- Producer11/07/2016An Armed Robbery, Psychological Trauma, and My Daughter: Part IIThe apparently uncontrollable rise in the seemingly senseless violence in the United States is directly related to economics. It's not guns. It's not race.They're a hideous manifestation of the problem, but they are not the cause.There, I've...
Comments19/07/2016 #26 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#25 WoW. Sad state of affairs on the general level in the community, and it makes me feel safer for you that the community is behind you. For certainly, you deserve it and people still have to have compassion amidst it all. I believe your Path is laid out before you, and you will continue to serve others and do a damn good job at it.15/07/2016 #25 Randy Keho#24 I'm extremely thankful for the support I've received in response to both of these buzzes. It's been a trying time, not just for my family, but for all the residents of my community. There's been no slowdown in the crime and violence. There's been a bank robbery everyday this week -- everyday! Add two murders, numerous drive-bys, and no suspects apprehended. The security videos clearly show their faces. My best friend is a retired Illinois State Police Commander, with 30 years service. He never had to draw his weapon -- not once.. Now, he's thinking of carrying a gun, again. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD14/07/2016 #23 Deb Helfrich@Randy Keho. I am so tremendously sorry that your daughter had to go through this horrific experience. I applaud you for sharing how this has affected her and brought you to the point of needed to write out the injustice of it all.
You are right. This is all about economics. We have plenty of money coursing through the productivity of this country. Why are we not taking a stand to see it properly allotted to each and every citizen? Every person should have the right to a living wage in exchange for a day's work.
But the crux of all the current inequity lies in this question - Why have we allowed our country to be ruled by corporations? All of the investment that should be in social programs, infrastructure, and civic governance is now tied up in a cycle of increasing shareholder value every three damn months. Let's start challenging why so very few of us are worthy of employment to begin with & so expendable when as expenses that can be jettisoned.
I have no answers, but I think a lot more questions need to be leveled at the powerful niche corporations have granted themselves.14/07/2016 #21 Randy KehoThank you for your support, Franci and Margret. That's quite the motivational speech, Margret. In regard to our leaders, France, I believe we got hoodwinked into putting too much trust into those in authority, both in business and government, and allowed them to play politics in the backroom with our futures. They don't represent us, anymore. And we can't say, "Wait a minute, that's not what we want." We just can't stop them.14/07/2016 #20 Franci Eugenia HoffmanIt's difficult for me to see and hear what is happening in this country. In addition to lack of good and honest leadership in the US, I believe you nailed it this statement: "If much greater number of people had a decent-paying job, there would be less need to rob, steal, and kill to survive and our daughters would be able to sleep well at night." Thank you for tackling a difficult topic with a superb post Randy Keho.14/07/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#10 Perhaps one good place to start is self-empowerment and positive thinking, a 'cheerleading' of sorts that allows one to set their sites for the prize...even if it is not well defined. You go at it, @Randy Keho View more#10 Perhaps one good place to start is self-empowerment and positive thinking, a 'cheerleading' of sorts that allows one to set their sites for the prize...even if it is not well defined. You go at it, @Randy Keho, and keep going! You do it! What a fine example you are, and an outstanding citizen to boot! And you know what? This is my gift for you today, in hopes that it restores you and all souls who feel weathered at what life has brought them. For now. ;-). I'm giving this all that I've got: https://youtu.be/AFGWnqNf6t0 Close13/07/2016 #18 Randy KehoThank you, @Don Kerr , for your kind words. As I'm writing this, local police are searching for three bank robbers in a wooded area behind the bank. It just doesn't stop. A local man is handing out blue light bulbs for residents to use in their porch lights to show support for the police. What a great idea. @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD @Selim Yeniçeri and Franci Eugenia Hoffman.12/07/2016 #16 Don Kerr"Let's hope that our business and governmental leaders can somehow get past their "Darwinian" views and return us to the forms of economics that led to the greatness -- before we have another civil war." AMEN @Randy Keho View more"Let's hope that our business and governmental leaders can somehow get past their "Darwinian" views and return us to the forms of economics that led to the greatness -- before we have another civil war." AMEN @Randy Keho Given the rawness of your daughter's experience and the understandable passion you must have felt, you are remarkable in your restraint and rationality. I applaud you for that and for making the time to let your voice be heard. I just watched the film The Big Short. It provided what you would hope was a fictionalized, dramatized view of the 2008 housing crisis. It was neither fiction nor drama. It was a sad statement of reality that drove people all around the world into an incessant cycle of poverty simply to create obscene wealth for a few. It appears that similar financial vehicles are reappearing to line the coffers of the already stupidly rich. It does not augur well for an outcome other than the 'Darwinian'. Close12/07/2016 #15 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD@Randy Keho: Just stopping by to let you know that many of us care. It may not seem like it, but for every one person that expresses compassion, there are 100 or 1000 more that are too embarrassed or uncomfortable to speak. So, just know that you and your family are in our prayers and you are very beloved to us here on beBee. I'm working on building a stronger internal structure of people who can speak to provide the needed human touch....and I light a candle to keep you warm and let your light continue to shine. That is my prayer for you. Amen.12/07/2016 #12 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#3 Another unspoken yet glaring question: Where is God in all of this? Millions and billions of people are calling this scenario a Sign of The End Times ~ evil reigns despite God's Commands. This glares out: 2 Timothy 3 ~New King James Version:
Perilous Times and Perilous Men
3 But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come:
2 For men will be lovers of themselves, lovers of money, boasters, proud, blasphemers, disobedient to parents, unthankful, unholy,
3 unloving, unforgiving, slanderers, without self-control, brutal, despisers of good,
4 traitors, headstrong, haughty, lovers of pleasure rather than lovers of God,
5 having a form of godliness but denying its power.
