Category Archives: manifest destiny

Let’s Turn this Argument Upside-Down

Separate, but not Separate Just when you’re about to lose hope, those clever Buddhists help you see the light. I listened to a talk about differences and separation, and it dawned on me what Buddhists have been suggesting all along: … Continue reading

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Leatherstocking Tales

& The Last of the Mohicans How did my wedding anniversary become embroiled in the Leatherstocking Tales? How does my husband conjure up James Fenimore Cooper’s The Last of the Mohicans? My story is innocent. I swear. Readers may remember … Continue reading

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What is your American dream?

Our local public broadcasting service is asking folks to share their vision of the American Dream. They ask: What is your American Dream? How have your experiences shaped and changed your concept of the American Dream? How, if it all, … Continue reading

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Bring Back the Bones

November marks National Native American Heritage Month, and I pledge to write a blog a day. Here’s the first. Heritage Month was inaugurated in 1990 by President George H. W. Bush, the same year he signed NAGPRA. While National Native … Continue reading

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Because we have no government

We spent last week visiting Maine, where a relative recently moved into assisted living. My father-in-law combed through papers, photographs, trinkets, cabinets and boxes at our relative’s house, while neighbors sorted through memories to save and give away. We found … Continue reading

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Vanishing Race

When our girls were little we travelled up and down the Oregon and California coasts to visit relatives. One day we stopped at a tourist outpost in the redwoods. The outpost sold American Indian jewelry and crafts manufactured in Taiwan—not … Continue reading

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Race explained

A public exhibit on race invites you to examine your beliefs. The exhibit declares there is no real scientific rationale for the word race and then walks visitors through a series of videos and narratives describing how race has been … Continue reading

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