Tag Archives: cultural differences

What’s in a Title?

Carol A. Hand What deeper messages do titles convey? That’s a question that arises as I contemplate a powerful poignant book I just finished reading, Beyond Two Worlds: A Taiwanese-American Adoptee’s Memoir & Search for Identity by Marijane Huang. I … Continue reading

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The Challenge of “Getting Real”

Carol A. Hand “The more real you get, the more unreal the world gets.” (John Lennon) *** *** Working on a book manuscript that is in part a memoir presents unique opportunities and challenges. In the editing process, I often … Continue reading

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Reflections about Invented Traditions

Carol A. Hand All of the sacred lifeways of the past that we now revere as traditions were once newly created, seen as divine messages passed on through seers and bodhisattvas around the world throughout human time Visions were given meaning … Continue reading

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Reflections about Roots and Resistance

Carol A. Hand I want to thank Miriam for her though-provoking reflection about the need for resistance in these times. Her example of the Menominee Tribe’s successful resistance to the policy of tribal termination is inspiring. Her reflection sparked my … Continue reading

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Brief Reflections about Standing Rock – Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Carol A. Hand Today a young woman is in critical condition due to escalating police violence, all so corporations can pollute and profit: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/standing-rock-arm-amputation_us_5834853ee4b09b6055ff01ec. Her only “crime” was standing in peaceful solidarity with Standing Rock Water Protectors to prevent corporations … Continue reading

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The Problem with Paradigms – Day One

Carol A. Hand I would like to begin by thanking Rosaliene Bacchus for nominating me to participate in a challenge: “Three Quotes for Three Days.” Rosaliene, who can be found at Three Worlds One Vision, has a fascinating background. She … Continue reading

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“Communities of Relatedness” – A Reblog

Originally posted December 17, 2013 Carol A. Hand Sitting on my back doorstep as I greeted yet another snowy morning, I was reflecting on my most recent neighborhood. West Duluth, the working class part of town. The side of town where … Continue reading

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Reflections and a Reblog – “Why Are You So Different?”

Why Are You So Different? Posted on November 6, 2013 Carol A. Hand Years ago, I accepted a position at a university as an assistant professor. I did not know at the time that I was only the second Native … Continue reading

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Sunday, March 13, 2016

Carol A. Hand Ah, discipline There are so many unhealthy things I still do But I’m learning to trust myself and my heart Learning to be impatiently patient To finish what I’ve begun Even on days when the path is … Continue reading

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Friday, February 26, 2016

Carol A. Hand This morning as I watched parents walking their small children to the elementary school close to my house, I was reminded of something I wrote a few days ago. I drew a simple picture to illustrate the … Continue reading

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