- 22/07/2017Deacon Frey has debuted for the new Eagles lineup live in concert at Dodger Stadium as part of the Classic West shows featuring other bands like Steely Dan and Fleetwood Mac. Replacing his late father in the fabled band the young man stepped easily into those very big shoes looking and sounding uncannily like Glen circa '74.
Most commentators said 24 year old Deacon looked liked the seasoned pro whilst Walsh and Henley looked a bit "creaky" out there ! @Praveen Raj Gullepalli @Antonio L Rodríguez del PozoWatch "Deacon Frey" Fill in for his late father as "The Eagles" rock Dodger Stadium 24 Year old Deacon Frey fills in his late fathers shoes, filling in for co-founding member, Glen Frey, fronting The Eagles at The Classic West, Dodger...
- Producer27/07/2016Martos, Jaén (España) ¿Por qué no ver las Perseidas en una Reserva Starlight?Qué es el turismo astronómico El astroturismo o turismo de estrellas es un tipo de viaje que cada vez está más demandado gracias al hechizo que la observación del universo produce en los aficionados a la astronomía y los neófitos en la materia. ...
Comments18/07/2017 #9 CityVP 🐝 ManjitA delightful place. And to think that we can certify starlight, makes it worth a wait for blackout on a starry night - though in our Western digitally fed corner of the world, the chance to see stars in their natural dimension will soon be dimmed by people coming out with their light displaying cell-phones trying to take pictures of it.16/08/2016 #7 Antonio José Veas ArteserosEnhorabuena por tu pueblo Maria Paz...¡¡ es todo un lujo poder contemplar la cúpula celeste sin tener que coger el coche buscando parajes sin contaminación lumínica, como es nuestro caso en Murcia capital. Nos costó trabajo encontrar el paraje ideal para disfrutar de las estrellas en la Sierra de Lavia, a unos 80km de la ciudad, con pequeñas colinas que no sacrifican apenas el horizonte. En algún punto más cercano se pueden ver algunas constelaciones, pero nada comparable. Lo dicho..sana envidia astronómica de tu Pueblo..¡¡¡¡ un saludo¡¡27/07/2016 #5 Pedro🐝 Gómez#3 Si, Maria Paz, he ido mucho por temas profesionales (industria farmacéutica)...desde pediatras, medicos generales y últimamente psiquiatras en la Fuente...desde el 91 he ido con frecuencia...bueno y por toda la maravillosa provincia de Jaén, que tiene maravillas para recomendarselas a todo el mundo. Tienes un bonito pueblo, así que puedes estar orgullosa de él, de sus gentes y seguir haciendo patria, porque lo merece. un saludo.27/07/2016 #4 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque#2 Cierto!!!Todo en uno, una visita completa porque mi pueblo es único!!!Puedes hacer un recorrido fabuloso por su casco histórico, hacer una degustación de sus tapitas y de su inigualable aceite y por la noche, estar en un enclave único y singular para observar el firmamento sin contaminación lumínica...Qué más se puede pedir?
- 17/07/2017My Bookshelf...as my Bee friends and followers might expect it's dominated by musical and entertainment biographies..interspersed with some leadership and business bios of course.What's on your Bookshelf dear Bees?
Comments17/07/2017 #6 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA#5 My all time favorite artist @kevin.The family moved to Winnipeg when Neil was a teen and that's where he started his first bands.Interestingly Winnipeg was also the place where Randy Bachmann (of Bachmann Turner Overdrive fame) also cut his musical chops.
- Producer16/07/2017The Surrender ExperimentTwo years ago, I read a book that brought me to the exact place I am today. In a round-about way. In the way that it set the stage for giving me a framework for letting life unfold. I did my very best to not let fear guide my decisions and try to...
Comments18/07/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#13 Thanks for all that you are! I am pretty clear that what I am trying to solve for is stepping into my now, untethered.
I feel the freedom of where I am at, but catch myself evaluating now through those old, perceptual lens and this process has been one of confronting these thoughts and choices as they arise again and again.
I'm only glancing back when the now is perplexing, so that I don't get swallowed by the undertow that washed me up on this isolated, unsustainable shore. Resurfacing the wrong navigation is the key to diving back in facing forward to swim to a hospitable patch of ground to explore.18/07/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorI like this thought, Deb, because so many times, I find myself being impatient and fretting over things that eventually resolve themselves. "So again, this midsummer Saturday night, I state to myself that I surrender. I am not going to waste precious moments of life fretting over circumstances that I know will resolve in the fullness of time."18/07/2017 #13 Cyndi wilkins#7 You are being called to nurture yourself love...focus on that...The fact that you wake up every morning and can move about the world around you under your own power...find new places of experience...'unplugged' and in nature...she whispers, so you must be still and listen...really listen.
