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Name: Julie A Carda

After studying dance in Europe, Julie returned to the United States and graduated from Creighton University. With a desire to expand her knowledge of the arts and spirituality, she graduated from St. John’s University in Collegeville with a Masters in Theology and Liturgical Studies. Over the past twenty years, she has taught high school and college courses, and facilitated workshops on the healing arts while occasionally writing for academic periodicals. Her quest to acknowledge world religions and the desire to expose the similarities of love and peaceful living, led her to travel, live, and study with shaman practitioners, herbal healers, Native American medicine women, Buddhist priests and other earth-based spiritual teachers. Through these experiences and experiences with global metaphysical teachings, she learned to honor the eternal Source of love in all people. Besides writing fiction, Julie is co-creating a Space of Love through advocacy for Kin Domains.

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Where are the Bees?


Now that I have lots of flowers blooming and vegetables filled with blossoms, I've been watching for honey bees. Yesterday I finally spotted one. My tallest sunflower had a visitor. Lack of bees has me concerned.

Because honey bees fall under the nuisance category for life in the city hives are not permitted. How are urban gardens to thrive without bees? One more law to examine. One more opportunity to educate people.

Wasps sting, bumble bees sting but honey bees just move around me in the garden. They don't feel threatened and they have a clear goal so why would they attack?

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