Pow wow

Several weeks ago I attended my first Pow wow. Anything that has to do with observing another culture has my full attention! I am glad I was able to go ๐Ÿ™‚ This particular Pow wow had several tribes participating from Canada and the U.S.A.    

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Thanksgiving with Mars

Today I sat at a table with Americans, Russians, Canadians, First Nation Canadians and had supper. The conversation covered Russian history, languages,politics, hunting, children, culture. My heart was thankful, I enjoy being in a setting where different cultures sit around a meal and connect. As I watched my friends children play with Mars around us [...]

Nostalgia

I have been itching to write for a couple weeks now, the urge always comes at the most inopportune time, lying on my bed about to fall asleep, sitting in a meeting that begs my full attention, walking on the ice road, teaching a class or reading a book that has got me hook line [...]

I am because you are.*

Well, I have been in Canada for a week now. Leaving was not easy, after all home is home right? There is much I took from my short visit but I think the best lesson for me was this: It doesn't matter what cultural back ground you come from, whether you classify yourself as coming [...]

Dark chocolate, milk chocolate, caramel and mocha.

Deborah is 10 years old and from a young age she has been told over and over again that her dark skin is not desirable. At first she would cry every time she was told this but now she has grown a thick skin and merely tells whomever has tried to insult her, "so what [...]