William Belle

William Belle
Birthday
January 01
Bio
Some cross-posting of my blog (see below under My Links). All the best to you in your world. wb :-)

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Cindy is half English, half Chinese and grew up in Asia, in Brunei. The majority of her career has been in marketing. She joined the British marketing firm Bartle Bogle Hegarty in 1989 where she ran global accounts for Coca-Cola, Polaroid and Ray-Ban. She moved on to Singapore in 1996 to/…

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MAY 5, 2011 10:28PM

Sex: Facials are stupid

I picture you sitting there reading away, "Sex: Facials..." [you doing a spit take] "He's talking about what!?!" My last column got me thinking about some authors I had read recently, and I thought I would share these wonderful insights from the fairer sex.

Cindy Gallop is a New York entreprene/…

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Proclivity, propensity, penchant, predilection, preference, partiality, and predisposition. I've managed to create quite a list of words starting with the letter P, all meaning surprisingly enough a liking or a fondness for something. And that something I want to talk about in regards to Davy/…

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To die from a broken heart. Love hurts. Oh such a painful loss. You probably have your own sayings which portray love or the problems of love as somehow being equated to physical pain. Leave it up to the researchers to finally get around to testing this supposedly figurative use of/…

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MAY 2, 2011 1:00PM

Multi-tasking muddles the brain

Watch some TV, finish off an email, and wolf down a sandwich; that seems like a typical situation for anybody trying to cope in this modern world. However trying to "multitask" may gives us the illusion of doing more when in reality, we may very well be screwing up more.

Scientists have/…

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Last night, I forked over thirty-three dollars and forty-four cents for the hardcopy edition of "Shameless: How I Ditched The Diet, Got Naked, Found True Pleasure and Still Got Home In Time To Cook Dinner". - I note that the title is quite the mouthful so it's usually referred to as/…

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Nothing lasts forever. The ephemeral nature of life. The transitory nature of our existence. All things must pass or more precisely in Matthew 24:6 (King James Version), all these things must come to pass. Our time on this planet is finite and I note that my vacations are very much finite/…

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APRIL 30, 2011 12:09PM

Robin Trower: Day of the Eagle


I saw a light, just up ahead
But I couldn't seem
To rise up from my bed

I'm not alone, then I am
People seem
To think I'm Superman

But I watch for the love
I'm livin' in the day of the eagle
Eagle, not the dove

It's like a/…

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It's an old riddle, "I always lie, I never tell the truth", and it makes for some amusing moments thinking about how to deal with such a statement. Wikipedia's article "Liar's paradox" shows the origins of this idea date back before Christ, over 2,500 years ago. A lot of people have/…

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April 26 marks twenty-five years since the world saw the worst nuclear accident in our collective history. With all eyes on Fukushima at the moment, this is a telling reminder of the dangers of a technology we do not necessarily fully understand. The need for an almost inexhaustible source of/…

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APRIL 27, 2011 2:43PM

My Mother Tried to Commit Suicide

My memory of the details is foggy. After all, it happened 39 years ago and anybody who could tell me anything about what happened is no longer with us. So, as I sit here mulling this over, I realise I have few facts but a lot of speculation.

I vaguely remember Dad/…

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OK Go is a rock band originally from Chicago, Illinois, USA, now residing in Los Angeles, California, USA. ... They are perhaps best known for their often elaborate and quirky music videos.

"This Too Shall Pass" is an alternative rock song by OK Go from the album Of the Blue Colour… Read full post »
APRIL 26, 2011 12:13AM

Jane Child: Don't Wanna Fall in Love


Uploaded by RhinoEntertainment on Aug 3, 2010 (Damn! They disabled embedding!)

Ain't no personal thing boy
but you have got to stay away
far, far away from my heart, my heart
don't you know what your kiss is doing
let me tell it to/…

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APRIL 25, 2011 9:45PM

Divorce Mistakes to Avoid

Note: I am not a professional. I have not researched the topic high and low to present the most comprehensive analysis of the topic. I am merely writing about some things I myself have run across and about some questions I have asked myself.

I couldn't help thinking in writing this/…

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APRIL 24, 2011 4:54PM

Sex Ed: Tracey Cox

WARNING: This is NSFW, Not Safe For Work.

Tracey Cox (b. 1961, England) is a non fiction author specializing in books about dating, sex, and relationships. She is a former associate editor of Cosmopolitan (Australia) and a radio show host. As a TV presenter about sex and relationships, she has/…

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Midlife crisis: (noun), midlife crises, plural - An emotional crisis of identity and self-confidence that can occur in early middle age. (Google)

Midlife crisis is a term coined in 1965 by Elliott Jaques and used in Western societies to describe a period of dramatic self-doubt that is felt by s/…

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Flashback to 1982 and my first computer, the Commodore 64. In comparison with today's machines, this humble little foray into a personal computer market dominated at that time by the IBM PC and the Apple II would be laughable. However I can state from personal experience that what was achieved…

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Master's Degree in Social Work (MSW); marriage and family therapist; author of seven books (more?); columnist in Psychology Today; media personality including the Oprah Winfrey Show, Today, PBS, ABC News, CBS News, etc.; quoted frequently by various outlets including the New York Times, Time m…

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APRIL 20, 2011 1:02PM

Earth Day: April 22, 2011

Wait! Again? I thought... Yep, you're right. There was an Earth Day on March 20, 2011. And now there's an Earth Day on April 22. So, what gives?

Peace activist John McConnell and U.S. Senator Gaylord Nelson separately arrived at the same idea. McConnell's idea was first celebrated in San Franci…

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Purplefeather is a marketing company in the United Kingdom. In early 2010, they produced a short film designed to show the power of words and how changing those words could radically change your message and the effect you could potentially have on the world. It's an interesting little story an…

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I ran across the statement that two-thirds of divorces are petitioned by the woman. References pointed to a report from the National Center for Health Statistics (United States) entitled "Advance Report of Final Divorce Statistics" dated May 21/1991. On page 15 of the report, I find table #12…

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APRIL 19, 2011 8:10AM

Supertramp: Downstream


Took a boat Sunday, down by the sea
It just felt so nice, you and me
We didn't have a problem or a care
And all around was silence, everywhere

You are the reason I was born
Be with you through all seasons
I'll always hear you/…

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APRIL 18, 2011 6:35PM

The Royal Wedding Goes Viral

You think dancing queen refers to ABBA?


T-Mobile, the 10th largest mobile phone company in the world, has come up with some fairly innovative advertising campaigns. Some have involved Flash Mobs (see my blog Flash Mob), some have involved dance, and some have involved both.

In their latest end… Read full post »

APRIL 17, 2011 9:17PM

Pat Metheny: Last Train Home



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Video credit: Uploaded by piccinini02 on Apr 13, 2010

Wikipedia: Pat Metheny
Patrick Bruce "Pat" Metheny (born August 12, 1954) is an American jazz guitarist and composer.

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APRIL 16, 2011 6:21PM

Movie Review: Hanna

Have you ever gone to the movies and the film did absolutely nothing for you? It's not that the film is bad; it's that film fails to excite you. It doesn't capture your imagination; you don't buy into it, and in the end you ask, "Who cares?" I saw this film…

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