Comments09/01/2017 #5 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFinal step for me was figuring out what these Kleist Awards are, which Wikipedia now makes easy :
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kleist_Prize View moreFinal step for me was figuring out what these Kleist Awards are, which Wikipedia now makes easy :
Turns out that Daniel Kehlman won this award in 2006 and it was Kehlman on whose recommendations that Max Goldt received his recognition.
The list also is interesting because now it exposes me to a bunch of German literary folk that I would never otherwise been exposed to. Whether I follow up on any of those maybe the chance trigger or happenstance that I get superfocused on it.
I also don't know what happened to Matthias Ernst the person behind this pseudonym. It was Henri Galvão who introduced me to the idea of hetronym developed by Fernando Pessoa https://www.poetrysociety.org/psa/poetry/crossroads/tributes/fernando_pessoa_his_heteronyms/ and so I would be interested to know what inspired Matthias to create "Max Goldt" - and if he says "Max Headroom" only then will I move on and close this file :-) Close08/01/2017 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe good news about procrastination is that it sounds good in any language, so I know that it does me no good to listen to this video but I am also attracted by the combination of a smart mind and wit - and intuition is another thing that speaks universally without knowing any German.
So my first port of call was find myself a translator that I deemed worthy at least in look and feel - so wallah! I discovered a blog by Andrew Hammel called:
German Joys Blog
Only shame is that this is brief dip into this wonderfully named pseudonym mind and forms just the tip of his other German Joys http://andrewhammel.typepad.com/german_joys/archives.html
It seems that this is a man that Germans seem to absolutely admire but German bloggers only translate when he won this thing called the Kleist award - but some explanation came my way with a Guardian article by Daniel Kehlmann who says:
German writers have been taught to hide their humour"
In this Kehlman talks about a book which is treated seriously in the German education system but which Kehlman wrote as a parody of that same education system, as he lets us know the vagaries of "German High Culture" in who it accepts. It took seconds for me to be intrigued whereas it clearly takes decades for such recognition in Germany or at least that much is immediately transparent as I began studying this just now.08/01/2017 #3 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador#2 RE: JJJaaaaaaa, Hallo Aurorasa Sima: Ich kenne mehrere Sprachen, aber bitte niemandem erzählen. Ich mag unter dem Radar sein u. Genießen, Leute mit meiner gebürtigen Launguage Englisch zu helfen. Halten Sie sich die hervorragende Arbeit, die Sie mit Ihren Beiträgen, Sie sind eine sehr süße Person mit einem großen Herzen. Ich genieße Ihre Beiträge & wie Sie interagieren mit all der Biene hier auf beBee.com. Beste Grüße mein Freund von Bill Stankiewicz, www.savannahsupplychain.com08/01/2017 #1 Bill Stankiewicz, 🐝 Brand Ambassador@Aurorasa Sima, Wir müssen mehr unglaubliche Wortjongleure auf beBee.com mit mehr positiven Nachrichten u. Wirklichen Weltgeschichten der Hilfe und der Unterstützung sehen, ich genieße, Menschen auf beBee zu helfen und so viele große Texte zu lesen, best regards, Bill Stankiewicz
- 07/01/2017A rather long video, but so interesting I was hooked. I'm with the Japanese scientist; I don't believe these structures are a natural phenomenon. There is a Spanish version and I've shared the link below, if anyone is interested.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PdXgx9phkrU&t=247sJapan's Mystery Pyramids Full Documentary Amazing look at some mysterious pyramids located at the bottom of the sea off the coast of Yonaguni Island,...
- Producer06/01/2017It's Time To Blow Up The PartitionsYou throw stones out of the window to see if they are resonatingWould it not be weird if the world you are living in was doing more than just echoing?Still resounding the distance between one and the nearest human beingSome of you embark on a...
Comments07/01/2017 #14 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBut the revolution is expanding
The new renaissance is amplifying
For sure for the poetic in this - me luv this bro - but no matter what the resistance is, it is only the pangs of our brain when we are not transforming the energy of resistance into an energy we can personally magnify - those dojo Aikido types speak loud here, to use the energy of the others attack to increase the energy of your renaissance. Renaissance is evolution not revolution.
The partitions help our mind if we consider our mind as a palace but the act of blowing up the partition should be our individual rebellion, but so often it becomes that which is revolution - and that is time immemorial - rebellion is such an individual act that revolution makes social - that we end up fighting for stuff we believe in, rather than loving the stuff we believe out. Fuck revolution, welcome the rebel within - blow up our inner partitions so they keep changing and we keep living and growing, growing and that word you used, be "motion".
"People say you should let it go but all I can think of is that I should say no"
"I don’t care what people say, no more viewpoints, no more attitudes, no more beliefs it’s time to get some motion in your actions"
Who wants to be another poster child of another revolution, revolution is only a blood bank when rebellion is an evolution? We don't need another revolutionary act, for actors are plentiful - well branded, selling themselves as "human beings".
If it sounds like rebellion, cooks like rebellion then from one rebel to another - do your thing Pascal Derrien, keep doing your thing !06/01/2017 #1 Devesh BhattLiked the words from your head.
Some words from my head rooted in yours
The world already knows,
Man fears all, but echoes,
Resisting company & isolation,
Just a small window without frustration.
But then we chuck out stones to suspect,
And question our natural connect.
That's how we define principle pitching,
A root cause for incurable itching.
The shores assumed are just next to a puddle,
Heartbeats scare us into a huddle
People are echoes of empty vibrations,
If we are desperate, we are hollow invitations.
To all the bullshit of self doubt
Few wake up before they are hand to mouth.
- Producer07/01/2017Lyon Brave UnpluggedThere has been a steady flow of talent migrating to beBee over the last couple of years, but in the last week or so, I was just blown away by the posts on one certain individual who is not only a talented writer taking on extremely relevant...
Comments08/01/2017 #42 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#29 @Lyon Brave let me introduce you to @Susan Botello here on beBee her profile states: " I founded the International Mobile Film Festival in San Diego where all films are shot with mobile phones. " Equipment is so last millennium...
On LI, I am a 2nd degree connection of the VP of original content on Netflix.
Movies are evolving tremendously.
