- Producer26/06/2017Embrace LifeThroughout my life, I have always been the quiet girl. The one that observes her surroundings before diving into the unknown that is before her. Some people have always found it strange how I was always so quiet, but others understood my reasons....
- Producer25/06/2017The Leap of Faith: By the Grace of God Go II put in my notice at work a week ago Friday, when I realized the job was no longer serving me. Don't get me wrong, it's a great job, it just wasn't resonating with my soul. In fact, it was sucking the life out of me. It wasn't a decision that I...
Comments25/06/2017 #3 Harvey LloydThe human mind can take but so many balls to juggle. We risk dropping all the balls if we do not "Sharpen the Saw" (Steven Covey Habit Seven). The time we take to clear our minds and open up new self conversations that are unrelated to current conditions, strengthen the resolve of success.
Congratulations on the strategy and know that 100% effort in a clear direction is better than a divided focus.25/06/2017 #1 Yogesh SukalLeap of faith and follow passion. Nice article @Donna Wood
I have on quote from my Quoteful shots for this buzz.
In cyclic life, I will suggest unintuitive pause,
To understand cycle & get assigned with better cause.
Thank you for this buzz Donna.
- 24/06/2017The most beautiful song/voice and valuable interview I've heard!
Daniel lost his father at the age of 12.
He wrote and sang this song. Edwin Choy from the Centre for Fathering mentored and coached him.
Deep respect for the wise words of Daniel and the valuable words for fathers (and me) from Edwin.
My suggestion: file this in the world's Father Day Library !! AND send it to every parent project to inspire everyone!Celebrating Fathers 1 - DANIEL'S SONGsoundcloud.com 938LIVE (formerly NewsRadio 938) was launched on 13th June 2005. 938LIVE is Singapore's only English news and talk station which broadcasts round the clock with an engaging and enticing spread of...
- Producer10/06/2017The Land of Oz, a Cautionary Fairy Tale? In the Beginning Once upon a time, there was a Land called Oz, in a very big island, a long, long way away. Mummy Nature was the caretaker of Oz and, with her big nurturing arms, and her endless supply of milk and honey, ensured that all the...
Comments25/06/2017 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#42 It's ok, we lose water weight when we leave the earths atmosphere, so you won't feel like your being suffocated in that suit for too long. As a side note: I watched lock up Scotland tonight and I was glad to see I didn't have any relatives in lockup. I usually see Prisons w/in US and I must say this was deffrent. ;-)24/06/2017 #35 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWow, I thought this was going to become a lovely fairy tale. Truth isn't stranger than fiction and well put Grandpa Ken! I'm not sure about you but I see my kids generation going green and caring about the planet. It gives me hope. I pray our grandchildren grow up in the world Mummy once knew. Beautiful baby, by the way!13/06/2017 #31 Jeanne TheunissenForgot to mention it before, but thank you SO much for getting Joni Mitchell stuck in my head with this article! LOL
They took all the trees
And put 'em in a tree museum
And they charged the people
A dollar and a half just to seem 'em (For comparison, this was written back when petrol price was about $0.36 per US gallon...)11/06/2017 #23 Yogesh SukalAwareness is much needed on this topic. Thank you @Ken Boddie
as I mentioned one of the post regarding exploration Mars.
We are really lucky to be on such perfectly designed planet earth and should take care of it.
As living condition on Mars, closest and possible journey of space exploration which is in actually in plan with organizations like Mars one and Elon musk vision with SpaceX is not even close to earth, but it can be terraformed to liveable for human beings with technological advances.
But the fact that it will loose its atmosphere gradually as science say's.
So yes Mother Earth is the best and have to respect it.
#1111/06/2017 #22 Kevin PashukI hope you got a model release for that cute bundle of baby Ken...
Your cautionary tale is a great sequel to the Joni Mitchell song - They paved paradise, and put up a parking lot.
Sadly, not too many people heard the warnings then, and while children seem to start off aware of caring for the environment, our society seems rather astute at converting Greenies to conspicuous consumers, more concerned with personal comfort and their own need, rather than see themselves as part of a global community.
Sorry, didn't want this to turn into a rant. Please excuse me whilst I go and cool off under my collar.
- Producer23/06/2017Happy Birthday to Me! Please Hold the ApplauseYesterday was my birthday.No, I won't tell you my age. Let's just say I'm fast approaching mid-life, or something like it. Also, I desperately need to update my profile picture, even if it means paying a professional photographer. Admission: that...
Comments26/06/2017 #56 David B. GrinbergThanks so much to everyone below for the gracious outpouring of constructive comments and delightful discourse . Everybody had excellent points to make. I think the bottom line regarding birthday celebrations -- or lack thereof -- is whatever works best for the individual. There are no rules about why some people like birthdays while others don't, just personal reasons.
Moreover, the comments below exemplify the great diversity of views, opinions and people who share buzz on beBee. We bees are all amazing and unique in our own ways. It's this diversity of views and life experiences, and acceptance thereof, which is especially pleasing. That's why beBee is always overflowing with good intentions, good advice and good cheer. Thus, I raise a glass to salute all of YOU for taking the time to positively engage with this post. Many thanks for all YOU do -- and keep buzzing...Vamos!!!24/06/2017 #55 Barbara HensleeI'm not a birthday celebrator, either. Never have been, even as a kid. I was the youngest of 4 kids with a span of 15 years between me and my eldest sibling. My single mother was too busy and too tired to throw any parties, and I was perfectly fine with it. I'm terrible about recognizing birthdays at work as well. I don't mind partaking in the obligatory 20-minute celebration and enjoying that piece of store-bought cake. I just don't want to be the initiator. I won't say happy birthday, David....but I will say: What's a beautiful woman, like Nicole, doing with a ........a fine introvert such as yourself. I kid! You both are lucky to have each other. By the way, working from home in shorts and a tee-shirt, unshaven and all scruffy looking is not just a guy thing. :-) Here's to another year! *clink*24/06/2017 #54 debasish majumderbelated happy birthday my dear @David B. Grinberg! you have added a new dimension to time and space to birthday bash and surely a unique design to make others feeling special and precious about your valuable presence as well sharing a true warm association, though but, perhaps more appealing than real. lovely insight! enjoyed read. thank you very much for the share.24/06/2017 #50 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsAh, you are definitely a crabby baby! (that would be the moon children born late June/to late July), I wouldn't actually call you crabby..honestly I wouldn't.
I thought of this because my son-in-law's birthday was Wednesday and I completely forgot until this morning (been a really busy week). He was fine with my forgetfulness, because like most crabby babies, he does not like to be center of attention (as you said: as an adult, because crabby or not; kids are kids).
Just for the record; I'm a crabby baby too..later in July...and a quiet dinner, a nice card, and an I love you from the people I love is all I need.
Some day I'll write about the dinner and my sibs thinking a singing waiter and a cake with a forest fire on top would be just the thing...I was not happy and being in my forties I decided the time had come where I shouldn't have to hide that fact from people who knew better.
There are times when being nice and polite for other's just doesn't cut it.