You are not here to heal others...you are here to heal yourself...so stop looking back...you are not that person anymore. It is time now, for something new emerge in your life...but it can only happen if you keep moving forward;-) Love ya!18/07/2017 #12 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#11 You are quite right, it doesn't have to be harsh, and I can see what delighted you and Cyndi with this turn of phrase - it speaks of integration and balance and that is a magnificent state to exist it.
But I got isolated in my thinking equipment, to the atrophy of my feeling equipment and facing this damage, these perceptual bars of imprisonment, is right now a speed bump on my road to surrender.18/07/2017 #11 Anonymous#10 Does it have to be harsh? Says who? Is Universal Flow found only one way, or is the way Truly your way? You're already there, here we are. Self compassion is a good tool I have experienced en route, and guess what; I care about you! Some connections seem so timeless sometimes. I applaud your daring.18/07/2017 #10 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#6 I went full-on OTT in my #7.... I meant think-feel in a harsh, emotionally-stilted way. Bargaining the terms of my surrender is what only a person who thinks their way into universal flow would do. I may just get there, but I will have exhausted myself in the process. When the actual surrenders I have experienced have meant a wellspring of energy, revving to flow.18/07/2017 #7 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#3 It's challenging. I was going to say funny, cause that is the socially accepted way to say I feel misunderstood, but I am being as accurate as possible these days :)
I gotta squint until my whole head hurts to see what you've just described in my words.
Because I feel intense pain. Lack. A life without anyone to ever honor my feelings accurately.
I only learned to think-feel because in my developmental years no one cared enough to listen to my feelings - full stop. In order to have a minuscule chance to express myself, I had to create a perfect argument. Which basically went unlistened to outside my mind.
In this moment of weakness, it feels like I am surrendering wrong, because even when I dive into helping with everything I have, I am not truly wanted, as I am. I truly believe, though I show up with some peculiarities, most assuredly, that my intent has been to help from my wide open heart.
I wrote this to encourage myself, it is what I think, and yet, still, I am committing lies of omission about my feelings.
My soul is tethered to a feeling of only having a tiny bit of surrender left.
Immediately my thinking equipment mocks my heart by saying, why are you surprised you have to surrender it all? And why do you believe you can determine the terms of your surrender? And how come you dare to want someone to care for you in your life?17/07/2017 #3 Cyndi wilkinsI love that you are a 'think-feel' person...So many of us have been desensitized by our struggles that we forget what it is like to just show up in our own lives...we lose precious moments focusing on the things we don't have instead of what is right in front of us. You've come full circle my friend...going places that angels fear to tread...I think that qualify's as a Masters''s Degree;-)
Comments18/07/2017 #39 Louise Smith#33 Thanks @Sara Jacobovici I wondered because in Israel I saw a lot of Eucalypt trees - Australian natives. I thought this might be wattle. I googled it to get a closer pic of the flowers. They are definitely not wattle but quite distinctive - a bit like an iris in shape. Thanks I have never seen this tree before.18/07/2017 #33 Sara Jacobovici#30 Thanks for asking @Louise Smith. This way I got to find out, not only the kind of tree but of its South America origins. Love knowing that outside my balcony in Ra'anana, Israel is a beautiful South America tree! "The only member in the Tipuana genus, the tipu tree blooms eye-catching yellow flowers in the summer. Tipuana tipu, also known as tipa, the pride of Bolivia, is a South American tree."
- 13/07/2017My be Bee followers will know by now just how highly I rate the late Scottish musician Gerry Rafferty (1947-2011) in the pantheon of rock music. Poet.Singer.Songwriter.Genius.The unsung Dylan.Legend in his time.This is from his little known 1988 album NORTH AND SOUTH.Can we give it up for the sublime music of Mr. Gerry Rafferty?Gerry Rafferty Moonlight & Gold (1988) from North & South Another Top quality ong from Gerry's 5th solo Album. The video is timelapse photography of A lunar & a solar...
Comments14/07/2017 #7 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBaker Street will be his timeless classic. I was saddened by his passing and what is remarkable that it feels like it was like it was yesterday, but you remind me that it has been 3 years since the world lost this utterly genius and joyful man. Thanks for tagging Moonlight U& Gold, I absolutely love his unique voice and fully reiterate your own accolades.
- 12/07/2017“The foundation stones for a balanced success are honesty, character, integrity, faith, love and loyalty.”
