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TO DRINK FROM THE SILVER CUP

BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 18
TEMPORARY SUSPENSION OF THE TOUR



I knew it had been a while since I posted a blog entry, but I was startled to see that it has been more than a month since my last communication. Time to fill you in. You may recall that I spent the holidays with Cheyenne in Denver and helped her move to her new apartment. On January 4, I flew from there to Pittsburgh for the Gay Christian Network Conference.

Highlights of the conference: The Women’s Retreat and meeting Marg Herder of Christian Feminism Today. Sharing a table in the Exhibit Hall with the Canadians of Generous Space. Being flooded in the first hour in the hall by people who beelined it to my table just because they wanted to buy To Drink from the Silver Cup—many of them coming from my roots—CRC and Dutch. Hugging and sharing tears with  Read More 
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BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 17
CLOSING OUT 2016
WITH GRATITUDE



2016 has been a year that seems to have gained its own persona. We have ranted against it for taking so many legendary lives, for the ongoing wars and violence in places we would not have imagined, for the debacle that was the US election and the aftermath that will bring we know not what.

I have tried not to have a knee-jerk reaction post-November 8. I have tried not to speculate about what might happen. Because I am a world citizen, because I try to live as a woman of conscience, I know that as in all years, 2017 will Read More 
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WHY I’VE MOVED 65 TIMES IN MY LIFE



During the next two weeks I am helping Cheyenne move from the apartment she’s lived in for three years, still in Denver. I wrote a friend about the move, saying, “Moving—story of my life.” Janet responded, “How great to have a move when an expert mover is visiting!” Cheyenne hastened to point out that she’s pretty much of an expert herself. Her many moves did start early, with me. A few days after her birth, we moved from the house she was born in in Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand, to another house in Ponsonby, and when she was three weeks old, we moved to women’s land on a farm outside Kaitaia, Northland, New Zealand.

As I got ready to move the 65th time from the little yellow box on Indiana Street, I mentioned my 65 moves on Facebook. I wish I could remember which FB friend was astounded, “Really, 65 times?” I replied that at some point, I’d write a blog entry as to why. He said he hoped I would. So here I am, five months Read More 
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BOOK TOUR JOURNAL 16
FAQs



I get asked certain questions over and over about the tour and about the book. I could easily prepare a little pamphlet, but then part of why I’m on tour would be done away with—the part about engaging with people.

Where are you from/Where do you live? (The assumption is that I’m in the interlocutor’s location for a few days and then I’ll be headed back home.)

I’m not from anywhere. I sold my house in July. I live in my van. Or stay with friends. But I’m from New Mexico and grew up in the Navajo Nation.

So you’re essentially homeless?

Yes. Essentially. But Read More 
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