Wednesday, December 31, 2008

To All My Friends, And Those Yet To Be

I WISH YOU ALL A VERY HAPPY NEW YEAR!

The party is at my place, all are welcome, enjoy the very finest food and drink, as we dance the night away!

Up date )1/01/o9
Getting low on Cuban cigars and champagne, First song I danced to was, "Can't tear it up enuff" by The Fabulous Thunderbirds. I love big balls, I made food and drink for 20 people, why are there only six? Sorry I have no time, they are calling for me, I must get back to the party. This is the next song I will be playing I lived it, and still love it!

Sunday, December 28, 2008

Writing as Illusion

I am not a writer, perhaps in a few years I will be. Until then, you are welcome to study with me: This is part of what I have been reading today.

Daryll Anderson. Writing as Illusion:

Traditional literary aesthetics can clarify the murky status of originality and honesty in nonfiction. Analyses that specifically apply to poetry and fiction apply equally well to ordinary expository prose, though people rarely apply them. Many aids to writing recommend originality and honesty in essays, and many readers try to evaluate essays by these criteria, but true originality and honesty do not fit in good writing. At the same time, writing must appear original and honest. This illusion the writer controls through a conventional literary persona.

About JAC".

JAC provides a forum for scholars interested in theoretical approaches to the interdisciplinary study of rhetoric, writing, culture, and politics. We publish four book-length issues a year, featuring articles, interviews, essays, review essays, and reviews. The journal is peer-reviewed and sponsors four annual awards for outstanding scholarship. JAC receives generous financial support from Illinois State University.

Behind Enemy Lines

Man is the only animal that deals in that atrocity of atrocities, War. He is the only one that gathers his brethren about him and goes forth in cold blood and calm pulse to exterminate his kind. He is the only animal that for sordid wages will march out and help to slaughter strangers of his own species who have done him no harm and with whom he has no quarrel . . . And in the intervals between campaigns he washes the blood off his hands and works for "the universal brotherhood of man" - with his mouth.
Mark Twain

All men are brothers, like the seas throughout the world; So why do winds and waves clash so fiercely everywhere?
Emperor Hirohito


Israel, the beleaguered island in a hostile sea. In this world of grave violence and hate, is it any wonder that so many feel they are living behind enemy lines?





All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

I keep Von Goethe to remind me there is nothing new under the sun. That liberty and wisdom cannot be inherited. Like our Founders, we must make that Declaration of Independence for ourselves and take a stand for our self-declared, self-evident, inalienable rights.

Friday, December 26, 2008

Post-Holiday Blues

After the usual holiday celebrations, I have often found myself feeling a bit depressed and lethargic. This big old house becomes much too quiet; when all my friends and family have returned to their homes.

In trying to recreate those fond memories from childhood events, it is not uncommon that we end the holiday season with a sense of letdown. As we tend to long for the protected carefree days of our youth. This is probably due to our unrealistic expectation that holiday events can provide us with lasting happiness despite the fact that we know deep down it is impossible for us to be happy all the time.

Even the happiest of people feel blue at times, it is only natural. What is more, feeling blue can actually be good for you. Mild to moderate doses of negative experience can be very beneficial to our growth and development. Studies have shown that animals that were moderately stressed when young fared better as adults in recovering from stress. Difficult situations have made them more resilient by giving them opportunities to practice bouncing back from traumatic events. Studies of people who have undergone life-altering trauma reveal a similar resiliency. Those who lose their limbs to devastating accidents tend to bounce back in due time. One study found that those who were injured in accidents felt severely angry and victimized after the first week. However, after 8 weeks, most revealed that happiness was their strongest emotion—a situation that demonstrates how adaptable the human mind can be. It also suggests that happiness is not necessarily tied to circumstance, but to the “interpretation” we give to that circumstance.

By the same token, fortunate events can trigger intense happiness, but this state of intense happiness is never lasting. Study after study shows that happiness is not founded on what is normally considered marks of prestige or pleasure. Money (and all that money can buy) does not contribute to lasting happiness. Neither does a good education or youth. In fact, older people (who have probably developed more resilience) seem on the whole to be more satisfied with life than young people are.

Studies also show that those who are spiritually and communally involved tend to experience more frequently positive emotions and an overall sense of satisfaction with life. What accentuates this satisfaction is the sense of purpose and larger context that spiritual beliefs provide.

