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  1. ProducerJavier 🐝 beBee
    Bring freshness to beBee !
    Bring freshness to beBee !The Internet and digital imaging have brought instant gratification to the way we share our experiences. Live streaming video - we call it Live Buzz on beBee - allows us to share exactly what is going on in our lives and maybe more significantly,...
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  2. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    17/02/2017
    beBee: A Place To Grow
    beBee: A Place To GrowI’ve been looking for a home for a while now. I am a writer. I’ve been at LinkedIn since the last of October. Oh—I had a dormant account with them, but I never used it. In October I decided to put my writing to good use. I’m looking to parlay my...
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    Juan Imaz
    20/02/2017 #23 Juan Imaz
    thank you very much for your words @Joyce Bowen!
    Andrew Young
    18/02/2017 #22 Andrew Young
    You will enjoy it here Joyce!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    18/02/2017 #21 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    Well put. @Joyce Bowen, I am glad you are here. For cyberspace, I feel that sense of 'community' more here, than any other platform currently in existence. I had never considered that it would be coming from Spain, a land that I had previously stereotyped from a North American perspective. I thank @Javier 🐝 beBee, and @Juan Imaz for expanding my world view and giving me a place to grow, as well.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/02/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Im so happy you found your comfort zone on beBee!
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #19 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Joyce Bowen beBee is a second home to many bees. Living isn't just about breathing it's about giving a piece of yourself to others and in the process both grow. That defines living for me and I am so glad that you found beBee and we have become beBee's :)
    Aleta Curry
    18/02/2017 #18 Aleta Curry
    Well, @Joyce Bowen, looks like you found that home.
    Joyce Bowen
    18/02/2017 #17 Joyce Bowen
    @Ken Boddie gentle prodding and poking of my professors did that. I remember being brought to task about stylistic transgressions and being brought home gently. PC is not always immediately helpful, but is not hurtful. Thank you John Nelson and Donnalee Rubin. Thanks to all for your comments @Paul Walters @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Mohammed A. Jawad @Fran 🐝 Brizzolis and so on.
    Ken Boddie
    18/02/2017 #16 Ken Boddie
    A succinct summary of the joys of beBee, Joyce. Our story telling becomes futile without a platform and an audience, and the fire in our bellies to keep going can only be rekindled by engagement. For me, writing is like throwing a boomerang. Follow a few basic rules and it'll come safely back to enable us to throw it out there again. But break the rules of polite engagement and the boomerang will either fall on stony ground or come back and hit us on the head. I see your throwing skills are well honed, Joyce.
    Paul Walters
    18/02/2017 #15 Paul Walters
    @Joyce Bowen Thanks . My sentiments exactly
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #14 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Phenomenal, @Joyce Bowen!!! "BeBee represents diversity. Members join from all over the world. I can only imagine what’s to come. You see—beBee is a place for growth."

    I am so glad to have you here and sharing your precious words with us.

    We really are taking part in something special and it is in some way about separating humans from all the judging we participate in when dealing with people in our immediate vicinity. When a community is build on inclusion and celebrating humanity and the joys of being social, then growth factor is built right in, because we all spend our lives searching for the places we belong.
    Mohammed A. Jawad
    17/02/2017 #13 Mohammed A. Jawad
    Aha...beBee is like an inspiring platform where souls gather to seek and share tidbits of passing lives!
    Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    17/02/2017 #12 Fran 🐝 Brizzolis
    One of the best places for growing!!!!...
    Joyce Bowen
    17/02/2017 #11 Joyce Bowen
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Eloquent, as always. #10
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    17/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    "After giving up for over a year, these things have breathed new life into me. My mind is greedy for more."
    This is a significant thing to say because the act of breathing in is exactly what the word INSPIRATION means.

    We are normally seeking inspiration from others but that breathing in is what inspiration is. Inspiration is not a hope, it is an action and I do see that in you. My mother has a huge aneurysm in her head, the specialist we took her to recommended we operate immediately, but when we asked him what the prognosis is for recovery after the operation, it was hardly worth considering. Yet that was 12 years ago.

    Engaging life this way also sends a message out to other people who have multiple sclerosis that the affliction does not define their lives, unless they want to be defined by it. That by itself is another form of inspiration - the breath those people with MS take in recognizing that while there is a new day, take one day at a time and make the most of that day - as well as one can and is able.

    It also represents a great testimonial to beBee that you recognize (like I do) that this is a place for personal growth and in your case a place to develop a personal brand. These are individual life choices and not ideologies - what you write here is about a life in action. I applaud that attitude, that resolve and that awareness. We engage the things we control and remain free in and this is where the rubber meets the road.

    The free in freedom is a blessing unless we buy into the curses that accompany life - the challenge is to keep our mind as focused on the blessings, as much as can be or as Doris Day sings que sera sera https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=azxoVRTwlNg
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    17/02/2017 #9 Emilia M. Ludovino
    Dear @Joyce Bowen thank you for joining the hive. Thank you for let us delight with the great quality honey you're producing. The quality of your writings (with heart, soul and sarcasm) are an inspiration for me. I can relate with your "I face my mortality every day now. But shouldn’t we all?". I need it to face my mortality at the age of 14 yo - I am 42 now - still alive and kicking and with no intention of giving up during the next 200 years. :). Keep buzzing around girl. Have a beautiful evening!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/02/2017 #8 Javier 🐝 beBee
    I AM PROUD OF OUR BEES. beBee is attracting the best humans you can find...
    Tausif Mundrawala
    17/02/2017 #7 Tausif Mundrawala
    I wish you luck for your future endeavors and never say die, until you try. Don't worry, almighty is there to help you. I agree with you that this the best platform. God bless you always.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    17/02/2017 #6 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Joyce Bowen proud of having you on beBee !