If I failed at one thing in my life, it was focusing on that one dream from an early age because I wanted to do so many things. The thing is, the way the system works, once you have one major success and you can do anything. But try to do everything and it becomes hard to gain the right sort of traction.
You've got so much talent. If you focus on the work, the process, whichever bit you can't stop doing, then focus on asking for help to bring that out in the world, you will have the success you deserve.08/01/2017 #41 Mohammed Sultan@Layon is plugged with his revolutionary technique of splattering his hair on the air and his paint on canvas to achieve the subconscious interpretation of his inner vision to reality .I wonder if @Ali Anani PhD can tell us on his new hive of senses whether there's some organisations with splattered strategies or not?Thank you @Dean Owen and my warm welcome to Layon.08/01/2017 #40 Sara JacoboviciWelcome @Lyon Brave! A pleasure meeting you. @Dean Owen does produce great interviews that highlight the individuality of the person being interviewed but I think you can tell by the comments that your interview produced a unique response. I believe it's a result of the energy that comes from your expressions. Whether in the dialogue, your buzzes, your artwork or your music, I can say that your energy is palpable. Things seem different on beBee after reading your interview. I wish you ALL the success in whatever you choose to pursue!!08/01/2017 #36 Mamen 🐝 DelgadoWoww @Lyon Brave, your paintings have blown my consciousness up while listening to your music...
Such an interesting being behind this black&white picture and this cinematographic name. When you said you would like to get involved with movies, I thought the best way is interpreting yourself. Your story is an impressive script.
Pity I'm not a cinema producer or director, for sure I would make your dream come true... ✨
Any film director in the room??08/01/2017 #35 Dean OwenHey Lyon, I'm definitely not an expert, but my first wife owned a gallery in Tokyo, my second graduate from Lasalle College of Arts. Not quite as easy as painting a red canvas, Mark Rothko already did that. In Japan it is very much to do with relationships. Asian art colleges are churning out tens of thousands of art graduates a year and they all want to make a living off it, so most end up going a different route, graphics design, illustrator etc. Most don't have a story. You do! Black, lesbian, and I'd like to add activist. You also have a brand, your hair. Yes, Japan has opportunities, but as you know, the Japanese manga culture has resulted in a huge amount of talent. You've got the story. If you'd done some jail time even better. You've got a brand. The last thing you'd need is relationships, and I might be able to help you there.08/01/2017 #33 Lyon Brave#31 @Dean Owen How do you know about marketing art. The thing with art is i don't think getting an exhibition is hard. You could literally paint a blank red canvas and call it art. I think selling your art is hard.The area i was in had like one art gallery. Being in a gallery didn't seem like a good route for making money. A lot of people say i would do really wall in the Japan scene. I definitely want to visit there, so if you are serious about marketing my work i will reach-out when i get back.08/01/2017 #31 Dean Owen#30 Thanks Lisa, she is pretty amazing. I personally think it is her art that has a major chance of getting noticed. I hope she can dedicate some time to doing a series of 20 or so paintings on a single theme, all the same size. I'd love to be able to try and get her an exhibition.08/01/2017 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#5 Thank You for tagging me @Dean Owen! @Lyon Brave, you are one incredible woman! You artwork and music- wow... what a gift you have. It's really nice to get to know you more thanks to this interview, excellent job, both of you! I love your raw candor Lyon. I'm so glad that you didn't let the very hard times growing up stop you from finding out who you really are and by that I mean, the entire package... your race, your sexuality, your gifts, art & music and helping those who are in need. I literally spit my wine out when I read Trump's name in one sentence then small penises in another, I couldn't stop laughing! Yes, I drink wine on the weekends ;-) I was going to say, 'spit my water out' but you were so honest, how could I lie? Your music rocks, I don't doubt for a moment you won't be picked up by a good producer and/or label. You said, "I hear to make great art, you have to suffer, so the universe is just getting me ready for my kick ass rags to riches story…" Your damn right the universe is!08/01/2017 #29 Lyon Brave#13 @Deb 🐝 Helfrich I have been thinking about your question all day about what do i really want and state it clearly. I really want to get involved with movies. I used to consume movies like junk food. I knew everything about actors. I was obsessed with the narratives, but then movies got really boring and predictable. i just stopped caring and didn't pursue it at all. Uniqueness and personal narratives might be a little off putting in music, but this kind of stuff is what makes movies awesome. It combines all my skills to make a movie, writing, drawing, music. I have a really big commitment this year that comes before artistic endeavors, but i can safely say this is the year I will buy professional camera equipment and that is a BIG START. Can't build a house without the tools. I would definitely need a lot of help to make a movie. i would have to start networking like crazy, which i must admit has never been my strong suit. @Ken Boddie that Bee Cool T-shirt totally sounds right up my ally. I would rock it.08/01/2017 #26 Ken Boddie@Lyon Brave, I certainly hope that head office sends you that "Bee cool" T-shirt, because you are one cool person. Looking forward to reading your buzzes and your take on a subliminally biased world. It seems to me you're like a jack-in-the-box. Every time you get pushed into a corner, you spring back up stronger and higher. Hope you never lose that elasticity ..... and hope you don't stop getting pushed. That old fella, Newton, had the right idea when he stated that for every action there's an equal and opposite reaction. Seems to me we need your proactivity and optimism around here to wake some of us up from our comfort zones. Keep pushing back and breaking through. Lots of walls are only made of paper.
Hey Dean-san, another great interview!08/01/2017 #25 Lyon Brave#22 @Dean Owen French though i sometimes think i look very much look like a lion and not a lioness because they don't have the big mains. I think interviewing @🐝 Fatima Williams next sounds like a great idea. Someone once gave me a necklace with a wooden cross that had the word Fatima engraved on it. Fatima meant favorite child of god.
