- Producer08/12/2016Dance O'Reilly Dance !2024 Somewhere in the suburban area of West Dublin, at an early city council meeting you could hear a local politician quoting a UK official statement made in 2016:’’We need to talk about the impacts of immigration in a level-headed way, as well as...
Comments09/12/2016 #5 Pascal Derrien 🐝#4 agree with you @Jim Murray , this could happen easily today in Ireland and I have been getting a lot of flack for my positions, the policy makers love to gesticulate and are spoofing on daily basis but action is nowhere to be seen, we are going to hit a wall soon (no pun intended)09/12/2016 #3 Dean OwenI think many of us can relate to some part of this story. For me it was the peer pressure bit. I was on a bullet train last week when I asked a Chinese man to not talk so loud on the phone. He started screaming at me. The train police came and he continued. They just filmed everything. Then another Chinese man started talking to the train police and said I was right, the guy was too loud, and I was brave for taking a stance. The guy who defended me started getting kicked by three Chinese guys for defending a foreigner. It was all a bit weird. I'd thank the guy for not bowing to peer pressure, but the police had to usher him off for protection....
- Producer06/12/2016A volcano, a bit of History and a road trip The ContextBefore I jump into the heart of the matter, I think a bit of context and storytelling landscaping is necessary to fully grasp the volcanic aspect of what I am about to share. I rarely speak about my day job but I suppose I can make an...
Comments08/12/2016 #18 Lisa GallagherWhat a harrowing yet unforgettable experience @pascal! Are things coincidences in life or fate? Do you often wonder after meeting Anna and her father? I can't imagine the exhaustion but oh, the story this tells today! Quite interesting and thank you for sharing. I remember that Volcano being broadcast on the news. What a long jaunt home!07/12/2016 #11 Praveen Raj GullepalliAfter Dean's long wall Chinese road trip this reads like a European saga on rails Pascal! Whew! That musta been a testing time...waiting game...nice emotional twist at the end...yeah but I missed out that volcanic eruption disruption bit...what was it about anyway ;)07/12/2016 #8 Pascal Derrien 🐝thanks @Ken Boddie, it was indeed exhausting especially since we had no clue when the ban would be lifted, the two scots were a bit shell shocked by the experience of driving thru Ukraine to Poland and sensing this their Ukrainian driver agreed to help them reaching a Nordic harbour I am pretty sure he ended up having a scot accent by the end of the trip :-)
- Producer02/12/2016Why you NEED to SpeakSIGN UP ONLINE HERE FOR MORE SPEAKING TIPS, VIDEOS & TUTORIALSWhy YOU need to Speak “If we wish to be a person of greatness, it will require a stunning release of love into the world.” (Brendon Burchard) You NEED to be a Speaker or...
- Producer01/12/2016Lady LoveDonna was her name. A wonderful woman. Always busy. Working hard. Christmas was approaching. She loved this time of the year. Cosy houses, candles burning. Presents around the Christmas tree. Happy children's eyes. Her smile was mysterious. Nobody...
Comments01/12/2016 #4 Donna-Luisa Eversley@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc..hahaha😂😂😂😂..😘😘😘😘 OMG...and the fairy tale could be a sign...I'm always in the supermarket...one of my favorite places..😂😂😂..🤗🤗🤗 can't stop laughing. Hmm like that romance story, especially the four legs ...hahaha 😊😚 not sure if to blush or go below the covers... Thanks my friend...I will never ask you for a horror story! This will be my Christmas treasure...ahhh...🎁🎁🎁🎁anything you want is inside my fairy godmother @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc01/12/2016 #2 Deb Helfrich@Donna-Luisa Eversley - Stop whatever you are doing and feeling and read the truth ~ Life is as simple as asking! There is power in asking. There is power in believing. And there is power in exuding love, even when you aren't quite sure where the intended target is.
@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc, You have a soul full of gifts. Magical powers with words that summon images that tickle our beings into joy!
- Producer30/11/2016Storytelling FestivalsI always thought storytelling was a lost art, however, it is alive and well and growing, just listen to many of our songwriters and popular songs. We all love a great story, and a great way to sample the incredible diversity of stories and...
- Producer28/11/2016Out of a Silent World My name is Owen Carlson, today is Thursday 28th of March 2019 and I have an important meeting with Catherine Jones somewhere in the middle of Cardiff. I am a carpenter by trade when I was 12 I wanted to be an astronaut but my father Harry convinced...
Comments28/11/2016 #11 Pascal Derrien 🐝#9 ah thanks for the kind comment and for dropping a line @Sara Jacobovici I know a few real adoption stories some are positive and some others are.....different. There are some extra layers of complexity depending where you live and the circumstances it is a tricky topic28/11/2016 #9 Sara JacoboviciI very much appreciate your writing @Pascal Derrien 🐝. I experience the question of identity as the core of what makes us human. My very close friend is adopted and so is her younger brother. As adults each had their own journey in discovering their biological parents, very different experiences, very different impacts. Each carries their own story. Thanks for sharing Owen Carlson's.28/11/2016 #7 Deb HelfrichPhenomenally deep questions right on the surface of life, @Pascal Derrien 🐝. Are we our nature or our nurture? As an adult, what is the margin of difference that might have played out in who we are and have become if we had a different set of parents? If we do find out does that change us tomorrow? With no one to consult about the facts, is it worth thinking of the alternative us? How could we not?
- Producer25/11/2016Lesbian leadership in Science Fiction: Peace Lords introduces Daniella NemethI have a friend I have known since high school who realized later in life she has a homosexual sexual preference. I thought about her when I was thinking about creating this project and I wanted to give her a character she could identify with. Let...
