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  1. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    23/02/2017
    Seven Natural Wonders of Time
    Seven Natural Wonders of TimeSeven natural wonders of time - in my view. I am drawn to heights and places where time surrounds me. Spaces where time stretches away and spots where distant history rushes towards you.  Vredefort Dome More than two billion years ago...
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    Paul Walters
    24/02/2017 #6 Paul Walters
    @Gert Scholtz I will be travelling through SA in June and early July and methinks I shall revisit some of the stupendous sites you cover in this wonderful piece. God's window is one of my all time favourites as is the ampitheatre . I will travel up through Namibia via the Kalahari then up to Etosha pan ...could be a hoot. But I will make contact when I get there as Castle Lager still calls me like a siren from the sea and one feels we should share one...or two!!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    24/02/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Trying to absorb the sheer scale of the Vredefort Dome Crater - and it is staggering to think how explosive such an event would be. I found a picture that depicts the area of the crater and it is perplexing in its full dimension :
    http://www.carrentalsouthafrica.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/vredefort-crater.jpg View more
    Trying to absorb the sheer scale of the Vredefort Dome Crater - and it is staggering to think how explosive such an event would be. I found a picture that depicts the area of the crater and it is perplexing in its full dimension :
    http://www.carrentalsouthafrica.co.za/blog/wp-content/uploads/2015/06/vredefort-crater.jpg

    Great Buzz Gert - very interesting insights. Close
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    24/02/2017 #4 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    Stunningly beautiful, Gert. Thank you for sharing nature at its finest. I am going to check out the link that you so kindly shared.
    Dean Owen
    24/02/2017 #3 Dean Owen
    It's been a while since I've seen a huge sky. I am not too fond of deserts but I must find time to visit the Kalahari some time soon. Nice piece.
    Gert Scholtz
    23/02/2017 #2 Gert Scholtz
    #1 @Pascal Derrien Thanks Pascal, yes I have. The Cradle of Humankind is a real name - here is a previous post on it: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gert-scholtz/the-cradle-of-humankind
    Pascal Derrien
    23/02/2017 #1 Pascal Derrien
    Have been to table mountain pretty impressive did not lknow the others, the Cradle Of Humankind sounds intriguing what a name have you been to all of them? @Gert Scholtz
  2. Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    78 años de la muerte de Antonio Machado: 10 de sus citas imprescindibles
    m.europapress.es Tal día como hoy fallecía en Collioure (Francia) Antonio Machado, uno de los poetas españoles más ilustres del siglo XX. El escritor sevillano fue el...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    So much for the poetry of football, a game that went no where just like the Manifesto I just read - something just fizzle out and were not meant to be. It seems even Breton fizzled out.

    I will now certainly focus on learning more about Miguel Hernandez as well, who it seems Paris Review did not interview either, Pity, but they did interview Pablo Neruda who mentioned Hernandez and something about his untimely death. This is all great, I would never have known anything about any Spanish or Latin American poet had I not come across beBee. So all of this is a fascinating discovery in itself. I first must inquire more into the life of Antonio Machado, which is what I started with here.

    Paris Review Interview with Pablo Neruda
    https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/4091/pablo-neruda-the-art-of-poetry-no-14-pablo-neruda
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 You will soon get used to me learning in the moment, indeed from the Paris Review piece Octavio Paz mentions an interesting document that caught my eye

    Manifesto for an Independent Revolutionary Art
    Signed by André Breton and Diego Rivera
    https://www.marxists.org/subject/art/lit_crit/works/rivera/manifesto.htm

    Before I could read this, I realized my team Tottenham in the middle of their 2nd leg game and are winning 2-1 which is bad because that score means they are losing - so with 20 minutes left I will see how our Argentine manager solves and saves the day - football is a theater of different sorts. Once I watch that I will take a look at the Manifesto and then I have an evening with some creativity professor who apparently is going to teach us about "creative problem solving" -

    PS thankfully I don't work at a documentation center, I'd never get any work done :-)
    Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    23/02/2017 #2 Paz🐝 Hueso Luque
    #1 Thank you very much for the link and for the comment, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit!. It is very interesting!. I work in a documentation center, where I have a lot of information about poets and their poetry. Soon I will talk about Miguel Hernandez, another great universal poet. Kind regards!!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    23/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Look forward to following your buzzes Paz. Ironically a place I like visiting is the Paris Review and there is very little they have in the ways of interviews with Antonio Machado, so I know zero about him, but there is an interview that mentions him, and it is with Mexican poet (ironically called) Octavio Paz. I like these kind of synchronicity :-)

    I am not a great reader of poems themselves, I like getting behind the poem and try to relate the human being who is famous for writing them. In the case of the Paris Review interview with Octavio Paz, it follows the same quality and style where we get to hear poets speak.

    If you have never encountered Paris Review here is the interview with Octavio Paz

    https://www.theparisreview.org/interviews/2192/octavio-paz-the-art-of-poetry-no-42-octavio-paz
  3. ProducerSteve Blakeman

    Steve Blakeman

    15/02/2017
    'Black Mirror'​ is a stark warning about the perils of Technology & Social Media
    'Black Mirror'​ is a stark warning about the perils of Technology & Social MediaThe Netflix hit 'Black Mirror' provides a dark and dystopian view of an alternative World dominated by our dependence on the array of smart screens we use. What does this say about us and our relationship with our gadgets and, most importantly, what...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    22/02/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I made a note about this thread at https://www.bebee.com/content/1247455/1132009
    It is amazing how I totally missed this. I encountered a 2014 New Yorker article about Black Mirror
    http://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2015/01/05/button-pusher
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Finished watching the first vignette of the first season and it was surprisingly good !!!

    I was taken aback when I saw that Black Mirror was from 2011, because in those six years this is the first time I have heard anyone mention it. I know my family has watched it because all the shows were ticked as watched, but then they watch far more these films and shows than I can ever do.

    The one I watched was called "The National Anthem" and it was great that it was a British production. One of the characters was played by Tom Goodman-Hill, he was difficult to recognize but then the penny dropped that he plays the father of the main family in Humans. Humans is a series that I have also watched. I see your point about the "black mirror" subject in the vignette I saw and though the pig poke was a bit over the top, I found it to be highly original in its content and delivery.

    It definitely captured the digital medium spirit of our times where people consume massive amounts of media and never tire of novelty and always on the look out for the next viral thing. Unfortunately Freud may have been right about the state of the human condition - but then we have not seen what future generations will do once they know our collective history - or at least that is my hope, but only time will tell how the next generation is transformed by our relative ignorance of the effects of media.

    Looking forward to watching another episode next weekend - the best thing I mastered is the joy of delayed gratification.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    21/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    My black mirror is Netflix. By keeping Netflix to occasional weekends I can get to watch the odd series such as Halt, Catch, Fire. There is a bunch of other series that I could get into, but because I know that I can get into them - I keep my distance.

    The way that Black Mirror has been described here, I am willing to give it a shot and see how I relate to it. I thought I was in for a treat when I began watching the series I-Robot, but man did that series just tank within a couple of episodes and that was the last time I watched a Netflix because of a recommendation.

    The reality of these shows is not that much different to when Hollywood or comedy central or SNL depict our digital behaviour, often we laugh at ourselves but we don't change our fundamental reality.

    Those people who think about life will probably enjoy Black Mirror and get them thinking, which is what they are good at - and those that just dose on media for feeling - then that will pass right through them as "interesting" entertainment.

