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Big Chief Tablet

It’s been a while since we last checked in with Big Chief Tablet and his rambunctious band of TuhTONKa Fire Engines. Here we see DancesWithWeasels checking for tornadoes in Oklahoma. 17 more words


TuhTONKa Fire Engine

September 16, 2009

Our dad was from Oklahoma and we have some Indian blood in us from his side of the family. I was always fascinated by this and quizzed him constantly about what specific tribe we were associated with. 425 more words

Dennis Jones

Writing For Dummies. (Oh, wait, that didn't come out right. I didn't mean you....)

For as long as I can remember I’ve wanted to be a writer.   When I was in elementary school I wanted to be a children’s author and write stories like the ones I so enjoyed reading.   375 more words

Happy Birthday, Mrs. Burns

I have had teachers, been a teacher, and worked with teachers, so I know that there are good ones and bad ones. My third grade teacher was one of the best. 411 more words

Back To Basics


Back To Basics

Think back to the first thought you had of writing. I’m not talking about the assigned theme about how you spent your summer vacation. 280 more words


Reading Poetry in the Big Chief Years

When people confide in me that they don’t read poetry, that they are uncomfortable reading poetry, I smile and I nod.

I smile and nod to the poetry-shy because my sense of poetry is that it is a language within a language. 987 more words



So it is official today, Rick Santorum is dropping out of the 2012 Presidential Republican Primary and although Newt Gingrich hasn’t said he’s dropping out; he definitely hasn’t dropped in lately. 156 more words