- 15/11/2016Report writing is a lot like going to the gym - hard to motivate, leaves me tired and sore, but it puts me in better shape and I'm always glad I did it...Jesse Caesar on Twittertwitter.com “It can be painful, but the process of report writing can deliver fresh connections and organizing principles #writing #messaging...
- Producer13/11/2016The Beginning - the Final EpisodeWelcome to the continuing fictional saga about the life of a young female Indian warrior. This is the final episode and I hope you have enjoyed this fictional series. As I have written at the beginning of each episode: We are each our history and...
Comments15/11/2016 #24 Pamela L. WilliamsThanks one of my very nice writers😊! I'm so glad you like the story. It's been a both fun and challenging! @Paul Walters was the other one! What is it with me and Pauls lately! @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian has been such an inspiration to me for social media and now you two writing rock stars IMHO! #2315/11/2016 #23 Paul KemnerWow- this series is an excellent first fiction! Writing serial stories seems to be a great way to get started- you get feedback and encouragement as you go along, and it's a lot easier to get someone to try a short chapter instead of something that will take weeks to read.
I agree with you that the female warrior and high-elder words would be the ones to keep- they describe important characters. You're using them frequently, so we get a chance to learn them.15/11/2016 #22 Pamela L. Williams#21 I always thought I would love to get an actual Passamaquody tribal member to teach me how to say the words. On the site where I found the words there are pronunciations available, but even still they are extremely difficult to verbalize. You never know exactly how they sound things out. Like German. I sometimes find myself reverting to German pronunciations of certain words that I can tell are of German origin. No I don't speak German but I took so many German grammar classes the pronunciations come easily if the vocabulary does not.!!15/11/2016 #21 Deb Helfrich#20 That's one of those things that someone will either love or hate. I thought it brought so much of the world alive, and you used the parentheses at just the right time. But for a larger audience, I can see it being a stumbling block...there has to be a both/and situation of using the words as enrichment while keeping the readers in the flow of the story. Audio comes to mind..... a short clip of how to say the words might help the sounders-outers in the crowd, for instance.15/11/2016 #20 Pamela L. Williams#19 If I do a rewrite and expand the story I've decided, with the help of some very nice writers whom I turned to for advice, to simplify the use of the words, but there are some I'll keep just because I liked them! Like the word for the high elder and the female warrior. They seemed add 'punch' to the characters. and roles.15/11/2016 #19 Deb Helfrich#15 I did want to report back that I both am glad I binge read the first 9 installments, because it really built a world for me, but that my initial reason, to be able to follow the complex use of names, turned out to not be an issue. You did a great job in keeping the flow of all the new terms easy to remember without the reader needing to generate their own cliff notes.15/11/2016 #17 Pamela L. Williams#12 Well I sent you on a roller coaster ride of emotions on this journey @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I'm so glad it ended with a happy sigh for you. So, how are you feeling about Running Deer now? Go ahead, admit it, maybe we all have the potential to be a bit mean when our heart is broken. We're human, all of us, we all say and do things we wish we could take back. It's about finding the strength to move on, just one step forward.15/11/2016 #16 Pamela L. Williams#14 I thought hard about the ending, even as I was writing the other chapters. I wanted it to end realistically; we all suffer losses and sometimes sacrifices have to be made to move forward in life. As I wrote in my reply to Franci; it ended with hope and dreams for the future. You've been a wonderful fan Fatima! thank you for that, my readers gave me the courage to finish the story.14/11/2016 #14 Fatima WilliamsOMG @Pamela L. Williams I love the ending and it's a perfect end for this drama. I would have loved for them to have met to rekindle the love they had, which was blinded by guilt and revenge nevertheless I love it. Thank you so much for giving us such an entertaining engrossing story that connects to each one of us at a different level.
I am your fan and then your sister. I've loved fiction since I knew how to read and this is going to the grave with me. An absolute entertainer. 🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗🤗 High five ✋✋✋✋✋✋14/11/2016 #11 Deb HelfrichWow, as far as I am concerned, it is the happiest of endings. Some times we just don't fit somewhere and we would fit perfectly somewhere else. Especially when someone with a very prominent role seems against us.
This was a gift, @Pamela L. Williams View moreWow, as far as I am concerned, it is the happiest of endings. Some times we just don't fit somewhere and we would fit perfectly somewhere else. Especially when someone with a very prominent role seems against us.
This was a gift, @Pamela L. Williams Really and truly a fantastic piece of art. Close13/11/2016 #7 Lisa Gallagher#6 I think I understand your mushy self a bit! Remember, dont lose hope . Its easy to let go of hope when things feel as though they are crumbling around us, thats when we need others as reminders or 'pick me uppers'.. no not drugs (referring to my phrase, uppers') lol, just ways to uplift our spirits!13/11/2016 #6 Pamela L. Williams#4 I'm going to show my mushy self again and admit that I was sitting in my favorite coffee shop downtown and cried as I wrote the last few paragraphs of this story. Whether they were tears of happiness that Kisuhs Nicanol and Running Deer found peace or tears of sadness because she had to leave all that she knew is still a question I'm asking myself. What I liked most about the ending was that the high elder, a true leader, was willing to make the sacrifice of banishing his wife if Kisuhs Nicanol chose to stay, that he also realized that if the young warrior was to live life to the fullest she had to make the decision to simply live. As I told you on the phone; I don't understand where this story came from, or why I was driven to write it, but I know it wasn't mine. Live in Peace and Hope my friend.13/11/2016 #5 Pamela L. Williams#3 As I told Deb in a comment; not what I would call a 'happy ending' but the best ending that could occur. Sometimes sacrifices have to be made for the betterment of everyone. She now has family and hope, and in the end, isn't that what matters? That after all the trials and tribulations that we all suffer, that there is in the end; hope?