So what can you do to improve your happiness quotient, especially after the holidays?

1. Eliminate the either/or mentality that insists you are either happy or sad. This rigid either /or perception does not make room for the flexibility required to see joy in unhappy events. Even the most tragic of events can be a source of good and it is this insistence that you see good in all situations, even the most disastrous ones, that will predispose you to experience joy. In my case, I see the empty house as an opportunity for new growth through meditation and cleaning up the mess.

2. Move away from the victim mentality. You tend to grieve more intensely when you are unwilling to let go of yourself as victim. If you can shift away from being victimized, you can be in a much better position to see how the situation can also be a source of good. Remaining flexible in your perception is the key to resilience.

3. Cultivate an awareness of the silent witness—that is, taking a third party view of yourself. Imagine you as someone watching your "self" from a third party perspective. Detaching yourself from your ego can give you a totally different view of your situation.

4. Nurture a sense of history and time in the way you look at yourself—that is, identify a purpose in your life and develop strategies to achieve it. This purpose will make you more proactive in the way you view your situation. It will also allow you to engage in long-term vision and goals. Oprah Winfrey once said that it was her extreme devastation at age 16(the victim of family abuse) that made her vow she would never be victim again. And she was never victim again; in fact, what is remarkable about Oprah is that she has not stopped re-inventing herself and the contexts of her purpose in life.

Ultimately, our happiness quotient is dependent not on how much we get, but how much we give. The way we see the context of our lives as a whole is often a good place to examine how and what we can give back to our community and the universe that nurtured us.


Please don't give me credit, I only posted this because I care, and it is in agreement with all my past experience and training.





All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Thursday, December 25, 2008

Tuesday, December 23, 2008

Scientists to Make Cows Fart Like Kangaroos to Cool the Planet

What do I know? It could be true:

We’re guessing that headline caught your attention! (YES, YOU COULD SAY THAT)
Cow farts are a source of greenhouse gases, while kangaroo farts are methane free thanks to a particular bacteria in their stomachs. Now, in a bizarre twist of science-reality, scientists from Australia are trying to neutralize cow-produced methane by transferring that kangaroo bacteria to cattle and sheep’s guts. According to the government of Queensland, almost 14% of all greenhouse gas emissions from Australia come from cow farts, so this seemingly silly idea could actually make a big difference:

That is comforting to be sure, but do Santa's Reindeer Fart?

Sunday, December 21, 2008

Oh The Cross Eyed Bear

When I was a little boy, my mother would talked a lot about the Cross eyed bear; whenever I would piss my pants or make a mess of things. I used to wonder why this bear was so special, and what he must look like. Yes folks when I got older I learned there was no Santa Claus or a Cross Eyed Bear. Instead one should not bare a cross openly, or to seek a spurious glorification in self abasing; in order to put on an air of righteousness.

Friendships and gardening have much in common. There is much joy in producing a bountiful crop. One must plant and cultivate your seeds wisely. I am fortunate to find myself in an orchard of well established fruit bearing trees. I like BC much better than Facebook. It takes a lot of work to make a fruitful garden out of a weed infested jungle, where I have new friends I know nothing about. Like young seedlings, new friends require much more attention, unless they are like an old soul they will quickly dry up and wither away. And remember we will always have the weeds, but there are some beautiful flowers hiding among the weeds. You old souls, know what to look for.
I will learn to deal with what G-d gave me, and not bitch anymore about having too many seeds in my garden.

Friday, December 19, 2008

Who's Your Friend?

Almost everyday, the list of people wanting, or declaring themselves to be my friend keeps growing . Some are genuine and sincere, while others seem to me like Amazon Headhunters. They are the ones that seem to collect friends like trophies to hang on their walls. I understand this kind of thing can be good politics, but I don't expect any of them will desire to shake my hand anytime soon. Still, I have yet to reject an offer of friendship. Though I question my ability to be a true friend to so many remarkable souls, and if one day, I were to fall in love, finding myself engulfed in torrid passion; would I be able to serve all my mystery friends, or lose everything to blind lust? Well the truth is, electronic friends are as expendable as simply turning off your computer. For most of us, real people and real events take up most of social life. Being a friend to the Internet, is a bit like being a ghost, we can make a lot of noise, but for the most part, we lack the ability to become physical beyond the picture screen of a monitor.
Perhaps I'm not keeping up with the times, and value this kind of friendship more than I should, I seem to be blessed with only highest caliber of people as my friends. I feel guilty whenever I fail to give them the proper attention they deserve, or lose track of them completely. I'm not sure how this will all work out, but there is no place for me to run, I will always be part of this cyber world. With each and every one of you, as my brothers, and sisters.
As a friend, you may have to hit me over the head a time or two, but I will do my best to keep up, if I fall behind,( and you know I will), remember to come and get me. Be you an old or new, a friend is a friend; you are never alone, when you have my head, and can always talk to me.
I wish you all happy holidays!