- 17/12/2016Phuket, Thailand may be overrun by tourists in some areas, but there are still some sweet secluded spots to escape the crowds. The stunning Keemala Eco Resort designed by Space Architects is an exclusive retreat tucked into a lush hilly landscape overlooking the Andaman Sea that is infused with vibrant colors, earthy fabrics and natural materials that pay homage to the area’s pristine landscape. - http://inhabitat.com/thai-eco-resort-delights-guests-with-woven-pods-and-other-sublime-dwellings/
- 10/12/2016Meera Sky Garden House in Singapore by Guz Architects - http://www.caandesign.com/the-amazing-meera-house-by-guz-architects/
Comments10/12/2016 #2 Ken BoddieI've loved turf roofing, Claire, ever since I saw it used to good effect in bottle storage buildings in a winery in Pokolbin, NSW many years ago. It has a great cooling influence. I also love the great blend of materials used in this house, unlike some others I have recently seen in trendy high priced housing here in Oz (I'll tag you in a buzz I'm working on).
- 08/12/2016Villa Escarpa by Mario Martins. Luz, Portugal to read more go to :- http://www.caandesign.com/villa-escarpa-by-mario-martins/
Comments08/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitNow that picture is what will make me want to be a billionaire - but even if I was, I would first splash the cash on buying Tottenham Hotspurs Football Club - so there is fair reason why the good Lord has kept me below the line of the 1% - but if I ever do, I definitely will check out this Mario Martins chap.
- Producer02/10/2016Spain & Tourism By 2015 Spain was the third most visited country in the world, recording 68.1 million tourists which marked the third consecutive year of record-beating numbers.If you consider population and size of the top three most visited countries (France, US...
Comments13/10/2016 #52 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI want to visit Seville! My son and husband went to the Canary Islands, over to Tenerife and golfed. On the way back they had a layover in Scotland and my husbands luggage was lost. We never got re-imbursed and they never found it. They had fun though and wow- the photos were astounding. After seeing this again, Wow- so many beautiful places to visit in Spain @Javier 🐝 beBee, I think I would need 3 weeks to take all that I'd want to see :))08/10/2016 #47 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#46 Each day I become even more excited when I log on @Javier 🐝 beBee, I didn't know that would be possible!! I'm going up to a friend's home in the next week to do a live buzz of her horse farm (it's very large) and she has an acre of blueberries she grows we are going to video too. It's beautiful where she lives and it's only 15 minutes from me but about 6 miles up the hill, the Alleghenies are at her backdoor!
Comments25/10/2016 #5 Andrew Porter#4 Well if you ever get to Ireland again @Teresa Gezze you should add the ruby sessions to your list of things to see, it's well worth the £6 entrance fee to see 3 acts performing 3 songs each, and the best thing is that you never know who is going to perform on the night!23/10/2016 #2 Andrew PorterI notice you are outside a record store @Teresa Gezze if you had been in Ireland on a Tuesday, you could have popped along to Doyles Pub in Dublin and taken in some live acoustic music, where people such as Ed sheeran and The Corrs have appeared live, the are called The Ruby Sessions and it's only a few pounds to gain entrance, well worth the money!23/10/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI was immediately curious about what Claddagh was, which sent me to this link "The Legend of the Claddagh" https://www.irishindeed.com/legend-of-the-claddagh/ View moreI was immediately curious about what Claddagh was, which sent me to this link "The Legend of the Claddagh" https://www.irishindeed.com/legend-of-the-claddagh/ Immediately I had another wow! The wow! was in learning about the the Claddagh Ring - where the Irish Jewelry Company said this "To wear a Claddagh ring on the right hand with the crown turned outwards, away from you indicates that the wearer is single. To wear a Claddagh ring on the right hand with the crown turned inward, towards you symbolizes that the wearer is being courted in a relationship." So now I am thinking, how does meaning that is associated with jewelry become a record store? There is not much said about the origins on the shops website, but it does point out to the founder of Claddagh Records, which turns out to be quite a distinguished character called Garech Browne - the wikipedia about him is rich in traditional Irish culture and he turns out to be a very wealthy patron of the Irish Arts, but his Wiki opens up whole new stories that by themselves are quite amazing. In this one photograph I learned more this morning than a well crafted buzz of text. It is not only travel that opens our eyes to the world, it is the personal affinity with one's own learning journey, and as I travel through beBee here, this is mine. Close
- Producer21/10/2016The Bushmen of Southern Africa/ /? // ! . These are but a few variants of the clicking sounds of the Bushmen language. Sounds that on hearing it in song are as softly charming as these forgotten peoples of southern Africa. If you sat beside their camp now, you would hear...
Comments21/10/2016 #19 Gert Scholtz#14 @Andrew Porter The "Out of Africa" theory on human evolution is indeed intriguing. Related to this theme - here is a post I wrote earlier this year which you may find interesting: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@gert-scholtz/the-cradle-of-humankind Thank you Andrew.21/10/2016 #14 Andrew Porter@Gert Scholtz a really good informative post about the Bushmen of South Africa, I found it a most enjoyable read thanks Gert, and it actually fell in line with a new documentary that I started watching last night called 'The Incredible Human Journey' which is about the earliest human life on the planet, and how human life spread out of Africa to inhabit other parts of the world, such as Europe and Eurasia, it even showed the cave at Pinnacle Point where early human bones had been found!
In fact according to this bbc documentary there are parts of everyone's DNA that can be traced back to the earliest human life in Africa some many many thousands of years ago, certainly an interesting programme!21/10/2016 #12 Ken BoddieThanks for the education, Gert, on another of this world's aboriginal people and their fast disappearing culture. I would guess that many of us have heard of the Bushmen through the popular movie "The Gods Must be Crazy" but your well illustrated buzz takes us well beyond the coke bottle falling from the sky and Xi's trip to the 'edge of the world'. Interesting how their stories, explaining how the universe around them came to be, seem to be a common solution to man's common questions. The traditional custodians of the land here in Oz also have a range of explanatory stories dating back to a time generically referred as the 'Dream Time', and obviously well before we 'white fellas' came to stuff things up.21/10/2016 #7 VDS Brink" / /? // !, " This is just brilliant Gert! What can we do for them and so much to learn from them and their history. Where I grew up in the North Western Cape their descendants were all around, Sadly every bit of the culture long lost. Our little town and its people are beautifully described in a new blog: https://karooblog.wordpress.com/2016/09/24/erfenisrap/ and https://karooblog.wordpress.com/2016/08/23/klein-insidente-groot-impak/21/10/2016 #6 Dean OwenI hope the soothing clicking sounds of the Khoisan languages survives although I have never heard it first hand. Let's hope the coke bottle does not mark the sign of the end of the remarkable Bushman. That would be most sad.