- Producer13/11/2016Open Letter to a Wealthy Slave Friend I wrote and published this open letter on LinkedIn two years ago, in the middle of the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.I removed it a few days after, not to put anyone in trouble.Today, I feel it is the right time to post it again."The only way to...
Comments16/11/2016 #3 Lisa GallagherWow @Hervé Sabattier, this moved me to tears. I will send good wishes to "Fannie," when I go outside to wish upon a star as I often do. What a good friend you were/are to her. I pray one day you meet again. Fannie is an angel on earth. You are such a caring man! Thank you for sharing this Herve. Ebola is a horrible virus, I can't imagine the working conditions.
- Producer06/11/2016Javi vs the Plow: Speculative FictionThis post is inspired by Phil Friedman's recent "Two Pizzas and a shovel." It made me remember something I read years ago. I have no idea who wrote it and when. This is me remembering the gist. It strikes home because my family immigrated to...
Comments12/11/2016 #71 Pamela L. Williams#63 Sweet memories; my stepfather loved Jameson and always kept a bottle on hand. I learned to 'mix' his drinks by the time I was 10. (that would be Jameson on the rocks, not a difficult drink to make, but I still remember; it was 3 ice cubes, and two shot glasses of whisky, swirl to chill :-) ). He let me take a sip one time, that's all it took for a 10-year-old! It tasted nothing like the Iced Tea I expected!! But I still remember the hearty laugh my facial expression received. Now I love an occasional whisky on the rocks; I think it's a nostalgia thing.11/11/2016 #66 Aaron Skogen#65 I do try to stay on the right side of the law Paul. So to your point, I would need to obtain a micro-distillery permit from the state of Minnesota (for a nominal fee) :-) I've actually thought about it. . . I was looking to expand my home-brewing into a micro-brewery (NV Brewing™) a few years back after receiving several awards including a Sweepstakes award for my Black IPA, Diabla Negra. Whiskey would be a nice addition to the portfolio, IMHO. Plus, I could then use Buddy Guy's tune as our theme song!11/11/2016 #60 Sarah ElkinsOh dear, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian and @Aaron Skogen, this reminds me very much of our first winter in Montana! I was prepared, I spent high school and college in Colorado. My husband? Not so much. I have to say that my first winter after buying our little Subaru Outback Sport was pretty fun with the studded snow tires. We park behind our house, off an alley. The snow was well above the bumper and I backed right out, no problem at all. The trick to surviving that kind of winter? Lots of Irish whiskey. Love this.07/11/2016 #56 Laura MikolaitisPriceless! I laughed out loud. Great post @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian. Growing up in Northern NY I could relate. We had some pretty harsh winters - and they still do. I can remember snow banks as high as the street signs. In fact, I think there's even a picture of me on top of one of them. No need for that to resurface though. Needless to say, this was very entertaining - thanks for sharing!
- Producer06/11/2016Two Pizzas and a ShovelTHEY SHOVEL A LOT OF THINGS IN CHICAGO, BUT NEVER BULL CHIPS...The more things change, the more they remain the same...At least, that's the way it is in Chicago.I was born, raised, and lived there until I was an adult. Right in the inner city. First...
Comments08/11/2016 #46 Aurorasa SimaHahahaha .... and we all know from your video that your wife owns a taser and is not afraid to use it. Also safer for the delivery guy (and the guy with the shovel)
Yummy. I also often make my own pizza (beside dough) .. On anything tomato sauce I like basil and oregano.
Yeah, the quality of the cheese makes half of the pizza.
When I still ate meat:
- Ground beef, onions, jalapenos and corn
Now MOST favorite
- No tomato sauce but: Garlic, serrano pepper, feta, black olives, grilled red pepper
I like my pizza to remind me that I am still alive. Serrano pepper does that.08/11/2016 #45 Phil Friedman#44 Yes re anchovies, Aurorasa. I make pizza at home for my family. I use Boboli pre-baked pizza crusts, add my own sauce (spaghetti sauce with a couple of pinches of sugar to kill the acidic after taste) and the best mozzarella cheese I can find. Piles of it. Add chopped onions, and topped cherry tomatoes. Sprinkle with a mixture of Parmesan and Romano cheeses. Bake 15 minutes in preheated oven at 450 degrees F. Better than just about anything you can get in a restaurant, with not much more effort that baking a frozen pre-made. The piece de resistance are the addition of flat anchovy fillets in olive oil.
But my wife and daughters won't let me put them on until after the pizza is baked. And even then they make me keep the anchovies in a glass container, and add them only to MY pizza as I eat it piece by piece. Not only that, but they make me sit at the den coffee table, while they sit at the country kitchen breakfast counter. Living in a household full of women is not easy.08/11/2016 #44 Aurorasa Sima#38 Good trick to keep Pizza safe. The taste and smell sticks, even if you remove the anchovies.
I´d love to hear more stories about your teenage years, I believe it was an interesting time in a quite unique place.
Growing up in Germany is what I love about Germany so much: Normal, liberal, boring and safe. Nothing much to talk about.08/11/2016 #43 Aurorasa Sima#39 I´ll throw in some history (besides old Egypt it´s the only bit of history I know. Pizza and Pyramids, maybe a bit Indians)
Etruscans (800 - 100 before Christ (hope that translates) have known something very similar to Pizza. It can´t be tracked down to a single region.
Assyrians were baking Lahmacun as early as 2000 before Christ.
The existence of the first Italian style pizza is estimated to be since the middle of the 18th century.
To my knowledge, the dough was medium thick (more thin than thick) and as you said pizza was a poor man´s food and they threw on top of it leftovers.