    " What is beBee about? It’s about people and community and support. I’ve experienced tremendous support and strokes for my work in just a few days. "
    Joyce Bowen
    17/02/2017 #5 Joyce Bowen
    @Pascal Derrien @Jim 🐝 Cody @Gert Scholtz Thank you for your comments. I intend to be here for awhile. Writing is my life.
    Pascal Derrien
    17/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    Great to have you here :-)
  3. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    20/02/2017
                                                                     Baby Doe
    Baby DoeThis is a difficult piece for me. I remind myself every day that five children in the US will die today. Baby Doe already had her deathday. She is, for me, a poster-child for what happens when we deny the incredulous—parents and caretakers kill...
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    Joyce Bowen
    20/02/2017 #4 Joyce Bowen
    @Todd Jones I jumped to post. I added the link to The New Yorker story. That one will move you to tears. #3
    Todd Jones
    20/02/2017 #3 Todd Jones
    You've done it again, Joyce. Moved me to a place of anguish with another authentically raw post. Crusade on, my new friend. The world needs more people like you.
    Susan Rooks
    20/02/2017 #2 Susan Rooks
    One of the saddest stories in years, @Joyce Bowen
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    nothing intelligent to add when all is already said.........
  4. ProducerStefano Zulian

    Stefano Zulian

    20/02/2017
    HAVING A BLOG AND WATCH IT GROW
    HAVING A BLOG AND WATCH IT GROWI remember very well the first day that my blog has been put online, I did not know what to expect, I did not know who would read the first stupid things that I wrote, I took the anxiety every time I checked the metrics of daily visits, as I was...
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  5. ProducerDonna-Luisa Eversley
    Just Thinking Out Loud: The Absent Friend
    Just Thinking Out Loud: The Absent Friend In this world there will be many people we do not get a chance to meet. We won't be able to become friends or to share experiences because life ended before we met. Last year as I looked around at the many horrors that faced the world an ache came...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/02/2017 #1 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Donna-Luisa Eversley Peace my friend.
  6. ProducerKevin Pashuk

    Kevin Pashuk

    27/07/2016
    How to not fail at writing on beBee.
    How to not fail at writing on beBee.Welcome to beBee. So you are new to this whole Social Media thing? Perhaps someone has convinced you that you should join beBee. So you do. The first thing you notice is there are a lot of people producing some great content… some...
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    Susan Rooks
    20/02/2017 #178 Susan Rooks
    Nice post! :-)

    OK, got that out of the way. Relevent. True. The best part of finding social media posts is seeing how many people are sharing their smarts! I learn every time I'm here, @Kevin Pashuk View more
    Nice post! :-)

    OK, got that out of the way. Relevent. True. The best part of finding social media posts is seeing how many people are sharing their smarts! I learn every time I'm here, @Kevin Pashuk -- or on any other site. I learn from the posts, I learn from the comments, and I love it! Close
    Jim Murray
    20/02/2017 #177 Jim Murray
    A kinder gentler approach to writing. I love it.
    Todd Jones
    20/02/2017 #176 Todd Jones
    #173 Thanks for sharing this, Joyce. There are so many great writers on beBee constantly producing outstanding work, that I often overlook older posts. Kevin is on my top 10 favorite contributors list, and I had not seen this. Well worth a share.
    Sasa Radovic
    20/02/2017 #175 Sasa Radovic
    What I see as the most valuable BEbee ädvantage is that you can write about almost anything. Yo're not limited to "how to.." or "1456 ways to...
    Devesh Bhatt
    20/02/2017 #174 Devesh Bhatt
    Bebee has a wide variety. Ultimately the hives of interest lead to people who lead to new interests.

    Its more refreshing here.

    Thoughts just spin into unimaginable directions.
    Joyce Bowen
    20/02/2017 #173 Joyce Bowen
    @Javier 🐝 beBee It seemed timely. I'm groaning over my next piece. #172
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/02/2017 #172 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Thanks @Joyce Bowen for sharing this !
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/12/2016 #171 Kevin Pashuk
    #170 Thanks for sharing this Franci... Have a great holiday season!
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    28/12/2016 #170 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a perfect post to bring back around @Kevin Pashuk. I find cruising through the hives can also generate ideas to write about. There are a lot of interesting hives that reflect the different personalities of we bees. I tend to forget some of them. My intent for 2017 is to bring older posts and forgotten hives back around for another bow.
    Kevin Pashuk
    28/12/2016 #169 Kevin Pashuk
    Finally have a couple of quiet days to do some writing over the holidays. While I do, I thought I'd repost this article that seems to have resonated with the great cadre of aspiring writers here on beBee.
    Kevin Pashuk
    14/12/2016 #168 Kevin Pashuk
    Another one from the archives...
    Ben Pinto
    30/09/2016 #167 Ben Pinto
    https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ben/the-writer-s-block is the honey that I produced as a challenge to myself to write a piece on the spur of the moment with no thought process behind it - other than to develop my own writer's credo, which I have now modified slightly. I am also including a tag to this post of @Kevin Pashuk's in my original honey.

