- 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...
Comments25/10/2016 #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 #29 María Teresa Redondo Infantes25/10/2016 #27 María Teresa Redondo Infanteshttp://www.smule.com/recording/barry-white-let-the-music-play-barry-white/339944951_200449971 View morehttp://www.smule.com/recording/barry-white-let-the-music-play-barry-white/339944951_200449971
i am probe song karaoke barry whinte jajajaja catrastofal but join jajajajaaj thank Pamela Close25/10/2016 #26 María Teresa Redondo InfantesWhen you like liste me song on karaoke me voice katastrofal i am learning jajajaja joke ...invite you liste mi song
http://www.smule.com/recording/andrea-bocelli-y-marta-sa-vivo-por-ella-andrea-bocelli-y-marta-sa/279533282_15542975025/10/2016 #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 #20 María Teresa Redondo Infantes#17 The secret of human existence is not only live, but also know what you live
To you Pamela
Life happens and not one hour stops
Live is live, desire to increase the beats themselves. When it is not so, life is sick and, as is not life
Jose Ortega Y Gasset
They teach us to live when our life has passed
E. Michel de Montaigne
Every being born without reason, it continues for weakness and dies by meeting
The best that nature has given man is the brevity of his life
Pliny the Elder
Peace, love and positivie energíe.
Of Spanie Maríat Thank you realdy25/10/2016 #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 #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 Andrew Porter#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...
- Producer14/10/2016The Traveler frustrated by AirlinesThe Traveler travels a lot. He has always been traveling worldwide, across the deserts and the oceans, over the mountains and the fields, from big cities to pristine islands. He travels walking, sailing, riding, flying, but...
- Producer11/10/2016Témoignage d'une ancienne harcelée scolaireMon amie Virginie, auteure, modèle et photographe, est très impliquée dans la sensibilisation sur le harcèlement scolaire dont elle a été elle-même victime durant ses études secondaires. Je lui ai demandé ce qu’elle pensait de ce fléau trop méconnu...
Comments14/10/2016 #2 Alexia MorantInterview très intéressant.
Cependant je ne suis pas d'accord sur un point: les téléréalités. Ces programmes ne sont peut-être pas les plus instructifs du monde, loin de là, en revanche ils montrent aux nouvelles générations, qu'une fille habillée un peu court n'est pas forcément une "pute", que la couleur de peau n'a pas d'importance pour être citoyen d'un pays, que l'homosexualité ne doit plus être un problème....
Toutes ces choses sont celles que l'on les retrouve dans les cours d'école et nos génerations actuelles sont d'ailleurs de plus en plus ouvertes sur ces sujets.
Malheureusement le harcèlment est un fléau qui n'est surement pas prêt de disparaître mais je ne pense vraiment pas que les téléréalités aggravent la situation.
- 10/10/2016A Tale of Two Women - Hillary & Kimwww.bebee.com Prelude... 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...
- 10/10/2016Both versions; the embellished and the reality are worth reading (and the stories within the stories). The moral of the story is not new; everything you do counts. But seeing it in action is a great reminder.Boldt Actionwww.snopes.com William Waldorf Astor rewards friendly hotel employee's kindness by making him manager of the...
Comments10/10/2016 #1 Ali AnaniA moving story and I absolutely loved the lined buzz dear @Sara Jacobovici. If we plant very good seeds hey shall yield the best plants. Little and considerate acts may move mountains. The reward for kindness in this telling story is simply a great example of the butterfly effect of small acts ending in exfoliated results. I shared on three hives because the buzz moved me.
- Producer10/10/2016Beach Wolf Fairy Garden (Guest Author)"It was a fairy dream and a monster dream and there was a bear. The helicopter saved us from the monster. It took us to the beach. It has shells and it has an ocean for us to swim. I had to have my floaties on so I don't sink. Now I can go!"The...
- Producer08/10/2016To Expect or Not?We all go through times when they feel pressure to achieve certain goals, behave in a particular manner or even look a certain way. These pressure, or expectations, might have a positive influence and can challenge or motivate you to do your...
