- Producer22/05/2017If I Want To Be Free, I’ve Got To Be MeIt’s time I discovered who me is. Automaticity is our ability to do things without occupying our mind with the details required, allowing it to become an automatic response pattern or habit. It is the result of learning and practice. This is a...
Comments23/05/2017 #2 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWonderful buzz @Phil 🐝 Johnson, MBL. I am a simple gal. I find pleasure in seeing others smile and/or laugh. If I were to talk to my younger self I might say, "Don't worry about what lies ahead, stay focused on the moment." I think it's also great when we come to the realization that real friends have no conditions and likewise, we don't have conditions for others as well. I can say this now and if I make it to the grand age of 95, I will say it again, "My children are my greatest allies and I'm thankful I was able to stay at home with them for a good period of time. I'm thankful that they love and accept me as I am, flaws and all. I'd also remind my younger self that a career never defines who we are, what defines us is how we treat others." I think I feel pretty good about all of this now. I just need to learn to go out and play in the rain once in a while, like we did when we were kids. Can you imagine seeing adults sitting in puddles and puddle jumping lol?
- Producer22/05/2017Rendering Unto Caesar That Which Is Caesar’s. The Terrifying Ordeal Of A Tax Audit.Imagine if you will, a pleasant, sunny Friday afternoon when the working week is almost complete and the weekend looms with the promise of time to do exactly what one feels like doing, when suddenly the spell is cruelly broken. At 4.00...
Comments23/05/2017 #24 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#15 The modern day internal auditor is supposed to adopt a collaborative approach and add value to his client. The days of "big stick" auditing are long gone In practice this is sadly not usually the case...hold your internal auditors to account and "peel back the onion" Dean - it's a 2 way street. In practice the "so-what" / "what's the risk test works well when an observation is raised - if they can answer that question on an issue they may have a point!23/05/2017 #23 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA@Paul Walters...great read, I had a good chuckle at the stereotypes you present. As a ex-tax investigator in the early 90's I can assure you that investigating tax offenders was no bed of roses from our side either. My favorite story is when one of our taxpayers excused himself for a minute. On peering out of the window one of my colleagues noticed him burying mountains of records in his garden! Always 3 sets of books maintained - correct ones, ones for the tax office and one for the bank. Asset reconciliations will always sort out the bad guys from those with nothing to hide and if one is in the latter category the tax audit can actually be a positive experience as you will go way down on the risk assessment scale and be left in peace (for awhile at least!)
By the way we used to arrive unannounced ...you were fortunate to have the weekend warning!!23/05/2017 #22 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#20 #21 I wondered if you were working somewhere else at that time. I didn't think you'd have CFO for your work in Bali but hey, one never knows lol. No, it's not a laughing matter but you crafted this well and I ended up laughing more than once.
I need to call Pam. She started a new job over a month ago and has been working long hours. We talked last week and she was going to post something here but must have decided not too because it was a controversial topic for some. I will tell her you were asking about her and maybe that will inspire her to get online. I miss @Pamela 🐝 Williams on beBee!!! She will be back......... said in my Arnold S. voice23/05/2017 #20 Paul Walters#19 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Yup lisa its no laughing matter although after some time one can see the funny side . Yjay was when I had a biggish ad agency until a large multi national came along, gave me a check and told me to go 'gardening ' for three years ( i.e. non compete clause) hence Bali...but you know what...I aint never going back !!!23/05/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Paul Walters, I laughed and I shook. Everyone's worst nightmare. Baby vomit, OMG... can't make that stuff up, oh wait... LOL! The photos were killing me. The man with worms hanging off his head, I bet he has stinky breath too. Not sure why I just wrote that? Bubba, yea bubba's big. Maybe they call him Big Boy Bubba or Triple B because that makes him sound even tougher. What percentage do they charge in taxes being self employed in Bali? I never hated the Eye-R-ES until we became self employed. People think it's easy to become rich when you work for yourself. But after having to pay double for Social Security Tax, payroll taxes, Corp Taxes, self employment tax, pay employees, pay 100% out of pocket for our healthcare premium each month and on the list goes... oh yea and losing contracts, they are never ground in stone, it's tough. I don't want the Tax Maan coming to my house!23/05/2017 #18 Dean Owen#16 "Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet" - was that your brilliance in an era when commercials were often brilliant. Three commercials that stick with me from that era. This one, the VW one:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KgHlAdSpn7Y View more#16 "Happiness is a cigar called Hamlet" - was that your brilliance in an era when commercials were often brilliant. Three commercials that stick with me from that era. This one, the VW one:
and the Levis one with the guy my girlfriend was obsessed with:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wT4DR_ae_4o Close23/05/2017 #15 Dean OwenOnly one thing I fear more than the tax audit, and that is the INTERNAL AUDIT! I mean, whose side are you guys on? Love the flashback to our youth and the Hamlet commercial comic genius of Gregor Fisher (the same guy from "Love Actually"): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FvNdhriwGuM23/05/2017 #14 Peter AltschulerTo an American, @Paul Walters, this is not amusing. Our taxmen eat their young and drag the process out for days. They then gestate for weeks and, sometimes, months before they render a decision. It is like life in a gulag. First, you fear you're going to die... then fear you won't.
