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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



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


Reach Out

Every morning I stand on my porch and toss peanuts to four squirrels that live in the trees in my yard. The squirrels listen for my door to open and scurry out of the bushes and... — Updated 5/14/2016


The Legend of the Partridge

All the song birds in the forest had stopped singing. They were afraid of a giant hawk that had just moved into the forest and was killing the small songbirds. They stopped singing... — Updated 3/23/2016


I ate a bug

I ate a bug—not just any bug. I ate a roach. The memory still makes me shiver. My friend, Francis, was one of those people who just never seemed to get a break. When she was... — Updated 1/16/2016


What was your best gift?

Most of us will say we don’t really care about getting gifts for Christmas and that gifts aren’t important and aren’t the true meaning of Christmas. However, I think most of... — Updated 11/14/2015


How high can you jump?

Snow Flower watched her son as he sat on a log with his head down. She knew once again Little Fox had been left behind as the other young boys went off to play. Little Fox was... — Updated 9/10/2015


Why the Coyote is Free

Coyote sat on the rocky mesa and howled at the moon. He was sure no other animal on earth could be as happy as he was. He was free. He ate when he was hungry. Slept when he was... — Updated 8/1/2015


Keeping a Promise

Two years ago my daughter Spring Storm, asked me to make a buckskin shirt for her. She said she wanted dark leather, long fringe with tin cones on it and she wanted bead work with... — Updated 5/12/2015

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Chased by Wolves

The wolf pack raced through the forest. Tala was the largest and most fierce of the wolves. He leaped at a doe that jumped over a ravine and narrowly escaped Tala’s sharp fangs. T... — Updated 3/21/2015


Throw the raindrops back into the sky

We all wish we could turn time backward and change something we’ve done or something we didn’t do. I was talking to a friend last week and he is convinced he has ruined his... — Updated 1/17/2015


A Tumble Weed Christmas

Christmas stirs up so many memories. Hopefully most of the memories are of happy times with loved ones and may our hearts be touched by the message of the birth of Jesus. I’ve... — Updated 12/4/2014


The Legend of the Mosquito

I don’t know why God made mosquitoes but He must have had a good reason. Apparently mosquitoes have been annoying people since the beginning of time and almost every tribe has a... — Updated 7/23/2014


What Did You Say?

Ann didn’t have the money to buy a nice gift for Joe for his birthday so Ann gave her husband a rock. It wasn’t a pretty rock or an unusual rock, it was just a smooth, round roc... — Updated 5/25/2014


The Bravest Thing You Have Ever Done

What is the bravest thing you’ve ever done? A man might answer that question by saying he fought in a war. A woman might say letting her only child leave home took the most... — Updated 3/15/2014


Every Bear in the Forest

Have you ever gone for a walk in the forest and had the feeling something was watching you or following you? You are certain something is looking at you and you hope it is a deer an... — Updated 1/18/2014


Exceeding Great Joy

My favorite story in the Bible is the beautiful story of the night Jesus was born. We’ve all seen paintings of the Nativity and we’ve seen plays and movies and, of course,... — Updated 11/23/2013


Unexpected Treasures

This week I received a priceless gift from a woman I’ve never met. Gretchen attends the same church I attended as a teenager. I haven’t been back to that church since I was... — Updated 9/28/2013


Why the Owl Hunts at Night

I heard something thumping and banging in the lobby of the building where I live. I went outside into the hallway and saw a young sparrow in the hallway and he was flying against... — Updated 7/27/2013


White Flower and the Warriors

Long ago there was a beautiful Cherokee maiden named White Flower. Three braves were in love with her, Big Elk, Thunder Sky and Winter Wolf. White Flower loved all three of them... — Updated 5/25/2013


How the Animals Got in the Sky

There is an old legend about a gentle young woman named Autumn Sunset who loved all the creatures in the forest. She could talk to the birds and the deer and the rabbits and no... — Updated 3/17/2013


Changing My Life in a Week

I spend too much time alone and my world and my life have become small. I read a self-help book that said if I was in a rut and I wasn’t happy with my life, to do three new... — Updated 1/19/2013


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