Chicago, if you say the Italian community I trust you, seems to be the inventor of the Deep Dish.08/11/2016 #42 Phil Friedman#41 Interesting thing, Paul, is that most people who spend some time in Chicago think it's a much friendlier big city than NYC. It's hard for me to be objective, as I was born and raised, and so feel comfortable in Chicago. Although for a long time now I've considered Toronto (and Canada) my spiritual home. Thanks for reading and commenting.08/11/2016 #38 Phil Friedman#37 Okay, Aurorasa, let's set the history books straight. When I was very young, growing up on west Roosevelt Road, pizza was available at bars and a few "pizza joints". It was all thin crust (pre- Uno and Due), and available in only three versions: plain cheese, cheese with Italian sausage, and cheese with anchovies. I took up eating anchovy pizza as a teenager. Almost all of my close friends were strapping big football players. When we went out for pizza, they would devour entire extra, extra large pies before I could finish one piece. But once I started having my "share" topped with anchovies, my share was always there, waiting for me, no matter that I ate a lot slower than they did. Hunger is the mutha of invention. :-)08/11/2016 #36 Phil Friedman#34 Aurorasa, having grown up in Chicago, I knew there was no way any police were coming out in that storm to deal with an "old guy" whose car was stuck in the snow. For once they got out there, if it turned out I really was stuck in the snow and blocking traffic, they would have been bound to stay with the situation until a tow truck arrived, and that would likely have been several hours.08/11/2016 #35 Phil Friedman#32 #33 Thanks, Wayne, for reading and commenting. With regard to the telephone number for Pizza, Pizza, the real interest in that it is probably one of the most successful national marketing campaigns ever. The jingle was "Nine six seven, eleven eleven. Call Pizza, Pizza." https://youtu.be/uEXbdWQ-_UI08/11/2016 #32 Wayne YoshidaExcellent story Phil. Now I know why you live in Florida. There are several morals here. Like the keep shoveling while talking thing. By the time the cops arrive, you'd be done, and issue solved. Patience and perseverance. . . The art of negotiation - Buy the pizzas plus a tip. . . and the consequences between a couple pizzas and a shovel . . .
I lived in Mammoth Lakes for a year (ski town), and I don't think they (we) did the chair thing to mark one's parking space. However, I do know how important a shovel is in snow country. I was really pissed when my shovel disappeared from my front porch one early morning. Turns out my neighbor borrowed it to get his car out of the driveway. . . and left it at the parking space. . .
How about this one: I met a co-worker who grew up in Sunny So. Calif. and never traveled very far from home. We went on a business trip to Boston during the winter for a couple of days. Our rental car had a snow brush/ice scraper on the front seat. He thought it was a back-scratcher. Funny true story!07/11/2016 #31 Phil Friedman#30 yep, Andy, you did read this before in a W4W discussion on LinkedIn. And actually you were the person who encouraged me to share the story as a post. I commented on your piece on The Good Man Project --- totally trashed the post. Naw, just kidding. Solid post that everyone should read. My best to you.07/11/2016 #30 Andrew Books#1 You dare write about snow? What the hell, Phil.....are you trying to depress me? What's next....a reminder how the Bears beat the Packers last year? Friggin' Floridians...:)
I know I've read this before, so good to see it here. Remember when we used tyo see snow like this in November? I know it's not PC, but I think global warming is good for Wisconsin. Just saying....
Best to you!07/11/2016 #29 Phil Friedman#28 It is true, Richard, that snow storms leave many who park on the streets to their own devices. I have to say that, on the whole, Chicagoans are a pretty decent lot when required to work through the dislocations created by storms. For example, while this small "incident" was going on, at least a couple dozen people came to turn onto the street, saw what I was trying to deal with, and simply took another route around the stoppage. Thanks for reading and commenting.07/11/2016 #28 Richard Buse@Phil Friedman. Thanks for sharing. Oh, the joys of locating and securing a place to park in a crowded northern urban area after snow has amassed. I lived in Milwaukee for 41 years. The city government was proficient at quickly and thoroughly plowing streets, but that efficiency hinged on adherence to winter parking restrictions that greatly reduced the number of available parking spots.. Winter parking rules were enforced and violators faced fines, towing fees and vehicle impound fees.
- Producer03/11/2016Make Them Feel It"People will forget what you say, but they will never forget how you made them feel." (Maya Angelou) Truer words in speaking have never been said. My wife drives a Lexus. I'm not saying that to brag, but to prove a point. When we were car shopping,...
- 03/11/2016My nomination for the @Kevin Pashuk challenge goes to @Irene Hackett
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@irene-hackett/beauty-surrounds-and-supports-us-can-you-see-itBeauty Surrounds and Supports Us – Can you ‘See’ it?www.bebee.com Did you see the glory of the sun breaking quietly through the dusty shadows of your bedroom window this morning, greeting you with a gentle,...
- Producer01/11/2016A Resurrected Man to His LoveBlue Wolf, Very sorry you didn’t receive my eCard. It was to wish you a happy Saint Adelina day. I am fine. Well, not that much, but I am OK. I am alive. I left ICU three days ago, and now I am in my own room in...
- Producer05/09/2016Cause that is how we are!Andrew said to Harriet, "you can take my place just don't cook the curry!"Perhaps Tubman didn't realize how privileged she was to not have been one of Jackson's 300 slaves.My buzz about: How's *Your* Privilege? by Nicole Chardenet It seems like the...
