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The Beezer Hive is the home, on beBee, of well-written, highly readable and comment-provoking content covering a broad range of topics. Where interesting and provocative posts and discussions are the norm, rather than the exception, and perpetually pushing the proverbial buttons is the intent.
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  1. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    03/09/2017
    RIP Walter Becker
    RIP Walter BeckerThe first Steely Dan song I ever head was called 'Do It Again'. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sil76t2X_DE It was the lead single off their first album "Can't Buy a Thrill". Sometimes when you hear one song, you just know that it gonna be one of...
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    Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    03/09/2017 #2 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA
    Legends in their time.RIP Walter
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    03/09/2017 #1 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
    He was only 67. I'm also a fan of Steely Dan, Jim. Another talent has left us too soon.
    http://www.bbc.com/news/entertainment-arts-41140441
  2. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    01/09/2017
    Louise Smith
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  3. ProducerGeoff Hudson-Searle
    Can you learn from Grandparents and their values
    Can you learn from Grandparents and their valuesFather’s day came around the list of yearly calendar events recently,  which made me think and reflect about the unconditional love for my grandfather and my grandparents. Coincidently this reflection came at the same time of one of my recent blog...
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    Louise Smith
    27/08/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    Part 1
    A lot of my friends, acquaintances & clients who were/are close to their Grandparents have experienced some if not all of the 10 tips mentioned above by you @Geoff Hudson-Searle. People who have had/have good relationships with their Grandparents seem to be more sure of themselves and comfortable talking to others, even strangers. They are also often more resilient and good at problem solving.
    I lived with my Grandparents when I was a child of 6yo. I was the only one out of 23 grandchildren allowed in the back veggie garden with my Grandfather because I followed his lead. I was careful and didn't trample plants or eat the fresh veggies without permission. My Grandmother had a beautiful front flower garden which I loved. She grew gladiolus which were tall and vibrant. She cooked the produce with care for us. She made preserves in Fowler Bottles & jams, pickles & chutneys. We ate that quality food without realising how lucky we were. There was an almond tree in the backyard from which we shelled and ate countless almonds. The neighbours had an apricot tree & they shared the ripe ones with us by the bucket load. I have never tasted a better apricot than theirs to this day.
    Louise Smith
    27/08/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    Part 2
    I think I have gardened from the womb because my mother also loves gardening. I remember sweet peas on a trellis & petunias around the Hills Hoist clothes line out the back. My parents & I went blackberry picking every season. I have always helped in the home garden. When I left home I had many pot plants in my room at college. In my first rented unit, I had a small garden of marigolds & tomatoes. I watered them everyday after work. I have continued to garden to this day. I love it. It's great therapy for me, a kind of mindfulness, focusing on the many new delights to be found there everyday. I am grateful to my Grandparents who taught me to garden, relax, enjoy beauty, plan, cope with problems & sometimes failure, patience & perseverance, sharing & hospitality. Through gardening I learnt their values, effortlessly really. In an instant, the smell of tomato plants puts me right back in my Grandparent's garden with those fond memories.
  4. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    23/08/2017
    @Phil FriedmanLouise Smith
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    Bibi Darkaoui
    23/08/2017 #2 Anonymous
    Pi's life included?? 😇 😇 😂😂😂
    Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    23/08/2017 #1 Zacharias 🐝 Voulgaris
    That's so irrational! :-)
  5. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    23/08/2017
    I didn't realise I was an Influencer in your hive The Breezers.
    I feel like I should retire from this position as my influence may not reflect your Hive well or appropriately.
    Louise Smith
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  6. ProducerRoyce Shook