Anyway, belated happy birthday crabby David :-) from a fellow crab24/06/2017 #48 siraj shaik@David B. Grinberg yesterday thoughts within ran "as the cute little birdy was hopping as it chirped... Wow you gotta me there, yeah as a tweet related streamed on my twitter's main page with *Aha! it's moments happiness, cheers +joys on occasion of birthday, also time to congratulate with celebration time either considered addition of another calendar year of experiences or stepping ahead to add more". Either ways accept my wishes and also on behalf of those all bees by chance who might haven't got notification or missed the buzz. Have a wonderful nectar moments.24/06/2017 #43 David B. Grinberg#41 Thanks again @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. I was initially trained as a journalist back in the day and worked as a reporter and editorial page editor/columnist. But now it's time to get back to basics, at least here. I have written some first-hand accounts about my improbably journey of working in Congress and the White House in my 20s, and how mentors helped pave the way. If you missed it, check this link for the 3-part series (parts 2 and 3 can be accessed below too):
And, yes, let's DM about meeting up somewhere some time with our better/other halves. That would be really be great!24/06/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#40 You aren't that far from us... maybe 6.5 hrs! Maybe we can manage to do this before winter! I have a feeling you if you decide to write some more contemporaneous blogs (storytelling) it would come natural for you... was this your test buzz or have I missed some personal stories? Your late father sounds like he was very insightful David. When we become too comfortable with our home surroundings especially if someone in the family was prone to Mental illness.. it's easy to develop some degree of Agoraphobia if we have the propensity towards anxiety ourselves. I've had to learn to fight that demon and some days are easier than others :) Thank you as well for your support!24/06/2017 #40 David B. Grinberg#38 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Lisa: you are too kind, as always, for which I'm grateful. I'm also pleased you enjoyed this buzz. My plan is to write more off-the-cuff contemporaneous blog posts here to practice my storytelling and try showcase my authentic voice, similar to the prolific prose of @Jim Murray up north. Hopefully, I'm off to a good start. Also, your husband sounds like a wonderful man with whom I have some things in common. Perhaps one day we can all meet, virtually or otherwise. My late father told Nicole more than once that she needs to get me out more. He was right, especially considering my mother's history of chronic mental illness, their 40-year marriage and experience with her family. Thanks again for your gracious support, Lisa!
Let's keep buzzing...24/06/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@David B. Grinberg, I think this was one of my most favorite reads from you. All your writing is exceptional but this was raw, I finally got to know a deeper side of David! Your birthday dinner sounded fab and your wife sounds like a sweetheart... she is beautiful but don't be hard on yourself, I'm sure you both compliment one another.
I will share a secret with you- my husband will work in his jogging pants all day when working from home. Some days he works in his flannel PJ bottoms (OMG he'd kill me if he knew I just admitted that lol). But, I find nothing wrong with it. I'm sure you work long and hard and he does too, so it's OK to get that break! We've had 2 dogs for over 20 years now. I always got up early (and you know how much I love that, NOT) just to shower and put on my day clothes to take my dog out. Heaven forbid anyone saw my hair standing up on one side or me in my PJ's, now I don't give a rats arse ha ha. So, in ways with each year we do gain more freedom I guess?
Maybe we need to schedule a fun/virtual conference for Mid-Lifers and expound on where we were and how far we've come. I think a Conference like that would be great. I'm going to guess more people feel like you than don't. You are not alone. I'm going to say this anyhow, HAPPY BIRTHDAY David, your a great person!!24/06/2017 #37 David B. GrinbergThanks so much to everyone below for the gracious outpouring of constructive comments and delightful discourse . Everybody has their own excellent points to make. I think the bottom line is whatever works best for the individual. There are no rhymes or rules as to why some people like birthday celebrations while others loath them -- just personal reasons.
I think this discussion exemplifies the great diversity of opinion and outspokenness on this platform, as opposed to so-called "group think" on other age-old social media monoliths. We bees are all amazing and unique in our our own individuals ways. It's this diversity of views and life experiences, and acceptance thereof, which is especially pleasing. That's why beBee is always overflowing with good intentions, good advice and good cheer. Thus, I raise a glass to salute all of YOU for taking the time to positively and constructively engage with this post. Many thanks for all YOU do!!!
PS - @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, we always have a guest bedroom and bathroom if you need a break. Just let me know...24/06/2017 #35 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#34 I don't think that David or myself are against birthday wishes, I think we are both saying is that we like low key and a style that suits our more introverted ways.
The difference between me and David is that I come from a huge tribe and on any given day the house can instantly turn into a party. The song and dance that includes among other rituals, the customary taking of pictures where members of the family all come up one by one and feed a bit of the cake to you.
If they think it is special enough then they invite a whole bunch of relatives, so I am left counting the hours because as hosts we have to sit with them. Great if you are an extrovert but not everyone is an extrovert.
Finally, if it super-special, everybody packs into an expensive banquet hall to give you a surprise that only people who like surprises like. Kind of looks like that both David and myself are of the minority who really don't want to be surprised :-)
Of course I am not here to tell others what they should do, but I respect the fact that you Yogesh are one of the open minded ones.
- ProducerA Fairytale CelebrationSince my birthday and Father’s Day were on the same weekend, my husband and I took a road trip to Helen, Ga. The city is about an hour and a half from where we live and a pleasant drive through the lovely countryside and small mountain towns. The...
Comments25/06/2017 #16 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador#15 You would enjoy both of these cities. They are both quaint little mountain towns in North Georgia. Helen is touristy and a party town where Blue Ridge is more laid back. There's always a lot to do in both towns such as festivals, art shows, concerts, car shows, etc. We are seriously thinking about moving to Blue Ridge. You should definitely add them to your list.24/06/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for tagging me @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. How exciting you trip sounded! I love the town makes every Restaurant adapt to a Bavarian Alpine replica. I find it so much fun to explore shops and restaurants that are unique. I bet the fall IS a great time to visit. I'm glad you got your river view room, what a beautiful sight! What a great birthday trip and happy belated birthday to you. Enjoyed your photos!!
- Producer21/06/2017Here's What My Daughter Would Change About Wonder Woman by Paul Drury on Linked In Published on June 9, 2017 Paul Drury on beBeeby Paul Drury on Linked In Published on June 9, 2017Finally, a (modern) female superhero who genuinely captures the imagination.She was sensitive, she was undeniably...
Comments23/06/2017 #13 Vega 🐝 Gómez HernándezI love Wonder Woman since I was a teenager, or even before. She's always fought injustice and inequity for aproximately 75 years. She's also a little naive, I'm afraid, as me, and has been broken sometimes through that "weakness". I've never stopped reading her comics, I've followed her evolution and seen her speaking behind the ONU desk, for instance.
Which little girl wouldn't want to be like her?
I'd like to tell to all girls and women in the world that we are all strong warriors and Amazon princesses like Wonder Woman. And, as my favourite T-shirt says (a dear friend of mine hand-painted for me in my birthday), "Nobody orders a princess".23/06/2017 #10 Louise Smith#9 Thankyou @Ashley Marie Taylor. Yes I have heard many such stories esp from my female clients but good on you for finding a better position with more $ !
I often get my female clients to think about their own business when appropriate so they don't have to deal with that behaviour on a daily basis.
But times have changed considerably from my youth to now. Young women can study whatever they want with out parental pressure to conform to a more stereotypically female job. I have met many young women who have studied and worked successfully in male dominated jobs of all pay grades. However, over time it wears them down and they tire of the interpersonal interactions that often occur in these workplaces.
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https://www.linkedin.com/in/kirstinferguson/?ppe=123/06/2017 #9 Ashley Marie TaylorI love this! This part hit the most hard, "for so many reasons they do not fulfil that potential. They are bullied, intimidated, out-manoeuvred and ignored." Since graduating college 5 years ago I've felt this in every position I've held. My last job hired me on in one position and quickly flipped, turning me into a glorified receptionist despite bringing them most of their business (it was a startup). I made the decision to quit right then and there. Soon after (like next day after) I was approached by a company that expressed interest in not only higher pay, but training me directly under one of the partners to mold me to my full potential.
My advice to all the women out there: keep fighting through it. Stay tough. Demand your worth and then prove it. Never be afraid to leave a less than stellar position, there's always something better. Find other mentors to guide you. You have this girl!22/06/2017 #5 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarWe know that the feminine gender, many times find obstacles, would show my daughter, after showing her, the list of pioneering women in history, scientists, mathematicians, philosophers, writers ... a note in Spanish, these words Can be written in feminine. It is a way of making ourselves visible. I made an article with almost 100 names, to which I will add more, and maybe translate. (Google will help in the search to understand my article).
In real life there are Heroines, it's time to show it to the world. EDUCOCONCIENCIANDO®.