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- Producer12/07/2017Our Last Love SongOur Last Love SongMrs-WhiteThis image is harsh on the emotions. Or is it the addition of the title which helps to nail its impact? I felt like I'd been thumped when I first laid eyes on this picture, although there was probably more than a little...
Comments12/07/2017 #5 Rowan Leigh#1 That would have been a considerably better title, but one I would not have ever come up with myself. I almost wanted to look more closely at the possible interpretation of him looking at his shadow...there was probably a message in there somewhere. Thanks, Chas, I hope to be around a little more often.
- Producer09/07/2017El lenguaje matemático del conocimientoLa lectura de “ El asesinato de Pitágoras” de Marcos Chicot, me está fascinando , a medida que me adentro más y más entre sus páginas. Además de proporcionarnos un intenso recorrido por la Grecia del genio matemático, Pitágoras de Samos...
Comments15/07/2017 #12 Yolanda Ávila MárquezEste tema es fascinante. Películas como 'El hombre que conocía el infinito' (hay otras muchas) o documentales como 'The Code' https://goo.gl/JH1mt8 View moreEste tema es fascinante. Películas como 'El hombre que conocía el infinito' (hay otras muchas) o documentales como 'The Code' https://goo.gl/JH1mt8 no sólo muestran la belleza de las matemáticas sino que dejan claro que estas son el lenguaje del Universo y que la vida está llena de patrones. Un saludo. Close09/07/2017 #3 Carmen 🐝 Juanes LuisApasionante la escuela pitagorórica y los números @Paz🐝 Hueso Luque. Mi corazón contable ha sucumbido al leer el nombre de Fray Luca Pacioli al tiempo que daba un paseito a través de la historia de la mano del pentagrama. Enhorabuena, ficción, realidad, historia, religión y arte envueltos en la magia de los números.
- 10/07/2017Sunset in Paphos, Cyprus @Gert Scholtz @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
- Producer02/07/2017Wandering The Shifting Sands Of The Namib, The World’s Oldest Desert.It’s just on 5.00 am. As I leave the comfort of my hotel room in pitch darkness, a crescent moon hangs low, like a scimitar on the horizon, its light almost no match for the billions of stars that pepper an inky black sky. The only sound...
Comments03/07/2017 #29 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is one trip that I am glad to read about and learn from another persons direct experience. I am neither a fan of extreme weather or enjoy having sand in my sandals, never mind find fine sand in crevices of my body. If anything identify strongly with the shower depiction of red sand being washed out and I think better Paul than me. You were built for this experience and have captured it amazingly well - as commentators have already said in their droves. I did enjoy reading about this trip because it does come personally alive in your ability to describe these travels and experience.
- Producer26/06/2017Roots.Changes.Generations. And the Ties that Bind. Part 2 – Abu Dhabi to Doha “And like a dream alive, a reason, everything must change...” Paul Young, “Everything Must Change” 1984 Soon the boys had settled into their new school and had made friends from many different cultures. Their primary...
Comments28/06/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 GallagherThanks for sharing your story, it's a very important one. I wish I would have been able to travel but I'm glad I know so many people from different Ethnic backgrounds and I have a love for humanity. I think as you wrote above, by traveling and living it... well you see society (a global society) on a much different level than many. It's a shame we are separated by lines drawn in sand (no pun intended at all).27/06/2017 #27 David 🐝 Martín AlonsoVery well written.
I´m working hard this years, i changed my duties in order to make a dream come true. My mother sent the three of us to study abroad, exchange student was the best opportunity ever to open my mind and start a real life, on my own.
In few years i want to move to another country, to give the chance to my daughter to experience another cultures, a new opportunity, one of the countries that i would love to live is South Africa, also Australia, New Zealand and Usa.
Great producer @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA27/06/2017 #26 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI love the tally of global improvement, @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. I don't think I could manage the weather, though. I cry during the brief interlude we take from the rain. In the heat of those couple months, I really, physically crave the return of moisture in the air.
I do especially resonate with the moral of your story - we are all just humans. The more we open up to travel and relocating; we cannot deny this basic fact. Shoot, it even manages to come across in these tiny comment boxes. We may not get along with everyone, in all ways, but we always should respect their humanity.26/06/2017 #25 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAThe son of the (former) Emir who was in the video on a horse speaks French FLUENTLY. His name is Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM6QBL-g02U View moreThe son of the (former) Emir who was in the video on a horse speaks French FLUENTLY. His name is Sheikh Mohammed Bin Hamad Al Thani. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uM6QBL-g02U His English is perfect too. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gLwnCy3-clQ He graduated from Harvard University with an M.B.A. Close26/06/2017 #20 Anne 🐝 Thornley-Brown, MBAI've never been to Doha...yet but some of my favourite equestrian videos were in conjunction with the Asian Games when they took place in Doha.
