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Hive馃悵Talk - Featuring Pascal Derrien, VIP - Jan. 25, 2019

Hive馃悵Talk - Featuring Pascal Derrien, VIP - Jan. 25, 2019



Pascal Derrien VIP

Talent Cloud Media

Chief Executive Officer

Dublin, Leinster, Ireland

"About me, originally from France I have been living in Ireland for more than two decades. I am fascinated by people and their stories." - Pascal Derrien


My featured guest, Pascal Derrien-

His delightful posts are a plethora of enjoyment and inventiveness. Each article, a unique and compelling masterpiece. And our friend Pascal, has an intriguing imagination, agreed!?

A Whole Lot Of People
Sometimes I like to think that maybe my subconscious tried to tell me something and spared me a more gravitational calamity by sending me a friendly warning.


Psstt...Or The Ballad Of Billy & The Kid 鈥 8/18
They did not understand that Joel was more than just a piano man, to me he was and is one of the most brilliant lyricist I have come across. He is a paper tiger at large. The poignant power of '' Good Night Saigon'' or the exciting melody of ''A Matter of Trust'' always throw my spine into a shivering mode. Forty years on and its not up for debate, the prophetic element of his texts is still acutely and scarily relevant !!!


German Mornings聽
Travelling and running have always been an intertwined lifestyle habit. I have ran in many countries including Italy, Spain, Portugal ,UK and France obviously but also less travelled spots such as Dubai, Moscow, Kiev, Tallin or even Sarajevo in Bosnia to name a few. That's said, there has always been something special about running at dawn in one of the German Landers.


The Little Things (Me, My Diabetes and Me)聽
At best I thought this ain't going to define me, this is just a hiccup. Millions of people live with this. There is even an all diabetic pro-cycling team. Maybe I can help and lead the way by setting up diabetic friendly runs or cycle spins? Maybe there is something good about this?


People & Stuff : A Late Introduction
My nickname is Kat because believe it or not I can apparently whisper to cats, add to this that I am also colour blind like my quadruped brothers you may end up jumping to the conclusion as some did by saying I also have had 9 lives.


Like Eye Sink聽
Is online friendship the same than having a potato pet? Can you build a long-lasting relationship with a potato?


The Illusion of Proximity
Social Media is a strange beast and to me it is a bit like giving an oxygen mask to a fish at times. When I was thinking about this unstructured article I was thinking about the illusion of immediacy, the topic being social media I realized I probably meant proximity.


For Those About To Start Up (We Salute You)
No matter what will your achievements be, success or failure it does not matter, from the spectatorship river banks.
``We Salute YOU``


My First Language Is Not My First Language
Why don鈥檛 we admire the velocity, sharpness of the Swiss, Belgian or North African bilingual abilities to name just a few, why the Gibraltarian citizens with their dual identities are not role models, why the system wants to limit us to one dimensional blue print. I am no scholar and don鈥檛 have the answers but as a regular guy I am happy to be a


Franci Eugenia Hoffman

馃悵 beBee Brand Ambassador

I can be found here

beBee - Franci Hoffman


Franci enjoyed a dedicated career in the insurance industry for over 20 years being rewarded both professionally and personally. Now it鈥檚 time for Franci to follow her dreams by doing things she enjoys鈥pending time with family, learning, sharing, traveling, and writing poetry. Franci鈥檚 writing and creative endeavors can be found at her blogs, Eugi鈥檚 Causerie and Eugi鈥檚 Potpourri. Franci has authored eBooks Fanciful Delights and Mama, me and Mother Nature, and also has writings at Spillwords, PoetrySoup, and

Our greatest glory is not in never falling, but in rising every time we fall.聽


Pascal Derrien

1 year ago #26

Ken Boddie

1 year ago #25

Good to see this one surfacing again, @Franci 馃悵Eugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador   I used to think that, one day, if I read enough of @Pascal Derrien 鈥檚 posts, like a jigsaw puzzle, I鈥檇 eventually have a complete character picture. But this enigmatic Franco-Paddy leaves no corner pieces for us, hence the picture puzzle continues to grow, becoming no less enthralling with each new and quite different published piece. Pascal has a unique writing capability, an imagination that sucks readers in, and consequently produces magnetic posts that invite the reader to read, without hooks and drawcards. As I said here two years ago, to read a PascalPost is to sit back and join a Magical Mystery Tour. 

Thank you, Phil Friedman!
Thank you so much, Preston \ud83d\udc1d Vander Ven!

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #22

ah thanks Phil Friedman I am almost blushing now I think Franci has super powers :-)

Phil Friedman

3 years ago #21

Pascal Derrien is among the most eclectic and interesting writers I've run into on Social Media. Straight talking (except when writing in creative allegory and metaphor). Always authentic. And open on a one-on-one basis. Kudos, Franci, on this piece. And cheers to all.

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #20

you are very kind and a gentleman :-) Thanks Tausif Mundrawala

Pascal Derrien

3 years ago #19

#18 #13 #11 #10 #8 #6 #3 Hey gang thanks very much for all the kind words I wont do an individual answer as I would probably embarrassed myself besides I still think you are mistaken me for somebody else :-)
Pascal Derrien your rhetorical wanderings always touch my heart and bring me peace--even the toughest of them. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself.
I look forward to Pascal's posts, as well, Jerry Fletcher.
Thank you, Debasish Majumder.
It was my pleasure.
Thank you Lada \ud83c\udfe1 Prkic. New year, new Hive Talks. :)

Jerry Fletcher

4 years ago #13

Franci, thank you for putting Pascal in the lime light. I will not miss another of his jewel like gifts.

Debasish Majumder

4 years ago #12

Great buzz madam Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador is a bee who truly knows the art of making honey and i am just fascinated to go through his buzzes. enjoyed read and shared. thank you for the buzz.

Ian Weinberg

4 years ago #11

I agree - it was high time that we shone the light upon this great value contributor. A compelling writer and a real decent human being. Thanks for uplifting these pages yet again Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador

Jim Murray

4 years ago #10

Wow...what a showcase from a great guy and a pretty damn good writer, even if he doesn't believe it himself.

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc.

4 years ago #9

a bee you simply have to know!

Liesbeth Leysen, MSc.

4 years ago #8

Pascal Derrien

Ken Boddie

4 years ago #7

You鈥檝e opened a small but long overdue window, Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador. For the few bees out there who have not as yet ventured into Pascal鈥檚 world, you are missing the magical mystery tour. Come aboard next time the tour bus pulls up at your screen of choice, for the ride of your life.

Lada 馃彙 Prkic

4 years ago #6

I missed your Hive Talks, Franci.馃 You featured Pascal with more than appropriate words about his compelling posts. He does have an intriguing imagination indeed. Besides, I love his meaningful and short comments too. Pascal articulates his respond in a simple way using just as many words as necessary to express his thoughts. It is one of the qualities I appreciate most in people.
Well deserved Pascal Derrien. Have a fabulous weekend.
Thank you, Ali \ud83d\udc1d Anani, Brand Ambassador @beBee, and I agree, Pascal is a master of meaningful and short comments.

Ali Anani

4 years ago #3

Thank you dear Franci\ud83d\udc1dEugenia Hoffman, beBee Brand Ambassador that reflect his great mind. I call Pascal the king of short, but precise comments. It is amazing how he can express his views in few words.

Pascal Derrien

4 years ago #2

oh gosh that鈥檚 a nice surprise for a Friday evening 馃槈 thanks so much Franci I am speechless......

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