Friday, August 28, 2015

The Long Road Home

When I was a child, my Dad was learning to become a Minister.  I lived on the top floor, but I spent my time in the basement.  There was an Indian family from the high mountains -- Dondekers.  And there was a man from the Naga mountains.  He was named Tuisem Shishak. He joked and told me he ate humans. Then he said it was a joke.

For me this was wonderful learning; I learned that other people can be different, and yet human. The mother of this croud showed me how to wear a sari.  She was very sweet and kind.                                                                                                                                                                                                    When I went upstairs, I asked my parents why they lived in the basement.  And we lived on the third floor. All the children went to a Christion school, except my friends. No one else had commented except me!

Tuisem was part of my growing up -- he said he was going back to NagaLand to. And he did!             Years ago, Rev. Dr. Tuisem Shishak together with his wife, began their journey of faith in building what was to be the first Christian College.  They were parents, as well!

Monday, August 10, 2015


Once upon a large 13 acres.  I loved where I lived.  And then I decided I wanted a bee hive.  And there were some people who work with bees. We gathered once a month to learn and teach each others.  It was very wonderful.  I liked to watch the bees and began to really learn from the bees.

Bees stay near the hive, and from what I learned bees work together.  I loved working with them. Another aspect was talking with other bee keepers.  It helps to have others and we did share our

Another aspect is having sweet flowers. Where I was there was Fireweed in abundance.  The bees really loved the Fireweed.

When I was keeping bees, I had to have a suit to keep the bees from stinging.

Another part of beekeeping is getting it out of the hive.  It has to be spun.

When I was keeping bees, I had to have people who want the honey.

The bees work together.  We humans could take a look to see how the bees work.