Below is a powerful map of Southern Okanagan Lake and the Okanogan River, on its route to the Columbia at Brewster. It shows clearly how settlers navigate from one colonial strong point […]
The Old Year and the New Year Open As One in the Grass
When we see a head, the head sees us. Together we are a moment of seeing. Perhaps you are used to using the word “rock” for a head like this? Perhaps “boulder”? […]
Look at Our Sisters Waiting for the Sun
Look at the sun far below, waiting for their water! Look at them all, waiting for the wind!
Cold and Warm Climate Adaptations 2
Earlier today, I mentioned that we could develop the cold/warm climate adaptations of our grasslands into new technologies, especially if we shed the idea that technology is a gadget-driven art. That would […]
Cold and Warm Climate Adaptations
Here in the winter of settler culture, the cold people, aka lichens, are in bloom. This is their time of glory, when the sun is warm in the thin surface layer above […]
The Call for Blessing, and Its Answer
After the call for blessing has worked, it still hangs as a potent memory of its ongoing power, and joy in being able to take part in the great circle of the […]
The Light Has Come!
The light has come. It is folded and bound by the weave of the fingers. And the weave of past life renewed. Blessed be.
Before Rome, there was Krampus, the wild man of the mountains, a kind of Sasquatch who lured children away. He was sort of like the Ratcatcher of Hameln. The Romans understood that […]
The World is Born Anew
Water shapes air, but air shapes water. Wasps shape paper, but paper shapes wasps. Together, they make the moon. It’s not the same if you break the spell. Tread lightly. […]
The World Tree Takes Two Forms on Solstice Night
Darkness is not to be feared. It can give us strength. In Akureyri, the Troll’s Cat honours the passing of the world through darkness into light as much as the Christmas tree […]