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suellen-ocean's picture
Oct.06.2011
Yes, before it was used to symbolize the Nazi regime, it was incorporated into early Christian art. I've heard it discussed for years what a pity it was that the symbol was highjacked to represent such destruction on a worldwide scale. The Sanskrit meaning of the swastika is "well-being" and was...
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Sep.08.2011
When you’re single, you’d better pick your shade of crazy. Why go for fiery red crazy when you’re melancholy blue? But, then again you never know, fiery red crazy might just be what melancholy blue needs. How about moss green mellow? Would she go crazier with a bright yellow fellow? He’d irritate...
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May.06.2011
Geary Hobson is a great poet and a great fiction writer.  Now I know him as a great instructor.  He has contributed a lot to the Native Literature field, and he adds a lot to the University of Oklahoma's faculty.  I took Native Poetry 5353 with Geary Hobson this semester, and I am so humbled to...
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Feb.28.2011
Gracias Archelina Sportsman Morandus, my great-grandmother, was the reason I wrote a vampire novel. Born in 1883 to an Ioway Indian horse trainer and an African-American New Englander, Gracias, moved with her mother back east after her father died. There, still a child, Gracias was married off to a...
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Jan.03.2011
Q. Are you a “quiet” or an “angry” woman? Ana Lewis, founder of WomenontheVerge.net, is troubled by these descriptors. Ana feels both give women a “bad rap.” Ohio State University professor Nan Johnson wrote in the journal Philosophy and Rhetoric that in the late 19th century the ideal woman was a...
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Dec.29.2010
 Authors After Dark has nominated Where The Rain Is Made for a "BOOKIE AWARD" in the Best E-Novel Of The Year Category. Vote here in Poll #2:  http://www.authorsafterdark.net/bookieawards.html Dog Soldier SHAPESHIFTER Best-Seller List at Amazon   http://www.amazon.com/Where-Rain-Made-...
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Jul.21.2010
I went to a family reunion & naming ceremony this month to meet a family I’ve not met before and to find a new name that would reconnect me to my great grandfather’s family.  We stood on land continuously occupied by the Wampanoag tribe of Massachusetts for more than 300 years and we recognized...
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May.24.2010
Blossom Sterling is a young girl living in the Deep South. At first glimpse, her life appears ordinary and her story typical of girls her own age, but Blossom is different – since a very young age, she has experienced the gift of sight.   Her higher sensitivity and sense of compassion propel...
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May.01.2010
My first visit to Santa Fe, New Mexico was riddled with unexpected contrasts, ranging from earth to sky and everything in between.Day one was sparkling and crisp, punctuated by gusty winds and bright blue skies. The natural beauty of the desert, indigenous people, and adobe architecture steered my...
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Oct.11.2009
I have been teaching as a parttime adjunct at UM-Helena the last couple of years (drawing, painting, archaeology, sociology, environmental history/ethics). Just enough so I don't have to sign up for foodstamps, but still well below the poverty line. After three years of not being able to find a...