Maybe I'm going to see the movie, although my comic heroine has no flag, and is in a group of marginalized women and men. She's ¡¡Storm, X-MEN!!.22/06/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 GallagherGreat hindsight by @Paul Drury's little girl! I remember growing up, most girls wanted to be nurses or teachers because we saw most women working in these two professions the most. When I began working at a larger hospital the entire executive staff and their board were male dominated. Women didn't think much of it back then or if they did, it wasn't talked about. I have to admit, I never felt the need to fight to be in a man's role. There are many roles my husband has been in that I would never wish to do as a female. However, just because I don't have that desire doesn't mean others shouldn't.22/06/2017 #2 Brian McKenzieA bullet is 3 cents, trench warfare lasted for years - you are welcome to have all the helpings of death, injuries, trauma that your feminist flesh container can handle. Go get some. There is a big war coming up, it's an all voluteer force - sign on the line for yor dose of equality.
P.S. when you return home as a Vet - you will find you were insignificant, invisible and best swept under the rug. ENJOY.
- Producer18/06/2017REVERIEAloke asked to Ashim, ‘what you are thinking so deeply?’ Aloke replied, ‘Nothing, Just thinking about the deep concern being expressed by my mother, in her letter, about my younger brother, Animesh. He recently started to neglect his studies and...
Comments19/06/2017 #10 Tausif MundrawalaThe entire description about blood was remarkable. The inquisitive buzz like this have always caught my attention and have never restrained myself reading and commenting on it. You reminded me of, Manto- the writer who never restrained himself of telling the truth in the form of stories. You are a wordsmith my friend, @debasish majumder and have never hesitated to pen stories on complex subjects like these.18/06/2017 #3 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.mmmmmmmmm what a story @debasish majumder, well told, books are smiling at you
- Producer21/06/2017Weather Change & Yoga, Meditation.As it begins to drizzle… Mumbai mornings become eventful for Yoga, Meditation!Weather plays a big role in your practice of Yoga, Meditation. Extreme weathers are certainly difficult situations. So are the periods of change of seasons. They too bring...
Comments22/06/2017 #15 Puneet Srivastava#13 Hi @Savvy Raj Thank you so much for reading & sharing your thoughts. You are so correct and I have something specially for you. Its a short slideshow on SlideShare titled - Is my dance yoga? check out: https://www.slideshare.net/bohemiancoursesbypuneet/is-my-dance-yoga-7172514522/06/2017 #14 Puneet Srivastava#12 Thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your such pure words...You are a true mother. Love you so much. Truly its my revered teacher who is the inspiration. He has hundreds of students, of who I am just one. Plus in Yoga, its a lineage... they train you through life, in life and that is what makes Yoga Meditation so powerful.22/06/2017 #13 Savvy RajAn interesting writeup @ Puneet Srivastava
Whether it is question of ' braving the weather 'as you mention here or even improving our life for the better,inculcating a practise of an artform as a way of life with patience perseverance and passion will bring equanimity.. ' And it is all the more easier with the guidance of a good teacher. '.22/06/2017 #9 Puneet Srivastava#3 Oh yes @Cyndi wilkins we are certainly works of art in progress :) And that's a wonderful expression to explain who we truly are.... yet, until one has earned that level of maturity.... let them train searching perfection. :) One day everyone will make their own discovery. Thank you for reading and taking time to comment. Loved it. :)22/06/2017 #8 Puneet Srivastava#5 Hi @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher... My teacher trained me in 15 minutes. 15 weeks later he told that I was one of the best in the lot. 15 months later, teacher left asking me to chart your own path. Then 15 years later, he said, now go and teach others so they may not lose their time as you think you lost. There are 2 types of training in Yoga and possibly everything in life - With Teacher & By own self. Both are equally important and both have their time. Now, after so many years I learn once more from my teacher. This cycle possibly goes on forever.... level keeps changing.... This has been my experience. Thanks for your kind comments and share. Good wishes.22/06/2017 #7 Puneet Srivastava#6 That's Wonderful @Tausif Mundrawala :It is true practitioners like you who keep this ancient science glowing bright.. Good wishes to you. In my work I focus on practical problems people face in Yoga Meditation so more and more modern people can get motivated to join. Thanks for your kind words. I look to share more.21/06/2017 #6 Tausif MundrawalaYou reminded me of my Kaivalyadham days where I learnt yoga from one of the greatest masters. I still practice those asanas and pranayam every day and believe me I have found solace in my yoga. I have owned my yoga since my school days where boys of my age were interested in body building and me in building my core self. It was fun learning sutra neti and other Jalanetis. My instructor used to insert that string in my nose and have teached me well to do sutra neti. It's beneficial to practice yoga and thanks for the tag and this wonderful buzz my friend, @Puneet Srivastava21/06/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery interesting buzz @Puneet Srivastava. I bet hot weather can certainly discourage many for the reasons you listed above. You wrote, "Also in situations like weather inflicted challenges, often you need both inspiration and technique and it’s your instructor who gets you that." I agree with that and I find that to be true with other forms of healing, having an instructor or a Therapist in my case keeps one on track and yes, inspired. Many of us need that 'other' person with experience to keep us motivated in order to stay on track for healing.21/06/2017 #3 Cyndi wilkinsI do not necessarily believe in 'perfection' as attainable for anyone or as a species...We are forever brilliant works of art in progress;-) However, I do believe the 'timing' of this post being perfect as we enter into the summer solstice here in the states;-) Thank you @Puneet Srivastava ...for the inspiration to step away from our distractions and get back to paying more attention to our 'selves.'
- Producer31/05/2017An Ode to my MentorFrom the moment that we roll out into this big bad world, we receive instruction. First it is from our mothers or primary care givers. Then follows formal teaching through the schooling years. Some of us continue into tertiary education,...
Comments19/06/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins'Here's the nutty neuro resident again scrounging for placentas!'
Something about that made me laugh...and go "eeeeewwww" at the same time...LOL!
Very nice tribute to your friend @Ian Weinberg View more'Here's the nutty neuro resident again scrounging for placentas!'
Something about that made me laugh...and go "eeeeewwww" at the same time...LOL!
Very nice tribute to your friend @Ian Weinberg...my he rest in peace knowing you are continuing his great legacy in teaching and mentoring;-) Close31/05/2017 #1 Vincent AndrewA fitting tribute to a great mentor @Ian Weinberg. In life if we're lucky there's usually that one person who'll make a big difference in a person's life. Someone who is adept and highly skilled and cares for the personal development of the mentee. Yours is a mentor who also had a human touch. Thanks for sharing this great story Ian!
- Producer19/06/2017Sometimes...Sometimes one must step away from all that is familiar, for Sometimes it is the familiar that is most painfulSometimes one must contemplate what is realbecause Sometimes what is seen is merely what is hoped forSometimes one must question every...
- Producer18/06/2017America the InvisibleFor thirty years, give or take, I have been watching America turn invisible from the inside out. Sure, you can still find America on the map, and people know that America is a country. Unfortunately, America as a country has been stripped down to...
Comments21/06/2017 #11 Gerald Hecht#6 @Claire L Cardwell and that is just scratching the surface! The rusted doublwide parked (in violation of all zoning laws, no to mention every law of God and man) on the beachfront in Malibu, directly under Tom Hanks multimillion dollar home --conveniently, several hundred meters from an upscale lobster house on the pier; the nightly shootouts, the classic mid 70's Pontiac Firebird, with its storied center of gravity allowing a skilled driver to perform death defying stunts with incomparable ease.
The insider friends (detectives in the Malibu/Beverly Hills) division of the LAPD, the endless scams and printing of fraudulent business cards...and dear old dad himself! Rocky, the former "gearjammer/teamster" with the heart of gold and no greater love than fishing with his son Jim; and endlessly engaging in schemes to find his son a "gal, just like the gal who married dear old dad", rather than those cheap Branniff Airline Stewardesses on layovers. Shaking their behinds for the menfolk20/06/2017 #8 Harvey LloydEnjoyed the post and your thoughts. I have learned that our country is very big on leveraging the future. I am one of those. Only recently have i realized the slaves we become (metaphysically) when we leverage our future. From credit, entrepreneurship and social status we leverage our dream. Once in the matrix, it becomes difficult to get out as the dream starts to evolve into even higher levels of leverage.
