Monthly Archives: November 2012

Breaking Tradition (to Be in a Native American language)

The title of this post refers to a sculpture by Inuvialuit artist Abraham Anghik Ruben that I took the time to visit at the National Museum of the American Indian. The Umlaq splits, moving in 2 different directions with a … Continue reading

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Big Cheese, Many Tamales

I started with a little more milk this time, and after about 1 day using the heat from the pilot light in the oven, got a pretty decent compact cheese.  I had to build a makeshift press using a wooden … Continue reading

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Cheese, Tamales, Vegetable garden

It’s that time of the month again – the time when things get tight.  The gas tank is essentially empty.  The car starts with great difficulty (it needs a boost) when the weather is colder.  I think fluids were siphoned … Continue reading

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Ancient Peaks

I headed out for another hike – this time up to Rocks State Park – an old Native American site that has transferred districts with the recent election.  It moved from district 6 (Roscoe Bartlett) to district 1 (Andrew Harris) in … Continue reading

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Hebrew and American Indiginous Cultures

Today, was a brief respite from Hebrew classes.  For me, it was a chance to catch up and review the old lessons.  I had spent a little bit of time during the hike yesterday, giving thanks for the new peace … Continue reading

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The Big Tank

This was really nice.  I had seen that there had been an Native American event scheduled at the National Aquarium, and had wanted to attend.  So, after figuring out how to get out of the park last night, I headed … Continue reading

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Savage Thanksgiving

I spent the day doing a 9 mile hike with the dogs through Savage Park-Lake Elkhorn. My understanding is that the trails have been newly redone for a little over a year now.  It is a nice use of the … Continue reading

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