- Producer18/08/2017Changing Paths- is it a choice?I was watching a nice video on the movement of light balls in a cup filled with varying amounts of water. If the cup is half-filled the light balls line up at the peripheral of the cup. In contrast, when the cup is filled to the brim the balls...
Comments18/08/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#17 Dear @Jean L. Serio- your comment is so rich and powerful and the answers you give are wise. I take, for example, hives on beBee. I could stick to one hive and feel safe. If this prolongs then the hive could become a comfort zone. I find it necessary to join other hives even though one would be stranger sitting in the sidelines. But this time could be the time to ponder on issues that hang in the head. Sometimes a random effect would send us to the edge.
I am always baffled by your comprehension as reflected in your sound comments. This one is no exception.18/08/2017 #17 Jean L. Serio CPC, CeMAAn interesting question, Ali Anani - Should we stay with the flow or become independent? I'm sure there are those who would agree there are times in life when we should stick 'with the flow'; and others when we should move on (beyond) the group (whoever that group is) and become independent. Sticking with a group doesn't always help us grow in ways which allow us to flourish and succeed. As our life changes, I believe different groups appeal to us. Perhaps networking with several groups is better than sticking with just one. Over the years you may simply outgrow a group and no longer have anything in common, and while still considered a member, you rarely attend gatherings. So while technically having the bond, you have moved to the sidelines and become independent of them.18/08/2017 #13 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeYou touched my heart with your comment @Míriam Caro López. You are the present not only in time, but also to get to know you is also a wonderful present.
The tension you have between your devotion to family and love to continue with your study is a bifurcation point in your life. To live the present we do our best to compromise and "comes what comes". I a a strong believer of this. I said once we are all like farmers who plant almonds trees. The farmer does his best to create the best growing environment for the trees. His efforts are producing the almonds flowers. Only then for a wind to blow them away. What the farmer do?
I don't see the river alone and you made me see more of it.18/08/2017 #12 Míriam Caro LópezFryday, thinking introspectively, and writing in English, too much for me... (so please, excuse my mistakes)
Do I do what I, younger, wanted to be doing by now? Am I who I wanted to be? Did I really choose? So many and so small details led us here. Because life is happening now, in the present. Past is something to keep in mind for learning from, and future is just a dream. And we all must be thanked for what we learnt and what we have; I feel so.
But as I work, I have a family to take care of, and I have deciced to study again, many times I wonder about my decisions and my present, why do I keep my job?, am I studing enough? should I play more with my son? what do I need to learn?
I guess no fish sees the whole river along. So we all try to do what we can.
My yoga master often says something like Give your best and leave the rest to Universe, and so I know many people "leaving to Universe", but I'm more for giving my best. I think I know which drops I'm stuck, and which drops I would change for a new path. How could I not to try?18/08/2017 #11 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#9 @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee- you are more than a sponge when it comes to reading and absorbing what yo read. Your reflections are superb. Mind you we might be sometimes the soap that we add to the waters of others so that they may flow. The soap is of your own making, but it made ideas flow in my head. Thank You18/08/2017 #9 Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBeeI have taken many directions in my life. Directions deviated by the "flow," but all in the same course--advocacy. Rather than by choice, I have been driven to do so. Your view is enticing as I try to envision myself as a water droplet on a leaf. At times I have merged with others only to find myself a victim of soap in the end. But perhaps not, for when I reach out to other droplets whose flow I have influenced, they are still there and encouraging me in my despair. I can think of one droplet in particular. Perhaps the "soap" is of my own making.18/08/2017 #2 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Savvy Raj- the readers have the right to know of the synchronicity between us by referring them to your wonderful buzz of today titled Step out your own way!
They find more about your undisputed power of living and make others enjoy life by enjoying your buzz. Your comment here is the added proof.18/08/2017 #1 Savvy RajSynchronicity of Intentions creates a movement, To choose to be aware that we are not in the flow but we are the flow is acknowledging the evolving in the path .of oneness.. Have always felt that we are nothing but the strength of our interconnects manifesting uniquely in the interdependence of life and living . Thank you @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeefor sensing the synchronicities in both of our posts right now and as usual for your beautiful examples from nature .
