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  • Jottings From Jazianzza The Genius of George Washington Carver

    Greetings to everyone from Jazianzza and me, and welcome to our journey with the newly published Bee-Coming Strong. One of the enduring gifts of my childhood came from my grandfather’s love of reading. In his library I found a biography of George Washington Carver written for children that left a deep imprint on my life. Carver’s…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza Who is endangered? Plus, a cool idea for kids!

    Jazianzza wanted me to tell you something that she feels a bit awkward about. National Honey Month in Sept. was started in 1989 to promote both beekeeping as well as honey. The thing that Jazi wants to share is that it isn’t the honeybees that are endangered because of pesticides, loss of habitat, and the…


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  • Jottings From Jazianzza: So What Do Honeybees Do In The Winter?

    Honeyazza! Greetings and Happy New Year from Jazianzza and Anandamayi! We hope that you had a beautiful holiday season, filled with much joy and sweetness, and are getting off to a good start in this new year. Our book Bee-Coming Strong launched in November. Thank you for all the beautiful support you provided during this exciting time. The book…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza: Wishing you a December filled with sweetness and joy!Jottings From Jazianzza:

    Greetings to everyone in our hive. We wish you a holiday season filled with sweetness and blessings. Whether it be Hanukkah, Pancha Ganapati, Christmas, Kwanzaa, Boxing Day, or???? We are grateful to have you with us. Thank you for your warm reception of Bee-Coming Strong. Jazianzza is thrilled to tell you she is flying around the world. Two…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza: Bee-Coming Strong Is Now $12.99 Amazon!

    Greetings to everyone in our hive, and thank you for being so wonderful and supportive as we have made this journey together. Jazianzza sent me a bee-mail to let me know she is on her way and is excited to finally be testing her wings. And, thankfully, the Amazon price is now what I had originally intended…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza:Mindfulness — or Bee-fulness?

    Greetings to everyone from Jazianzza and me, and welcome to another Jottings From Jazianzza. Thank you for joining us on our journey toward the publication of what is basically Jazi’s memoir, Bee-Coming Strong. This month we want to explore a vital skill millions of us struggle with: the ability to focus. In the last chapter of Bee-Coming Strong Jazianzza…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza: Stop the presses! It’s National Honey Month!

    Greetings to everyone from Jazianzza and me in this month of September, which, as a friend recently pointed out to me, is National Honey Month. Jazi and I had an entirely different newsletter in mind until we found this out. She reread her copy of The Daily Bee and found the notice about it on the back page. She…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza: It’s so hot! What do bees do?

    Greetings to all of you and thank you for joining Jazianzza Azzaza Buzzabee and me on our journey towards the publication of Bee-Coming Strong, the illustrated children’s book we wrote. Technically, Jazianzza, our little heroine honeybee wrote the book, and I just translated it for her. Pretty nice of her to let us in on how MamaQueenzieBee…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza : Busy as a bee?

    What about sleepy and playful as a bee? With all the festivities around the 4th of July, I think a lot of us are a little tired. This will be a short, sweet, and hopefully eye-opening newsletter as you join Jazianzza and me on our journey toward the publication of Bee-Coming Strong We know that bees are busy,…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza : What’s The Buzz About Inter-bee-ing?

    While in judo class in ninth grade, my practice partner somehow did the wrong move and kicked my knee out from under me. That eventually led to three knee operations throughout my high school career. Two weeks away from heading off for the California high school badminton championship, I instead found myself needing knee surgery!…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza : World Bee Day!

    Life has been buzzing along so quickly that Jazianzza and I completely forgot to share the exciting news that today is World Bee Day. Jazi is grateful that in 2017 the United Nations designated this day to bring awareness of the incredible importance of her brothers and sisters, as well as other pollinators worldwide. Why…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza : Why I Wrote the Book

    Greetings to you and thank you for joining Jazianzza Azzaza Buzzabee and me on our journey toward publication. I want to share with you a bit of my personal journey in coming to write the book. Amid a challenging childhood, I was able to take refuge in a backyard teeming with birds, lizards, ants, frogs,…


  • Jottings From Jazianzza: Kindness

    Greetings to you from both Jazianzza and Anandamayi! Thank you for joining us on our journey toward the publication of Jazi’s story, Bee-Coming Strong. There are so many things going on in the world and Jazi wants to buzz about a lot of them, but we agreed to limit it to one subject…. kindness. I don’t want to…


  • Jottings From Jazianzz : Planting Seeds

    Greetings to you from both Jazianzza Azzaza Buzzabee and myself!  In the upcoming book Bee-Coming Strong, our heroine Jazianzza sometimes feels upset that she is so small and different from her sisters. Her good friend Tree surprises her by explaining that he was once a tiny acorn not much bigger than she is. Now he’s a mighty…


  • Jottings From Jazianzz : Embracing Who We Are

    Greetings to you from both Jazianzza Azzaza Buzzabee and myself!  We hope this finds you well and thriving. This month Jazi wants me to tell you about some of the guidance MamaQueenzieBee, the Queen of her hive, has given her that makes her a happier bee. MamaQB, as Jazi calls her, is a loving and…


  • Jottings from Jazianzza : New Beginnings

    Greetings to everyone from Jazianzza Azzaza Buzzabee and Anandamayi! Thank you for joining us in this journey towards the upcoming publication of Bee-Coming Strong. We are entering a brand-new year, fresh with hopes, possibilities, and new beginnings. We can join with the energy of millions of people around the world making New Year’s resolutions. It’s a…


  • Jottings from Jazianzza II

    Since the holidays are upon us, Jazianzza, the star of the upcoming children’s book Bee-coming Strong, thought you might well be using some of her family’s honey for baking or cooking, so she suggested we write about honey. To begin with, how much honey do scientists think a bee makes in her lifetime? Some say 1/12…


  • Jottings from Jazianzza

    Thank you for signing up for Jazianzza’s newsletter. She is the star of the upcoming book Bee-coming Strong. In this first newsletter, Jazi wants to tell you about one of the wonderful things her sisters and brothers did in the Canary Islands. She was so amazed by their ingenuity in this crisis she wants you…