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English: A key topic of this blog certainly is Bullying, and what can be done against it.
Deutsch: Ein Kernthema dieses Blogs is ganz sicherlich Mobbing, und was dagegen getan werden kann.
E: There are still lots of other topics here, too - feel free to cruise around and take a look :-)!
D: Es gibt aber auch noch viele andere Themen - schaut Euch einfach um :-)!
E: I look forward to comments on my blog entries!
D: Ich freue mich über Kommentare zu meinen Blog-Einträgen!

In the banner picture: Libera.

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

YouTube WE WANT FREE CHOICE Do Not Force Us Into Beta Design Channels

This is important!

Please watch the video, then go to YouTube, check out the description box, and help to get something going.

We, the users, need free choice - and YouTube needs to come up with something new that is not only "Beta", but a real alternative and improvement!

Let's stand our ground here.


Monday, June 29, 2009

Bullying No Way!

A simple and clear message. Let's live up to it!


A few words from Jaylen:

"My name is Jaylen Arnold, I am 8 years old
and in the 2nd grade.
I am ready to change the world through my challenge!
I want to STOP childhood bullying!

I made this page to help put an end to
kids that bully other kids ...
... especially disabled ones.

I am a disabled child who suffers from

Tourette's Syndrome
(TS - a Neurological Disorder),

Aspergers Syndrome
(ASP - a broad spectrum Autism Disorder),

and severe Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
(OCD - much more than just washing your hands
or checking things over and over ... believe me)!

One day, I'm going to be
on the Disney Channel & You Tube
educating people about teasing and bullying!

And one day,
Barack Obama, Oprah Winfrey, and The Jonas Brothers
will be wearing my armband to help stop bullying!

I've never heard her sing,
but Oprah has a lot of fans, I know she can help me with bullies.

When I grow up, I want to be a dentist
(hope my tics don't interfere with me having my hands in your mouth)!"


Want to learn more?

Then please visit

Jaylen's Youtube channel

and also his website

Jaylen's Challenge

and follow

Jaylen on Twitter


"Fear the Snowflake" says hello to "Bullying No Way" :-)!


The Closet

... self explaining ...


Saturday, June 27, 2009

Windham Hill Artists, CAROL OF THE BELLS

Today, I found a piece of music that I had to adore from the very first note on. The fact that it obviously is a Christmas tune did not touch me at first, as I had never heard it before, but I was absolutely captivated by it from the moment I pressed "Play" ...

The song is being played by musicians that were all under contract at Windham Hill back in the days, and if you listen to this tune, you get a feel of the style of music that the record label Windham Hill stood for.

Among others, you'll see and hear steel drum player Andy Narrell at work, and also my absolute favorite bass player, Michael Manring.

Hope you enjoy ... Christmas or not :-)))!

Best wishes for a wonderful weekend,




Just a beautiful song ...


Friday, June 12, 2009

RONAN'S ESCAPE - on Festivals world wide in Summer 2009

January 2012 - Update
Please also read my new article

As of now,
you can watch the entire short movie


A wonderful Australian short movie, with David Lazarus giving a so moving performance as the lead character ...

... and a tremendously important movie, about a topic that, sadly, has become part of every day's school life everywhere in the world. I hope the makers of this movie will have huge success with it, as people need to see this movie.

Bullying is no joke. Bullying is no peccadillo. Bullying is a serious form of abuse, and the victims need our help ...

If you are close to someone in need - then don't close your eyes. Reach out a hand. Offer a friendly word. Dry some tears.

You are needed.

Even the weak are not entirely helpless, and even the lonely are not really alone, because:

Everyone can help, everyone can do something for a kid in need. And you can start with that every day.

Everyone can be ...

... A Bright Spot in a Dark Place.

RONAN'S ESCAPE - Official Movie Website

RONAN'S ESCAPE on Facebook




Monday, June 8, 2009

Allan sings Billy Gilman's OKLAHOMA (in memory of Kel)

11 year old singer Allan from Trinidad and Tobago pays
a very special tribute to Kel,
by singing Kel's favorite song ...

"oh yea I all most forgot.
every day i watch this video cause it always gives me hope.
i dont miss even one day.
i would like you to watch it mr michael."

(Kel, March 7th 2009)


The Way I Am.

Indeed: That's the bottom line.