Torch Rider Commercial for Asian Games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHff3U7IOlM View moreI've never been to Doha...yet but some of my favourite equestrian videos were in conjunction with the Asian Games when they took place in Doha.
Torch Rider Commercial for Asian Games https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QHff3U7IOlM
...and who can forget when the Emir's handsome son lit the cauldron on horseback. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=K2R_Ze2eZ9w Close26/06/2017 #17 Vincent AndrewWhat a wonderful opportunity for the children to experience cultures from all over the world @Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SA. At age 18, I have only been to one country outside my own. My kids have explored much more than I ever did. My son has gone to Malta and Greece from his study place in Manchester. He finds the experience of living outside his own home a really eye-opening experience. Thank you for sharing this wonderful story.26/06/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 there are certainly many options, I am ready to say yes to the one that comes soon my way.26/06/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Set your global heart on fire, expand your business area!
- Producer09/03/2017"Quoteful Shots" with Yogesh Sukal : Buzz 2Dear reader, these are my thoughts which I am highlighting with the photoshots captured in beautiful city of Italy, Genova the same where Christopher Columbus set sail for the New World :)Continuation from the following blog series of "Quoteful...
Comments10/03/2017 #27 Lada 🏡 Prkic#7 Le foto sono bellissime, Yogesh. :) As well as your poetic interpretation of these photos. I think that everyone will 'read' these images in different ways. My general respond to some of these photos is that no matter how beautiful scenery, I would always like to share the captured moment with someone dear to me. :-)
- Producer29/05/2017Invoking MemoriesI have just returned from a trip to Turkey that lasted ten days. This times my visit including a return to Ankara for the first time since my last visit in 1972. The visit to Ankara invoked memories. I was doing my master degree at the Middle...
Comments05/06/2017 #84 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#83
Dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- this is exactly what I feel and you expressed it beautifully. "But, there is also much that is the same. What is different is the inner peace I feel. The expansiveness within my being". To grow is to expand real values and discard those of no or low values. This should bring inner peace and so we can be in peace wit ourselves and then be able to think peacefully and act accordingly. I do apprecitae your comment and its value. We can only live in peace with others if we have peace in us.05/06/2017 #83 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee - I just came back - wow lots of mistakes when I write from my phone! Do we stay the same in spite of all the challenges we face in life. I sense I am a different person now than when I was much younger. But, there is also much that is the same. What is different is the inner peace I feel. The expansiveness within my being. My real connection with others and the world. How is that different? When I was a lot younger I sense I was more focussed on "looking good" , playing the part society tells us to play, etc. My sense of being was also more fragile when I was younger. I was hurt emotionally so acted with a protective shell around me. As I have aged and learnt how to give myself what I needed to self-heal some of those hurts the fragility has gone. It is like when having a cut and it festers because it has not been cared for. And then when you start to look after the wound it heals over completely as if nothing was ever there. I know many people say they sense they are different as they age. I am different as I have been intent on self-awareness. With every new sense of myself I unravel something shifts. This is visceral. This is in my state of being. So it is a paradox - I am the same and I am different.04/06/2017 #82 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#81 Dear @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee- I am stunned by your comment and sharing of your personal experiences. As you intend to write a second comment I defer my detailed response for now. Truly, we feel the warmth of personal experiences and I find nothing equalling them.04/06/2017 #81 Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee what a wonderful post. The richness of going back in time integrated with your present experience allowed profound ideas to emerge.
You ask do we change or do we stay the same depending on our circumstances? I will answer this based on 2 very different experiences. I was once in an environment where I was controlled, intimidated, disrespected, devalued. I changed in those circumstances. My self worth eroded. I lost my sense of myself. My life sense and energy diminished. I became a walkingshell . I could not intimate anything . Or if I did I could not follow through. I became paralysed beyond my belief.
Another experience: I was once in an experience where I was greatly respected, cared for, encouraged, protected . In this environment I excelled, I pushed boundaries. I took risked. I initiated and created much and made a difference by helping many others .
So yes, based on my lived experience we change deadening on our environment.