Our only consolation in this era of errata is that we now can -- with a bit of cautious confidence -- refuse to reveal our tax documents and claim executive privilege. If that doesn't work, we just rely on our accountants at CYAssociates to pass our ledgers through the kitchen 'til they're suitably well done.
- Producer20/05/2017I've Gotta ConditionI’ve gotta condition. You’ve gotta condition. Everyone’s gotta condition. This one had me perplexed, befuddled, bemused, dazed and confused. Okay! Okay. Any overuse of adjectives, based on past conditions including but not limited to many...
Comments21/05/2017 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#27 ha, I don't want to be a man either. In some ways I think men have it tougher. I only say that watching my husband do work on the outside of the home and repairs inside that I could never do. Thanks to his skills we've rarely had to call anyone in to repair anything which has saved us tons of money over the years. About 5 years ago he took a jackhammer and put in french drains, re-did our basement walls and added a sump pump. Big job, it took about 1 month of heavy work but he saved our basement from being a wet basement. It was beginning to flood at times... that was not cool.21/05/2017 #32 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#18 I'm glad you defined a rag for me @Shelley Brown lol. So I should ditch my tunics? ;-) Ah I do love them. I'm all about comfort and still looking er... presentable but I don't feel I need to primp like I did when I was younger. I don't miss the primping days, too much work.21/05/2017 #29 Brian McKenzieWe dont hold the door open anymore because it's sexist (according to the new crop of SJW's, UK Daily, Boston College "Research" and entirely too much feminist blathering rants on just such topic) and since we can't guess which switch flips for you that day, in what ever phase of Pre, Post, or Perpeta MS you may be cycling through - we afford you the same 3 to 6 seconds of attention we get, remember - you're a strong independent woman that doesn't need a man ~ get your own door.21/05/2017 #28 Lynda Spiegel#5 you hit on my trick, @Deb Helfrich. The reason no one suspects my age (other than my relentless refusal to act it, what ever acting one's age means) is that I have always kept my hair as long as when I was a teenager. And as a "technical model" for Redken, I do get free color, so hiding the pure white that my hair seems to want to be helps, too. But I'm with Franci, I own the number, just not the baggage that comes with it.21/05/2017 #19 Shelley Brown#9 @Jim Murray love you biggly back! It was a great exorcism! Thank you. Mine didn't stem from the Kardashian era it came from growing up in a family were the outsides were more important than the insides and the expectation was that if you looked good you would get married, have children and live happily ever after. I didn't have that season in my life and always felt like something was wrong with me. I know that is a complete lie. xoxo JJ21/05/2017 #18 Shelley Brown#11 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher - a Szmata is a yiddish word for rag but mainly used for a shapeless top. I agree, we do realize our priorities are different. I think a lot of my olderexia came from the fact that I come from a very vain people who valued the outside more than the insides and it's time to just let go. We can be badasses together!21/05/2017 #14 Todd JonesNice Shelley! This is precisely the reason I have decided to stop seeing my doctor for a yearly checkup. During my last visit, he told me that I was in splendid trim for a 65 year old. I told him I was 49. He immediately wrote a referral to an undertaker. I decided that I do not need to cough up a copay to feel old. I can do that on my own if I choose, and I choose not to.
- ProducerThe Wisdom Of The Leaf.There once was an old man. He had a long life of suffering. His skin was full of wrinkles. Every day he walked to the forest to listen to the sounds of nature. He was all alone. The love of his life died at a young age and he never wanted to open up...
Comments21/05/2017 #26 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#25 awe, that assignment I accept, with honor thank you @Jerry Fletcher20/05/2017 #24 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#23 thank YOU @Yogesh Sukal for commenting!20/05/2017 #23 Yogesh SukalI guess you captured japanese belief 'wabi sabi' beaty in the sufferings in this buzz.
