Tag: Lenni

Apr 14 2014

#atozchallenge L is for Lenni Lenape

I comb through the pages. They’re interesting, even though I don’t fully understand most of what I’m looking at. I tuck them back in and move on to another.   The symbols of a wolf, turtle, and a turkey are on the next jar. Surely, this is what I am meant to find. A dried …

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Mar 02 2014

Sunday Seven- New England Nations

A list of seven of something- brought to you on Sunday. What can you add?  Native American Nations and Tribes of New England   Lenni-Lenape Pennacook Iroquois Penobscot Montaukett Shinnecock Mohawk

Sep 25 2013

Tell Us About Yourself

I was born. This is clearly a noteworthy accomplishment, as there is an annual party to celebrate it.  Life changed. I didn’t like the change, but I was young and had no control or real choices. I put pen to paper. I turned my feelings, my inner turmoil, into words that people enjoyed and were …

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May 16 2013

The only duck among swans

The Prompt:   Day 16, Thursday: Something difficult about your “lot in life” and how you’re working to overcome it   I have been to Ireland, a country which has been at war with other nations and or with itself for its entire history. There were still Irishmen there. I have a friend who was …

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May 06 2013

Liebster thoughts thanks to Dy

While a Liebster winner does not normally answer the questions of those they nominate, Dy Saturday inspired me with the questions posed. I hope my answers are enjoyable.   11.) You have two options for your memory: you can either be hated or forgotten instantly. Which one would you choose, and, as always, why? 11- …

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May 01 2013

Crow Droppings

The Prompt: Day 1, Wednesday: The story of your life in 250 words or less     And from the stalk came the corn, and it was good. Then the crow swooped down and ate some. Not long after that, the crow expelled the partly digested kernels. This landed on the shoulders of a husband …

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Apr 14 2013

A Second Liebster Award

A great big thank you to Wayne L Murphy who has nominated me for this second Liebster Award! Truly this is a great honor.   So what is the Liebster Award? “The Liebster Award is for bloggers with under 300 followers and the rules of the award is that the nominee must link back to …

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Jul 11 2012

Liebster Blog Award

My deepest and most sincere thanks to @nicolehill17 from http://nicolefaithhill.blogspot.com for the gift of this award.  The rules are:    1. Thank and link back to the person who presented you with the award. Add the award logo to your blog.   2. Answer the eleven questions posted for the nominees.   3. Share eleven random facts about …

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Jun 23 2012

Part 2 of the Interviewed by My Characters series

Part 2 of the Interviewed by My Characters series   (For a full explanation of what’s going on here, please scroll or use the categories feature to get to the first interview.) Thank you @Melissa_Foster for the #LedByMyCharacters inspiration.     Gwendolyn sits with her pen poised over a notebook, trying to look professional and …

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Jun 21 2012

Part 1 of the Interviewed by My Characters series

Part 1 of the Interviewed by My Characters series   @Melissa_Foster One of my characters just surprised the hell out of me. I said, outloud, “Really? OMG, REALLY!?!” My son’s response, “Mom, you do know that you decide what they say and do, right?” If only he knew the truth. #LedByMyCharacters -June 14, 2012   …

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Apr 28 2012

X is for Xenophobia

            Contemplate with me if you will what it was like to board a ship to cross the ocean with the intention to relocate to a land that no one you knew or had heard of had ever explored before. Now imagine that you get to this new land and discover …

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Apr 17 2012

O is for Omnivorous

            I choose to be an omnivore. That choice isn’t for everyone. Thousands of animals are killed every year, chopped up, and put into packages at grocery stores. The stores order this meat. They order it in a slight excess of projected sales because if they run out, their customers will …

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Apr 06 2012

F is for Favorite Food

            It is so hard to choose just one food for a favorite. Savory or sweet, zesty or delicate, breakfast or dinner…             I think I will have to go with sushi for this question though. Anago, or eel, is my favorite, though I enjoy getting a variety pack when I …

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Apr 04 2012

D is for Dorner

Dorner, which originally meant “one who lives near thorny bushes,” is a German surname. The Dorner side of my family had immigrated to America over a century before the World Wars. Grandma Dorner was a fantastic cook, unlike me who should be banned from kitchens everywhere!             Kelly makes Jell-o far better than I have. http://youtu.be/fmFIeSmBjRQ …

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Apr 03 2012

C is for Current location

            I presently live in the Lehigh Valley / Allentown area of Pennsylvania, USA. This same location is home to the http://www.museumofindianculture.org museum of Indian culture. Though the Lenni Lenape were largely forced out of their Pennsylvania homes after the death of William Penn, a few managed to remain. My ancestors were …

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Mar 08 2012

Welcome introduction

Welcome. Please don’t mind that image, it’s just there to show off my fandom.  Writing is journey. Publication is often a destination. Editing, I suppose, is the stops along the way from hunger, flat tires, road construction, or random bears. LOL.  You may wonder why I started a blog. I may wonder that too! Actually, …

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