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My Story of Child Abuse

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What is the view of child abuse? I struggle with that question.  I’ve found that child abuse survivors are viewed as damaged goods.  I see pity in people’s eyes.  I say, don’t see me and my ordeal—understand that there are children out there right this second that are undergoing the same kind of ordeal.  Young, dead bodies discarded like trash by the side of the road or on beaches…  See them and know that they’ve been released.  Children are toys—property of the adults who produce them.  Not everybody plays nice with their toys.

I kept my eyes down as a child. I didn’t know the moon could be seen in the daylight sky until my 3-year-old son pointed it out to me.  When he said, “moon”, and pointed up to the sky, I scoffed, then looked up and was amazed.  There it was.  At that moment, I realized I had…

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Success

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Success  ÉxitoWhat is Success? How do you get there? Success entails a great deal of effort. I often define it in dichotomous terms of being a Victim or a Victor, but I’m wrong. There’s a lot of gray in between.

Success is a careful dance of listening and taking the bull by the horns and acting. There is a constant need to be willing to learn and supplant personal perspectives with new ideas. It requires flexibility in thinking. I find myself sitting here smiling as I think of Deb 🐝 Helfrich‘s and Ali 🐝 Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee‘s posts—two of the most flexible minds I have had the pleasure to experience on beBee.

There is a psychology to Success. I’m smiling again. A jump-up-and-down, screaming, “Yes” post was Juan Imaz‘s:https://www.bebee.com/producer/@juan-imaz/the-importance-of-flexibility-and-empathy-in-business What insight! What a distinct understanding of psychology in business!

Cream floats to the top. Those that are too rigid in their beliefs will never see the top, or…

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The Saga of the Damned Tree

  Iron Tree Service is a local company, tasked with providing service throughout the area—that’s the east coast of Massachusetts. They came to my rescue as a result of the circumstances outlined in my story, Adieu, Dear Tree. My neighbors were up in arms over Mother Nature’s felling of one trunk, which littered their yards with huge portions of… Continue reading The Saga of the Damned Tree

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Business, Business, Business, and Rules in English y en Español

  My gut reaction is to say I have no business acumen, but that’s not true. There are a few instances when a business-sense has been required of me. I had dogs here: https://www.bebee.com/producer/@joyce-bowen/the-business-of-canines. I needed an acute sense of business to accomplish my goals, but admit I did not look at them as a “product.” Many, I know, did; I lost… Continue reading Business, Business, Business, and Rules in English y en Español

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Adieu, Dear Tree: In English y en Español

  Seventy years ago, Julia Wells planted a tree in her yard. I suppose she wanted quick growth to shade her house. She got it in the form of a Silver Maple. Whoooooosh, it grew. Julia Wells moved on either to the nursing home or some kind of care, and the Silver Maple remained. It surely outlived her (as trees most… Continue reading Adieu, Dear Tree: In English y en Español

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BeBee — Un Lugar Para Crecer Verdaderamente

Espero que no te moleste usar tu gráfico, Javier 🐝 beBee, y Juan Imaz. Como pueden ver, lo he fastidiado un poco. Eso es una nariz infernal, Javier. 😅   Sus participaciones en Bebee son clave.   No soy un empresario, per se. Yo no retumbo en B2B o marketing, etc El mundo está dirigido por el dólar, el peso, o lo… Continue reading BeBee — Un Lugar Para Crecer Verdaderamente