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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Turkey Run (gv-na di-s-qua-lv-do-di)

After a lot of effort, I managed to get the `a-`tso-du-`di started (it took about 10 charges with a Portable Power 750 and some uganawa weather, and a little bit of clutch fluid with some pumping).  After starting, I put a … Continue reading

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Remembering, Saving Lives, and a Vet Day

The Haves and the Have-nots bonding (for Donnie).  It’s a little tricky, but think of it like this, the “haves” don’t panhandle (they are indicated by a “minus sign” even though they “have” the electron).  The cats are in need.  … Continue reading

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שַׁבָּת and الحوار بين الأديان

It takes a special location and a special group of people to pull this off.  We were about 300 for the service, and 150 for the vegetarian brunch.  Everyone was asked to bring an appetizer or dessert.  I made some … Continue reading

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