Thanks @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.20/05/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#19 thank you spotlights bee @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman20/05/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 you are the legacy @Kevin Baker20/05/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#17 yes queen bee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams beautiful weekend to you!20/05/2017 #19 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman"Hearts that truly connect, will always find a way to meet again" - beautiful story, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.20/05/2017 #16 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 love it when you add such beautiful jewels many thanks @Chas ✌️ Wyatt20/05/2017 #14 Chas ✌️ Wyatt"Well, one can't get over the habit of being a little girl all at once.... I'm sure I'll always feel like a child in the woods. These walks home from school are almost the only time I have for dreaming.... [H]ere in the woods I like best to imagine quite different things…I'm a dryad living in an old pine, or a little brown wood-elf hiding under a crinkled leaf. That white birch you caught me kissing is a sister of mine. The only difference is, she's a tree and I'm a girl, but that's no real difference." ~Lucy Maud Montgomery, "Anne of Avonlea", 1909.20/05/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 my utmost pleasure @debasish majumder thank you!20/05/2017 #12 debasish majumderlovely share as usual @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the lovely post.20/05/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#10 thank you Lance!20/05/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.and last but not least besides all wonderful bees, our graduation bee @Jeremy Miller Many congratulations to you!!!
- Producer18/05/2017Strategic Sustainability Planning: Those Who Fail to Plan, Plan to Fail I look at my grandchildren, and I wonder what the world will be like when they are 40-something. I imagine that renewable resources will be the norm rather than the exception. I imagine a lot of things that aren't necessarily in agreement with the...
Comments18/05/2017 #3 Donna Wood#1 Finding that balance is going to be key to continued ability to operate unhindered. With spring slowly creeping into summer, I worry about the resurgence of the impasse. The pipeline, to my understanding, has been completed, so hopefully this will be a peaceful summer. I just don't know. We have a new governor, so maybe things will be better. We will see.18/05/2017 #1 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SAClear and well reasoned call to action @Donna Wood.From my understanding of the oil economy, with lower prices now the established norm; shale is here to stay.Despite OPEC's production cuts the shale producers will always rebound once prices spike up around 45 dollars ir so.With their low cist base and ability to ramp up mothballed rigs it's a self -perpetuating cycle.A balance between job creation for North Dakotans and enviromentally sustainable and safe shale industry practices is key.I fear this will not be achieved under your current regime which is verty sad.
- Producer03/05/2017Another Day in Loriland - C3 No Shows, and Enough is Enough, Already!Enough is enough. I mean the last month was pretty cool for me. I started my own independent consultant business and had my first skincare client place an order. Yay me! I was able to participate in the launch of a new Hive Kiosk at the Jacksonville...
- Producer14/05/2017My Kidney Donation StoryI blame Brad.I lay in the darkened hospital room, scrolling Facebook through a drug-induced haze, when I recalled a moment on the tennis court with Brad, my doubles partner in high school, and lifelong friend.It was his fault, after all, that I was...
- 13/05/2017I just met Arielle Nobile over on LI and I resonate with her mission to use her documentary skills to bring conversation, understanding, and connection to America. I love this synopsis of her series:
"Each 60-minute episode features a life story. While each episode will follow the narrative line of their lives, an emphasis will be placed on giving a larger sense of their relationship to the world around them, how people view them and feel around them, the wisdom they have picked up along the way in life, and what "belonging" means to them."
Learn more:Meet Arielle Nobile, A Difference-Maker In Documentary Filmwww.linkedin.com Follow Arielle at: https://www.linkedin.com/in/ariellenobile/ A NEW KIND OF WEB SERIES A new documentary web series is bringing more...
- Producer12/05/2017Leading Female Experts and Personal Brand: Who do you Influence?Last week Time Magazine released the profiles of the world’s 100 most Influential People. Jeff Bezos graces the cover and each person featured is a celebrity or political figure. The article about each person is written by another influencer. For...
Comments13/05/2017 #7 Robert CormackGreat post, @Jane Anderson. My great grandmother became a widow in her thirties (four children). They'd been well-to-do up to that point, but with my great grandfather's death, all his companies went to his business partner. My great grandmother (originally a nurse), put her children in a wagon and went to Port Hope, Ontario where she opened a hospital (Grace Hospital). She did the same in Port Perry, Ontario. Going through some old things, I found a small note, essentially a receipt for court costs. My great grandmother had tried to sue my great grandfather's business partner. My great grandmother lost and had to pay court costs of $300! I appreciate the stories where women have been treated unfairly. I appreciate more the stories where the women fought back, refusing to be victims. Thanks for the post, Jane.13/05/2017 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher@Jane Anderson, great story. Many influencers are unsung heros. How cool that she is your great Aunt! I truly believe many people who influence others in a positive light have no idea of the impact they have or had on others. So many ways to influence people without feeling as though the floodlights need to shine on oneself. Thanks for sharing this wonderful story!!13/05/2017 #4 Javier 🐝 beBee@Jane Anderson this is brilliant. I fully agree.