Now we may also say there is a fire of who we are that stays the same.i will continue. Tbc02/06/2017 #78 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#75 @Sara Jacobovici- plants may decide in which direction to grow based on availability of nutrients and sunlight. Sometimes the shaded part grows faster then the part of plant that is exposed to sunlight. DIrection may change. I am writing this in response to this part of your comment "If a plant does not change direction towards sunlight, its growth may be stunted".02/06/2017 #76 Sara Jacobovici#46 Part Four - #39 @Ian Weinberg, you have indeed, “written quite extensively on this subject and related areas”. And so, forgive me if I still haven’t got it yet. You write, “…the essence at the core of the being remains true to its deterministic influences.” Yet you talk about potential for change and transcendence. How are these possible within the framework of determinism? Does it make sense for me to say that we come into this world with a core, determined by heritage, first nature, and then our work is based on trying to identify and be consciously aware of that core while being influenced by the other part of heritage, nurture? Thanks for your patience.02/06/2017 #75 Sara Jacobovici#46 Part Three - #24 I am sorry for not being clear in my example @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I wanted to illustrate through the plant which doesn’t need to form roots in water prior to being planted in soil, that it can root itself no matter where it is placed; it can be uprooted and placed in another soil and grow roots there, and survive, without changing.
# @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing @Tricia Mitchell’s comment to my attention. She asks, “Our growth direction may change and this is a needed and desirable one. Do you agree?" I am not clear on direction. I agree growth is akin to living; thriving. Direction is a whole different subject. If a plant does not change direction towards sunlight, its growth may be stunted. As humans, though, we navigate on our journey. We need to be open to reading many signs that will enable us to understand which direction to take, assess the pace and map out places where we allow ourselves to rest. Not easy, but worth the effort.02/06/2017 #74 Sara Jacobovici#46 Part Two - 1. From my perspective @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, you have taken poetic license with the metaphor of the tuning fork. You write, “We are constantly vibrating tuning forks, adjusting the tensions of our lives based on what has occurred in our past, our installed reactions and emotions, our past and current environments, plus our ability to rationally adjust these notes, when we work to become aware of what element of our bodymind is out of tune.” In “reality” a tuning fork is “an acoustic resonator in the form of a two-pronged fork with the prongs (tines) formedy used as a standard of pitch to tune musical instruments.” It vibrates in response to the external influence in the same way, each time. It keeps the other instruments in tune. The other instruments depend on its consistency; the tuning fork cannot (and should not be able to) change. It’s not self-reflective. It’s built/formed in a certain way and to maintain that form.
2. We have the ability to create, destroy and repair. This is the only proof I need for the existence of free will. The fact that we are influenced by our internal and external environments, doy perspective, renounce us of our free will.
Finally, you write, “remember all the sedimentary layers composing a human doing.” (You can substitute “doing” for “being”, and both are appropriate in this context.) Made me think of time and place. The fourth dimension is referred to as spacetime, as there is no “separation” betweenlayers itself in place, and makes itself visible in its separated layers; separation of time in place. Whereas, I see humans as integrated beings; we’re formed, we grow, we’re transformed. In a way, each human or community, can be a sediment in the place of humanity.02/06/2017 #73 Sara JacoboviciPart One - #46 Flattered @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee. I would like to ask you, @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, @Tricia Mitchell and @Ian Weinberg, to take the following thoughts into consideration.
#22 Dear @Deb 🐝 Helfrich, thank you for your mention and response. Your thinking and writing takes my breath away…and so I have to pause…once I start breathing again I can attempt to respond. Two points; 1. the tuning fork, and 2. “free will”.01/06/2017 #70 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeI am glad that your mother recovered and is in good health now dear @Tausif Mundrawala. I know how you feel. There is no equivalent to mothers and feeling unable to help and save them from their suffering is a haunting task. I wish your mother wholeheartedly a complete recovery.01/06/2017 #69 Tausif Mundrawala#68 Last two days were like hell for me. Doctors were like just pray for her stable condition. It shook me from within because that feeling of losing the closest one kills you. Am grateful to Almighty that she is doing good now. Am glad that you felt my feelings through that comment. You both are like angels for me, @Sara Jacobovici and Sir @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee01/06/2017 #67 Sara Jacobovici#65 Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee for bringing the comment of @Tausif Mundrawala to my attention. At the risk of sounding philosophical, when one says, I experienced it to my core, it acknowledges a core to begin with. If the experience changed the core, the question is, from what?
- Producer22/06/2017MUSIC HISTORY - The Tragic Death of Bessie SmithThe first major blues and jazz singer on record and one of the most powerful of all time, Bessie Smith rightly earned the title of "The Empress of the Blues." Even on her first records in 1923, her passionate voice overcame the primitive recording...
