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  1. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    15/01/2017
    Being pragmatic works, but who wants to work?
    Being pragmatic works, but who wants to work?Every now and then, my thoughts drift to the magic in the world. I feel a loss when pragmatism wins over the mystical. There is a greater force at work when you engage with magic. I believe that strength and optimism combined with hard work will...
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    Royce Shook

    11/01/2017
    Try this:
    Try this:Treat everyone you meet as if you know it will be their last day on earth, and the last time you will see them, --even if they do not know this themselves. The above is a variation on the Golden Rule and I thought it was an interesting variation....
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  3. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    10/01/2017
    Changes in Lattitude, Changes in Attitude
    Changes in Lattitude, Changes in AttitudeMy thanks to Ronni over at “As Time goes buy” for this idea. Maybe we all think about how we have changed as we age. Jung and others believe that we go through a process of renewal as we face ageing, and I agree with that idea. As we age, our...
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  4. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    02/01/2017
    Bucket List
    Bucket ListI went to the Mission Raceway to watch my nephew and my brother in law race.  My nephew Shane had bought a racing car and was using the opportunity given by Mission Raceway for people to race their cars on Friday nights to practice. My brother in...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    02/01/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Life's too short not to appreciate new beginnings and the wonderment of the world. I don't like to use the term bucket list - I call it a "must do" list. I have a few things on my "must do" list, one being to own a condo/cabin in Blue Ridge, Ga. Step by step, inch by inch.
  5. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    15/12/2016
     A Personalise Watch makes a unique Christmas gift idea
    A Personalise Watch makes a unique Christmas gift ideaAs we move closer to Christmas, people begin to panic and think about how they can find the perfect gift. For unique Christmas gift ideas, consider personalising your gift. Personalised photo gifts offer you the ultimate opportunity to create cool...
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  6. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    15/12/2016
    Just say Hi
    Just say HiI go for a walk every day along the banks of the Fraser and the Pitt River, and this is my view as I walk. I have a weekly routine as I walk. On the first day I walk for 6 km, the next I walk 9 km and then I walk 11 km and go back to the 6 km walk....
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    Julie Hickman
    15/12/2016 #1 Julie Hickman
    This phenomenon always baffles me and I refuse to believe people choose to be rude. Are people that distrustful to believe everyone they don't know is out to do them harm? I will continue to smile and always be on the lookout for friendly faces.
  7. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    10/12/2016
    Forgotten pleasures
    Forgotten pleasuresOver the last sixteen years or so, I have embarked on  a summer golf journey with some of my friends. The core of the group has been doing the summer trip for 35 years, so I am a relative newcomer. I enjoy the time with the guys for a week of golf,...
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  8. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    09/12/2016
    The Man in the Mirror
    The Man in the MirrorI was born in December. For a highly introspective raging introvert, that creates a double whammy, particularly as the number of birthdays climb. I am faced with evaluating both the year that just passed, and at the same time, the years of...
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    14/12/2016 #68 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    What a terrific pic that dear Kev! Best self-portrait I have ever seen. But I can see that the man be too scared to lookie in the mirror! ;) I love what I see in the mirror - good, bad or ugly. I think I am still in love with meee ;) Er...those last two lines are some lyrics I just wrote right here...may not really reflect my thoughts...or do they? My wish and hope for all is that though we must lose our bodies, we may not lose our minds. How we grow within, grow out of our pride and prejudices, our misconceptions and weaknesses, grow more cheerful and kind, is a thing of greater beauty than how the mirror shows we grow without - is what I believe. Having just turned 50, sharing my birthday with Bruce Lee ;), here's cheers to all Sagittarians, the pasts ...and the behinds! :)
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/12/2016 #67 Kevin Pashuk
    #66 I've known that for a long time @Graham🐝 Edwards... but as the Canadian icon Red Green says... "If the women can't find you handsome, they should at least find you handy!"
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    13/12/2016 #66 Graham🐝 Edwards
    #62 I hate to say it @Kevin Pashuk but your not that good looking.... nonetheless a great photo.
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/12/2016 #65 Kevin Pashuk
    #64 #60 Okay guys... now I'm blushing. Do you mind if I show this to my wife? :)
    Phil Friedman
    13/12/2016 #64 Phil Friedman
    #60 Graham, not to guild the lily, you are looking at the face of integrity -- believe me, I know. A person is often known by the company he or she keeps. And I am pleased to keep company, with Kevin Pashuk. (And no, Kevin, I am not asking you out!) Cheers!
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/12/2016 #63 Kevin Pashuk
    #61 You are right Harvey... we have that thing called 'experience' to draw from as we age.
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/12/2016 #62 Kevin Pashuk
    #60 If I didn't know better Graham, I would think you were asking me out...😀 I'm glad you saw the 'look' in my eyes as knowing... In reality it is the look of wishing I wasn't in a picture. I much prefer to be behind the lens. In this case, it was a selfie... so I was on both sides of the shot.
    Harvey Lloyd
    13/12/2016 #61 Harvey Lloyd
    Self Awareness at 50+ oh i meant 34.75+ is a different animal than when facing it at 25+. The spousal unit and i discuss your relevant concept all the time. We are proactively engaging our children and grandchildren. We have plans to work way past our retirement age. Not for money but rather engagement.