To be an influencer you don’t have to be in Time Magazine or be a celebrity or have thousands of followers on social media, in fact it’s not even about you.
All that matters is who you influence and what impact you can make. We all can make a difference.12/05/2017 #2 Irene 🐝 Rodriguez EscolarWonderful history. Congratulations no doubt you breathe that motivation and integrity in your surroundings. We have a beehive in Spanish, Mujeres, I am going to share your article there, and include it in the list of women pioneers in history. Thanks for letting us know your aunt, a great article.12/05/2017 #1 Joel AndersonWhat a great story. As a father of two beautiful and smart young women, I have always tried to convey to them that their destiny is theirs for the taking.
When I was younger, my father provided me with a gift of William Danforth's book "I Dare You." I think your great aunt epitomizes a few quotes from that book:
“I Dare You, whoever you are, to share with others the fruits of your daring. Catch a passion for helping others and a richer life will come back to you!”
“I Dare You, boys and girls, to make life obey you, not you it. It is only a shallow dare to do the foolish things. I dare you to do the uplifting, courageous things.”
“You can be bigger than you are.”
Thank you for sharing such a great story.
- Producer11/05/2017Hearth Home Part 1You would think a writer would sit in front of a blank piece of paper and the words would pour out. They often do, but it is the organization of those words that comes into play. Thoughts are a jumble that become ideas. It is my task to try to cause...
Comments13/05/2017 #21 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee#19 It's still looking as if I will be on the move come October. Details will come in a post. In the meantime, I wonder if https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/deception View more#19 It's still looking as if I will be on the move come October. Details will come in a post. In the meantime, I wonder if https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/deception might land me in jail somehow. That would be a roof over my head and 3 squares a day. Ironic. Close13/05/2017 #19 Lisa 🐝 GallagherSending good vibes and thoughts @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee!! It's funny, just before I read about hungry and food, I ran to the fridge to find a treat. I tend to do that when reading on my PC or writing! Keep up the good fight, your smart and things will fall into place. Oh, and your heart is in the right place, that accounts for a lot!11/05/2017 #5 Deb 🐝 HelfrichYou are a champion of those who need a voice, @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee.
I am exceedingly impressed with your strength and skill in being able to write about and share with the beBee community your own challenges. And how quickly you processed that hurt, anger, and feeling betrayed by life into a productive and truly needed vocation.
You have expertly shown that in order to stop the worry and anxiety in our minds, we have to take the first step - to accurately document just how fouled up our life feels. There is something about writing it out or talking with a trusted friend. We might have spent weeks circling around a difficult situation in our mind. But the energy of trusting other people and feeling heard and not alone shifts the focus into finding options.
I look forward to be awakened to the stories of just how poorly America provides for her citizens as they age or become challenged by a chronic disease. I know I will be heart-broken. But change often requires facing the truth in very uncomfortable ways.
- Producer12/05/2017Killing Abel – A Simple Case of FratricideI don’t have much time. I will not hide. This is hard for me to write, but it may well be my last piece. I realize this might not be an appropriate venue, and for that, I apologise in advance. Last night I...
Comments14/05/2017 #16 Dean Owen#13 You immediately put me on death row? Trust me, it was self defence! But a good question and one that we've all asked ourselves. Simple grilled fish, bowl of rice and some pickles for me (pretty much like what they serve in Japanese prisons anyway). I assume you would honker for some Matsuzaka beef having done the real thing this month?14/05/2017 #14 Praveen Raj GullepalliYou had me hooked with that intro...pretty dark complicated narrative Dean. Great that you still have love and it is not a case of no-love-lost! I would give anything to get back a brother i lost some years ago man. All the people in your life are there for a reason. As teachers or reminders.12/05/2017 #4 @Julio Angel 🐝Lopez LopezIf the damage had been to me, I would never have said anything to her. But it was my parents, then I said those words, "And however, I love you" since then I have the knife nailed to my body, it comes with me. maybe one day I will take it.
Thanks @Dean Owen12/05/2017 #2 Dean Owen#1 Not too keen on the thought of a Chinese jail cell. I guess it is never too late to make up for lost years, and we all have them. I did with my third (and little) brother when we hit the road together and drove all the way around China. But he lives in Portugal now and it's hard to keep touch. Time to get that knife out of the drawer and cook up some lunch! (probably need to wash it first)12/05/2017 #1 Paul Walters@Dean Owen Thing I love most about your posts is the variety on all subjects , watches, travel, street musicians and now, of all things, fratricide. As I got into the text I was thinking that future musings would be posted from a maximum security prison. Siblings.! I was saddened when I read the sentence " I hadn't seen him for decades' . My only sister and I spoke only on rare occasions until somehow after 'decades' we reached out to each other and now are fast friends. ( I had no idea what an amazing person she is) Blood as they say is thicker than water, even if it is smeared across the blade of your favourite kitchen knife .
