Tag Archives: Native American

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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Kennewick Man’s back in the news

But it’s the same old story A science writer called me with a head’s up. The Journal Nature was ready to release news that scientists would soon announce the 9200-year-old skeleton from the Pacific Northwest was indeed related to modern-day … Continue reading

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When images harm

The Mascot Ruling in Oregon One lesson I’m learning is that conflict requires you to get inside the head of your opponent. And while this perspective presumes you’re wearing battle fatigues, the point is to understand someone else’s viewpoint in … Continue reading

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Roadkill

Dog. Opossum. Raccoon. Armadillo. We counted roadkill on the Oklahoma roads. An armadillo lay belly-up, with only the curve of its shell terra-bound. As we passed the armadillo a bald eagle circled ahead, making slow moons above the armored animal … Continue reading

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Java tales

Returning to Portland after a jaunt to the East Coast put coffee in perspective. Our hunt for New Jersey java focused our activities. Each morning we watched as the beach denizens, robed in shorts and sweatshirts, bellied up to the … Continue reading

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