    Royce Shook

    15/08/2017
    Retirement Guide (also a life plan)
    Retirement Guide (also a life plan)I was talking to a friend about retiring. He couldn’t wait to get out of the day-to-day work grind. Okay, I have to admit that I find the concept hard—I have retired once, went back to work and then quit and returned to work. it took me another 3...
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  7. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    14/08/2017
    Louise Smith
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  8. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    12/08/2017
    Some one got a big shock ! Louise Smith
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    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    14/08/2017 #4 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    LOL! I can bow to that!
    Moi Kliniger
    14/08/2017 #3 Anonymous
    Hahaha....😁
    Phil Friedman
    13/08/2017 #2 Phil Friedman
    Anyone who has had a Yorkshire companion or other feisty small dog knows the absolute truth of this. Thank you, Louise, for the smile. Made me think of my recently departed Boppy Boy. https://youtu.be/FZyW_5qBbdQ
    Luis Piriz
    12/08/2017 #1 Luis Piriz
    Lol
  9. ProducerRobert Cormack

    Robert Cormack

    07/08/2017
    Writers Aren't Born, They're Hatched.
    Writers Aren't Born, They're Hatched.Why Writer's Write, Apes Ape and Boogers Aren't Always Funny.“Creativity is seeing what everyone else has seen, and thinking what no one else has thought.” Albert EinsteinAnyone who says they’re a natural writer isn’t one. What they’re good at is...
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    Robert Cormack
    08/08/2017 #15 Robert Cormack
    #11 Good solid company. Definitely emoji-worthy.
    Robert Cormack
    08/08/2017 #14 Robert Cormack
    Yeah, that comes out as shoot-faced.
    Phil Friedman
    08/08/2017 #13 Phil Friedman
    #6 Yes, Robert, as the autocorrector fails to understand, it helps to occasionally get what we used to call "shit faced". 😎
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/08/2017 #12 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Can't disagree with what you've said @Robert Cormack. In fact, I can identify with much of it. I am just in awe of how so many narratives can be expressed in so many unique ways; both individually and as a commumity. Thanks for taking the time to expand on your post. Much appreciated.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    08/08/2017 #11 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    #7 They are plagiarized. From Samsung 😈
    Robert Cormack
    08/08/2017 #10 Robert Cormack
    #5 Maybe one day we will, @Chas Wyatt. Like that quote about how great everyone else's life is "doesn't help." Maybe one day networks will find that formula where an aspiring presidential candidate ends up being happier as a janitor. One thing I've discovered moving to a small town in rural Ontario: People are fundamentally happier. The kids run around the park for hours while city kids sit clued to their GameBoys. People sit on their front porch and laugh for hours. There's no political correctness. All you have to be is you. Whatever job gets you through the day is fine.
    Robert Cormack
    08/08/2017 #9 Robert Cormack
    #4 Nothing wrong with being "slim", @Pascal Derrien. I actually believe in "slim" sentences. Maybe t's a calling.
    Robert Cormack
    08/08/2017 #8 Robert Cormack
    #3 I'm sure anyone can "suffer" for their work, @Sara Jacobovici. Neurosurgeons probably suffer for their work more than most. Can a writer (or artist) be good without suffering? I suppose they can. I guess I've just been drawn to the Bukowskis and the John Kennedy Tooles for their special brand of suffering. For reasons I can't really explain, it brings out an acute sense of humour. It seems to be sharper and grounded in something most people don't realize they experience—but they do. When you read someone like Dave Barry, you laugh at the ridiculousness of the situation, BUT YOU KNOW IT CAN HAPPEN. This world is just crazy enough, and a humorist is just aware enough to see it clearly. I also believe artists—good ones, anyway—don't necessarily suffer more, they just remember more. You need experience to touch people. You need to walk a thousand roads.
    Robert Cormack
    08/08/2017 #7 Robert Cormack
    #2 Thanks @Lance 🐝 Scoular. The great thing about emojis is you can't tell if they're plagiarized or not.
    Robert Cormack
    08/08/2017 #6 Robert Cormack
    Thanks @Phil Friedman, I'll keep working on my satiric bona feces (and autocorrect will keep making it faces)#1
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    08/08/2017 #5 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "I’d like to know other people are broke, too."~ That's a lie. There's a reason there hasn't been a tv show called "Lifestyles of the Poor and Obscure" and that Donny Trump is POTUS. You'll never see Janitor Jack be President.
    Pascal Derrien
    08/08/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    Phew....almost got uncovered on that one, just as well that I am slim and not a writer :-)
    Sara Jacobovici
    08/08/2017 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    Although how we determine "good" writers, painters, composers, architects, chefs, etc., is subjective, I think you're a good writer @Robert Cormack. But plagiarism has nothing to do with good. Plagiarism is a crime. There are many art forgers around who are considered great. But they are still committing a crime. The suffering writer image has been around forever. Why do we limit suffering to artists? There are many people out there who suffer but don"t have the opportunity to express it in writing. Does that lessen the quality of their suffering? And if a writer hasn't suffered that much, does that diminish the quality of the writing? Quality, or what makes someone a good writer is based on ability, how the work speaks or touches the reader, and a great deal of luck.
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    08/08/2017 #2 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    🥚🐤