- Producer24/05/2016Forever Grateful - Forever MusicInspired by a post by Lorena Negrete on Street Performers, I thought we'd take a little trip around the World in gratitude for all the artists who make this World a better place. Their music unites us, and for one moment, we forget work stress, we...
Comments12/05/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI'm glad @Gert Scholtz posted a link to this @Dean Owen. Love, love it. You wrote: "Their music unites us, and for one moment, we forget work stress, we forget war, terrorism, hatred, politics, sorrow, loss, failure." That is the truth! I never knew the round drum was called a hang drum. We listened to a man from Jamaica play the hang drum on Pearl St. in Boulder Colorado, beautiful and little girls were dancing around him, having fun. My husband turned me on to playing for change quite a while ago, they are great. I listened to Keb Mo sing stand by me... the artist above was great too. Wow, the man in the subway, awesome! Thanks for sharing this.
- Producer12/05/2017The history of story telling. Prologue[Note: this is a multiple parts essay. I will publish the next parts when I actually feel like it or have come up with something that I believe is worth publishing…I therefore use BeBee as my own personal notebook, one that I dare share with you...
- Producer08/05/2017The LetterCirca 1955, MI.''Dear Mama ….can’t sleep. I know you can’t be here and at 17 years old I should be stronger like you. Yes I am a bit worried about the operation in a couple of days, but it’s not that really. Something happened...
- Producer05/05/2017HERITAGE IMBROGLIO!What is heritage? Is it a privilege? We human only can make hype Out of all creature which have life Fanning our culture to ripe An abstract parameter designed by our whims Chanting hymns to eulogize with mystic rhymes...
Comments06/05/2017 #11 Tausif MundrawalaTrees being the vital focus of this buzz made it more special. Being a nature lover I get attracted to anything related to it. Your poems have that essence which strike chord with the one who reads it. This should be used as an anthem against deforestation. Am blessed with each and every word still resonating in my mind. Thanks for this wonderful poem, @debasish majumder05/05/2017 #7 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.it is true trees do so much for us, we should be more aware of their value thank you for reminding us @debasish majumder
- Producer05/05/2017Se Busca, Wanted (Español & English)SE BUSCASE BUSCA niño que sea capaz de renunciar a la atención que le prestan sus padres, a favor de otro sujeto más débil. SE BUSCA niño que sea capaz de ver cómo los demás niños juegan con las personas que más quieren y él no pueda jugar con una...
Comments06/05/2017 #22 Louise Smith#16 ok thanks David. You still wrote it ? It is well written !
@Francisco Jose Paredes Perez
I sense the intense feeling so well expressed in the writing of @David 🐝 Martín Alonso
My friend at 45y had a Downes Sydrome boy - his older sister, her children and his brother care for him as you described.
It takes a great load off my friend as she approaches the last part of her life.
Siento el intenso sentimiento de David Martín Alonso tan bien expresado
Mi amigo en 45y tenía un muchacho de Sydes de Downes - su hermana mayor, sus niños y su hermano cuidan para él como usted describió. Se necesita una gran carga de mi amigo a medida que se acerca la última parte de su vida.06/05/2017 #19 David 🐝 Martín Alonso#3 Gracias por tus palabras @Susana Sánchez Rodríguez la familia de @Francisco Jose Paredes Perez es MUY afortunada en muchos sentidos, yo soy afortunado de haber encontrado a un buen amigo del cole después de años. La vida es un camino largo, muy largo, y como dice él, hay Ley de la Compensación.06/05/2017 #15 Louise SmithI sense the intense feeling @David 🐝 Martín Alonso so well expressed
My friend at 45y had a Downes Sydrome boy - his older sister, her children and his brother care for him as you described.
It takes a great load off my friend as she approaches the last part of her life.
Siento el intenso sentimiento de David Martín Alonso tan bien expresado
Mi amigo en 45y tenía un muchacho de Sydes de Downes - su hermana mayor, sus niños y su hermano cuidan para él como usted describió. Se necesita una gran carga de mi amigo a medida que se acerca la última parte de su vida.
- Producer03/05/2017There is Always HopeI watched with my own heart in my throat, choking back tears, as Jimmy Kimmel recounted the birth of his son. If you haven't had the opportunity to watch it yet, you can see it here. There's a point to this, but, per modern protocol, I am placing a...
