Tag Archives: Indigenous Science

When Resolution Meets Revolution

JUST OPEN A CAN I miss the days when we made garlands with strips of colored paper folded into rings and glued together for the Christmas tree. In winter we would crack nuts that arrived with their shells intact. My … Continue reading

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Taking Steps to Recognize Indigenous Peoples

Let’s Start with Names Seek-Seek-Qua by C. Coleman Emery When I returned home from a September camping trip, I opened my book (Night of the Living Rez) and found a plastic knife holding my place. I had used the knife … Continue reading

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Twisted Truths

Twisted Truths I just learned about a bill that will allow Florida schools to restrict how faculty teach American history in primary and secondary schools. The news report notes Governor Ron DeSantis says “woke ideology is an attempt to really … Continue reading

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Don’t Feed the Rats

Signs in town remind you not to feed the rats. A reminder, it seems, that cities have their own culture, lingo, pests and pestilences. Chicago boasts the title of the best city in the United States for its rat problems, … Continue reading

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Cicada Invasion Vacation

We found terrific coffee within walking distance of our temporary lodgings in Chicago this past week and the first few days greeted us with mid-70s (Fahrenheit) weather, clear skies and low humidity. Unlike Portland, which is often in the 60s … Continue reading

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Spending Christmas with the Monkeys

Cows have the right of way As we wind through the narrow roads in northern India, we occasionally see a cow alongside the car. Cows have the right of way in India. I wouldn’t be surprised if cows in other … Continue reading

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When is a shoebox more than a shoebox?

I have a fistful of postcards in search of a letterbox. Today we’re in San Francisco, heavy with rich coffee and notes to friends, and I’m searching for a blue repository for our Bay Area greetings. Our trip last month … 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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POLITICAL NEWS

    Stuck on the Tar Baby (Today’s blog is the first of three that looks at the presidential election from a perspective that shares evidence from researchers who study mass media. But first, I must have my morning tea) … Continue reading

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Ginsburg’s got guts

Just finished reading a wrap-up of news in a magazine that offers a passel of newsworthy stories in tightly written packages from many corners. You get to hear folks ranging from CBS anchors to Slate pundits nattering about events following … Continue reading

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