"When it grows dark she throws up a handful of white ash. This becomes the stars of the Milky-way that guide the hunters home." this is so poetic.21/10/2016 #5 Deb 🐝 HelfrichI think we most certainly can learn a great deal from their fairness and playful exuberance. In any way we can get back to a less aseptic, driven, and combative lifestyle we will gain joy in being alive and most likely commensurate gains in health and well being. Tremendous buzz, @Gert Scholtz21/10/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 ManjitWhether it is bushmen in Africa, or native peoples of America or the aboriginal people of Australia - for sure there is so much that they understand about the immediacy of existence, that we can all learn so much from. We can also learn to appreciate their storytelling, rather than condemn their poetic observation of the universe.
- Producer15/07/2016Why downscaling is the new blackWe live in a plastic world where everything seems to have become disposable. Surrounded by stuff we don't need, bought with money we don't have, we keep accumulating things to make ourselves feel more at home in the world. For many, having a lot of...
Comments24/07/2016 #49 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#2 #1 #45 #34 Just coming back to muse the Comments through again. So liberating, as if each of us was stowed away in your luggage! And I really like your conclusion: "If you consider how stressful it is to manage a high-maintenance lifestyle and the associated health risks, it makes sense to think about downscaling." From a practical, medical point of view, you are absolutely right. Better to eat an apple than a box of truffles, any day.24/07/2016 #48 Leckey HarrisonDone most of these. I prefer living in intentional community, which emphasizes, in our case, a lot of this. Not certain I could pack it all into a suitcase, but I've though about being a dharma bum on the road again. I'm likely to have another conversation with a different bee about communities for wounded people, who have identity issues and find relaxing very difficult on their best day. I teach people how to heal those wounds so they can, which then makes the possibility of downsizing and choosing an alternative way of living a possibility. I love this direction though.24/07/2016 #44 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#43 To be "a good Mom," we can't be "friends" with our children. We must teach them how to live in this world as caring human beings, showing them how to "Share" even as toddlers. There's no nice way to do some of the things we have to do so that we can let them 'fly the nest' and say we did our best. We are all just humans, and we learn so much in retrospect. One of the greatest mercies of being a Mom is that when our children grow up and have their own babies, POOF! they 'get' the epiphany that they were actually "mothered." And don't we raise our own children in the best ways that we wanted to be raised? They too, do the same with our grandchildren. They create and re-create the same universal motherhood, one with nature and love. For some who underwent child abuse or mental torture, there is still great pride in knowing that one becomes a good person either 'because of' or 'in spite of' our parents. As with down-sizing, it all boils down to the core: relationships, the little things, and the memories that we keep. All the 'junk' is hopefully lost to the memory or used to make us stronger. Sorry for my rant, but I know you were and are a great mom. Perhaps you just needed to know that today. :-).21/07/2016 #40 Margaret Aranda, MD, PhD#39 Best to keep the sentimental pics, the baby shoes, I think. And make an album for the children to keep when they get married. Or when they run away from home, thinking that their life was so bad. "Stuff" can definitely send a message that is meant to be shared. Lovely, loving messages of tenderness and histories that need to be remembered...
- 19/06/2016Gratitude | Louie Schwartzberg | TEDxSF Nature's beauty can be easily missed — but not through Louie Schwartzberg's lens. His stunning time-lapse photography, accompanied by powerful words from...
Comments19/06/2016 #4 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 I shared this for my Green Intelligence, but it is also falls into what I am exploring as White Intelligence which is the absolute quality of the authentic, the value of peace and the true meaning of meditation and another great human quality which is appreciation.
- 01/01/2017#beautiful #2017Ofra Haza - You by roygreen1 03/jen/2012 "Copyright Disclaimer Under Section 107 of the Copyright Act 1976, allowance is made for "fair use" for purposes such as criticism,...
Comments01/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitHer life story is compelling and astonishing. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2010/dec/09/ofra-haza-madonna-of-the-dark-soul
- 01/01/2017Kodo - "O-Daiko" - HD (japanese drummers - Taiko - tambours géants Japon) Kodō (鼓童) ( http://www.agoravox.tv/culture-loisirs/culture/article/kodo-un-battement-de-coeur-29699 « Kodo, un battement de coeur japonais rythmé par le...
Comments02/01/2017 #3 Carlos Souza Ribeiro#2 Our Trend Educational I believe yes, because I have already seen here in São Paulo in Brazil and as I am part of a religious institution from Japan, I have many contacts with the Japanese colony, including a glance at the Ikebanas that I post here every day, thanks
- 01/01/2017Great comment by @CityVP 🐝 Manjit to a great story by @Lisa Vanderburg: "This is good and I would think even more exhilarating performed as a monologue direct to the grandmother 'Granny Grim'. Beyond the woven language, this really brought home the beauty of memorable characters. In the homogenized existence of the cultural fabric of modern media, we look for personality drawn in medium that do exist in our own environs. What we have not learned to do is capture the richness of detail of the most unique personalities either known to us, or we have known - or even that exist in our imaginative flow of storytelling.
The staged play is already made in the oven of art, and we can pay the admission price to that which is shared to all - but there is great dimension in the stories that are most personal to us - and great credit to those who have noticed life playing out like this in their own life. It means we noticed the living, we utilized that which nature equipped our own faculties, and in that exists the kind of originality that we may not find with a public admission ticket. I know that @Sara Jacobovici is a Trekkie, so she will enjoy this well beyond the Spock tribute. I enjoyed the DNA in this story - well beyond anything replicate and exponentially personal from the mind of a skilled storyteller."T'was the last night of the old year; a tale of nether-worldswww.bebee.com I hold the concept of joyous abandon of all rationality towards New Year's Eve with some foreboding - arm's length on the end of a pike would...
Comments01/01/2017 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI love the hive name "Only Humans Tell Stories". This is where I distinguish stories from dance. So many life forms dance and as animals evolve they become more tribal, but at the part where the tribal can relate stories, from this point there is this uniqueness we refer to as humanity. This is the point where evolution takes us into the human.