Comments03/05/2017 #2 Donna Wood#1 I can't explain what was going through my mind as I listened to Jimmy Kimmel talk. Those of us who have gone before have a duty to stand as a beacon of hope to those who follow. I am so happy to hear that your sister and husband are doing well. We seem to be lightyears away from the medicine of 1968.03/05/2017 #1 Lisa 🐝 GallagherSo happy to hear you had a wonderful Dr @Donna Wood. My sister has 3/4's of one kidney that functions and she was also told by a good Dr in the early 70's she should never have children. She has two grown children now as well, so you are right... we sure have come a long way with regards to knowledge, procedures etc... I saw Jimmy Kimmel talk about his newborn son, I cried because it's evident he's still traumatized and I agree with him, no child should ever have to be without insurance due to a pre-existing condition, as a matter of fact, no human should have to. It almost happened to my husband before Obamacare because we pay out of pocket for our premium and Health America wanted to raise it to 2400/mo. Combined our premium would have been over 3K/mo. Lucky for us they removed that clause and we didn't have to renew with the old insurance. My husband works full time and has rarely missed work even though he had some medical issues.
- Producer13/03/2017How to Make Great Tasting Pizza in Under 10 minutes (sort of)Wayne Yoshida and Lisa Gallagher both asked for my Indestructible Pizza Dough recipe. I call it indestructible because it's nearly impossible to goof it up. It can also handle freezing cooked or not.Pizzas fall into two groupsThere are the...
Comments14/03/2017 #10 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#9 ?? diagnosed celiac? When I had my bakery, I had a ton of customers who thought they were gluten-intolerant, but had no issues with my strong doughs.
I assume it was more an intolerance to the unfermented dough that is so common today.
I can send you recipes for preferment or poolish-based dough in you want to give it a shot. Just let me know what qty to make the recipe for.14/03/2017 #7 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian#6 Yes, you can let this dough sit for quite a while in the fridge. Let's say a max of five days.
Used as a bread dough, the texture is slightly dense but fluffy on the inside, crispy on the outside. I use it for sausages and pulled pork. The crispiness holds in the juices long enough for the insides to absorb them14/03/2017 #6 Renée 🐝 CormierI love making bread by hand. I find the whole process to be really relaxing and pleasurable. I love kneading the dough, watching the yeast bubble up before I add it to the flour, waiting for the dough to rise... all of it. If anyone ever bought me a bread maker, I'd never use it. All the fun is in the process. Now here's my question: Can you let this dough rise in the fridge for a few days? Also, what is the texture of the bread?
- ProducerBee-Li(e)ve In The Dream!A baby bee once asked her mother: "What will I bee when I grow older"? The mother bee - very wise and loving - said the following words covered in sweet honey: "Bee quiet and listen to your heart, it knows the answer." Baby bee did not yet...
Comments02/05/2017 #27 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#26 wow, that is so kind of you to share how they felt and reacted. Love it! Thank you so much @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven02/05/2017 #25 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#24 my pleasure @Joanne Gardocki and thank you02/05/2017 #23 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#11 oooooooooooooooooooo, touched thank you @Yogesh Sukal02/05/2017 #22 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 my pleasure @debasish majumder, your turn now ;-)!02/05/2017 #21 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#13 thank you so much @Heenay Patel02/05/2017 #20 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 awe ... thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman02/05/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#15 ooooo, let me know what your children said once they heard the story @Preston 🐝 Vander Ven!!! Were they smiling? Hope so!!!02/05/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 thank you @David B. Grinberg!01/05/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanWhimsical and sweet. You would be excellent at writing children's stories. @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.01/05/2017 #12 debasish majumderGreat share @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for such lovely insightful post.01/05/2017 #11 Yogesh SukalThat's most sweet inspirational story , and you are amazing bee.
Enjoyed the buzz. Thanks @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.01/05/2017 #10 Tausif MundrawalaIt clearly defines all the bees who are mentored by someway or the other by our fellow bees. After pollinating this platform and getting constructive feedback on the written buzzes our bees get readied to plunge in the intellectual sea of this world. Though brief but worth reading and liking. Thanks for tagging me my friend, @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.
I know you might be waiting anxiously for my feedback on this wonderful buzz. Let me know about my aforementioned comment01/05/2017 #9 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#8 ;-) oh yes queen bee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
- Producer02/05/2017Beware the Shallow PoolsWhen I was young, living on the shores of Lake Sakakawea, my mother and grandmother would always warn of staying away from the shallow pools. Depending on the level of the lake, these pools would form on the shore, usually among the reeds and...
