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Make a List

I make a lot of lists to remind myself of things I need to do. I make grocery lists and more often than not I leave them on my kitchen table. I go to the store without them and... — Updated 8/6/2020

 
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What's Your Name?

I have a very bad habit of living in the past; remembering when my children were little, which was the happiest time of my life. I wish I could turn the clock back and live those... — Updated 6/15/2020

 
 By Crying Wind    Features

What Did You Say?

Recently Roger, a man I'd only known a short time, told me his father had passed away and he needed to go through his father's things and empty the house so he could sell it. He'd... — Updated 4/9/2020

 
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The Road Not Taken

One of my favorite poems was written in 1916 by Robert Frost. Most people are familiar with a couple of lines from the poem: "Two roads diverged in the wood, and I took the one... — Updated 4/8/2020

 
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The Legend of the Rabbit and the Rattlesnake

Gah was a small rabbit-in fact, the smallest in his family of twelve. While the rest of the family hopped all over the forest, Gah stayed close to the huge oak tree where he was bor... — Updated 4/7/2020

 
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Crying Wind

By Crying Wind Gah was born in the spring, and being a rabbit, he had dozens of brothers and sisters. He spent the warm days hopping around, eating tender green clover that grew... — Updated 11/4/2019

 

Crying Wind

Flowers are one of the special gifts God gave us. Flowers adorn our births, weddings, anniversaries, and our deaths. Flowers speak for us when we can't find the words to say, "I... — Updated 8/20/2019

 

Move over, Job

Sometimes when I'm struggling and everything seems to go wrong and I'm feeling sorry for myself, I compare myself to Job, in the Bible. OK, I don't have boils and my sheep and... — Updated 6/3/2019

 

The Legend of the Rabbit and the Deer

An old Cherokee legend tells the story of how what we want isn't always what is best for us. A long time ago, all the animals lived together in peace. Since they all lived in... — Updated 4/5/2019

 

A Gold Star Day

I'm glad 2018 is over. It was one of the worst years of my life, it wasn't the worst, but it was in the top five list of worst years. My family went through a lot of unexpected... — Updated 2/1/2019

 

The Broken Doll

I was in a junk store a few years ago, it's one of my favorite places to shop. I like used books, and sometimes I find an odd cup or old plate that catches my fancy. Everything in t... — Updated 11/24/2018

 

The Legend of Young Beaver

"Life isn't fair!" Tayanita, Young Beaver complained. "I work all day gnawing down trees and building dams while the other animals in the forest do nothing but eat and sleep. How I... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

I Wish I'd Known You

Lately I've realized all the people I knew when I was young have long since passed away. As a child, I had no idea these "old" people around me had lived rich, exciting, even... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

Bits and Pieces

I saw the moving van parked in front of the house across the street and knew it wasn’t a good sign. Molly had lived in that house 50 years until she became ill and her family plac... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

The Legend of Big Foot

Legends about Big Foot or Sasquatch have been around for hundreds of years. If you mention Big Foot, everyone immediately knows who or what you are talking about. Most people don't... — Updated 3/16/2018

 

Happy New Year-Indian Style

Every year I celebrate the Kickapoo New Year. It comes randomly on a different date every year so my family and friends never know when they'll get a call from me saying, "Happy... — Updated 1/4/2018

 

Giving our best at Christmas

I was excited. I was going to have a Christmas party for the first time in years. I'd invited six ladies in my church, and I'd bought a gift and a beautiful candle for each of... — Updated 11/16/2017

 

The Second Arrow

The Second Arrow By Crying Wind My neighbor Charlie enjoys archery and has a target set up in his back yard. Sometimes I watch him shooting arrows at balloons or apples or even... — Updated 10/5/2017

 

The Ojibway Legend of the Dandelion and the South Wind

Shawondasee, the South Wind was blowing across a meadow in the early spring when he saw a beautiful maiden with golden hair and wrapped in a green blanket. He fell in love with... — Updated 7/15/2017

 

A little kindness

I dropped the envelope into the mailbox. Once a week for nine years I’d sent a letter to my aunt Amelia. Most people thought Amelia was a spinster but she’d been married one... — Updated 5/12/2017

 

The Legend of Turtle Woman

The Kaw Indians never lived far from a river because they knew if the deer and antelope became scarce they could always depend on the river being full of fish. Food was so... — Updated 3/13/2017

 

A New Calendar

I like calendars. Most people don’t use them anymore as they keep track of dates and appointments on their phones. I’m old-fashioned and I like a calendar hanging on the wall... — Updated 1/9/2017

 

The Year I Forgot Christmas

It seems impossible anyone could forget Christmas when every store is filled with decorations and TV programs are showing Christmas stories and Christmas music is playing on the... — Updated 11/14/2016

 

I told six lies today

Sometimes there is a fine line between being honest and being mean. I’ve known people who brag about always being honest but their remarks are often critical and cruel. When... — Updated 9/9/2016

 

Ancestors

It has never been easier to trace our ancestors and our family tree. With computers and DNA and dozens of businesses who will trace your family tree for you, what used to take... — Updated 7/19/2016

 

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