- Producer18/08/2017Creating Lasting Change...As yet another terrorist attack turns a vehicle of convenience or 'necessity' - depending on your perception - into a weapon, many people, including politicians will be thinking of ways to eradicate the 'growing trend', if one can call it such.This...
Comments18/08/2017 #6 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee#5 I just realized that our buzzes of today share the word change. I have just realized that we tackled an issue from two different perspectives. I asked a question in the buzz to which few responses addressed very deeply. I wonder what your response would be my dear @Tricia Mitchell
https://www.bebee.com/producer/@ali-anani/changing-paths-is-it-a-choice#c1718/08/2017 #3 Tricia Mitchell#2 Dear @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee I believe the message of love writes itself. These verses from Maya Angelou's Still I Rise feel like a poignant reminder to choose love each time fear and hatred rear their ugly heads:
Just like moons and like suns,
With the certainty of tides,
Just like hopes springing high,
Still I’ll rise.
You may shoot me with your words,
You may cut me with your eyes,
You may kill me with your hatefulness,
But still, like air, I’ll rise.
Thank you for sharing this buzz, my friend.
- Producer17/08/2017Are they not the best ten motherf*cking ways to be explicitly at Peace or what ? Are you tired of reading the same sh*t over and over again. Yeah you I am talking to you !! You probably know what I am talking about. I am damn sure you have come across all those dumb articles littering the net. You see what I mean right, it's...
Comments18/08/2017 #43 Phil FriedmanThose with prostate issues
Should always carry tissues.
And never procrastinate,
When needing to urinate.
Lest leaving it to chance,
They end up with wet pants.
IMO, @Pascal Derrien View moreThose with prostate issues
Should always carry tissues.
And never procrastinate,
When needing to urinate.
Lest leaving it to chance,
They end up with wet pants.
IMO, @Pascal Derrien. 😀 Close
- Producer18/08/2017Step out your own way! Often we question our being. Often we wrangle with our past. Often we wonder about our future. It is human nature to think and question why. Thoughts have a way,At times to get the better of us.To stall the imminent possibilities.To create unwanted...
Comments18/08/2017 #1 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeDear @Savvy Raj- I am amazed by our synchronicity. You wrote
"Allow yourself then,
To step out of your own way.
Allow your purpose to unravel,
To unfold its path".
I have just uploaded my buzz titled "Changing Paths- is it a choice"?
If you would read it then you shall find out what I mean. Great buzz to read a nd share.
Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.15/08/2017Reshape Your Brain. Do Not Play It Safe. Bury. Then Berry.Procrastination. We are all familiar with it. Doing a task? Not now. Not today. Tomorrow. The day after tomorrow. Maybe next week or next month. Once, we are ready. That moment might never come. We humans tend to be very creative when we do not feel...
Comments18/08/2017 #22 Chris 🐝 Guest Cert.Prof.Acc.SAGreat piece @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.Indeed procrastinaton is the thief of time.One needs to exercise resilience to overcome our natural human tendencies towards slothfulness.As Nike say "JUST DO IT"
Or in the words of M.Scott Peck "Take the Road Less Travelled"18/08/2017 #21 Lisa 🐝 GallagherI enjoyed hearing your voice too @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. Maybe a live buzz is in your future? :) Procrastination is a funny thing, thanks for sharing your thoughts on it.17/08/2017 #19 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#18 exactly more important than we sometimes think15/08/2017 #18 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeHealthy food not only for the stomach, but also for the brain
Thank you @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc. for the nourishment15/08/2017 #17 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#16 glad you like it @Debasish Majumder have a beautiful week15/08/2017 #16 Debasish Majumdernice insight@Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the share.15/08/2017 #15 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#14 healthy food, yes and thank you@Kevin Baker!15/08/2017 #13 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#12 beautiful @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt thank you!15/08/2017 #11 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Susan 🐝 Rooks, the Grammar Goddess and all buzzing bees15/08/2017 #6 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.@Lisa 🐝 Gallagher @Lisa Vanderburg @Sara Jacobovici @Deb🐝 Lange, Brand Ambassador @beBee @Deb 🐝 Helfrich @Joyce 🐝 Bowen Brand Ambassador @ beBee @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador
- 18/08/2017One of Neil's best numbers ...from the Stills / Young band era circa 74.
