What I learned about racism as a child...

Our most formative and profound experiences come from what we live as children. Once the imprint of life has been left on our childhood, it cannot be erased, is seldom forgotten and will drive our behavior and our perception of the world for as long as we live. · I was raised th ...

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Philippe Collard

4 years ago

The history of storytelling. The very first story ever told…

Tens of thousands years ago, somewhere in Africa (most probably) a primate almost human proceeded to tell the very first story ever told. May be around a fire in a cave. The recipient(s) of this “story” was/were other almost human primates. I can only guess as to the exact way th ...

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Philippe Collard

4 years ago

The history of story telling. Prologue

[Note: this is a multiple parts essay. I will publish the next parts when I actually feel like it or have come up with something that I believe is worth publishing…I therefore use BeBee as my own personal notebook, one that I dare share with you all..] · One thing that distinguis ...

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Everybody is in sales! And that means YOU!

My father was an “old style” professional salesman back in the 60s. He would go door-to-door trying to get people to buy his products (vacuum cleaners, pressure cookers, etc). When he came home, he told us (my mother, my brother, my sister and myself) about his day. This is when, ...

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Philippe Collard

5 years ago

A message to millennials about the 2016 Presidential election

I am 62 years old. I am an immigrant. I have been a US citizen since 1993 (and proud of it). I have participated in the election process since the very first time I was eligible. And I have never witnessed anything like what we are witnessing this year (which could have consequen ...

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Philippe Collard

5 years ago

The Elegance of the Hedgehog or learning to listen to your child(ren).

Preamble: this summary is taken from the Web site Bookrags (www.bookrags.com) (I hope they will not mind…otherwise sue me!) [By the way, I do not receive any royalties from sales of the bookJ] · The Elegance of the Hedgehog is a novel by writer Muriel Barbery. In this novel, Rene ...

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Philippe Collard

5 years ago

The "deplorables"

Believes that immigrants “steal the jobs of “real” Americans”. Check! · At the same time, forgets that the jobs that are supposedly “stolen” are those that “real” Americans do not want to do. Check! · Believes that to be a “real Americans” you need to be white. Check! · Actually ...

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Philippe Collard

5 years ago

The “new” age of fear and why I am not afraid!

These days, if you watch TV, listen to the radio, get your news from the Web or listen to the current crop of “law and order” politicians, you would think that western "civilization" (whatever that means) is coming to an end very soon. Heck, terrorists are everywhere (don’t I see ...

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