    🥚cellent Article

    👥ed 🐝🐝🐤🐳🔥🚲
    Phil Friedman
    08/08/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    @Robert Cormack provides us with a tour de farce explanation of who is and isn't a writer and how he or she got that way... A tip of my cap to Cormack, who here firmly establishes his satiric bona feces .... Well worth both a read, and a re-read ...
  10. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    04/08/2017
    Caught out ! Louise Smith
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    Louise Smith
    04/08/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    #2 I thought you were going to write " 89% of men who wear yoga pants .....
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    04/08/2017 #2 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    A recent study shows that 89% of women who wear yoga pants do not practice yoga.

    It went on to state that 100% of straight men don't care
    Louise Smith
    04/08/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    Thanks for sharing @Peter Stefanov
  11. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    04/08/2017
    Which are the best socks ? I like these ! Louise Smith
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    Louise Smith
    23/08/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    Catching up ? @Brian McKenzie ?
  12. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    04/08/2017
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    Louise Smith
    23/08/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    I posted these in the Beezers Hive https://www.bebee.com/group/the-beezers-hive
    as well but didn't get much engagement from them.
  13. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    04/08/2017
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    Louise Smith
    23/08/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    @Brian McKenzie Depends on the time of day ? Or not !
  14. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    04/08/2017
    Aiding & abetting Louise Smith
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  15. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    04/08/2017
    No further explanantion needed ... Louise Smith
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  16. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    04/08/2017
    Does this resonate with you? Louise Smith
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    Brian McKenzie
    27/08/2017 #4 Brian McKenzie
    #3 i have been spreading the Grump ever since
    Louise Smith
    24/08/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    #2 And ?
    Brian McKenzie
    24/08/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    #1 GrumblePot was founded and dedicated to the Grump - since 2014, 😠
    Louise Smith
    23/08/2017 #1 Louise Smith
    @Brian McKenzie Yours is the only response. Is this too close to reality for others?
  17. Jim Able

    Jim Able

    31/07/2017
    IMAGINE what it would be like if a Reality TV producer from "The Apprentice" took over the FBI and re-structured its training and procedures. Oh wait! That's actually happened already... Jim Able
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    David B. Grinberg
    31/07/2017 #2 David B. Grinberg
    #1 That's very funny, Phil, and also disheartening for those of us in 🇺🇸 Thanks for the tag 👍
    Phil Friedman
    31/07/2017 #1 Phil Friedman
    This one is for @Jim Murray and his Beezer buddies, @Don 🐝 Kerr and @Kevin Pashuk. Also @David B. Grinberg and @Gerald Hecht. Cheers!
  18. Sandra Smith

