is one of them....'
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