Animals also make machines and the Spiders Web is an incredible piece of machinery. Our tribal nature may identity with machines but again how we evolve as a human being is recognizing what in the creation of advanced machines allows us to be more human.
The capacity of our humanity is a pure unadulterated appreciation of life and the gifts of nature, and our evolution into becoming human beings. We can appreciate our animal being, we can appreciate the being of machine but it is the whole which we are a part of which defines our humanity and not the destruction of that wholeness.
Storytelling is not necessarily a human act, for our tribal behaviour can use stories for nefarious intent - but at the level of being a human being, this gift of storytelling is ours to advance humanity or waste and in this regard nature has the final say whether humanity evolves or is just another piece of evolution, in a planet that has a beginning and an end.
Maybe the end point of our intelligence is to send out life-giving properties into the universe, that become the ingredients to new planets, but time is so huge in scale, we can focus on the story of humanity as it is now, without any worry or tribal stories about the end of time. If humans only tell stories then this is a living pathway to our collective humanity.
- 30/12/2016С наступающим Новым Годом🎄🎉! Желаю всем пчелкам beBee волшебных праздников, исполнения самых заветных желаний и, конечно, кучу подарков 😊
- 24/12/2016Merry Christmas dear friend !
A great person deserves no less: Jean-François Paillard (12 April 1928 – 15 April 2013)Jean-François Paillard, Pachelbel Canon in D major Jean-François Paillard, June 1968 Orchestre de Chambre Jean-François Paillard...
Comments26/12/2016 #28 Praveen Raj GullepalliHaunting and inspiring composition! It touches the heart of young rockers all over even today. Heard an electric guitar version done by a kid from Asia almost ten years ago and still keep going back to it off and on. Sharing the link below. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you too Milos!
https://youtu.be/ek6I92-npM025/12/2016 #14 Pamela 🐝 WilliamsNever knew the name of this piece; I may not know the details but I know what I like and this piece has always embodied Christmas for me. There is a peacefulness to it while at the same time an excitement. The excitement of a child and the joy of a parent watching their child on Christmas morning. Thanks for sharing my dear Milos, a very Merry Christmas and may the New Year bring you great joy and peace.
- 23/12/2016"Ikiru" means to "To Live" and it is the first movie I watched having been intrigued by the legend shared with me of Akira Kurosawa - and it was in having seen Ikiru in full with subtitles that it was clear to me why film aficionados consider Kurosawa to be a genius. I am focusing on Lisa Thatcher's review of Ikiru but there is also a more contemporary comparison currently by the BBC who share the link between Star Wars and Akira Kurosawa, as well as other great directors who have directly been influenced or inspired by his work - that article about what Kurosawa meant to George Lucas is here http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20160104-the-film-star-wars-stole-fromIkiru – Akira Kurosawa and what it means to livelisathatcher.com What an absolutely beautiful film. This was pure delight from start to finish. An established masterpiece, Ikiru was made in 1952, between Rashomon and Seven Samurai, and stars Takashi Shimura. He...
Comments24/12/2016 #2 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#1 Ikiru was the first Kurosawa movie I watched, Yojimbo was the second and there was one of his later movies called "Ran" that completes to date what I have seen.
The soundtrack to Yojimbo by Masaro Sato is also very good https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oorr0ycI04o
I also found Neil Evans a movie reviewer from "Tastes of Cinema interesting in what he says is 15 Masterpieces of Akira Kurosawa Every Movie Fan Should See http://www.tasteofcinema.com/2014/15-masterpieces-of-akira-kurosawa-every-movie-fan-should-see
That is interesting because he provides a touch of background to each movie, but also reminds me that I have only seen a 1/5th of what his reviewer considers worth watching. At the end of the day meaning is what we personally make of it - and for me Ikiru was incredibly meaningful.
- Producer18/12/2016The Seductive Lure Of A Sublime Sunset.From Vancouver to Vanuatu I have been privileged to have watched that fiery ball, we refer to as the sun sink ever so slowly into the sea or disappear behind a mountain range, leaving in it's wake a sky resplendent with a riot of...
Comments19/12/2016 #21 Deb 🐝 Helfrich#16 @Paul Walters, I will assist @Pamela 🐝 Williams. You just copy the little emoji that I pasted below and add it to your FIRST name on your profile. We have a little bug, insofar as it can't right now be in the lastname field, or else the mentioning capability goes away. So copy from below and paste after your first name. Now you can be a cutie-bee, as well!
🐝19/12/2016 #9 CityVP 🐝 ManjitFrom the alliteration of seductive lure of a sublime sunset, to the beautiful prose that is supported by beautiful shots of the sun descending in all its various orangeness - simply a delight to read, just as delightful as my favourite corner of the house where I observe the sun rising in the morning - for sure, for sure such rising and setting is the artwork of nature.18/12/2016 #7 Julio Angel Lopez LopezAfter a few kilometers in an air-conditioned car, we arrived in the middle of the Arabian desert. We stop, we must adjust the pressure of the tires to move through the dunes.
As I descend, the sun, the passisaje that feeling of burn in the skin, soft but constant, and I sinking slowly in the sand.
Those moments are drops of water, which you put into the glass of life.
Great buzz and lots of glasses to fill @Paul Walters
- Producer08/05/2016In the Kingdom of WomenWe woke from our beds at 5:30am, our home for the night a little wooden guesthouse run by a family of Mosuo. We peaked through the window into the dark. The eerie calm and still waters of the lake reflected a moonless sky. Our hosts had prepared...
Comments10/12/2016 #21 CityVP 🐝 ManjitNow you are also introducing me to the cultures of Naxi, Baima, Miao and Mosuo as well as the Dong culture, which is where you provided me the link to this page, I now have ample reason to develop a new learning hive for my use next year as I begin to delve more into the rich new perspectives you have introduced to me through your own exploration and journey within China. I set it up right now at https://www.bebee.com/group/zhongguo Thank you for opening up my worldview through the window of your insights.12/05/2016 #15 Lisa 🐝 GallagherVery interesting story @Dean Owen. I had no idea a society existed where people dont marry and women rule! What an experience you must have had. What is butter tea and did you like it? Photos are breathtaking and your right, the woman in the video, her voice was capturing. Thank you for sharing this
- Producer10/12/2016The Dong Journey I’ve travelled much of China by car (The Great China Roadtrip), but in my nine years here, I find there is still a whole lot to be discovered. This time around, we took a ten-hour bullet train ride from Shanghai to our temporary base in Liuzhou in...