    "A queue exists around the writer's block. Let the heart kickstart and the mind will race to the end." - Ben Pinto
    Gerald Hecht
    30/09/2016 #166 Gerald Hecht
    #164 @Kevin Pashuk But remember the heart; both as metaphor and cardiac muscle innervated by the Purkinje network and subject to arrhythmia of both the atrial and ventricular variety
    Gerald Hecht
    30/09/2016 #165 Gerald Hecht
    #163 @Kevin Pashuk yeah...this is so true; sometimes I wonder if the phenomenon of "writers block" isn't all that different from the state of the Tin Man in The "Wizard of OZ"...when Dorothy and Scarecrow encountered him
    Kevin Pashuk
    30/09/2016 #164 Kevin Pashuk
    #162 Lots of coffee is a typical day for me. Thanks for the kind words Karen.
    Kevin Pashuk
    30/09/2016 #163 Kevin Pashuk
    #160 Thanks Ben. Getting the heart involved is a good thing.
    Gerald Hecht
    30/09/2016 #161 Gerald Hecht
    Listen to @Ben Pinto! Set yourselves free!
    Ben Pinto
    30/09/2016 #160 Ben Pinto
    A queue exists around the writer's block; let your heart kickstart and your brain will race to the end. - Ben Pinto
    jesse kaellis
    16/09/2016 #159 jesse kaellis
    #156 I had to use two posts. Excuse me for polluting your thread. I'll tell you this, it is still a revelation for me that I can even do this and that it comes so naturally to me. Having said that -- few people would want to take on my life. The rest of this is below.

    Less is more. That's my angle, and it also works well for me because I don't want to @@@@ around. I'm lazy. I wonder it this will exceed the character count?
    I start sending her stories. I send her some and, “Holy crap! You can write! I think you have at least one book in you.”
    This woman became my confidant, and she helped me a lot, and she also became my girlfriend. I was working all night as a security guard. I worked alone on a construction site down the hill from where I lived. At night I would remember and brood. This stuff was coming back to me, especially Vegas. In the morning; I got off at 7 am, I got home and sat down at the keyboard and wrote. I wrote fast and used a lot of sentence fragments. I say what I’m writing out loud as I type. That’s the way I have to do it. Maybe it’s dyslexia, or I don’t know. I am dyslexic.
    After a time, I had, I think I had 136,000 words or something, and my girlfriend found out about The Simon Fraser University’s First Book Contest, co-sponsored by Anvil Press, a medium sized Lower Mainland publisher that probably releases 14 new titles a year. The winner of this contest got a contract with Anvil Press.
    jesse kaellis
    16/09/2016 #158 jesse kaellis
    #156
    And that’s what happened. She helped me proof, and I made some instinctive, nonlinear order of very many short stories. It did seem to hang together okay. I was trying for an emotional continuity.
    The contest cost 35 bucks and printing it cost more I think. We mailed it out, and that was that. I forgot about it. I knew that I would never hear from them again.
    I was meanwhile sending out paper submissions by snail mail. I was taping the rejections on my wall, wallpaper.
    Maybe three months later I’m on the phone with my girlfriend, and I’m checking my emails, I see one from Simon Fraser, The Writers Studio. It’s about the contest, “Uh-oh, another rejection.” I’m reading it and reading down the screen, and I see that I have been selected for the long list, and they will post the shortlist in another two weeks. I go silent on my end. I can’t talk, and Kelli can hear me weeping. “What’s wrong?!” I choke it out, “I’m on the long list.”
    It was a real revelation, my first professional validation. Now I’m telling everyone I know, “I just hope I short list.
    Two weeks later I’m on the Sunshine Coast where Kelli lives. I’m checking for updates, and I shortlisted. No, I didn’t win.
    And from here on we are going into stories about submissions and near misses and e-publishing, and rejections, hope, and pain, and that’s another story.
  7. ProducerJuan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    20/02/2017
    Personal Branding Examples to Learn From
    Personal Branding Examples to Learn FromBe inspired, amazed and dumbfounded by these exceptional examples of personal branding.  Create your own noteworthy personal brand by creating a complete showcase of your personal and professional profile at beBee. beBee allows you to create,...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This is the natural home of personal branding, either the larger than life brands of Obama, Bieber, Ronaldo, Perry or the elite of followership where an individuals income is dictated by the size of their followership.

    This is current state practice for those that can benefit from personal branding, but it isn't future state because long-term viability includes reputation as a 21st Century vision. Personal branding is not a 21st Century vision, but it is a way of turning viable community into a marketing machine.

    Right now in Donald Trump - another example of personal brand there is a right-wing backlash. His arrival is now stoking a left-wing backlash against his brand. In a few years this will transform into a left-wing backlash and where I am sitting in 2020 I want to be sitting in a different place because I am there already, I am just waiting for time to catch up, so I can read this one day and how this reads in the long-view of history is beyond personal brand.

    We are living in a past that is profitable and this past as profitable is what Clayton Christensen called "The Innovators Dilemma". Disruptive innovation is not personal branding, and Christensen details all those brands that are now yesterday's news because their management teams focused on doing the right thing and by doing what is clearly the right thing that would not get them fired and keep investors happy, they did not see the disruption. Sometimes we go native in a nice listening bubble.

