To make a basket

Making baskets seems to be a good topic this close to Easter. I am re-reading the book “Braiding Sweetgrass”  by Robin Kimmerer. I just finished the chapter where the author was learning to make a basket from John Pigeon, a Potawatomi basket maker. She described going with him to choose the black ash tree, felling […]

Why do I care?

Why do I care about Standing Rock?  The “water protectors,” of the Lakota Sioux in North Dakota, joined by other Native Americans and friends, for months have stood unarmed and prayerful in opposition to the oil pipeline going under the river next to their home. But it’s a long way from here, 1,507 miles for […]