- Producer13/12/2016Refugiados e Intervención SocialEl sábado pasado día 10 de diciembre fue el Día Internacional de los Derechos Humanos, y justamente hoy me gustaría recordar la realidad de los refugiados, la realidad del mare muertum, la realidad de todas las personas que tienen que abandonar sus...
Comments14/12/2016 #1 Miguel Angel Yóbal Cuacua¿Cuándo sera el día en que el ser Humano deje de lastimarse así mismo? creo nunca llegará ese día ya que es una utopía.
El fanatismo, ambición de poder, bajos escrúpulos entre otras acepciones se encuentran inmersas entre muchos servidores públicos y representantes Ejecutivos (presidentes) de los Estados (países).
¿Dónde quedo la solidaridad y compasión por el prójimo, estamos en tiempos de renovación y cambios, lo que nos espera en estos tiempos no es nada fácil.
Me molesta mucho la injusticia y leer esto me entristece, me llena de impotencia pero es necesario darlo a conocer. muchisimas gracias @Juan M. Medina
SUBÍ A LA MONTAÑA MAS ALTA Y AHÍ LO ENCONTRÉ
¡FELIZ! DISFRUTANDO DE SU MARAVILLOSA OBRA.
BAJE Y LO ENCONTRÉ TRISTE Y DESOLADO
RECOGIENDO LOS PEDAZOS DE SU OBRA
LA ESPECIE A QUIEN DIO EL RAZONAMIENTO LA DESTRUYO.
- Producer26/09/2016The Recipe for RevolutionI originally wrote this two years ago for Linked In - and at the very bottom of the article, you will see that I said that it was coming to 'Merica. That has now manifested in BLM and their push for violence / justice. It is the same meme and...
Comments17/11/2016 #3 Brian McKenzieFor those of you watching IMF - the dollar is done. They just announced the Chinese RMB as a in the 'basket of convertibles' for world currencies, have decertified India's currency, shut down the US FED Reserve for almost a week YET and nearly all international pay transfer APP ( Especially Pay Pal ) have gone wonky with crap performance and new hoops about transferring money around. FIFTYS - F*ck, I F*cking Told You So.09/10/2016 #2 Brian McKenzie#1 @Nick Mlatchkov MSM is in the pocket of the zealots and meglamaniacs that are funding / creating / supplying / driving / protecting / promoting the game. Their mantra will be that it is a "Peaceful" Protest and that it is 'Organic" or "Grass Roots" .... neither could be further from the truth
- 13/09/2016An interesting blog discussing issues on the sustainability front:NEW SUSTAINABILITY INC. | Enabling Businesses and Consumers to Understand Core Sustainability Issueswww.newsustainabilityinc.com New Sustainability Inc: Emily...
- Producer09/09/2016Ubuntu: I am because we are. The affinity of a simple word and an opportunity in using its simplicity to travel across time, culture, and location. A plain graphic with a simple word. Despite the tyranny of distance and difference this is an effort to shed light on a...
Comments12/09/2016 #24 Joel Anderson#22 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher "We are made wise not by the recollection of our past, but by the responsibility for our future". George Bernard Shaw
Here is to remembering the footsteps that got us all to our present moments in time and hoping that each journey, each step, each experience, each interaction, each life lesson has enhanced our capacity for kindness and despite the challenges, using the simplicity around us to lay the foundation for hope—and a brighter tomorrow. Keep making a difference.12/09/2016 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Joel Anderson, what an interesting buzz with deep meaning! There is a lot to be said about the words we use and actions we take through out our lives. We are all interconnected and to be able to feel that on a deeper level beyond ourselves is so helpful. I must say, the comments were just as interesting as your buzz, extremely informative. I will come back to read this again and share! I lost my Internet and have a harder time functioning from my phone lol.12/09/2016 #20 Joel Anderson#3 Charles @Charles David Upchurch As humans we have the ability to use the power of our brains to stay grounded, humble and kind. In similar fashion, Confucius used a similar concept that he called "REN" which he defined as "wishing to be established himself, seeks also to establish others; wishing to be enlarged himself, he seeks also to enlarge others." And went on to say: "Ren is not far off; he who seeks it has already found it."11/09/2016 #16 Pamela 🐝 Williams#15 Ian, to share a link in a comment, just open another window of beBee, go to your post, copy the URL, and paste into the comment. TI wrote a couple of posts that point out some of the people whose posts are helpful.