    Sandra Smith

    30/07/2017
    Everyone knows I'm professionally "in love" with @Jim Murray, so it's not surprising I keep seeing him everywhere... Cycling on the road up to Tavistock earlier (after a lovely, incredible journey through Dartmoor), and then stumbled upon this in a quaint little cafe bakery! Couldn't believe the likeness... (the writing wasn't a patch on Jim's though). To Jim, and all the beezer crew, hope you're having a curmudgeonly day. cc @Phil FriedmanSandra Smith
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    Sandra Smith
    31/07/2017 #12 Sandra Smith
    #11 I was thinking that = apart from Gordon Ramsay I don't know any British chefs that make it. Not my cup of tea :)
    Martina Baxter
    31/07/2017 #11 Martina Baxter
    #9 And scratch Beef Wellington, @Phil Friedman C'est Francaise
    Sandra Smith
    31/07/2017 #10 Sandra Smith
    #9 two words: pie n mash
    Phil Friedman
    31/07/2017 #9 Phil Friedman
    #8 What do the Brits know about good food, anyway? Except for Beef Wellington and Yorkshire Pudding -- fit for a royal palate!
    Sandra Smith
    31/07/2017 #8 Sandra Smith
    #7 hard to find much other than cakes, pasties and fish n chips in tavy on a sunday - proper job bey :)
    Phil Friedman
    31/07/2017 #7 Phil Friedman
    #6 Yes, there is that, too.
    Sandra Smith
    31/07/2017 #6 Sandra Smith
    #5 only if they're gluten free
    Phil Friedman
    31/07/2017 #5 Phil Friedman
    #2 #3 When grumpy becomes chic, the world is headed to Hell in a hand basket. Next, the chi chi grumps of the world will be drinking white wine spritzers and sucking up avocado and hummus finger sandwiches, while explaining how, if you just keep smiling, everything is gonna be alright. Egad, it's an invasion of Zombie Kumbayans!
    Sandra Smith
    30/07/2017 #3 Sandra Smith
    #2 hahahahaaaa yes good point :) ;)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    30/07/2017 #2 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Sandra Smith
    Gee. My Beezer buddies @Phil Friedman and @Jim Murray look waaaay grumpier and grouchier than this dude. @Kevin Pashuk and I balance the group with nothing but joy.
    Sandra Smith
    30/07/2017 #1 Sandra Smith
    By likeness was referring to the frog not the donkey :)
  19. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    25/07/2017
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    Louise Smith

    03/07/2017
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  21. ProducerGerald Hecht

    Gerald Hecht

    25/06/2017
    To Jim Murray; The Finest Writer I Know.
    To Jim Murray; The Finest Writer I Know.This is way too long for Jim Murray’s taste. It is not based on in-person interviews and observations --ergo, it sucks.Where to commence? “The Couch Potato Chronicles”? A freezing, pitch black cycle ride o’ death across the Peace Bridge from a...
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    Martin Wright
    27/06/2017 #7 Martin Wright
    this article has whetted my appetite for more anecdotes.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    27/06/2017 #6 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Jim is a brand on his own alright! Always an engaging read.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    27/06/2017 #5 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Gerald Hecht Busted me up bro! @Jim Murray is unique indeed - a well-used ad guy who is still hammering away with relevant stuff.
    Jim Murray
    26/06/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    Wow...I don't know what to say Gerry. So Gracias will have to suffice.
    Pascal Derrien
    26/06/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    Kool :-)
  22. David Amerland

    David Amerland

    16/06/2017
    Honesty is like oxygen in a business. Which is strange why so few are actually honest, internally. Dive in (it's brief): https://goo.gl/2B7hA8 David Amerland
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    Louise Smith
    16/06/2017 #6 Louise Smith
    David You might like to read this
    By @Eric Burdon

    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@eric-burdon/3-methods-to-establish-trust
    Louise Smith
    16/06/2017 #5 Louise Smith
    An exception I have found is beBee !

    @Juan Imaz @Javier 🐝 beBee
    Louise Smith
    16/06/2017 #4 Louise Smith
    Maybe I don't need to be concerned as with the slow uptake in dealing with carbon around the world,
    there will not be any Oxygen !
    Louise Smith
    16/06/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    BTW David I read your short posts
    - Criticism and Improvement
    - Leadership in Business
    - Pride and Prejudice in Your Business
    - Why Everything is Wrong in Business
    - Loose Talk (Or How Your Business Works)
    - Are You Connecting With Your Customers?
    - Are You Selling A Product or a Service?

    There is a lot of alignment between them and my previous comment.

    But can you tell me why these negative aspects are occurring at an ever increasing rate?

    For me, it has got to the point that I don't expect doing any kind of business to be a positive experience. And I am genuinely surprised and relieved when it is !
    Louise Smith
    16/06/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    These days I am less and less convinced about honesty existing in any sphere of life.