Comments08/09/2016 #20 Ben Pinto#19 Mags, I couldn't help notice that you tagged @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian here and you may not have noticed that he is the thinker model I used for 'sit on b.' That may have given it away, but if it didn't, that's ok, because I do like to keep a mystery going for as long as possible. The suspense is like a page-turner...07/09/2016 #19 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#6 I love the idea of a Gripe Hive. Ben, this opens up a slew of negativity Quotes. For Mental Health and balance in making sweet honey, what other kind of Hive would be most appropriate? The one on Positivity? Outer Space? @Franci Eugenia Hoffman View more#6 I love the idea of a Gripe Hive. Ben, this opens up a slew of negativity Quotes. For Mental Health and balance in making sweet honey, what other kind of Hive would be most appropriate? The one on Positivity? Outer Space? @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, @David B. Grinberg, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian? Close07/09/2016 #17 Lisa GallagherYoung and immature, her complaint ok.. whatever, I get it, she doesn't like the smell of curry. But for the news to pick this up and make it about racism, not cool at all when there is real racism taking place all over the globe. That undermines the true meaning of the term. Maybe she was sweating curry? LOL07/09/2016 #13 Nicole Chardenet#11 I dunno, I think it was a simple case of two immature girls who weren't used to living with people they weren't related to. I'm reminded of the old Buffy the Vampire Slayer episode where Buffy meets her new roommate Cathy who's a bit high-strung and spazzy, plays the same damn Cher song over and over, and labels every food in the fridge with her name that she bought herself. Not, you understand, that it's any great picnic to live with a vampire slayer either...
And oh yeah, they were both white. So I doubt they got interviewed on the radio. :)07/09/2016 #12 Nicole ChardenetLOL! While I'm a fan of curry, I'm NOT a fan of curried gym socks...so you just keep your smelly curried gym socks out of my face!!! But if you want to curry some chicken go right ahead. Here, I'll make up some basmati rice and run down to the store for some naan...and you can't have naan...ha ha just kidding! :)05/09/2016 #6 Ben PintoI have removed my gripes about gripes and am posting this answer to another gripe into 'Gripe.' This would be a great hive to join to learn what others are complaining about: @John White, MBA, @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, @Javier beBee, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, @Federico Álvarez San Martín, @Matt Sweetwood, @Cristian Randieri, PhD -President & CEO of Intellisystem.it @C_Randieri,05/09/2016 #3 Ben Pinto#1 https://www.bebee.com/producer/@nicole-chardenet/how-s-your-privilege
I would have just commented, but my rant ran over 2000 characters.
- Producer31/10/2016The More Things Change the More They Stay the Same (1971/2016)This is the cover of Mad Magazine from April 1971. You could purchase this irreverent, parody-featuring publication for a mere 35 cents. I discovered it in a box full of Life, Look, and McCall's magazines spanning from the mid-1940s to the late...
Comments31/10/2016 #2 Phil FriedmanBroken? What was broken about it? We had Tricky Dick Nixon in the Oval Office and Spiro "Bagman" Agnew accepting payment of old bribe debts in the VP's office. We had a bunch of friggin academic would-be Nazis continuing to stage us through a war of attrition using modern warfare against an essentially dug-in agrarian nation, in an exercise in futility. Broken? You bet. But repairable. But watch what happen if by some cruel twist of fate Trump gets the opportunity to dismantle our fundamental institutions of government because he doesn't understand it care about what has enabled the Republic to endure. Thanks Randy. And give my regards to Alfred E.
- Producer28/10/20163 Ways to Capture Your ConfidenceThat speech you want to give. That step you want to take. That person you want to talk to. Whatever it is that is holding you back...it's time to let it go. It's time to take action. Most people live with regrets instead of living with the...
- Producer26/10/2016Vending Machines Are People TooAND THEY DO RESPOND TO HUMAN INTERACTION...Preface: This started out as a comment for Jesse Kaellis's "Vending Machines" , which triggered this memory from another life. Which must be some sort of recommendation --- for Jesse's writing, that is....
Comments29/10/2016 #31 Phil Friedman#24 Jim, please know that I am sincerely touched by your sacrifice, for I know that you are a seriously dedicated baseball fan.
I agree that something might be lost in translation in my exchange with Maria, which is why I began, I believe, in a light vein. Unfortunately, I have found --- and you all can, if you want to, lay this off onto having a "negative" outlook on life --- that a high percentage of professed Messengers of Lightness and Positive Energy have a dark component that emerges when they meet what they see as the slightest bit of resistance or rejection. I lay this off to them actually being posers, whose out-flowing love is only a facade that covers their core desire for bringing attention to themselves. For I believe that a true proponent of positive energy and love would meet perceived negativism with even more love, or at the very least with indifference. I think I remember a Jew named Jesus once telling people that.
Thank you, as well, for noticing the metaphor that runs through the story. I was starting to think that the whole thing was simply too obscurely written, and that I should go back to writing exclusively about boat building and the marine industry. And your comment has at least encouraged me not to give up --- yet. I think.
I hope that by now, you've returned to your game, and enjoyed the rest of your evening. Satisfied that you sent some genuine positive energy my way. Cheers!29/10/2016 #25 Anonymous#24 @Jim Murray, Perhaps the problem is related with his "grumpy" face? :) It is generally known fact that the face is the most important in social media. Unfortunately, I am unlucky, since I am not only grumpy face, but also very ugly. Perhaps Image of happy and carefree face will dispel negative magic and provide eternal unity and harmony. Then we'll all become demigods I'm clueless or something.. Mr No-Muzak, my friend, forever.29/10/2016 #24 Jim MurrayOK I just sacrificed a whole inning of the baseball game to read your posts and all the comments including the pigeon English comments of Maria with the Three Last Names and I cannot, and you know I have several brain cells to rub together, figure out what her problem is. My only conclusion is that she is from an alternative universe where everything is groovy all the time, and that through some malfunctioning black hole, has landed on your post with marching orders to try and fuck you up.