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@pamela-williams/a-letter-to-newbees View more#15 Ian, to share a link in a comment, just open another window of beBee, go to your post, copy the URL, and paste into the comment. TI wrote a couple of posts that point out some of the people whose posts are helpful.
this also provides an excellent example: I just did CNTRL-C and CNTRL-V and the links were in the comment. But you do not have to do this for me; I will go straight to you profile because now I'm really fascinated!
I hope this helps, it is meant with that intention. Close11/09/2016 #15 Ian Weinberg#13 Pamela, you raise important points. Firstly we need to differentiate between oxytocin and dopamine. Dopamine mediated functions include reward gratification, purposeful motivation, achievement and enhanced working memory. When levels of dopamine fall below a threshold the individual turns to chemicals and/or activities which stimulate dopamine and thereby regain reward gratification. Hence addiction predisposition. The most sustaining and empowering way to maintain dopamine levels is to coach towards enhanced meaning and purpose. I've outlined this in several of my buzzes (I'd link you to them but I'm not familiar enough with Bebee . Therefore please refer to these in my profile). Finally, oxytocin also in fact stimulates dopamine production resulting in all the positive outcomes described above. Based on this, the mind state of empathy, trust and belief and the resulting oxytocin production is recognized as the foundation for the placebo effect - feel good gratification based on belief and trust!11/09/2016 #13 Pamela 🐝 Williams#12 Ian, thank you for sharing this information. I enjoy learning about the biological as it relates to the emotions. I would guess that the growth of Oxytocin addiction is tied the false physiological state of wellness and gratification. I understand it is one of the hardest addiction from which to recover because it is difficult for the addict to achieve this state because the body has become dependent on an external source stimulating this physiological state. Since you appear extremely knowledgeable in this area I have a question. Would treatment that included exercises (not related to 'fitness exercise, but perhaps mind over matter) in which those in recovery are able to elevate their own internal Oxytocin levels contribute to or hinder recovery? Would this be achievable?11/09/2016 #12 Ian Weinberg@Joel Anderson it's interesting that all that you've so eloquently articulated is supported by our current understanding of neurophysiology. The mind states of empathy (shared and received), trust and belief are associated with raised levels of oxytocin. Oxytocin is also the mediating hormone-neurotransmitter in the nurturing of the young. In mind states characterized by excessive self-interest, judgmentalism and greed at the expense of others and the environment we have raised levels of adrenalin, cortisol and an activated amygdala - the seat of fear, anxiety, panic and rage. This latter mind state is also associated with chronic inflammation (underpins many illnesses including cardiac disease and cancer), suppressed immunity and the compromising of our reasoning centre - the pre-frontal cortex. The clincher however is that oxytocin suppresses all the mediators of fear and chronic inlammation. The conclusion: Ubuntu or the mind state of sensitivity (empathy, trust and belief) brings us into a physiological state of wellness and gratification.11/09/2016 #10 Joel Anderson#5 Thanks @Irene Hackett. Appreciate your comment more than you know. Sometimes we just need to slow down and take the time to see the moments, and yes even words in our lives and reflect on the importance of each event--each interaction. Far too often they are taken for granted because of the fast pace hectic nature of the world we live in. Cherish the moments from your past, revel in your current moment in time, and yes know that there are moments yet to come. In writing this it helped me put some of my journey into perspective and clarity. Keep making a difference and wishing you all the best for you to make the most of each of your moments along the pathways of your journey.11/09/2016 #8 Joel Anderson#7 Thank you @Pamela 🐝 Williams for such kind words. Yes, I would not have written this if it were not for @Gert Scholtz. And thanks for sharing on your hive, I just joined. As Bob Dole is attributed saying: "...The horizon is out there somewhere if you just keep looking for it, chasing it, and working for it..." Here is to all of you who dare to be different, taking those steps, ever onward--making a difference, one person, one step, one being at a time with the "horizon" always before us.11/09/2016 #7 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsI did not know this word of which you write until this moment but like you it is now placed in my subconscious. My favorite passage:
"A world in need of fundamental difference making—a world needing the positive influence behind the chaos—a shrinking world needing to remember the humanness lurking around every corner, every issue and every challenge we face."
