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O'siyo Oginalii Tsilugi - Hello friends - Welcome - to My first blog. A place to share.
Dream Catcher
Dream Catchers

An ancient Chippewa tradition
The dream net has been made
For many generations
Where spirit dreams have played.

Hung above the cradle board,
Or in the lodge up high,
The dream net catches bad dreams,
While the good dreams slip on by.

Bad dreams become entangled
Among the sinew thread.
Good dreams slip through the center hole,
While you dream upon your bed.

This is an ancient legend,
Since dreams will never cease,
Hang this dream net above your bed,
Dream on, an be at peace.

The Keepers of the Earth
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July 15, 2016 at 8:56pm
July 15, 2016 at 8:56pm
Day 1340 - July 16,2016

Even'in Boys and Girls

{Cook Off Time

Tonight we are going to have a cook-off. Not just any cook-off but a Political one. I have already received an entry for The Whopper king "Invalid Item infowarrior and my very own Independence Day Cookies "Explore Your Kitchen - At Your Own Risk. I am getting ready to add a Trumpkin spice pie.

Prompt: What would your entry be?
July 14, 2016 at 11:11pm
July 14, 2016 at 11:11pm
DAY 1339 July 15, 2016

Let's talk about the latest app that is making a splash. What are your thoughts about Pokemon go? Do you think is a trend that will last or simply be a flash in the pain? Do you feel there are risks?

Well for me, I think it is stupid and a waste of time, but this is only my opinion. I have watched the news and have heard about people walking into streets, highways, and walking off 90 foot cliffs. This is absolutely insane. I would much rather spend my time writing, but I don't sit in the middle of a street, highway or close enough to a cliff's edge to fall off it to do it. I don't and have never played video games. Perhaps if enough fatalities come through they will ban it. I just hope my son isn't among them.
July 12, 2016 at 11:17pm
July 12, 2016 at 11:17pm
Day 1337: July 13, 2016
Prompt: Use these words in a story, poem, or rant: mighty, awesome, arch, climax, east, fibreglass.
July 8, 2016 at 1:32am
July 8, 2016 at 1:32am
I was reading Creating Characters by the editors at Writer's Digest and came across this:
There is a character hierarchy where not all characters are created equal. They indicate place holders,walk-ons, minor characters and your lead characters create the story. I'm curious how do you measure the importance of each character before the story develops or does it just fall into place? I'm a poet trying to learn more.

Hi, I have been busy discussing the political events of the day. My take may or not be the same as others, but they are as I see things developing. Anyway, to get my mind back to my more creative modes I will get to the excellent question for tonight.
Character Hierarchy:
For me, the role that the character plays a huge role. I start out with the center character or protagonist then I create the adversary - the antagonist then at least two strong supporting characters. The story I am working on now has three. Then as I need them, there may be a couple of "place holders, walk-ons, or other minor characters" that don't place a huge part but keep the story moving. That is the most important. Regardless of their role, how big or small ask yourself what are they doing to move the story forward.
July 7, 2016 at 5:46pm
July 7, 2016 at 5:46pm
Confined within the law or soaring well above it:

Which category do you fit in?

It doesn't matter which side of the aisle you are on, it is the safety of us all Americans that is at stake. Not republicans or democrats. Do you think Hillary crossed the line? Do you really want her as Commander in Chief gambling with your life and the those of your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren, great-great grand grandchildren?

Sounds scary!
July 7, 2016 at 12:57pm
July 7, 2016 at 12:57pm
What is your favorite way to use veggies?

My Favorite Subject!

WOW Lyn, you really know how to get to me. FOOD! *Laugh*


I think you really have to narrow it down just a bit. It is largely depends on the veggie, how you liked it cooked and what it is going to go with. I am always trying to slip in my veggies as a "side" dish for the family BUT ME? if I didn't like just a tiny bit of meat—I would make one hell of a vegetarian.

Just to name a few veggies and ways of cooking:

Green beans - mixed with bacon and onions
Cauliflower - deep fried
Sweet Potatoes - deep fried or baked
Spinach - chopped fresh in a salad or boiled
Cabbage - stuffed or boiled
Celery - fresh in a salad or a macaroni salad or potato salad
Corn on the cob - boiled slow in milk and butter
The list goes on and on. There isn't a veggie that I don't like and figure new ways of cooking it.

You should taste my eggplant and my spaghetti squash with spaghetti sauce and hamburger meat - Better than pasta!
July 5, 2016 at 1:24am
July 5, 2016 at 1:24am
DAY 1327 July 5, 2016

How do you feel about firework displays? Professional or Amateur? How do you feel about the latest trends with music? Are they popular in other parts of the world or is it just an US tradition? If so tell us about them.