Comments17/10/2016 #18 Sushmita Thakare Jain#17 @Laura Mikolaitis so connect with you on it! Sharing my feelings with you all helped me a lot. When I pen down my feelings it makes me fell better sometimes it even feels like meditation where we focus on specifics and it helps us further! You are correct, if I lose my focus and feel tired of what I have developed love for it must be time to regroup my self and re focus.17/10/2016 #17 Laura Mikolaitis@Sushmita Thakare Jain, I've been down a similar road and while each person's experience is different I can understand on some level. I have second guessed myself a few times when it comes to my writing and what I publish - and what I don't. I've had many drafts of posts that I just never finished because I kept getting caught in the trap of "it's not good enough", "will it resonate?" and better yet "I'm not good enough." But you know what? We don't know if we don't try and with each post it does get a bit easier. I have found that with each post I pen that I start to become more comfortable in my skin and I am able to refine my voice. I've learned a great deal from engaging with other writers both on this platform and others. So much can be gleaned from the comments - and can often be the spark you may need for your next post. Or better yet, your first. Keep at Sushmita. You can do this. And if you decide it isn't for you, then at least you know you tried.09/10/2016 #13 Sushmita Thakare Jain#6 "Buzzing is like a boomerang. If you don't throw something out there, nothing'll come back to you, doesn't matter how perfect the throw.' What a way to bring me back to the race I am a part of.
Thank you Ken Boddie for your important and yet simple push, you have provided me for chasing what I have dreamed or visioned for!09/10/2016 #6 Ken BoddieI recognise a perfectionist when I see one, Sushmita. "It takes one to know one", as they say. May I suggest that you keep your buzzes short and simple (remember the KISS principle), give it one edit only, to combat the accidental autocorrect, then hit 'send' or 'publish', let it go, and look forward to receiving comments. Better to get your thoughts, likes, hates, aspersions, whatever, out there, rather than rattling around in your head. Buzzing is like a boomerang. If you don't throw something out there, nothing'll come back to you, doesn't matter how perfect the throw.
Also, remember that the response rate of any buzz sometimes depends upon timing, since we're all on different time zones, so no need to use up all three of your hives at once - stretch them out over a couple of days or so, if you need to, because that'll bring your buzz back up to the top of people's walls each time.
Finally, don't be afraid to tag your favourite bees on your follow list and who follow you, using @ before their name. You can do this in the text of your post or in a message afterwards. They may miss your buzz as it rolls down their wall and out of sight, but they will pick up your tag. You have things to say, bees to please, honey to produce, so go for it and remember KISS.09/10/2016 #5 Lisa GallagherSuch an honest assessment you shared of yourself @Sushmita Thakare Jain. I agree with Dean, you may find others really like posts you are second guessing. I have posted buzzes which I found to be fairly good with less interaction than I thought I would get. I've also posted buzzes that I thought were Hmmm OK, not expecting much interaction only to be surprised that many took an interest. I'd love to see your other posts too!09/10/2016 #4 Vincent AndrewWhen I first joined bebee I didn't know what to expect @Sushmita Thakare Jain. I decided to write one post entitled 'Letter to My Father'. It got views and some relevants but no comments. I wrote a second one and this time it received comments. It felt wonderful to get a response if, like me, you're a newBee. In addition to writing posts I comment on people's posts and soon enough I got to understand how beBee works. So in the beginning there was probably lack of confidence on my part and a sense of dread about how my posts would be received but I have found that on balance the platform is rather welcoming. As @Dean Owen and @Aurorasa Sima said below, try publishing your posts. By the way, after some time on beBee my first post got some engagement :)
- ProducerThe Move - by River (My dog)Where the F*ck are the rabbits? What happened? Why are we here? I don’t understand? The other day I got picked up for doggy daycare and then the craziest, messed up thing happened. The doggy daycare lady took me somewhere I had never been. She had...
Comments09/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichClosets are a moving dog's best friends. My girls learn about packing really young. I hope the lobby situation gets sorted out, as being picked up for each exit and entry will eventually get to a be a big pain. I had to carry Zanzi around for two months last summer.... Happy House Warming!
- ProducerDoes this marathon make me look fat?It was 2001. Exactly one year and 3 days after quitting smoking, a pack a day of true Cowboy Killers, Marlboro Reds no less. Most of you don’t know this about me. I smoked for years. I loved smoking. In high school we actually had a...