    I will be buzzing about a strong personal brand that is one of our students in our college and so I am not against personal branding, but I know this conversation is not relevant five years from now because the backlash against marketers is one that organizations should not be on the wrong side of or in being fully devoted to this one thing, it will ironically brand this branding.
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    20/02/2017 #4 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    Great!!! ;) Thanks for sharing!
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    20/02/2017 #3 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Virginia Silveira @Marta Carretero Garcia
  8. ProducerDevesh Bhatt

    Devesh Bhatt

    02/01/2017
    SEEDED IN SOLITUDE - by Devesh Bhatt
    SEEDED IN SOLITUDE - by Devesh BhattJust being in solitude,I can be all me, Not treated like a beast-to-be, tamed by Society. As a society, We humans are like that, With persistent conditioning, Anyone can turn a rat. Whether a rat in a race, Or the one they call a snitch. Such a...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    04/01/2017 #3 Devesh Bhatt
    #2 I had to take a walk, look around and feel lucky. Thanks for the reminder.
    Lyon Brave
    02/01/2017 #1 Lyon Brave
    I read a lot of poetry. You are actually very talented.
  9. Rowan Leigh

    Rowan Leigh

    20/02/2017
    Rowan Leigh
    The Plot Thickens. Or does it?
    www.hekatepublishing.com Regarding the handling of plot and by extension, the appropriate use of outlines, the variation and adamancy among authors seem to be as varied as the recent hard-headed debates concerning the scope of the American government. When contention...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    20/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Very interesting.
  10. Producerdebasish majumder
    MOON, AN AMAZING MONIKER!
    MOON, AN AMAZING MONIKER!Looking at a crescent Moon The beauty nature portray is an amazing boon Uniquely it appears to our vision Deflect us from our mission Moon, you are not our ultimate destination! The way it glows Gives us a strong blow...
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    🐝 Fatima Williams
    20/02/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #14 I got this one Yipeeee Thank you @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín :)
    Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    20/02/2017 #14 Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín
    #6 Let's try. Let me know if you get this one. @🐝 Fatima Williams
    Prahlad Rao
    20/02/2017 #13 Prahlad Rao
    #4 True....
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/02/2017 #12 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Very nice @debasish majumder, you are talented with words!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    19/02/2017 #11 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Beautiful @debasish majumder 🌛🌜🌑🌒🌓🌔🌙🌘🌗🌖🌆
    Cyndi wilkins
    19/02/2017 #10 Cyndi wilkins
    I am honored to be tagged on such a beautiful piece of art @debasish majumder...As my full name, Cynthia, is one of the names of the Greek mythological moon goddess "Artemis." Perhaps I shall adopt this new "moniker" as you have given rise to the mystic in me;-)
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/02/2017 #9 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Beautiful ! thanks @debasish majumder
    Gert Scholtz
    18/02/2017 #8 Gert Scholtz
    @debasish majumder
    Debasish the beBee Poet
    Brings us the crescent moon
    But not as we well know
    His fuller verse and fuller bloom
    Of the moon night watch is aglow
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #6 🐝 Fatima Williams
    @Federico 🐝 Álvarez San Martín Hi Federico sorry to disturb but I am not getting any notifications on tags. Request you to Kindly check this out. Thanks in advance🤗
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #4 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Beauty does lie in the eye of the beholder!
    And that's why the eye that sees
    The lips that read
    And the mind the enjoys the beauty of the poem. Says Kudos to you 🤗
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/02/2017 #3 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Very magical, @debasish majumder.

    If beauty lies on the eyes of the beholder

    Everything thing is insignificant, unless we admire

    Whether, Sun, Moon, Satellite or stellar

    Twinkling eyes of us only reciprocate with grandeur

    Beautifully written. Sharing.
    Ali Anani
    18/02/2017 #2 Ali Anani
    I love your senses and powerful imagination dear @debasish majumder.
    The way it glow

    Gives us a strong blow

    No need to disturb its flow

    Moon, we all adore you for your soothing row!

    The way it glows and no need to disturb its flow. I needn't disturb the flow of your picturistic flow my friend. Well-done and sharing.
  11. ProducerScott Craig

    Scott Craig

    20/02/2017
    "Mangy Stray Cat" from The Best You Know How by Scott Craig
    "Mangy Stray Cat" from The Best You Know How by Scott CraigAugust 23rd 2015 Mangy Stray Cat Much to my mother's shagrin I was always bringing home stray animals. Why at one point I had five cats and two dogs! Most were injured in some way when I found them. I...
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    Scott Craig

    20/02/2017
    "The Great Race!" from The Best You Know How by Scott Craig
    "The Great Race!" from The Best You Know How by Scott CraigJuly 18th 2015 " The Great Race!" by Scott Craig I remember one time when I was about nine or ten years old my mother took me to the local strip mall. To the shoe store we always went to when I needed a new pair of tennis...
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    Scott Craig

    20/02/2017
    " Fly " from The Best You Know How by Scott Craig
    " Fly " from The Best You Know How by Scott CraigFly June 2015 by Scott Craig Well, so this is my last day posting at the Senior Care Center folks. As you may recall I sit in the enclosed entry which has a small area...
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    Scott Craig

    20/02/2017
    " When The Wind Blows" from The Best You Know How by Scott Craig
    " When The Wind Blows" from The Best You Know How by Scott CraigSept 12th 2015 When The Wind Blows By Scott Craig Well we had our first Fall cool front come through overnight. The temperature dropped over twenty degrees and it's extrenely windy. I woke up...
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    Scott Craig