The greatest compliments I have received have been here on beBee in the fact that others recognized my need/want to find humanness. It is what has kept me here, reading, writing, enjoying. It is people like you Joel @Joel Anderson who reflect Ubuntu in your words, in the humanity consciousness that emanates from those words. I truly, truly, appreciate you Joel!
I got an email from @Gert Scholtz thought this would be a good fit for my Cultures Around the World hive. He could not have been more right. This is exactly the type of human sharing I wanted to reflect in the Hive.10/09/2016 #5 AnonymousWow, @Joel Anderson - this is an outstanding buzz. The honesty and depth of character revealed in these words, fills me with a deep respect for you. Your heart for service and your ability to focus on the beauty and goodness in others is nothing less than amazing and I commend you for having developed these qualities which are evidenced in this sentence "I found the simplicity of its message to transcend those differences and reflect the goodness of humanity—a goodness that has endured over time, across culture, and location." To have traveled as much as you have, seen the things you have seen, and come to this final conclusion: "That in the end human kindness is a good thing indeed", is sheer love and packed with hope. Beautiful. Thank you @Joel Anderson for such an uplifting post. We need to hear more from you!
- 09/09/2016GREAT: Gender-responsive Researchers Equipped for Agricultural Transformation
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- 08/09/2016A snap shot of important times in the climate change/global warming discussion.
1896 Savante Arhenius claims on global warming
1979 First World Climate Change Conference
1992 The United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change
1997 The Kyoto Protocol
2007 The Bali Action Plan
2009 The Copenhagen Accord
2010 The Cancun Agreements
2012 Doha Amendments
2013 Warsaw Outcomes
2014 United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC) 20th anniversary.
How long does it take to figure out there may be an issue?Climate Change Newsroom from the UNFCCCnewsroom.unfccc.int Website featuring climate change and stories about the groundswell of climate action by governments, companies, cities, the UN and civil society around the globe. Produced by the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate...
Comments09/09/2016 #12 Joel Anderson#9 David, No apology necessary. And your follow up is absolutely spot on. As one who sometimes suffers from ADD, I actually had to chuckle as I read your response which then led me to a feeble attempt at continuing your thread of irony. As Frost might say: "The woods are lovely, dark and deep, But I have promises to keep, And miles to go before I sleep, And miles to go before I sleep." As for me, my promises are to my children and I will not stick my head in the sand or ignore the issues however real or imagined others may pseudo intellectually try to lead me and others to believe. Keep plugging and make a difference' one person--one step at time.09/09/2016 #11 Aurorasa Sima#10 You know, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, what I find scary is that we (have reason to?) consider it for even a second. I don´t have an opinion as I don´t possess the tools to evaluate what is true. Do I believe that scientists of several nations are busy researching risk-free weapons of mass destruction? Hell, yeah.09/09/2016 #10 Chas ✌️ Wyatt#6@Aurorasa Sima, regarding HAARP, I don't believe the conspiracy theorists theory that it is being used to control the weather. I do believe the scientists that work there, that it is being used to conduct experiments to excite and study the ionosphere; however, I don't think that is necessarily a good idea. Nikola Tesla had the idea of using the atmosphere to transmit electricity from one point to another- I don't think that was necessarily a good idea, either, whether, or not it is even possible.09/09/2016 #9 Anonymous#7 Finding a stupid reason not to speak about global warming is the, sadly enough, "normal and usual way" for most of the people, best seen at people with power to change things.. Talking about it and accepting we are somehow responsible for a catastrophe in a near future means we need all to take action. But as long as we are selfish and arrogant, while we don't care if we are letting our next generations paying for our mistakes, nothing is going to happen. If the consequences were to be paid in the generation of those who provoked it, well, surely they would have found a way to revert it.already.
Sorry if my Irony was misunderstood.09/09/2016 #8 Don Graham#1 Yes. Thanks for saying that. I'm so tired of these extremists saying how mankind is ruining the earth. The earth had an ice age. Now we may (or may not) be having a warming effect. Mankind's contributions to it are miniscule if you look at the REAL science. I don't believe David Suzuki is a real scientist. I've probably made some enemies now, but I'm a teller of truth, not this lie that many want you to believe!09/09/2016 #6 Aurorasa Sima#4 Same here. Even knowing that it´s just a tiny contribution I started doing my little part from when I first learned about it maybe 20 years ago. I´d think that we contribute to the speed of the change. But we´re just such an irrelevant episode between two ice ages anyway. What´s your opinion on HAARP? @Chas ✌️ Wyatt08/09/2016 #4 David B. Grinberg#2 I most certainly concur on your point about humans contributing to environment degradation, @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, specifically global warming, depleting the ozone layer and melting the colossal ice sheets in Antarctica. My only point is that even today's science technology cannot fully account for all the billions of years of climate evolution and climate cycles on Earth. Thus it's possible that climate change might be part of Earth's evolutionary climate cycle, similar to other cycles. This is my perspective from the vantage point of an amateur astronomer who studies space.