1. Firework displays: personally I love them. As a kid growing up, I lived about 2 blocks from Bakersfield College. Every year they would put on a show. It was big, spectacular, and wonderful. Every year after my dad's BBQ we would gather on the front lawn with own fireworks and homemade ice-cream that my dad put together. Each year we all took turns choosing a flavor.

When I grew older and married, my husband and I bought a home in the same neighborhood. The same distance from the College. We carried on the tradition for our kids. My kids and grandkids carry on this same tradition. The only thing missing, besides my husband of course, are the College Fireworks. The fire department suspended that a few years ago. They claimed it something to do with safety. I don't remember any problems. I think it had more to do with money. We still gather on the front lawn with homemade ice-cream, set off our fireworks to share with the neighbors as they share with us.
Happy 4th of July

2. Music - On this subject I can only give you my preference. I like country music - only. Artists from several different countries help to make it popular. I pay attention to the song not necessarily the artists. I think that it appeals to many different people.
June 30, 2016 at 11:22pm
June 30, 2016 at 11:22pm
How do you feel about some one chewing ice at the table? Would you speak to someone if they were chewing ice or would you ignore it?

You must be kidding! *Laugh* I have been suffering from two weeks now from temperatures ranging between 107 t0 109 daily with my house cooler on the fritz. No break in sight. Even talking about ice and imagining its sound, sounds good. UMMMMM~I'm in!
June 27, 2016 at 11:18pm
June 27, 2016 at 11:18pm

There are always weird stories about people and their pets sneaking into the media. What do you think can a pet really keep you hostage? Share with us a crazy experience you've had with a pet.

I am not sure on how to tell this story. I have five little terrier mix, rescue guys. These little guys seem to think that I am their personal property. Can you imagine that? Property! I can not Sneak outside for a breath of fresh air without being found, by all of them. My writing room is in my bedroom. If anyone comes near my door or in my room while I in there; you would think that they have come to murder me. Then there is the two dominant males. Well...they fight over is going to get the closest to me.

Leave the house, even to go to the market? You would think that I had run away. They are crazy little guys, but I love them.

BUT...I heard today. A Parakeet as a witness? Apparently a person was shot to death in front of his bird. The parakeet keeps repeating what was said before he died and the prosecution wants to call the bird as a witness...Hmmm...stranger things have happened.

June 21, 2016 at 12:10am
June 21, 2016 at 12:10am

Force a relationship between two seemingly different things. For example: How is friendship like a baseball game?

Well... I guess you could say that it is like giving your pet mountain lion a bath. You never know who is going to come out on top. *Sob* Like a baseball game? You will always have your home runs and outs. *Laugh*

June 13, 2016 at 10:54pm
June 13, 2016 at 10:54pm
Let's talk about first impressions. I read an article in Family Circle about the importance of your front door on your home. They say that your front door makes a lasting impression and says a lot about you the resident. Do you agree or disagree on it's importance? Do you feel it matters what the outside shows or is it more important to you what the inside reflects?

Well? This can be a double barrel question. There are times in life that one can size up a situation just by a gut feeling. I tend to rely on mine in situations that I am just not sure of. However, judging someone on their outward appearance or the outward appearance of their home is not always accurate. There could be existing situations as to why they may not be as fancy as you or Joe Blow next door. It may not be as simple as spending a bunch of bucks. We are not all that lucky. You all have heard the old saying, "You can't judge a book by it's cover, " but I also believe, it is what that is inside that counts!"
June 8, 2016 at 10:50pm
June 8, 2016 at 10:50pm
prompt: Music can often trigger powerful memories. Describe a
memorable experience associated with a particular song or piece of

Please keep in mind this was years ago—but what a fun memory! Just call me wiggle butt. *Laugh* My husband's cousin had a country western band. His name was Mack Owens, his wife Loretta was Bonnie Owen's sister, and could she sing. Anyway, Mack played for dances held all over my county. Mainly good ole fashion barn dances. My husband and I went every weekend and did we have fun! I still remember the fresh smell of hay, the distinct fragrance of horses, cattle, and deep-pit-BBQ. The beer? Well I won't go into that. *Blush* The crawling in at 4 am. (after stopping for breakfast and coffee - hee hee) The band knew I loved the song called "Down on the Corner" by the Creedance Clearwater and played all the time. Well.....being wild and young....I was out there—wiggling. *Laugh*

I had almost forgotten that part of my life, thanks for the smile. *Smile* What I wouldn't give for one more barn dance. *Smile*

June 6, 2016 at 11:56pm
June 6, 2016 at 11:56pm
This story isn't one that I think was repeated much other than in my own mind. It is the most distinct memory that I have.
My mother was an avid reader and writer. Every week she would scoope me up and take off to the library. We lived about a mile away and the only way for her to get there—was walk. To her it was well worth the effort. I was lucky, I got to ride in the stroller. What I remember the most about entering the library was the smell! Oh the books smelled so good! I also remember that when she was done, I got to hold the books and sniff them all the way home. BUT what is really funny about this story is...to this day I can not check out or buy a book without sniffing it first. *Laugh* It all began with a stroller ride.
May 31, 2016 at 5:26pm
May 31, 2016 at 5:26pm
DAY 1294 May 31, 2016

The hot topic is: Were Cincinnati Zoo officials justified in killing Harambe the gorilla?