    20/02/2017
    " Post" from The Best You Know How by Scott Craig
    " Post" from The Best You Know How by Scott CraigSeptember 3rd 2016 Post By Scott Craig I've had a lot of posts in the three and a half years I've been a Security Officer. None of them have been excactly what I would call thrilling. The one I...
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    Scott Craig

    20/02/2017
    "Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!" from The Best You Know How by Scott Craig
    "Jobs! Jobs! Jobs!" from The Best You Know How by Scott CraigMay 29th 2015 " Jobs,Jobs,Jobs" by Scott Craig My father, mother, older brother and sister did not graduate from High Shool. So when I barely did it was a really big deal. And when all the celebrating was over it was...
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    Devesh Bhatt
    20/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    I want to read more :)

    I see it differently byt i enjoy it
  17. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    19/02/2017
    Come Out & Play
    Come Out & PlayNearly April already in this year 1987, my Walkman is playing one of my favourite compilation tape, Twisted Sister screams that’’ We are not gonna take it’’, Motley Crue urges me to ‘Shout at the Devil’’ while Judas Priest's incantation is to be...
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    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/02/2017 #14 Don 🐝 Kerr
    #13 Droll @Pascal Derrien Very droll.
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #13 Pascal Derrien
    #12 thanks @Don 🐝 Kerr who are the Who....... it is before the Beatles isn't it :-)
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    20/02/2017 #12 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Pascal Derrien My downfall was pinball - and given my vintage I'm talkin' old-timey pinball. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4AKbUm8GrbM
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #11 Pascal Derrien
    #6 Henri also had a pool table which was not quite as popular , I bet you have been the locla champion @Dean Owen :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #10 Pascal Derrien
    #6 thanks @Ken Boddie I thought you were young forever :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    20/02/2017 #9 Pascal Derrien
    #5 many thanks @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman glad to hear you liked it :-)
    Ken Boddie
    20/02/2017 #8 Ken Boddie
    #7 Ah Kingston upon Thames, Dean-san. My first ever mortgage was on a little maisonette in Tudor Drive, close to Ham Common and Richmond Park. Happy days.
    Dean Owen
    20/02/2017 #7 Dean Owen
    #6 Oh the college bar at uni (in Kingston). I must have spent 20 hours a week in that bar playing snooker mostly passing time till the next class since there was nothing in the area. I couldn't wait to start working. Never hit the babyfoot tables until Japan and our local bar "Pips" in Roppongi.
    Ken Boddie
    20/02/2017 #6 Ken Boddie
    I never mastered table football, Pascal, in my underage drinking days. Too engaged watching the door, ready to make a rush out the back, in case the cops paid one of their regular visits. Later on, my youth was 'wasted' banging balls together in the snooker hall at uni.
    When we're young, we think that life will last forever and so much time is wasted waiting for so many things to happen. It's so true that "youth is wasted on the young!"
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/02/2017 #5 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Great story, Pascal and stirs blasts from the past.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/02/2017 #4 Pascal Derrien
    #3 indeed @Kevin Baker would we not all like to do that :-)
    Kevin Baker
    19/02/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    Be the hero in your own story reaps. If only I could reverse my hindsight.
    Pascal Derrien
    19/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    #1 @Aaron Skogen all rebels without a cause :-) many thanks for the kind words
    Aaron Skogen
    19/02/2017 #1 Aaron Skogen
    Teen angst, I think not! Enjoyed this tour down memory lane as I recalled playing pool with my Spanish roommate and his friends from afar my freshman year in college.

    Nice @Pascal Derrien View more
    Teen angst, I think not! Enjoyed this tour down memory lane as I recalled playing pool with my Spanish roommate and his friends from afar my freshman year in college.

    Nice @Pascal Derrien! Close
  18. Malini Chaudhri  Ph.D
    Malini Chaudhri  Ph.D
    THE AUTHORS BOOKBLOG
    malinichaudhri.wordpress.com Authors book blogs Authors, here is your chance to make news. Become celebrated, insightful, conversational, promotional and networking. Authors books can be blogged. Readers look beyond the book...
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  19. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    19/02/2017
    The Ghost
    The GhostI met a ghost one of these past summer days.  He crossed in front of my car as I made my way through Salem’s backstreets.  Two other men walked with him, smiles twisting on their faces, making light of the summer heat.  His eyes met mine and locked...
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    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    20/02/2017 #21 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    A very moving piece Joyce, thx for sharing
    Lance  🐝 Scoular
    20/02/2017 #20 Lance 🐝 Scoular
    And here was I assuming the Title was referring to Snapchat Ghost Emojis 👻

    Wrong!