Comments23/06/2017 #14 Dominique 🐝 Petersen#13 Thank you for your kind words, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit . I have loved Bessie Smith's music for years and had long ago heard the rumor that she had bled to death when a white hospital wouldn't admit her because she was black. Happily, while researching for this post, I learned that this was not true. So, although she died too young, it was from the accident.23/06/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#11 More than a share Dominique, I have placed it in my Yellow hive so I can study this buzz at much detailed depth on the weekend when I an afford it the time and attention it warrants - for there is so much here on the page that it deserves more than just a social media kind of read through.
I can see from the initial construct that you have put a lot into this and so I am sure this will prove for me to be a feast of learning and your choice of topic is original and not an individual I have studied before. I call that caring, which to me is a greater personal principle than the social principle which we are all accustomed to that is now called sharing.
Thanks for the care, Dominique.
- 23/06/2017The Beatles - A Day In The Life A Day in The Life The Beatles 1 Video Collection is Out Now. Get your copy here: http://thebeatles1.lnk.to/DeluxeBluRay “If you listen to my playing, I try...
Comments23/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe Beatles is what a gift that keeps on giving, Even in this instrumental portion for the first opening minutes, the title and the music is sufficient to elevate our own imagination - and it is not entertainment we are experiencing but where our mind may take us. Of course we are also free to remain at the level of entertainment - so the Beatles satisfied the intellect as much as they also satisfied the teenie bopper.
- Producer23/06/2017Coming Up For Air; Revisiting Cape Town, South Africa.Twenty odd long years between visits is, as George Orwell once said,is a little like 'coming up for air.' In a different time, when the world was younger than today, my parents brought me from England to this city that clings limpet- like to...
Comments24/06/2017 #25 Pamela 🐝 Williamsbeautiful post Paul. You know you take us all with you whereever you go! We await each recount with anticipation. For those who may never visit the world as you have/do, you bring the world to us.
Those 'may have been' moments are exactly why I have hesitated going back to my old stomping grounds in California. Even a few years absence (about 5) we returned and everything, everyone was unrecognizable. That's what happens when you live in an area that is iconic in it's time. California was mecca during the 60s, 70s.
I looked our home up online and the mere fact that the giant (well at least through a child's viewpoint) Weeping Willow in our yard, with branches that hid you from the outside word, had been removed and replaced by a vast concrete driveway...I actually heard myself say: "oh, they destroyed my fortress of solitude!".24/06/2017 #24 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI really enjoyed this read @Paul Walters. I had no idea you spent part of your years growing up in Cape Town! Maybe if time stood still we'd want for more... more of our past that we are supposed to move on from? I remember my first love and I did find him................. oh on FB that is LOL. I never sent a friends request and I must say, he aged well. I pictured him to be a bit frumpy, not sure why. He had a fairly good shorter afro growing for a white boy back in the day. The photos are beautiful, the story was serene. I'm going to have the song "Build me up Buttercup," replaying in my brain tonight now, great song- sound advice!24/06/2017 #23 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand AmbassadorHow lovely this is reflecting on the "what was" and the "what is". Memory lane is constantly in motion as we move through life. My hometown, Orlando, FL, has very little resemblance to what it was when I lived there. Even though most of my tangible memories have been altered, my intangible memories remain intact. Thank you for share, Paul.23/06/2017 #21 Jerry FletcherPaul, I don't know where the line comes from but your piece struck a chord in me and the words "you can't go home again." emerged from the mist. Each time I return to visit my growing up place in Ohio I struggle with the same kind of vanishments that you mention. It is at once disheartening and a justification for the mileage I've racked up elsewhere. Thank you for a glimpse into your view of a world city with both the eyes of a teenager and those of the man he came to be.23/06/2017 #20 Donna WoodAh, to be immersed in the ancient cries of home, only to find you are in the midst of being alone. Reminiscing in your mind the lands, the days and happy times. To be at the table where the bony fingers of Father Time grip tightly the cup that holds all that was and is to be. Mother Earth smiles as clinks her cup she and shifts that which was to that which is. And, Fate the Sisters Three, giggle and cackle in morbid glee, with scissors held so close to thee.23/06/2017 #18 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#15 I concur @Deb 🐝 Helfrich when travel is also our work then the mind opens up whole new vista's, when our passions are travel, whether they are combined with work or not, even more is revealed (and that is what I am now discovering from following both @Paul Walters and @Dean Owen and their experiences as globetrotters).
Yet when travel is simply a function of our work, it is the work we see. Now I can say that I took a work trip to Belgium, or a work trip to Brazil, or a work trip to South Africa, but that does not encompass experiences of what word "travel" can rise to as awareness, learning, appreciation and even (for sure) an international wisdom .