I've included the link in case you have not seen it.

I don't think justification comes into play. Forced? Yes. Here you have a child 3-4 yrs. of age unsupervised to the point he/she climbs over a railing and through a fence and falls into the gorilla enclosure. This gorilla is not a tamed pet and I am sure it was just startled as everyone else. Just think if you were standing in your backyard and something big and alive fell out of the sky.

I am not sure trying to tranquilize the gorilla would have prevented the gorilla from becoming more agitated to the point where it may killed the child before it went under. I think... yes the child had to be saved but I believe the question should be what in the hell were the parents doing while the child was climbing over the railing and through a fence?

May 11, 2016 at 11:05pm
May 11, 2016 at 11:05pm
prompt:As part of the “war on drugs” and in reaction to an increase in
school violence, many schools across the nation now conduct
targeted searches of student lockers and backpacks. Although the
Supreme Court has ruled that public school officials have the right
to search students’ persons and property when they have
reasonable cause to suspect weapons or drugs, many people feel
this is a gross violation of students’ right to privacy. Others feel
that since school officials are responsible for the well-being of
students while they are in the building, they have the right to
search for drugs or weapons at any time. How do you feel about
this issue? State your position and explain your reasons with
specific examples.

Personally, I think the schools should have the right to search those under suspicion. That is how others are protected. I could go on a rampage every month when I have to stop my writing, leave my bedroom dressed or undressed while my entire house is searched because my son allowed his stupid sister-in-law to live in my garage. But what is the point. The police don't stay long, I have nothing to hide, and I am doing nothing wrong. However, they may wonder where my mind is at if they took the time to read some of my work. *Laugh*

Bottom line: if you are doing nothing wrong, have nothing to hide—don't sweat it.
April 28, 2016 at 2:27pm
April 28, 2016 at 2:27pm
Hello, if you are out there. No....I don't....think....I going crazy....yet! I am just here to talk about the book I am trying to write. I got as far as the premise. Some of it was really strong...great! Some of it was weak. I could really see this after someone I really admire and respect pointed that out. I needed something really unique about my character, Venecus, that would make her so valuable that her enemy would come after her not once but twice. I had her sketched out, but I went back and though I have her fleshed out, her profile is still, to me, a bit of a shell and needs more.

I have been doing some research on magic in fiction. I am going to see if I can make this the guarded element that is sought after.
Be back later.
April 26, 2016 at 11:50pm
April 26, 2016 at 11:50pm
Day 1260: April 27, 2016. April 27 is National Tell a Story Day. Tell me a story. Be creative and have fun.
April 25, 2016 at 11:14pm
April 25, 2016 at 11:14pm
Prompt: Food is essential to our existence although it is not always in the best possible combination. Tell us about the worst food combination experience you've had. Did you make it or did someone else?

Goodness, what a loaded question. My son's wife insists on doing the cooking, and of course, no one can tell her something that she doesn't already know. Sooooooooooooo, I had to really think on this because there has been so many. The one I finally decided on was her version of enchiladas served with fried potatoes and corn. She makes with unseasoned canned chicken (no onions) wrapped in flour tortillas, and covered with green sauce. I sit down and take as little as I can get away with and smile sweetly as I force it down. *Gag* To save myself I will throw mine together (I make both beef and cheese and onion) for a breath of air. *Laugh* I can't very well hurt her feelings, now can I.

April 21, 2016 at 11:25pm
April 21, 2016 at 11:25pm
I love the word generator! Can you write something with these words?

judgement, burning, fashion, cynic, consumer and bloodthirsty

April 18, 2016 at 11:42pm
April 18, 2016 at 11:42pm

"Old memories are very easy to get, except that once you write about something, you've destroyed it. You no longer have the memory. You only have the memory of what you've written"- Annie Dillard.
Do you agree or disagree? Does this change how you think about using your memories as writing material?

What a fantastic prompt.

I have to say that I both agree and disagree. I written a small amounts of my years that I was blessed with my late husband, Barry. Those memories still burn deep within, and I was glad to share. They were extraordinary with an extra ordinary man. I have not let lose of others because they are quite personal. We had our good times as well as out bad, just like everyone else.

At times I will tend to unlock one or two just to helps me to relive it again. It lets me remember how I felt, what I smelled, saw, and the pain that I felt.

April 25, is almost here. That was the day the Doctor's told me that there nothing more they could do for him, and I had to terminate his life support system.—but I will never forget the times we had together, whether or not I choose write about them.

Sometimes I think it helps, to keep my memories—forever.


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