Comments12/12/2016 #40 Dean Owen#39 That's funny. This was not my vision for China before coming here. Thought I would stay for 5 years or so. On year nine now and I just want to see more! Thanks for stopping by. Glad you enjoyed the video. And thanks for sharing here and on Twitter @Donna-Luisa Eversley10/12/2016 #32 Jerry FletcherDean,
Thank you for sharing your enchantment with those of us that cannot be there first hand. Save everything that you left on the cutting room floor. Too often, as I have ventured into the second or third story from a visit I've lost that one moment in time that others would savor.10/12/2016 #30 Lisa 🐝 Gallagher#16 Well I'm no pro but your video looked pro quality to me! You did all of this with your Ipad, pretty cool! You're still on your trip? When do you return? This is a trip for pleasure or business? I wish I had an Ipad... there are some apps that you can't use on an Android OS, which I'd love to have!10/12/2016 #27 Ken Boddie#25 Can't handle the red-haired ladies, Dean-san. Too fiery tempered for me! 😂 Seriously though, I'm still kicking myself for missing out on the orangutan sanctuary, just west of Medan, during my last trip to North Sumatra and Lake Toba. Travelling with Indo relies has its benefits but also has drawbacks, particularly when it comes to interests in wildlife. 😢10/12/2016 #25 Dean Owen#22 You could always drop everything and book a one way flight! My greatest fear is not seeing the world before I die. I also want to see it while I am able as many journeys are extremely physical. A great start perhaps for you would be to volunteer at the Orangutan sanctuary in Borneo: http://globalteer.org/volunteering-with-orangutans.aspx10/12/2016 #23 Dean Owen#21 Oh yes, I had to leave out whole portions, including the meals which included a veritable feast of hillside creatures. Still, material for another article. I've actually become quite a fan of coagulated blood hot pots. It tastes a bit like coffee jelly. And you know what Ken-sensei, I'd been wracking my brain for Dong jokes since I got back. You'd think it was easy, but I couldn't come up with one. And here you go right off the bat! Grrrrrr.....10/12/2016 #21 Ken BoddieWell done, Dean-san! This is a part of China of which I had no knowledge ..... until now, thanks to your fascinating portrayal. Like many of China's ethnic minority groups, no doubt, the Dong in their own environment appear enthralling and intriguing. And how about that pig's blood tea? Best served in the skin of a durian, perhaps? I grieve for the hours of footage left on the cutting room floor. Eat your heart out Spielberg, Cameron and Polanski. At the risk of being misunderstood, may I say, "Owen's Dong is definitely not too long"?
- Producer06/12/2016I Can Read The Writing On The Wall. Searching For The best Of Street Art. Today I find myself in Jogjakarta in central Java; My quest? To ferret out some of the vibrant street art that this city is famous for. Most visitors to this, Indonesia’s cultural hub head straight for the attractions that ‘Jogja’ is famous...
Comments09/12/2016 #8 Paul Walters#2 @Dean Owen Its often the obscure towns that produce some of the most astonishing work. Nelson in New Zealand is one such town, melbourne would be another as is Tokyo . As for the royal crescent I remember an eccentric woman who painted her front door yellow and each time she did it the authorities would come round and re paint it black only for it to be yellow again by the following morning! loved that woman !09/12/2016 #7 Paul Walters#6 @Ken Boddie I simply 'found' the images on long ambling walks around the city. often think that we are sometimes 'blind' when wandering cities not seeing what is right in front of us. I have a large collection now and plan to soon put out a book on some of the startling stuff I have seen .08/12/2016 #6 Ken BoddieI love to see large and interesting street art murals, Paul, and have many pics of beautiful works on building walls, mostly taken in the inner city suburbs of Sydney and Melbourne. I find it easy to differentiate, however, between this attractive and clever art form and the utterly defiling and desecrating graffiti, which often surrounds it, and in which I see neither art nor reason other than as a statement of barbarism and social disintegration. I love Yogya, have family there, and visit there often with my wife, but I must admit to never having seen street murals there. Perhaps I have been focusing too much on the traffic and the interesting way the motor bikes buzz around the cars without collision. Any chance you can be more specific where you found the first two murals?07/12/2016 #4 Asesh DattaArt is a special skill to be enjoyed by the viewer and in turn, the artist enjoys creating it and acknowledged by viewers. Issue is public place as a medium of displaying art. Streets are meant for traffic and must be avoided unless exclusively reserved for the purpose. Secondly, on wall or on display boards these are acceptable if not objected publicly.
Most of the time such arts are creative with a social message. However, these must be a source of revenue for the city municipality. Quite a few displays are photo graphic portrait and such arts are easier to display and replaceable
So street art by painters must be allowed at designated streets only. Jogjakarta can take a lead and have a global street art competition.
Thanks and regards07/12/2016 #3 CityVP 🐝 ManjitOne way of me looking at street art is amazing creative expression. The other way is the daily waste of creativity ignored by government and business and which is first slowly eradicated through the educational system. The message of the underlying human condition here isn't one of destruction but to say look at the flow and energy being ignored - a statement that we matter and that we want to make a difference. The great starting point of that isn't in the street art but the education system - as the graffiti says so well "if graffiti changed anything - it would be illegal".07/12/2016 #2 Dean OwenThat is quite a focused passion! I had no idea about this side of Jogjakarta, was always too busy haggling for Batik. Quick question - Of the thirty cities which single one stands out in terms of creative street art? One of my favourite artists is Jean-Michel Basquiat whose works you look at and just know it was him. Love a bit of graffiti in the right venues, but usual prefer it not to be in my neighbourhood. I am sure you would agree one would not like to see graffiti adorning The Royal Crescent in your hometown of Bath!
