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“Once again…welcome to my house.

Come freely. Go safely;

and leave something of the happiness you bring.”


Bram Stoker


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“There is no hospitality like understanding.”


Vanna Bonta


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“Create inclusion – with simple mindfulness

that others might have a different reality from your own.”


Patti Digh


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“It only takes one cat – or person –

to make another feel welcome and special.”


  Laura C. Monteiro


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“But still – that is our vocation:

to convert the hostis into a hospes,

the enemy into a guest

and to create the free and fearless space

where brotherhood and sisterhood

can be formed and fully experienced.”


  Henri J.M. Nouwen


July 4, 2015 Jamestown 080~

We are all strangers in this strange land; all but the natives who greeted us in 1607 and their children’s children who live among us now.

The genius, the energy, and the stubborness of “Americans” comes from our identity as immigrants, as newcomers.  Every new wave of immigrants brings some special something with them, which woven into the fabric of our culture keeps us ever new and relevant.

America remains in a constant state of rebellion against what is outdated and stale.  We welcome the fresh breezes from the sea to clear away the smog and offer us a view of the infinite blue sky.


Jamestown Island, July 4, 2015

Jamestown Island, July 4, 2015


Happy Independence Day! 

May our Nation be always blessed by love.


Jamestown Island still bears sweet fruits for those who stop to gather them.

Jamestown Island still bears sweet fruits for those who stop to gather them.


Woodland Gnome 2015


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4 responses to “Bee-Friendly

  1. paterallen

    beautiful and informative…thanks for sharing, have a nice day!

  2. If only you could write the script for our nation moving forward.

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