    I will hold my own judgement and see if Black Mirror is as good as the write up review on this buzz. In fact I will do that right now - that is if that series streams in my country. Netflix are getting very antsy these days about VPN, so that is one more reason that helps me watch less rather than more Netflix shows.
  4. Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Next time you are in London great bar to visit ..... 4th March is in my 'filofax' ooops maybe I should use an online diary...
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    Ain’t Nothing But the Blues
    www.worldsbestbars.com Taking its name from a musical revue this popular Soho blues bar, with its blue-painted frontage, is a lively, exciting place to catch live music in central...
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    Dean Owen
    18/02/2017 #4 Dean Owen
    #1 It really hasn't changed that much. Soho had jazz bars back in the 60's. One jazz bar features heavily in Chapter 1 of my book. The real change occurred in the 70's when the Hong Kongers came to London and opened up Chinese restaurants in Soho. They are still there. My mother opened the first Japanese restaurant in Europe (in St. Christopher's Place), and her second was in Soho. There may be fewer sex shops now, but it looks the same as it did 30 yrs ago. In my mind, London is one of the least transformed cities in the World (and that is a good thing).
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #2 It does sound like gentrification but I have not been in London for some years, so I do need to check out Soho and see for myself the changes. I do know that San Fransisco is losing its colour due to massive gentrification and there this is the effects of startup capital and technology companies moving in and bulldozing the existing culture, and displacing communities that have lived there for several generations. In the end if Soho totally gentrifies we can amalgamate Mayfair, Soho, Belgravia and Westminster and rename it Snobbyville.
    Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    18/02/2017 #2 Helena Jansen van Vuuren
    #1 Property owners are moving the seedy bits out...but methinks something will be lost - it will be just another gentrified part of London with copious coffee bars! The soul will be gone.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    18/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Soho is an example of an amazing transformation. 40 years ago it was the seedy red light district of London and today it is the complete antithesis of that - a trendy and sophisticated area. Since I have not lived in England for the last 25 years, I have no idea of what it is like now, but it had begun to change quite dramatically even by the time I had emigrated in 1992. By then it became less and less like the place it was in the prior decades.
  5. Javier 🐝 beBee
    Nuestro embajador @Christian Gálvez
    Los lugares de "Matar a Leonardo da Vinci"
    Los lugares de "Matar a Leonardo da Vinci" Documental dirigido por Christian Gálvez en el que recorreremos todos los lugares de Italia y Francia que aparecen en la novela "Matar a Leonardo da Vinci",...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Even for my highly networked mind delving into the world Christian Gálvez occupies was challenging because it has so many layers.

    From the video above I can see his interest in Leonardo Da Vinci but in 2007 he also formed a company called 47Ronin. This interests me because In 2013 Hollywood made the movie about the 47 Ronin - which is a Samurai history and not a Classical Renaissance history - but I could not find more about why the Ronin was chosen as the company name.

    I then found an online hoax - so that told me that this is a big name in Spain. It is probably like me coming to Canada and finding out the first time who Justin Bieber was.

    1 Million people pay respect in online hoax
    http://en.mediamass.net/people/christian-galvez/deathhoax.html

    Studying the man is more of an interest to me than the following or fame anyone has acquired. I am fascinated in his thinking and depth of understanding from Christian Gálvez knowledge of Da Vinci. That everything other than the hoax was in Spanish made it challenging for me to learn more.

    I did see the children's books, so that was another facet of Christian Gálvez and being that I what I found was multi-dimensional in style, it is clear to me from this why Da Vinci fascinates Gálvez so much - because his interests are equally as varied - but having studied more I still can't figure out his connection with the 47 Ronin.

    The Ronin is about having one's status and honour taken away and meaning in life - if the Samurai code is a personal brand, the Ronin is the antithesis of that brand - that is what fascinates me most, I can see his link to this http://prodimage.images-bn.com/pimages/9788415678236_p0_v3_s192x300.jpg but I cannot determine his personal connection to the Chushingura https://pbs.twimg.com/profile_images/1453485885/image.jpg
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    16/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Even for my highly networked mind it was a challenge piecing together all the facets that I can then sit back and learn from.

    The immediate facet was this interest he has in Leonardo Da Vinci but in 2007 he called his company 47Ronin. In 2013 Hollywood made the movie about the 47 Ronin - so I wanted to know more about why the Ronin fascinated him, whereas is passion is in the classical renaissance period and in particular with Da Vinci.

    Even though he is fully alive and not because Javier says so, I would like to pass my convalescences to those who had declared Christian Gálvez had died this year. Talk about Spanish fake news !!!

    1 Million people pay respect in online hoax
    http://en.mediamass.net/people/christian-galvez/deathhoax.html

    It matters not one bit to me how a historian, and a man who wants to teach children about the genius of Da Vinci became a Spanish celebrity pop idol. That is Christian's business. Those pop mags are more obsessed that he made 46 million year-to-date January 2017 - but I am not interested in his fame or money, I am fascinated in his thinking and depth of understanding of both Da Vinci and historical knowledge .

    It is a barrier having to translate with very little on the web in English, but it is great that he is connecting with beBee. I for one will pronounce him alive, well and full of life.
  6. ProducerJosé Brito e Silva
    Mandelando
    MandelandoNelson Rolihlahla Mandela (Mvezo, 18 de julho de 1918 — Joanesburgo, 5 de dezembro de 2013) foi um advogado, líder rebelde e presidente da África do Sul de 1994 a 1999, considerado como o mais importante líder da África Negra, vencedor do Prêmio...
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    José Brito e Silva
    15/02/2017 #18 José Brito e Silva
    #17 Obrigado, @Gerald Hecht por compartilhar nosso trabalho.
    Gerald Hecht
    15/02/2017 #17 Gerald Hecht
    #1 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Indeed it is the Universal Language; Awesome! Thank you kindly for tagging me on this one!
    José Brito e Silva
    14/02/2017 #16 José Brito e Silva
    #14 Obrigado, @Pascal Derrien, estamos a disposição.
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    14/02/2017 #15 🐝 Fatima Williams
    #13 😂😂😂 Good one 😂
    Pascal Derrien
    14/02/2017 #14 Pascal Derrien
    pretty good I know where to go if I need an illustrator :-)
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/02/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #9 And I thought Donald Trump laid claim to being the greatest South African of all time greater than Shaka Zulu, whose movie he watched last week. Disclaimer: This is fake news !!!
    José Brito e Silva
    14/02/2017 #12 José Brito e Silva
    #7 Obrigado, @Gert Scholtz
    José Brito e Silva
    14/02/2017 #11 José Brito e Silva
    #9 Obrigado, @Dean Owen
    Dean Owen
    14/02/2017 #9 Dean Owen
    #7 He doesn't have much competition does he?
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    14/02/2017 #8 🐝 Fatima Williams
    A magnificent leader - one of a kind - A man's struggle for freedom similar to that of a women giving birth to her child. I have known him as a childhood icon and this artwork brings me the Chills - The joyful look of freedom similar to the happiness on the face of a father looking at a new born child. I am in awe at this artwork @José Brito e Silva !

