The headstone of Mr. Benjamin Gleason, early settler of Dummerston (then Fulham). In the Bennett Cemetery on Schoolhouse Rd, East Dummerston, VT. Benjamin Gleason was an early settler of Fulham/Ful…

Source: Benjamin Gleason and Those Bothersome Canadian Indians

A MUST READ from my friend Rich…


Humpty Trumpty by the Narragansett Author John Christian Hopkins (his books are here)

Humpty Trumpty built a big

And made Mexico pay for it

He had Hillary tossed in

Without a trial or even

He decided to build new

Jumps for joy when Putin

Humpty Trumpty banned

Preached division across the

Innocent people were frisked and

He made money as incomes

He used his power to stifle

And said, “Now America is

Humpty Trumpty had generals

And civil rights all soon

Women were groped without

There was no…

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October 15, 2016

I am honored to take the lead for this issue of Rituals for Peace, Healing and Unity. Lately, I have not felt very peaceful. In large part, it is due to the election cycle in the United States. It fills me with incredible anxiety. At the same time, I am actively part of a movement called Peacemaking Circles. Peacemaking Circles came to me via Saroeum Phoung who was taught by the Tagish Tlingit First Nation Peoples. Peacemaking is an ancient process that has been traditionally used in all forms of communal and family decision-making. The first principle of Peacemaking Circles is: The only change you can make is within yourself.

As painful as that reality is, it is true. If you change yourself to become peaceful, to be healed, to be one with the greater cosmic community, that will be enough. Because as you are settled and grounded in peace…

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The Persecution of Mildred Dunlap

My book The Seven Year Dress is continuing to rank in the top 100 best sellers in the kindle bookstore in the literary-fiction-historical, literary fiction, and the young adult categories. I’ve also been ranked by Amazon as the #58 top ranking author for two of my books, The Seven Year Dress and To Live Out loud, in the historical fiction category. And #87 in the literary fiction category for The Seven Year Dress. See photos below.

I’m deeply grateful for everyone who has purchased, read, and taken the time to review my book. In the name of tolerance, a special thank you also to everyone who has spread the word to help promote this book.  All profits from my books go to help get dogs like  Jeremiah, Camille, Cupcake, Reiki and Babs (see below) out of kill shelters. Thus far in 2016, 150 dogs have been freed. Last year 148…

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Wings A Journey in Faith


I got a message from a woman I went to school with. For two years we sat in the same classes but I never knew she had M.S. She wrote, “I have multiple sclerosis (since I was 16). I still walk without any help and go up and down stairs by myself (I told you God has done great things), etc. But I’d like to be TOTALLY made whole in every way!” I wanted to know her story. She wrote me back and I was so impressed, I asked her if I could share it. She said yes.


You’ll see how our Lord is so unique in His working with each of us as individuals. He will meet us where we’re at and take us on a healing journey that we as an individual can handle. His love is far reaching and constant.


Here is her story:


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Hello and welcome!

You will not believe who just stopped by! It was a surprise.. an awesome one. Read further and I’ll tell you what happened a few hours ago. Go on, you’ll love it.

What is that noise? I can’t help but wonder if I am hearing things, or dreaming, as the sound of giggling comes from the other room. It is the middle of the night, and I am reluctant to admit I am uneasy about going to check on things. I quickly push that feeling aside, as I attribute it to a bout of rampant imagination.

Setting the nagging suspicion that I am not alone aside, I enter the chat room, where I entertain my guests. I can hardly believe what I am seeing. There are two winged people in the room, and no, they are not paying attention to me, as one tickles the other. I can’t…

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Library of Congress Prints and Photographs Division Washington, D.C. This image shows a Native woman from the Plains region carrying a baby on her back.

By Arvind Suresh | 2/3/15

Until the advent of genetic genealogy, knowing your ancestry meant combing through old records, decoding the meaning of family heirlooms and listening to your parents and grandparents tell you about the “good old days.” For anthropologists and archaeologists interested in going back even further in time, the only reliable means of understanding human history were trying to interpret ruins or remnants of skeletons or other information uncovered at the site of remains.

DNA testing has changed all that, allowing us to delve far deeper into our past than before and with a much higher degree of accuracy. Although there are many issues stirred by DNA testing, none is more provocative than interpreting our family and tribal ancestries.

Nowhere is this…

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Dreaming the World

Greed always seems to undermine promises. Nowhere has this been more true than in the relationship between First Nations people and Federal governments in the Americas. This week growing protests have brought the Tar Sands of Alberta and the San Fransisco Peaks of the Four Corners into the news. These regions have massive reserves of coal and oil. Protests are also under way in Sonoma County, CA, where the lands produce grapes rather than oil.  All of these proposed or ongoing developments will destroy the sacred lands of many tribes, and will displace large numbers of tribal people. They will also destroy invaluable wildlands, and the oil production will dramatically contribute to global climate change. Native people in the U.S. and Canada are united in large scale protest.

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