Comments03/05/2017 #5 Donna Wood#3 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee I believe that the majority of Nonprofits operate with sincerity in their efforts, but there are a few shallow pools out there that make it difficult for the legitimate nonprofits trying to make a difference. The money issues became more difficult when the nonprofit industry chose to adopt the corporate model. I'm not really sure how I feel about that, even ten years later today. Without the nonprofit industry, we would live in a much bleaker society.02/05/2017 #3 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeWhile this is all very true, it is a sad fact that money is needed to create and maintain a nonprofit. It is society that drives the need for cash. For instance, in Massachusetts, one must drop over $700.00 simply to record it. It snowballs on from there. It is sad that we must even establish these money-making machines to address society's ills.
- Producer01/05/2017How I became an Award-winning Writer - CONCLUSIONWe’re about to land in Tashkent and I stuff bags of peanuts, napkins, and cupholders labeled “Air Uzbekistan” into my purse. I’m on a mission for the Jewish Federation in Chattanooga where I’m the Executive Director. No other Federation mission had...
Comments05/05/2017 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman#20 It is up and running but it took hours for me to remedy the problem. I had to reset my computer back to when I purchased it and lost some of my information. Thank you to OneDrive I found most of it.
Lesson learned-back up frequently and yes, pen and paper is sometimes the best way.02/05/2017 #12 Deborah LevineDelighted you enjoyed the finale, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher. You asked about the guard - he was not part of our crew. He was hotel staff patrolling the halls and noticed that the door to my room was open and decided to check inside. I did not leave it open & I don't know how it got that way. I often consider it divine intervention and it's one of the reasons I feel compelled to use the life given to me in artistic endeavors. #1102/05/2017 #11 Lisa 🐝 GallagherWell what a great ending to your story @Deborah Levine. I can't imagine how ill you were. How did the guard know to check in on you? Was he part of your crew? The website looks great. After reading your story, it re-confirms that everything happens for a reason. It's nice to say that when something good happens but many times going through a very hard time leads us to the answers we weren't aware we were seeking. Well done!02/05/2017 #10 Deborah LevineWriting about the past is an emotional roller coaster. I resisted for many years and still find it difficult. Yet, it is also liberating and healing. so write your business book @Vincent Andrew and I suspect that when the time is right for you to write your story, you will know. #902/05/2017 #9 Vincent AndrewMy wife said to me the other day that I should write, tell my story. But I don't want to get back into the past @Deborah Levine. It's better left alone and far better to move forward and to look forward. Any advice on this? I like writing and now I am thinking of writing a Business/Economics book specifically for students. "I advise new writers not to wait for some divine signal, but to start writing and keep writing." I guess I better not wait. Thanks for the tag and thanks for sharing your story.01/05/2017 #8 Deborah LevineHere is the Conclusion of my 4-part series on How & Why I Became a Writer. Thank you for your comments on the earlier sections. I hope you'll find the conclusion as inspirational. @Laura Mikolaitis View moreHere is the Conclusion of my 4-part series on How & Why I Became a Writer. Thank you for your comments on the earlier sections. I hope you'll find the conclusion as inspirational. @Laura Mikolaitis @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @John White, MBA Close
- Producer30/04/2017120 BlinksAs I write this, April is coming to a close. But wait, April just started. Heck, 2017 just started. How did that happen? The months fly by so fast, before we know it, it's been a year. Or 10. Or 19. Which just happens to be the number of years since...
Comments02/05/2017 #17 Carla Taylor@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thank you for your kind words. And yes, seeing the best in everyone, loving unconditionally, recognizing that everything happens for us, not to us, knowing there is a purpose for everything that happens in our lives, is all part of Becky's legacy. #1002/05/2017 #15 Carla TaylorSara, I so appreciate your post and your point about fear-based urgency. It is very different from love-based urgency. Becky reminded me to approach everything with a positive, fiercely loving approach to seeing possibilities in everyone and everything, and not to stay in a limited mindset of "there's not enough time". There is always time to let others know they matter. #802/05/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 GallagherHi @Carla Taylor, thank you for sharing Becky's story which obviously, intertwines with yours. I'm so sorry for your loss. It sounds like she was living life to the fullest (especially with the advice she gave you). I'm glad you both had such precious time together. It's great to read that through loss and pain you are able to find that rainbow too!30/04/2017 #8 Sara JacoboviciSo grateful to @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing my attention to your buzz @Carla Taylor. Very powerful story and message. What is interesting is that the urgency in the Da Vinci quote relates to his message of doing; not just thinking or knowing but in the act of doing. It's an urgency that moves us. From this perspective it reinforces how today's sense of urgency is fear based, and that is what prevents us from moving forward. I am sincerely sorry for your loss. You honour your cousin Becky by writing your story. Wishing you strength during this difficult time.30/04/2017 #7 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#6 The beauty of great writing dear @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez is that you feel the story is yours and comments are also yours. Thank you for your wonderful reply. All credit goes to @Carla Taylor who moved us with her beautiful writing. Her story is ours as well.30/04/2017 #5 Carla Taylor#1 @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee Wow, thank you so much! I so appreciate your response. These are the words that flowed out of me at 3 am on a late Saturday night after an incredible week of success and reflecting that I can no longer share it with Becky, who I was just beginning to know this time last year.30/04/2017 #4 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#2 Thank you @@Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez and I am truly indeed happy to be connected with you.