    Thank you dear @CityVP 🐝 Manjit You are magnificent in heart ,soul and mind ! Stay awesome :)
    Gert Scholtz
    14/02/2017 #7 Gert Scholtz
    @José Brito e Silva Fantastic artwork on best leader my country ever had. Thanks to @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for tagging me on this.
    Ali Anani
    14/02/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    The Magnificent Eight and I mean by eight @CityVP 🐝 Manjit. Thank you @Sara Jacobovici for this thought. Lovely buzz and thanks to Google Translate
    Maria do Socorro Oliveira
    14/02/2017 #5 Maria do Socorro Oliveira
    Mais uma belíssima caricatura do meu Brito. Bravo!
    José Brito e Silva
    14/02/2017 #4 José Brito e Silva
    #2 Obrigado, @Sara Jacobovici!
    José Brito e Silva
    14/02/2017 #3 José Brito e Silva
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, Obrigado pela generosidade!
    Sara Jacobovici
    14/02/2017 #2 Sara Jacobovici
    Thanks for bringing this post to my attention @CityVP 🐝 Manjit (and for the tag as one of the magnificent seven - we have to expand it to eight and add your name). You are right, "art is a universal language" and in his artwork, I can experience @Jose Brito e Silva capturing many traits of Mandela. A powerful piece!
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    cc @Ali Anani @Dean Owen @Sara Jacobovici @Gert Scholtz @Gerald Hecht @🐝 Fatima Williams @Pascal Derrien tagging the magnificent seven. I share with you the work of José Brito e Silva - a brilliant illustrator from Brazil - and because art is a universal language.
  7. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    14/02/2017
    The Plague in 14th Century Florence.  The Maid's Story
    The Plague in 14th Century Florence. The Maid's StoryIt is the third day of June in this the year of our Lord, 1348 in the city Florence of Italy. The heat is not yet enough to tempt the opening of the windows. I am grateful, for every day the streets fill with the bodies of those having died...
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  8. Pascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    14/02/2017
    Monte Pittman "Away From Here" (OFFICIAL VIDEO)
    Monte Pittman "Away From Here" (OFFICIAL VIDEO) "Away From Here" from Monte Pittman's "The Power of Three" album. Shot by Brad Jurjens & AJ...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    14/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    That was good! This video served as an introduction for me to the work of Monte Pittman because after hearing this, I just wanted to know more and the first piece of music journalism that covered him was enough for me to know that Pittman isn't just a talented artist, but he has a deep history in the music background, most notably being cited as "guitarist for Madonna".

    Finding about Monte Pittman also reinforced my growing belief that there is a great difference in mindset between learning and branding. It explains why so much music which is branded pap becomes popular nothingness, and quality performers can escape our notice buried among the popular pap. I certainly will be on the look out to listen to more of Pittman's stuff from here on in.

    The Double Whammy here is that in discovering Monte Pittman, I also discovered FourCulture Magazine and finding good music journalists is as good as finding brilliant musicians hidden in the branded woods of today's image-obsessed society.
  9. ProducerJoyce Bowen

    Joyce Bowen

    13/02/2017
    Roles
    RolesShe looked out the window at the sun. It hadn’t moved. Funny—it felt as if hours had passed since he called to tell her he needed to pick up some of his things. But the position of the sun told her the minutes were crawling by: as they often did...
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    Joyce Bowen
    13/02/2017 #2 Joyce Bowen
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Not so hard hitting as I'm used to, but fun anyway.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Was absorbed by the story and the creative flow of the writing. Very well written.
  10. Juan Imaz

    Juan Imaz

    13/02/2017
    Juan Imaz
    INSIDE MEDIUM'S MELTDOWN: How an idealistic Silicon Valley founder raised $134 million to change journalism, then crashed into reality
    www.businessinsider.com A big misstep by the startup's billionaire founder has angered some people and hurt his...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    13/02/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Blogspot was great for the two years I wrote my One Liner Blog under the name of Mark Zorro http://bit.ly/2km1wyU

    I am also thankful for Twitter which became my main home for self-expression.,

    I did try Medium through a CityVP account but it did not work for what I want to do.

    The one thing I did like about Medium is that it was chock full of really brilliant writers, so if Medium goes belly up I wonder where those writers will go. They will want to go to a place that has serious mojo.

    I doubt they want LinkedIn, some might go to Wordpress, so then it is a question of whether they will pay for Ghost. Serious mojo is commitment to something meaningful but at a cost $19 per month that requires serious mojo. They also have neat tie in with slack, a work app that I think is neat. It has the prospects of being a sound niche for online journalism

    Ghost
    https://ghost.org/vs/medium/

    Ghost is a non-profit so it might have legs for professional publishing.

    Life today is not about wishful thinking, it is about strategic nous. Ev Williams created properties that made a difference in the way I experience the online space - so no matter who wants to point out his execution problems, the guy had a vision. He is so right on the money where he says about tech blogs

    QUOTE: ["They create a culture that is superficial and fetishizing and rewarding the wrong things and reinforcing values that are self-destructive and unsustainable."] END QUOTE

    I don't want to be a vulture nor do I want to kick at a man when he is down about stuff that went wrong, so I send my personal regards to Ev Williams. Thank You.
    Pascal Derrien
    13/02/2017 #2 Pascal Derrien
    indeed if there was a company that I would have wished to succeed (besides beBee obviously) it s Medium a missed opportunity.....
  11. laurent jacquet

    laurent jacquet

    31/01/2017
    Achilles new artwork in Athens
    in my Best Of Street Art - January 2017
    discover my selection here: http://bit.ly/2kJTakY
    laurent jacquet
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    Pascal Derrien
    31/01/2017 #3 Pascal Derrien
    likey likey thanks for the tag :-)
    Devesh Bhatt
    31/01/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Eyes on the door.
    An evident metaphor.
    Come visit my mind.
    There is room for the exploring kind :)

    Great buzz.
  12. ProducerGert Scholtz

    Gert Scholtz

    09/02/2017
    Like Reading a Book
    Like Reading a BookThere is a quick way I find out more about a person. I go to their bookshelf or in some cases, their library and look at what they read. A five minute glance around their shelves tells me what they are interested in, curious about, and gives a...
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    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    23/02/2017 #67 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    I agree @Gert Scholtz that checking out someone's library is very illuminating. @Kevin Pashuk is very right in saying that truly interesting conversations are with people who are avid readers not just watchers of TV etc.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    23/02/2017 #66 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #56 I agree @Lada 🏡 Prkic that books can open our minds ! I am also running out of shelf space in my cottage!
    Sara Jacobovici
    12/02/2017 #65 Sara Jacobovici
    Just came across this link and thought you might find it of interest @Gert Scholtz. http://www.bbc.co.uk/culture/story/20160819-the-secret-libraries-of-history?ocid=fbcul
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    11/02/2017 #64 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    #63 Thank you again, Gert. You are one of the kindest beBee bees. -) I forgot to mention what I am reading now: Entropy-A New World View by Jeremy Rifkin, and Conversations with Goethe by J.P. Eckermann.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #63 Gert Scholtz
    @Lada 🏡 Prkic Like you I also like to read books about books, and about writing. Bought or borrowed. Thank you for reading and for your friendly words Lada.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #62 Gert Scholtz
    @Dean Owen Liar's Poker is a classic, especially if like the both of us, one works in the finance sector. I find Wolfe's writing unique in his portrayal of characters and context. Thanks for stopping by Dean.
    Gert Scholtz
    11/02/2017 #61 Gert Scholtz
    @Sandra 🐝 Smith Thank you for the friendly comment Sandra and what a pleasant surprise to find another who likes Disgrace by JM Coetzee.
    Dean Owen
    11/02/2017 #60 Dean Owen
    I didn't like Tom Wolfe's "Bonfire". I just find not many people can write about Wall St unless they have been through it (like Michael Lewis has). But for books in that sphere I highly recommend Liar's Poker, The Predators Ball, Den of Thieves, Flash Boys, Vendetta: American Express and the Smearing of Edmond Safra. For fiction, I am addicted to Anne Rice.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #59 Gert Scholtz
    #57 @Mohammed Sultan Quite true - one cannot judge a book by its cover, as the saying goes. Better to scan some parts, look at the content pages and read the cover flaps to get and idea of it. And never confuse public relations with family relations :) Thanks Mohammed.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    10/02/2017 #58 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Nice post. I love to read - almost more than anything else! Disgrace is a great book, and thanks for reminding me to reread bonfire of the vanities. I'll take a picture of my shelf and post it on here.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #57 Mohammed Sultan
    On buying books,the desire to pick up a book with an attractive dust-jacket is irresistible,although this method of selection ought not to be followed ,as you might end up with a dull book and wake up on a call from the bookshop salesperson greeting 'Can I help you sir?we should not take books for granted.it's very easy to enter a shop looking for a book on,say,public relations and to the sudden come out carrying the latest best-selling novel on family relations!
    Lada 🏡 Prkic
    10/02/2017 #56 Lada 🏡 Prkic
    Great topic, Gert, and nicely written post! Love to read books but also read about books. I have many books but unfortunately not enough space for shelves. We live in a small apartment and many of my books are stored in the boxes. Therefore I decided several years ago to buy only the necessary technical literature. Other books that interest me I borrow from the library, usually 1-3 books per month. Bought or borrowed, books can open our minds and hearts.
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #54 Gert Scholtz
    @Ken Boddie @Emilia M. Ludovino @Mohammed Sultan @Kevin Pashuk Thank you for adding to the post with your extensive comments. I appreciate your stopping by. Happy reading!
    Gert Scholtz
    10/02/2017 #53 Gert Scholtz
    #52 @Ian Weinberg Dankie Ian. Ek sal so maak - solank ek nie n met "Freudian slip" lees nie !
    Ian Weinberg
    10/02/2017 #52 Ian Weinberg
    #45 Nee Gert, hy gaan vinnig. Jy moet net a bietjie minder slaap!
    Kevin Pashuk
    10/02/2017 #51 Kevin Pashuk
    Thanks for the tour of your library Gert.

