Welcome to BPB'S

Independence Day Celebration!

My country, ‘tis of thee…

“Our future cannot depend on the

government alone. The ultimate

solutions lie in the attitudes and

the actions of the American people.”

______Joe Biden

sweet land of liberty

"I just want you to know that, when we talk about war, we're really talking about peace.” _______George W. Bush

“No matter what message you are about to deliver somewhere, whether it is holding out a hand of friendship, or making clear that you disapprove of something, is the fact that the person sitting across the table is a human being, so the goal is to always establish common ground.”


“And just remember - there's a special place in hell for women who don't help each other”.

Madeleine Albright

of thee, I sing

“Given a fair shot, given a fair chance, Americans have never, ever, ever, ever let their country down. Never. Never. Ordinary people like us. Who do extraordinary things.” Joe Biden

"Our future is our confidence and self-esteem."

______Tupac Shakur

Eras Tu

Eras tú quien me dio

Más abrazos en los malos momentos,

Quien guardaba mis grandes secretos,

Y disfrutaba con sólo verme feliz.

Eras tú quien creyó

Que la música era más que mi sueño,

Y esta voz que ya no tiene dueño

Te cantará siempre a ti.

Eras tu ______Juan Carlos Calderón

Translation: It was you who gave me

more hugs in the bad times,

who saved my deepest secrets

and was delighted with just seeing me happy.

It was you who believed

that music was more than a dream for me.

And this ownerless voice

will always sing to you.

It was you.

land where my fathers died

"I know the human being and fish can co-exist peacefully.” _____George W. Bush

“I think that we all know what evil is. We have a sense of what's evil, and certainly killing innocent people is evil. We're less sure about what is good. There's sort of good, good enough, could be better - but absolute good is a little harder to define.” _______Madeleine Albright

Have enough courage to trust love one more time and always one more time.” ______Maya Angelou

land of the Pilgrims' pride

"Well done, is better than well said."_____ Benjamin Franklin

"We delight in the beauty of the butterfly, but rarely admit the changes it has gone through to achieve that beauty."

_______ Maya Angelou

"Americans will put up with anything provided it does not block traffic". ______Dan Rather

from every mountain side

“Thousands of tired, nerve-shaken, over-civilized people

are beginning to find out that going to the mountains is going home; that wildness is a necessity”______ John Muir

“I like the mountains because they make me feel small,' Jeff says. 'They help me sort out what's important in life.”

______ Mark Obmascik

“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options.

You can climb it and cross to the other side.

You can go around it

You can dig under it.

You can fly over it.

You can blow it up.

You can ignore it and pretend it’s not there.

You can turn around and go back the way you came.

Or you can stay on the mountain and make it your home.”

______ Vera Nazarian,

let freedom ring!

"The more you sweat in peace, the less you bleed in war." ______Norman Schwarzkopf

“Work as if you were to live a thousand years, play as if you were to die tomorrow.”

“There never was a good war or a bad peace."

______Benjamin Franklin

The Closing Of A Good Day

Sometimes you

do things unconsciously,

unaware of the beautiful intimacy,

the quiet questions, (I locked

the front door. Is the puppy inside?

Where is the car?)

Aired repetitions and double checking

pass as evening’s ritual

in a closing slow motion

hardly worth mentioning,

considered mundane.

Yet, this God-given sleepy peace

and quiet concern creates a space

for dreams which restore us,

and contributes to a future vision.

Seems today was a good one. ______Judy James

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