In the liner notes to his 1976 retrospective "Decade" Neil writes "A song written for my first car and my last girl"
"Long may you run
Although these changes have come..."
This is dedicated to the lovely people of BARCELONA
@Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar @Javier 🐝 beBee @🐝 Fatima G. Williams @Ana-María Llácer Sánchez @Moi Kliniger @Antonio L Rodríguez del Pozo @CityVP 🐝 ManjitNeil Young - Long May You Run (unplugged) Neil Young and friends at MTV Unplugged playing Long May You...
- Producer18/08/2017BARCELONA - LUTO OFICIAL - OFFICIAL MOURNING - "EL DOLOR ÉS DE TOTS"(Letra de la canción, debajo del vídeo)I had this perfect dream Un sueño me envolvióthis dream was me and you tal vez estas aquíi want all the world to see un instinto me guiaba a miracle sensation my guide and inspiration now my dream is slowly...
- 18/08/2017# Solidarity with the Spanish people on this dark day.Today we are all Spanish.God Bless Spain and all her people.@Javier 🐝 beBee @Juan Imaz @Ana-María Llácer Sánchez @Irene 🐝 Rodriguez Escolar @Antonio L Rodríguez del PozoToni Braxton - Spanish Guitar Toni Braxton's official music video for 'Spanish Guitar'. Click to listen to Toni Braxton on Spotify: http://smarturl.it/TBraxSpotify?IQid=TBraxSGuitar As...
- 17/08/2017Slave to a schedule of my making, on the Does This Happen to You?
series on Channillo,https://channillo.com/series/does-this-happen-to-you-/1631-21686/
- 17/08/2017Shenanigans in the taxi cab...Harry's epic story of a cab driver...Harry Chapin--Taxi "Baby's so high that shes skying, yeah she's flying afraid to fall, I'll tell you why Baby's crying, cuz' she's dying arent we all". The greatest person to...
- Producer17/08/2017Dispatches From The Quiet Side Of The Lake* Part OneThis is the first in a series of posts in which I attempt to describe my adaptation to a new environment that is radically different from the environment in which I toiled for the past half century. This will just be an occasional thing and who...
Comments17/08/2017 #1 Kevin PashukAs someone who grew up in the 'bush', where mutual civility was a survival mechanism, I relish the times I can get away with the frenetic (to me) pace of urban living. Living in a community with a more moderate pace is good for the soul. That is becoming apparent in your writing Jim.
- Producer17/08/2017SARAHAH: IT WILL BE WHAT IT WILL BEJust subscribing to it people have the awry "privilege" to send messages to other users connected to the platform. Even though its birth originates from a noble purpose, that of being able to communicate own opinions in the working environment...
- Producer17/08/2017Are We Really That Busy?"I am sorry, but I am busy". "I have been so busy lately that we could not catch up." "I am gonna be very busy this week."These are some of the most common phrases that we hear from various people, each and every day of our lives. We too have used...
Comments17/08/2017 #2 Proma Nautiyal#1 Thank you @Devesh 🐝 Bhatt. The only reason I felt the need to write this post is because there are quiet a few people whom I know who use this phrase more as a shield to avoid conversations and even mask the most trivial of activities by saying that they are busy. The term itself has become such that even kids have started using it to postpone their chores. Like you said, you are genuinely busy and you acknowledged the need of following up. How many people actually take the pain of following up? That is what I tried to address.17/08/2017 #1 Devesh 🐝 BhattThis topic has many posts. I never liked a single one of them until now. Simply because this has an element of introspection in it.
You have applied it to your life before stating it for others, hence it is not a presumption.