    This time of year with time off, the season and the surrounding of family it gets you to thinking about the year's goals and roles and were they really as important as you had them scaled.

    Have a merry Christmas and thanks for all your posts they are thought proving.

    ps. I stopped looking in the mirror more than once a day.
    Graham🐝 Edwards
    13/12/2016 #60 Graham🐝 Edwards
    @Kevin Pashuk this is one of the most impactful photographs I have ever seen in my humble life.... the reserved face of "knowing". The buzz was pretty good too btw lol. I know I have already read this but every time I see this knowing face in the "feed" I need to stop and look at the wisdom behind those eyes of yours!
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/12/2016 #59 Kevin Pashuk
    #58 You are very welcome Joel. SRV is on my list of great musicians.
    Joel Anderson
    13/12/2016 #58 Joel Anderson
    @Kevin Pashuk Thanks for a great post. As Stevie Ray Vaughan would say "Lookin' back in front of me, in the mirror's grin; Through eyes of love I see, I'm really lookin at a friend..." Thanks for a great introspective.
    Kevin Pashuk
    13/12/2016 #57 Kevin Pashuk
    #56 Thanks @John White, MBA... I was wondering why the notifications on my phone were buzzing so much. :)
    John White, MBA
    13/12/2016 #56 John White, MBA
    Kevin: Great job creating a ton of buzz with this post. We just tweeted it out on several beBee twitter accounts including @beBee. Check your Twitter notifications! ;)
    Gerald Hecht
    11/12/2016 #55 Gerald Hecht
    #52 @Kevin Pashuk Oh ...I'm sorry--I think I made an error in my comment! I was trying to say that the mirror (and certain other traditional other optical devices) DOES ADD TEN POUNDS; but that ...it's an optical ten pounds; it doesn't really result in the person looking in the mirror to gain weight! Heavens...if it was physiological; think about what trauma surgeons would be dealing with every time the circus came to town; Post House-of-mirrors Syndrome (PHS).
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/12/2016 #54 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #46 I'm sure it would be a good read @Kevin Pashuk! I'm not retired (far from being there) but I do work from home for my husband's business and sometimes I feel as though I've lost a bit of my own identity. I could see how that could happen to retirees. Some plan way ahead and work part time, travel part time etc... I think they fare better.
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/12/2016 #53 Kevin Pashuk
    #39 Thanks Debasish
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/12/2016 #52 Kevin Pashuk
    #37 You say the mirror doesn't add 10 pounds Gerald, but that's my story and I'm sticking to it...
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/12/2016 #51 Kevin Pashuk
    #35 Thanks for the kind words Sarah. May I wish you a great (early) birthday?
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/12/2016 #50 Kevin Pashuk
    #33 Thanks Don. Are you reminding me it's now my turn to buy when we meet at the Kerr Street Cafe?
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/12/2016 #49 Kevin Pashuk
    #32 Great insights Irene. 3rd Act. I may borrow that.
  9. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    09/12/2016
    We make choices everyday
    We make choices everyday Your worst enemy cannot harm you as much as your own unguarded thoughts. Develop the mind of equilibrium. You will always be getting praise and blame, but do not let either affect the poise of the mind: follow the calmness, the absence of pride. -...
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    David Navarro López
    09/12/2016 #1 Anonymous
    The attitude facing a bad health situation has a heavy impact on the recovering, in my opinion. I myself faced the same in my own flesh. Some time after that, i volunteered at the oncology dep of the hospital of my town, and I saw many different attitudes when facing bad health situations. It is something it still can not be scientifically explained, but most of the doctors I know agree that a positive attitude will decisively help. same way that a bad attitude can shorten dramatically the expectatives of surviving. Thank you for your post
  10. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    07/12/2016
    Inspiring Athletes over 50
    Inspiring Athletes over 50I believe and when I present my workshops on Healthy Living I always find a way to bring up the idea that as we age, we need about 30 minutes of exercise a day to help us keep healthy. Exercise is good for us at any age, but it is more important as...
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    Royce Shook
    07/12/2016 #2 Royce Shook
    #1 Thanks, Gert, I enjoyed reading your post and congratulations for placing fifth in the long jump. My brother recently competed in a world game in Arizona. His sport is Tennis and he and his wife placed third in doubles, and he placed fifth in singles. I know the competition is very strong at this level and all of the athletes deserve to be very proud of their accomplishments.
    Gert Scholtz
    07/12/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz
    Excellent post Royce. Willie Gault is a legend in Masters Athletics. I myself compete - here is a post on my experience https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gert-scholtz/the-masters-at-perth
  11. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    07/12/2016
    Ask questions and listen before passing judgment
    Ask questions and listen before passing judgmentMy friends and I were talking about responsibility and how we did our best to instil this into the young minds that we had the opportunity to serve when we were teaching. One of my friends related the story of when he was teaching in a small...
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    Royce Shook