- ProducerMiddle AgeI am either having a mid-life crisis or just one of my usual nervous breakdowns or maybe both. It’s been really ugly. I’ve been really ugly. I know the usual nervous breakdown part started with the holidays but the middle-aged crisis started...
Comments15/10/2016 #15 Shelley Brown@Lisa Gallagher Thanks so much for your lovely sentiments. It's funny, I remind myself the same thing. I bought myself a dozen roses the other day. Miss connecting regularly but sucked up by the corporate vortex. Hope you are well. I have never met you and I know you are beautiful because of your spirit.13/10/2016 #14 Lisa Gallagher@Shelley Brown, you are lovely both on the inside and out. I think women really tend to be hard on themselves. I'm sort of going through something similar right now, so I can relate. I keep trying to remind myself that I do not choose friends etc... based on their looks. I'm attracted to others based on how they treat others. I'm attracted to others who accept me for who I am. I think it's good to remind ourselves to accept who we are and where we are in life. Even give ourselves a big high five once in a while!!11/10/2016 #11 Laura Mikolaitis@Shelley Brown, you are beautiful both on the inside and out. It radiated when we first spoke so many months ago and it shines in your writing. Embracing our naked self is challenging, as we've discussed in posts before and we can often get sidelined and side tracked. I struggle with it myself - letting my outside guide my inside. But we are more than what meets the eye - underneath we are strong, intelligent, vulnerable, and caring human beings. We are flawed, but who isn't? I so, so love this post and I love that you've let your vulnerability shine through. You are an amazing person, Shelley and I am glad that we crossed paths. Here's to embracing all that we are!10/10/2016 #8 Praveen Raj GullepalliA beautiful confession! I think the word ACCEPTANCE too belonged in that list at the end ;) Most of us, if not all, would eventually have to look in the mirror and perceive not just one's imagined reflection, but reality - pleasant or not. I think it is the hardest to accepts oneself as we are...as we have been made...and it might take years or even lifetimes! For the real life begins then. When you learn to work within the limitations and strive to overcome them and use the situation to the best advantage. LOL yeah, Madonna sure gave some a boner...but it was a goner for me when i read somewhere (mind you, no way for me to validate!) that when she got started she had noticeable B.O. and B.B. ...underarm hair suspect in the former issue. Still love her heartshaped face...and some of those old numbers...all this reminds me of another contemporary of hers - Cyndi Lauper with her squeaky cuteness fun overload...Time after time...Thanks Shelley Brown, for reminding me of the dark moments in my life that I outgrew only after accepting that though it is inspiring to dream, it is healthy to accept reality.10/10/2016 #7 Chas Wyatt@Shelley Brown, it is all relative. I remember when "Like a Virgin" came on the radio waves, because someone I worked with was enthralled with Madonna, and at the time it made me wince. But, my co-worker thought Marilyn Monroe was still alive and couldn't understand why she dressed like she was living in the 50's- go figure. I couldn't help it; I had to pop her bubble. I eclipsed "middle-age" a long time ago, although I may look a good ten to 15 years younger than most of the people I meet around my age; I still have long dark hair, well, there's some smoke on top of the chimney, but, I certainly don't expect to live to 120 and my body is starting to tell me that I'm not as young as I think I am. Madonna may be one thing, but, how's this?- Gwen Stefani just turned 47. "Nobody grows old merely by living a number of years. We grow old by deserting our ideals. Years may wrinkle the skin, but to give up enthusiasm wrinkles the soul." ~Samuel Ullman.09/10/2016 #1 Deb HelfrichPerhaps gratitude comes in smelling for rabbits.....inhabiting primal urges can put aside all the layers of accumulated thought. Unfortunately, the honest truth is you will forget to revel in a sunset, but our big brains are there to help us remember to turn them off of societal-based thinking as often as we can remember.
I just saw a video of two vocal geniuses, wearing every bit of the ravages of age they had experienced, throwdown simply for the joy of still being alive.... the year he died - Rick James and Teena Marie. I am moved precisely because of how unpolished the whole proceeding is. Nothing to judge here, just something to experience.
