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The best conversation you will ever have...

Posted 04-16-2013 at 03:39 PM by muskrat_skull
The other day I had a really great conversation. What made it great was that it was a heart to heart conversation with one of my favorite people, my youngest son.

We were always very close, but with time, families can grow into ruts, and conversations seem to follow the well-worn lines of "how was your day" and "fine". It's really important, no matter how old your children are, to take the time to really sit down and talk to them, even about things that are difficult...
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The Ancients' Herbs and Healing

Posted 04-16-2013 at 01:21 AM by docat
The healing with herbs was so important in the old days. Today the practice is full of questions.

I used to drink a lot of Sassafras tea. Now, I drink it, but not so much. Doctors found that concentrations of it caused cancer...unknown what the concentration was. Also, a friend told me that heavy metals will reside in the root and that's really bad for a person.

In fact, I think that is a more worrisome assertion than the former.

So I don't know,...
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my 11th trip to the west coast

Posted 04-15-2013 at 10:16 PM by xTekno
This coming May, I will be taking a road trip to head west to San Diego, then north to Los Angeles through San Jose and Palo Alto, CA.

May 2003 was my first trip out west to help out with the Stanford Powwow at Stanford University. It has been an annual event through the years as a mini-vacation to get away from work and from home for a week or longer each time.

At first, this was the furtherest gig away from my home territory and I was very nervous the first time...
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What to do now

Posted 04-15-2013 at 10:06 PM by xTekno
So ... I volunteered my time and my services to a first-time high school american indian club social powwow the other weekend.

late in the evening session, the mc called me out into the arena and he explained the reasons why i was doing this contribution this year. i had committed myself to helping out at least four local high school social powwows to further encourage the students in their endeavours to plan events and carry them out.

the mc then turns the mic over...
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Readers of Blogs==yep that's you!

Posted 04-15-2013 at 01:18 AM by docat
Reading others' blogs has been a fun excursion. I always wondered what a blog reader was like...kinda part reading someone's diary...kind of a voyeur. So I stepped into that experience to see what it was like.

So I did it and found that I'm probably not as empathetic as I would be if the person was sitting there. And if people are struggling, I'm about the last person they want to see.

My favorite blogs to read are the funny ones. In this old world where there...
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