    06/12/2016
    Ideas, interactions and connections are important
    Ideas, interactions and connections are important I thought about some questions about ideas and interactions, as I was reading the information that was posted on Facebook walls I have read recently. In any given day have you ever tracked the conversations you have had with others and tried to...
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    mohammed khalaf
    06/12/2016 #1 mohammed khalaf
    f you want to know Nations culture throughout history has to be or know Molfadtha and by and as one of the wise one said concealed under the Collapse of the tongue you know any of his tongue
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  13. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    06/12/2016
    Freedom is the most important value of a just society
    Freedom is the most important value of a just society In another post (To those of us born between 1946 and 1964), I talked about some of the things, which shaped Boomers; one that I did not mention was the concept made popular in Canada, by Pierre Elliot Trudeau, of the idea that Canada was a Just...
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    Donald Grandy
    06/12/2016 #2 Donald Grandy
    Great post Royce. Being a Canadian born Boomer I remember the Pierre Elliot Trudeau days very well. Trudeau believed in Canada, at times controversial, but you could not fault his vision to create a better Canada for all.
    Francisco Lopez
    06/12/2016 #1 Francisco Lopez
    Like many universally accepted things, the issue remains, who will benefit more? Absolute freedom will let the powerful to dominate the rest and end the freedom the y would theoretically enjoy.
  14. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    04/12/2016
    To those of us born between 1946  and 1964
    To those of us born between 1946 and 1964No matter what our grandkids and the newer generation think about us,  WE ARE AWESOME !!! OUR Lives are LIVING PROOF !!! To Those of   Us  Born 1946 - 1964 : TO ALL WHO SURVIVED THE ''50's, the '60s, and 70's !! First, we survived being born to...
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    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #4 Yep, we to need to live life to its fullest!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/12/2016 #6 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #2 You nailed it, Linda!
    Royce Shook
    05/12/2016 #5 Royce Shook
    #3 I loved the 8 track because it was so bad, we had to move on to better ways to listen to our music, and so CD came along and as they say the rest is history
    Royce Shook
    05/12/2016 #4 Royce Shook
    #1 I think a number of things happened, the next generation wanted to be more protective as they saw our behaviour as dangerous. Many of us forgot about our dreams and we became less adventurous.

