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  1. ProducerSara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    The Art of Cross-pollination.
    The Art of Cross-pollination.Image credit: SlidePlayer I posted a buzz, Things coming together, as a reply to a comment on another post of mine. I concluded the buzz by writing: In support of our exchanges on beBee, I leave you...
  2. ProducerLisa Vanderburg

    Lisa Vanderburg

    You CAN see through others eyes
    You CAN see through others eyesTime is not my own. That said, I'm sure if I was to manage it properly, I would have some time! It is laziness or a lost art - bit of both? Actually, it the manifestation of chaos..... :)Generally I write about medical stuff - badly; in cranky...


    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    16/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #29 That's great to hear about your husband and yes, I feel for you having lost a sister. I pray too, she stays cancer free... :)) Thanks Lisa!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #29 Lisa Vanderburg
    #28 aw...thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher, it was very tough, but it was also a time of the most intimate of love shared. You are so right - sisters ARE special! I pray yours with remain free of her cancer!
    Hubby's just 'graduated' (he's the optimist, thank God!) to a walking stick, but a wheelchair for temporary work will follow soon. Parkinson's tend to act like growth-spurts in kids...just the other way :)
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #28 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #27 I'm really sorry you lost your sister @Lisa Vanderburg. I can't imagine how tough that had to be. My sister had stage 3B breast cancer 10 years ago and I still pray her check up's are OK. Loss is never easy when we love someone, sisters are special... they understand us in ways no one else could. How cool that you are trying to find your creativity in writing. It sounds like your husband is maintaining right now?! Sending hugs your way!!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #27 Lisa Vanderburg
    #25 Oh I so feel for you, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher! My sister died 2 years and 4 days ago from cancer - I looked after her until the end - at home, the way it should be! We were BFF and soul-mates; heart-wrenching, but it was both beautiful and rewarding - no regrets - (just wish she was here!).
    I'm really here to try and stretch my creativity in writing - see if I have a 'style' at all! I expect me and hubby have as much as 10 years - maybe more, so I'm not gonna mess that up :) Thank you for your kind words!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    15/01/2017 #26 Lisa Vanderburg
    #24 Your advise is sage @Deb🐝 Lange and I do try...the body's willing but the mind is weak :) I actually stopped walkabout because we changed continent and my husband feared for my safety. I so look forward to reading the excerpt from your draft. Many thanks!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    15/01/2017 #25 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Hi @Lisa Vanderburg, what a moving and vulnerable buzz. I can only imagine how much stress you must be under. As you stated, your not on here looking for a job. I think people forget that not everyone is on Social Media looking for a job, some are looking for socialization and conversation because they are homebound for various reasons. Some people are stay at home moms, others are retired and the many caregivers out there like yourself who benefit from sharing your stories because it may be cathartic as well? I admire people who aren't afraid to bare their souls. I admire people who take care of their loved ones, thank goodness for people like you. We kept our mom at home during her cancer, and what a bag of mixed emotions (no regrets) just very hard on the family watching the decline of someone you love and all the care, up's/down's that go with it. Thank you for sharing!
    Deb🐝 Lange
    15/01/2017 #24 Deb🐝 Lange
    #11 If you truly long for a connection with your Mother you will find a way. I write what I did in my draft book, yet to be published about caring for my Mum. I will find it and post it. And even though you say you had to give up your walks to care for your husband, you still need to take care of yourself so you can be well enough to care for him. I was told that by someone when I had my first child many years ago. Take care of yourself too, as if you are not well enough to care for a child, or a loved one, who will. So it is just important to find ways to care for yourself. By the way, my Mum refused to go into "institutional care" - As much as it was very challenging I am so so glad I gave her the gift of dying at home. I hope one day you will look back and be glad you did this for your husband.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #23 Lisa Vanderburg
    #21 So very true @Preston Vander Ven! In presentations we have done, I always start by describing my hubby as 'alpha male, incorrigible optimist and a guy who's completely in control of the world he lives in'. They I hit them with, 'how to you topple such a secure and self-assured man?....Give him Parkinson's!'
    It is a brutal disease in its stretched-out degeneration; I'd happily murder it given half the chance :)
    But, your right; even in crushing blows, we can reevaluate for the better!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #22 Lisa Vanderburg
    #20 My thanks to you, @Kevin Baker. Peace....such an elusive state!
    Preston Vander Ven
    14/01/2017 #21 Preston Vander Ven
    Thanks You for that testimony. I also have someone close to me with Parkinson's. One benefit of this condition, it helped this person understand the importance of time and they now take every day of their life as an investment. Before, time was seen as something they could do whatever they wanted with, so it was usually wasted. They had their eyes open to understand it is our most important assets.
    Kevin Baker
    14/01/2017 #20 Kevin Baker
    Awesome share of vulnerability, the essence of courage. Sharing with out expectations brings many bunches of empathy. To just exist in nature with out the ongoing human theatrics we all crave the peace of grounding. Thank you Lisa for sharing
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    14/01/2017 #19 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #10 Agreed and thank you @Lisa Vanderburg.
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #18 Lisa Vanderburg
    #17 oh @Sara Jacobovici - another one of my favorite writers! Thank you for reading this!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/01/2017 #17 Sara Jacobovici
    @Lisa Vanderburg writes: "Keep it up, lovely hearts – I’m thrilled by your being! You refill this weary being! You are bringing me such a gift: hope."
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #16 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich some say it is so.
    Gerald Hecht
    14/01/2017 #15 Gerald Hecht
    #14 @Lisa Vanderburg ;-) oh some say the author was a mysterious immortal named Lao Tzu; I could expound; but he may or may not , if he, as I, do exist ...but I may or may not have learned to speak about things we know, lest we unknow them (maybe) YMMV...or not ☯️
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #14 Lisa Vanderburg
    #8 haha @Gerald Hecht.....any clue how long I looked at that 'A' before its meaning dawned??
    Isn't Tao Te Ching the guy who invented fortune cookies :) Thanks, dude - you're a love!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #13 Lisa Vanderburg
    #7 I am and will always be grateful for what you say and do @Ali Anani! I am blessed to consider you friend. Don't know how y'all do it - find the time to write such creative and profound pieces that in themselves, stretch my imagination and stir my soul. I am so stirred, I think I'll go walkabout!
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #12 Lisa Vanderburg
    #6 That's okay Julio...my 1st language is too rude to publish :)
    Lisa Vanderburg
    14/01/2017 #11 Lisa Vanderburg
    #4 Thank you so much for the tips on posting!!
    You hit the nail on the head @Deb🐝 Lange...this 'confession' of mine is the stirring of doing something about it!
    I have read about your Mom with such sweet longing; like @Max🐝 J. Carter, you both have experienced such an intimate, steadfast love between parent and child and it makes my heart soar! Even though I have not had that 'connection', I can imagine and certainly feel for your loss. Empathy is a muscle that can never be exercised enough! May your heart be always wrapped in your Mother's love and your soul refreshed with her courage.
  3. Milos Djukic

    Milos Djukic

    Influencer Makreting ONLY by LinkedIn. - LinkedIn "Top Voices" 2016 - heavily and promoted. Other underprivilaged writers are unimportant. A must read! cc. @Javier 🐝 beBee, @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood. @Juan Imaz, @John White, MBA
    Milos Djukic
    LinkedIn Top Voices 2016: Here are the writers you need to know — and start following — now


    Gerald Hecht
    22/12/2016 #68 Gerald Hecht
    When you are a fake influencer, everybody loves you; they rip you to pieces and make love to your ghost.

    When you are a fake influencer, everybody loves you; they strip your cupboards, your closets, your crutch, because they love you...they love you so much.

    They nail down your body, suspend your soul in a magnetic field hold; for a fake influencer must never grow old.

    They'll kick you and curse you for selling them out; then miss you and pray they could have figured it out
    Gerald Hecht
    21/12/2016 #67 Gerald Hecht
    @Milos Djukic Thanks for the tag. I never dreamt that the president elect of the U.S. would be one of an absolutely finite list of official influencers. The list. The list that shall not change unless MS decrees it. This doesn't seem like an ideal platform for kids to learn how to have influence on SM platforms in their STEM/STEAM curricula
    Milos Djukic
    18/12/2016 #65 Anonymous
    Influencer marketing on LI. Post featured in: Leadership & Management, Media and, What Inspires Me (11668 views, 1400 likes and 154 comments)..
    "In 2017 Make People Angry…and Raise Your Hand", LI long-dorm post by Dustin McKissen (https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/2017-make-people-angryand-raise-your-hand-dustin-mckissen?trk=mp-reader-card)
    "This article is part of the LinkedIn Top Voices list, a collection of the must-read writers of the year. Check out more #BigIdeas2017 here."
    Milos Djukic
    17/12/2016 #64 Anonymous
    And when you're fake Influencer, "everybody loves you." On the other hand, real Influencers (not in terms of the LI Influencers) are not so dazzling and quiet people (corresponding to all and participating in critical discussions ), that are often unnoticeable for the mainstream social media. That's why they are influential.
    Milos Djukic
    17/12/2016 #63 Anonymous
    #61 I feel tired @Deb 🐝 Helfrich... The process of transmitting messages to the curious reader requires knowledge, dedication, writing skills and fresh ideas. Someone's writing must have color, clear personal touch and scent. Some serious writers don't feel safe anymore to share their intellectual capital on social media and networks. .
    Milos Djukic
    17/12/2016 #62 Anonymous
    #61 "When most marketers say they want an influencer campaign, they have already skipped over the strategic conversations and moved to a tactic of hiring a non-traditional celebrity with a big following or decided to hire lots of micro-influencers. That isn’t influencer marketing; it is buying an online audience. Proper influencers can establish trust with each handshake, social post, or advertisement and their content impacts audiences in the top tiers of Maslow’s hierarchy, belongingness, esteem and self-actualization. When they publicly support and work with brands, it is a reflection of their identities and not just their jobs." - from
    article titled" "Are We Using The Term Influencer Marketing Wrong?" by David Schwab at forbes.com - DEC 7, 2016 (http://www.forbes.com/sites/davidschwab/2016/12/07/are-we-using-the-term-influencer-marketing-wrong/#6293ca66640e)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #61 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #60 You have left me speechless, @Milos Djukic
    Milos Djukic
    17/12/2016 #60 Anonymous
    #59 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, He did not take part in the discussion and has not made any comments or reacted in any way with readers and their comments. (3029 views so far). It is not typical for my friend and great writer Justin Bariso. However, that is typical practice in the case of LI Influencers and and LI representatives, or in the case of marketing only of forthcoming book (post featured in three LI channels: Big Ideas & Innovation, Careers: The Next Level, Leadership & Management by LI). Self-explanatory. This seems like a promotion and it is the backbone of LI influencer marketing..

    Article: EQ vs. IQ at.diffen.com: http://www.diffen.com/difference/EQ_vs_IQ

    "Emotional intelligence (EI) or emotional quotient (EQ) is the capability of individuals to recognize their own, and other people's emotions, to discriminate between different feelings and label them appropriately, to use emotional information to guide thinking and behavior, and to manage and/or adjust emotions to adapt environments or achieve one's goal(s).[1] Although the term first appeared in a 1964 paper by Michael Beldoch, it gained popularity in the 1995 book by that title, written by the author, psychologist, and science journalist Daniel Goleman. Since this time Goleman's 1995 theory has been criticized within the scientific community." - from https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Emotional_intelligence
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #59 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I had an intent to leave my type of comment in support of Justin and his book. I thought those 4 were anomalies worth discussing here, but it goes on in that vein....

    I risk being attacked for supporting someone who I want to help.


    There is something important at stake here if success on the internet means an author has to stay away from their own comments section in order to not become jaded.

    Where do they get to have civil discussions that might enhance their work?
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    17/12/2016 #58 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #57 #56 Andy & Milos - I am just reading Justin's EXCELLENT excerpt from his upcoming book on LI - 416 likes, 95 shares, but only 20 comments. But here is the problem I see for these guys who deserve supportive comments which add to their value proposition, of the last 4 comments:
    1 asked to ignore emotional intelligence fad - damaging
    1 asked for early copy of the book - positive, yet the guy has no EI, so sort of damaging
    1 says her lord clears the path of snakes - damaging
    1 says everyone wants to be the president - damaging

    I consider Justin a friend, we chat directly, I will buy his book and yet, even I started questioning the book based on this random commentary.

    I will do my part to contribute to keeping beBee a place where the author of a post stands a chance at having a comments section worthy of the work they invested in creating a post. And that might even help them further their livelihood.
    Milos Djukic
    16/12/2016 #57 Anonymous
    #56 Everybody isn't as honorable as you, What we write is the undistorted image of ourselves, mostly but unfortunately not always. @Andrew Books. I treasure your friendship!. @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, here we cultivate and nurture the very best in ourselves and each other. Thank you for that. #55
    Andrew Books
    15/12/2016 #56 Andrew Books
    #55 Agree, Deb....I just don't want to take away what they have accomplished through aggressive writing and networking. I admit fully I am jealous, as @Milos Djukic so adeptly points out....both agony and ecstasy. Guess that will instill in me a drive to be a better writer. .
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/12/2016 #55 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    #53 #54 I love those three guys. Here is an uncomfortable truth. I can't find their work on LI anymore. I also don't feel comfortable peddling my commenting style because of what the influencer marketing influx has brought to the tone of their comments sections.

    The 'game' is setup to only acknowledge numbers & quantity - which is no doubt important. But right now, that jeopardizes quality dialogue.

    10,000 views OR one person taking the time to write a comment that took 10 to 15 minutes to compose to truly show that they understood what you wrote who is looking to broaden, deepen, or extend what you wrote?