Again, please note that I'm a long-time environmentalist who has been a member and donor to multiple national environmental advocacy groups. I was just making a point for consideration, as any constructive and open debate should entail considering all sides and positions of a vexing issue such as climate change. Thank you for considering this, Chas.08/09/2016 #3 Joel Anderson#1 Yep, a good conspiracy theory unfolding for the past 120 years. It is all so clear to me now, a Swedish scientist started it all . That explains it well enough.. https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/the-yin-and-yang-of-water-food-energy-population-climate
- Producer03/09/2016On the countries of beBeeMark Twain said: “there are lies, damned lies and statistics” which is often the case when it comes to national statistics. Let’s consider figures of the true kind. Wondering about the subscriber base of beBee I viewed the country statistics...
Comments05/09/2016 #38 Gert Scholtz#37 @Nick Mlatchkov Spanish hives are at present slightly more than English hives. I am not sure if your statement is totally correct Nick because quite possibly you and I have only joined English hives where we will see only English honey's. Thanks Nick for reading and stopping by.04/09/2016 #35 Javier 🐝 beBee#28 @John Valledor USA is the second spanish speaking country in the world. Have a look https://www.theguardian.com/us-news/2015/jun/29/us-second-biggest-spanish-speaking-country .... Spain is the third one. But the most excitement news is that the USA will be the first spanish speaking country by 2050. There are a lot of studies about this. Spanish is the most growing language in the USA. That means.... any native english and spanish professional will have a lot of advantages04/09/2016 #34 Pamela 🐝 Williams#31 John, I was raised on tacos, frijoles, and ate jalapenos more often than pickles; in Southern California. I remember Taco Bell when the food actually resembled Mexican cooking. Before it was toned down for the American pallet and destroyed with manufactured foods. As a very young child my best friend was Deb Duran who taught me every Spanish curse word she knew (not many at 7 hears old!) Her mother made fresh flour and corn tortillas every day and they was mine and Deb's after school snack (spread with butter). I've never been able to duplicate the steamed artichokes with the cheese dipping sauce she made.(OMG the best thing I ever ate). I marched in a band and wore a uniform that was based on traditional Mexican dress. Because of my own dark looks many assumed I was Hispanic. My schools were Jurupa Junior High School (now Middle School) and El Camino Elementary. Everything in my young life seemed to be centered around the Hispanic community. Hell, my first boy crush was a young man name Juan who had long black wavy hair. Zouza! what a cutie he was!!
As a military brat myself and having worked on an military base for 8 years I'm well aware of the many Hispanic military personnel that have served this country and done so proudly. BTW, Thank you for your service John! I think the Hispanic community would bring wonderful value to beBee and have been trying to think of ways to reach out to them since reading your comments. Not being Hispanic myself I may not be the best choice to spearhead the plan and would truly appreciate your input/help.03/09/2016 #31 John Valledor@Pamela 🐝 Williams the Hispanic community in America (of which I represent) spends millions of dollars, owns thousands of businesses, live thriving culturally rich lives, are job seekers and have blended culturally within America to a very high degree...just think of the culinary impact to the American pallate that Latinos have made. Willing to guess every American household has some form Tex-Mex ingredients in their cupboards right now. Maybe even you too.
My point was that ignoring this demographic which currently sits at the center of gravity in beBee's member base is odd to say the least. The beBee staff can communicate to this population in America in native Spanish--TODAY! Easy peasy.
Establishing a social media foothold in the American landscape with this one demographic alone seems ready made.
Then again, I'm no expert. I'm just one of countless like-minded constituents that is attracted to business that want my patronage. Those that don't, I'll ignore--along with my pocketbook.
Thank you for engaging with me in this buzz.
Lastly, we Hispanics also defend America. For me, for 35 awesome years and five tours of combat. No regrets.