    However, as we are entering into the last few decades of our life, we can, I think become more adventurous and more like we were when we were much younger. Now we are older not wiser, but we can/should be more playful.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    05/12/2016 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #1 They invented the 8-track and it was all downhill from there.
    Linda Calderone
    05/12/2016 #2 Linda Calderone
    We also waited until after school to put on our creative costumes and went trick-or-treating without adults. We swam in lakes without lifeguards, fished with worms we caught and baited our own hooks our roller skates fit over our shoes and had a key. We fell a lot! Our problems were ours to solve, and we did. We made our own fun and found our own jobs as soon as we were old enough.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/12/2016 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Yeah!! I adore this post and of course because I can totally relate. So, what happened? lol
  15. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    04/12/2016
    Do Not Smile until Christmas
    Do Not Smile until ChristmasAs the stories flowed over lunch, about how we learned our craft, I thought about when I was a student teacher, in Port Coquitlam, working with a Preston. Preston became a good friend and was a wonderful Mentor to me. As a new teacher, I was sure of...
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    Royce Shook

    04/12/2016
    Good Lessons from Experience
    Good Lessons from ExperienceWe were sitting after golf and the conversation drifted around to stories about how we had learned our craft, (most of us it turned out learned the hard way). One of the younger teachers told this story. "I was instructing my Math 10 students in my...
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    Royce Shook

    03/12/2016
    Guidelines for successful personalized gift giving
    Guidelines for successful personalized gift giving First and foremost, always be sure to choose a suitable base product. It doesn't matter how good your personalization is if the underlying product is something the person doesn't need or want it will not do the job!Secondly, once you have identified...
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  18. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    03/12/2016
    The more you give...
    The more you give...Whether it's praise, love, money, time, laughter, care, pleasure, criticism, punishment, sorrow and pain .. the more you give, the more you will receive.Let's give lots and lots of praise, love, time, money, laughter, care, pleasure and less...
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    Royce Shook

    02/12/2016
    There is always beauty or magic in the moment.
    There is always beauty or magic in the moment.Pain is guaranteed, suffering is optional. ― Haruki Murakami, What I Talk About When I Talk About RunningThere is always beauty or magic in the moment. As you watch the magic unfold around you, allow yourself to hear the  music of your soul. Allow...
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    Royce Shook

    01/12/2016
    I wish for you...
    I wish for you...Comfort on difficult days,Smiles when sadness intrudes,Rainbows to follow the clouds,Laughter to kiss your lips,Sunsets to warm your heart,Gentle hugs when spirits sag,Friendships to brighten your being,Beauty for your eyes to see,Confidence for...
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  21. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    01/12/2016
    Do you have a dream?
    Do you have a dream?Do you have a dream, a hunch, a desire, or something that just has to be done, but for some reason, you never start it?For those that just cannot find the right time to start, here is some intriguing advice.   Take your list of ideas you plan to do...
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    Royce Shook

    01/12/2016
    Have you ever thought about the word "UP"?
    Have you ever thought about the word "UP"?The following posted in 2010 by Conni Eversull in Proofreading.com, gave me an idea for an assignment for my English Second Language class, and I thought I would share here.In the original post, Ms Eversull said that “she received the following from...
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  23. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    30/11/2016
    Storytelling Festivals
    Storytelling FestivalsI always thought storytelling was a lost art, however, it is alive and well and growing, just listen to many of our songwriters and popular songs.  We all love a great story, and a great way to sample the incredible diversity of stories and...
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    Julie Hickman
    30/11/2016 #1 Julie Hickman
    These sound like great events @Royce Shook! It also sounds like I need to start planning some trips :-) Thank you for the information.
  24. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    29/11/2016
    All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.
    All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry.All slang is a metaphor, and all metaphor is poetry. G. K. Chesterton,  (1901) I found this an interesting quote by Chesterton as it gave me something to think about. I believe that slang changes as young people define their own metaphors for life....
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  25. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    29/11/2016
    How do we share happiness?
    How do we share happiness?Thousands of candles can be lit from a single candle, and the life of the candle will not be shortened. Happiness never decreases by being shared. - Buddha...  How do we share happiness? I think the first step is to define what happiness is...
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    David B. Grinberg
    30/11/2016 #2 David B. Grinberg
    Nice buzz, Royce. I'm reminded of this quote by American President Abraham Lincoln: "Folks are usually about as happy as they make their minds up to be." Being happy is a choice. Choose wisely.
    Julie Hickman
    29/11/2016 #1 Julie Hickman
    "Once you learn to be happy then you can light your candle and spread joy to others and when your candle goes out, you will have benefited many others." - @Royce Shook Just beautiful! :-)
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