The Bear’s Den

Wonderfully Natural Contradictions Supplied… Solely… by the Master of Life

Posted on Jul 8th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

Ah, pelaawi (summertime).  It’s a wonderful season and, no two ways around it, it’s my favorite.  I mean, I enjoy fall and spring, but man, it…

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Fishing Goes Back a Long Ways in this Land

Posted on Jun 6th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

Ah… the time of Msh-ka-tiwi Kiishthwa – the Raspberry Moon.  The little ones have gained their parole from school after nine long months of hard…

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The Life Circle – “Mitakuye Oyasin” – We Are All Related

Posted on May 1st, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

This month marks the Strawberry Moon for my Shawnee people.  It’s a month of melo’kami (spring).  It’s a time when kesathwa (the sun) rises…

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Walking with the Creator

Posted on Mar 4th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

Recently, my 90-year old mom crossed over.  She and I had been close – very, very close – for all of my life.  But that nasty creature,…

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Much-quom-me Na-me-tha-kie – aka: Ice Fishing

Posted on Feb 5th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

Ah, wa'kanakya (white) is everywhere and the coonee (snow) covers all.  Pepoonwi (winter) is heavy all around us.  Yep, and for those so inclined,…

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Once in a Blue Moon

Posted on Jan 4th, 2013 - By admin - 0 Comments

Well, Pepoonwi (Winter)… is upon us.  It is the time of the howling m’weowa (wolf), and, with the end of 2012, we also had the last “Blue…

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Traditionally…Restating “CHRISTmas”

Posted on Dec 1st, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

Ah Christmas – the anniversary of the Christ Child’s birth.  It is… a very sacred time – and also a very happy time.  It’s a period to…

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Deer and Hunters Are Wide Awake in Ta-kwa-aki

Posted on Oct 31st, 2012 - By admin - 0 Comments

It begins with a time of vibrant and vivid color that explodes everywhere.  Golden yellows, crimson reds, cinnamon browns and jade greens form…

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Posted on Oct 1st, 2012 - By admin -

Late last summer, I changed the submission of this in an effort to concentrate more on my novel writing.  Events do pop up in two-legged life that…

Posted on Aug 27th, 2012 - By admin -

The other day, I parked my patrol jeep in the shade of a large white oak, inside an empty parking lot.  It was quiet, and I wanted to catch up on my…