Honestly, i use the words "i am busy" because i am genuinely busy but it takes mutual understanding and consistency in following up that works. It is best to inform some people of the busy-ness beforehand.
On a different note, being always there when needed is at best a conviction, a promise can have very regretable consequences.
- Producer17/08/2017College Writing: Plunge into the Fantastic Sea of OpportunitiesCollege Writing: Learning the Unbelievable Secrets of Writing Writing college papers is easy – all you have to do is to remember several important tips:Technical Analysis Writing for College Observe the recorded data carefully. College Essays...
- Producer17/08/2017A Celebration of SilenceSense Enchantment!A Celebration of SilenceIn the sensing of an ethereal presence.As it further blends into the dusk of misty blue.Let go and dare to loose your self in the magnetic enchantment....As the scent of the woody flowers work their magical...
- 17/08/2017Today I am spending most of the day hosting an expert session on Content and Creative writing for the entrepreneurs at Rockstart in Amsterdam.
I will be answering their questions,sharing tools, ideas, experiences and approaches to writing content in general and also creative writing.
If you want to do something similar for your content or marketing team, just get in touch.
- 16/08/2017Just love this poem....
The beauty of true love.Poem About Love Versus True Love, The Beauty Of True Lovewww.familyfriendpoems.com Beauty, it is life! Life is inspired first by God and then given to us. He gives us free will. With free will we should realize that our love and life can mean so much more. My wife inspires me so much more than she can ever know. I truly believe...
Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.13/08/2017The Dragon That Wanted To Fly To Australia.There was once a very sweet dragon, Matadel was his name. Everyone who saw him, was touched by his cute appearance. It was as if he was wearing the sun in his heart. One day, Matadel woke up with a big dream. He wanted to visit Australia. He had...
Comments17/08/2017 #73 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#68 thank you so much @CityVP 🐝 Manjit much appreciated.17/08/2017 #72 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#67 wow, such a great compliment @Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee grateful for you and your honoring words.17/08/2017 #71 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#65 There are many beautiful places, thank you!17/08/2017 #70 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#64 ooooooooooh yes, can imagine that, sweet hugs to my beBee nieces @Lance 🐝 Scoular17/08/2017 #69 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#63 good question, for now, Matadel has travelled to Amazon.16/08/2017 #67 Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBeeEveryday you show an example of your powerful imagination @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc., MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.. You are masterful in this area as much as you are in your writing. Great buzz16/08/2017 #65 Louise SmithSuch an imaginative story for 2 Aussie girls - the dragon's wish to meets kangaroos
Perhaps this is your wish reflected too !
"The entrepreneur smiled as he saw Matadel. "You are invited to come along with us, Matadel, Australia is waiting for you!", said the entrepreneur.
Matadel was so happy that his wings made some sort of applause. He did not hesitate one second and jumped on board of the drone."16/08/2017 #64 Lance 🐝 Scoular#62
Matilda and Adelaide will be excited by these developments as will the rest of our family @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.16/08/2017 #63 Claire L CardwellWhat a lovely story @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.! Keep on Buzzing! When is the next installment of Matadel's life coming?15/08/2017 #62 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.a HUGE thank you to innovative bee @stephan metral 🐝 Innovative Brand Ambassador thanks to your push, I found my way to Amazon publishing! @Javier 🐝 beBee this bee is to bee watched. Imagine all the innovations coming our beBee way.15/08/2017 #61 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#60 thank you sweetheart bee @Joanne Gardocki14/08/2017 #59 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#57 Great idea @Pascal Derrien, being able to speak Kangaroo, is a wonderful skill ;-), Dragonese would also be an idea!14/08/2017 #58 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#56 you are most welcome, the tagging was a pleasure, I enjoy your answer @Tausif Mundrawala14/08/2017 #56 Tausif MundrawalaIt was as if I was reading children's book which was waiting to be explored by all the readers worldwide. I liked the way you have created characters and the execution of this story. Thanks for tagging me, my friend @Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.14/08/2017 #55 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#46 you are most welcome @Jerry Fletcher there is a saying giving is receiving, it is true.14/08/2017 #54 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#47 thank you @Lance 🐝 Scoular!14/08/2017 #53 Liesbeth Leysen, MSc. International Management, Certified Executive Coach. Brand Ambassador beBee, Inc.#48 it was lovely to do @Franci🐝Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador happy week to you!