All truly wise thoughts have been thoughts already thousands of times; but to make them truly ours, we must think them over again honestly, till they take root in our personal experience.
Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Wednesday, December 17, 2008

Life's Moments

Life's changing every moment
Life is now a shade
Life is now sunshine
Every moment on earth
Live life to the fullest
Whatever time you have is yours
For tomorrow might never come
Someone to love you with all their heart
Is difficult to come by
Should there be someone like that
They are the one for you, be sure
Their hand, you must take
For all you know, tomorrow might never be
In the realm of your eyes
Should someone get close to you
Try a millions times to control your crazy heart
But it shall continue to beat wildly
But think it over
This moment, this legend
For it might not exist tomorrow
And if you feel like you can't carry on
Your heart grieves and your eyes cry
That which has to happen is happening
Forget about it
For no trace of this may remain tomorrow
Every moment here
Live life to the fullest
This is the moment, for tomorrow may never be
Who knows what tomorrow may hold?


Author unknown:

Saturday, December 13, 2008

Future of Earth

We're headed into a deep world wide economic depression that will make the 1930's era depression look like a walk in the park. Large foundations, such as the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation, The John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, The Packard Foundation, and many others, derive their grant-making power from endowment income.
The meltdown of the financial market means that these endowments have nowhere to run for cover. The crisis has gotten to them and, by consequence, to the organizations they support. Science the week of(7 November 2008) the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has lost over $3.6 billion from January to September alone. The Nature Conservancy, a frequent partner and co-financier of GEF biodiversity projects, has announced a 10% cut in its budget, and began to lay off staff.
Reportedly, their international programs will suffer most. TNC is financially the largest of the international environmental NGOs, and there is no reason to believe that others in its category won’t be experiencing similar challenges. This is bad news for some of GEF initiatives, as international NGOs such as TNC, World Wildlife Fund, Conservation International, Wildlife Conservation Society, among others, have been providing co-financing and technical resources to many projects. The World Wildlife Fund (WWF) published a report in 2006 that documented the plunder of natural resources by human activity and warned that the globe itself could be outstripped in its capacity to support life, rendering the earth extinct in under 50 years. Based on scientific data collected from across the globe, it revealed that more than a third of the natural world has been destroyed by human activity in just over the past three decades. In a soon to be desperate and hungry world, how are we going to preserve our biological diversity as more and more irreplaceable life goes extinct? It is true man must eat or die, but at what cost? In our greed and lust for power, we have made a disaster of biblical proportions that may never heal itself. Alas to make things worse, there will be more wars. As always, deep economic downturns lead to riots, revolutions and brutal warfare. Is it too late now to stop the rain?

Humanity has been a very poor steward of all that's been given, and it is the Great Spirit's creatures who must pay the price.

Friday, December 12, 2008

Finding Love

Dating Tips For My Girls:

Many of my best girls are already married, it is the best way to face an uncertain future. As for the rest of my dear ones, I can't think of a better time to find you a good prince of a man. It would do my heart good, knowing you that you have someone noble and strong to protect and keep you safe. I have never met a single one of you, and yet you are all so delightful, it feels as if I'm flirting with the angels in Heaven. For those who make me smile, nothing but the best will do!

Some of you may remember, I did Videojug once before. They have some excellent advice, and most of them are full of good humor.

"For women, the world of dating should be fun and fulfilling and not fraught and fractious. And, if you have the right information and tips, it will be just that.
VideoJug can help; with the help of renowned dating coach Michele Hubatsek, we will answer dozens of your most critical questions about getting a date and making sure that the date is a great success. Or, if it isn’t, how you can escape with grace".

When you find someone, make sure that he fully respects you for who you are, not what he wants you to be.

