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.
Welcome - willkommen!
Blogging in English und auf Deutsch.
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
This is important!
Monday, June 29, 2009
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
(TS - a Neurological Disorder),
(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 on Twitter
"Fear the Snowflake" says hello to "Bullying No Way" :-)!
Saturday, June 27, 2009
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,
Friday, June 12, 2009
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.
... A Bright Spot in a Dark Place.
RONAN'S ESCAPE - Official Movie Website
RONAN'S ESCAPE on Facebook
RONAN'S ESCAPE on Twitter