Category Archives: roles

Telling an ancestor’s story

Telling a story about an ancestor can be a gift to oneself and to one’s family. It is powerful to have your stories heard. It is a great community building experience too, because it allows others to think about their … Continue reading

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The cruelty of children

If you’re a parent or a teacher, you may have come across kids being mean to each other once in a while. “This American Life” radio program features The Cruelty of Children. It features a reading by David Sedaris on … Continue reading

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Doris and Mary doll

I brought my mom (Doris) a present on my last visit to Reno. My friend and artist Judy Johnson-Williams made these wonderful family dolls for me in response to a family tree assemblage piece I did. I decided to bring … Continue reading

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The Book of Qualities

I went into Coastside Books today. I don’t know why. I was hoping I would come upon something quickly that I just had to have. I was supposed to be working on a powerpoint presentation – weird I had not … Continue reading

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“The mediocre teacher….”

The mediocre teacher tells. The good teacher explains. The superior teacher demonstrates. The great teacher inspires.– William Arthur Ward I think we have all had different kinds of teachers in our lives. I thought it would be interesting to share … Continue reading

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candlelight and whirling red skirt

Our friend Tantric Paul took us to a wonderful place called the Green Tea Palace. It is a little place near the Santa Fe plaza, is 2 months new and run by Leland and Vera. The cafe was beautiful in … Continue reading

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