- Producer16/08/2017"Our Globalized World and the Human Selfishness..!!The human selfishness just thinking of yourself, is leading the world to a huge loss..!!Most humans being lives every day in the world that created for himself, with his values and with an enormous ability not to be bothered by other people's pain,...
- Producer16/08/2017Charlottesville...Hopefully the Wake Up Call America Needed.I came home from a networking event last night. My wife, Heather, was down in the family room watching CNN. She looked at me with eyes that had been crying and told me that she had been watching some news stories about the domestic terrorism that...
Comments16/08/2017 #17 Preston 🐝 Vander Ven#14 This is one reason I enjoy beBee. It feels like a community of love and a Hive of people who truly wants to help each other. I pray it always stays this way as we grow larger and larger. As Bees we can't motivate other bees, but we can inspire them. This is why I love to create honey. I may write something today that could inspire someone years from now. My goal is to throw out the seeds, and tend the fields of others by sharing and leaving my comment on their profiles. Their inspiration can also reach those who need it.16/08/2017 #16 CityVP 🐝 Manjit#14 This buzz has been good learning for me, it led me to an essay by Henry A. Giroux "Donald Trump and the Plague of Atomization in a Neoliberal Age" http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37133-donald-trump-and-the-plague-of-atomization-in-a-neoliberal-age View more#14 This buzz has been good learning for me, it led me to an essay by Henry A. Giroux "Donald Trump and the Plague of Atomization in a Neoliberal Age" http://www.truth-out.org/opinion/item/37133-donald-trump-and-the-plague-of-atomization-in-a-neoliberal-age
It is not so much my feelings that this buzz touches, as it is my thinking and I would not have found Giroux video interview with Bill Moyers based on his book "Zombie Politics and Culture in the Age of Casino Capitalist" https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=u_FP-7_UUNI had I not had my thoughts triggered by the words in the title "Wake Up Call". The learning I speak of here is a wake up call to our own selves but just as much maybe we are engaged in sensory overload from media engagement.
Giroux to boot now has moved to Canada and operates out of McMaster University. The chief difference today is that the horror is not happening in a remote region of Africa which was not afforded media coverage and which had no way to touch our sensibilities, but now across the border in the United States in the most media inundated time in human history, and unless we turn that media off, we are flooded by news that can overwhelm our nervous system. That effect also is a personal learning. Close16/08/2017 #14 Jim Murray#13 #13 #13 #12 #11 #8 #1 #2 #6 #7 Thanks Everybody. This is an issue that is beyond politics. It's about basic human rights. It's terribly sad that there are so many in society who feel so alienated that they can be sucked into this ideology of hate. I can't imagine what it would be like to hate whole races of people just because they were "different' from me in some superficial way.16/08/2017 #13 CityVP 🐝 ManjitThe reaction that was planned for choosing Virginia is what the alt-right planners wanted, the death of Heather Heyer may have subdued the reaction of what the organizers wanted, because this how I see this is that this protest was set up for violence. The organizers see their supporters as "atomized" which means they expect their movement to grow.
Vice news has captured the full horrifying extent of what is in the process of development. What the 22 minute news report shows that this infection is much deeper than even we can possibly imagine
Vice News - via Esquire
Do you think Trump did this? Trump got elected because this is already there, that is the most horrifying aspect to this.
If this vice news article does not wake America up, what will?16/08/2017 #12 Preston 🐝 Vander VenThe America People have had many times to have an awakening. What our country need is a Spiritual awakening. So many citizens of America have forgotten that they are America. The government is nothing but a voice of the people, and yet they are choosing it speak for them.
If you or I do not like what someone in position in doing, than we use our power of our vote and elect someone to speak for else. For example, over half the people I know complaining about society today, do not ever even vote.