When it is work rather than travel, even the Queen has to sit and watch how the natives dance for her, yet the countries she visited would be kinder to just introduce her to Paul or Dean and see how they both have learned to see the world and then let her go where she please, and in that regard even the Queen loses something when duty came first, unless of course when she is free.23/06/2017 #15 Deb 🐝 HelfrichA philosophical vignette, @Paul Walters, that paints a fantastic portrait of the young you, and two stages of Cape Town.
Ah, those memories. I doubt if anyplace hasn't evolved past recognition in the last 20, most assuredly 30 years. And of course, all humans morph entirely in that span of time.
But then there is the absolutely true difference in perspective of being a visitor versus being a local. Having traveled & consulted in a fair amount of places, I think the division has less to do with amount of time spent and everything to do with whether you are someplace to carry out work. Exempting the lovely profession of writing, when my travel was all about business, the place was a barely noticeable backdrop to the grind of 8 hr days - well actually, as a traveling software consultant, they were more likely 12 hr work days.
Even with the odd weekend dedicated to pure tourism, the places I've worked were seen with an entirely different perceptual overlay than the places were my time was thoroughly my own to spend.
Which is to say, I have love affairs with the places I've merely visited and would re-engage the rendezvous without hesitation. But the places I've worked, have lost that allure, that marvelous sense of freedom and open possibility in each unfolding moment.23/06/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitAs I read this travel buzzes I am increasingly convinced that the travelers brain is far different perspective holder than a residents brain. I used to make the distinction between traveler and tourist, but it is fairly mute because both still travel, but a resident can reside in one place and never travel.
Think Sara Palin the VP candidate in the Republican Primaries on the John McCain ticket, Palin it is said knew very little of the global world, remaining mostly if not all her life in the realm of the United States, and so the parody of SNL took hold where they project her saying "I can see Russia from my window" .
I did go to South Africa but solely as a part of the organization I was working with and not as a traveler, and in comparing notes in terms of "travel", there is no comparison to my experience and the experience articulated here, it is self-evident in this comparison that I do not possess a travelers brain. I would not see or think about place in the way it is graphically and intricately expressed - and so it is I have not (at least to date) learned to see the world this way.
In this buzz I can see how travel may enrich the soul and that I have the soul of a homeboy. It is never too late to cultivate or inculcate a new perspective, but sometimes we are simply who we are and so we can accept that as who we are, but a buzz like this is an appreciation of what is sensory to a traveler and in appreciating that, the genuine traveler provides an illuminating sight.23/06/2017 #11 Ken BoddieHow fondly we look back and reminisce,
At past 'what if's' cocooned in frozen bliss,
But, as life's journey moulds how we have changed,
Those we once knew are also rearranged,
And places where we played down memory lane,
Are oft transformed and seldom stay the same.
It's good when we can catch up,
Without attempts to match up.
- Producer20/06/2017Continued learning keeps the mind yearning“I am still learning.” Michelangelo said at the age of 87! Short, sweet and powerful. It is an inspirational quote that I like to follow and share.There may be folks out in the world today that disagree with this growth mindset, believing there is...
Comments23/06/2017 #21 Melody Greenkeeps the mind yearning and the creative juices flowing! Most artists of any persuasion continue to create until they are disabled by poor health... that means a long life span of creativity. - even if not for public consumption. So if you haven't taken up a creative hobby now's the time to start so you have something that continues to inspire you to learn and grow.
- 21/06/2017@Milos Djukic, @Victoria Toumit~
Comments22/06/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI like that On Being provide the episode and also an unedited recording. I am listening to the audio right now, this is the first time in ages I've tuned into a Krista Tippett interview even though I know she is really good. The one thing that surprised me was realizing that this interview is not in studio but in front of an audience. What I like about Krista Tippett most is how well she researches her interviewee and then creates a very meaningful conversation with them.
- Producer21/06/2017Simplicity ParadoxAre we simplifying complexities or complicating simplicity?Simplicity dwells in the complexityAnd complexity is just tangled simplicityIn the designers intelligence.Both dance hand in hand.The meaning we choose to perceive,The connect we choose to...
Comments22/06/2017 #26 🐝 Fatima G. WilliamsSimplicity and complexity are two sides of a coin and one simply needs to find a balance between the two. Like we do with life and death. With success and failures. Finding a balance between the two calls for understanding and reasoning and self-discovery and new creative paths.
Like you say
"Many paths present itself.
Every path is infinite in possibilities.
The question is are we ready to walk the path?
And how we evolve, walking the path of choice?"