What she does not know is that you are unfuckup-able, and social media is littered with the intellectual corpses of all those who have tried to do that to you. There's even a small part of me on that trail.
I got the metaphor that your story represented. And I'm sure a few others did too. But in all deference, you sorta kinda have to have a writer's intellect to put it together. People who cannot, but have an inkling that it might be something metaphorical, can end up being frustrated. I get that way when I try to remember that Jeff Daniels is Jeff Daniels, and not just half of the Dumb and Dumber duo.
If this Maria person reads English as poorly as she writes it, there may be something or a lotta things lost in translation. beBee should add that feature once we make them big and powerful. Then everybody will be able to live in the same universe.28/10/2016 #22 Phil Friedman#21 Thank you, Maria, for your kind and positive thoughts. I am not, however, worried, as I have a good friend in the Caribbean, who is an Obeah Woman; and she has protected me with spells and amulets from bad thoughts and wishes from self-proclaimed Angles of Goodness and Light. I reiterate, have a good life. May our paths never again cross.28/10/2016 #20 Phil Friedman@ @jesse kaellis --- You and your work are mentioned at the beginning of this post. Since you and I previously have had some strong words privately, I wanted to make sure you knew this, and also that I will remove that reference should you so desire. If not, then consider this my expression of regret for the turn taken by our previous conversation, and an expression of solidarity with what you've published as ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jesse-kaellis/you-people ) and ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jesse-kaellis/this-here-is-for-april-cote ). My best to you.28/10/2016 #19 Phil Friedman#18 Kevin, I am sure you can rent one, even have it delivered from the Guelph or Mississauga areas. And I'm sure the marinas in Port Credit have some big ones. But what kind of machines are you getting ready to negotiate with? If academic, then you will need a lift with case-hardened steel forks.28/10/2016 #17 Phil Friedman#16 Thank you, Maria, for reading and for commenting with such self-professed "positivity" and such an open mind. It baffles me, however, I may be misunderstanding what you saying, but if not, then it baffles me how you can consider yourself an Angel of Love. Have a good life.
- Producer23/10/2016The Shifting Tide - Episode 9Welcome to the continuing fictional saga about the life of a young female Indian warrior. This is the next to the last episode and I hope this will explain a lot of what has occurred in the other episodes. As I have written at the beginning...
Comments27/10/2016 #34 Pamela L. Williams#30 Stay tuned Deb. Although I wouldn't call it a happy ending, life is set right, as best it can in the circumstances under which my characters have been placed. Life is full of lessons, we are all tested and we all fail, but sometimes we don't, sometimes we find the path we can take and find peace, with ourselves, with others. "Give me the strength to accept the things I cannot change, change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference". My brother kept this posted on his refrigerator for decades, it was given to him at an AA meeting. The Serenity Prayer. When he passed it was the one thing I insisted be on his marker: Granted Serenity, along with a picture of his cat of course..25/10/2016 #31 Fatima WilliamsDear @Pamela L. Williams this was very emotional and a nail-biter to read. I started reading with a smile and all the characters fell into place and I was still wondering why Running deer hated Nicanol after reading the birth part of the episode. Towards the end I was thinking OMG what is this stubborn child going to do and as I wanted my guesses to be wrong . They were not only right but also claimed two lives instead of what I thought as one.
The loss of a loved one can create such negative feelings and behavior especially when the death is not natural and man-made. I now see why she is treated this way and wonder if Running deer will ever understand that Nicanol has realized the consequences of her action.
Brilliant fantabulous story writing. This one will definitely never cease from my memory.
#Youareawesome #Lovedit #PamelaRocks :)25/10/2016 #30 Deb Helfrich#25 That's what we get in real life. The current imperfect amalgamation of many, many past actions and thoughts. Almost all of which will stay hidden...
But, of course, the question is - even when meanness is justified in some sense by a prior interaction - is it acceptable?
I have held grudges for things unable to be uttered in the same sentence as losing a child. And it is inevitable that there will be individuals who we struggle to get along with - but the poisoning of the clan/community that is an entirely different level of grudge and perhaps one to really be alert for. One person rarely has much of a chance against systemic injustice.25/10/2016 #25 Pamela L. Williams#18 Ah, so you kept them in reverse timeline! Do you see now why that makes sense? To me it had to be written that way, you had to think about the characters and their actions until this episode and everything fell into place. To me it imbued the story with raw emotion.25/10/2016 #23 Pamela L. Williams#5 I actually tire myself out once I start writing, I can't stop. I sat in a coffee shop Saturday, working on the story and before I knew it four hours had passed. They kicked me out because they wanted to close so I went to one of my favorite diners, had a Western Omelet and worked for another hour. I think I got a bit obsessed. You think?25/10/2016 #21 Pamela L. Williams#8 thank you my friend! It was really hard to write. I got attached to my characters. I want to eventually do a Prequel and tell the full story of Friend of the Wolf and Morning Dove. Something is telling me that needs to come first. When I finish the final chapter you'll see that. Yes, it's already in my head. Wish I could write it as fast as the story comes to me. I could write a novel in a weekend. :-)25/10/2016 #18 Deb Helfrich#15 It is a definite absolutely love filled set of wows. I am glad I waited in order to read them together. I actually thought I would finish them last night, but I decided to let the first five sink in. I hoped you would be able to see the pattern in my relevanting. I didn't even want to scroll and see any comments my first time through. Excited for the finale!!!