Add to this the polarization within our political system and special interest and you have a recipe for disaster. We leveraged our future for progress and growth. We now "owe our souls too the company store".
There will be a huge reset within the next few decades as we reclaim our independence within the family. No one knows what this will look like. I would say the best is economic collapse and worst is civil strife. Regardless i agree its time America took back its heritage of family and community and restore our belief in humanity.20/06/2017 #2 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsFunny you should quote Dickens. In a time when everyone seems to be out for themselves, I watch in repulsion as the world looks past human suffering in the pursuit of wealth. I repeatedly hear a little voice in my head saying; "Those who are badly off must go there." "Many can't go there; and many would rather die." "If they would rather die," said Scrooge, "they had better do it, and decrease the surplus population." I'm sure our illustrious leaders could do with a visit from the spirits.19/06/2017 #1 Claire L CardwellWow @Donna Wood - I've been saying that for two days. You must remember that America is a lose colliation (sp) country. Federal Law vs State Law? You actually have a different law. USA LAW and State Law. I loved iconic rebel American TV - you know the ones where Cheech and Chong challenge Burt Reynolds to a road race outside a cantina in Mexico and fuck it they are back in the country. The Doobie boys. High speed chase (with bad american cop cars in the show) wow those cop cars the americans drive? Wow they must be rich in america. They give their cops cars made out of tin foil and film a movie of them chasing you. I loved it when the cops had to stop suddenly at the border and say fuck it - we are now not just violating boundaries - we are crossing into Federal shit and the FBI say it's our problem not theirs. And around the corner - there was a road block of note. Burt Reynolds screeches to a halt in his bright red lambogini - they actually gave him a completely different sports car for each state...... Cheech and Chong - they kept going - in that unfortunate doggie car........Fortunately it was mainly cardboard boxes and away and away we go. Those 70s movies were great. I loved the endurance high speed races with the cops in pursuit.
- Producer16/06/2017Pic of the Day 3"Siddhartha" Although "Sid" has been gone for a couple of years now I have to look back and say that he was absolutely one of my favorites. We had him for 12 years, adopted stray when he was a pup on Tortola, B.V.I, he traveled everywhere with us,...
Comments18/06/2017 #18 Ken BoddieOn reflection, Randy, Siddhartha appears to be an appropriate name for man's best friend, no doubt caught here in meditative mood? Isn't it so amazing that our doggy friends respond to our love and affection with such unique faithfulness, only asking for food and drink in return? Our pets leave us with such fond memories, that stay with us well after they pass.
Incidentally, it's just as well my human family and friends don't realise how much they could achieve by scratching me behind the ears and rubbing my tummy? 😊18/06/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 GallagherSid was beautiful. We lost our cocker spaniel when she was just 7 yrs old from cancer. I had a hard time with that. Now, I have a 14 year old Boston Terrier and he became ill while we were on vacation. My biggest fear was not being here if he had passed. He's rebounded a lot but he's not himself. I'm sure his age is catching up to him and I don't like to think about losing the little man. What great memories Sid left you with!!18/06/2017 #15 Louise SmithI lived at Currumbin, Gold Coast , Queensland Australia until my mid 20's. I used to go to the beach on the right hand side of the middle and the rocks . It was 15 mins by pushbike. It's called Currumbin Alley. I would jump off Currumbin Rock and catch a wave into the beach on my Boogie Board. I never told my Mum as she would have been horrified and banned me. My house was behind the big tree at the end of the left hand side of the bridge. The bridge was built in my early teens. There's another one down stream that I would ride over to get to high school.
https://www.google.com.au/imgres?imgurl=http://www.shelleyauffret.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/06/currumbin.jpg&imgrefurl=http://www.shelleyauffret.com/gold-coast-real-estate/property-profile-currumbin&h=2048&w=3072&tbnid=L-ya4XrB5pkoVM:&tbnh=160&tbnw=240&usg=__5gITuK-AEvPthxKkMbWwgy-HYEg=&vet=1&docid=6hrylL49z6RoFM&itg=1&sa=X&ved=0ahUKEwiN_4W878bUAhUKhbwKHcbxCQ0Q_B0IiwEwDA18/06/2017 #6 Phil FriedmanOnly those who have lived closely with dogs can truly appreciate the depth of the bond and the range of communication that develops. My life and those of my wife and daughters have been made immeasurably better by our serial relationships with our dogs. My daughters had our dogs sleeping next to them from the very first days of their lives. Indeed, they (my daughters) barked before they spoke words and as toddlers would stand at the front widows with or dogs to woof at the mailman. Today, I believe that they literally can talk to dogs, horses, and many other animals. What our own dogs have taught us is that species exist on a continuum of existence and that we have more in common than we might think. Thanks for the bittersweet reminder, Randall.17/06/2017 #4 Praveen Raj GullepalliThere must be a Pet Paradise somewhere am sure...i got a few of my old buddies up there...Rosie, Rani, Julie, Micky, Prince and Snoopy the Pom...each one leaving a terrible heartbreak whilst leaving. But they were all there to help in their own way...helped keep the family connected and kept us all busy:) Man's best friends for sure.17/06/2017 #2 Randall Burns#1 I see it as "The Yin and Yang" @Ian Weinberg ; we can't have one without the other, nothing in this life is permanent, including us. Here's an observation; Even though you comment on the "terrible downside of the loss with their passing" you still choose to make this part of your life. I do as well because of how it enriches my life, I celebrate it, (Like this post, I'm not lamenting). Thanks for your feedback, I always appreciate it.16/06/2017 #1 Ian WeinbergThanks for sharing @Randall Burns I concur totally with your sentiments. It's a special bond that develops with a dog - a being that expects nothing and happy to give so much, unconditionally. And yes, that terrible downside of the loss that ensues with their passing.
- Producer18/06/2017Comments from 1955Comments made in the year 1955, not sure where I got this but it is fun to look back. 'I'll tell you one thing if things keep going the way they are, it's going to be impossible to buy a week's groceries for $10.00. Have you seen the new cars coming...
Comments20/06/2017 #9 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#5 Couldn't agree more about many who are self-serving today running for Office.
I remember when my mom used to send me to the store and bread was 10 cents a loaf... I remember when cigarettes were 50 cents out of the machine. Naw, I never smoked... not me LOL.
Gas 50 cents a gallon and that was in the 70's.
Yes, with wages and inflation prices will always rise. It's still amazing to look back.
@Ken Boddie, great research, I had no idea McDonalds opened their first establishment then!19/06/2017 #7 Royce Shook#4 Living in Canada the first MacDonalds was not open until 1967 and in the 50's there were not a lot of fast food places where we lived. I too embrace change and believe like you Ken that I should be in charge of what I embrace. Nutrition is still a big issue for many of us, and we sometimes forget that this has not always been the way. I did not know any of the information you added to the post, thank you19/06/2017 #6 Royce Shook#3 I also remember when cigarettes were that cheap, but when all my friends started smoking at university, I had to choose between smoking and having money for food. You are right, Susan we still have the same complaints about high prices, and some still complain when they raise the minimum wage. Prices were high when you consider the average wage, but I think we were luckier because many of us had a bigger support network back then.19/06/2017 #5 Royce Shook#1 Lisa I agree it is tough running your own business, and I believe that maybe in 1955 the best did run for office, but today many who run for office, are more self-serving. We think costs have gone up, but in those days the average yearly wage was only $3,301.44, so while we look back and think wow prices were low, for those working those costs were still high.18/06/2017 #4 Ken BoddieThis appeals to my Scots heritage, Royce, and so, your list inspired me to do a bit of research. As a consequence of this, wasn't 1955 such a great year for nutrition? - NOT!
- Bird's Eye fish fingers were first marketed;
- Coca Cola was sold in cans, instead of just bottles; and
- McDonalds opened its first eating establishment.