- Producer06/12/2016http://blogdobrito.com/traduzir-se/#Ferreira Gullar, pseudônimo de José Ribamar Ferreira (São Luís, 10 de setembro de 1930 – Rio de Janeiro, 4 de dezembro de 2016), foi um escritor, poeta, crítico de arte, biógrafo, tradutor, memorialista e ensaísta brasileiro e um dos fundadores do...
Comments09/12/2016 #10 AnonymousInteressante reflexao @CityVP 🐝 Manjit! E vejo que você está bastante por dentro da cultura de nosso país 😃!! E é realmente é notável como em um período de forte repressão que foi a ditadura militar brasileira puderam surgir manifestações estéticas completamente inovadoras como a ‘Tropicália’, o ‘Cinema Novo’ e a arte ‘Concreta’ e ‘Neoconcreta’ (da qual Gullar fez parte).08/12/2016 #8 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#7 This evening I gained a good perspective about Chico Buarque from two stories, one written in 2004 and one in 2006
2004: Guardian Newspaper Article - The Lionized King of Rio
https://www.theguardian.com/books/2004/jul/18/fiction.features3 View more#7 This evening I gained a good perspective about Chico Buarque from two stories, one written in 2004 and one in 2006
2004: Guardian Newspaper Article - The Lionized King of Rio
2006: Artistic Interview - by a Dutch writer Maarten De Haan
From this I looked at what led to the pseudonym which was quoted as "Julinho da Adelaide" and that took me first to finding out about Brazilian Tropicalia led by Gilberto Gil and Caetano Veloso. I discovered that the military crackdown was most between 1969 and 1974 and that Buarque also developed a rift with Gil and Veloso, but mending that rift after he returned to Brazil in 1971, which I find quite daring that it is in the middle of the most repressive years. I enjoyed reading that he gained a national identity card and even gave press interviews under his pseudonym before he was detected.
I definitely enjoyed learning about him and he seems to be an icon who likes to get on with his business and has a healthy attitude to the sickness (as he calls its) of fame. I like the fact that credits Tom Jobim and Vinicius de Moraes for introducing Buarque to music, and who you also introduced me to https://www.bebee.com/producer/@jose-brito-e-silva/caricatura-de-vinicius-de-moraes in September 2016. Close07/12/2016 #7 José Brito e Silva#5 Sobre pseudônimo, aqui tivemos(temos) outro famoso, o Chico Buarque de Holanda, escritor e músico, que no período da ditadura, passou a chamar-se de Chiquinho de Adelaide, artimanha usada para que suas músicas fossem liberadas pelos sensores, que via de regras são obtusos, para gravações. Chico Buarque conseguiu por um bom tempo ludibriar a censura.07/12/2016 #6 CityVP 🐝 ManjitBTW as I discover more and more I have taken note of Chilean poet/thinker Nicanor Parra http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2012/03/26/our-twilight-lands/ View moreBTW as I discover more and more I have taken note of Chilean poet/thinker Nicanor Parra http://www.theparisreview.org/blog/2012/03/26/our-twilight-lands/ - interestingly I can't find anything in Paris Review that references Ferreira Gullar or under the name Jos Ribamar Ferreira. This has been a refreshing and interesting learning experience especially as I begin to study Gullar. Close07/12/2016 #5 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#3 One thing I look for in greatness is not what the expert or reviewer says but what the voice of the people say, and as I make my belated discovery of Ferreira Gullar, I read through a 2012 discussion group and this mans greatness is totally personified by the people writing there http://www.worldliteratureforum.com/forum/showthread.php/54456-Ferreira-Gullar
One discussion writer called him half Miguel Torga and half Nicanor Parra (both of whom would also be new to me). I found it interesting that Torga also was a pseudonym and the discussion group highlighted Gullar's exile for 20 years.
The only value in living through dictatorship and oppression is that forges extraordinary people, for that is what Nelson Mandela said in "The Long Walk to Freedom", that apartheid as an oppressive system turned ordinary men into extraordinary human beings - and when he was released he thanked his guards, because attaining freedom is one thing, but the long walk to freedom has its own value, and if we don't remember that, we tend to forget the sacrifice involved. I can see that Gullar also took that walk just from just a few days of learning about this man and his work.
I also noted The Camões Prize - in that in receiving that award people in Portugal were introduced to a Brazilian Portuguese icon, so I found it interesting that a country that shares the same language would be slow in acclaiming such greatness. I can see from the poems translated to English in the discussion group, just how powerful they are.06/12/2016 #1 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThank you for introducing this Brazilian writer to me in your poignantly drawn tribute to him. Such is the speed of life, many of us get introduced to a writer and thinker at the time of their obituary - but then at least we became aware, which is still important.
Overview from Plus 55 :
A more extensive tribute at Hyperallergic :
- Producer04/12/2016A Call To ActionImage credit: Jeff Bullas CTA: Don’t act without being aware of what led you to act in the first place. Part One: CTA = The Equation; what equals ACTION? In order to help simplify a complex...
Comments05/12/2016 #30 Sara Jacobovici#29 Amazing insight @Deb 🐝 Helfrich. Thank you for being able to so clearly and profoundly articulate your process of "aha" moments. I hope you will want to share the results of your pondering. Wishing you all the strength in your amazing and inspiring journey Deb.
Your very generous compliment is much appreciated. Thank you.05/12/2016 #29 Deb 🐝 HelfrichThis is one masterwork, @Sara Jacobovici. The synchronicity that jumps out at me is this nugget: "Knowing is the sense that allows us to engage in our physical world." I wrote just about 20 minutes ago that I lost my knowing a couple years ago. We get stuck when we equate what we know with what we have read or what we have read that others have measured. Knowledge is collapsed knowing, at a point in time, and it can be valid for a very long time, but the knowing that we sense as we engage in the physical world can contradict fixed knowledge and we would be well-served to be strong enough to go with the knowing that we are sensing in the now. Losing that capability of knowing as a full body sensory intelligence caused me a lot of consternation.