#2903/09/2016 #29 Pamela 🐝 Williams#20 That's very interesting John and one I hadn't really considered but it is rather obvious. Perhaps we reach out to Latin organizations, of which I am in total ignorance. I wonder what the statics are on the use of social media by the US Latin community? I know they are second to cellphone use to the black community. (That study is several years old so...). A community I really want to focus on is true environmentalist, an ever growing group. The beauty of beBee is that this communities can build a sector within the hives, have their own audience. Hmmm, now you really have me thinking on some outreach programs. Why should we focus on those already on social media (e.g. LinkedIn) and creating a migrations. What if we reach out to those who may be on the fringes of social media because of the other sites cultural centralizing on English speaking groups? beBee is definitely an opportunity to integrate and shy away from segregation because of comfortableness with native languages.03/09/2016 #28 John ValledorAccording to the 2011 US census, Spanish is the number 1 spoken language in America after the native tongue of English. Clearly, there's an affinity (relationship, resemblance) to this census fact and the stats presented in this buzz. Given that beBee brands itself as an affinity (kinship, association) based social media channel, the connection is too obvious to dismiss. Building on this demographic can serve as a launchpad for harvesting more members in the rest of America. Surprising that there aren't satellite offices in California, Texas and Florida--the states with the highest Spanish speaking US populations respectively. New York comes in 9th. Interestingly, in 2015 the GDP (or gross state product) of Texas ($1.6 billion @number 2) is on par to that of all of Spain. The GDP of California is number 1 in all the US. Again, lies, damn lies and statistics. #2603/09/2016 #27 Javier 🐝 beBee#26 @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, english speaking countries will grow a lot. I predict english will be first language but spanish, portuguese, german, italian, french, russian, and others will be important too ;) ...anyway beBee will be diverse and cool . Next release will be unstoppable !!!03/09/2016 #26 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#20 beBee is now Spanish-centric. That's to be expected given its birthplace. I believe there will always be a healthy percentage of Spanish-speaking members. The language is well distributed around the world. I'm even taking Spanish lessons and am developing a strong affinity with elephants (long story best filed under "weird stuff Duolingo says")
There are what, about 60 million American Spanish-speakers? That's a good start until we can grab the other 270 million.03/09/2016 #24 Gert Scholtz@CityVP Manjit Country statistics is as I mentioned a categorized and perhaps unrefined way of looking at demographics. It is quite true that there is much finer stratification within nations and countries. Thank you Manjit for bringing your appreciated insights and contribution to the post.03/09/2016 #22 Gert Scholtz@John Valledor An interesting angle that you mention John. Within countries there could be a few language clusters of Bees which overlap with the home country language. It would be illuminating to see in a year or so what the demographics of the US Bees are. Thanks for your comment John.
Comments10/10/2016 #2 Harvey Lloyd@Joel Anderson the picture is prophetic. The stone wheel required massive labor to build and to operate. Environmentally friendly and limited our population growth. With each new wheel design, the production of the wheel needed less labor, but was also less friendly to the environment. However it allowed for more efficient use of our time. Now we have populated based on the progress of the wheel to a point we cant live without it, in its current form.
- 01/09/2016The nature of verbal abuse, both subtle and "in your face" is power. Visit http://conflict911.com for tons of related material
- 01/09/2016Solution to gun violence: award everyone a sociology Ph.D. It's true. There's an inverse correleation - see picture.
- 25/08/2016A Happy Tallgrass Prairie 100th Birthday to the National Park Service:
and on a related Last Stand of the Tallgrass Prairie note in memory of Dr. Lloyd Hulbert, founder and first director of the Konza Prairie: http://keep.konza.ksu.edu/about/kpbs.htm http://www.konza.ksu.edu/Splash/default.aspx http://www.naturalkansas.org/konza.htmTallgrass Prairie National Preserve (U.S. National Park Service)www.nps.gov
- Producer17/08/201619 August, World Humanitarian DayOn 19 August, World Humanitarian Day, and always, we stand with the more than 130 million people around the world who need humanitarian assistance in order to survive. Together they would form the 10th most populous nation. Help us...
- Producer09/08/2016WordsThe power of words to influence, shape and mold perception, behavior or reality. The influence and nature of words that thoughtfully impart and exchange information and knowledge. The capable use of intellect to choose them effectively. ...
