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Aug.30.2011
I have been remiss about adding my Monday posts the past few weeks. Life has been so full.  I've been editing and getting a book ready for publication so it hasn't been all sun and fun. The book is a personal guide to Family Constellation Work with lots of exercises and ways to re-think...
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Aug.09.2011
Just having fun with life stories   Once upon a time there was a young girl named Situ who had Desires.  She didn’t know what they were exactly—her Desires were just there floating around like filmy bubbles, but whenever she tried to settle for what was, she simply wanted more—more...
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Jul.18.2011
It is 4:00 on a Sunday afternoon in mid-July.  A thunderstorm is cutting through a sea of humidity and bringing us a little bit of breath.  We went out on the boat today with my sister, Becky, and Steve today.  It felt as if the sky was sitting right on top of us—so heavy and hazy—like we were a...
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Jul.11.2011
I’m learning patience.  My chickens are not eating ticks fast enough.  My garden is not growing tall enough.  We have half a dozen projects that I am so excited about—but they are all in development and not yet in hand.  I wake up in the morning and wonder what I should do today—and then the day...
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Jul.05.2011
I've gone back to work on my Still Mountain novel series where stones are alive and the earth is awake and waiting.  It feels good to turn my thoughts in the direction of having fun with words again.  I love this little excerpt, and if you are an agent or publisher, call me :).  I'd be happy to...
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Jun.27.2011
During the past few weeks I've been working on three film viewer's guides for The Native American Public Telecommunications group.  One is on the trial of Standing Bear, another on a Tlingit man from Alaska, and a third on a Laguna feast day called "Grab."  Just working on these guides...
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Jun.25.2011
During my graduate program several years ago, I wrote a final position paper called From Blind Belonging to Conscious Belonging.  It was a serious inquiry into the ways we take our instinctive human need to “belong. Initially I just wanted to define what I thought about how human development...
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Jun.20.2011
Below is the concluding paragraphs of my book, The Lonely Place.  I have decided to begin talking to people about that book again--our young people deserve to be strong in the world.  The novel it talks about, One Drum, will be out soon--another long project of the heart coming to completion.  ...
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Jun.08.2011
Korah and Kelsey were sad.  It was raining outside and the sky was gray and dreary.  Even in their bedroom all of their stuffed animals had sad faces.  They tried to dance and sing to make them smile, but all the animals just burrowed their heads into one another or closed their felt and button...
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Jun.06.2011
We give too much to fear.  Far, far too much.  All around us we are inundated with messages that we should fear the food we eat, the air we breathe, the earth we walk on, and the uncertain dollars we put in the bank.  I have had it with fear.  One day I will drop out of this life and go on to...
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Jun.02.2011
  The Bead People on the Go Go We have just three weeks left on our Indie Go Go fundraiser for The Bead People International Peace Project.  We really need you to step to the front and help us to spread this message of peace.   For just a $25 donation (the cost of a single pizza night), I’m going...
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May.31.2011
Sometimes a perfect stranger can save you from your own unaware foolishness.  When I was 19 and just finishing my first year of college, I decided I needed a summer adventure.  It was 1973.  I wanted to go to Farmington, New Mexico to see a cousin.  I had no car—and not much money, so, clever girl...
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May.28.2011
Yesterday at Dylan Days in Hibbing, MN I read a short story that I wrote a long time ago.  I love this story and was happy it had been named a notable selection in the Dylan Days Literary contest.  The story, The Voice Store, is about a woman who has been teaching self-help workshops for a decade...
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May.23.2011
  Yesterday we were driving back from Lincoln, NE after a week of babysitting grandkids.  We always have good talks on a road trip.  This time we got into a discussion about our “life themes” and how they show up again and again in the things we do.  A theme is a basic core structure, and we all...
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May.19.2011
The night Barack Obama was elected president, I watched as thousands of people gathered on streets and plazas with tears streaming down their faces, wide smiles, hugging one another.  A single thought formed in my mind.  Perhaps it is not too late for us.  That thought bloomed.  Perhaps with the...
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