Bettie Page, A Sexual Icon, Dies
December 12, 2008 - 12:00 pm, By Mandy - Hofstra

Wednesday, December 10, 2008

How to Survive Total Economic Collapse

By WriterGig

"Is total economic collapse just around the corner? As the U.S. dollar weakens and the price of goods such as oil, grain and gold rise, many fear for the economic stability of the country. So how does one survive total economic collapse? The U.S. dollar is weak and it may be too late to save the finances of this debt-driven economy. However, it's not too late to learn some basic".

All I ever wanted was to be entertaining to you folks, and not to be your prophet of doom. But I love you people and I am not willing to let a single one of you suffer needlessly. This will be an exiting challenge for all of us to prove our grit, and compassion for one another. Do not worry, we will get through this together; worry never helps a thing, and will only make you sick.

Heidi-Lore’s Musings
"*I feel this is very important. The signs are already here, we are going into another great depression. Everything has consequences. Please prepare yourself now, not later".*

In the future, our faith and trust, will carry us through to victory over adversity.

"In many ways, not knowing what the future has in store brings out in us the qualities we need to grow. For example, it would have been difficult to commit yourself to certain people or projects if you knew they wouldn’t ultimately work out. Yet, it was through your commitment to see them through that you experienced the lessons you needed to grow. Looking back on your life, you would likely be hard pressed to say that anything in your past should not have happened. In fact, your most challenging experiences with their inevitable lessons may have ultimately brought you the greatest rewards. Not knowing the future keeps us just where we need to be—fully committed and in the present moment.
do you think?"

Tuesday, December 09, 2008

Experience Women; And FeeL The Power

I am blessed, I mean extraordinarily blessed, to have so many beautiful friends, and the best part, each and every one, is a brilliant and charming lady of the first order. "Each and every one a virgin! You don't believe me? Well, don't take my word for it. Go ahead- ask Helga!".....On second thought you better not. You see, one night I got a little tipsy, and I believe dear Helga may have taken advantage of me. Oooh Helllgaa! Like a little lamb to the slaughter, she led this inebriated fool off to her apartment for a cup of coffee or was it tea? It was an experience I could never tell mother about.

Outside it is winter. But here is a little mood music just for you girls, it will help heat things up a bit, and you may even dance off all that turkey and pie.

It's raining men

NEUTRON DANCE

You Shook Me All Night Long

I Feel Like A Woman!

Happy Campers

My friends all have excellent taste, and they know just what they want, ha ha,too bad it is not me.

Monday, December 08, 2008

Love in action

The proper function of man (or a woman)is to love, not just to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.
~ Almost Jack London ~

Life should be love in action. That is why sitting still and not doing anything eventually leads to decay and disintegration of being. The dance of life is best experienced by connecting with others. The more loving a group of living beings is, the more they are connecting and interacting with one another. To connect gives us more energy and passion for the joys of life itself. Every activity that is presented in this world is for the purpose of making that connection between people. The Providence of life is the evolution of the ways that we learn to connect.

How many times have we heard that old commercial slogan, "Reach out and touch someone"? Yet the fear of rejection is so strong, it becomes tempting for many of us to set back and do nothing.
Live to love, and love to live. Is that not the answer?
Explore the power in the divine unity that is Love.

What?

Oh sorry Caren, it's only a tail.

Saturday, December 06, 2008

"Tzaruch shemirah" & "Hasof bah"

A fish spoke in Brooklyn. The event was in Jan 2003.
Do you not remember?
Everyone thought the carp was only joking, now we know better.
Many in the world were gripped in awe by what they believe to be a mystical visitation by a 20lb carp that was heard shouting in Hebrew, in what many Jews worldwide are hailing as a modern miracle.


Many of the 7,000-member Skver sect of Hasidim in New Square, 30 miles north of Manhattan, believe God has revealed himself in fish form.

According to two fish-cutters at the New Square Fish Market, the carp was about to be slaughtered and made into gefilte fish for Sabbath dinner when it suddenly began shouting apocalyptic warnings in Hebrew.


Many believe the carp was channelling the troubled soul of a revered community elder who recently died; others say it was God. The only witnesses to this mystical event were Zalmen Rosen, a 57-year-old Hasid with 11 children, and his co-worker, Luis Nivelo. They say that on 28 January at 4pm they were about to club the carp on the head when it began yelling.