Comments10/08/2016 #10 Joel Anderson#8 Thank you @Vincent Andrew and thank you for sharing it. In a world of digital gadgetry and the aloofness of social media, we all need to be reminded every once in awhile and more importantly remind our youth that words do matter. Something that all too often goes ignored in the world of texting, blogging and the anonymity behind the Thing of Things (ToT). All the best on your journey.10/08/2016 #8 Vincent AndrewThere are many instances in a day when words can uplift or encourage others. On the other hand, used wrongly it can have a harmful effect on interpersonal relations. Great concise post. Much appreciated @Joel Anderson View moreThere are many instances in a day when words can uplift or encourage others. On the other hand, used wrongly it can have a harmful effect on interpersonal relations. Great concise post. Much appreciated @Joel Anderson. Close09/08/2016 #2 Tausif MundrawalaWords really have a power to influence this world. If uttered with grief and by holding someone responsible it becomes "A Curse", if uttered with love and affection it becomes a "A Blessing" and so on and so forth. Thanks for sharing this brief post with us, @Joel Anderson.
- Producer05/08/2016Intelligent Emotions? Go on now, Express YourselfWhy allow outside influences dictate your being? Might it be true that at its essence--if your heart is pure, your being authentic, and your journey true; you and you alone dictate the vitality of the journey based on your own...
Comments05/10/2016 #1 Joel AndersonHere is to all the original, creative maladjusted non-conformist out there. “Our lives begin to end the day we become silent about things that matter.” “This hour in history needs a dedicated circle of transformed nonconformists … Human salvation lies in the hands of the creatively maladjusted,” Martin Luther King Jr.
- 04/08/2016IF - Rudyard Kipling's poem, recitation by Sir Michael Caine I came across a recitation of the poem 'IF' by Sir Michael Caine and couldn't stop myself from adding some music to enhance it. The full poem text is here...
- Producer01/08/2016A thunderstorm lesson from a digital immigrant. Going “analogue” Oh My.I am a digital immigrant. My navigation, grammar and typing skills (normal and thumb induced) across the Internet of Things (IoT) or, as I like to refer to it all, the Thing of Things (ToT)--are atrocious. Yesterday, just like this morning, I...
Comments02/08/2016 #14 Pamela 🐝 Williams#6 While visiting a friend in DC we were walking down a busy street just after a rain. We were each a mother to an young daughter. We decided to puddle hop with our girls. The looks we were given by all those DC bureaucrats were priceless! The ocean is my confidant as well. A couple hours of conversation/meditation in the early morning is life rejuvenating!
I live 4 hours from the nearest beach now. I once got up at 4 AM on a Saturday morning, threw some stuff in the car and drove there. It was a holiday weekend so I knew no hotel rooms were available but that was okay. I grabbed some coffee, juice, and pastry and spent the next 8 hours on the beach with a slight break for lunch and all was well in the universe. As the sun began to set I drove the 4 hours back home.02/08/2016 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"Good night. I have said my prayer with the forest; stood to the dark and the rain; cast my voice on the storm. Though my body shall lie in heavy slumber, my petition has gone on, caught and carried in the surge of the trees, whirled in high vortex over the mountain, drifting in black mists through the fertile night. Acknowledged, answered, in the drip of the rain." ~Virginia Garland, "The Rain," Out West: A Magazine of the Old Pacific and the New, February 1908.01/08/2016 #3 Joel Anderson#2 Thank you Emilia @Emilia M. Ludovino And that is one thing I like about beBee. The beneficial nature of chance encounters and discovery where we find similarities between us all. All the best to you on your journey. Keep making a difference: one person, one step, one "RAIN' drop at a time.01/08/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis is a true story about my fascination for weather, @Joel Anderson. I had the extreme good fortune to work for Sybase about 20 years ago when corporate headquarters where in Emeryville, CA. directly across the Bay bridge from San Francisco. I managed to win the lottery for a world-class view cubicle with a view one cannot imagine. The city, alcatraz, the Golden Gate.
One afternoon in July, my boss called when I was lost in the wonder of the fog engulfing the city. I blurted out, "Can't talk now, watching the fog....."
He swiveled in his chair and said.... "Oh, WOW, come on by in a half and hour or so."
I am all for savoring a thunderstorm, the rain, the fog, the wind, rainbows, sunsets and sunrises. Partaking of our natural world is so good for our central nervous systems. Thanks for sharing your raindrops, ours are in short supply for the next couple months!