    An optimal site cultivates both.
    Milos Djukic
    15/12/2016 #54 Anonymous
    #53 !@Andrew Books There is not a tad bit of jealousy involved. I am also very happy because of Dustin, Justin and Glenn. They are excellent writers. Period! There are still many Dustin, Justin or Glenn there. This is not a recognition for writers, this is influencer marketing. They have done because they wanted that way. Manipulation and selective favoritism were never true. In this way, even the best writers are humiliated. Then the title does not mean anything. .Only "The Agony and The Ecstasy of Social Media Writing" remains the same.
    Andrew Books
    15/12/2016 #53 Andrew Books
    Thanks for the tag @Milos Djukic. Interesting, isn't it? Very happy for Dustin, Justin and Glenn. They have contributed in amazing ways to the platform and I could not be happier for them...and I won't lie in that there is a tad bit of jealousy involved. It's what every writer wants....recognition, acknowledgment, conversation. THAT they have done.
    Andrew Young
    15/12/2016 #52 Andrew Young
    Thanks for posting this Milos! It's very informative.
    Mohammed Sultan
    13/12/2016 #51 Mohammed Sultan
    Thank You @ Milos for sharing Linked in pulse on beBee.it makes our business journey more imaginative ..Although I started my day commenting on this post on Linked in pulse.I would like to add some feelings to what I have said, because the feelings are here on beBee.
    It has to be conceded that knowledge about people is not necessarily of online nature,because personal brands are marketed on the web,exaggerating their value for effect and sometimes create heroes from zeroes.An influencer must be some one who is constantly in touch with people.As long as people are motivated by pride ,gain,fear and imitation ,as Maslow has taught us,I wish those influencers can tell people about their mistakes,when they started and how they handled these mistakes,as always quoted" well begun is half done"and also tell them how they become different today,and what advice they can offer to young people to also become influencers..People will not benefit from their own dominating prestige or their top ranking on social media as from their business wisdom and the advice they offer to the beginners.
    Phil Friedman
    13/12/2016 #50 Phil Friedman
    #43 Good points, Aurorasa. One of the facts that everyone seems to be missing is that 23% of 400 million (LI) is still 15 times greater than 45% of 13 million (beBee). When it comes to the potential of a user base as a market (which is part of a platform's value), absolute numbers are more important than percentages. So. I would suggest that beBee cheerleaders stop making that particular comparison to LinkedIn. ( https://www.bebee.com/producer/@friedman-phil/differentiation-thru-conversation-bebee-and-the-quest-for-market-share )
    Loribeth Pierson
    13/12/2016 #49 Loribeth Pierson
    #43 Well said @Aurorasa Sima, "Don´t get me wrong. I am team beBee. I just don´t think that complaining about LI and negative comparisons help beBee´s growth."
  4. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    A must read by @Milos Djukic. Invaluable insights into the identity of the writer and a great perspective on how to write.

    "Social media communication is a great workout. You have to build your personal identity in strict accordance with your hidden dreams, wishes and aspirations. Long live our authenticity through diversity."
    Sara Jacobovici
    I'll be Back, Innovation in Self Leadership
    www.linkedin.com Do you feel like that some most precious part of yourself is not getting through to the outside world? I will never surrender. "ME" neither. About "WE", I am not so sure. Elitism? No, just...


    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    27/10/2016 #11 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #10 Hi @Sara Jacobovici,

    Once published, the original content is that text, so you can not change. In the new version you can edit the text at any time. Sorry for the inconvenience.

    Thank you very much.

    Sara Jacobovici
    27/10/2016 #10 Sara Jacobovici
    The system is not letting me share this link with a new text (cc@Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín) so I will put it in this comment box.

    @Milos Djukic writes, "The human interaction which is a synonym for leadership means to learn from someone and to educate someone. I want to hear your insights about "ME"-"WE" relations."

    Inspiration, the word with the Latin origin meaning to take in a breath, happens as a result of a “ME” experience while synchronicity happens as a result of a “WE” experience. In other words, when we engage with others, we potentially open ourselves up to seeing the connections taking place around us; in time and space.

    Only an integrated ME can be part of a WE.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    22/10/2016 #7 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This article is a gem, of such high value because of it's depth and message.

    To quote you Milos " Thank you very much for this outstanding buzz; I am your diligent student"
    Wish I had met all you guys years back 🤗🤗🤗 I'm happy to know you @Milos Djukic It'' an honour BFF 🤗
    Thank you for sharing this @Sara Jacobovici
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    21/10/2016 #4 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Milos' quote deserves to be shouted from the rooftops:

    "Social media communication is a great workout. You have to build your personal identity in strict accordance with your hidden dreams, wishes and aspirations. Long live our authenticity through diversity."
    David B. Grinberg
    21/10/2016 #3 David B. Grinberg
    Great share @Sara Jacobovici. This is definitely a masterpiece from the "beautiful mind" my @Milos Djukic.
    Milos Djukic
    21/10/2016 #2 Anonymous
    Gert Scholtz
    21/10/2016 #1 Gert Scholtz
    @Sara Jacobovici @Milos Djukic This is a seriously, scientifically and playfully good article! Thanks Sara and Milos.
  5. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Nuggets of Wisdom
    Nuggets of WisdomI have been honored by a considerable number of comments on my buzzes. Some comments carried gems with them. I extracted some gems and compiled them as Nuggets of Wisdom. I have plans to write Part 2; however I wanted first to probe your...


    Ali Anani
    15/10/2016 #84 Ali Anani
    #83 Your contribution is judged by its value and it is of tremendous one dear @David Navarro López. I am the one who is thankful to you
    David Navarro López
    15/10/2016 #83 Anonymous
    Dear Ali, I am honored to be on your listing, at the look of so much talent and wisdom here, even if my contribution is so small. Wish I would have made more comments to your last posts, but as you already know, I do not use to make comments unless I did not understand firstly, and meditated about the running issue, and it will take some time for me to be capable to understand them, as your posts are lately out of the bounds of my possibilities. Sorry for that.
    Ali Anani
    14/10/2016 #82 Ali Anani
    Thank you @Aurorasa Sima and you gave been a great source of inspiration
    Aurorasa Sima
    13/10/2016 #81 Aurorasa Sima
    Great collection, dear Ali. Please do keep inspiring us!
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #80 Ali Anani
    #79 And very proudly you have been a great and positive influence dear @Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC. I included one quote from you because of space, but more to come in subsequent nuggets.
    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    13/10/2016 #79 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    A beautiful roundup of inspired, thoughtful and profound ideas and comments from your incredible group of followers, Ali Anani. Thanks for taking the time to share them.
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #78 Ali Anani
    Clarisse Nigaud

    Dr. Anani, your post is appreciated profoundly. Most peoples would go online fishing for ideas, rebuff them and post an article under their names. You show in reverse, appreciate great ideas into a pot of gold! Warm Regards.
    This comment was made on G+. I find it very relevant to share here. WE learn and progress by digesting ideas and not by stealing them. I am profoundly grateful to Clarisse as much as I am to everyone of you who helped me move forward. The least I could do is to say thank you and this is the nugget of wisdom that helped me improve.
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #77 Ali Anani
    #76 Much obliged to your nugget of comment @Don 🐝 Kerr
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    13/10/2016 #76 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Brilliant compilation of a few of the beBee's greatest hits.
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #75 Ali Anani
    #70 AT least you made me feel I am rich with your great appreciation dear @David B. Grinberg. Thank you
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #74 Ali Anani
    #69 Yes, the beautiful thinker @Sara Jacobovici- believe me I am enjoying this round of comments so much because I feel the value of collecting gems such as many of yours
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #73 Ali Anani
    #68 May be I shall start my next compilation with this comment @Paul Walters. This is profound kindness from you
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #72 Ali Anani
    #67 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher- your comment is as sweet as your beloved grandson
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #71 Ali Anani
    #64 #66 Thank you again @James O'Connell- thank you for your sharing and giving more life to the idea of compiling comments. The question now is how to mote coherently select comments around few topics each time.
    David B. Grinberg
    13/10/2016 #70 David B. Grinberg
    Ali, your buzz is always filled with many nuggets of wisdom for which all bees benefit greatly. If I had one dollar for every nugget of wisdom you provide, I would be a rich man by now! 🙏🐝🐝✌️️
    Sara Jacobovici
    13/10/2016 #69 Sara Jacobovici
    "This is what beBee is for... All the comments from all the Bees bring in so much learnings and perspectives ! Everyone is a Star here in the galaxy of gems!" - @Ali Anani
    Paul Walters
    13/10/2016 #68 Paul Walters
    @Ali Anani Note to self. " Write something profound so as to make Ali's list!!! Thanks , great piece as always !
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    13/10/2016 #67 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Ali Anani, this is just beautiful and flows. I want to thank you for quoting my comment. Your awesome!! CC; @Donna-Luisa Eversley @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    James O'Connell
    13/10/2016 #66 James O'Connell
    I'm sharing this into Digital Marketing Hive for the reason that I think this approach of compiling comments given to a produce could enable fresh insights into the audience and their reactions. It also allows growth to the original article/produce (' ' ,)
    Ali Anani
    13/10/2016 #65 Ali Anani
    #64 Well, I accept and love the potential of your comment @James O'Connell. I shall write Part 2 and try to make the comments more lively. Your support is lively
  6. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    A Fired-Up Bee...
    A Fired-Up Bee...Some help from William ShakespeareFriends, Bloggers, Social Media Citizens...lend me your ears. I write to share my experiences and perspectives not to praise beBee. There are many social media sites on the internet. The good is often shared with...


    Andrew Porter
    23/10/2016 #58 Andrew Porter
    #49 Well @Donna-Luisa Eversley firstly thanks for the tag, now I will say what a really well written and executed buzz I have to agree with what you say about beBee...in fact you have pretty much nailed it.
    And I would also like to say what a happy buzzing bee you are, that's my weekend compliment bee happy!
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/10/2016 #57 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Shared on LI, Twitter and Google+.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    23/10/2016 #56 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    You go, sister!
    Dr. Corinthia Price
    23/10/2016 #55 Dr. Corinthia Price
    Another well written post @Donna-Luisa Eversley.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/10/2016 #54 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley, today I sat is a old favorite coffee shop where I could log on to my computer and work away. I was hoping my creativity which has been lagging the last couple of weeks would be reignited. I logged on, opened my latest episode of my fictional series and except for a few trips back onto beBee to interact with Bees I couldn't tear myself away from what I was writing. The next thing I know four hours had passed and the shop was closing and they ran me out. Except for when I was attending school I never became so engrossed in writing. beBee really did that. As I wrote I kept thinking of those that have supported this series and how they would react to different events in the story. (sorry I'm not giving anything away but I do hope to publish tomorrow). It is lovely having an appreciative and supportive audience. I would never have released the writing dragon in me if it wasn't for the support and kindness I have found here. I know I commented before, but you were one I thought of and when notifications came across on this post I couldn't resist another comment!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/10/2016 #53 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #51 Very thankful for you too @Donna-Luisa Eversley and so many that you tagged :)) So many wonderful people on beBee who have the platforms best interest in mind and care deeply about others too! The only platform I log on to and use DAILY. Xo
    jesse kaellis
    23/10/2016 #52 jesse kaellis
    Thanks, Maria-Luisa.
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/10/2016 #51 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Oh I do love sharing desert with you, so thankful for your engagement... @John White, MBA, @Jim Cody 🐝, @Don 🐝 Kerr, @Michael D. Davis, @Ben Pinto, @David B. Grinberg, @Aurorasa Sima, @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @jesse kaellis 🍮🍬🍧🍦🍰🍩🍯
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/10/2016 #50 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    More desert shout out to @Stephane 🐝 Fenner, @Karen Anne Kramer ~ CNN Women Leaders 2015, @Sara Jacobovici, @Lada 🏡 Prkic. @debasish majumder, @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, @Dr. Corinthia Price 🍹☕🍰🍦🍯🍮🍭
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/10/2016 #49 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Every day on beBee is a learning and thrilling experience. Thanks to everyone who has read and shared, so far... Big shout out ..and some virtual desert 🍧🍰🍩🍦🍯 to everyone.. @Pamela 🐝 Williams View more
    Every day on beBee is a learning and thrilling experience. Thanks to everyone who has read and shared, so far... Big shout out ..and some virtual desert 🍧🍰🍩🍦🍯 to everyone.. @Pamela 🐝 Williams @Andrew Porter @Julie Hickman, @Renée 🐝 Cormier, @Neil Smith @Kevin Pashuk,@Ken Boddie @Mamen 🐝 Delgado Close
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #48 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Well said @Donna-Luisa Eversley. I particularly liked this line: "I want to be a part of the biggest change in how we use social media to build relationships, brands, and awareness" Very well done my Bee friend.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    02/10/2016 #47 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #40 @Neil Smith you've expressed exactly how many of us feel about beBee. A refreshing, relaxing change from the dog eat dog sites we have all visited. Here we truly pursue positivity, encouragement, support, and collaboration. @Donna-Luisa Eversley has expressed that quite eloquently in this post. Welcome to beBee! I just followed you and am looking forward to learning more about you.
    Andrew Porter
    29/09/2016 #46 Andrew Porter
    Another well written post @Donna-Luisa Eversley positive and inspiring as usual, I love reading your posts they always give me a buzz...I've missed out over the last week but we all need a break sometimes, now for more catch up!
    Julie Hickman
    29/09/2016 #45 Julie Hickman
    Beautiful sentiments @Donna-Luisa Eversley! You truly help others by promoting all of the positive aspects beBee has to offer everyone who chooses to read, comment or just gain inspiration.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    29/09/2016 #44 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Shared with my social media accounts. Let's spread the love!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #43 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #39 hahaha..gosh @Kevin Pashuk you guys make it so easy to laugh everyday😂😂😂😂🤗🤗
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #42 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #37 wow, thank you @Mamen 🐝 Delgado you are getting your tweeting groove on ...yayyyy🙂🤗🤗🤗🤗
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    29/09/2016 #41 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #38 Sure right @Ken Boddie..hahaha 😀😁🤗🤗🤗🤗 a tag a day keeps the doctor away...haha, good one !!! Thanks
    Neil Smith
    29/09/2016 #40 Neil Smith
    Nice article Donna-Luisa. As a newcomer to this site I have to say that it has been a breath of fresh air to be able to communicate with significant numbers of people in a great atmosphere. The respect and support accorded members is absolutely fantastic.
    Kevin Pashuk
    29/09/2016 #39 Kevin Pashuk
    #38 If a tag a day keeps the doctor away....