Nivelo, a Gentile who does not understand Hebrew, was so shocked at the sight of a fish talking in any language that he fell over. He ran into the front of the store screaming: 'It's the Devil! The Devil is here!' Then the shop owner heard it shouting warnings and commands too.

'It said "Tzaruch shemirah" and "Hasof bah",' he told the New York Times, 'which essentially means that everyone needs to account for themselves because the end is near.'

The animated carp commanded Rosen to pray and study the Torah. Rosen tried to kill the fish but injured himself. It was finally butchered by Nivelo and sold.

However, word spread far and wide and Nivelo complains he has been plagued by phone calls from as far away as London and Israel. The story has since been amplified by repetition and some now believe the fish's outburst was a warning about the Americas demise from the impending war in Iraq. Many members of the city's Jewish community are now certain that God, troubled by the prospect of war in Iraq, has revealed Himself in fish form.

"Ah, enough already about the fish, I wish I never said anything about it."

Zalmen Rosen

"Two men do not dream the same dream," said Abraham Spitz, a resident who visited Mr Rosen's shop to observe the site of the miracle.

"It is very rare that God reminds people he exists in this modern world. But when he does, you cannot ignore it."


Some think the carp's voice is that of the reincarnated. Or, like the burning bush, the cloud, and the pillar of fire, God has spoken to men, from the mouth of a fish.But the fish story speaks to all Faiths, including pagan Muslims, and Christians; as well as the Jews. If the voice was indeed from God, Then this WILL happen as God has spoken. It will not return to Him void.

We have all heard of things equally as strange - the Koran verses that appear when a pomegranite is sliced open, the damp patch on the wall of a church which makes an unmistakable portrait of Jesus, the bagel that tumbles from the oven in the rotund form of a Buddha.

What is strangest of all is that humans have become so immune to wonderment, so sceptical of the spiritual, that God is compelled to move in ways that are not merely mysterious, but jaw-droppingly odd. We have forced God to be a fish.

Thursday, December 04, 2008

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin

Aho Mitakuye Oyasin is a simple yet profound statement. It comes from the Lakota Nation and means all my relations. It is spoken during prayer and ceremony to invite and acknowledge all relatives to the moment.

To most of us today, relative means a blood relation or another human in the family lineage. We have not been taught that an entity, other than human, could be a relative. Understanding this simple statement and contemplating it, could change your outlook on life forever. If you love and honor your relatives, you would be loving and honoring most of what is on this earth, if you lived by this meaning of “relative." What a different world we would be living in!

Sit with this statement, see the Truth in it. Everything is related because it all emanates from one source and has purpose. Truth can be found in Native philosophy, Buddhism, Christianity, Judaism, Islam, all belief systems, because they are all related. I have studied Buddhism and found Christ. I have studied Native philosophy and found Buddha. I have studied Mother Nature and found self.

Truth does not owe homage to humans. Humans owe homage to Truth.

Aho!

- Silver Wolf Walks Alone


"Aho Mitakuye Oyasin....All my relations. I honor you in this circle of life with me today. I am grateful for this opportunity to acknowledge you in this prayer....

To the Creator, for the ultimate gift of life, I thank you.

To the mineral nation that has built and maintained my bones and all foundations of life experience, I thank you.

To the plant nation that sustains my organs and body and gives me healing herbs for sickness, I thank you.

To the animal nation that feeds me from your own flesh and offers your loyal companionship in this walk of life, I thank you.

To the human nation that shares my path as a soul upon the sacred wheel of Earthly life, I thank you.

To the Spirit nation that guides me invisibly through the ups and downs of life and for carrying the torch of light through the Ages. I thank you.

To the Four Winds of Change and Growth, I thank you.

"You are all my relations, my relatives, without whom I would not live. We are in the circle of life together, co-existing, co-dependent, co-creating our destiny. One, not more important than the other. One nation evolving from the other and yet each dependent upon the one above and the one below. All of us a part of the Great Mystery".

"Thank you for this Life".


Who hath the courage to strip themselves of the vain dogma of man's religions, and walk naked down life's pathway with the Creator?

Do your Beliefs Reflect Reality or Create It?