    Haunting🤔
    Phil Friedman
    20/02/2017 #19 Phil Friedman
    Powerful piece, Joyce. I temember one evening in the early 90s, my wife and I were parking our car at Bayfront Park in Miami, headed for dinner and a concert at Bayside Marketplace. A homeless young man approached asking if he could clean the car windows for a couple of bucks. We couldn't wait so I told him I give him $10.00 if he would take his time and clean all the windows carefully. But I would have to pay him ahead of time and he would have to work on his own. His face lit up as we shook on it. I gave him the $10.00 and left. What the hell, my wife and I said to each other as we walked away. But when we returned a few hours later not only were the windows clean, but the mirrors, headlight lenses, and wheel rims as well. And now that smile haunts me, always reminding that honor and decency survives even among the most downtrodden, and we should never close our hearts to that truth. I am keeping your story to read again from time to time, also so I don't forget. Cheers!
    Scott Craig
    20/02/2017 #18 Scott Craig
    Don't be sorry. I'm right where God wants me. I am truly blessed!
    Paul Walters
    20/02/2017 #17 Paul Walters
    #12 @Joyce Bowen actually 2K which is a pretty good result!!!
    Joyce Bowen
    20/02/2017 #16 Joyce Bowen
    @Scott Craig So sorry to hear that, Scott. Best of luck to you. #15
    Scott Craig
    20/02/2017 #15 Scott Craig
    I am living in a homeless shelter. Just poor life decisions on my part. There are a lot of mentally ill and addicts here. I just keep working on my articles and praising God as I get back on my feet. Going to church now actually. God bless everyone!
    Scott Craig
    20/02/2017 #14 Scott Craig
    Beautiful! Love it!
    Aleta Curry
    20/02/2017 #13 Aleta Curry
    Beautifully written, @Joyce Bowen
    Joyce Bowen
    19/02/2017 #12 Joyce Bowen
    1.5K views? Subject matter is too disturbing for relevants. Either that or it's my writing... *gnaws fingernails* #11
    Paul Walters
    19/02/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    @Joyce Bowen As always, thank you
    Joyce Bowen
    19/02/2017 #10 Joyce Bowen
    https://www.bebee.com/redirect/5/338525?u=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cueW91dHViZS5jb20vd2F0Y2g/dj1BVUJUQWRJN3p1WQ==&post=1239777
    Joyce Bowen
    19/02/2017 #9 Joyce Bowen
    Keep looking at that viseo. You'all probably know I meant video. 'Darn fingers'
    Joyce Bowen
    19/02/2017 #8 Joyce Bowen
    I watched the viseo @Todd Jones recommended. It was amazing. #7
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    19/02/2017 #7 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    It's difficult to imagine life being this way and I often wonder about the reasons behind a person's homelessness. When we see a homeless person, my husband gives them a bottle of water, which always produces a smile.
    Joyce Bowen
    19/02/2017 #6 Joyce Bowen
    @Todd Jones Astute observation and thanks #5
    Todd Jones
    19/02/2017 #5 Todd Jones
    I try hard to make it a habit to talk to the indigent and offer them $5 or $10. I can't help but feel guilty about my life of abundance when I see human beings scrounging through garbage cans to survive. Sure, many of them are drug and alcohol addled or otherwise detached from reality by obvious mental challenges, but like all of us, they are doing the best they can with the hand they were dealt.

    The following is a youtube link to an experiment about what a homeless guy does with $100. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=AUBTAdI7zuY

    Of course not all homeless folks are this benevolent, but hey, you never know how far forward a random act of kindness will reach.

    Call me crazy, but I also make it a point to pick up hitchhikers. I believe that people do not walk along a highway in the rain and snow for fun, nor because they are looking for an opportunity to perpetrate ill intent against another human.

    Love your posts, btw.
    Joyce Bowen
    19/02/2017 #4 Joyce Bowen
    @Kevin Baker Very true #3
    Kevin Baker
    19/02/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    Our society is disjointed from itself. The greatest gift is to accept others choices in knowing that we are only entitled to ours
    Joyce Bowen
    19/02/2017 #2 Joyce Bowen
    😊 #1
  20. Robert Bacal

    Robert Bacal

    19/02/2017
    Canada (and the world) have lost a great writer, story teller, performer, and human being with the passing of Stuart McLean, author of the Vinyl Cafe books, and the regular CBC program.

    This is a tough loss for us personally, because he was a regular audio guest in our home and cars via his cd's and programs.
    Robert Bacal
    Remembering Stuart McLean: musicians across Canada share their condolences
    www.cbcmusic.ca As news of The Vinyl Cafe host Stuart McLean's passing broke, musicians across Canada took to social media to post...
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  21. Kevin Baker

    Kevin Baker

    19/02/2017
    We are all here for the relationships. With others, within groups. We are dating everyone, the hope vs hope, the war of acceptance and the desire to be understood. Social media is just advertising with out the relationships. If your bored with social media, stop being so boring.

    Herkle moment " did I say that "

    Every one enjoys a good read. Not about your success's. What you over came, strive for and how you grew with in your self to get there.
    Be vulnerable, be courageous and finish with your chambers empty not holstered playing it safe.

    The only tragedy in life is regret and when we become mature and pass on our stories the only part nobody wants to say or hear is what if.

    wish you well, tip's hat

    image credit simotron.wordpress.com
    Kevin Baker
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    Kevin Baker
    19/02/2017 #3 Kevin Baker
    #2 Not all are in one basket. We recreate what we decide to pay attention to. Yes there are lots of problems yet there are solutions. What we water and feed does grow.
    Brian McKenzie
    19/02/2017 #2 Brian McKenzie
    Um, not my experience. They only want hear your story if it is drowned in happy cat memes and ends in rainbow sparklefest of jazz hands and flash-mob sing alongs. They will even tolerate a good train wreck - as long as you don't park it on their front lawn with a defiant "I told you so". Life is pain, anybody that says different is trying to sell you something (Princess Bride attribution) PS even if the cat memes appear - it doesnt guarantee more than a 6 second glance and a meh for the effort.
    Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    19/02/2017 #1 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven
    Agree and disagree. I don't want to hear about one success, I love to hear one's testimonies. They are inspiring. What every their goals are. If their battle was something physical, mental, or even a spiritual battle, I love to hear them. These stories bring bright Hope to those in need. I was once like that and I thank those who shared what they overcame with me. I gave me courage when I needed it. So, now I feel when I write, part of my writing is my testimony, to pass on the favor to someone else I have not yet met. My story may be just what they need, just as I did.
  22. ProducerJim Murray