- Producer03/10/2016Driving a cab in South Central You gonna pay! I got laid off my job as an apprentice pipe fitter. I was working in Castaic. This was past Magic Mountain and College of the Canyons. Up around that way. I was doing erosion control along the Castaic River. I didn't mind...
Comments22/10/2016 #13 jesse kaellisI'm not sure who is recent here so thanking these people again for the relevants.
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TonyTony Delorto Unfollow22/10/2016 #12 jesse kaellisI'm a much better driver now, Donna-Luisa. I'm never impaired for one thing. When you pick up certain kinds of traffic violations you can reduce the points by going to traffic school. You still have to pay for school but the points are removed from your driving record.
Every time the instructor would walk into the room he would look at me and do a double take. Because I was in there every year. You can only do traffic school once a year or I would have been in there twice a year. Or more.
One time, this was in California, I'm in traffic school, this is after I moved away from Vegas and was working as a process server -- anyhow the instructor asks, "Has anybody here ever been in an accident." "I have, lot's of them." There is a hush over the room. A kid asks me, "Which way are you goint when you're leaving here?"03/10/2016 #8 jesse kaellis#7
The real takeaway is that I am a lousy driver and I should have remembered that. It's not like I didn't know. You don't ever blow through a stale yellow light because when I hit the Hyundai the light was red. I was driving too fast and at the moment that I hit the light my computer started flashing and I looked down. Bad news altogether.03/10/2016 #5 jesse kaellis#4
Thank you, Charlie. The ending has to stand because that IS the ending. I think I went back to school and took bakery. And ended up managing a small wholesale bakery. I posted a story about that before. The reflection? There isn't any easy money in LA, and if you don't have credentials you are going to end up scratching for a living at the bottom where there is plenty of competition.03/10/2016 #3 jesse kaellis#2
Thanks, John. I figure the cab deal would have brought in about $30,000 a year. But you HAVE to put in 12 hours a day, so it's like having a full-time and a part-time job. As I said, a hard dollar. I can see burning out on it. I talked to one longtime driver who routinely slept four hours a night. Between shifts.
In the three days, that I drove I got a lot of women who were taking groceries home. I'd help carry the bags in. What the hell. Short trips for a two dollar tip. They didn't have any money; they were on welfare. I never picked up one person who wasn't black, although it was only three days. I had one young lady taking me here there and everywhere. I took what money she had at the end. It wasn't enough to cover the meter.
LA would be far different from driving in a compact city like NY.
- Producer21/10/2016What Every Great Presenter Knows That Closes Deals And Leads PeopleMy Grandmother, Julie (Barrett) Kearley was a people magnet. She had a knack with people that truly amazed me. She had a mind like a steel trap, which meant she remembered everything like names, birthdays and stories, and she had the most gentle of...
Comments22/10/2016 #8 CityVP ManjitWe can become so enamored with technique that we can lose the connection between storytelling and human spirit, and this buzz brings that human connection back into sharp focus. It is not that we must incorporate storytelling in our speech, but that first we rekindle the art of storytelling as storytellers ourselves. Storytelling as content marketing is a very different proposition to storytelling as a personal flow. Modern marketing has turned us into a society of manipulators looking for some form of advantage in the war for attention, whereas connection reminds us that storytelling is something that comes from our communal response than a marketing response. Young people are getting smarter than Gen X and Boomers in this regard, they can smell a spin or an attempt to market us with storytelling, and a storyteller who is first focused on being in flow with narrative.22/10/2016 #7 Michele WilliamsWhat's your story? The power of the narrative you tell:
"Stories unite teams.
Stores motivate people to make a change.
Stories sell ideas.
Stories build relationships.
Stories are culture.
Stories change lives."
STORIES launch and build businesses!
Thanks, @Paul Kearley 🐝22/10/2016 #5 Susan Rooks@Paul Kearley 🐝, you know you're right and so do we! Stories are what we remember.
I've been a presenter for more than 20 years, and even when teaching such exciting topics as American grammar, I use stories and humor. And I also do not use PowerPoint or any other electronic media. Because I'm teaching a specific skill, I do give out workbooks, but I still include stories and humor, mainly to keep my students awake.
Great post, and thanks!21/10/2016 #4 Harvey LloydGreat post @Paul Kearley 🐝. Amy Cuddy was a great Ted Talk. Engaging folks is different today. They truly want to experience what you have, when they commit to your organization. With no story to present today's employees feel lost. I am a deeply pragmatic person. Storytelling is a skill i am trying to develop. Funny at times.21/10/2016 #3 David B. GrinbergThanks for sharing this "sweet honey" Paul. You are absolutely correct that effective presentations and speeches are often based on great storytelling, at least in part. This is because people can relate to stories which exemplify the human condition and spirit. Thanks for the excellent advice. Buzz on, my friend!
- 21/10/2016High art TV can help us advance tech ethics...Jesse Caesar on Twittertwitter.com “Sweet! New season of #BlackMirror - holds up a dead screen to our #tech driven reality and explores big questions - best of modern...
- Producer10/10/2016A Tale of Two Women - Hillary & KimPrelude...I was eighteen when I had my first son. I did not know what it felt like to love someone unconditionally until I met him as he grew in my womb. He was born on November, 22nd 1987, the most beautiful baby boy the earth had ever seen.I had a...
Comments25/10/2016 #29 Jackie PantalianoBrilliant! You've given me wonderful food for thought about my negative perception of Kim Kardashian. I agree with you completely about Hillary Clinton, and I love the comparison of Hugh Hefner never being judged negatively in the same way that female business leaders and politicians are.16/10/2016 #28 Pamela L. WilliamsI loved your perspective @Donna-Luisa Eversley. Though I empathize with Kim's robbery experience I just can't find her 'business' as having a positive impact on society or the young women of today, which to me is just as harmful to women as anything Hugh Hefner has done. Just because it's women getting rich from the exposure doesn't change the negative stereotype is places on all women.
