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Reflections in the Silver Cup

TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

Navajo Dam State Park

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 7
EVENING IN TSEDAAK'AAN &
HOUSEKEEPING AT NAVAJO DAM STATE PARK



Yesterday evening in Tsedaak'aan was perfect. I spent most of the morning and afternoon with Gloria Emerson and her friend Marie cleaning and arranging indoor and outdoor spaces for our evening guests. Gloria was the executive director of the Native American Materials Development Center when I worked there, and her brother Larry, who lives next door, was a staff artist and writer. There was a period of time when I was traveling the world that we lost touch, but for the past six years, I have often spent time with Gloria, a painter, sculptor and writer. Larry, in the meantime, has become an educator and philosopher as well as a farmer. I was over visiting him and his son Mark, talking about religious and linguistic decolonization, when Gloria walked over to say some guests had arrived.

It turned out to be three members Read More 
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TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 6
SMALL-SPACE MOBILE LIVING



I love small spaces. I feel enclosed, as if I’m wrapped in a warm blanket. Not everyone likes that feeling, but I do. I’ve made the small space of Anna’s Bookmobile quite comfortable. My cot is a Swedish number with metal springs, and I’ve layered it with a foam mattress, my yoga mat, which is like a mini futon for solid support, topped by memory foam. There's plenty of storage space beneath the cot, including enough for 60 books. With my food bin, small cooler and portapotty, there’s still floor space, and I can  Read More 
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