    I fully subscribe to the idea that in order to better know a person, check out their library. All of the truly interesting people I have met in life were readers, who would bring in such wonderful perspectives gleaned from their reading. I can't say I've had the same stimulating conversations with those who only use media (esp. television) to form their worldview.

    I shared some of my library in previous posts, I would hope that more Bees would follow.
    Mohammed Sultan
    10/02/2017 #50 Mohammed Sultan
    Bertrand Russell on his definition of good and bad,better and worse said"A thing is good ,if it's valued for its own sake,and not only for its effects.We take nasty medicines because we hope they will have desirable effects ,but a gouty connoisseur drinks old wine for its own sake ,in spite of possible disagreeable effects.You must do right because it's right ,and not because it's the way to get to heaven .You must save because all sensible people do,and not because you will ultimately secure an income that will enable you to enjoy life."

    Pleasure in not defined by whether to read or not ,but by our ability to differentiate between the means and ends.Thank you @Gert Scholtz for sharing a great article.
    Emilia M. Ludovino
    10/02/2017 #49 Emilia M. Ludovino
    "Books transform, mind and heart. Not each and every read. Reading sometimes changes our views, sometimes changes us. Many times we lose ourselves in what we read, only to find a different self. Books fill crevices in the heart and answers questions of the mind. We begin a read and take bits of it in and little by little build ourselves into someone else. A better self sometimes. A more informed self often." - My dear friend @Gert Scholtz this little excerpt is poetry. So beautiful that touch our hearts, without my books I surely wasn't the same person. - Thank you so much for this wonderful reading. Have a wonderful weekend!
    Ken Boddie
    10/02/2017 #48 Ken Boddie
    Read me read my books! I love it, Gert. Like you I have a large collection of books on a variety of subjects but, unlike you, my 'culling' capabilities are poor, except for the odd "How to ...." hurriedly snatched from a charity book sale which I eventually twigged that I would never read. By the way, I would be wary of sniffing books for too long, as the spine glue may 'beam you up', unbeknownst, to a whole new psychedelic world of literature. 😍
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10/02/2017 #47 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #39 That is a great way of approaching cultivation of reading. To sit with an author over a longer frame and allow their world to work on me is definitely a different kind of speed. A neither spend hours with a book nor do I spend hours in a gym. It is inspiring to hear the perspective of life-long readers and I look forward to an appreciation of cultivating a different relationship with time and the gifts that arise through engendering a love for reading books.
  13. ProducerPaul Walters

    Paul Walters

    07/02/2017
    Ascending Ever Closer To Heaven.
    Ascending Ever Closer To Heaven.It is just on 4.00 am and I have climbed to the highest point of Borobudur, a 9th-century  monument in Magalang central Java Indonesia, the world's largest Buddhist temple. Along with a few other intrepid early- risers I have braved the morning...
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    Paul Walters
    09/02/2017 #28 Paul Walters
    #25 @Asesh Datta Thanks for stopping by. Its always interesting writing a piece such as this as one "treads' a difficult path when it comes to anything religeous
    Paul Walters
    09/02/2017 #27 Paul Walters
    #25 @Ken Boddie Tis indeed an amazing place . We simply must 'hookup' one day
    Ken Boddie
    09/02/2017 #26 Ken Boddie
    I echo your sentiments, Paul, that Borobudur is an awe inspiring construction and, of course, there are so many other smaller temples in the area for those who want to explore further. I've visited Borobudur twice now and would go back again at the drop of a hat, as the surrounding area and villages are also interesting and some of the local accommodation idyllic. My fondest memory is getting up at 'sparrow's fart' and driving a few kilometres out of town before stumbling up a hillside (somewhere in the middle of nowhere) to join all the other foreign photographers who were waiting for the sun to rise over the temple and the surrounding area. Not only did I get some interesting photos of Borobudur and surrounds but I also couldn't help but snap a few off at the gaggle of photographers assembled atop this vantage point. The variety of equipment and people was astonishing.
    Asesh Datta
    09/02/2017 #25 Asesh Datta
    Paul Walters, Great travel story vividly described of a fascinating archeological monuments long lost under volcanic ashes. Your description of 'perforated stupa' intrigued me. Would like to know the reason behind those perforation. 'Nirvana' literally means "blown out", as in an oil lamp. The term "nirvana" is most commonly associated with Buddhism, and represents its ultimate state of soteriological release and liberation from rebirths in saṃsāra. Great post and thanks
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    08/02/2017 #24 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    Despite being a beach lover I would choose the temple! Amazing! Why don't they make the sanders a condition of visiting the temple? Tourists should buy their own!
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    08/02/2017 #23 Don 🐝 Kerr
    Wonders of the world.
    Don 🐝 Kerr
    08/02/2017 #22 Don 🐝 Kerr
    @Paul Walters There are so many wondrous places in our lives that most of us will never see. This makes your ability to bring them to us with such vivid description and personal expression remarkable. Thanks for this.
    Paul Walters
    08/02/2017 #21 Paul Walters
    #20 @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher Thank you
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    08/02/2017 #20 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    I read this on my phone last night. The phone does not do justice to these stunning photos!!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    08/02/2017 #18 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    @Paul Walters think you've captured a bit of the majesty with the photos. Its simply beautiful. Looking at it I can almost smell the mist. Thrilling experience for you! Thanks for sharing!
    Silvia Garcia
    07/02/2017 #17 Silvia Garcia
    I love it... the sunrise is amaizing
    Anna Magnus
    07/02/2017 #16 Anna Magnus
    Magic tale of strength vision and beauty @Paul Walters
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/02/2017 #15 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #11 With me that is the only thing it should spark. If I came to beBee to develop a personal brand, the only people who will be interested in hiring me are used-car salesmen. They just love the fresh smell of "new car" BS. [That means "Brand Strategy" of course]
    Paul Walters
    07/02/2017 #14 Paul Walters
    #13 @Gert Scholtz Thanks . much appreciated
    Gert Scholtz
    07/02/2017 #13 Gert Scholtz
    @Paul Walters A temple buried for around a thousand years and comparable to the pyramids of Giza. Two hundred men to uncover it. You open windows on a world I would otherwise never have known about. Thanks Paul for one of your best travel posts.
    Paul Walters
    07/02/2017 #12 Paul Walters
    #10 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit Thank you for the glowing comment on Linked in I'm humbled
    Paul Walters
    07/02/2017 #11 Paul Walters
    #8 @CityVP 🐝 Manjit ell glad to see that this sparked a bit of research and thought. Thank you
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    07/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    This article is also mentioned in my comment to a self-reflective piece "Center and Edge" as an example of me finding an "Edge"
    https://www.linkedin.com/pulse/center-edge-cityvp-manjit
    Pat 🐝 Bagano
    07/02/2017 #9 Pat 🐝 Bagano
    I love this one! Being Buddhist this one place has been in my bucket list for over half a decade. I wish I braved going to Borobudur instead of just getting trapped in the party cities of Southeast Asia a few years back. But yes, I will one day visit this place, and like you, @Paul Walters, take nice photos. Inspiring read!
  14. ProducerPascal Derrien