I'm willing to embrace change (after about 62 years or so), but, for goodness sake, let me choose what I embrace! 😝18/06/2017 #3 Susan 🐝 RooksThe more things change, the more things stay the same -- prices have gone up, but we still about most of the same things!
And I do remember cigarettes costing about a dollar a few years later, when I first started smoking -- that was A LOT of money in the early '60s!18/06/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHoly crap! 2.00/night for a hotel? Wow, these are amazing. It's like the movie, "Back to the future." This one stood out, "Thank goodness I won't live to see the day when the Government takes half our income in taxes. I sometimes wonder if we are electing the best people to government." Being self employed, we do pay over 30% in taxes along with 100 % for our health care premium each month, WC & Liability.... and more. SO, being in business for yourself is not always what it appears. Must love doing what you do. As for the rest of the comments you posted above, I wonder what people will be saying 20 years from now? Amazing. Thanks for sharing this.
- Producer18/06/2017My love, you’re perfect as you are: I’m gonna change youFew things are more important in one’s life, and many have written about it along humankind history: Love No human can live without any of its forms, whether is fraternal, motherly or lovers love. So-called irrational love, (despite there is...
Comments18/06/2017 #26 Anonymous#21 It is an honour to become such a thoughtful comment from you, dear Lance. Thank you so much for sharing here and at tweeter.
(never had so many retweets before, LOL)
You are completely spot on, pointing out that the "roots" are essential.
Sadly enough, we have entered in a spiral of selfishness. Games are "solo" intended, in comparison to the games we used to play. Friendships are virtual.
Old people are not respected anymore, just pushed away of our lives as an old broken toy.
People wrongly understand that in order to keep their safety, not to be harmed, need to put distance to others, not to get involved or committed.
Part of the happiness is as well take the risk of being harmed, trust the others, knowing that they are imperfect too, same as you, and will make errors. So what? Making errors is human, and accepting them is divine.
You might like these post too
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@david-navarro-lopez/those-crazy-little-ones18/06/2017 #22 Matt 🐝 SweetwoodThanks you for continuing the conversation! And while there are many examples of marriages that are wonderful, there i not denying the statistics. A successful marriage requires both people to be in it for the right reasons. Human nature and a greedy system require the change I suggested in my article.18/06/2017 #21 Lance 🐝 ScoularPt2/2 🦋
"In a garden" 🌱🌷🌼🌻🌲
says Chase, "growth has its season. There are Spring and Summer but there are also Fall and Winter 🍃🍁🍂
and then Spring and Sumner again. 🌾🌹🌺
As long as the roots are not severed all is well and all will be well."
Love and marriage also have their seasons.
David, your first list qualities above, from our parents generation (I am 68 and my wife younger 😊) tended to give us the "roots" for the bad season in our garden of LIFE.
My wife Sandie and I have had our "Winters."
Not "Winters of Discontent" but winters of hibernating in preparation for a new Spring.
Aided by 🐝🐝🐝🐝, the outcome is 🍯.
The flavour of the 🍯 changes as our love matures.18/06/2017 #20 Lance 🐝 ScoularPart 1/2
David, I read this earlier to day and then again.
Watched the Jack Nicholson & Hellen Hunt clip.
Read your Catching Butterflies post and this end passage made my mind jump to an interesting book...
..."So better change your strategy, and enhance your “garden”, yourself, your environment, the things you do, how you do them, get rid of the “garbage”, act as if you were used to be surrounded by butterflies,
and they will come pleasantly and willingly to pose in your nose."
And the book is one of my favourite Audible books, Being There by Jerzy Kosinski, Narated by Justin Hoffman.
And the part in the book your Butterfly flew me to was where the President of the United States of America asks the books unlikely hero, Chase the gardener,
"And you Mr Gardener, what do you think about the bad season on the street?"
Chance flustered within, reflects to the only love he has ever had, his garden, reflects, then calmly says.
Pt2...18/06/2017 #17 Anonymous#15 your words of "do what is in the best interests of both persons" makes me think about the other day, when my love told me how could it be I was all the time thinking about how to make her feel better. My response was, that this was my purpose, to make her happy. She asked, what are you doing for yourself to be happy? My answer, I don't know, I am somehow blind to it, this is your purpose, not mine.
To give not expecting a payback, this is love. Out of this, is a trade, if you do expect a payback.
So I see you have a three strands cord:
"Though one may be overpowered,
two can defend themselves.
A cord of three strands is not quickly broken." (Ecclesiastes 4:12)18/06/2017 #16 Harvey LloydGreat post and i would suspect that as the word love has evolved within media so marriage has evolved. Marriage is a commitment of a shared journey. The grass is always greener on the other side but even that grass will require maintaining at some point. I went to a conference on marriage and the speaker really brought forward the concept of where marriage has failed.
We spend more time designing and purchasing a home or a car than we spend on "building" our marriage. This statement really struck me, mainly because i had never considered that building a marriage was necessary as we loved each other. Even further thought was perplexing, how do you build a marriage? I had nothing.
The next few years i started to understand that building a marriage was going through change and understanding the bridges that needed to be built for the next leg of the journey. Previously i had only seen these bridges as my spouses need to change or she looking at me and expecting me to change. We laugh at it now but it was a challenging time in our life and i am glad that we learned how to build bridges together.
Great post and thoughts.18/06/2017 #15 Vincent Andrew@David Navarro López "we have forgotten that marriage is “us” instead of “I and you”." This is why marriage is so difficult. A couple has to learn to listen to each other and do what is in the best interests of both persons. If a compromise is needed, it has to be done with willingness and not resentfulness. It's about a lifetime of communication. It's about sacrifice and commitment to make it work. In my case, it's about putting God in the centre of our marriage. A very thoughtful buzz. Thanks David.18/06/2017 #12 Anonymous#11 Exactly dear Lisa, "Marriages that work develop love that is not easy to explain"
If one has only experienced the lack of it, can only see what love is not, but not what it really is.
Love changes, due to the fact that each individual changes too, and this make the relationship, change, evolve, and in the best case, to get enhanced.
I saw many times my parents understanding each other just with a glance. Later, I have been able to experience it myself, and it is much more enriching as it seems at first sight. Both enter in a secret place on which no one except them can see clearly what goes on, a safe place on which everything is simple, clear and secure. This secret place can only be built by the complicity, together with forgetting willingly some of our "selfish rights", in order to taste the overwhelming flavour of the honey of having the soul caressed, abandoned to each other.18/06/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWell said @David Navarro López. Marriage is give and take. It's mutual and doesn't come without it's challenges. There are many legitimate reasons not to stay in a marriage, eg: Abuse, cheating, no love or friendship and the list can go on. But, we all face challenges IE: raising children together, work, finances, differing opinions and more- those things can be remedied and with time, we move on and appreciate where we were vs. where we are today. Marriages that work develop love that is not easy to explain. Love changes with time. It becomes a deep and rooted friendship along with respect and understanding of the other that changes the dynamics. Thanks for this.18/06/2017 #9 AnonymousOH, Oh, how could I have missed it? I will look at it. @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
Now i understand your words "Isn't this a form of turning the simple into complex? "
In the other hand, the maintenance issue is a complex issue. It was, it is and it will be.
It is funny you mention it, because I was thinking on writing a buzz18/06/2017 #8 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#7 You know better my friend David as you are in the maintenance and repair business. You know well that sometimes you were called over long distances to repair a machine and to your surprise the repair was so simple to avoid attention. Isn't this a form of turning the simple into complex? For more details, you may check my buzz of today. BTW- I wrote a presentation on "Customers Maintenance" two years ago. Maintenance is needed for humans as much as we need it for machinery.
- Producer14/06/201710 Tips To Help You Learn To Love Being AloneYou just broke up from a long term romantic relationship.You are going through a divorce.You are being bullied or shunned at school.You have gone away to school or relocated for a new job and you have few if any friends.Your parent(s) passes away or...