    Here's to your health @Ken Boddie, @Ken Boddie, @Ken Boddie
  7. ProducerMark Anthony

    Mark Anthony

    To beBee or not to beBee
    To beBee or not to beBeeFirstly, let me just say, I have no training on how to write, what special techniques one needs to get "more noticed", stand out or anything like that! I pretty much write how I write. And, any correct grammar, rules, or whatever there are to...


    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #63 Mark Anthony
    Wow, that sounds like my kind of thing. And, from what I know of these terms this would indicate that one does not allow ones self to be restricted in ones writing by "spurious prohibition" linked , I believe, to thinking the english language should bend to the rules of Latin Grammar which , in turn, can restrict the "glorious flexibility of the English language". @Phil Friedman, your style and the terms you use, once I work out what they mean, fill me with excitement, enthusiasm and great interest. #62
    Phil Friedman
    28/09/2016 #62 Phil Friedman
    #61 I try to write in the way I speak. With all the sentence fragments, initial conjunctions, and terminal prepositions. But That does not mean you should dumb down your writing, because that is to be condescending to your readers. Just be authentically yourself.
    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #61 Mark Anthony
    That is so encouraging @Phil Friedman. I have been accused of talking before thinking at times. I certainly want to write what I am thinking and I think a lot. Thanks#60
    Phil Friedman
    28/09/2016 #60 Phil Friedman
    #50 Mark, substance trumps form every time. And thinking before writing. IMHO.
    Dale Masters
    28/09/2016 #59 Dale Masters
    #4 ALL humans are self-similar at their core! Thank you, @Mark Anthony!
    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #58 Mark Anthony
    Thankyou for your comments Lisa . I watched one of your videos ( the one with you in your pyjamas , your second vid I think ) And , it does add something and it certainly made me feel different about you compared to some of the ideas in my head beforehand ! #15
    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #57 Mark Anthony
    Hi @Andrew 🐝 Goldman, just felt I should add I have a lot of respect for LinkedIn , have learnt lots , think it's a great resource and have promoted it as such. It just isn't what I'm looking for in terms of my writing . Ultimately it too has been a significant part of my social media journey ! #54
    Nan Einarson
    28/09/2016 #56 Nan Einarson
    #49 - Thanks, Mark, for your great attitude. Yes, please keep on writing! I'll look forward to your posts.
    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #55 Mark Anthony
    Thankyou Andrew! Communication , discussion , learning and good company all appeal to me. There also seems to be a diversity on beBee that I don't sense elsewhere .#54
    Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    28/09/2016 #54 Andrew 🐝 Goldman
    Thank you, Mark. LinkedIn is pretty much about significance. People fulfill that need there. And that is the reason why BeBee stood out. I currently fulfill another need here - communication. So it depends on what you seek. If life is about the positive approach, I like Bebee more so far. Even though I have 6 500 followers on linkedIn and some good friends there. The policies push people away. Keep it positive!
    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #53 Mark Anthony
    Thank you Aurorasa. I have had plenty of opportunity to refine my grammar and spelling. The thing is my prolonged focus on that was stopping me writing. So I decided to just write and, at this moment in time, not worry to much about anything else.Thats not to say I won't focus on improving my grammar etc, but I refuse to let it stop me writing. I have been given some great ideas, links and advice on how to improve my grammar, spelling and noticeability and, I will use those when I choose to.For now, I want to express what is on my mind and if that comes with grammatical and spelling errors so be it. #52
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/09/2016 #52 Aurorasa Sima
    #49 Personally, I enjoy unique content with great ideas. I like your post. http://www.onlinecollegecourses.com/2012/01/24/15-famous-thinkers-who-couldnt-spell/
    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #50 Mark Anthony
    "Stream-of-consciousness" you never fail to impress me @Phil Friedman . I have a question, can this form of dialogue style be applied to writing? And, if it were would it not be full of grammatical errors due to not fitting with convention? 46
    Mark Anthony
    28/09/2016 #49 Mark Anthony
    Hi Nan, Thank you for your feedback, it is appreciated and respected and not at all destructive , to my mind anyway. As I mentioned I am here to learn and grow and, as a couple of writers I respect would say, cheers#47
    Aaron Skogen
    28/09/2016 #48 Aaron Skogen
    Welcome to beBee Mark. Keep writing and refining. Its a great site!
    Nan Einarson
    28/09/2016 #47 Nan Einarson
    Hi - I'm just new to BeBee, and this is one of the first posts I have read.

    Quite honestly, I would have found the article more interesting, had it not been for all the spelling and grammatical errors. They were just very distracting, especially because there were quite a number of them, and they drew attention away from your points. Does your computer have Spell Check and Grammar Check?

    Although I know it doesn't sound like it, I really don't intend to criticize you. I understand that writing without caring about spelling, punctuation and grammar and such encourages creative flow. When you post it, though, and invite people to read it, a run through the Checks is a good idea.

    I hope you understand the intention of my feedback is to be constructive and not destructive.
    I look forward to reading more of your posts and I intend to Follow you, if you have no objections.
    Phil Friedman
    28/09/2016 #46 Phil Friedman
    #45 Mark, the focus of my stream-of-consciousness has bee compared to urinating into a gale force wind. Does that clarify things?
    Mark Anthony
    27/09/2016 #45 Mark Anthony
    @Phil Friedman, do you have a preference for narrative or dramatic or do they both come into play when discussing moral and philosophical problems(Great thing Wikipedia) What a great place to learn, beBee that is. #43
    Mark Anthony
    27/09/2016 #44 Mark Anthony
    Hi @Jim Murray , I said I'd seen this post of your's but I lied. I didn't even look and assumed it was another I had read on writing . I broke loads of the rules. I just checked it and its exactly what I need. Very useful , thanks #33
    Phil Friedman
    27/09/2016 #43 Phil Friedman
    #42 Mark, I prefer to think of it as Socratic Dialogue, thank you. 👌😜
  8. Gary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe

    Gary Sharpe
    Why There is More to Parkinson's than just Neuro-degeneration
    niume.com OK, World, here is your proof positive that Parkinson's is not just a "neurodegenerative condition" but that there is much more to it. The research results on walking with the disease which I present in this video I hope will be viewed as quite...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    04/09/2016 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Sincere, motivating and useful information. Thank you for bringing us along on your journey @Gary Sharpe.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    02/09/2016 #5 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Wow very powerful. What a difference from January and seeing the video in the garden. I love the idea of the mosaic tiles, it seems they would/will be very helpful.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/09/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    @Gary Sharpe: "Humans can rewrite our own Stories."
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/09/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    The reason I shared this in my Hive Metaphor is because @Gary Sharpe proves how his capacity to see beyond the literal can lead to transformations.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/09/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    @Gary Sharpe: "I share this for the same reason I share all my posts - to Inspire, Motivate and Demonstrate that there is always Hope and through Loving Kindness we Humans can rewrite our own Stories."
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    01/09/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    These interlocking floor tiles are really great ideas for using vision to trigger movement in people with Parkinson's.
  9. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    Ideas Rippling Effect
    Ideas Rippling EffectThis buzz marks my publishing the hundredth buzz on beBee. It is about time to pause and think about my experiences and highlights over the last seven months. Are my buzzes worthy? Or, are they like sand grains get carried by the wind and soon...


    Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    25/08/2016 #88 Jean L. Serio, CPC, CMC
    Congratulations on your 100th post on beBee @Ali Anani. For me, every one was unique and compelling. And so much to learn, and take in, from every one. Your comment - you hope your buzzes are like grains of sand blown by the wind - is the perfect description. One never knows where these grains of beautiful sand will land, or whom they will affect when they do land and what patterns will emerge. Nor do we know when we write them which statements or words will affect a reader the most and encourage action. I can only say I'm glad you continue to spread your unique 'sandy ideas'. Thanks for 100 wonderful, sometimes thought provoking, posts.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    24/08/2016 #87 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #86 Wow I wish I could do that :)
    Ali Anani
    24/08/2016 #86 Ali Anani
    #85 I have never set an alarm. I say to myself that I need to wake up at whatever time and I do. This is true @🐝 Fatima Williams
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    24/08/2016 #85 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #83 I've set my alarm for 3 am GST :) Thank you @Alan Geller Can't wait for the weekend such a busy week !
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    24/08/2016 #82 🐝 Fatima Williams
    100 buzzes calls for a blockbuster party @Alan Geller for this bee here has produced some sweetest honey on beBee and made us bees like family.

    You buzzes are not only spring Mr @Ali Anani but are the 4 seasons, cause that's the effect they have on us, it's like even before spring is over I can feel autumn setting in, I can't get enough as time passes so quickly.
    It is so true that you are prolific and forgive me for having not consumed all of your brilliant buzzes as yet, but I will in time( giggles).A time capsule/e-book with all the buzzes really ?? I'll be the first to get my hands on them.

    I want to Thank God dear Mr Ali Anani for giving you the heart of sharing, sharing your ideas with us. And then for allowing us to have known you , for there are a very few like you here on earth who are so equanimous and gracious to share a little piece of themselves to the world.

    Ideas are like a grain of wheat, unless a grain of wheat falls into the earth and dies, it remains by itself alone; but if it dies, it bears much fruit. For with an idea another one and another one are born, similar to that of your buzzes. Like the grains on the sands of time that are tossed into different beautiful patterns. If we keep our ideas in our head and do not bury them into the sand , they will not get the chance of being tested with the wind like you said,they must get battered and tested and finally blown to the formation of a unique pattern created by time & nature itself that which is now beyond oons.

    Congratulations on this mighty 100th Buzz 🏅🏅👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻🏅🏅
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    24/08/2016 #81 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #75 Thank you @Anees Zaidi It's been a busy challenging week with my heart longing to be on bebee but need to get the bucks so working hard. My current sunshine time is with beBee and I wouldn't miss it for the world.
    Ali Anani
    23/08/2016 #80 Ali Anani
    #79 @Harvey Lloyd- I bow my head in respect of your comment. It is extremely valuable. Your writing "Time evolves us, but the principals of life stay the same". This is a wonderful statement. I fully agree with you that a buzz or comment in the right time and when we are on the edge of a state a nudge-a mere nudge- may send us into unknown paths. I feel the nudge of your comment right now
    Harvey Lloyd
    23/08/2016 #79 Harvey Lloyd
    I have enjoyed the few posts I have read and see that you seek deeper meaning within your posts. A post is just in time supply management. The difference, you are uncertain as to where the supply is needed. I can discuss with you philosophically your thoughts and how they may awaken my own or possibly I am at the edge of forming a perspective and your post will nudge me a little right or left. Sometimes that nudge is subconscious and I may not even know you nudged until three days later. Wisdom is a timeless need. Time evolves us, but the principals of life stay the same. Thank you for yours and congrats on your 100th buzz.
    Pascal Derrien
    23/08/2016 #78 Pascal Derrien
    #77 obviously makes sense now write away then my friend 🙏
    Ali Anani
    23/08/2016 #77 Ali Anani
    #76 Thank you @Pascal Derrien for being honest. I appreciate your comment and hidden amazement that an old man runs so fast. But it is the reason why I am writing frequently as I am not sure for how long I shall be living or able to write. It is also for this reason that I am compiling my buzzes into e-books, which interested readers can download free.
    Pascal Derrien
    23/08/2016 #76 Pascal Derrien
    You are so prolific that I have some difficulty to keep up :-) I probably read one in ten not sure if you have considered maximizing the impact by reducing the cadence ? I am sure I miss 60% of your good food for thought gems and I would guess I am not the only one Have a great 100th day.
    Anees Zaidi
    23/08/2016 #75 Anees Zaidi
    I specially invite @🐝 Fatima Williams not to miss this one.
    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/08/2016 #74 Tausif Mundrawala
    #73 Pleasure is absolutely mine, Sir Ali Anani.
    Ali Anani
    23/08/2016 #73 Ali Anani
    #72 Greatly appreciative of your comment I am dear @Tausif Mundrawala. You make me imagine that I am a spring and your comments press me down only to raise up powerfully. Thank you again and again
    Tausif Mundrawala
    23/08/2016 #72 Tausif Mundrawala
    All the buzzes ,of yours, which I read up till now has resonated well with me. You have always went to the core of the subject be it : ideas, honey bees, sand grains, and nectar. Life became more philosophical in its truest sense, by reading your posts. An excellent way to bring forth this hundredth buzz.
    Ali Anani
    23/08/2016 #71 Ali Anani
    #70 and YOU
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #70 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    The world is a better place because of you.
    Ali Anani
    23/08/2016 #69 Ali Anani
    #68 This is the paradox dear brother @Anees Zaidi- your joyful comment brought me the tears of joy
    Anees Zaidi
    23/08/2016 #68 Anees Zaidi
    Dear brother @Ali Anani it is good that it 'laughs' on us not 'cries' on us. The laughter begets laughter and laughter brings joy and happiness. What better joy and happiness we may feel than to see the tree we implant growing. My best wishes to all your great endeavors.
    Ali Anani
    23/08/2016 #67 Ali Anani
    Dear brother @Anees Zaidi- recently, I wrote a buzz on We Plan and Destiny Laughs. It is laughing at me now as I was supposed to be in Istanbul. However; pressing work for the forthcoming Under 17- Women's World Cup competition has forced me to postpone the trip. You know Jordan is hosting this event and Phenomena is in charge of all promotional campaigns. Lots of work my friend. The event starts September 30 and this is the whirling dust storm my dear @Irene Hackett mentioned in her comment. I have to see what I can do
  10. Producerjesse kaellis

    jesse kaellis

    I start to write
    I start to writeTen lifetimes before I ever started to write -- Years before I began writing I was a charismatic and powerful public speaker. Not in any formal way and I didn’t get a dime for it, but still I was known for it and I did speak in front of many...


