Linda’s Legacy

I was about 15 or 16 when my interest in astrology piqued. My 18-year-old boyfriend had a small homemade bookshelf comprised of 4 cinder blocks and two warped slats of wooden panels that had seen better days but were quite adequate for the few trade paperbacks in his collection and knickknacks. Amidst the earthy tones... Continue Reading →

On Prayer and Intention

Prayers know no boundaries between a neighbor, country, continent, nor timezone. When any one of us lays down, sends up or sends out our prayers, ritualized or not, no matter what faith or spiritual path, our prayers uplift our spirits and one another. It can’t be any other way. Prayers are words. Prayers are tears... Continue Reading →

My Heart is Singing

About: "The Ways is an ongoing series of stories from Native communities around the central Great Lakes. This online educational resource for 6-12 grade students features videos, interactive maps, and digital media exploring contemporary Native culture and language. The Ways supports educators in meeting the requirements of Wisconsin Act 31, seeking to expand and challenge... Continue Reading →

If Walls Could Talk

I’ve been looking around our home lately, wondering if I should apologize to it for the lack of vitality that seems to be missing from our living space. I don’t know if it feels drab to me because of the long grey winters in our region, or if our home is missing some vital element... Continue Reading →

Tea for Two

The directions read, "To enjoy fully and receive the most benefits, boil 12 ounces of fresh spring water, preferably after it has sat under the gaze of any full moon for 1 full day before, the day of, and the day after. Using your favorite non-metal loose leaf tea diffuser, steep the herb mixture for... Continue Reading →

Writing by Hand

With all the technology we have and use to communicate, does anyone receive actual handwritten notes or letters anymore? It seems as if we no longer bother when we can just text someone or if more needs to be said, send a private message through Facebook or even (insert feigned gasp here), a full-length letter... Continue Reading →

Post Holiday Blues

It’s another gray day in our Michigan winter. As far as snow and cold, we’ve had very little of the former and are just starting to experience the ‘right’ temperatures for this time of year, as well as precipitation. These gray days, the cold and the snow come every year, of course. We expect it.... Continue Reading →

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