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  1. Jan Walters

    Jan Walters

    People are so visual now. What are your thoughts on book trailers? From my experience, they're either very good or not. I had a trailer made for one of my books. I wanted it to look more like a movie trailer. What do you think?
    "YORK STREET"  [2016] | Official Book Trailer
    "YORK STREET" [2016] | Official Book Trailer Brett O'Shea, a serious street cop, is determined to make detective. He works by the book and doesn't believe in anything supernatural. However,...
  2. ProducerRandy Keho

    Randy Keho

    Sympathy for the Devil: Has Journalism Sold its Soul?
    Sympathy for the Devil: Has Journalism Sold its Soul?Are there any bees buzzing around out there who can tell me how and what journalism students are being taught in our institutions of higher learning these days? The media is being seen more and more as a necessary evil or tool of the devil than the...


    Brian McKenzie
    08/06/2016 #3 Brian McKenzie
    When the policies are a stage show, a # is a strategy, clearly "journalism" of today is only the festive ribbon on a polished turd.
    Phillip Hubbell
    07/06/2016 #2 Phillip Hubbell
    Well...it isn't the technology allowing anyone to pose as a journalist on the networks and major papers....so it must be something else. I wrote for high school and college newspapers long ago and my teachers and professors were old school...just the facts sorts.
    Phil Friedman
    07/06/2016 #1 Phil Friedman
    Randy, if you mean by "journalism" news reporting free, to as great a degree as possible, from opinion, then journalism is indeed dead, helped into the gave by the Internet and the culture of blogging. If, however, you mean are all principles of accuracy, fairness, integrity, etc., then my personal answer is no, journalism is not dead, just underground. Good question. Cheers!
  3. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    The Girl that broke my Hand
    The Girl that broke my HandI had just met up with my future landlord at his house in Hammersmith and was headed back home to Chelsea. I thought I’d be able to hail a cab at the roundabout and so that’s where I headed. Naturally, it was drizzling light rain. This was London...


    Dean Owen
    07/06/2016 #23 Dean Owen
    #21 I don't remember the Dauphene. Maybe the British govt had the sense to ban it from my country. I just read that it was originally to be named the Corvette!
    Pascal Derrien
    07/06/2016 #22 Pascal Derrien
    #21 The Dauphine was an interesting car too my dad told me he had two of them, the 2CV was an iconic car not for its design but for its affordability and robustness there is a strong cultural element with this car too and it is perfectly understandable that it can be seen as ugly and basic from the outside :-)
    Phil Friedman
    07/06/2016 #21 Phil Friedman
    #20 @Dean Owen, Ken @Ken Boddie, and @Pascal Derrien - please understand that I do not in anyway derogate the Citroen 2CV, as it may have been the most reliable, perhaps the only reliable automobile ever built in France. Does anyone have the bad fortune of remembering the Renault Dauphene? It would give Lada a run for its money when it came to unreliability.
    Dean Owen
    07/06/2016 #20 Dean Owen
    #19 I think I will wait for the rebuke before agreeing with you! :)
    Ken Boddie
    07/06/2016 #19 Ken Boddie
    Funny how these fleeting moments sometimes stay in our minds for ever, particularly unfulfilled ones. Still, it's better she unknowingly broke your hand than knowingly broke your heart, or worse still ran off with half your fortune? As for the car, I'm with @Phil Friedman. Ugly as a cane toad in a paddock full of cow sh*t. Sorry @Pascal Derrien! ☺️
    Dean Owen
    07/06/2016 #18 Dean Owen
    #17 and if indeed you did run out of gas, there was always the reserve bicycle peddles !
    Phil Friedman
    07/06/2016 #17 Phil Friedman
    @Dean Owen, ugly is not bad. As I remember, it was also the slowest with less acceleration than an ass headed uphill in the Alps. But in its favor, I think you filled the gas tank on the day you got it, and never had to again. :-)
    Dean Owen
    07/06/2016 #16 Dean Owen
    #15 Thanks Phil. A bit harsh on the car though. It is the only car that perfectly matches a baguette and beret. And still much prettier than anything to come out of the Lincoln factory these days!
    Phil Friedman
    07/06/2016 #15 Phil Friedman
    Nice piece, @Dean Owen. Although the Citroen 2CV was I believe awarded "Ugliest Car in History" in the 60s, a title that I believe still stands, I'm sure the girl was beautiful and the fantasy, however fleeting, worth the pain. Good fun. Cheers!
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #14 Dean Owen
    #13 That would be a cool first car to have! With it breaking down all the time, you'd really learn mechanics fast!
    Pascal Derrien
    06/06/2016 #13 Pascal Derrien
    Funny !!! Actually this was my first car 🚗 got it from my dad who got it from his dad 😊
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #12 Dean Owen
    #11 Oh good. I am glad she ended up happy. I did manage to catch a glimpse of the back of the car as she drove away. Noticed a sticker "I don't need kids, I married one!"
    Paul Walters
    06/06/2016 #11 Paul Walters
    She stopped at the next traffic light. I got in. We have been happily married for over thirty years! The 2CV ran well for a while but like all things, it finally gave up the ghost!
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #10 Dean Owen
    #9 They are, I hate to say it, delightful cars and full of character. Thanks James.
    James McElearney
    06/06/2016 #9 James McElearney
    It´s funny, the little things we remember that leave such a big impression! great little story Dean, an old friend of mine had a 2CV that we used to drive around in and I must admit it was a lot of fun, Don´t think I would get one today though
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #8 Dean Owen
    #7 Oh fantastic! I look forward to the pictures!
    Kevin Pashuk
    06/06/2016 #7 Kevin Pashuk
    #6 My darling wife and I had 10 days in Italy... Great culture but not time to hang on beBee.
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #6 Dean Owen
    #3 Thanks you Kevin-sama. Haven't seen you around lately! Been travelling?
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #5 Dean Owen
    #1 Indeed Paul-sensei. I am sure you have a few scars hidden under your cuff!
    Dean Owen
    06/06/2016 #4 Dean Owen
    #2 I think you are right @Michele Williams. Very rare, but almost precious. Not love, but a connection. Thanks for reading.