    jesse kaellis
    09/01/2017 #58 jesse kaellis
    Thanks, Rudy.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    29/08/2016 #57 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #56 Oh a spinal fusion on a medivac? That sounds extreme! Here's wishing you well! Get back into shape while you get that back into shape then Jesse! ;) Am sure the tour will throw up a story or two for us to get KOd in this ring of expressionists :)
    jesse kaellis
    28/08/2016 #56 jesse kaellis
    #50 Praveen Raj Gullepalli -- I have a manuscript alright, called "Early Out" a term that any dealer will understand. The book had a journey, a journey to nowhere and now I don't -- I'm reluctant to get pulled into trying to get published again. Since it is so daunting and filled with pain. Pain and rejection. It's a ton of work. This is not exactly the ideal climate to try to publish a book. I could easily upload to Smashwords again or Amazon and Create Space. I could do that. At least that way it will be available. I'm rather distracted right now with my spinal issues. I'm looking for a spinal fusion, and I'm likely going to Puerto Vallarta. I'm excited about it because it has been a long time coming. Yeah, the medical tourism deal. Thank you for being faithful to my postings and vision. I'm genuinely grateful. And humbled.
    jesse kaellis
    28/08/2016 #55 jesse kaellis
    #51 Thank you, Mark. Very much. And good luck on your ​journey as a writer.
    jesse kaellis
    28/08/2016 #54 jesse kaellis
    #52 Thank you, Sara. I am deeply blessed. I have intense experiences and the utility to express them. Somehow. It came to me. I'm lucky, a lucky guy. To be able to communicate thoughts and feelings with other people -- expressed insight is what validates our humanity. Or -- I don't know what to say. I'm abashed and pleased. I love when people quote a fragment of the story in a comment. Then I KNOW you got it. Apprehended my insight.
    Renée  🐝 Cormier
    28/08/2016 #53 Renée 🐝 Cormier
    Writing is a very personal thing. It's both your soul and the soul of your creativity, so putting it out there in the very beginning really takes a lot of courage. When the subject matter is your life, then it requires an even greater amount of courage. When I first started writing it was based on my life. I then tried fiction. That's really tough for me. I now write about business. It's a subject I am comfortable with and it is a big part of what I do for a living. A writer must write. It's a need that burns within you and the more you do it, the better you get at it. Keep writing @jesse kaellis. The human condition is always an interesting read and you express it well. Your willingness to expose your unguarded soul draws me in.
    Sara Jacobovici
    28/08/2016 #52 Sara Jacobovici
    "That sad, lost boy was buried a mile deep and immaculate; pristine. All those years later and I was in suspended animation." Powerful writing @jesse kaellis, intense experiences.
    Mark Anthony
    28/08/2016 #51 Mark Anthony
    A wonderful , wonderful story jesse! I can't tell you how much your story means to me. I want to write, have joined a writers group in the past(one attendance) and feel like I have lots I want to express. your story is inspiring!
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    28/08/2016 #50 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #49 This response of yours is a buzz in itself Jesse :) The fact that you bare yourself thus is an equally monumental dare! When you have a place where you find engaging writers and discerning readers, what more could one ask, eh? If there isn't yet a novel titled The Boxer you oughta start working on one surely. Simon&Garfunkel won't mind cos they already/only sang a song titled the same. ;) Maybe, just maybe, Sly will scoop up a movie sequel around it! Keep expressing, king o the ring!
    jesse kaellis
    23/08/2016 #49 jesse kaellis
    I seem to be wired into an acumen with literacy, with words which is ironic considering my dyslexia. Maybe I already paid the dues as a child because it was a difficult time for me. From "He's not crazy he's dyslexic." I think I'll publish that story right now. I need something to do.

    After a while, the school gave up on me and labeled me an underachiever. I didn't want to learn they said; which was a pretty brutal jacket to lay on me.
    The pressure was getting to me. I mean I'm coming from a highly literate culture. That's the deal with Jews. We've got a book.

    I started stealing milk money off the kid’s desks. They left the money there, right on top of their desks. When they looked away I would grab it. Then after school, I would go to Goodies, the corner store and buy candy. I liked Sugar Daddies; a camel lollipop thing. It seemed like a good value.

    I would come home and watch the Three Stooges on the black and white in my parents’ bedroom. My mom would yell at me, "I don't like you watching that, it's too violent”, which was ironic coming from her.

    She starts asking me where I got the money for candy. "I found it." She believed me I guess. I got caught with a toy derringer I stole from a kid once. I was showing it to another kid in class and the owner saw it. The teacher stepped in and I tried to lie my way out of it. "I found it in my closet." But she wasn't buying. It was pretty fucking humiliating and in fact remembering this shit is rather painful.

    Thirty some years later I'm living in Vegas and I'm strung out on meth and addicted to pornography and relentless masturbation and yes I did make the connection. Not that it made any difference. That sad, lost boy was buried a mile deep and immaculate; pristine. All those years later and I was in suspended animation.

    Thanks, Laura. Very much. When people pick my stories as relevant I appreciate it, but I like comments because I can work off of that.
    Laura Mikolaitis
    23/08/2016 #48 Laura Mikolaitis
    @jesse kaellis there's someone I know who taught me about "writing naked" and letting your authenticity shine through. You have done that here and quite well, so please keep the stories coming. You are an example of why we should keep trying and why we should write for us. Each day is an opportunity - some of us believe in that while others watch it go by. You aren't the onlooker, you are the one who does. Writing is a way to relive an experience, to work through grief, to share a smile - it's whatever we want it to be. For me, it is simply something that I like to do and it's also been a source of catharsis. Cheers to you for taking a chance and for making the short list. Good stuff, thanks so much for sharing your voice with us.
    jesse kaellis
    21/08/2016 #47 jesse kaellis
    #46 I missed your post somehow, Praveen. Thank you for the sentiment. I appreciate your feedback. You and the other's make it worthwhile for me to do this.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    20/08/2016 #46 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    The writer and the fighter in the ring against each other! :) Just saw this buzz and and am glad I did Jesse. It is the greatest feeling being acknowledged, respected and loved for being what you are. For being yourself. And saying it like it is. And when you find that fertile ground you are locked in. Equanimity is the space where exists neither criticism nor praise. It is just you there, in all the force of your presence and your art of expression. Thanks for sharing so much! That's a lot of trust!
    jesse kaellis
    20/08/2016 #45 jesse kaellis
    #44 You're welcome, Sarah. My pleasure. There used to be an old guy at the AA meetings. He would stand up. He always had the same share; always had the same thing to say "You young people, you don't have to go down the road I did." I'm thinking "Shut up old man, you had your fun." My point is that I question whether people can learn from other's experiences.
    I didn't finally quit until I was good and ready. Knowing you should and wanting to, that's two different things. I took a cold hard look at my inevitable future, and I just knew I couldn't make it work anymore. I was out of second chances.
    If someone can profit from my stories, then that's beautiful. My stories are entertainment, bottom line.
    It is vital for me to remember where I came from. From the depths of my degradation in Las Vegas to the serene and comfortable life I have now. I can't forget for one minute what I am.
    Sarah Elkins
    20/08/2016 #44 Sarah Elkins
    #43 I never thought about it that way before, Jesse, that by writing the stories I get to relive them in my mind, good or bad. Now that I think about it in this way, I'm so grateful not only for the opportunity, but for the potential impact those stories have on others and the choices they make. I learn from just about every interaction, every day, and every one of those interactions creates a story in my mind. Some I choose to relive by writing about them because they were so bad, some because they were so good, and some because the indifference was itself fascinating. Cool. Thanks for that.
    jesse kaellis
    20/08/2016 #43 jesse kaellis
    #38 I'll stick around, Jim until I run out of material, or I wear out my welcome. Right now I'm happy; I'm very pleased because people like what I do. It doesn't get much better. Not for me. @Thank you, Sarah. I was getting diminishing returns on Linkedin. Each post gave me a lower view count and less interaction. And I don't even think it was because I was writing badly. There is so much crap on there (IMHO) that how bad could I be?
    Franci -- it's got to be authentic for me. As I said, the libel copy bothered me. The libel manuscript -- who knows that George is John or Brian was Lester. But I knew and it bothered me. When I'm writing these stories, I get to relive them in my mind. I like it; I live in the past much of the time. Vegas was the peroration of my life. It has to be real for me -- factual.
    How did you get the smiley to be upside down? Do they come that way?
    Thank you all for the input. You're helping me.
    jesse kaellis
    20/08/2016 #42 jesse kaellis
    #34 I saw my sister and my dad this afternoon -- he suffers from vascular dementia, but he can still carry a conversation. What is authentic? Why would something I write sound authentic? What is a voice? In regards to writing. How did I find my voice? For starters, I had something to say and then I wanted to say it as it as transparently and directly as I could. I've said this before; I'm not in love with words I'm in love with power; the power of words. And words do have power. Devastating power. Look at Hitler's words and the result of that. The English language is a beautiful language with close to 750,000 words (which includes medical terminology) and is very descriptive. #34
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/08/2016 #40 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #37 Yes, but your words are yours and don't belong to someone else. I consider that authentic. In my WordPress blog, I write about having a chat with a car. Of course I made it up! 🙃 But it's my idea and authentic.
    Sarah Elkins
    19/08/2016 #39 Sarah Elkins
    Hey @Jaime Inflore, I think you'll appreciate this post and the comments on it. Thanks, @Donna-Luisa Eversley, for tagging me. I read a few of your posts on LinkedIn a long time ago, Jesse, and I'm happy to see you on this platform.
    Jim Murray
    19/08/2016 #38 Jim Murray
    @jesse kaellis...I don't do rambling comments unless I'm pissed off about something. A bunch of us are concerned about the real lack of quality of the posting here on beBee. That's why it is such an absolute pleasure to read your stuff. Keep it coming, man. I will push this as far as I can. You remind me very much of Emmett Grogan, who wrote a great book I read a long time ago called Ringolevio. Thanks for showing up. Please stick around.
  11. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    The Unbearable Lightness of Bee-ing. One Writer’s Experience In The World of The Golden Hives.
    The Unbearable Lightness of Bee-ing. One Writer’s Experience In The World of The Golden Hives.I have been buzzing around on social media since it all started. It’s been a long and winding road. And it’s always had a fairly well-balanced pleasure to pain ratio.But social media, like everything else, evolves, and your skills and ability to...


