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4 years ago

It may now be time to alert Search & Rescue

don kerr · In November of 2016, I produced a bit of honey here that garnered some attention. · https://www.bebee.com/producer/@don-kerr/are-the-bebee-waters-getting-choppy-time-to-launch-a-rescue-vessel · In the article, I posited that beBee was experiencing some evident growing pains but t ...

4 years ago

Soul force and the immortal part of history

don kerr · This has been such a messed up year with so much filth, so many falsehoods, the legitimization of outright misogyny, the globally-dangerous ravings of a sick man occupying the White House, rampant racism and glorification of the lunatic fringes of society, the incessant acts of t ...

4 years ago

The wisdom of Paul Rand and why you should never cheap out on design

don kerr · November 30, 2017 · Just four of Paul Rand's* remarkable logos. · “Design is the silent ambassador of your brand.” - Paul Rand* · Author in Source TitleHow do you establish the value of design? How do you place a monetary value on what, to many, appears simple? · This is an issue ...

4 years ago

Cancer tails: Why our lives will never be cancer free and why we must take sides

don kerr · I posted the following on my site Riding Shotgun (https://ridingshotgun.squarespace.com/) yesterday and posted a link to it as a buzz on beBee. The piece garnered some interesting responses (one in particular which I hope to share with you when/if I get the author's permission) s ...

4 years ago

How often do you reflect and remember?

don kerr · A few weeks ago Kate, many of our breast cancer community and I lost a remarkable person and friend Catherine Brunelle. · Since her death Kate and I have thought of her every day. There is no morbidity in our memories and daily reflection. There is though something remarkable tha ...

4 years ago

La complacencia es el enemigo - y porqué beBee es un poderoso foro para el cambio social

don kerr · N.B. I don't speak Spanish worth a lick. Sure, I can order something in a restaurant 'Dos cervezas por favor' and find out where to go after I've completed that order three or four times '¿Dónde está el baño?' and then order something to fill my gut '¿Podría tener dos burritos y ...

4 years ago

Complacency is the enemy - from Dylan Thomas to Howard Beale and why beBee is a powerful forum for social change

don kerr · The shocking acceptance of lies. · The embrace of patently false commentary. · The awfulness of bare-faced collusion and rampant self interest. · The get-richer-at-any-cost approach to public policy. · The adoption of pure falsehood as fact. · The polarization of community revolv ...

4 years ago

The road to nothingness - an experience with mindfulness

don kerr · Mindfulness is apparently on everyone's radar these days and for good reason. We're increasingly and maddeningly succumbing to the stress we apparently welcome and seek out in our modern-day lives of busyness. · It's crazy really what we're doing to ourselves. · My wife, Kate, wa ...

4 years ago

The tyranny of secrets - stories not told

don kerr · “E quindi uscimmo a riveder le stelle. · And so we came forth, and once again beheld the stars.” · William Styron · © Copyright 2017, Don Kerr, Don Kerr Writes - All rights reserved. · don@donkerrwrites.com · https://donkerrwrites.squarespace.com · https://ridingshotgun.squarespa ...

4 years ago

You can't fix it but you can make it better

don kerr · On November 3, 2011, I received a phone call while waiting in line to pick up my sons, 2 and 4, from school. On the other end of the line was my wife’s GP advising me that Kate had a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer. The ensuing months brought bewilderment, fear and ange ...

4 years ago

When life gives you lemons - serve up some seafood!

don kerr · The common expression is 'when life gives you lemons - make lemonade!' · But sometimes the common solution is not the one which promises the greatest return. · Since launching my book 'Riding Shotgun - a book for men and the partners they care for' · this past February, I experie ...

4 years ago

Take this algorithm and shove it!

don kerr · Forty years ago Donald Lytle (a.k.a. Johnny Paycheck recorded ‘Take this job and shove it’. (http://tinyurl.com/kvnynlo)The country & honky tonk artist, (born in that hotbed of country music Greenfield, Ohio) was more than a one-hit wonder but only by a little bit. He sure had an ...

4 years ago

Can you be silent? Even for just a moment?

don kerr · Received some good advice the other day from a very unlikely source - someone with whom I have had a few social media altercations. No, it's nobody on beBee so don't start thinking it's you! (Although I have received good advice here too. Oh, also had a few altercations but I'm f ...

4 years ago

Self esteem and authenticity

don kerr · A recent post by my friend Pascal Derrien and the commentary thread, most notably contributions by CityVP 🐝 Manjit and CityVP 🐝 Manjit prompted me to share this perspective on the notion of personal branding. · My comment on Pascal's post ( http://tinyurl.com/hcenllb) was this:  ...

4 years ago

If you don't know where you've been, can you know where you are?

don kerr · How do you help a business successfully undertake a line extension to its brand? How do you leverage current brand equities? How do you wander back into the brand history then transition to tomorrow? · These are some of the questions I was pondering recently while working with a ...

5 years ago

Getting my wheels spinning

don kerr · For members of the Car Hive - I don't have a Morgan. I would like to have one but that's not what this is about. · Anyone who writes - professionally or as an enthusiastic hobbyist - will have experienced the occasional moment when the words disappear. This is not a post about ho ...

5 years ago

The end of days? Peace out dude.

don kerr · This recent election in the Excited States caused a bit of a ruckus. Don’t know if you knew about it but it was in most of the major papers. (Not that they’re necessarily relevant anymore!) · We had a bit of a ruckus up here in Canuckistan as well in our last federal election whe ...

5 years ago

I am curious red. Where are the Canadians?

don kerr · “Use statistics as a drunken man uses lamp posts, for support rather than illumination.” · Andrew LangIf you’re expecting a thorough and incisive exploration of quantitative data mixed with qualitative projections all built upon a foundation of exhaustive exploration of empirical ...

5 years ago

Are we willingly killing ourselves?

don kerr · Hello again. It's us! This is the second edition of FSW out loud. The response to our first missive proved popular and we're hopeful you'll find this entertaining, illuminating and worth the few minutes you may devote to reading what we think and then sharing your response by com ...

5 years ago

"I should have killed him..." - at sea with Paul Walters: A beBee Interview

don kerr · As part of the continuing series of getting-to-know-you beBee interviews it is my pleasure to introduce novelist, recovering ad man, traveller and travel writer Paul Walters. At the time of this interview (mid-July 2016), Paul was floating somewhere off the coast of Malta doing h ...

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