As for Hilary, that is one strong woman, of that there is no doubt, I'm just not sure she is Presidential material. But if I have to chose between her and DT, I'm Hilary all the way.14/10/2016 #25 David B. GrinbergBelated kudos on sharing that personal story @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I'm reminded of that old saying: what doesn't kill us makes us stronger. I think going through adversity and facing immense challenges -- while no fun at all -- does in fact strengthen people's character, determination and steadfastness.
I recall at the last town hall presidential debate, the last questioner asked each candidate to say something they admired about the other. Donald Trump sounded sincere, at least in this instance, when he praised Hillary for being a fighter and never giving up. I think all her past challenging life experiences helped to mold Hillary into the person she is today. And ditto that for most, if not all, people.
And while it's terrible what happened to KK in Paris, one would think she would have bodyguards to protect her in public when she flaunting very expensive jewelry while playing games on social media. But that's just my 2-cents.14/10/2016 #24 Anonymous#19 I must admit @Donna-Luisa Eversley I did see the buzz and thought it was going to be about politics which I try to avoid!
As quite a few bees have said which I will reiterate I just cannot imagine what must have been going through your and everyone else's minds, how frightening for you all. and what a really moving piece you have produced here on bebee...I take my hat off to you for a remarkable contribution.14/10/2016 #22 Mamen DelgadoMy dear @Donna-Luisa Eversley, I confess I saw this Producer a couple of days ago but, as @Pascal Derrien 🐝 has said before, I was so silly I didn't feel any engagement with the title neither with the two pictures on the top.
I simply can not imagine what you were through in that night you have described, as a mother I don´t feel strong enough to try to imagine it.
Your article is full of sensibleness and sobriety, as well as of emotion. The same emotion any human being can feel, because as you wisely say none is inmune or set apart from humanity in a life or death experience.
Thanks so much for tagging me. Love you, dear being. 💞14/10/2016 #21 debasish majumderwonderful post madam Donna-Luisa Eversley! absolutely stunning! i wonder, how state sometimes act as a male and sometimes as a female! we have seen number of states where female at the helm, but the character of state remain same. there is no absolute masculinity or feminism. still, i believe, female are more compassionate and caring, as they can only endow motherhood. however, lovely post madam. thank you very much for sharing the post.14/10/2016 #20 Laura MikolaitisExcellent piece, @Donna-Luisa Eversley. What a chilling recall of your experience. I can't even begin to imagine what it must have been like, but you paint a vivid picture that speaks volumes to your own faith, strength and resilience. I am sad to hear that you went through something so terrifying, but it seems in spite of it all you have found the grace within. You have crated and penned such a well-written piece here and opened eyes so that we can see beyond the media hype. It can be challenging to dissect the authenticity that is often overshadowed by the propaganda. In the end, both women are human beings - and as you have so eloquently pointed out - there's more than what meets the eye.
You have brought to light some interesting perspective with regard to both Kim K and Hillary Rodham-Clinton. While I may not necessarily agree with or be a fan of either, what I will openly acknowledge is their perseverance and resilience. It takes a great deal of tenacity to be a public figure and both women have demonstrated these traits under some dire and heated situations. And for that, I give them credit. It's not easy to be torn down and ridiculed at every turn but they fight back where some might never find the strength to get up and keep going.
Thank you Donna-Luisa for leading me to this. I did miss it's original posting somehow.14/10/2016 #17 Donna-Luisa Eversley#13 Wow .. @Franci Eugenia Hoffman, thank you very much. I appreciate your feedback and comments. Its never easy sharing some things, but you make it okay. #worldbestcheerleader #bebeehugs Yes women have come a long way, and we keep moving forward, because we are #ablewomen10/10/2016 #13 Franci Eugenia Hoffman@Donna-Luisa Eversley, you just hit a homerun with this post. I agree with Pascal in that this is the best article I have read all week. I can't imagine how you endured the robbery but so glad you did or I wouldn't be reading this 5 star read. I am not a fan of Kim Kardashian but give her credit for making herself into a multi-million dollar empire. Hillary is a smart and gutsy woman and has endured a lot, as well. She seems to have the ability to bounce back and ready for the next hurdle. Women have come a long way and are making great strides but we still have a rocky ride ahead of us. It takes time and patience - and endurance to make the world a better place. Bravo Donna-Luisa and buzz on.10/10/2016 #12 Dean OwenI cannot imagine the trauma of being held at gunpoint. How horrific. Kim Kardashian - I have no idea who she is and had no idea she had been robbed. I empathize with Hillary for the fact that she had to deal very publically with a cheating husband. I have never thought "if Hillary was a man" but I have thought if Michael Moore looked like Robert Redford, he'd probably be heralded as an American icon. Weird world we live in.....10/10/2016 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley#4 @Vincent Andrew thank you for understanding us women 😉...you have had the privilege to be surrounded by many females and you get to protect and love and care for all our hormones! The robbery was awful. I try not to think about it, and I guess I have not really laid it to rest. The feel of the gun remains, and my son is 29 next month. I was crazy about safety and security after that..sleeping lightly, keeping my home locked tightly day and night. Not opening windows, being obsessed with locks...took almost twenty years for me to relax. When one is robbed like that the physical things lost are nothing, it is the way your personal safety was violated, that, is a loss hard to recover from. 🐝🌸
- Producer15/10/2016The SnowThe plain is so bright in the morning The snow is so white the church bells ring Reading by the fire I feel the snow The cold drawing wire on the window In their persistence violets are blue Keeping their patience same as I do...