    Robert Bacal
    24/08/2016 #62 Robert Bacal
    #60 I would have thought the crazy ones could be interesting too, Jim. Do any crazy ones standout that were also interesting (not asking you to name specific people if it's an invasion of privacy)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    23/08/2016 #61 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #60 Sigh! Quite regret you being too far away to see me go green with envy Sir! ;) There's one song of hers (not a love song!) that I made my kids listen to, years ago...A little good news...makes more sense now than ever...
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #60 Jim Murray
    #59 I have met Anne Murray. My wife was in the music business. Met a lot of famous people. Half of them were crazy. But the other half were really interesting.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    23/08/2016 #59 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #53 Merci Beaucoup @Jim Murray! Brand person to brand person, allow me to also confess that your name (surname rather) and your display pic resonate very positively (for me at least ;) ...reminding me respectively, in that order, of two very talented, creative, gifted and acknowledged professionals - Anne Murray and Anthony Hopkins! ;)
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #58 Jim Murray
    #8 Thanks @Renée 🐝 Cormier. Glad to be of service.
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #57 Jim Murray
    #34 Thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams. This is a much better place for me to bee. Ooops the one millionth pun on beBee!
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #56 Jim Murray
    #43 Thanks, Lisa. We're all just trying to pollinate as much as possible.
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #55 Jim Murray
    #44 That's a great way to look at it. @Phil Friedman...there's way more good than the other stuff here, so it's easy to focus on the good.
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #54 Jim Murray
    #50 @Mamen 🐝 Delgado. Thank you for the grand a glorious comment. Like yourself I personify beBee. I have found many new friends here and and reading much more than I ever did on LI. There must be something in the nectar here that brings out the beings in the humans.
    Jim Murray
    23/08/2016 #53 Jim Murray
    #51 @Praveen Raj Gullepalli. Your comments are whole posts in and of themselves. There is an unmitigated joy in your writing that is very appealing. Thank you, sir.
    Wayne Yoshida
    23/08/2016 #52 Wayne Yoshida
    #44 @Phil Friedman - you nailed the interpretation - "like-minded" does not necessarily mean "agree with" - for me - this is what "engagement with a network" is all about - and I found it here on beBee. And thanks for @Jim Murray for starting this post.
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    23/08/2016 #51 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    Can't help but think what an autobiographical-biographical expression this one is dear @Jim Murray! Spoken like a true Brand Ambassador indeed! Your flair for writing and designing is a remarkable combo indeed, as has been visible from the start. OK, enough of flattery! Talking about beBEe, (there! I saw someone rolling his eyes!) Affinity is just the beginning I feel. The tip of the iceberg. It is always a pleasant discovery to read an engaging author...and when you read that he shares the same passion for playing the guitar for instance, that's when things start growing...Affinity becomes a path to Affinities, in fact! Professional interest becomes Personal interest. Affection creeps in. You dig deeper into the ground down to where not just acquaintances, but relationships form. Of course there will always be instances of instant dislike. But exceptions never made the rule! This is the place where head-hunters one day ought to come to and say - Hey Prospect, there you are! Am seeing the real you at last! (Sorry Bob!) The profile analysis done basis other sites is mostly a bunch of made up frap. Folks are playing to an audience out there with mostly made up or well disguised identities hiding behind 'connections' and 'likes'. This here is the real McCoy! Just look at me...I came here to share some short-sweet unifloral honey now and again, and read up stuff from other writers to learn new stuff...but seniors have now gotten me into writing stuff on fractals and patterns! ;) Aint complainin, for it all keeps you growin anyway, ridin the learnin curve!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    23/08/2016 #50 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Wow, really love your buzz @Jim Murray, everything you say resonates in me.
    Specially I keep several ideas:
    - “It is a place where people like to be. It’s light and airy. Its design is very clean and modern. And its personality (yes it has one), is very welcoming.”
    Sometimes I think about beBee as an entity with its own life, as a “friend” I like to be with. And your words express exactly that feeling of mine.
    - “Writers and bloggers and seekers/givers of knowledge need a home.”
    I used to have a blog years ago, and finally I closed it for some personal reason. And I even stopped writing for some other personal reasons as well. And I definitely have found on beBee my home to recover the urge to start writing again, so your words mean a huge world for me.
    - “I can’t guarantee you will have the same experience as I have. It all depends on what you’re looking for. But no matter what that might be, there’s a way to make that happen on beBee.”
    When I talk about beBee to friends of mine I say there are as many beBees as users, because you get what you want to get. You have the experience you create. So YOU, the user, are the one who decides where to go and what to get. And this is a gift @Juan Imaz & @Javier 🐝 beBee have given us to grow, not only professionally or even personally, it’s a way to grow holistically and energetically. At least, that how I feel it and it is the way I am growing.
    Thanks @Phil Friedman & @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for tagging me and bringing me to this grand corner, and thanks to you @Jim Murray for expressing in words what we many many users have inside. 💖
    Lynne Black
    23/08/2016 #49 Lynne Black
    Like you, it took me a little bit of time to join beBee. I'm new to beBee and enjoying the groups and the connections I'm making early on. I really enjoyed your post and agree that beBee is going to be a huge presence in social media.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    23/08/2016 #48 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #44 @Phil Friedman, thanks for mentioning me in this non-like-minded group of people. I'm really flattered. Apart from like-minded people I always try to connect with open-minded people because they are able to hear and accept different opinions and views and never judge a book by its cover.
    This is really a unique buzz, @Jim Murray.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/08/2016 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #46 Thanks @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, ditto- you are a great role model yourself! By the way, I forgot to mention, I love your profile photo!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    23/08/2016 #46 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #43 Lisa, just a note to say how classy you are. What a role model for women, your style and grace surpass so much that I'm at a loss for words (hahaha). Seriously, you can forget whatever you want here and there, and unless you mention it, no one will notice because we think the best of you, always.
    Aurorasa Sima
    23/08/2016 #45 Aurorasa Sima
    What a lovely ode to social competence, Phil (hahaha...just a reminder why I´m on this list). Cheers to that (what you said)!
    Phil Friedman
    23/08/2016 #44 Phil Friedman
    You know, @Jim Murray, I read today where someone, I can't remember who, said the great thing about beBee is it facilitates finding "like-minded" people with whom to engage. And that made me think of you, and @Don 🐝 Kerr, and @Kevin Pashuk, and @Milos Djukic, and @Donna-Luisa Eversley, and @John White, MBA, and @Dean Owen, and @Lada 🏡 Prkic, and @Aurorasa Sima, and @Pascal Derrien, and @Wayne Yoshida, and @Gerald Hecht, and @Andrew Books, and @Paul "Pablo" Croubalian, and @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, and at least fifty others who form not a like-minded group, but as diverse and NON-like-minded a group of people as one could think of. And I realize that finding like-minded people is NOT the objective, but rather the goal is to find and cluster with intelligent, independent-minded, hard-thinking comrades who are willing always to engage in honest give-and-take that fosters personal intellectual growth. My best to you and all of them, for you and they are the soul inside the machine that is beBee. Cheers!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/08/2016 #43 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #42 Thanks for the mention @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and I agree whole heartedly with you about @Jim Murray. I forgot to mention in my comment below, great Buzz Jim!
  12. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Human Tumbleweeds: (A non-poets tumbling step out of his comfort zone)
    Human Tumbleweeds: (A non-poets tumbling step out of his comfort zone)Inspired by the song Tumbling Tumbleweeds~Sons of the Pioneers “Wherever we may call home, Wherever we may roam, Wherever we may find ourselves drifting along, Cares of the past behind us, Knowing that night may be near, Yet a new...


    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    25/09/2016 #4 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Beautiful Joel. Thank you for stepping outside your comfort zone. I truly believe humanity has the potential and capacity to rise about our conflicts, to accept individuality. All it takes is hearing others, having compassion for others, and accepting that no individual or societys has all the answers but together there is nothing we can overcome or achieve. It's the realization that we are all only here until the sun sets on our lives. Nothing is more important that life, all life for the short time we have it.
    Manuel García Pérez
    25/09/2016 #3 Manuel García Pérez
    It´s a marvellous proto. Its contents is synonimous with the solitude.
    Joel Anderson
    09/08/2016 #2 Joel Anderson
    Thanks @Deb 🐝 Helfrich Agreed.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    08/08/2016 #1 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Important line, @Joel Anderson "Making the most of our being--hearing, listening, and yes truly seeing despite all the fuss"

    I find solace in paying attention to my own experiences and encouraging others to pay attention to what is happening within themselves. The second we celebrate our own humanity, it will lead to respecting everyone else's right to their own version of life.
  13. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    "I write because I love it and feel great that people enjoy it." @Christian Farber.
    Sara Jacobovici
    I Got The Music In Me!
    www.linkedin.com I listen to a lot of music. It's the food for the muse in me. My wife and I attend many concerts each year and pay a king’s ransom to sit up close. If we can't sit close, we don't go. We're going...


    Sara Jacobovici
    02/08/2016 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    "I write because I love it and feel great that people enjoy it." @Christian Farber.
    Sara Jacobovici
    02/08/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    You have addressed topics, including this current one, that have touched me tremendously @Christian Farber. Thank you for writing. "All I can do is be me, whoever that is." Bob Dylan
  14. ProducerMamen 🐝 Delgado
    Why I write // Por qué escribo (English & Español)
    Why I write // Por qué escribo (English & Español)Picture of my actual Moleskine.I write because I need it.I write to look at myself in the mirror of my written words.I write to bring order inside me. And to disorder as well.I write to remember.To find and rummage in my memories.I write because it...


    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #44 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #43 Thanks @Kevin Pashuk, such an honor for me...
    Kevin Pashuk
    27/07/2016 #43 Kevin Pashuk
    Beautifully expressed. @Mamen 🐝 Delgado on "Why I Write". Thank you @Jim Murray for highlighting this post in the Beezers Hive.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #42 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #39 Otro abrazo de vuelta @Nando Díaz, agradezco de veras tus paseos por mis zumbidos... 😉
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #41 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #38 Gracias @Belen Robles!! Te escribo en breve para un asunto.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #40 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #37 Thanks @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD, from the bottom of my heart... That's the answer of our dearest @Ali Anani to my comment about how easily the children adapt to changes. We are in continuos change and being newborn adults at every second. Happy we connected. 💫
    Nando Díaz
    27/07/2016 #39 Anonymous
    Todos los dias como es habitual dedico un tiempo a bebee y no deja de sorprenderme, felicitaciones @Mamen 🐝 Delgado. Un abrazo.
    Belen Robles
    27/07/2016 #38 Belen Robles
    You love writing and we love reading your writings ...that's the perfect combination :) keep doing it, please! // A ti te gusta escribir y a nosotros nos encanta leerte...es la combinación perfecta. Sigue haciéndolo, please!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    27/07/2016 #37 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #30 #28 #29 #23 and all (there's a plethora I cannot do justice here!): I see not just superficial compliments, but a genuine and picturesque nudging of a sweet and new babyBee to poetry...it's poetic in itself. And to @Mamen 🐝 Delgado View more
    #30 #28 #29 #23 and all (there's a plethora I cannot do justice here!): I see not just superficial compliments, but a genuine and picturesque nudging of a sweet and new babyBee to poetry...it's poetic in itself. And to @Mamen 🐝 Delgado, you said, "...and I may add we don't only lose our ability to change, but also the speed of adaptation slows down. We grow older not in age only, but in our rigidity and confusement."
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/the-change-and-adaptation-gap ~ be rest assured, my dear friend and love, that this is a new life of 'infinity' for you. Ageless and timeless, and you are changing with the magic of the bezzz. It's like delivering a newborn baby...the buzzz stays with one becuzzzz one wants to hold on to the feeling of life and a future reeling. Close
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #36 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #30 Thanks Jim, very grateful... 💫
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #35 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #29 Y a mí @John White, MBA!!! Es una de las cosas que más me gustan de beBee. 😘 (I love it too John!! It's one of the best things for me on beBee).
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #34 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #28 Thanks @Vincent Andrew, the heart is the only one with sufficient authority to write. Wish you a lovely day!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #33 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #27 You have such a powerful energy @Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD... You ARE energy. Thanks for coming to this little corner. 😘
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #32 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #24 Estupendo @Flowing Buena Vida! Nos seguimos leyendo. Feliz día!
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    27/07/2016 #31 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #23 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich! Words have that magical touch... 💫
    Jim Murray
    27/07/2016 #30 Jim Murray
    #22 OK....Either way. I'm reposting this into the Beezers Hive. That is a genuine compliment.
    John White, MBA
    27/07/2016 #29 John White, MBA
    Me encanta que escribas en los dos idiomas, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado! I love that you write in both languages!
    Vincent Andrew
    27/07/2016 #28 Vincent Andrew
    Beautiful writing from the heart @Mamen 🐝 Delgado! Keep writing.
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    27/07/2016 #27 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    iAwesome, fantasticó, love the musings and the Moleskine! iKeep writing, señorita! I enjoyed, loved, and contemplated each word! Your train of thought is scenery in poetry, serenity and thoughts, too......💜! Awwwe....keep writing! And to answer your question, I write because I think and I need to get it out of my brain!
    Flowing Buena Vida
    27/07/2016 #24 Flowing Buena Vida
    Comparto tus sensaciones y necesidades en el escribir... :)
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    27/07/2016 #23 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I am, indeed, thrilled, @Mamen 🐝 Delgado. The writing I prefer is when someone writes simply for themselves. And then takes the enormous risk to 'publish' just in case it might resonate with someone else.
  15. ProducerJoel Anderson

    Joel Anderson

    Moments: Snap shots in time.
    Moments: Snap shots in time.A special thank you to Lisa Gallagher and Dean Owen. Lisa's article on her life as an insomniac and the photo of her sunrise reminded me of the importance of moments in our lives: past, present and yet to come. Dean recommended that I post this...


