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Reflections on Chaw'se, California Grinding Rock State Historical Park

Entrance to the park

The entrance to the Chaw’se site “hun’ge” or roundhouse

Red string fastening together a smudge bundle

Abalone smudge vessels outside the Hun’ge vestibule… 603 more words

Built to Last

A few days ago, I came upon a technique for preparing chicken. It was a fairly simple thing, butterflying chicken filets, and I hadn’t even been looking up how to do that (I don’t know what I had in my search term anymore, but it definitely contained the word ‘butterfly’). 813 more words


The Valley of the Moon

A few days ago Joan, my mom Joyce and I returned from visiting family in Sonoma California.   Sonoma is nestled in a spectacularly fertile, rolling and green patch of the planet roughly 45 minutes north and east of San Francisco. 409 more words


Sierra-Tahoe Fine Art by Shanti Parks

Shanti Parks is a Miwok artist living in the northern Sierra Nevada Mountains of Northern California, not far from where she was born. Her family has been in these mountains since the beginning, and she is proud of that. 232 more words