    Pascal Derrien

    03/02/2017
    Transit
    TransitThe phone box has a touch of red rust on its top, it’s not overly surprising when you think about how battered by the elements this place must be. The weather is not always clement in the parish church of Our Lady of Croaz Batz. Not much sheltering...
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    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #34 Pascal Derrien
    #33 lack of choice or option indeed, there is a small Hugenot cemetery in the middle of Dublin with many French names for people who did not have one :-( Great film Brooklyn :-) thanks for dropping by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #33 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I found that through modern media and technologies there are days when I forget that I live in Canada, but yes, it was a different story when life was not globally connected for urban dwellers. It all comes down to our individual personhood how we handle transition, especially cultural transition.

    I think you will enjoy the movie Brooklyn about an Irish girl who emigrates to Brooklyn
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=moXpUBRw5l4

    All of this of course as an ironic backdrop where populism is the chief thing marketed and globally we are having an amnesia that human beings have always migrating since our consciousness became human and the cave and club was not our condition. That is why I am speaking on top of the green hills of hope that life in the years ahead is no longer a marketed life but a human one.

    Coming to Ireland under circumstances of love are different from circumstances of persecution, so I was interested in reading the story of French protestants who emigrated to Ireland in the 1600's https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FxLSbAo4ztE
    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #32 Pascal Derrien
    #31 many thanks @debasish majumder comment much appreciated as always :-)
    debasish majumder
    05/02/2017 #31 debasish majumder
    lovely way of expressing your concern! enjoyed read. thank you for the share @Pascal Derrien.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/02/2017 #30 Sara Jacobovici
    It's always an experience reading your stories @Pascal Derrien; a good and interesting one. Thanks.
    Pascal Derrien
    05/02/2017 #29 Pascal Derrien
    #28 oh thank you @Sara Jacobovici it is pretty hard to follow Deb :-) you know that
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/02/2017 #28 Sara Jacobovici
    #1 #2 After I smile while I was reading your comment @Deb 🐝 Helfrich that you quoted the line that stood out for me, I read @Pascal Derrien's response and have to quote that: "...it just came like that delivered in a confused package of words hugging one another, i just picked them they were waiting ...." Love it when the post keeps going on, spilling over into the comments and responses.
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    04/02/2017 #27 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    #26 Yeah, I just want to take the Ferry. It goes from Plym. Or maybe Santander.
    Pascal Derrien
    04/02/2017 #26 Pascal Derrien
    #25 thanks @Sandra 🐝 Smith , nice little city but you can skip the harbour :-)
    Sandra 🐝 Smith
    04/02/2017 #25 Sandra 🐝 Smith
    Great. Now you've inspired me to go to Roscoff. Damn you, Pascal! ;-)
    Pascal Derrien
    04/02/2017 #24 Pascal Derrien
    #23 oh thank you @Donna-Luisa Eversley interestingly enough the length of the trip gives you a sense of the distance accomplished and a more real and tangible feel about the purpose of the crossing. not sure how it would have been if I had taken the plane and the undertaken the two hours journey :-),
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #23 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Wow @Pascal Derrien, you sure write beautifully.. I cannot imagine 20+ hours on a ship, boat of any sort. Loved your trip to home. 😊😀
    Pascal Derrien
    04/02/2017 #22 Pascal Derrien
    many thanks @Pamela 🐝 Williams for sharing your early morning strolls to the sea those are precious time windows :-)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    04/02/2017 #21 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I know that feeling Pascal; "I am on my way home". I feel it every time I head towards the ocean. Occasionally I get the overwhelming need to see the vastness of the ocean, to hear the waves lapping on the shore, so I throw some necessities into the car and off I go. The last time I woke up and was on the road by 4 AM. By 8:30 I was sitting on the sand with a pastry and a cuppa coffee...never is there such a time of contentment and 'being home'. It makes me both happy and sad just thinking about it. Thank you for letting us share your journey home. May everyone know that feeling of going home!
    Pascal Derrien
    04/02/2017 #20 Pascal Derrien
    #19 thanks @Ali Anani I actually had the butterfly effect in mind or at least laying somewhere in the background when I put this together. Glad the post spoke to you so eloquently but these are just a few words put together :-)
    Ali Anani
    04/02/2017 #19 Ali Anani
    Your experience moved and motivated me @Pascal Derrien. You changed me and I am truly grateful to you. For me this is a very timely reading as I plan to write my next buzz on the effect of he butterfly effect on humans. Thank you
    Pascal Derrien
    04/02/2017 #18 Pascal Derrien
    #15 thanks @Lisa 🐝 Gallagher who knows if we don't try :-)
    Pascal Derrien
    04/02/2017 #17 Pascal Derrien
    #16 thanks @Praveen Raj Gullepalli roughly 225 million of us live and work in country different from their country of birth :- Rock on :-)
    Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    04/02/2017 #16 Praveen Raj Gullepalli
    For the nomad the world is home...great glimpses and capsules of experience etched in memory...and a great song to sum it up dear Pascal! Thanks for sharing.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    04/02/2017 #15 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    You captured me again with your journey. Who knows what lays in wait?
  15. Laurent Boscherini
    Jain - Makeba (Official Music Video)
    Jain - Makeba (Official Music Video) Réalisation : Greg et Lio Production : ART BRIDGE - Quad group --- From "Zanaka", album available : http://smarturl.it/JainZanakaDeluxe --- Subscribe to...
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    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    06/02/2017 #3 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Love this!
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #2 Dean Owen
    Very cool video.
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    Jain is a very interesting woman with a global background who has on first hearing has produced an interesting sound, indeed and that is born out in this Fader piece which says

    QUOTE: "Even the title of her forthcoming album, Zanaka, is a Malagasy word used to describe a child who has not yet reached adolescence; Jain is fully aware that she has a lot of learning and growing up to do yet." END QUOTE

    Jain Is A Third Culture Kid Ready To Make Her Mark by Ben Roazen
    http://www.thefader.com/2015/11/04/jain-makeba-interview
  16. CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    I dedicate this buzz to Dr. Ali Anani and the shared journey of personal growth, which I know Sara Jacobovici would join me in whole hearted support, both of us have been enriched by his presence both at LinkedIn and here at beBee. re: @Ali Anani @Sara Jacobovici

    In the early days before Ali Anani and Sara Jacobovici got to know me at LinkedIn, I engaged in a way of writing that is absolutely not what anyone should do if they are more invested in maintaining a personal brand, which was streams of consciousness. I would write furiously and without inhibition, inspired by the way one writer wrote his work. His name was Jack Kerouac.

