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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