    Joel Anderson
    15/10/2016 #21 Joel Anderson
    #16 As we walked through the museum, I stuck close by my seat mate from lunch, listening to her brother explain every piece in the museum and asking her questions along the way. You see, every piece had a personal story. Each piece had been donated by, because of, or in remembrance of someone that they had come across or knew some 60 years before. As we carefully made our way through the museum, I noticed that my new friend was becoming more and more somber as we went through each section of the museum. Then at the final section, before one could enter, she begin to cry with tears coming down her cheeks. I turned to her brother and asked what was wrong, is there something I can do? He gently put his hand on my shoulder and said, no this room is the only room dedicated to one person. Your see, my sister was the eldest. She was a teenager. She met a boy, a US soldier. They fell in love and he had written his folks about their desire to marry when the war was over. So we entered this special room and there right in front of us was a picture of two young people. A young man and a young woman. You could tell that they were happy. It was a picture that had accompanied a letter and years later, had made its way back to the museum. He told me that he was killed at the Battle of the Bulge. My sister never married and she has loved that young man her entire life. Yep, a moment--a snap shot in time, before and after.
    Joel Anderson
    15/10/2016 #20 Joel Anderson
    #16 As we walked through the museum, I stuck close by my seat mate from lunch, listening to her brother explain every piece in the museum and asking her questions along the way. You see, every piece had a personal story. Each piece had been donated by, because of, or in remembrance of someone that they had come across or knew some 60 years before. As we carefully made our way through the museum, I notice that my new friend was becoming more and more somber as we went through each section of the museum. Then at the final section, before one could enter, she begin to cry with tears coming down her cheeks. I turned to her brother and asked if something was wrong, is there something I can do? He gently put his hand on my shoulder and said, no this room is the only room dedicated to one person. Your see, my sister was the eldest. She was a teenager. She met a boy, a US soldier. They fell in love and he had written his folks about their desire to marry when the war was over. So we entered this special room and there right in front of us was a picture of two young people. A young man and a young woman. You could tell that they were happy. It was a picture that had accompanied a letter and years later, had made its way back to the museum. He told me that he was killed at the Battle of the Bulge. My sister never married and she has loved that young man her entire life. Yep, a moment--a snap shot in time, before and after.
    Joel Anderson
    15/10/2016 #17 Joel Anderson
    #16 Thanks Tony. Interesting perspectives on moments, before and after Thanks for sharing the pictures. As part of my experience I recall a trip we made to Bastogne and surrounding areas. One specific scheduled event was a lunch and tour of a place, as I recall, called "The Freedom Museum." It was a privately run museum by a family who had experienced both the war and the Battle of the Bulge. While we had lunch, we listened to the brothers and sisters who had transformed a family farm, its barns and outbuildings, into a memorial for those who fought, died and others who made it home. It was a personal tribute to people they had met and gotten to know during the war. We laughed and shared family stories and then, before we took the tour, they explained some of the background. Their farm had been used as an assembly area/rest and relaxation (R&R) spot for troops who were being given a break from combat before they would be sent forward for more action. They explained that they were teenagers and some of the "youngsters" as they referred to their baby siblings, were just children at the time. So we finished lunch, made a toast to those that had gone before and headed out of the farm house to the museum. During lunch, I sat next to one of the older siblings. A wonderful lady, with a great sense of humor. During the toast, I noticed her demeanor changed just a little bit. I thought it was the nostalgia of it all. She just patted my hand, smiled and simply said "a good life."
    Tony Brandstetter
    15/10/2016 #16 Tony Brandstetter
    Hey Joel, Tony B here, I just joined the group, I am excited, I bought everyone donuts, help yourself. Here is a link to images of Normandy before and after, interesting, a must see if you haven't already. Mmmm Jelly donuts....http://www.cbc.ca/news2/interactives/before-after/d-day/index.html
    Joel Anderson
    25/07/2016 #15 Joel Anderson
    #13 Thank you @Sara Jacobovici.
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/07/2016 #14 Sara Jacobovici
    @Joel Anderson speaks from the heart about his personal experience.
    Sara Jacobovici
    24/07/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    I read your story @Joel Anderson and then the comments of your readers and your replies. I can only say that I, too, fit into this time frame with my story and that of my father. The photo for me reflects the movement of time captured within that moment; the movement and flow of the soldiers from where they came and towards where they are moving is a bridge between the beach and the elevated ground. I will conclude with your words Joel: "As I grew up there were other snap shots in my life that had profound effect, some obvious and known at the time and some unknown and not readily apparent at their particular moment. I am convinced that these experiences, past-present-and future, each that have occurred or will occur during their own season, their own time and their own place at a particular point along my journey have occurred for a reason."
    Joel Anderson
    23/07/2016 #12 Joel Anderson
    #7 Thank you and despite our own individual steps, our own stories and our own personal journeys-we need to take the steps and make the moments in our lives with a sense of commitment and purpose to live well indeed. All the best on your journey and the steps you take to make a difference; one moment-one step-one person at a time.
    Joel Anderson
    23/07/2016 #11 Joel Anderson
    #6 @Dean Owen it was profoundly moving indeed. At the time, I had command of the Marine Security Guards for Western European and Canada. There were other battlefields, other historic sites, places and people that were encountered during that tour. Each provided equally compelling and poignant moments in time. In the photo, I just found so much in what on the surface seems like a simple snap shot in time, merely capturing troops walking up a hill. The second individual in the photo was called out specifically by Melinda Hall who informed us that several weeks later, he was killed in action. There are so many stories that could unfold from that simple picture, but I found the fact that in its simplicity, where it captured him in mid stride an important reminder, that we just dont know what that next step will bring. But, in taking the steps in our lives, we not only remember the each step taken before, but know that we must keep moving forward taking the next steps in our journeys, despite the uncertainty before us. Know that I truly appreciate your nudging me forward. Thank you.
    Joel Anderson
    23/07/2016 #10 Joel Anderson
    #4 Thank you @Randy Keho Keep making the most of each of your moments.
    Joel Anderson
    23/07/2016 #9 Joel Anderson
    #3 What a story @Jim Lenihan. Thank you for sharing the story of your Uncle.
    Joel Anderson
    23/07/2016 #8 Joel Anderson
    #2 @Irene Hackett what a classic and fun song. I too remember my dad singing this when I was a kid and never thought during those times that I would often think back to this song at zero dark thirty throughout my career. :) Thanks for sharing.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    23/07/2016 #7 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Moments are precious jewels that bedeck our memories. And how little images like tokens of reminder take us into the past and enliven those bygone moments and express again in dearest terms. Memories full of prized moments are worthwhile for a jubilant living!
    Dean Owen
    23/07/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    This really is an important article. Thanks so much for sharing it here. Your marines must have been a mixed bag of emotions that day on the beaches of Normandy. Perhaps we should all make the trek there once in our lives...
    Randy Keho
    23/07/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    You've sparked so many thoughts that they've become jammed up in my mind that I can't grasp the right words and force them to my finger tips. let me suffice with Thank You. @Joel Anderson
    Joel Anderson
    23/07/2016 #1 Joel Anderson
    Again, thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher and @Dean Owen All the best to you both with each and every moment along your journey!
  16. ProducerFranci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    About Me
    About MeDear Fellow Bees: I love the fact that I am getting to know more about YOU through reading, sharing and conversation! I have read some dynamite interviews by and about my fellow bees, and I want to share a little about me.Undoubtedly, you are...


    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    31/08/2016 #94 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #93 Thank you for reading and your comments, @Anees Zaidi. I somehow missed this up until now. Make it a great day.
    Anees Zaidi
    05/08/2016 #93 Anees Zaidi
    A fascinating life journey @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman. Thanks for sharing 'YOU'. How truly you said 'In-between may be troublesome, But, isn’t it what you make it?, Wise up and don’t forsake it'. Very inspiring. I would love to share it in 'Only Humans Tell Stories'
    Gerald Hecht
    29/07/2016 #92 Gerald Hecht
    @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman no need to apologize for that... Ican only imagine how many things I don't ever see, lol #91
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/07/2016 #91 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Gerald Hecht, I have seen photos of the boots, as well. Lace up boots have made a come back a few times. Classic styles are forever. Thank you for the tip and sorry I didn't see your comment before.
    Gerald Hecht
    24/07/2016 #90 Gerald Hecht
    #88 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman I've seen them too; interestingly, on our recent trip my daughter was looking through a magazine, and, in what appeared to be a section on "Fall Fashions"... I saw a photo of boots that looked VERY similar!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/07/2016 #89 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Thank you @Mohammed A. Jawad. I appreciate your lovely comment.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/07/2016 #88 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #86 Good one @Gerald Hecht. I have seen boots similar to those - they have come back in style (or maybe they never went out of style). I have lace up boots now but a little different style, and definitely for cold weather. 👢👢
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/07/2016 #87 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #83 Thank you @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher for your very kind comment.
    Gerald Hecht
    23/07/2016 #86 Gerald Hecht
    #75 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman I have a feeling a close approximation of those boots can be found somewhere between here and New Orleans; I gotta keep my eyes (and other senses) wide open anyway (for the whoosh of stray bullets, slings and arrows of outrageously hostile [mis]fortune, etc.); I may as well scan the environs for "classic Carnaby Street boots" at the same time!
    Gerald Hecht
    23/07/2016 #85 Gerald Hecht
    #74 @Gert Scholtz ahhh; the pieces of this puzzle of hives begin to form a picture...familiar contours...things begin to make sense
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    23/07/2016 #84 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Good to know how well you have recalled your past and summed up your present commitments to pen down your bio. Life is all good when you live it well with good intentions and inspiring deeds.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    23/07/2016 #83 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    3k views interviewing yourself @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman (your bio). I think you'd be very successful interviewing others too! This is great.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    23/07/2016 #82 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #79 Thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley. That is an old pic, by the way so obviously I have changed. 😰 I wish I still had the outfit, boots, hair and legs. I used to dance a lot and I mean a lot. I still dance but not as much. It is great exercise yet doesn't feel like exercise. Paul and I were working out with a personal trainer but the place went belly up. We need to find a new place and get back to it. I enjoy a good work out especially when the weather is cooler. I have more energy and motivation.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    23/07/2016 #81 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #78 How was your birthday @Pamela 🐝 Williams? Fun I hope! I am familiar with Cape Canaveral from several years ago. I remember it as a pretty area and interesting due to NASA. We used to drive over there to watch the launches. I like Georgia because of the mountains. After living in FL most of my life, I welcomed the change. Thank you for the compliment on my poetry. I have a lot of fun with it and feel I am creating. Come on over to WordPress! There are several bees that blog on WordPress including our Queen Bee @Donna-Luisa Eversley.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/07/2016 #80 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    hey, I used to have boots like that. Franci, do you remember the song by Nancy Sinatra; These Boots are Made for Walking! That's what you photo made me think of! We use to have a video of my younger sister (about 3 or 4 years old) dancing to that song wearing a pair white boots. I think we wore out the video torturing her with our teasing!#79
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    23/07/2016 #79 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    #78 @Pamela 🐝 Williams did you check out those gorgeous legs and the boots... @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, I'm sorry to be Lazer focused on your pic...you got me working out ...mentally, wondering how much exercise I need to get some killer legs ....inspiring.😉
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    23/07/2016 #78 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    What a wonderful story Franci! Told you I'd be back :-). My daughter is a cracker, born at Cape Canaveral. I lived along the Space Coast for about 9 years and two of my best friends are still there. I've never done more than drive through Georgia so can't say anything about that other than my son-in-laws father lives there. What I know about you Franci is that your poetry flows, it makes me think or it makes me smile. I enjoyed getting to know you! I hope our acquaintance continues for many years to come! Enjoying life together. Now, my next social media journey will be to check out WordPress. I'm finding writing online is very cathartic, more so than anything I've ever tried.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/07/2016 #77 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Gerald Hecht and @Robert Bacal - I wish I had just stepped out of Carnaby St., but the outfit and the boots were purchased in Orlando. Oh, but how I love Carnaby St. I visited London twice in the early 1990s. I loved it!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/07/2016 #76 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Gerald Hecht and @Gert Scholtz - cool and thank you from me and me. 👱🏻👱🏻
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    22/07/2016 #75 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #72 I love the comments on the thread, as well. A lot of sincerity and a lot of fun. I wish I still had those boots!!
  17. ProducerMareo McCracken

    Mareo McCracken

    thoughts on writing
    thoughts on writingWhy do we write?Why do I write? This question seems to be a strange one to me, at times. Asking, or thinking too deeply, about why I write is, in my mind, like asking why do I breathe? It's simply necessary. Your Heart says write, so you write....


    Sushmita Thakare Jain
    26/10/2016 #15 Sushmita Thakare Jain
    Beautiful post!
    Gert Scholtz
    23/07/2016 #14 Gert Scholtz
    @Melissa Hefferman Beautiful writing about writing!
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/07/2016 #13 Sara Jacobovici
    #12 I appreciate your Symphony of Science links @Joel Anderson. I also appreciate that you echo the line that "...at least for now that one must be content with the questions themselves." I invite you to join my new Hive Thinking Out of the Comment Box that is a place for questions.
    Joel Anderson
    22/07/2016 #12 Joel Anderson
    https://youtu.be/akek6cFRZfY '...there are times, at least for now that one must be content with the questions themselves." Well done.
    Savvy Raj
    22/07/2016 #11 Savvy Raj
    Beautiful heart ... beautiful share @Melissa Hefferman💙
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    22/07/2016 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Enjoyed reading Why you write @Melissa Hefferman! Thanks for sharing
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/07/2016 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    "This is why I write. I'll create something new. A different World filled with enchantment, beauty, and magic in moments that take your breath away and leave you speechless." - @Melissa Hefferman
    Sara Jacobovici
    22/07/2016 #8 Sara Jacobovici
    Thank you for being able to put into words why you write @Melissa Hefferman.
    Randy Keho
    01/07/2016 #4 Randy Keho
    "Ah, I was so much older then/I'm younger than that now," from Bob Dylan's "My Back Pages." Both a bard and a bee.
    Ali Anani
    01/07/2016 #3 Ali Anani
    @Melissa Hefferman- your buzz reminded me of mine "Why I Started Writing foe Bee"? In my buzz I wrote " One magnet that attracted me to write to beBee is the fact that the brains of bees age in reverse. The older the bee gets, the younger its brain becomes. As I am getting quite old, I feel the need for my brain to grow in reverse. I want to be a bee. The bee produces an antioxidant that protects the brain and I want to protect mine as well through the interactions with other "bees" on the beBee platform"
    Now, I may extennd my analogy by saying we grow older so that our brains grow younger by reading a buzz of this quality. Thank you Melissa for making my brrain younger..
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    01/07/2016 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    "I would hurl words into this darkness and wait for an echo, and if an echo sounded, no matter how faintly, I would send other words to tell, to march, to fight, to create a sense of hunger for life that gnaws in us all." ~Richard Wright, American Hunger, 1977.
  18. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    Why I Write
    Why I WriteThis piece turned out to be short. The reasons why I write are not complicated. Usually I pen a few hundred words a week. Sometimes more. Often days slip by without putting pen to paper. I post reglarly on beBee, and then every so often write an...


    Gert Scholtz
    07/01/2017 #49 Gert Scholtz
    @Aaron Skogen @Laura Mikolaitis @Jim Murray @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez Thank you for your kind comments and I am glad that what I had to say resonated. I have read with enjoyment posts from you. Its in the writer-reader interaction that we get to know each other and learn both ways. Happy writing!
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    07/01/2017 #48 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Great buzz and good reasons. @Gert Scholtz
    Jim Murray
    06/01/2017 #47 Jim Murray
    Nice piece. Liked it last summer. Like it in re-run. It's good to repost your older piece because, especially on beBee where your audience is growing all the time. @Gert Scholtz
    Laura Mikolaitis
    06/01/2017 #46 Laura Mikolaitis
    I love what you say here @Gert Scholtz: "I write in the hope of somewhere, somehow touching a heart or a mind, or both." That is one of the reasons that I write too. In fact, all of your motivations resonate with me as they are some of the same reasons that I write. Writing is also my catharsis. It's my escape from the busy chaos of each day and a place where I feel perfectly content. I've always said that the reward in my writing is that it resonates or inspires someone along the way. Even if it is only ever happens to be one person. I enjoy reading other writer's work and engaging in the comments. I find that there's excellent and stimulating conversation there most times. Thank you for sharing why you write. I look forward to reading more.
    Aaron Skogen
    06/01/2017 #45 Aaron Skogen
    I enjoyed this heartfelt piece @Gert Scholtz. This resonated, as your four motivations for writing are very similar to my own, although I think I put pen to paper much less often. Nevertheless, that spark of inspiration and the opportunity to create, share and learn are what I love about writing and sharing here. This interaction and engagement in the comments is simply icing on the cake as it provides yet another opportunity to learn and share. Well done!
    Gert Scholtz
    06/01/2017 #44 Gert Scholtz
    #40 @🐝 Fatima Williams Thanks for marking the "half-century" on the post Fatima. Cheers to the many reasons to write!
    Gert Scholtz
    06/01/2017 #43 Gert Scholtz
    #41 @Ali Anani I am honored by your share of my post Dr Anani - thank you. To add - learning is found in the interaction of writing which you exemplify on beBee.
    Ali Anani
    06/01/2017 #41 Ali Anani
    I read your buzz eagerly @Gert Scholtz because I wrote a similar buzz months ago and I wanted to compare motives. I loved your four motives and they resonate strongly with me. Writing is learning and sharing are my major motives. Please write more. Shared
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/01/2017 #40 🐝 Fatima Williams
    I should read all the 50 buzzes you have here @Gert Scholtz. Work in progress as I'm super happy to give the 50th Relevant to this buzz on the day of you hitting an half century ie; 50 in terms of cricket !