- Producer10/07/2016"THE DANCING SOCRATES"My trip to Transylvania was one of such journeys which you want to take for yourself. We need sometimes to make our mind and answer some questions : What I want to do? What will be my next step to fulfil my life. I achieved a lot in a very young age...
Comments09/08/2016 #41 Lisa GallagherSuch an inspiring and capturing journey of the body and mind you've shared with us @Joanna Hofman!! When I was younger, I thought Transylvania was a fictional place. How beautiful it is! When we are seeking external stimulus, like that from the earth and universe- I think it is then we can find out so much more about ourselves. The photos are beautiful! So happy you were able to do this.25/07/2016 #40 Deb HelfrichWhat an inspiring journey you just shared with me, @Joanna Hofman. I love this sooooo much:
"During this journey I learnt, how important is to share with others...share beauty, difficult moments, laugh and dance during the rain, talk to trees, swim in the river during the sunset, admire a beauty of nature and wake up at the morning with first beams of the sun. "25/07/2016 #34 Lisa GallagherGreat story @Joanna Hofman. Like @Lada Prkic I would love to just pack up and travel. I think it's important if people can travel not to wait and save it all up until they retire. I've seen too many wait, only to become ill and not able to travel and follow their dreams.25/07/2016 #33 Lada PrkicWhat an inspiring story, @Joanna Hofman! I wish I could pack my backpack, just like that, and take the journey for myself. But always find an excuse why I cannot do that and looking for the reasons that facilitate decision not to go, such as my family obligations, my work, my fear of travelling alone …The “What if?” question that I ask myself is always stops me.
For now, my life runs in the ordinary way, but I’m still waiting to dazzle myself. :)24/07/2016 #32 Joanna Hofman#30@Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, thank you for your meaningful comment. Yes, as long we allow to live a child inside us as long we will enjoy every second in our life and small, simple things will bring us a joy...a drop of rain, butterfly, colourful rainbow, sunny day ...24/07/2016 #31 Max CarterI often say that to have your true desire in life become that which you desire most. Figuring out what it you desire most from within is what creates the you that lives that life that is endlessly following your bliss. The character you become that gives life a cinematic view.24/07/2016 #30 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD"During this journey I learnt, how important is to share with others...share beauty, difficult moments, laugh and dance during the rain, talk to trees, swim in the river during the sunset, admire a beauty of nature and wake up at the morning with first beams of the sun." Love this piece from its inception, questioning LIFE and living LIFE outside of boundaries, with freedom to be "You." A universal message indeed, and a trip, going on this trip with you. I can smell the grass and run my fingers along the jagged paint on the outer building walls. The icons of relatives past are iconic, to say the least. And your conclusion Quote...is just like @Max Carter said too, "Everything and everyone is connected. Nothing can be attracted only reflected." ~ Thank you for the inspiration. Great for kids of all ages.12/07/2016 #24 Joanna Hofman#23 Thank you, Ken for sharing your personal experiences. The mountain always sounds to me very symbolic - like life : sometimes we reach a top but sometimes we are in the valleys where we learn patience and prepare ourselves to reach a top of our mountain . I like your expression in the comment.12/07/2016 #23 Ken BoddieI'm glad you conquered your mountain, Joanna, and even more so that you enjoyed the journey. I used to love walking and climbing in the high Cairngorm Mountains when I was a lad in Scotland, and was always impatient to reach the next peak or ridgeline. The mountains are majestic and lift the soul, but the valleys are where we spend most of our lives and where we learn patience and tolerance. Thanks for bringing back memories. ⛰11/07/2016 #22 Dean Owen#21 Fantastic @Joanna Hofman, I love the Himalayas. Do remember that the mountain you climbed in Transylvania, at 2,500m, is a typical starting point for mountains in the Himalayas to do take lots of carbohydrates (Tibetans and Nepalese eat lots of potatoes). Am so looking forward to your trip!