- 05/10/2016Everything is political, branding is everything...Jesse Caesar on Twittertwitter.com “Appeal to consumers' emotions with a simple, credible hero story #branding #politics...
- 30/09/2016Its power to engage is timeless and universal - find your hero story and tell it well.Jesse Caesar on Twittertwitter.com “Be a hero! The ever-expanding @Marvel universe shows the power of #storytelling and #branding - I'm fired up for...
- Producer30/09/2016Bring on the Battlehttp://www.communicatetocreate.com What is your favourite biggest good vs evil / good guy vs bad guy historical story?David vs Goliath?Germany vs The Allied Forces?Optimus Prime vs Megatron? :) Every great story has a hero and a villain.A fall...
- 29/09/2016Stories reveal our deeper truths. Great @AdamMGrant piece on using #storytelling to suss out a company cultureThe One Question You Should Ask About Every New Jobwww.nytimes.com Corporate culture is more important to your happiness than the salary, title or position. But how can you find out what the corporate culture...
- 29/09/2016A Fired-Up Bee...www.bebee.com Some help from William Shakespeare Friends, Bloggers, Social Media Citizens ...lend me your ears. I write to share my experiences and perspectives...
- Producer03/09/2016My Storytelling Different ApproachesCustomers love stories. We all love stories. We may have our styles in storytelling. I tried different approaches. Dear friend David Navarro López was the inspiration to collect he thumbnails of my approaches to storytelling and put them in one...
Comments24/09/2016 #4 Ali Anani#3 Dear @Fatima Williams- no sharing or comments may have pleased me as these of yours. This buzz received the minimum number of comments and views of all my buzzes in spite of its relevance. In fact, the original presentations received huge interests as evidenced from number of views, comments and downloads. Surprisingly, thee compilation of them received very little attention. Therefore, your comment is very dear to me. I say Big Thank You. May be your sharing will bring comments so that I may understand why this buzz was not welcomed.
- Producer21/09/2016Thank You For ThatHere I am again on the doorstep of a life house full of dust and decorated with tasteless broken windows. It’s cold and warm, its dark and bright, it’s uncomfortable at times but it is my house with its rotten foundations and hidden alcoves and I...
Comments23/09/2016 #63 Pascal Derrienthank you @Irene Hackett I am a bit overwhelmed by the online and off line messages on this particular post :-) All of us seem have more in common than we sometimes dare to think and if that's what this modest story has achieved it is beyond my expectations , to all the perfect imperfections then :-)23/09/2016 #62 AnonymousDear @Pascal Derrien - how the heart has spoken in this tender buzz is reflected by the deep sharing of all the responses. You have sparked a flame that resides in each of us. The need for unconditional love - so hard to find and so hard to offer. I too have come to the place where I want to thank my Mom for who she was, with all her imperfections. For all my relationships I realize that no one is perfect, especially me. A beautiful sharing Pascal, it moved me deeply. Thank you!22/09/2016 #60 Deb Helfrich#57 A big hug @Cyndi wilkins - because in a number of ways this mini-death of his 'freedom' is a lot harder to come to terms with than the final goodbye, as you will both have to live through the decision and all the ramifications for an indeterminate amount of time. I think you are wise to make the decision via your mother. She is the one who knows what is best for you both.
Pascal, what a gift, the way you have brought so many parental relationships into focus around the world.....22/09/2016 #57 Cyndi wilkinsThis is just what I needed this morning as I struggle with arranging care for my father as his health continues to decline...I go to the beach and lie face down in the sand and ask my mother for help...I know she is there...listening, loving...and comforting. You need not be a mystic to believe in the power of spirit...and believe me when I tell you, the crow is the messenger...Your dad was reaching out to comfort you through the energies of your own tears...He heard you...and he loves you...You made me cry this morning @Pascal Derrien...THANK YOU FOR THAT....22/09/2016 #53 Joanna HofmanThank you, Pascal. The story " touched " me ...reminds me a story of my father. He is very strong personality, I always had to fight for my personal freedom and freedom to my decisions. I left my home when I was 18 and took my own decision where and what I want to do with my life. He cut contact. Only 10 years ago, we met first time after many years of silence. We started to talk and suddenly I understood that my father is going through life with a big trauma and the control was his way to feel safe. When he was 3 years old, his parents were murderd brutally by Ukrainian nationalists. He was a witness of a such brutality, his Mather in the last moment hidden him under the bed ...and he saw how his sister and parents were murdered. He told me this story 10 years ago, only 10 years... We lost so many years. Today, I understand him and I run from the end of the world just to spend with him few days. ... As I would like to return the all liost years, weeks, days...