This buzz is still overwhelming my mind. SInce reading the buzz I kept saying to myself "Becky parked her life in the park. This park should be turned into a public park filled with the flowers of the great memories of Becky and the ever-green trees of her standing memories.30/04/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeWhat originally made me pause to read this buzz is the mage cover. It reads "I have been impressed with the urgency of doing". Immediately the buzz of @Sara Jacobovici published few hours ago came to my mind because she discussed brilliantly the same urgency issue.
@Carla Taylor- you are a distinguished human and writer. This buzz is my first encounter with your mind and passion and I simply loved your buzz and the flow of your ideas. I am so sorry that you have lost your niece. You made me feel my hear burning with sorrow.
"Every minute we spend in fear or worrying is a minute we'll never have again"- your wisdom distilled in one great line.
- 01/05/2017The Ultimate Guide To Being An Introvert - Altucher Confidentialwww.jamesaltucher.com John Waters, the movie director, told me the other day where I could go if I wanted to kill myself. I suspect he was even more of an introvert than me. I’ll tell you where he suggested in a second. A few months ago I was at a dinner where everyone...
- Producer30/04/2017Le DégoûtIl y a les trois mousquetairesLes quatre points cardinauxOpposés, crucifiant la terreLes sept nains, les sept mercenairesEt les sept péchés capitauxIl y a cinq doigts de la mainQuatre océans, quatre saisonsUn peu de tout et trois fois rienEt puis...
Comments01/05/2017 #4 Hervé Sabattier#2 Oui Pascal, en tous cas ce n'est pas désagréable comme on pourrait le croire à priori. Comme avec les autres émotions, il faut bien les comprendre, bien les apprivoiser, ne pas se laisser submerger par elles, car elles peuvent être envahissantes et prendre ce qu'elles nous offrent de bon...
- Producer30/04/2017OSMOSIS OF AVARICE!Five years old daughter of Aloke, Ritu is craving to her Dad, ‘Dad, you please come little early. Without you how I will celebrate my birthday? My all friends are invited. They equally want the company of my dear Dad. I don’t want to buy any...
Comments01/05/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia HoffmanIt seems some decision makers don't have the human race nor our beloved planet in their best interests, no matter where we live. The selfish desire for wealth and power is increasingly alarming. What is so unfortunate is we don't know about the corruption until a disaster happens.01/05/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.mmmmmm, sad @debasish majumder, sad stories remind us that it is not evident when everything goes well, gratitude is the answer for that!01/05/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery sad stories of the two families indeed. Making cuts to save money on behalf of human lives happens throughout the world sadly. I think of all the fracking that takes place in the US and they have proven there's been an increase in Earthquakes in the areas that do fracking yet nothing has been done. Oklahoma is one such state that was not prone to Earthquakes but that's changed since fracking began, not to mention all the poisons that spill into the soil which travel to the water that people use and consume. We need to take better care of mother earth. My heart broke when I read of that poor gal losing her father (on her birthday, no less) and even for the entire family that was killed in the accident.01/05/2017 #10 Ian WeinbergThanks for a screenshot of life in its multi dimensions. Indeed there are much more complex and timeless systems in play that influence every aspect of our existence. The question is - has mankind reached a threshold level of presence wherein the very source-files of the system may be corrupting? Thanks for this thought-provoking buzz @debasish majumder01/05/2017 #7 David B. GrinbergNice buzz, Debasish. It's very unfortunate that many politicians in the USA and elsewhere are climate change deniers despite the overwhelming evidence to the contrary. That age-old saying is really ringing true: "You can't fool Mother Nature."
To wit: decades of environmental degradation caused by greedy corporations, Big Oil, and carbon producing industries worldwide have only contributed to a host of already alarming problems, including: unclean air, polluted water, record-setting temperatures, rising sea levels, super storms, melting ice sheets and ozone layer depletion (in and over Antarctica), etc. It's a long and ugly list on the road to ruining the only planet we currently call home. A sad story indeed.
Bee Stories In English3K buzzes
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