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During the Dash-Time

Finally! It looked like we were really going on vacation. My husband had finished his doctor appointments and felt fine for our first vacation since his cancer diagnosis. My son and I had taken time off work. My daughter had... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Altered Identity

"Stand on the red-painted feet," the officer ordered. "Don't smile. This is not Sears Portrait Studio." With my feet now on the red feet, I stood in front of a massive glass wall... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

When Darkness Comes

When a person commits suicide, every person in the immediate and extended family is touched to some extent. This was a good family, not without problems, but overall a good family... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

I Hate to Exercise

I hate to exercise. I mean really hate to exercise, but my doctor says I need to exercise. He lists a dozen health benefits. It helps avoid heart disease and diabetes, controls... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Marjorie Louise Tallchief (b. 1926)

Known as one of the Five Moons, celebrated ballerina Marjorie Louise Tallchief (Osage descent) was the younger sister of acclaimed ballerina, Maria Tallchief. Marjorie was born in... — Updated 9/10/2018

 
 By Crying Wind    Perspectives 

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

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives 

Are you Locked In?

On 2012 Mike Dils suffered a terrible stroke that left him on a ventilator, unable to move, breathe or speak on his own. He was totally paralyzed. Mike's family was told by the doct... — Updated 9/10/2018

 
 By Sue Carlisle    Perspectives 

Washing Away the Grime

I think about the miracle of water's cleansing ability every time I wash the dishes, do the laundry or take a shower. Can you imagine what our lives would be like if we couldn't... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Healing the Heart through Dwelling

As I start this column I am on day number 12 of 16 of a mission trip to Fort Simpson and Hay River and Fort Resolution in the North West Territories. I came with a contact from Gide... — Updated 9/10/2018

 

Diyin God Bé Sodizin

Matthew 6:9 NihiTaa' yá ąąshdi honílóonii, nízhi' diyingo óolzin le', Matthew 6:10 Bee nóhólníihii náásgóó k'ee'ąą yilzhish le'. Áádóó bee íinínízinii t'... — Updated 7/17/2018

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

The Miracle of Tears

Tears are real. They happen every day all around the world. Tears protect us from an infection and they lubricate our eyes. Humans are the only ones who can shed tears as a result... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

For Sale

The pressure was strong. His sales pitch was impressive and tempting, yet I kept declining. "Come on!" he was upping the ante, "I'll make it three and you choose the day." I... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

Parting was Such Sweet Sorrow

Karen Wingate I remembered the feeling of days long ago, before my Christian conversion, when I got high; a feeling of lethargy, as if my arms weighed 50 pounds each. I could... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

It's Cultural

As a well-traveled North American, I'm fascinated by culture. I've been in every Canadian province and most U.S. States. In Nova Scotia, my wife and I were treated like family by... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

Mary Spencer

Winner, National and International Boxing Titles Model, CoverGirl Cosmetics Community Activist Mary Spencer, an Ojibway athlete originally from the Cape Croker First Nation began... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

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

 

Healing the Heart through Forgiveness

Forgiveness is one of those experiences that you participate in as a receiver and as a giver. If you have one without the other than it just doesn't feel right. With all the talk... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

Living Water

When I was a child, I worried about all the water running out of the rivers and into the oceans. First, I worried that the rivers would run out of water. Then, I worried that the... — Updated 7/17/2018

 

Eye Care: Five Steps To Keep Your Eyes Looking Their Best

You can prevent sight loss. And it's not that hard. Health experts promote diet and exercise programs to ward off systemic diseases such as heart issues, stroke and diabetes. As... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Sweet Melody

My emotions were in a tangle. I wasn't mad or agitated; but I was sad and happy at the same time. Waiting in Ad Seg (the Hole) to be transferred is nerve-wracking. An inmate in the... — Updated 5/21/2018

 
 By Becky Kew    Perspectives

Power problems

In March, I took a little drive to have a refreshing break. On a ten-hour trip, my truck began to act up. I kept losing power! It was quite concerning, and left me feeling helpless... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Dahteste, Warrior Woman

Mediator between the U.S. military and the Apache Information about her is sketchy-including her date of birth and the specifics of her death-but Dahteste (ta-DOT-say) was a member... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

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

 

Laugh Again

It seems like last Thursday that our kids were teenagers. People would ask, "What do you do?" and I would say, "I follow teenagers around the house. I shut lights off. It's a full... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

Necessary Hope

Major Depressive Disorder is the second most common form of mental illness (diagnosed in 6.9 percent of American adults). According to the National Alliance for Mental Illness,... — Updated 5/21/2018

 

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