- Producer07/07/2016CRYSTAL CHILDREN OF THE INDIGO PARENTSI was running real fast through the barren ground; like fifteen feet a step fast. I heard some old man yelled at me to stop, because some parts of the ground didn’t exist actually, but just illusion, and that if I set my foot on one of those...
Comments07/07/2016 #2 Selim Yeniçeri#SELIMYENICERI #GRASSROOTSTALKS CO-HOST Wedn 11:30 AM (PST) = www.blogtalkradio.com/grassrootstalks/ ***Twitter / @selimyeniceri ***Website / www.selimyeniceri.com ***Official Fan Club / https://www.bebee.com/group/selim-yeniceri-the-man-music-and-master-writer ***Pinterest / https://www.pinterest.com/selimyeniceri/?etslf=6745&eq=Selim%20Yeni ***FaceBook / https://www.facebook.com/SelimYeniceri.CirkinOrdekOkulu/?fref=ts / ***Music / www.youtube.com/user/Tigerian7
- Producer05/07/2016God Was Always There! (A Real Story of Zen, Rock, and The Peace Within)A kid, who was involved with various kinds of art since his 3, who found himself in front of a microphone as a dubbing and radio actor at national government radio and television establishment at his 8, who had a taste of stage dust at his...
Comments05/07/2016 #6 Selim Yeniçeri#5 I agree. So this reminds me (once again) the philosophy of Spiderman: "With great power comes great responsibility." And when you wield music and art, you have an extremely huge power on souls, so we artists always have to be careful with what we convey, what do you think?05/07/2016 #3 Max CarterI always say that God is the ultimate stalker, never goes anywhere. I think of the Police song Every Breath You Take I'll Be watching you.
Then I remember there have been two bands who have both belted outed out that God Gave Rock 'N' Roll to you and it's why this Shaman uses it and is more likely to quote lyrics or movies than any book.
I loved this piece.
" I always complained of being alone throughout my entire life; after that night, I realized that I was never alone in fact…
God was always there, right next to me!..."
Different experiences, similar roads.05/07/2016 #2 Selim Yeniçeri#SELIMYENICERI #GRASSROOTSTALKS CO-HOST Wedn 11:30 AM (PST) = www.blogtalkradio.com/grassrootstalks/ ***Twitter / @selimyeniceri ***Website / www.selimyeniceri.com ***Official Fan Club / https://www.bebee.com/group/selim-yeniceri-the-man-music-and-master-writer ***Pinterest / https://www.pinterest.com/selimyeniceri/?etslf=6745&eq=Selim%20Yeni ***FaceBook / https://www.facebook.com/SelimYeniceri.CirkinOrdekOkulu/?fref=ts / ***Music / www.youtube.com/user/Tigerian7
- Producer04/07/2016TEARS, A WONDERFUL BOON!Tears, a unique manifestation A process bears an unfathomable expression Birds and Bees, Flowers and Trees All shed tears to ventilate their pent up emotions What an amazing rendition We are bemused with its phenomenal...
Comments13/08/2016 #13 CityVP ManjitHi Debasish, your poetry is a great contribution of your ability to express, it is equally important to acknowledge the art you are utilizing, the picture above is the work of Cyril Rolando, original artwork is featured here http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/After-the-rain-418343241 View moreHi Debasish, your poetry is a great contribution of your ability to express, it is equally important to acknowledge the art you are utilizing, the picture above is the work of Cyril Rolando, original artwork is featured here http://aquasixio.deviantart.com/art/After-the-rain-418343241 His Twitter account shows that for 10 years between 2004 and 2014 he went by the pen name of AquaSixio https://twitter.com/RolandoCyril Credits provide readers the opportunity to explore the artist but they also acknowledge the work and give proper attribution to the artist. Close24/07/2016 #5 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhDProud of you, @debasish majumder for bringing so much intellectual and poetic joy into our minds. I am also reminded, as an offshoot to the comment by #4, that people "smile" during times of both extreme laughter and pain. Just notice the mouths of pain...they smile from deep within, sending rain into their throats.06/07/2016 #4 Jeet SarkarExcellent poetry Sir @debasish majumder! Tears are the manifestations of hidden emotions as well. It is a very dicey thing. Some time extreme joy produce tears in someone's eye and sometime tears shaded from the eyes where someone in distress. Amazing article sir. Thank you for sharing it!04/07/2016 #1 Ali AnaniWhere the product bears the taste of salinity What an amazing affinity Your salinity turned sweet in my heart dear Debasish. This is a great poem that touched my senses. Your poem is so rich in emotions and facts. Your ability to express facts in a poetic manner is admirable. Your dedication is highly appreciated and I thank you for this grand dedication dear @debasish majumder. I am sharing proudly