Comments15/06/2017 #32 Susan 🐝 RooksYes to everything there, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood! I have experienced some of that -- two marriages -- and I've been on my own now for about 15 years. I much prefer the lifestyle.
I agree that getting out there and enjoying the freedoms of doing what you want is key. And so is being social; I live in a very small village on a bay off Cape Cod, Mass., and I get a lot of my social needs met just by walking my dogs around three or four times most days. (Small, cute, friendly dogs are a magnet for most folks.) I network like mad; another way to get to know folks.
Thanks for a great article that speaks to so many of us, even if we're not able to admit it.15/06/2017 #30 Tausif MundrawalaI have learned this truth very early in my life when I was a teenager. I was surrounded by many detractors who were readily available to tarnish my image and self-confidence. I opted for reading, writing, painting,drawing etc. I have mentioned in my earlier comments that I love to dance while I exercise. Believe me it's a great stress buster. You need to love and respect yourself. If we are not respecting ourselves neither will anyone else. I wanted to read this buzz very badly but couldn't due to time constraint.
Your story would help others to be cautious enough of any potential danger lying ahead. People, friends and family would ask you to marry as soon as possible but according to me it's the biggest decision of our life which taken properly can build our life and if not would ruin our life very badly.
Am glad that you shared this wonderful buzz with us, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood15/06/2017 #28 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.you forget one point: point 11: read Matt's article thank you @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood it is said: first love yourself, then let others love you more15/06/2017 #26 Simone Luise Hardthi Matt :) great story :) and to be with you on this I can confirm most of your points. Get(ting back ;) in shape, Do something you always wanted to do (and haven´t), Express yourself, It´s your house (now), Network, Be social (and I do both digital & online ;) and last but not least, Gratitude (that I´ve got these 6 key "elements" ;) which are very important to me ;) and I really don´t mind living alone, I actually love :) it ;) (and with approx. 6000 contacts all over the world, you can´t say that I´m alone ;) lol ;) Have a lovely day & evening today :)
Regards Simone :)
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It's important for all of us to be gracious and grateful to those with whom we interact, for in giving we receive. Thanks for another buzzing blog post!
- Producer15/06/2017The Sick DayIt’s Wednesday, no wait a minute, it’s Tuesday. I can barely remember what it feels like to feel healthy. Nothing serious, just bronchitis the 5th day of bronchitis as if I’m wearing earplugs inside a balloon and my tired lungs equate walking a few...
Comments16/06/2017 #24 Shelley Brown#21 @Aaron 🐝 Skogen thanks for your comment. I do need to retire the guilt. It was probably the most important trip of my career at my current company. Oh well!!!! I agree. Total disservice to the folks I would have encountered as well as total damage to myself. Have a great weekend.16/06/2017 #21 Aaron 🐝 SkogenAh, @Shelley Brown, nice to another episode from you. I have decided to "let it go" when it comes to guilt about missing work due to illness. I've learned its a disservice to the people I work with to come to work in full bloom, only pass on my misery to those I work with unintentionally. The work will be there when you get back. Think of it as your body forcing you to take a mental health day ;-). The choice to add insult to injury and place your breast in an archaic vise. . ., that one's on you.
Feel Better!16/06/2017 #20 Shelley Brown#13 @Sarah Elkins "When I hear that "should" in my head, I ask myself: "Is that MY should? Or is it someone else's?" If it's someone else's, I simply let it go and do what I want to do. But if it's mine? I either do it immediately, or I schedule it as a calendar item in my phone and just get it done." Now that's letting go!16/06/2017 #18 Shelley Brown#16 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher The guilt is so stupid and so self inflicted especially because I was supposed to fly. And the "A" word on steroids. (Anxiety) Now that would have been stupid. I love your phrase "Seal's Bark". Now I have to go on Google to hear them :). Thanks for commenting @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher I look forward to having an interest in Burgers and Duck :)16/06/2017 #16 Lisa 🐝 GallagherOh how I remember those days of guilt. Why do we feel such guilt when we are really ill? And, people should be happy we aren't coming in spreading what most likely started out as a virus. I enjoyed the way you put this story together. I saw burgers with Duck as one of the toppings you could choose from while we were in Mo or KS? My husband would not stop in and check it out with me, the menu was on the outside window or door. I really want to try one. I hope you are feeling better soon! I had bronchitis with a seal's bark a few weeks before we left for vacation, that cough is vicious. I'm not sure what's going around this year but I've never seen so many people get sick with similar symptoms and it lingers! Be well my friend.16/06/2017 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorOMW! I used to go through guilt when I called in sick, which was very rare. I had to almost be on my deathbed before I would call in sick. My last employer structured sick days, vacation days, etc. as PTO (part time off), which worked well. I could use my days as I wanted.
Priceless piece @Shelley Brown and welcome back!16/06/2017 #13 Sarah ElkinsIt doesn't always work for me, @Shelley Brown, but in the last few years I decided to give up guilt and replace it with satisfaction.
"Damn. I should go to work today instead of calling in sick. Hmmm... Nah. I'd rather stay in bed for another hour, eat a lazy mid-morning breakfast, and binge-watch episodes of Shetland and drink hot tea... ahhhh... much better."
When I hear that "should" in my head, I ask myself: "Is that MY should? Or is it someone else's?" If it's someone else's, I simply let it go and do what I want to do. But if it's mine? I either do it immediately, or I schedule it as a calendar item in my phone and just get it done.15/06/2017 #7 Praveen Raj GullepalliThat is pure stream of consciousness at play dear Shelley! Guilt is a healthy sign of an active conscience. But folks need not kill themselves pushing it to the hilt ;) q Bronchitis is such a drag! Messed me up bad through four years of high school. Change of place musta killed it eventually (or a couple of other things I done that I cannot mention here ;)... as I moved up North after school for college.15/06/2017 #6 Shelley Brown#3 @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Thanks for the welcome back and kind sentiments. I'm sorry I often go dark. I don't equate my personal worth my work. I equate the work I am doing with handcuffs that provide health insurance and keep a roof over my head. Let's both have a groovy day!
- Producer14/06/2017CLIMBING THE HILL ... an analogy.After being told we were part of something that raised $20.5 Million to help cure cancer in our lifetime, 5,044 of us got on our bikes and began a ride 219 kilometres over two days.As the motivation of being part of something bigger than yourself...
Comments14/06/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 GallagherAwesome @Graham🐝 Edwards. My brother and brother in law are hard core bikers and it goes much deeper for them than just the biking itself. It's the milestones and fears overcome that are accomplished. It's brotherhood with like minded people. Thanks for this and congrats to you!14/06/2017 #2 David B. GrinbergCongrats, Graham. Life is full of hills and mountains. Sometimes it takes a lot of teamwork to reach the top, as not everyone does it alone. I'm reminded of a quote by Nelson Mandela which speaks in part to your analogy:
"After climbing a great hill, one only finds that there are many more hills to climb."
Thus, I wish you good luck on climbing more hills with your team in the future. Thanks for the buzzing blog post, which is very inspiring.
- Producer11/06/2017"Quoteful Shots" with Yogesh Sukal : A day at the museum and surprises.Dear reader, these are my few thoughts inspired with the photoshots captured at various places I recently explored.Continuation from the following blog series of "Quoteful Shots" with Yogesh Sukal, -Buzz 2, -Buzz 3, -Buzz4, -Buzzz5 ...
Comments15/06/2017 #45 🐝 Fatima G. Williams@Yogesh Sukal This sounded like such an amazing walk to the museum. I enjoyed your narration and love the way you explained your experiences. The villa looks like my dream house surrounded with trees. Quite a delightful day. Dogs the best friend to even stranger's. Their love is unconditional. You must read Deb Helfrich's book "A tale of grief and puppy love" to know the extent and impact of dog's affection and love. Stay awesome #Keepbuzzing14/06/2017 #41 Yogesh Sukalwow, that's amazing. Really good know about Frank Lloyd Wright and similarity of his Architecture in central Tokyo to the this museum. seems like surprises are continued as with amazing informative comments.
