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Illimitable Beauty

Magic happened when I saw my writing in publication, even if it’s just a Kindle Singles. I have a published work. Maybe I’m just one of thousands of Amazon writers, but I can say I have a book for sale. The magic is like fairy dust sprinkled over me making me feel golden and light. […]

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The Ballad of Mama Queen and Her Darling Daughta

Today is my birthday and I feel the best way to celebrate is to share the story of my birth. I posted this poem in August and received some comments that it was a sad story. In a way it could be seen that way, as at the time it happened my mother she was […]

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Thanksgiving Memory

   Mama and her girls Of the family holidays, Thanksgiving remains my favorite. Despite the contradictions involved in the origination of this holiday, the idea of giving thanks for blessings is a good observance. And for me, it was a celebration of the feast my mother always cooked. This following story is my most vivid Thanksgiving […]

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A Cry for Peace and Justice – Again

Before I can begin to celebrate Thanksgiving I am compelled to send out a cry for peace, again. Two peoples who share the same God, the same blood lines, and the same land have begun to fire missiles and rockets that kill and wound children, women, and elders who carry no arms. Not only does […]

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Valiant Ones Transform Events – VOTE

Don’t sit on the fence.  If you, like me, stand for a multicultural USA providing economic justice and opportunity; recognize the importance of protecting the environment by changing our consumption of fossil fuels, investing in alternative energy, and preserving our wild places; see health care and education as rights for all citizens; understand a woman’s right to control […]

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Dia de los Muertos

After celebrating Halloween, it is time to observe Dia de los Muertos on November 1st. This original audio story will allow you to experience its meaningful richness. Click on the link below and enjoy. http://storytellingtheater.com/storytellingtheater.com/PERFORMANCE/Entries/2011/10/31_the_vision_of_la_dona_muerte.html

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REFLECTION

Every day, I pray to achieve enlightenment in order to help others likewise achieve enlightenment by recognizing the illusions caused by hatred, jealousy, greed, and ignorance. Those poisons must be cured, in each person, by the antidotes of compassion, patience, generosity, and love in order to create a peaceful world. These antidotes manifest in action. […]

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To Honor Malala – The Freedom Bird

I dedicate this audio story, The Freedom Bird, to 14 year old Pakistani peace campaigner Malala Yousafzai who is now recovering from gunshot wounds. You can read her story by clicking the following link: http://news.yahoo.com/conversations-malala-yousafzai-girl-stood-taliban-133500248.html Her courage and conviction is a living example of one thing that never dies. Click on the link below to listen […]

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Cultural Reconciliation – Dia de la Raza

Reflections on Wearing the Manta When I wear Hopi dress do I take on thousands of years of spiritual tradition over 500 years of recorded history? Do I become Hopi? Is Hopi a state of mind or solely a genetic inheritance? Twenty years ago, I lived in Austin Texas and was the director of the […]

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Today is National Voter Registration Day

Since today is National Voter Registration Day, I’m sharing my voting story. It has been revised and shortened for a presentation I will be making as part of Native Vote Action week for Elementary students. PLEASE REGISTER TO VOTE AND VOTE. No one person is perfect, but if we do not contribute our vote to […]

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