Now, I am going to ponder: "In short, movement is what enables our bodies to operate in all their delicate, wondrous complexity."04/12/2016 #28 Sara Jacobovici#25 The beauty of your comment @CityVP 🐝 Manjit for me is that the discussion can go on like the layers of an onion. There is the discussion in science as to the influence of the observer. As well, I have heard those who discuss reaching a point of observing their own meditation. This discussion expands into an area of doing which is beyond the physical. In my buzz, I make the following statement: Whereas animals act in a way that demonstrates what they know in the real world, humans also know without necessarily exerting the effort of doing what they know; the knowing remains in an abstract sense.04/12/2016 #25 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#23 In terms of action and meditation - to do and observe is a doing - but not to do and observe is observation, then one is not shaping observation with one's doing, but observing in the fullness - that is what meaningful meditation is, otherwise we engage in a doing called meditation.04/12/2016 #24 Mohammed Sultan#20 What I really meant is that integration of both quant+ qualit research methods(inputs) may yield unified results and clear cut evidence(ouputs) and lead to one action(decision),while, the same method of integrated quant+qual research on different research area my lead to multiple actions or multiple decisions .I wish it would satisfy your need.04/12/2016 #23 Sara Jacobovici#22 Thank you @CityVP 🐝 Manjit, for your comment, perspective and share. I can relate to everything you write. I have one question; how do you see "action and meditation" as distinct from "action and doing"? From my perspective, there is no difference between "movement as it relates to heart, lung and spine" and "sitting with the conception and allowing it to wash over one's mind."04/12/2016 #22 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI love the distinction here between action and doing. It further emphasizes for me the distinction between action learning and learning. The biggest challenge I have is in understanding and translating information through a mathematical lens and that simply underscores why mathematics should be taught far more differently to the young - not at all the way it was taught to me.
So even conceptually created formula's are challenging for me whereas visual representations of the same thing make things far more accessible for me and so the idea of movement as it relates to heart, lung and spine was meaningful.
The value however in conceptual formula (and this is opposite to a formulaic response) is sitting with the conception and allowing it to wash over one's mind. The link then between action and meditation becomes vitally important, even more important than the distinction between action and doing.04/12/2016 #20 Sara Jacobovici#18 I respectfully suggest @Mohammed Sultan that perhaps it is not the "integration of the input" that led to a separation of the output and yielded to actions but to the "separation of the reasons". I can only assume that the actions occurring at this stage are isolated from the task at hand.04/12/2016 #18 Mohammed Sultan#15 The question "Why" always reveal an integration of the both approaches qual+quant by giving more insights and sometimes also lead to to clear separation between what are findings and what's interpretation.An example of using the question why or what are the reasons ;Why our brand has been eroded by a new start up in a particular area ? the answer to the question help us to have an integrated idea and understanding of both the dynamics and psychology of this marketplace .And can also lead to a clear separation of the reasons as it may be because a lack of demand or a lack of advertising support.In the first example we may need one solid decision to solve the problem of brand eroding and in the second example we may need two separate decisions; economic and advertising decisions.For the first we may need to understand the trend of Per Capita and for the second we may need to increase the advertising budget.The integration of the input have led to a separation of the output and yielded to actions.04/12/2016 #15 Sara Jacobovici#13 As always @Mohammed Sultan, your wise, insightful comments and experience provides a great contribution to the discussion. For me, the best remark you can offer me is the times you refer to integration, for that is my aim. I am relieved to hear from you that the integration occurred.04/12/2016 #13 Mohammed Sultan@ Sara Jacobovici.It's really a great post.At least if we couldn't absorb your wisdom because it goes beyond our knowledge ,we can enjoy your logic.The sign of intelligence is to bear two opposing processes in mind and still functioning well.You took us "both ways" to reach the "action" stage without seeing any red lights.From a quantitative process to a qualitative conclusion,to reaching results and taking actions,and the other way round from qualitative insights to quantitative measures that may also have more appeal to some people.I am really moved by your way of thinking, when you also integrated both qualitative and quantitative processes,not only to stretch our thinking beyond logic and norms by asking ",why" but also make our journey with your way of thinking more enjoyable.These are the types of questions which are put to our qualitative methods ,questions which demand an explanation and understanding of behavior ,rather than simply a description and enumeration of it.I am sure that the value of integrating both processes provides not only insights and understanding to our strategic decisions ,but also add an extra dimension to the type of information provided for an effective plan with feeling.
- Producer29/10/2016Spain is out of time / España está desfasadaEnglish and Spanish below. En inglés y en español abajo.Marathon working days; late lunches and dinners compared to the rest of Europe; less time for personal life, rest and recreation; family-work imbalances... these longstanding aspects of Spanish...
Comments30/10/2016 #28 Ken BoddieNot sure, Javier, that a wind-back of the clock will necessarily result in the changes you are wishing for. I have worked in many countries and under many time zones and have been subjected to 'daylight savings' (moving the clock forward in summer and backward in winter), or not, as the case may be at the time. People get used to having to rise in time for getting to work, whether that means waking before daylight or after, and similarly get used to going home while it is still daylight or in the dark. For indoor workers I believe it has little impact, since most work in false light and many work without windows nearby. The main affect appears to be on farmers who have to work to the sun-oriented clock of their animals, assuming they are in a paddock and not in an indoor batch arrangement.
I believe that one of the main impacts on production is when your time zone differs by one or two hours from another region, country or state, when there is reliance on lengthy daily interaction between your base and the other time zone location. But when there is an extreme difference in time zones between interacting locations (say 12 hours), then work can be passed between locations and virtually kept rolling forward on a 24 hour basis, i.e. when one location finishes work, the other starts, thus resulting in double the efficiency over a period of weeks and months.
Efficiency depends primarily upon doing the optimum amount of work within the hours available and in practicing good task and time management. After all, how much interaction, on a daily basis, do Spanish businesses have with companies in Portugal, UK and Ireland, compared to Germany?29/10/2016 #20 Paul "Pablo" CroubalianYes, that is one of the most bizarre decisions ever made by a national leader. Look on the bright side, Javier.
What if Franco aligned Spanish clocks with Japan?!!
I am not one to mess with another country's decisions. I even stayed out of the "Man who Wears Dead Squirrel on Head" vs "Evil Devil Lady" discussions. No one can possibly be as bad or as good as their followers and detractors say. I'll leave it to the American people to decide.
This time zone thing is overdue for change
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