A beautiful enriching buzz. Thank you @Savvy Raj22/06/2017 #18 Savvy Raj#15 First of all I appreciate your gift of assimilating thoughts and often interjecting the much needed practicality of purpose in them @CityVP 🐝 Manjit This is a gift you have honed so well in practice.I value these words, 'Thinking is the gift. Things are merely gifts'.Indeed and often we place our values on mere transactions than the power of transformations. I value your comment deeply not only because you sensed along 'the two moments' in these verses but also for the power of transformation in the thoughts in the verses presented simply in the strength of the interconnects. Thank you for your heartfelt reflections21/06/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI like the way you injected the Power of Three into your poem, which created two moments that added power to your thoughts.
The meaning we choose to perceive,
The connect we choose to establish,
The intention we choose to deduce
The dance of polarity,
The duality of nature,
The death and the birth
In a society that is constantly finding new ways of selling us things we don't need, the value of personal poetry is that it gives us something society badly needs, which is ways of thinking. Ths is the difference between a gift and merely a gift. We celebrate the interruptions more than we treasure the gifts. Thinking is the gift. Things are merely gifts.
For this thinking gift I thank you and so long as beBee continues to develops as a transformational gift rather than as a transactional gift, then the future for us here is a great space for those who prefer transformation rather than just transaction.21/06/2017 #14 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador@Savvy Raj, this is an exquisite piece. I was drawn with the first 2 lines, which are thought-provoking and so true.
Simplicity dwells in the complexity
And complexity is just tangled simplicity
Your writing is like a fine piece of art.21/06/2017 #13 Savvy Raj#10 @Joel Anderson thank you for mentioning this first stanza . Must share, I felt I was on to something that I wanted to express as I was writing these lines and just went with the flow. And actually couldnt stop till the last line.:) I am humbled by your continued appreciation and support to my writing.21/06/2017 #12 Savvy Raj@Sara Jacobovici.
Thank you for your generous words to this post .
While all creative work is unique in approach and we can respect the ingenuity of the individual .... if only we dig deeper we see how they are assembled in the strength of interconnects in the interdependence.
This particular poem stirred in my thoughts as verses while reading @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBees' buzz and actually patterned itself in a single sitting where words surged after reading your post. So I am honoured to know you both equally enjoyed this piece and must share that I was and am filled with deep gratitude in this endeavour.21/06/2017 #10 Joel Anderson@Savvy Raj The more I read this, the more I just love the message.
"Simplicity dwells in the complexity
And complexity is just tangled simplicity
In an untangled arrangement.
The very arrangement is a fodder for imagination
Simple resides in the complexities.
Complex is just simplicity turned upside down.
A curiousity in exploration
Every path is infinite in possibilities."
Keep making a difference.
- 11/06/2017Eduardo Kobra es el artista que ha hecho homenaje a Miguel Angel y su David utilizando como lienzo el màrmol de las canteras de Carrara en Italia. Impactante!
Comments17/06/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitInteresting piece about Eduardo Kobra's work. I would rather see that then climb up a spiritually meaningful place only to find at the top there is a MacDonald's franchise. That is where we are in this world right now, half way between the ridiculous and the sublime. This is a reminder of artistic rather than commercial endeavor.
- 16/06/2017View from our roof terrace tonight.This is Doha's magnificent Aspire Tower centrepiece of the world class Aspire Sports Complex resplendent in Qatar national colors this evening.The tower stands 300m and contains the Torch hotel and a revolving restaurant at the top.My 15 year old son ran up all 1204 stairs in March in 8 min 40 s to win the u18 section of the annual Aspire staircase run.
@Gert Scholtz @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Sara Jacobovici @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. @🐝 Fatima G. Williams
- 15/06/2017Some of the world’s most beautiful/interesting subway/tube/underground stations -7
Next, the Toledo Station in Naples.. It was designed by the bureau Oscar Tusquets Blanca. The blue mosaic is by artist William Kentridge.
Comments15/06/2017 #2 Bengt Hahlin#1 Hi Manjit,
It comes down to political will and courage. The question is why stations are not designed from the beginning to be more beautiful. Stations can be both practical and beautiful at the same time if you want to.
So it is great that at least in a few places in the world they make the extra effort to make these usually boring stations interesting.15/06/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThis is a good example of where the aesthetic compliments the practical. Ultimately most subway stations need to be practical to get people to where they want to be going to serve their transit need. Yet the experience does not need to be boring and mirror the drab reality of commuting, but how does one maintain this aesthetic when the push to put advertising hording to capture "eyeballs" is also an underground station reality?