Monthly Archives: September 2013

Giant killer hornets

 Where are the honey bees going?  What about giant killer hornets?  The basis for great science fiction?  Or maybe just science. By Gideon Lichfield @glichfield September 28, 2013 Humans cause climate change. Scientists agree we do. This is not news. The fact … Continue reading

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The Secret to Happy Familys

I do a lot of family history, but the most important finds were on my husband’s side.  His parents divorced before he was three. He didn’t even know the name of his grandfather. But we uncovered a family story that … Continue reading

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Looking Back, Looking Forward

My great-great grandparents Ole and Bengte Carlson Okerlund were born in Sweden in about 1830.  Ole was a blacksmith; his wife was an opera singer.  They lived a comfortable life.  A baby son was born to the couple, then a daughter. … Continue reading

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Shaman Priest A Story of Guatemala

The thirty year plus Civil War in Guatemala left a trail of death and devastation that affected rich and poor, Indian and Ladino, leftist guerrillas and right wing paramilitary. In this compelling novel the lives of three individuals intersect, the … Continue reading

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Truck Rides, Tacos & Giving in Santa Catarina

Truck Rides, Tacos & Giving in Santa Catarina. I love these pictures of Guatemala.  When I was writing Shaman Priest I spent so much time thinking and remembering things just like this!

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Coyote Tails: Coyote and Skunk

Coyote was going along one day, feeling very hungry, when he met up with Skunk. “Hello, brother,” Coyote greeted him. “You look hungry and so am I. If I lead the way, will you join me in a trick to … Continue reading

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Coyote Tails: Coyote and Horned Toad

I’ve been spending my days in front of the computer, my mind out on the Navajo Reservation.  And I keep coming across Coyote.  Maybe I’ll share some of his escapades. There was a day when Coyote was very hungry indeed … Continue reading

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The Trickster

Who is the Coyote?  For the Navajo he is the prince of chaos, the transformer, the troublemaker, the trickster, and one who walks with the gods.  He is unruly but good hearted.  In his darkest manifestation he is the Skinwalker. … Continue reading

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