Thank you again for your buzz22/09/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima#51 The thing with smoking addiction is that it does not harm your life. The crazy thing you might do is heading to a gas station at a weird time of night. I did not know that your mom was a smoker. I am happy for your husband that he neither became the same nor the extreme opposite as his father.
I overdo whatever I do so that I stayed away from strong stuff. Once a girl said to me at a love parade, that´s a huge, huge festival of love, party and .. drugs (and she did not MEAN it as the compliment I took it for): "You would throw a pill and sit there and try to control your mind". Yeah, I would.22/09/2016 #51 Lisa Gallagher#50 Good analogy @Aurorasa Sima. I used to be a smoker. I quit 4 years ago. I keep a vaping pen on hand in case I'm in a situation that may spark my desire to smoke again. I never want to go back to it. When my mom was told she had a large mass in her lung before her diagnosis, the first thing she said - "I guess you're going to tell me I have to stop smoking now?!" Her doctor was cool, he said "I would never tell a smoker they have to stop, it's like a crack addiction and you need to remember you began smoking long before the data came out." He went on to say, "if you decide to quit and need help, just call me." She quit the next day and never called for help. She did have me buy her a vape pen! @Pascal Derrien, never forgotten- many lessons we learn from those who were so ill. My husbands parents divorced when he was 11 and his mom had a break down when he was 15, my husband lived with his sister and brother for a year, then moved in with an older sister who had drug addiction problems. He finally got his own place when he was 17. He told me before we married, marriage is for life and I have to say, he was and still is an such an awesome father who's been loving and a great influence on both of our children. He broke that pattern!22/09/2016 #48 Lisa Gallagher@Pascal Derrien, my husband's dad was an alcoholic and very abusive. As a matter of fact, so abusive he was only allowed to visit when another adult was present. My husband despised his father for years. I'd love to write a buzz about it but he might get upset with me. Anyhow, his dad died in 2009 and my husband just told me a few weeks ago that he made peace in his heart with is father and he understands now that his dad was a very ill man. He also said, he felt his dad made peace with himself before he passed and that makes my husband feel better. I think it's tougher when there is such a history- the emotions can be all over the place. It sounds like you made peace :))
- Producer20/09/2016Light and DarkMy latest book is a collection of thought provoking and emotional poems and beautiful imagery of life..(out soon)Please find below a few of the images and poems enclosed in this beautiful collection and an honest review by a fellow photographer,...
Comments21/09/2016 #7 Deb HelfrichHieronymous Bosch takes me to agony and torture and I have a self-created mantra with such a strong reflex to smile when I begin saying it, that now even the anticipation of saying it works to calm me and make me aware of the ever changing world.
With poems, the carefully utilized groupings and white space are purpose-made to allow us to zone in. Which is why it is important to buy a book of poetry, so that you can return to the words in different states and let the right ones present themselves to help us catalyze emotions20/09/2016 #3 Deb Helfrich#2 You know, @Kim Wheeler, I feel like poems are about capturing the essence of the flow of life in words. It is all about timing. One can read a poem any number of times, but when one captures your attention at the precise time you are experiencing something, there is this rush of feeling of not being so alone in the world that is simply priceless.
- ProducerAloneSome of us buzzing around think alone and being lonely are the same. To be very simplistic let’s talk about being lonely first. What’s up with that? My slight OCD has me up until the sun comes up, so I can find out the truth about 2 words that I...
Comments20/09/2016 #1 Donna-Luisa EversleyWow.. hahaha @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015 Alone can be a state anyone can enter. The room is filled with folks and you are alone. Being alone and having the freedom to 'roll on the bed' is good feeling, much better than being with someone and being alone and less space on the bed! Hahaha. Some food for thought. Happiness happens even for those who live alone, are alone, and feel alone!