    Jim Murray

    18/02/2017
    The Critical Importance Of Family In Today’s World of Weirdness
    The Critical Importance Of Family In Today’s World of WeirdnessAs many of you know I have just lost a part of my immediate family. My brother-in law (sans the in-law), Bob Twidle.Yesterday my sister Sharon, Bob’s wife, came over and picked up my wife Heather who is going to stay with her for a couple of days,...
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    Robert Cormack
    20/02/2017 #17 Robert Cormack
    Nice thoughts,@Jim Murray. Agree totally.
    Donald Grandy
    20/02/2017 #16 Donald Grandy
    Thank you for sharing @Jim Murray. Beautiful thoughts and reflections.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    20/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Beautiful family @Jim Murray and love is the greatest asset/gift we could ever receive on planet earth. Sending good thoughts during this difficult time to you and your family.
    Milos Djukic
    20/02/2017 #14 Anonymous
    Thank you @Jim Murray!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    20/02/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    "Because a family is the core energy unit of the universe." That is the greatest single line that any human being can speak and is privileged to know. I was in a hotel in Belgium that faced what was clearly the National Stadium of the Belgium football team and its name was the King Baudouin Stadium. It was just a curiousity that my hotel was opposite it.

    It is when I took a walk and there was a tram line next to it, that I saw the station name "Heysel". I never connected the two but now I had realized that this was the Heysel Stadium were so many Italian football fans died. The stadium had been rebuilt and now they called it King Baudouin Stadium. From that moment, the stadium I saw from hotel window had a totally different meaning.

    Soccer is a tribal thing, but death brings everything down to brass tacks. There was a European final that should have been a showpiece game but crowd disturbance between Liverpool and Juventus supporters led to a poorly designed stadium becoming a death-trap and many Juventus supporters were crushed to death on that day. It is not as if this tragedy was simply an Italian one, immediately the game of football was immaterial, it was the loved one's lost that were important.

    Unfortunately tragedy struck Liverpool supporters years later in a FA Cup match in Hillsborough :

    So began a long fight for justice for the Hillsborough tragedy families and a 27 year struggle for truth
    https://www.theguardian.com/football/2016/apr/26/hillsborough-families-27-year-struggle-for-truth-vindicated

    They were vindicated but what can never be brought back are the individual family members. It showed to me, that for all we talk about tribal this and social that - each of those lost loved one's mattered and everything else was secondary.

    Family matters.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    20/02/2017 #11 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    This is a beautiful post, Jim. One of your best.
    Paul Walters
    19/02/2017 #10 Paul Walters
    @Jim Murray Love indeed conquers all !
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #9 🐝 Fatima Williams
    It’s your tribe and as long as they are together, you know you feel complete.

    What a beautiful way to emphasise the importance of family and yes No matter what family comes first and just being with them makes us feel complete. They complete the reason for our existence.

    My heart goes out to you @Jim Murray I cannot tell you I know you feel because I believe Noone can ! I know that you are the only comforter to yourself. But I would say that You make beBee a better place for many and you are loved by all.
    Praying for your family and you during this difficult time. Much love to all !
    David B. Grinberg
    18/02/2017 #7 David B. Grinberg
    Jim, again please accept my most heartfelt sympathy for your loss. I lost my father several years ago, with whom I had an extremely close lifelong bond. He always took care of me and had my back growing up and even thereafter. Thus, when his health began failing, I moved him -- at his request and my urging -- from the many mediocre hospitals of South Florida to one of the world's best hospital near me. I got him into a special geriatric unit at Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore. Perhaps I'll write about this at length in my own post at some point. But my point here is that, like so many, I know the hollow feeling of loss and feel for you during such a difficult time. Again, please know that you and your family are in my thoughts and prayers -- and that of so many other bees, I'm sure. God Bless You, Jim. You are a wise man, outstanding writer and communicator, and an overall good soul. In short, YOU make beBee a better place for all. Lastly, I would reiterate what you wrote above for everyone to ponder:
    "In today’s ‘divide and conquer’ world there are so many forces working to divide us. Ideologically, by religion, by race, by ethnicity and by ‘have and have not’ standards.
    And many people fall prey to these forces, all of which, at their root, are powered by hate and the need to make us dependent on a system and not each other."
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    18/02/2017 #6 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Jim Murray Peace my friend.
    Todd Jones
    18/02/2017 #5 Todd Jones
    Beautiful expression of some heavy hearted, big picture contemplation, Jim. My condolences, and sincere wish that those close to you take this time to consider those things that really matter in our all to brief go-round.
    Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    18/02/2017 #4 Julio Angel 🐝Lopez Lopez
    Very true what you say, @Jim Murray Although at times I have endured bad words, not only me, to my wife, that still hurts more. We have proved to be with the tribe. Love is something you give, without worrying that it will return.
    Jim Murray
    18/02/2017 #3 Jim Murray
    #1 Thanks@ Joyce Bowen.
    Gerald Hecht
    18/02/2017 #2 Gerald Hecht
    It's incomprehensibly weird when the death arrives and one sees the chain of family swinging...dangling; all links are vital and when we lose one; things are never gonna be what they were --the (for me) weirdest part in the immediate aftermath are the sounds of people's "well mannered utterances" of condolence...the fact is that it just sucks...and the chain of family is dangling ...and vulnerable.
    Joyce Bowen
    18/02/2017 #1 Joyce Bowen
    "This love is the room that’s always there for kids to sleep in. This love is the ride to wherever anybody really needs to go. This love is the bail money, you get by hook or by crook. This love is the feeling you get when your family is all in one place together, just being with each other." So beautifully put... Thanks for your thoughts.
  23. Andrea Rodrigues Brunelli Donnard
    Have a great day all of you.( photo mine ) Andrea Rodrigues Brunelli Donnard
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  24. ProducerLillian Gregory

