News, Reviews & Resources   September, 2009
This Issue ...

We'd like to apologise for the delay since our last issue of Starlink!

First of all, we missed July altogether. We were juggling several projects, and things became so hectic that time to produce Starlink eluded us.

Then - Murphy's Law at work - the August issue was delayed because we were having intermittent 'blacklist' problems with our host's mail server!

We gathered it was somehow being infected by 'spambots'. So our domain kept getting blacklisted and emails were bouncing back to us. A hassle at the best of times - but not something we wanted to face with the hundreds of emails that go out for each Starlink issue. :)

We'd hoped we might still get an issue out during August - by the skin of our teeth at least. But unfortunately that wasn't to be.

As we delayed distribution until the blacklist problem was fixed, this has finally become the September issue.

Fingers crossed, we'll have no more bouncing problems - and we hope you'll find this month's Starlink was worth waiting for. :)

Sue & Chris
BJ Seminars International

A Few Snippets 'n' Bits ...
piano-playing cat

An amusing and thought provoking TED talk by Mike Rowe, the host of "Dirty Jobs" TV show in the US. Mike tells some compelling (and horrifying) real-life job stories. Listen for his insights and observations about the nature of hard work, and how it's been unjustifiably degraded in society today. Will it make you change your mind about so-called 'dirty jobs'?

And if you've ever had to listen to plaintive cries of "I'm BORED!" from children and teenagers - or adults, for that matter - you may like what Joseph Brodsky has to say in his article, Boredom. Could help you work out some nifty responses. :)

For those of you who think you know all about cats, here are a couple of surprises. A cat that plays the piano, and one that loves water!

Finally, four singing horses. if you've not seen this one before, try it out just for fun. (Click on the horses to start/stop the sound.) You too can be an orchestral maestro! :)

Blog Buzz
Biz Buzz Bee

You'll find lots of new posts on our blogs since our last issue of Starlink.

If you've not dropped in for a while, please do come by - and if you feel so inclined, leave a comment somewhere. :) We'd love to hear from you.

Chris's blog
Sue's blog

As you'll see from our announcement in the downloadable pdf, we've also launched a third blog, BJ Biz Buzz. This focuses on tips and resources for business and is replacing our other monthly newsletter, The BeeZine, after 44 months and 44 issues.

Starlink to Blog?

We've been considering transforming our current production of Starlink each month into a blog instead - much as we have done for The BeeZine. If we do so, it would mean our readers would need to subscribe to our blog - either by rss feed or email.

At the moment it's really just an idea - we've been having one of those 'could we, should we, might we?' conversations. :)

So we thought we'd fly the idea past our Starlink readers to see what you think. Please send us an email if you have any thoughts on this.

Many thanks!

Starlink # 77 ...

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Useful Links

Edublogger Clasroom Tips

Social Enterprise Reporter

A Key Lesson Business Can Teach Charities (pdf)

And Now - Twitter Philanthropy

Find Your Great Work

The Nature Conservancy

Myths that Shape Secondary Schools

Daydreamers Might Solve Problems Faster

30 Words Inspired by 29 People and an Elephant

The Last Word
The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance. (Alan W. Watts)
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