    As I now look further into stream of consciousness writing, what seemed so natural to let forth at LinkedIn and before in other networks, streams of consciousness apparently has a far greater and interesting background than I had ever realized - because I did not study "streams of consciousness" I merely did it. When I go back now and read these streams I must admit that sometimes even I don't understand what poured forth but I know that it came from my consciousness, and thus it had far greater metacognitive value i.e. [the act of thinking about my thinking].

    Now I am in a position to study it, it makes for fascinating reading :
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    10 Writers Who Use Stream of Consciousness Better than Anybody Else
    qwiklit.com By May Huang A narrative technique that has perplexed and fascinated readers for centuries, the stream of consciousness technique has been used by many writers to trace the seamless (and oft...
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #3 Dear Pamela [ @Pamela 🐝 Williams ] the chief reason I dedicate this to @Ali Anani is that when I was pouring out comments that were as much a page or page-half in length at LinkedIn, he was always appreciative, because he could see that there was a thinker behind those screeds. Ultimately as a writing style, it is a different type of excellence that can move it from brainfart to braincraft. Let things flow but be conscious that you have let things flow. I received greater criticism when I wrote a one-line blog called One under the name "Mark Zorro"

    The One Blog "Mark Twain wasn't Mark Twain - Mark Zorro isn't Mark Zorro" [2003]
    http://bit.ly/2km1wyU
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/02/2017 #9 Sara Jacobovici
    #8 Exactly @Pamela 🐝 Williams! Encouraging to read your comment.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    05/02/2017 #8 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    #5 Sara, I think I've mentioned before my nephew who deals with adult onset schitzophrenia. He at times goes into these long speeches that at the time make no sense. After time my sister will realize it did have meaning. Like you say; it's their own language and like any language its up to us to learn and communicate in their language, to break down the language barriers that separate us.
    Ali Anani
    05/02/2017 #7 Ali Anani
    #5 What an authentic way to deal with mental disorder @Sara Jacobovici. Your novel approach is fantastic as much as it is human.
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/02/2017 #6 Sara Jacobovici
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit writes about, "...the act of thinking about my thinking..."
    Sara Jacobovici
    05/02/2017 #5 Sara Jacobovici
    Couldn't be more honoured to be part of this Triad; @Ali Anani, yourself, @CityVP 🐝 Manjit and myself. Your post and share are true gifts to the readers and learners.

    In my clinical work, you often see individuals with severe mental health challenges writing or talking incessantly; literally streams and streams of consciousness. The majority of mental health professionals would identify this as a symptom of thought disorders. I have always experienced this as an expression of their thoughts, a language I needed to learn, to understand. Once I read it and heard it, as their expression and communication of their consciousness, their experiences, it all made sense! In the hands of writers, this is a technique. In the hands of those who are suffering, this is a lifeline.
    Ali Anani
    05/02/2017 #4 Ali Anani
    #3 You do the same to me dear @Pamela 🐝 Williams and I am very contented to have met with you here on beBee.
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    05/02/2017 #3 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    I didnt know this wrriting style had a name but it is how I write and I think why my words sometimes raise a lot of questions. I can also see why you dedicated this to Ali. He does have the gift of letting thoughts flow and is able to share in words that inspire our own musings. Great share Manjit
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    #1 When it comes to studying, it is important to differentiate that we don't study it in the moment but we must study or at least appreciate it afterwards - that is why I put a huge stress mark on developing the skills of metacognition.

    Otherwise stream of consciousness becomes an exercise in lazy thinking, temporal novelty or just downright mediocrity. The laziness that it affords (where laziness is intelligent) is to free the tyranny of control, but the mining of it, that is when the work begins - especially if the origin is not from a well-spring of experience.

    The great writers had already absorbed (one can also say stolen in a good way) a great body and variety of experiences and then they have so much that laying it out as a stream of consciousness is what the 10 writers link is about - so what they pour forth in gusto already has a source which is rich in depth. Here I do put the emphasis on "great writers" for at that level streams of consciousness is equal to their wonderous talent.
    Ali Anani
    05/02/2017 #1 Ali Anani
    I am extremely privileged to have this lovely buzz dedicated to me. I find the experience of partnering with you and dear @Sara Jacobovici extremely rich.
    I find that writing with the flow of positive energy and attitude lead a writer to write and keep his flow. We don't need to study this as it becomes a natural flow.
    I take this opportunity to thank you for who you are Manjit. I learnt from you and the proof is in record. Only earlier today I published a buzz that was inspired by a buzz of you and dear @🐝 Fatima Williams.
    I am honored to be associated with great humans like you all are.. Shared
  17. Daniel Francisco Junior
    FRASE LINDA! Daniel Francisco Junior
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    [ Daniel Eu não falo portugeues. Obrigado por apresentar Cora Carolina ]

    First of all I am going to say why this quote/phrase is so great. It deals with uncertainty. More quotes from Cora Carolina are here http://kdfrases.com/frase/122590 View more
    [ Daniel Eu não falo portugeues. Obrigado por apresentar Cora Carolina ]

    First of all I am going to say why this quote/phrase is so great. It deals with uncertainty. More quotes from Cora Carolina are here http://kdfrases.com/frase/122590

    The translation of the uncertainty quote is

    QUOTE: [ "Even when everything seems to collapse, it is up to me to decide between laughing or crying, going or staying, giving up or fighting; Because I discovered, in the uncertain path of life, that the most important thing is to decide. " ] END QUOTE by Cora Carolina

    No matter what language we speak, the language we share that is the universal language of our humanity - humanity means the same thing in every language, the experiences Cora Carolina are not Brazilian, they are the experiences of every human being.

    What is important is that which means the same in every language even if I translate this paragraph into Portuguese, so long as we are focused in looking for the humanity in each others words :
    [through Google Translate]
    " Não importa que língua falamos, a linguagem que compartilhamos é a linguagem universal de nossa humanidade - a humanidade significa a mesma coisa em todas as línguas, as experiências Cora Carolina não são brasileiras, são experiências de todo ser humano.". Close
  18. ProducerDean Owen

    Dean Owen

    04/02/2017
    Hanabi
    HanabiIt’s nice to see quite a few Japanese words make their way to the English language. For foodies, the trendy word these days is Umami, a fifth taste set “discovered” by the Japanese in the early 20th Century. The devastating 2004 Indian Ocean...
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    Ken Boddie
    18/02/2017 #29 Ken Boddie
    #28 Damn! Will miss it again
    Dean Owen
    18/02/2017 #28 Dean Owen
    #1 Well the cherry blossom season decided to make an early appearance this year:
    http://www.cntraveler.com/story/cherry-blossom-season-in-kawazu-japan-photos
    Wayne Yoshida
    10/02/2017 #27 Wayne Yoshida
    #26 Dean - LOL. My fault/my typo. Yes, I meant to say graveyard shift custodian. Although -- there is a graveyard in front of the Haunted Mansion. And - great idea for a live video, the fumbling and running away could be funny.
    Dean Owen
    09/02/2017 #26 Dean Owen
    #25 I had to google graveyard custodian. I thought it either meant graveyard shift, or perhaps Disneyland had an actual onsite graveyard for some reason. I have fond memories of taking girls to Tokyo Disneyland or Disneysea after work to see the fireworks. Would have loved to have worked there in my youth instead of the load of restaurant and supermarket gigs I did. Now all there is to do is to wait in anticipation for you to do a Live Buzz and recreate some of those pyrotechnical experiments!
    Wayne Yoshida
    09/02/2017 #25 Wayne Yoshida
    Thanks @Dean Owen. I am amazed by the 420 kg shell. Google mass translator says that is 925.942 pounds. Yikes.

