Hooded Oriole, male © Photo by Steve Kaye

Going Home | March 2021


Are you at home now?

Hooded Oriole, male, who is always at home, © Photo by Steve Kaye, in blog "Going Home"

Hooded Oriole, Male


Being curious, I asked the bird, “Where is your home?”

“Right here,” the bird replied.

“But you migrate.”

“Yes, and home is where I am.”

“How can that be?”

“For a bird, home is a concept instead of a place. So I am always at home.”

“What is this concept?”

“Home is being where you belong.”

“And where do you belong?”

“Where ever I am.”

“I need help with this. These answers seem to be going in circles. Tell me more.”

“I am at home when I fulfill my purpose as a bird.”

“And so what is your purpose?”

“To be the best bird that I can be.”

“How do you do that?”

“First, I care for myself. So I eat nourishing food; I tend to my feathers; and I rest.

Then at a deeper level, I live as a cooperative partner with nature. Thus, I use only as much as I need. And certainly I never do anything that might damage the environment.”

“That’s commendable.”

“Actually, it’s essential.

Consider the opposite. What would happen if birds neglected their well being and destroyed the environment?

They would perish. And there would be no birds.

So when I live this way, I know that I am always where I belong, which is at home.”


Much success,

Steve Kaye

News Update:

1) I have received both doses of the Pfizer vaccine (February 14 and March 7).

2) During the 51 weeks between March 13, 2020 and March 7, 2021, I used 12 gallons of gas, which amounted to about 500 miles of driving.

3) During the past 16 months I made 9 books. Seven are now available for sale, and two are almost complete.

See the books by clicking on [ – Books – ]


Find More at:

Lessons from Birds

Business Innovation by Birds

How to Take Off


Did You Know?

The most effective way to help birds is to buy land.

Here are three organizations that excel at doing this.

1) American Bird Conservancy

2) The Nature Conservancy

3) The Trust for Public Land

Please visit their web sites to learn about the work they do.

Here’s an excellent book: The American Bird Conservancy Guide to Bird Conservation


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2 Comments
  • Daphne Radenhurst
    Posted at 12:02h, 25 March

    Thank you for this lesson in living from a wise bird.

  • Thilda Zorn
    Posted at 16:20h, 01 April

    Lovely and so wise, dear Steve, wishing you much health and patience and confidence! Thilda, Guatemala

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