The Life and Death Struggle to Belong

“I don’t feel like I belong.” It has taken me a long time to appreciate the power of that statement of Caleb’s. For many years, I downplayed the volcanic power of this cry because I confused...

The Quest to Belong (Caleb)

I grew up extremely curious but cautious.  I did not have very many places to really see or experience native culture, or at least First Nations culture on the prairies. A lot of the art and expe...

Conquering the Limits of Willpower

“Shake it off,” we tell our grandchildren when they fall. When the kids were of pre-school age the words of encouragement were “You’re doing it, you’re doing it”. Our exhortations mean to convey ...

Who Cares?

Sometimes the choice ‘not to care’ seems the most logical.  The struggle with addiction to drugs and all the attendant issues have been part of our family story for over twenty-five years. The cy...

Where Are We Now?

I am not able to read the signs. And I don’t like it! So far, in this Mexican town, I have mastered the signs indicating Alto, Rosarito and Tijuana. Anything else I’m guessing. I prefer...