Thank you @Dean Owen View morewow, that's amazing. Really good know about Frank Lloyd Wright and similarity of his Architecture in central Tokyo to the this museum. seems like surprises are continued as with amazing informative comments.
Thank you @Dean Owen for you contemplative thought. Close14/06/2017 #36 Dean OwenFabulous article and seriously great photography! If you hadn't mentioned it, I would have thought this was a museum in Tokyo. The building is almost Frank Lloyd Write like, quite similar in period and style of the Imperial Hotel on the palace grounds in Central Tokyo, part of which he designed. Fabulous collection. Definitely worth a detour. And thanks @Louis Smith for bringing this to my attention!13/06/2017 #34 Yogesh Sukal#31 The place was really amazing, quite surprised with such variety o experiences from the same place and the same time. The museum day was amazing hence the storytelling. I am really happy to know that you and many bees enjoyed it.
Thank you so much for the positive note @Lada 🏡 Prkic13/06/2017 #33 Yogesh Sukal#32 It is really interesting to know about similarities between an artist's name with japanese art itself as his first name to Edo period of japan. Also glad to know the museums you visited in japan, definitely would like know more about the same. Maybe you could take us there with your experience.
The reason for the Japanese culture museum in Genoa because Edoardo Chiossone was genovese and he spent his last 23 year in Tokyo later his collection sent to Genoa and this museum based on the same. But true about spaghetti and noodles ☺.
Thank you so much for your contemplative comment @Louise Smith13/06/2017 #32 Louise SmithHi @Yogesh Sukal This is a cleverly composed whimsical post that easily draws the viewer into a different reality.
The building housing the Japanese art collection of Genovese artist/engraver Edoardo Chiossone, is also very architectually interesting - clean, uncluttered, simple, big spaces, a perfect example of the juxtaposition of ancient and modern.
A play on words could be made with the name Edoardo Chiossone as his surname is close to cloisonne the French word for the art form of enamelling using a copper metal base and decorating it with enamel, glass and gemstones. This is also common in Japan. I bought some shippou yaki when I was there.
The Edoardo Chiossone Museum reminds me of similar places I have been in Japan often in small out of the way places.
One I love is the Ohara Art Museum in Kurashiki City, Chuo, Japan. I have been there a few times to see the beautiful paintings.
My other favourites are the Pearl Museum on Mikimoto Island near Toba City, Mie
and the Kiri Museum in Kitakata City, Fukushima which is the Museum of "Geta" (wooden clogs).
I really like the glass art work of Japanese sculptor Oki Izumi, please post some more photos of his work if you have them.
What was disorienting for me was the combination of the places - Genoa City, Italy and the Japanese Art Museum.
I guess that's because the Japanese Art Museum is so authentic !
And after all, both cultures love spaghetti and noodles !
@Dean Owen FYI13/06/2017 #31 Lada 🏡 PrkicI like all your posts of "Quoteful Shots" series, but this one is particularly well crafted, beautifully written and with excellent photographs. I enjoyed the tour, from passing the tunnel, through the beautifully presented Japanese art collection, to the outdoor photos of the villa and the city. It was an amazing and unforgettable day at the museum.I can only repeat what Franci said, "This is a masterpiece of creativity."
This post is definitely worth reading and sharing.12/06/2017 #30 Yogesh Sukal#13 Indeed happiness lies in the unexpected moments. I have been few more museums too and each has their uniqueness. It really amazing to interpret the message from the each art or come up with our own reinterpretations. but this museums gave me the experience beyond expectation. I am really happy that you liked it. Thank you @Vincent Andrew @Sara Jacobovici for Positive note.12/06/2017 #29 Yogesh SukalI agree about the hamster wheel point, sometimes we have to pause to get off the wheel and to align with better cause.
But I literally meant that, was little scared to go thtough tunnel. but glad I did :)
Thank you for enriching the buzz with your comment @David B. Grinberg. Always happy to receive you thought.
- Producer09/06/2017Cambodia. A Country Battered, Bruised And Broken, Then Washed Clean With A Billion Tears.In hindsight, perhaps I should not have read, “ First They Killed My Father,” Loung Ung's harrowing and deeply disturbing autobiography of her time during Pol Pot’s misguided revolution (1975 – 1979) which condemned over two million of it’s own...
Comments12/06/2017 #39 Randall Burns@Paul Walters Thanks for the tag, great article, the ruins of Angkor Wat are on my bucket list, strange, mysterious and scary place to be sure. Visions from the movie "Apocalypse Now" came to mind as I was reading your descriptions.Take care of your leg, keep on travelling and writing...12/06/2017 #38 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Paul Walters, as usual, very descriptive. I'm glad Dean was able to point you in the direction of The Elephant bar, sounds like it certainly didn't disappoint! You wrote: "The Chinese, Japanese and Koreans are pouring untold millions into the construction of scores of apartment and office complexes, though who will occupy them? The Chinese, Japanese and Koreans I guess." Those were my thoughts too as I read it before reading your reaction. Wow, I had no idea about the secret prison, Khmer Rouge, that's so sad... understatement.10/06/2017 #35 stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador#20 And at some time,mthe buddah got up from contemplating the bowl on the river and chose the middle path, he started searching tools on google to infrastrcuture his nobel and some other to fabricate a digital edition, which when accomplished, he shared with all the bees in the world. ;)10/06/2017 #32 Ken BoddieG'day, Pak Paul. Now that you've visited the largest religious monument in the world, I trust you are suitably well versed in all things about Vishnu and Buddha? My jealousy knows no bounds but this place is way too large to fit in my list bucket. I need to look at your pics on my Mac later as one of the failings of beBee posts on the iPhone is you can't zoom in Where to next?10/06/2017 #30 Kim ZwalfFantastic read...I can visualise the scenes and emotions you so vividly describe. Although I agree that we owe it to those who deserve to be remembered, whether I have the courage to visit s21 remains to be seen. On behalf of all the wonderful Khmer people I know, thank you for sharing their story.10/06/2017 #26 Dean OwenA visit to the "Killing Fields" and the prison makes a trip to Cambodia a little hard to digest but it does not fade from importance and I agree, we must never forget... I find it particular fitting that they have chosen to keep the blood on the walls and the torture wire frame bed just as they were.
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Comments08/06/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Chas ✌️ Wyatt, thank you SO much for thinking of me and posting a link to her article. I think she's on to something because I'm finding the more I challenge myself to face certain fears IF I choose to and work on pleasing myself without defending myself, it is helping me too. Anxiety and Panic are not good friends! '-)
- Producer05/06/2017"Tales from Paradise" (The Poem)Oh what a life, to live free of strifeRunning the gamut, around the planetGreat wonders I've seen, I may need a vaccineYou think this sounds nice?I call it Paradise!Tall mountains I've climbedStrange languages pantomimedDeep oceans exploredDrank rum...
Comments08/06/2017 #41 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#40 With the exception that the guys didn't look like you, after reading your buzzes and talking to them I had a feeling many of you are full of it. They asked me if I was a foodie since I had so many questions and seemed to understand a bit. He did call himself the Executive Chef, I couldn't remember and I knew Head Chef didn't sound right. I will check out your page. I need to update mine eventually. Not a lot has changed though. Thanks!08/06/2017 #40 Randall Burns#39 Nice @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Yep sounds like a couple of Chefs to me, yes we are "full of it", "Head Chef" is a used term, along with "Executive Chef", "Chef de Cuisine", (or just "Chef"), other positions, different ranks, in the kitchen, Commis, Demi Chef, Chef de Partie, Sous Chef, Station Chef, etc.
