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Old 12-14-2017, 06:14 AM
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Hi Jennifer,

It was a silversmith in Cherokee who sold me my first Zuni ring. We were coming in from the North, and Tennessee, over the mountain.

John
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Old 12-14-2017, 09:16 AM
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Pardon my digression here, but... I wanted to say that I've always been struck by native American expressions. My sense is that there is always a latent spiritual meaning in their simple phrasing. A blending of body and spirit shaped into words. A kind of ancient wisdom formed from long contemplation. A meditative quality that I admire and perhaps even envy.

The fallout from Trump has both desecrated and elevated conversation these days.
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Old 12-14-2017, 02:46 PM
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I think going after Warren is a ridiculous cheap shot, especially considering who's president. You've got to be kidding me.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:01 PM
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An article on why Trump's slur is racist.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:10 PM
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deleted. should never have been written.

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Old 12-14-2017, 03:29 PM
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Let me just extend that a bit. I had a blog head conservative student couple years ago, who believed in so many Hillary conspiracies, my god, really detailed, and all of it full of shit. Now we have a real criminal in office and Warren's credibility is in doubt. For God's sake give it up and piss off.
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Old 12-14-2017, 03:44 PM
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Pardon my digression here, but... I wanted to say that I've always been struck by native American expressions. My sense is that there is always a latent spiritual meaning in their simple phrasing. A blending of body and spirit shaped into words. A kind of ancient wisdom formed from long contemplation. A meditative quality that I admire and perhaps even envy.
You are not mistaken, Jim. Native Americans are a highly poetic race, who communicate less through metaphor, than through symbol -- more difficult to interpret. Interesting, too, you should bring that up. I have just finished "forming up" a centuries-old speech delivered by an Ojibwa priest, officiating at a ceremony which was being attended, observed, and recorded by ethnologists in the employ of the federal government. These were brilliant sociologists, however, they had to request an explanation of the speech afterwards, as they simply could not grasp the symbols of the historical delivery, which the Ojibwa clearly had no problem understanding.

The priest patiently -- and with some amusement -- explained his symbolic usage to these sociologists, who were astonished by the sophistication, as well as the intact condition of what had been handed down by oral tradition, for literally hundreds of years.

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Old 12-15-2017, 04:51 PM
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Does this mean you'll cease publishing in national magazines that supported segregation and apartheid and refer to Leonard Peltier as a common criminal, or for that matter po-mags whose editors openly crow about the ethnic cleansing of Native Americans from wide swathes of the U.S.?
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Old 12-15-2017, 04:54 PM
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Hey, shoot me an email anytime, Quince, and I will tell you a few things about the editors of your publications, which I bet you didn't know
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Old 12-15-2017, 06:04 PM
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Hey, shoot me an email anytime, Quince, and I will tell you a few things about the editors of your publications, which I bet you didn't know
Maybe I'm missing a joke, but if you've got information that should make us reluctant to support specific publications, it would be helpful to share it with everyone. Maybe at Eratosphericals?
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