"The answer to the question is realized in understanding the concept of objective and subjective reality and the difference between the two. Most people believe that objective reality is made up by the physical laws that govern the universe. Law of gravity, thermodynamics, electromagnetism are some of those laws. But the truth is that even the physical laws themselves are governed by the higher laws of reality".

"Quantum physics states that everything in the most minute level is actually pure energy that is conscious, intelligent and living. This energy is directed and governed by consciousness itself. Therefore the physical laws of the universe are actually governed by the mental laws of consciousness. The physical is ruled by the spiritual".

"Now although we know that mind rules over matter, that does not suffice to say that we can go ahead and attempt to defy the law of gravity by jumping off a cliff just for the fun of it, without a real and strongly justifiable purpose of doing so. This is where some people misunderstand the truth and why they go and do stupid things which land them in undesirable consequences".

"The physical laws of the universe are not governed by the mind of a single individual alone but by the universal mind. The universal mind is the infinite intelligent consciousness of God which is connected to the minds of every single living thing in the universe. It is the universal mind that determines whether a physical law of reality is subjugated by the mind of an individual or not".

Alas, man still clings to the primitive ideas of his ancestors. He fights and dies over the limited view of reality he perceives as a mix of holy, and unholy. When all of creation is holy, it is the natural nature of man to fear what he does not have the ability to understand, or comprehend that God is absolute and is omnipresent in all things.

From ignorance, and our lack of knowledge, our fears grows till we learn to hate all that seems contrary to our faith. This is why there are those that you will find in almost all religions, who in the name of God, seek to kill or destroy each other, and all things of divine nature, they fail to understand. As evident, even the well meaning author has been tainted by his pagan beliefs. It goes to show how difficult it is to free one's self of the false doctrines of tradition.

Many traditional doctrines are founded on false teachings which invokes fear for the sake of power and control. For example the fear of not pleasing God and suffering for an eternity. Hence, their entire teachings are fear-based and not of love. Yet because God is everything, and has no need of religion. You can find Him wherever you may be devoutly seeking God with an open heart. Be it a temple, church, or a musty closet. Love is the key to what you seek.

Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Zitkala-sa (Red Bird),

Gertrude Simmons Bonnin, Zitkala-sa (Red Bird), was an extraordinarily talented and educated Native American woman who struggled and triumphed in a time when severe prejudice prevailed toward Native American culture and women. Her talents and contributions in the worlds of literature, music, and politics challenge long-standing beliefs that the white man's culture is good, and Native Americans are sinful savages. Bonnin aimed at creating understanding between the dominant white and Native American cultures. As a woman of mixed white and Native American ancestry, she embodied the need for the two cultures to live cooperatively within the same body of land. Her works criticized dogma, and her life as a Native American woman was dedicated against the evils of oppression.

Though most noted for her literary and political genius, Bonnin was also an accomplished violinist and even won a scholarship to study at the Boston Conservatory of Music. As a writer, she adopted the pen name "Zitkala-a" and in 1900 began publishing articles criticizing the Carlisle Indian School. She resented the degradation the students were subjected to, from forced Christianity to severe punishment for speaking in native languages. She was criticized for this at the time because many felt she showed no gratitude for the kindness and support that white people had given her in her education.

Of her literary works, Bonnin's "Why I Am a Pagan" perhaps best explains her religious beliefs. It was first published in the Atlantic in December of 1902, a time in which society was accustomed to and expectant of Native American essays about conformations to Christianity. Coupled with a chapter - "The Big Red Apples" - from Impressions of an Indian Childhood, the essay makes a case against traditional and religious Christianity. The two works are fascinating, and the dynamic they form expresses the indignations suffered by the Native Americans at the hands of Christians.

Book results for Gertrude Bonnin Zitkala-Sa
American Indian Stories - by Zitkala Sa - 146 pages
American Indian Stories Legends and Other Writings - by Zitkala Sa - 328 pages
Dreams and Thunder: Stories Poems and The Sun - by Zitkala Sa - 169 pages

Talking Back to Civilization By Frederick E. Hoxie

"LONG before I ever heard of Christ, or saw a white man, I had learned from an untutored woman the essence of morality. With the help of dear Nature herself, she taught me things simple but of mighty import. I knew God. I perceived what goodness is. I saw and loved what is really beautiful. Civilization has not taught me anything better!"
Eastman, Charles Alexander, 1858-1939. (The Soul of the Indian).

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