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Bonnie’s Journey cont’d part 213th

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Hello everyone,

Another week has passed and the tank progresses smoothly, I think the
photos will tell the story! The local builder we hired to do the work is
performing very well. He’s a very sweet man; the crew works hard and
operates efficiently, I couldn’t be happier with the choice to hire him
instead of the bully!




Building together

Building together


Eating fruit with adorable baby Meeka, the cleaning ladies son.

Eating fruit with adorable baby Meeka


The boy who works at the shop across the street from my room is always
eagerly waving and smiling at me, sometimes the second I step out of my
door in the morning to use the bathroom; he’s there, energetically waving
to me, luckily he’s sweet and very kind. When I walked into the shop last
week he greeted me with, “You’re going to miss me here.” Of course I busted out laughing and said, “Am I? Where are you going?” He informed me that he is a psychologist, (which shocked me, I would have guessed him to be no more than 16!) and he needs to return to his homeland of Rwanda for Commemoration week.


It’s the week every year that the Rwandan Government and the genocide survivors dedicate to the memory of all their lost loved ones.

Commemoration week also serves to bring awareness to genocides that happen all over the world, even today. I’m doing my part by copying the e-mail I (at the very end of this e-mail) that I sent out in 2013 after my friend Carly and I visited the incredible Genocide Museum and some of the many churches around Kigali where hundreds of people were slaughtered by their own neighbors and families. Governments turn people against one another and brutality and violence take over out of fear. Whether they declare Jews, Tutsi’s or Muslims to be exterminated it is our responsibility as educated and compassionate beings to stop it. It is a terrible, tragedy and can only be stopped by spreading knowledge and love!



To understand others, is to be knowledgeable

To understand yourself, is to be wise

To conquer others, is to have strength

To conquer yourself, is to be strong

To know when you have enough is to be rich

To go forward with strength, is to have ambition

To not lose your place, is to last long

To die and not be forgotten, that is true long life



From The Tao TeChing; In honor and in loving memory of a dear
friend, Celo. Peace and Healing to all of his friends and family in
Minnesota and in Lyon, France.

RIP Celo, your wildly, wicked soul is free at last. You will never be





Carpe Diem!






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