    Lillian Gregory

    18/02/2017
    Shifting Gears? Here Are 3 Simple Ways To Keep From Grinding To A Halt
    Shifting Gears? Here Are 3 Simple Ways To Keep From Grinding To A HaltThis article is also shared on Huffington Post, Medium, and LinkedInSounds of metal rubbing against metal make my spine twitch such as when gears are stripping if manual shifting isn't timed correctly. These are the sounds of a transition (or...
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    Lillian Gregory
    19/02/2017 #7 Lillian Gregory
    #1 Thanks for your encouraging feedback George! As a newcomer to beBee I have a lot to learn ;-)
    Lillian Gregory
    18/02/2017 #6 Lillian Gregory
    Thanks George! More to come...
    Lillian Gregory
    18/02/2017 #5 Lillian Gregory
    Thanks Javier! I thought it was finally time to try out my bee wings ;-)
    Lillian Gregory
    18/02/2017 #4 Lillian Gregory
    Thanks Lisa!
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    18/02/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Excellent article @Lillian Gregory, and I love the quote! Welcome to beBee
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/02/2017 #2 Javier 🐝 beBee
    @Lillian Gregory welcome to the hive !
    George Touryliov
    18/02/2017 #1 George Touryliov
    Brilliant! Lillian, thanks for the great article...
  25. Max🐝 J. Carter
    This is 42 years of my life to publish this book.

    I hope you all enjoy it as much as I love the life I lived to write it.

    The closest thing to my life story you will ever read.

    Thank you beBee for encouraging me to get it done finally.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    The Devil's Children The Silver Bard: In the Beginning - Kindle edition by Max J Carter. Literature & Fiction Kindle eBooks @ Amazon.com.
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    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/02/2017 #21 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #20 Thank you.
    Milos Djukic
    20/02/2017 #20 Anonymous
    #19 You re welcome @Max🐝 J. Carter, my friend. Good luck!
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/02/2017 #19 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you for sharing this my friend @Milos Djukic
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    20/02/2017 #18 Max🐝 J. Carter
    Thank you for sharing @Pascal Derrien my friend.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    19/02/2017 #17 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #16 Thank you @Andrew Ledford and thank you for sharing this.
    Andrew Ledford
    19/02/2017 #16 Andrew Ledford
    For the reading list
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/02/2017 #15 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #14 Big high five. @🐝 Fatima Williams and thank you and thank you for sharing this.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    18/02/2017 #14 🐝 Fatima Williams
    This is awesome and super cool @Max🐝 J. Carter Virtual High five :)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/02/2017 #13 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #12 Thank you @Javier 🐝 beBee big time.
    Javier 🐝 beBee
    18/02/2017 #12 Javier 🐝 beBee
    Congratulations @Max🐝 J. Carter. Make your dreams come true. We are dreaming big On beBee
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    18/02/2017 #11 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    #10 This is not slander it is an observation. You don't get to tell me how I feel or think about your work. Which also goes against your "principles".
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/02/2017 #10 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #9 It's fiction and your judgement and slanderous remark are not appreciate and I will offer no further response and will not debate my character and integrity with you.

    In no way has this piece of fiction gone against any principle I live my life by.

    I can say that comfortably because this is a work of fiction.
    Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    18/02/2017 #9 Antoinette Capasso-Backdahl
    Pretty much goes against your principles in your "The Book of Khaos Majick" book. Trust factor ZERO. - fiction or not.
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/02/2017 #8 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #6 For me 42 is just a number that happens to be the age I am right now feeling as though I have done everything I set out to do as I see what leads to what for my future and attaining the goals I set 8 years ago.
    Devesh Bhatt
    18/02/2017 #6 Devesh Bhatt
    I cant help but remember Deep Thought, Douglas Adams and the number 42 :)
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/02/2017 #5 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #4 Thank you @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman I look forward to hearing those thoughts.
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    18/02/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Downloaded to my Kindle Fire. :) I'll let you know my thoughts once I get a chance to read your story,
    Max🐝 J. Carter
    18/02/2017 #3 Max🐝 J. Carter
    #2 Thank you @Deb 🐝 Helfrich This is one people have been asking for.
    Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    18/02/2017 #2 Deb 🐝 Helfrich
    Congratulations on pulling this together and putting it out in the world, Max. Let the rippling commence.
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