    As soon as spin was invented along with big job titles with big salaries, golden handshakes and ongoing perks not to mention change theory which allows a new leader to stack his/ her team with like minded colleagues, by issuing redundancies, sacking or bullying people to leave, advertising a job by the rules when it has already been decided in house, creating new job titles that incorporate multiple former jobs, forcing people to reapply for their jobs each year, employing people only on contracts without extra money for benefits, outsourcing jobs to 3rd world countries and promoting less competent agreeable colleagues.

    Then there's a lack of repeat business interest in our throw away society, scams divesting people of their hard earned savings by seemingly trustworthy businesses with little hope of recoupment and companies that won't stand by faulty products even though there are consumer protection laws.

    Not to mention rudeness and ignoring of actual f2f customers let alone all the problems of internet business.

    I am not saying that every business is like this

    but these are common practices which I have seen, heard of or experienced which laugh in the face of an individual and groups of people's dignity along with their retirement nest eggs and generally undermining the fabric of society as I knew it..

    I'd like to hear about cooperation, continuing good service, honest portrayal of products and timely replacement of faulty goods or practices.

    Perhaps in a similar length of statement to this you could summarise what you consider to be honesty in business as I am not sure I can recognise it !
    Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    16/06/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee
    Read the short, but enlightening, linked buzz. At least, there are still honest people who write honest comments. I honestly count you as one of them @David B. Grinberg
  23. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    14/06/2017
    Just another shrink in the wall Louise Smith
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    Louise Smith
    14/06/2017 #2 Louise Smith
    #1 Yes different realities or speech defects ?
    For some "momentary" is a lot !
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    14/06/2017 #1 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    ...trying to give folks a momentary grasp of reason ;)
  24. Louise Smith

    Louise Smith

    12/06/2017
    This charming shoe last racer from Plum & Ashby is hand made in the UK. It’s a limited edition piece, one of only a few. Using original vintage pieces, combining old wooden shoe lasts with metal Meccano wheels, no two racers are the same.

    It probably appeals to a car enthusiast and will bring back warm memories for anyone who grew up playing with Meccano.
    Louise Smith
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    Louise Smith
    13/06/2017 #5 Louise Smith
    #4 That's a lovely story ! I kept our old lego for my nephew but it's too old fashioned compared to lego now !
    Louise Smith
    12/06/2017 #3 Louise Smith
    #2 Yes all my male cousins & my brother had boxes of the stuff
  25. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    07/06/2017
    With 843 new reads, Our conference paper titled: "Weld Geometry Defect Influence on Boiler Tube Structural Integrity" was the most read publication in Quality Assurance Engineering on ResearchGate
    Milos Djukic
    Milos Djukic | Achievement
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    Milos Djukic
    07/06/2017 #12 Anonymous
    #3 Thank you Phil, my friend.
    Milos Djukic
    07/06/2017 #11 Anonymous
    #4 Thank you dear @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher.
    Milos Djukic
    07/06/2017 #10 Anonymous
    #7 @Michael O'Neil, I am glad you find it interesting. This is a practical instruction about quality assurance and failure analysis for welding engineers. Thanks.
    Milos Djukic
    07/06/2017 #9 Anonymous
    #5 Hey @Louise Smith :) Thanks (Hvala puno).
    Louise Smith
    07/06/2017 #6 Louise Smith
    Glad I saw this ! Nice to hear good news !
    Louise Smith
    07/06/2017 #5 Louise Smith
    Hey Milos ! Честитам ! Congratulations! That's a lot of RELEVANTS !
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    07/06/2017 #4 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Awesome @Milos Djukic, congrats! I'm not surprised :)
    Phil Friedman
    07/06/2017 #3 Phil Friedman
    Nice, Milos, very nice, indeed. Well done.
    Milos Djukic
    07/06/2017 #2 Anonymous
    #1 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici.
    Sara Jacobovici
    07/06/2017 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    Great results @Milos Djukic. Congratulations.
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