Most importantly, change in America does not start at the top, yet at the bottom. It starts in our homes. Even if everything was perfect tomorrow in the United States, this country would be in same situation decades from now. People refuse to learn from history.
My job is first as a husband, and a father. When I am in-line with my priorities, everything else falls in place. So many families are broken and youth have no guidance or purpose. I believe the greatest driving force of mankind is to find a purpose in life. If they can’t find a purpose, they will blindly follow anything or anyone just to have that feeling to belong. This is why their are so many gangs and other type of groups.
Humans are naturally selfish and we tend to put our earthly desires first. This is very hard for helping our country. We all will need to help somewhere. This means maybe giving up something we enjoy doing? I now have a family, so I game up video games. I have to give up my "Peter Pan life" to become a husband and father. The question is, "What are you willing to sacrifice to help?"16/08/2017 #10 CityVP 🐝 ManjitI respect your humanity Jim, and you have made it clear that which constitutes a human being.
The metro post article below shows horrifying pictures of people flying in the air as that car hit them so if you are sensitive to that don't scroll past the first four pictures of armed militia. http://metro.co.uk/2017/08/13/white-supremacist-militia-seen-patrolling-charlottesville-rally-with-assault-rifles-6849661/
These militia groups have been training for decades and while even some of these groups condemned what the alt-right lunatics did in Charlotteville, and their foundation is seen by them as values stemming from the American constitution. It will anger them to define a America that does not include them and for decades they have not been a problem.
As a separate stream there is the Anarchists Cookbook http://www.thedailybeast.com/the-anarchist-cookbook-authors-last-confession-it-fills-me-with-remorse and here in the past we saw Waco and The Oklahoma Bombing. It does not take much for different groups to use media the way ISIS already do and when these things happen under a new American dictator, unfortunately it may be that your wife is seeing the tip of the iceberg and so I hope that the response now is a roll back of what could escalate into something far worse.
During the Obama administration what people did not pick up on is that gun control led to the largest increase in weapon sales on record, the narrative that we hear today was being played out back then, but no one took notice of what was growing under the surface. Now that it is beginning to poison discourse and beginning to erupt, lets hope that wiser heads come to the fore and settle this thing down, because otherwise, it is a quite unthinkable proposition.16/08/2017 #7 Lisa VanderburgBeautiful poem - very fitting at this time. Charlottesville hit me deeply too; the last straw somehow. The final bugle call to what used to be such potential in the US. I applaud you not giving up just yet. I recall I wrote something in the early 80s about America still in its adolescence (compared to the ancient and somewhat curmudgeonly Europeans), with all the eagerness, passion and energy afforded their age. Downside was the normal 'growing pains' and a little bit too trigger-happy, but the upside was the wonder and enthusiasm that of a life ahead. Too much horror and hatred; I hope American will recover. Thanks @Jim Murray16/08/2017 #2 Salma RodriguezThank you for sharing, @Jim Murray. Loved the poem. I did not know this sensible side of you :-) The lady who was killed on the road rage "accident" was also named Heather. Just wanted to let you know. I also wrote a poem, conveying the themes of optimism and hope.16/08/2017 #1 Kevin Pashuk"...the world will not let them succeed". Well put Jim. (The rest of the poem is great too).
My better half and I live in Charlottesville for close to 2 years. At the time, it seemed to be an oasis of rational thought and reason, without the overt tensions of racial divide that seemed so prevalent in other parts of the region. Along with the tragedy of the events this past weekend, it is sad that such a place has now been branded in such a negative way.
- Producer16/08/2017Talk to your babyFrom the very beginning. Positive lines on the pregnancy test? Talk to your baby. For the purpose of this writing I'm going to call your baby a she. I have daughters so this is just easier for me. Lets flash forward. Your daughter...
- Producer14/08/2017Mentors of MineI've been very lucky over the last 14 or so years that I have been drawing plans, hanging out at Council and going to site meetings. People have gone out of their way to help me out with technical questions, moral support, kicks up the backside and...