    It's getting crazy when you have 300 plus new buzzes on your wall. I need to get my wall organised.

    Your reasons of why I write are reasons Why most of us write. The freedom brings happiness beyond words and I'm glad that writing inspires us. Here's to many more reasons to write #Cheers

    #beBeelove #beBeesforever
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    23/07/2016 #39 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    Your very welcome & please do more posts! We love your work!! :)
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    23/07/2016 #38 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    A great work of art here, I can relate to info here. Thanks for sharing the post!!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    20/07/2016 #37 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    I love this piece, @Gert Scholtz. Like Pamela, I recently started exercising my writing skills. Most of your reasons are very similar to my own. For me, as an introvert person, one of the most important reasons for writing is communication, and in some way it is a slow-motion process, as you nicely said.
    I like the part when you compare writing with a sanctuary, but for me, reading is my sanctuary.
    All the best and keep on writing!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/07/2016 #36 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Insightful and heartfelt. What I have come to expect from you @Gert Scholtz Nicely done.
    mohammed khalaf
    20/07/2016 #35 mohammed khalaf
    all the best
    debasish majumder
    20/07/2016 #34 debasish majumder
    lovely insight. definitely it has touched our chord of mind. thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing such lovely post.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/07/2016 #33 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    @Gert Scholtz, IMO you have the perfect reasons for writing, and you have explained it beautifully in this piece.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    20/07/2016 #32 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    "often in the pleasant expectation of reaching someone." Oddly enough, this is why I Read posts. I want the writer to reach out to me! I think we're perfect complements Gert! Truly enjoyed this, thank you for sharing your Whys. As someone who only recently started exercising my 'pen' I have found its become addicting.
    Shivani Bhagi
    20/07/2016 #31 Shivani Bhagi
    Love this.
    It was many years before I discovered my joy for writing and agree completely, it is a form of freedom and is hugely creative. The special moments are when stuff just pours out of us and in those moments I can't help but wonder if there's a higher power at play to get a message out in the world.
    It's a beautiful thing to write and whilst I'm not a frequent writer, I do love the process when the moment calls for it. I also love to read and learn from others, so yes, keep on writing folks!
    Jim Murray
    20/07/2016 #30 Jim Murray
    Nice piece, @Gert Scholtz. Right from the heart.
    Gerald Hecht
    20/07/2016 #29 Gerald Hecht
    Sorry Dr. Lennon...but @Gert Scholtz --in his own write
  19. ProducerDon 🐝 Kerr

    Don 🐝 Kerr

    Imagination is my brother
    Imagination is my brother"I'm not writing non-fiction. I don't feel anything about me as a kid was unique. Except that I had more interest in being alone and using my imagination."John IrvingDo you have a brother?There is a special bond with brothers. It is a spiritual...


    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/07/2016 #33 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #27 I'll keep a running log of your Quotes for ya...you shall read it one day🎀!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/07/2016 #32 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #6 Awesome Quote, one for the books. Oh! But wait! You need to 🖊write one (again lol)!
    Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    25/07/2016 #31 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD
    #2 That is exactly the same glaring message I also get from this beautiful vision of a writing. Awesome piece, @Don 🐝 Kerr. You are already a writer. All it takes to be a writer is 'to write.' So I suppose that all it takes for a bee to write is to write a 🐝Buzz🐝 on the beautiful things in life!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    21/07/2016 #30 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #29 thank you @Phil Friedman
    Phil Friedman
    21/07/2016 #29 Phil Friedman
    #28 Shared at the Man Up Project, @Don 🐝 Kerr.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/07/2016 #28 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Matt 🐝 Sweetwood Would love it if you'd share this on Man Up Project. I have maxed out on shares to hives! Thanks.
    Gert Scholtz
    20/07/2016 #27 Gert Scholtz
    @Don 🐝 Kerr Wonderfully written Don. These lines are profound: "Our lives are non-fiction works with the occasional dip into fantastic fiction. When I write I try to explore the space between those two solitudes."
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/07/2016 #26 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #22 Thanks @Jim Murray @Phil Friedman has scared me off adding any more to this note and I can't quite get the hang (yet) of adulterated blarney!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/07/2016 #25 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #23 I will endeavour to improve my skill with 'adulterated' blarney @Phil Friedman
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/07/2016 #24 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #21 I thought you were going somewhere entirely different with that @Kevin Pashuk!
    Phil Friedman
    20/07/2016 #23 Phil Friedman
    #18 There you go again, @Don 🐝 Kerr, with the unadulterated blarney. This is simply a terrific post. Case closed. Cheers!
    Jim Murray
    20/07/2016 #22 Jim Murray
    Nice piece @Don 🐝 Kerr...added it to the Beezers Hive
    Kevin Pashuk
    20/07/2016 #21 Kevin Pashuk
    @Don 🐝 Kerr... you are certainly waxing the elephant these days (waxing eloquent for those who don't get my sense of humour).

    Like you, I grew up with and older sister, and no brother. You describe the dynamic well. Like you, my imagination was a friend. It has certainly been a great muse for you.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/07/2016 #20 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #13 A truly lovely commentary @Sarah Elkins thanks for sharing it with me.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/07/2016 #19 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #17 I really appreciate this @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and am so pleased you found a family of friends.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/07/2016 #18 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #16 Thank you very much my friend @Phil Friedman This means a great deal coming from someone I admire.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/07/2016 #17 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a beautiful piece, @Don 🐝 Kerr. I was an only child and I had a few imaginary friends, however, I always wanted a brother or sister. I surrounded myself with friends, which when we younger, we adopted each other as brothers and sisters. Not the same as the real thing but we never felt alone.
    Phil Friedman
    20/07/2016 #16 Phil Friedman
    This is a piece brimming with
    THIS PIECE by @Don 🐝 Kerr brims with distilled insight. And in unusual fashion looks at both sides of one of Life's coins. You shoul take.a moment to read it Cheers!
    Phil Friedman
    20/07/2016 #15 Phil Friedman
    This is a piece brimming with distilled insight. And in unusual fashion looks at both sides of one of Life's coins. Thanks, @Don 🐝 Kerr. Cheers!
    Sarah Elkins
    20/07/2016 #14 Sarah Elkins
    Imagination is a great companion! But I'm really grateful for my sibs.
  20. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici
    Find Your Voice, Your Words, Your Story!
    www.linkedin.com Just over a year ago I made a decision that has changed my life and the direction of my career. I was sitting on the beach thinking about thirty-years of working. It is filled with ups and downs;...


    Sara Jacobovici
    19/07/2016 #1 Sara Jacobovici
    I found you @Christian Farber. Please join this Hive.
  21. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    @Don 🐝 Kerr answered the question in this way:

    "Why? The hardest question to answer. I write because the words keep coming. I write to initiate and to continue conversation. I write to achieve catharsis. I write with the hope of making a difference. I write to amuse, to provoke, to share , to rid myself of haunting silence. I write to share. I write because I can and have always written. I write to continue my quest to understand and to keep curiosity alive in me. I write in hope that someday my boys will know who I was. I write."
    Sara Jacobovici


    Sara Jacobovici
    17/07/2016 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    #3 Thanks for the share @Wayne Yoshida.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/07/2016 #4 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 Beautifully written @Ken Boddie. Thanks for your contribution.
    Wayne Yoshida
    17/07/2016 #3 Wayne Yoshida
    Excellent reasons to do what you do. You might like this Tedx Talk by Simon Sinek - Start with Why -- https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u4ZoJKF_VuA
    Juan Imaz
    17/07/2016 #2 Juan Imaz
    I loved reading this. There are amazing writers already in beBee. GREAT people indeed!
    Ken Boddie
    17/07/2016 #1 Ken Boddie
    I write for all the reasons you give, @Sara Jacobovici. But for me, writing is also a release and often a process of self discovery, allowing me to formulate my thoughts along the way. A finished post, report or paper, is like climbing a mountain, and presents a time to sit and reflect with pride at the summit and reflect upon the horizon, prior to descending into the valley for preparation to climb the next mountain. 🏔
  22. ProducerLada 🏡 Prkic

    Lada 🏡 Prkic

    For Whom Am I Writing?
    For Whom Am I Writing?NOTE: This post was previously published on WordPress. Here I made a few modifications. After the initial euphoria related to my first blog post on the beBee publishing platform, I decided to create my personal blog on WordPress (about two...


    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    05/12/2016 #44 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #42 I think a lot of people on beBee for whom English is not their mother tongue have similar problems. But, as you said, we grow through challenges. Thanks for reading and commenting @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez View more
    #42 I think a lot of people on beBee for whom English is not their mother tongue have similar problems. But, as you said, we grow through challenges. Thanks for reading and commenting @Julio Angel Lopez Lopez. Close
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    05/12/2016 #43 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #41 Thanks Claire for re-sharing this article and thanks for the kind words.
    Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    04/12/2016 #42 Julio Angel Lopez Lopez
    Perfect and advisable.
    I am stuck in a buzz about urbanism in Roman times and I have already started it three times.
    It's the bad thing about betting on another beBee.
    But we also grow with the challenges.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    04/12/2016 #41 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic - I enjoy your posts and I think you write very clearly in English and are far better than a lot of native English speakers - keep going! I look forward to your next post.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    16/07/2016 #40 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Thanks for sharing in your hive, @Sara Jacobovici. I'm glad you like it.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    16/07/2016 #39 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Thank you once again, @Javier 🐝 beBee. I really appreciate your extraordinary engagement.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    30/05/2016 #38 Javier 🐝 beBee
    You are writing for all bees ;) thanks
    Juan Imaz
    25/05/2016 #37 Juan Imaz
    #36 I read as much as I can but it is not always possible!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    25/05/2016 #36 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #26 I am flattered that the beBee Chairman is reading my buzzes. Thanks @Juan Imaz
    Milos Djukic
    25/05/2016 #35 Anonymous
    You are most welcome @Lada 🏡 Prkic.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/05/2016 #34 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic, I'm glad you found writing as a wonderful outlet. :))
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/05/2016 #33 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Cyndi wilkins what a profound comment! Very enlightening and thank you!!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    24/05/2016 #32 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #21 Milos, I just don’t know what to say. What a wonderful and profound message! Thank you so much! Not in my wildest dream I had no idea that my little story could touch so many people and provoke such interest. Thanks for sharing my post here on beBee and on LinkedIn.
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    24/05/2016 #31 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #18 Dear Lisa, I never thought that writing has such healing and cathartic power.
    As I said to @Julie Hickmanickman, I feel like a part of me has been unleashed and begins to breathe freely. It may sound pathetic (even to me), but it's true.
    Thank you for your condolences and understanding.
    Cyndi wilkins
    24/05/2016 #30 Cyndi wilkins
    #17 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher...You are a true expression of one who "follows her heart"...Whatever the personal opinions of others, (and they are not wrong in and of themselves), remember this...The heart is the true window to the soul...The intellect is the pursuit of external power, whereas within our hearts resides the awareness of our feelings, bringing us in touch with the higher order of logic and understanding of the soul...To view emotion as unnecessary or "devoid of clarity" only serves to repress the soul of an individual or species...I admire your resolve;-)
    Milos Djukic
    24/05/2016 #28 Anonymous
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    24/05/2016 #27 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    @Milos Djukic, your so correct- not one of us will ever satisfy everyone. I never write with the intention of garnering a ton of views, my writing is authentic and I'm happy when I do meet others (which I've met many connections thanks to my writing). Writing truly is a joy. Agree with @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, very well said Milos.
    Juan Imaz
    23/05/2016 #26 Juan Imaz
    I like reading your buzzes and stories so at least you write for me too! Thanks @Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    23/05/2016 #25 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Write for yourself. You will eventually find your audience and they will find you. Keep in mind that you can't please all the people all the time.
  23. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    The Man behind the Father
    The Man behind the FatherIt was in a lodge near the Paro Valley that we struck up a conversation with an elderly couple whilst digging in to a tasty yak butter milk stew. We shared our adventures and toasted our climb to the Tiger’s Nest Monastery, some three...


    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/08/2016 #51 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #48 Dear Dean, Nicholas Fester's recent posting about the passing of his brother Steven https://www.bebee.com/producer/@nicholas-fester/steven-was-in-my-real-world View more
    #48 Dear Dean, Nicholas Fester's recent posting about the passing of his brother Steven https://www.bebee.com/producer/@nicholas-fester/steven-was-in-my-real-world is the kind of thing that sticks in my mind because it triggers something highly conscious in our own consciousness. I value my grandparents like I value all my ancestors, as people whose DNA runs through my bones and in the blood of my children and grandchildren.

    Our consciousness in part is produced by the systemic relationship. Not only will I zoom into the courage of love - and Nicholas describes Steven Fester's last moments of life as momentous courage of love, but I will zoom into how the system shapes our relationships and for the most part the Western world has lived through centuries of a system that was built for work and production rather than our humanity where the meaning draws to our work rather than our home.

    Your father was a race car driver and he found a family in that profession. I got the book cover from a tweet from https://twitter.com/zdravkost Dean I would never give anyone my business card in this online space because personally it is not sacred for me to do so, for this space is holy enough for me to piece together that which I see lost i.e. that meaning moved from our homes to our work. So what I am think here is strictly for my learning journey, and this is why this journey is important to me.