    I have two fond fireworks memories: (1) When a few of us in high school chemistry got to be "lab assistants" and had access to the stockroom. We did a lot of fun authorized and non-authorized pyrotechnical experiments. And (2) When I worked at Disneyland as a graveyard custodian, and we had access to plenty of "non guest" areas of the park - including the fireworks launch pad. Although the area was off-limits to us, one employee parking lot was a safe zone and so close we could see all the wires and stuff . . . and had an excellent and private view.

    Although the giant shell in the video is impressive, D/L did a fireworks show every night in the summertime.
    Dean Owen
    07/02/2017 #24 Dean Owen
    #22 I very almost moved to Australia back in the 80's. Even packed my bags. But a change in circumstances caused an about face at the last minute. What you describe Ken-san sounds very enticing, but it also sounds very much like my hometown of London, which has, in my lifetime, become probably the most diverse city on Earth.
    Dean Owen
    07/02/2017 #23 Dean Owen
    #21 I love the story of "Uncle" Prakesh. I assume you are using the word "Uncle" as we do so often in S.E.Asia, not to describe a relative, but to describe an elderly man who we are very fond of. If there is one country that I would recommend everyone visit, it has to be Japan. It is so unique, colourful, creative, futuristic, yet firmly planted in tradition. And the people are just so polite and well mannered.
    Ken Boddie
    06/02/2017 #22 Ken Boddie
    #15 I sometimes wonder if English is the main language here in Oz, Dean-san. In a taxi here in Brissie you're likely to hear Punjabi or have a coffee in West End and you're in old man Greek land. Italian is the tongue in Lygon St in Melbourne and you have a good chance of hearing Afrikaans or Chinese Indonesian in Perth. As for Sydney CBD, throw the dice and whatever comes up, it's unlikely to be English. And then there's the slowly dying Strine. No wonder so many Aussies can't spell and have poor English grammar. The teachers are all from somewhere else. 😂
    🐝 Fatima Williams
    06/02/2017 #21 🐝 Fatima Williams
    Such a beautiful display of firework ! So fascinating and magical. I love the culture there and I guess I can survive if I ever come to live there considering my love for trying anything new these days :) Hanabi is a must watch life time experience.

    Fireworks in India are absolutely spectacular but I have nothing of this magnitude anywhere. As a child I lived next door to an uncle named Prakash who used to put up a firework shop only during Diwali for sale . Since we never celebrated Diwali , he would call us to watch and light a few when he was lighting them up for his son and daughter.

    Apart from the one's that light up in the sky, the flower-pots and chase-me-Charley's I dislike the noisy dangerous ones.
    I've not had the chance to see Dubai's new year fireworks for the last 2 years as I go on Holidays during that time. But during EID and New year's the firework is said to be fascinating in UAE.

    I will do a live buzz for the next upcoming fireworks display. There's a lot I'd like you guys to see here :)

    Thanks @Dean Owen Chan I enjoyed this buzz and my bucket-list is getting heavier :) :)
    Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    06/02/2017 #20 Paul "Pablo" Croubalian
    #15 Come on down!!
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #19 Dean Owen
    #14 Fireworks in themselves are a bit ironic. But I have always thought to live my life like a firework if that makes sense.
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #18 Dean Owen
    #12 Thanks for the wonderful comment @Devesh Bhatt. As you may know, the Chinese govt has really clamped down on the prolific use of fireworks in light of the 2009 fire that destroyed the Beijing TV Cultural Center in addition to a drive to clean up pollution. But that really hasn't stopped it much. I can still hear fireworks as I type. (It is the last weekend of the Chinese NY). Fire fountains are popular in Japan at every festival. They are called Niagara. And I have seen a burning phoenix before, usually a metal frame bird adorned with sparklers, drawn across the sky on a pulley. These ones are kites in Korea -
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=he1w3T7c2oU
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #17 Dean Owen
    #11 And the cherry blossoms! A gift from the Japanese back in 1912.
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #16 Dean Owen
    #10 It seems fireworks are broadly used around the World to celebrate Independence from those pesky British of whom I am one!
    Dean Owen
    06/02/2017 #15 Dean Owen
    #9 I've been scouting a new country to lay my hat and recently someone suggested Canada. Apart from the cold winters it all sounds enticing, but I do have a preference for countries where English is not the main language. Quebec perhaps?
    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    05/02/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    For nearly three decades of my life it was all about Nov 5th.

    Today I love the 21st Century retelling of the Guy Fawkes story in V for Vendetta https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lSA7mAHolAw

    As for fireworks where I live now, they have a climate change initiative where we shut our power for 1 hour and then later on the year the city engages a huge firework display, I find that constantly ironic considering what is said here : https://www.theguardian.com/environment/2015/nov/15/fireworks-bonfire-night-diwali-pollution
    Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    05/02/2017 #13 Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman
    I love learning about other cultures and thank you for sharing, Dean. What a spectacular display of fireworks you have shared and I 've always been curious about how some of them explode into what appears to be delicate layers of colors and lights. I watch fireworks on the Fourth of July and New Years Eve.
    Devesh Bhatt
    05/02/2017 #12 Devesh Bhatt
    Your wonderful buzz has really got me curious about fireworks .

    Bits and pieces come to mind regarding India. Kautilya/Chanakya had mentioned Agnichurna (recipe unknown) for smoke and fire based clay balls.

    One of Ashoka's pillar edicts has a Govt inscription banning the commercial sale of potassium nitrate and sulphur. Made me wonder if there were Chinese people who visited India before Fa-hien and probably shared this knowledge.