I have just updated my profile page, (finally), with my work experience, check it out when you have some time, you'll see some of the different positions.08/06/2017 #39 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#38 That's awesome Paul! Let me know when it's available. I like the idea of meal plans too! PS: @Randall Burns, I was taking pics tonight from the 27th floor at the Hyatt Regency and I kept hearing 2 guys next me mentioning "look at the shots 'she's getting.' Then....... one guy said, hey can you get a pic of both of us and label it "Two Chefs from Denver?" They were serious, haha. I did take 3 shots. I thought of you because they seemed so carefree and well.. full of it ;-) The head Chef.. not sure if that's the term has also been well traveled like you, he even worked over in Italy.07/06/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWow @Randall Burns, I'm glad I had time to check in tonight. We are still in Colorado... left last monday (road trip) and I'm just catching my breath now, LOL. Just in time to leave to drive 1600 miles back home on Saturday. Thanks for the mention, so glad you stayed, it would get quite boring without your praise LOL!!! Congrats on being named an Ambassador. I loved your poem of paradise and all the unique mentions contained within! Glad you put up pictures, really enjoyed those too! Your grandson is a doll. My grandchildren keep me feeling young and well, sometimes a bit more tired than I planned ;-) We are taking them out on a lake on Friday, they are excited. I could envision @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian writing a cookbook, he'd probably say no but give him time. beBee is rocking the buzz!06/06/2017 #27 Randall BurnsWOW! Thank you so much everyone for the overwhelming response and wonderful feedback, I sincerely appreciate it, (Don't really know what to say, LMAO!) @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Ian Weinberg @Wayne Yoshida @Sara Jacobovici @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @Gert Scholtz @Harvey Lloyd @Javier 🐝 beBee
- Producer29/05/2017Dreams to Sell, Fine Dreams to SellAnd so the cycle of life begins. Young Hudson was born at 8.31am on a Thursday. Although the sudden transition from the warmth of the womb to the bright lights and fuzzy faces of a brave new world can be a rude awakening for some, the die has been...
Comments31/05/2017 #42 Lisa 🐝 GallagherCongrats new Granddad! He is beautiful. I love the Scottish lullaby and the message contained within. I have hope for the future generations because so many now having children are thinking globally for their children's sake and also seem to going back to a time that I remember- teaching respect for elders, love for humanity over materialism and so much more. Thanks for sharing such a wonderful time in your lives. I had tears (happy ones) reading this and seeing the photos. We are on the road (well not literally, now), in a hotel for night but we will arrive to see our grandboys in 3 days, it's been almost a year. I can relate to the questions they ask so innocently and I also have time to understand the innocence so much more now that I'm not raising kids. Can't put a price tag on that! Have fun with your new grandson :))30/05/2017 #36 Kevin PashukI have a feeling that wee one will be 'Canon'ized... (as opposed to Nikoned in my case) by his Grandfather's photos.
It could be argued that there is no greater calling, or joy, in being a Grandpa. Congrats to the whole Boddie clan with the welcoming of Hudson into their midst.30/05/2017 #32 Ken Boddie#24 Who is this saintly white-clad high roller with the massive cheroot, and what have you done with my buddy @Dean Owen? Wait one ..... I recognise those failed attempts at humour. Where have you been, Dean-san? I thought perhaps your last blog had been considered admissible evidence for permanent incarceration?
- Producer29/05/2017Expanding the Paradigm of our Perceptions, "Senses", and "Philosophy"This article is in response to Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee brilliant and thought provoking article titled, "Complexity, Stress, Patterns, and Multi-Sensory Awareness", "Do we have as many senses as colours?". ...
Comments06/06/2017 #25 Randall BurnsThanks for the great feedback @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee I agree with your sentiments, Nature is the vehicle that opens us up to reconnect with our "lost" senses.. I'm fascinated with the work that you're doing, it sounds like the right approach in a field that can be difficult to navigate. Your new book is on my list. :-)06/06/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeHow great to come and find your post @Randall Burns - so interesting you quote Carlos Castaneda, whose work opened my eyes as a young teenager. I guess I have been on the path with heart all my life. And for those of us who are, we sometimes find it difficult in a world that applauds the cognitive, the rational, the ego sense. And we still go on for some of us there is no other way.
While you mention meditation and energy as ways to open up. I will add a few others. Being in nature, even just purely walking in nature, or doing things in nature like gardening. And in those moments practising being really present to what we sense. Being open to all senses not only what we are thinking.
Practising the art of some kind, whether that be pottery, or mosaicing, or drawing, or carpentry. The making and doing and crafting with one's hands can take us out of our head and into the magic of being a creator.
Eating and cooking as a sensory experience.
Playing, laughing, dancing. Like the quote said,
“The ultimate truth is like the flavour of an apple which you can’t see with the eye or hear with the ear. The only way to experience it is to put the teachings into practice. Once you taste it, you are no longer in any doubt about its flavour, and you do not have to ask anyone else. The problem is solved.”
- Ajahn Chah -03/06/2017 #21 Gerald Hechtwhoa! Good Stuff; I read a (true) story yesterday from a anthropologist who, along with his wife, had gradually befriended a tribe of "headhunters" in a remote part of the Philippines in the 1980's...and how he came to discover an entirely new emotion...there was no word for it in any known language at the time...the word the tribe used for this "out of control...and viral emotion (once an individual experienced it...it "spread" through the entire tribe) was something like "lignet"...I'm not sure if I'm remembering the English spelling equivalent correctly...but over time, through talking with members of this group --the gist of it ; is a feeling of being "overamped" or "high voltage", that can only be alleviated by the entire tribe engaging in howling (like a group primal scream it seemed) and a ritual head hunt...and one of the members throwing the head as far as they could...IN FACT, that was the ONLY reason they ever engaged in that activity...which was VERY RARELY. This also reminded me of an incident at the end of WWII that I use as an example of color perception in teaching Sensation and Perception; General MacArthur, during the Marshall Plan was assigning Japanese citizens to install traffic signals...when he saw the first examples he went ballistic; he thought they were red, amber and BLUE...he didn't realize that there is that range of EM radiation wavelengths around 480-500micrometers, in that aquamarine/turquoise range that some cultures learn to call "green" and others "blue"...he thought they didn't know how to see....31/05/2017 #19 Randall Burns#18 Thank You @Praveen Raj Gullepalli, for reading and commenting. LMAO! it's OK, I still can't see my hands in my dreams either But even after reading CC's books for 40 years, (started reading them in 1974 when he only had 3 books at that time), I still don't tire of hearing his Tales of his escapades and adventures, and I still take to heart his deeper messages.31/05/2017 #18 Praveen Raj GullepalliThe Way of the Sufis is the Path of the Heart...and the senses...reveling in Song, Dance, Drama, Music and Poetry. If any modern sect comes closest to exalting the senses and perception of life through them then it has got to be Sufism, Randall. The Way of the Buddha is the way of awareness, contemplation and action as per the eight-fold path...many ways to the same Goal indeed! Coming back to Don Juan, I am still waiting for the day I can see my own two hands / palms in a dream ;) My wife had a dream recently in which, after some preamble, she found herself staring at her palms...and when she spoke to me about the strangeness of it all I was immediately reminded about CC and his amazing tales.30/05/2017 #14 Deborah LevineGreat article @Randall Burns. Our spiritual selves, beyond the senses and beyond the intellect, do indeed require nurturing. The patterns of behavior and thought that block access to that realm are often learned early in our lives. Today's fast pace and technology emphasis embeds those patterns deeper by rewarding habits that bypass the spiritual realm in which energy is the language. However, I see a growing number of people emerging from the blank star of today's computerized environment. I am hopeful.30/05/2017 #11 Gert Scholtz#8 @Randall Burns I thought using the word intuitively will catch up with me :). By intuitively I mean that I have an awareness which is not necessarily derived from the senses or from applied thought. But what is intuition then and where does it come from? Well, I think that is what your post is about. Thanks Randall.30/05/2017 #10 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI am driven to write as motivated by this lovely buzz @Randall Burns that "to make sense we have to experience it and then feeding it". I liked so much the two wolves story and the quote " “All paths are the same: they lead nowhere. ... Does this path have a heart? If it does, the path is good; if it doesn't, it is of no use. Both paths lead nowhere; but one has a heart, the other doesn't". We humans have choices, but which one to feed is the issue.
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