    When there is balance in the professional where meaning is found again in the home, I will value the professional more - but what I read here is another human being rediscovering meaning in their home. I support that 100%. Close
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    27/08/2016 #49 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #47 All I can say is WOW, that was such a moving comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!! And, yes- Dean you have begun to write your book. I agree with CityVP, you are an excellent writer.
    Dean Owen
    27/08/2016 #48 Dean Owen
    What an incredible comment (as usual!). I can totally relate. Sons and daughters are perhaps equally perceptive of their parents feelings and know when not to bring up a subject. But I wish I had. I wish for an afternoon where I could interview. I only discovered my grandfather's name a few months ago. Once in a while I get strangers reaching out to me asking for information and the typical question, "When did he die?". I do hope you find some way to explore and discover your grandmother's story @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Our lives are so well documented now that our grand children will probably just perform a "Search". Not quite so easy for us...
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/08/2016 #47 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I wish my grandmother had written something for my father to keep and she is the one person he can never talk about, for the pain is so searingly deep. The only time I asked about her, I knew immediately never to go there again - that pain of never knowing his mother, of losing her came screaming out of his face, I watched the complexion of unbearable pain of being in touching distance yet cruelly taken.

    It is a cliche to say "that's life" for things that one cannot change. It pale's in comparison that I did not really know any of my grandparents but it is a different perspective for the third generation, there is no history or immediacy to fight, only things to know - and here I am in the same place as your daughters - for here history is a curiosity rather than searing spiritual amputation.

    History has given you something and here I am reading how you are now accepting that gift - call it redemption, call it salvation, call it whatever you need to call it, for the emanation here is in the uniqueness of your own heart. All I can do is take careful pause because I came here after reading "Those Magnificent Men in the Racing Machines". When you were restoring that racing car picture you are saying "Dad I love you" - for I don't see this as simply someone piecing together lost history - and it is good to see a man love his father this much, for even in the things he did not do or could not do - that in itself made you and maybe Sinclair.

    You are coming to terms and that process, that love which is natural within all of us beyond measure, has a pathway and it isn't redemption, it isn't comparing or trying to be better than him - it's love Dean. Pure love. Write the book in love man, that is all I can say reading this - because here I have already read the first page, so you know how to write, but who among us knows love as it really is - not suffering or loss or affection, but the courage of love.
    David B. Grinberg
    21/07/2016 #45 David B. Grinberg
    Awesome read, @Dean Owen, very touching. I shared with "College" hive of 50k. Also, many congrats on being a beBee ambassador!
    Dean Owen
    19/07/2016 #44 Dean Owen
    #42 Yes I guess kids assume we will be around for ever so don't really take an interest, but after we are gone, they want to know everything and regret not having talked when we are around. Perhaps mother daughter relationships are closer. Thanks @Aaron Skogen
    Dean Owen
    19/07/2016 #43 Dean Owen
    #39 That is a beautiful suggestion @Sarah Elkins, and I think I remember how to use a fountain pen!
    Aaron Skogen
    19/07/2016 #42 Aaron Skogen
    This is wonderful @Dean Owen. I look forward to the day we have an opportunity to converse personally. I attempt to talk with my children about such things, yet I know, only with time will they really see. Great post Dean!
    Sarah Elkins
    19/07/2016 #40 Sarah Elkins
    Why do we write? To express ourselves? To heal? To help others? For money? As a legacy for our children? Perhaps all of those. How do you want to be remembered? Great post by @Dean Owen.
    Sarah Elkins
    19/07/2016 #39 Sarah Elkins
    When my father died two years ago, I knew him well. I like to believe I knew him more deeply than anyone - but I think we'd all like to believe that about someone we love. And yet... after his death I learned more about him. People shared stories I had never heard, about his wild childhood and about his later years when I lived far away. I don't think we ever really know a person until we've heard from others who know them in completely different ways, and until we allow ourselves to know them beyond what we choose to believe and remember. As I've written before, perspective is a very strange thing. In the meantime, my friend @Dean Owen, I highly suggest you make a habit of hand writing a note to each of your girls a few times each year. I went back through a memory box this week to look for something and found a few cards with my father's handwriting. Those are far more important to me than his digital footprint, though I've kept the email messages he sent to me through the years. But that's why I write a letter to each of our boys every once in a while. You can see deeply into someone's words when they're handwritten.
    Dean Owen
    17/07/2016 #38 Dean Owen
    #35 I must say that the betel nut is the absolute strangest thing I have ever placed in my mouth, and doubt I will ever be tempted to do it twice, especially after reading this:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31921207 View more
    #35 I must say that the betel nut is the absolute strangest thing I have ever placed in my mouth, and doubt I will ever be tempted to do it twice, especially after reading this:http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-31921207 and this:http://www.cnn.com/2013/11/04/world/asia/myanmar-betel-nut-cancer/ Close
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    17/07/2016 #35 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    #19 Thankee! Waiting for that next one Dean...you may not believe me when I tell you that I was actually thinking of betel nuts earlier today...wondering if they served any good purpose or caused harm. I will share more on the same in response to your Nutty post ;)
    Joanna Hofman
    17/07/2016 #34 Joanna Hofman
    #31 of course, Dean I have all of them - he traveled and worked a lot but poems were his way to express his love to the woman of his life - my mother and his daughter. I always laughing when I read them - full of smart humor. He tried to teach me the distance to yourself, showed me how important is healthy ego on the right place ... Thank you, Dean for a wise buzz and tears in my eyes
    Dean Owen
    17/07/2016 #33 Dean Owen
    #29 #30 Lisa, Javier, you are too kind.
    Dean Owen
    17/07/2016 #32 Dean Owen
    #28 My father used to say "Seasons change, people don't". I like to think he was wrong.
    Dean Owen
    17/07/2016 #31 Dean Owen
    #27 That is so nice @Joanna Hofman. Do you still have the poems? I know for me, moving house and country so many times, these things get lost....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    17/07/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    #29 @Javier 🐝 beBee, your comment was very moving too! I agree, Dean's writing is diverse and always carries such special messages
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/07/2016 #29 Javier 🐝 beBee
    This is why @Dean Owen is so important to us. Probably you shared your best story ! I am lucky my father and my mother are alive, they love me, despite of my mistakes, and I love them. Thanks Dean. You brought me tears to my eyes.
    Sara Jacobovici
    17/07/2016 #28 Sara Jacobovici
    #20 Your awareness, efforts and choices are definitely leading you in the right direction @Dean Owen. Forgive me for another Viktor Frnakl quote but I thought this is appropriate. "When we are no longer able to change a situation - we are challenged to change ourselves."
    Joanna Hofman
    17/07/2016 #27 Joanna Hofman
    Powerful story, Dean. That is wonderful way to let your daughters know you through your writing. They will be proud of you....
    I learn my father through letters which he sent to my mother and hundreds funny poems which he wrote for me for any occasion and without occasion.
  24. ProducerAli Anani

    Ali Anani

    On Readers and Engagement
    On Readers and EngagementFew days ago I published a buzz here titled "A mi Happy to be onbeBee Platform?" The buzz attracted a considerable number of comments. The content of...


    Ali Anani
    01/06/2016 #35 Ali Anani
    #32 Interesting reasoning @Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    Ali Anani
    31/05/2016 #34 Ali Anani
    #33 Thank you for your engagement with the bees @Javier 🐝 beBee. A bee sent me a message saying that the involvement of you and beBee team in discussions reflects your seriousness.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    31/05/2016 #33 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Great thoughts @Ali Anani , as usually ! :)
    Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    30/05/2016 #32 Phillip Louis D 'Amato
    I like Be Bee atmosphere. The vibe is relaxed versus the hyper sense of competitiveness on LinkedIn​.
    Ali Anani
    30/05/2016 #31 Ali Anani
    I am on the look out for your next visit here @Deb🐝 Lange. For you to make such a lovely comment you urge me to be on your "waiting list" Come soon, please
    Deb🐝 Lange
    30/05/2016 #30 Deb🐝 Lange
    How wonderful and inspiring. thank you so much for buzzing me about your experience. I do feel very connected to your ideas across the world. Some of the things I have written you have conducted with and that has given me great joy. I love having interconnections on ideas and allowing more seeds to prosperous. I will see you here soon.
    Ali Anani
    30/05/2016 #29 Ali Anani
    Your sense of humor is incredible @Mamen 🐝 Delgado. Great to have met you here
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    30/05/2016 #28 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    #27 Since two hours ago, I have a new window opened with your post "Seeing in the Darkness" and I feel like a real bee flying from flower to flower, answering my phone, recording the voice for a new video, preparing two budgets for my clients... Hahahaha... My main difficulty at beBee is that practically the 100% of the content I get is so so relevant for me! I will read it as soon as I have the quite time it deserves. Promise! 😄
    Ali Anani
    30/05/2016 #27 Ali Anani
    #26 Thank you @Mamen 🐝 Delgado and I do appreciate your comment. I am very glad you find the buzz of relevance to you. Based on your comment I wonder if your time would allow you to read my newest post on Seeing in the Darkness. I believe it shall interest you.
    Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    30/05/2016 #26 Mamen 🐝 Delgado
    Lovely post @Ali Anani. It is a gratifying and sincere exercise to answer ourselves about our own goals, and the development of ideas is a great one because it will end in the development of each one of us. So thanks for your generosity and your time, the best present can be offered...
    Ali Anani
    30/05/2016 #25 Ali Anani
    #23 Well, @William King bees don't see red color and your red hat shall stay without stings. I am glad you like the buzz as I mention you in it.
    Ali Anani
    29/05/2016 #22 Ali Anani
    #21 Now another idea jumps in - @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and @NO one- Edward de Bono is the father of the six-thinking hats. The yellow hat refers to benefits whereas the black hat represents caution. What would be the color of the hat for the bee? Or, should we have six hats to cover the whole spectrum of thinking?
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #21 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #19 Thank you, @NO one. Great idea of a bee wearing a hat!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #20 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #17 Thank you @Ali Anani. Keep buzzing.
    NO one
    29/05/2016 #19 NO one
    #15 @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman you make me blush with that rhyme! It is hard to sleep early with you two @Ali Anani and I mean it n a positive way. I always want to read more of your ideas. You are 2 of the bees that make beBee what it is today. Proactive attitude is a virtue that we can learn for you. Next hive should have a profile pic of a bee wearing a cool hat or maybe just a hat =)
    Ali Anani
    29/05/2016 #18 Ali Anani
    Thank you @Anees Zaidi for your heartfelt words. I do share same feelings towards you. Migrating to this platform introduced me to some lovely people and you stand prominent among them. A mention for you is insufficient and soon I shall express my feelings differently.
    Ali Anani
    29/05/2016 #17 Ali Anani
    I love the spirit you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman and @NO one have. You share voluntarily. Your words ar warm even though your both wear the cool hat. You know Franci you inspired me with a buzz idea. Yes, it is going to be my next buzz. This is not idea metamorphosis; this is idea inspiration. Who inspires who and with what. An idea of a new hive is emerging. I know I shall have difficulty is sleeping early for if I am hot on an idea no cool hat will cool me enough to sleep on it. I see the idea doing waggling or round dance in front of my eyes even it is close to midnight here. Keep commenting, Franci.
    Anees Zaidi
    29/05/2016 #16 Anees Zaidi
    @Ali Anani It is less than a month I was introduced to beBee when @Reena Saxena shared my post 'Lessons from Honey bees' on beBee. Instantly I received a welcome note from @Javier 🐝 beBee and an encouraging comment from @Sara Jacobovici appreciating my work. On my part I discovered an amazing and wonderful scholar, thinker and mentor in you. My exchange of thoughts with you completely changed my thinking and thought processing ability. In your writings you always leave 'food for thought' for us. This keeps us thinking critically, exploring unchartered territories, exchanging views, forming new ideas and producing honey - sometime sweat, sometime sour. And you never miss to taste our honey howsoever sour it might be. Your this humility keeps us always moving and producing. I am mention in your post. I am much obliged and thankful to you for your kind gesture.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    29/05/2016 #15 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    #13 @NO one - Don’t need to yelp if you need help. Just ask Cat- yeah, she wears the cool hat. She always comes through for me and you. She goes the extra mile, and within her words you can sense her smile. That’s our cat-yeah, she wears the cool hat.
    Ali Anani
    29/05/2016 #14 Ali Anani
    #13 Surprises from beBee and @NO one are always welcome.
  25. Sara Jacobovici

    Sara Jacobovici

    @Joel Anderson wrote:

    An extract from "A revised version of 12 thoughts along the way" https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joel-anderson/a-revised-version-of-12-thoughts-along-the-way

    "I write for me. I write because something has moved me to at least voice an opinion on a topic. I write to express a view on something that I am passionate about.

    I am a digital immigrant. I am a person that just wants to make a difference.
    •I am not an emotional intelligence guru.
    •I am not a big data aficionado.
    •I am not an insight or knowledge management "C"-suite person.
    •I am not a Pulitzer Prize kind of author.
    •I am not a Nobel Peace Prize kind of transformer.

    I am, as Lynyrd Skynyrd might say, a simple kind of man. I am me. I believe in me; and I believe in you! That is why I write."
    Sara Jacobovici
    A revised version of 12 thoughts along the way
    www.bebee.com "...And listen closely to what I say. And if you do this It will help you some sunny day. Take your time... Don't live too fast, Troubles will...


    Sara Jacobovici
    16/07/2016 #3 Sara Jacobovici
    #2 And unique it is @Deb 🐝 Helfrich!
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    15/07/2016 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    I am not a joiner or follower of any sort. I comment to spread my own unique form of lovingkindness.
    Joel Anderson
    15/07/2016 #1 Joel Anderson
    Thank you. As with the bakers dozen link in the comment you epitomize the phrase reminding us to always stay "humble and kind" my friend. You and many others continue to inspire me as I navigate my journey and remind me that once I get where I am going I need to turn back around and help the next one in line. Just know that you beBee truly appreciated.
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