    Recently there was a case in the Supreme Court of India stating , ban fireworks as they are a modern inclusion into Diwali, not part our Culture. A reference by the defence lawyer was made to Chinese firework exports to India in the 16th Century where Adil Shah had a display of fire fountains at the Yamuna River bank and a Purple Flame Bird, whatever that is.
    We do get fire fountains today, but no Purple Flame Bird, I wonder what it is :)
    Pamela 🐝 Williams
    05/02/2017 #11 Pamela 🐝 Williams
    My best firework memory was visiting a friend in Washington. We had a picnic lunch on the lawn of the Pentagon where her husband worked and watch the National firework show over the Potomac River. It was a rather emotional experience being in our nations capital. Now I can't even imagine wanting to be in Washington for anything but a protest march. Sad :-(
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    04/02/2017 #10 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    In Trinidad we have big fireworks displays for our Independence Day celebrations, and for New Years. I love Tiramisu😊 thanks for sharing these Japanese words and the ones that are not. The cultural experiences you share are amazing @Dean Owen View more
    In Trinidad we have big fireworks displays for our Independence Day celebrations, and for New Years. I love Tiramisu😊 thanks for sharing these Japanese words and the ones that are not. The cultural experiences you share are amazing @Dean Owen..thanks a lot 😀🌼🌹🌸 Close
  19. Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    8 surprising uses for hemp that could make the world a greener place -
    Hemp isn’t just for hackin’ the sack at Phish shows or making rope. This amazing plant, a non-psychoactive variety of cannabis grown specifically for industrial purposes, has a vast number of applications for a greener planet. Cultivated hemp grows quickly in a wide variety of climates and does not degrade the soil in which it is grown.
    http://inhabitat.com/8-surprising-uses-for-hemp-that-could-make-the-world-a-greener-place/
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    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #8 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt - the many uses of hemp and the fact that it grows v. quickly and has a minimal effect on the environment make it a miracle plant. Hopefully the restrictions will be relaxed soon.
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    01/02/2017 #7 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    #5 Yes, @Claire 🐝 Cardwell, it is ironic that in the U.S. farmers in the mid-west were encouraged to grow hemp to help with the war effort during WWII. (rope, cloth, cordage, etc.). The U.S. Dept. of agriculture even put out a film titled "Hemp for Victory". That is why in states such as Nebraska, Kansas and Oklahoma, it has become naturalized and grows on its own accord. Competing industries such as cotton (clothing), timber and oil (oil from hemp is a great lubricant) demonized it to put it out of business and make it illegal.
    Ali Anani
    01/02/2017 #6 Ali Anani
    Hemp is paying the price because of its cannabis cousin, marijuana.This is a sad story as in life we also tend to make some innocent people the price for being relatives of some bad behaving relatives.
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #5 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    @Chas ✌️ Wyatt It's incredible how many uses that Hemp has, you can make plastic, houses, electrical wires, bio fuel and even an aeroplane has been built! I can only imagine that it's been banned because of the competition with big business and the fact that it belongs to the Cannabis family. I read once that you would have to smoke nearly a ton of hemp in ten minutes to feel a very slight effect....
    Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    01/02/2017 #4 Claire 🐝 Cardwell
    #3 Thanks for the share @Max🐝 J. Carter!
    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    01/02/2017 #3 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @Claire 🐝 Cardwell, thank you. There is a company in Canada which produces fiberboard from hemp that is more durable than fiberboard that is produced from woodchips. Also, I seen a hundred-year-old bible that was printed on paper made from hemp pulp and the pages were still white, unlike paper made from wood pulp which yellows and deteriorates after a short period of time.
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #2 Devesh Bhatt
    Based on limited scientific study , but new data may still emerge
    Devesh Bhatt
    01/02/2017 #1 Devesh Bhatt
    Does not degrade soil and does not mutate with waste water irrigation or transfer I'll effects to biodiversity
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    27/01/2017
    Nixe

    Acryl auf Leinwand,
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    29/01/2017 #4 Aurorasa Sima
    #3 Ohhh, hahaha. Wegen der Details war ich unsicher ob Du Deine eigene Arbeit beschreibst. Klasse, ich bin ein Fan.
    Rudolf Rox
    28/01/2017 #3 Rudolf Rox
    #1 , der Künstler heißt Rudolf Rox ;)
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/01/2017 #2 Aurorasa Sima
    Was ich nicht oft gesehen habe (bin allerdings auch kein Kunstexperte...), ist, dass das linke und rechte Auge eine unterschiedliche Ausstrahlung haben - wie im echten Leben.
    Aurorasa Sima
    28/01/2017 #1 Aurorasa Sima
    Schön. Wie heißt der Künstler?
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    Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    30/01/2017 #1 Chas ✌️ Wyatt
    @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, thank you for sharing.
  22. Henri Galvão

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    27/01/2017
    some instigating thoughts on how streaming is changing the way artists relate to music creation
    Henri Galvão
    How Streaming Is Changing The Sound Of Pop Music
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    Henri Galvão

    27/01/2017
    damn fine song from Brazilian singer Paulinho Moska
    Paulinho Moska - Impaciente Demais (Audio Oficial)
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    27/01/2017
    Rone "the artist who loved women"
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    CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    27/01/2017 #3 CityVP 🐝 Manjit
    That was a sumptuous introduction of an Artist that would never have entered my consciousness otherwise - and another hat-tip to the diversity emerging in Australia - because the identity of any nation is not the fools that live there, but the human beings who emerged out of that country with a touch of brilliance, or bravado or beautiful spirit. I will ponder on Tyrone Wright “Rone” for than just a share - fantastic work on his part.
  25. ProducerDavid B. Grinberg
    3 Keys to Master Media Relations in Digital Age
    3 Keys to Master Media Relations in Digital AgeIn nightmares, CEOs and senior executives cringe about the companies they lead being devoured by the so-called Media Beast. These bad dreams are punctuated by banner headlines and viral stories exemplifying program or policy deficiencies, which...
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    26/01/2017 #15 David B. Grinberg
    I appreciate your kind comments and positive social media engagement, gentlemen. THANK YOU! @Jan 🐝 Barbosa @Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador @debasish majumder
    Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    26/01/2017 #14 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador
    COOL, great info !! regards, Bill Stankiewicz
    Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    24/01/2017 #13 Jan 🐝 Barbosa
    Social media, PR & Media relations.. Love this
    debasish majumder
    18/01/2017 #12 debasish majumder
    lovely insight @David B. Grinberg! yes, credibility, trust are the principal key to achieve success. enjoyed read. thank you for the share.
    David B. Grinberg
    11/01/2017 #11 David B. Grinberg
    #10 Thanks so much, Lisa, your kind words and gracious support mean a lot me. I really appreciate YOU and all you do.
    Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    11/01/2017 #10 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher
    Alot of great points you touched on in this buzz @David B. Grinberg, worth sharing again!
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    21/06/2016 #8 David B. Grinberg
    #7 Thank YOU, as always, @Donna-Luisa Eversley for your kind words and positive social media engagement. I really like your new blog posts as well!
    Donna-Luisa Eversley
    21/06/2016 #7 Donna-Luisa Eversley
    Excellent article and great points highlighted. This post is virtually littered (in a good way) with observations, advice and solutions to build and create great relationships with the media at large.
    "Truth and accuracy in reporting may take a back seat to grievous gossip and sordid sensationalism to attract a bigger audience and increase ad revenue." This statement is at the crux of many public relations nightmares. Increasing revenue by sharing inaccurate information which the public eagerly feed on can be a blessing for the tabloids and a curse for the business / company. Even with lawsuits and other remedies the digital reach can cause much more damage in a few seconds than a few years of legal resolution can repay. Every company should invest in a media relations person or team.. sadly many think they do not need it. Expertise in digital and social media relations can be a valuable asset towards building your company's brand. Thanks @David B. Grinberg quite stimulating! :-)
    David B. Grinberg
    20/04/2016 #6 David B. Grinberg
    Many thanks for the comments William, Mark, @Phil Friedman and @Qamar Ali Khan, which are most appreciated!
    William VanDorin
    17/04/2016 #5 William VanDorin
    First step, make cameras that do not look like guns!
    Mark Blevins
    16/04/2016 #4 Mark Blevins
    I'm glad I'm not a celebrity. I'd end up punching a camera man like Mike Tyson did. Sure he went to jail for a while, but you don't hear anything about his personal life anymore
    Phil Friedman
    16/04/2016 #2 Phil Friedman
    Top rate very solid piece. Clearly from a pro, at least from my admittedly limited POV. By the way, does the middle initial in your name give us any indication of your affinity for a social media platform?
    Qamar Ali Khan
    16/04/2016 #1 Qamar Ali Khan
    This is a wonderful insight @David B. Grinberg! Your observations and analysis are absolutely spot on. Being close, sincere, and truthful with media people can do magics for an organization.

    Unfortunately, as you indicated, the main media is occupied by some big tycoons. These people are ruthless. They never care about any human factor when presenting a story. They can make someone overnight and sink the other one in hours. The problem actually starts there. So, many reporters and journalists, I'm not talking about all, have become a sort of blackmailers. Within all these highly adverse environment for positive organizations, your analysis and those excellent tips are the best solution to forge good relations with media. Thank you very much for such a brilliant buzz :-)
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