804 words by 4 writers in Chinle, Omaha & elsewhere

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Brandon Story Class, indigenous, navajo

Act justly, Love kindness, Walk humbly

by David Wade Chambers

Chinle — Or as the Navajo put it: “walk in beauty.” With beauty before me I walk, With beauty behind me I walk, Beauty below and above. I finish in beauty. In 1855 one Jonathan Letherman reported to the Smithsonian, “Navajo singing is but a succession of grunts and is anything but agreeable”. Navajo spirituality views the universe as a dangerous place with good and evil elements which must be kept in ...

Art, music, wisdom

Remembering Jean Redpath

by Ken Jackson

Duluth — Jean Redpath the great Scottish ballad singer has died. For decades I have thanked her for a bit of life-guiding wisdom. At least, I attribute it to her although I can find no written reference: “We h...

Friends, Family, wisdom

Help! A Muse Needed.

by Ken Jackson

Duluth — This Monday an elusive synthesis of Heimweh and Fernweh, homesickness and wanderlust - I can’t find the word - affects me. What a weekend! It demands some writing to sort out. First, the pride of wa...

wisdom, First Story

3 ways to guard our hearts right now.

by Patrick Stevens

Omaha — Keep and guard your heart with all vigilance and above all that you guard, for out of it flow the springs of life. (Proverbs 4:23 AMP) Live righteously. In accordance to Love. Righteousness is our br...

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