Tag Archives: Memories

White Pony Reflections

Carol A. Hand Fall is really here. It was time to take my little “White Pony” in for a check-up and oil-change today. Yes, my 11-year old car has a name thanks to my granddaughter and an Ojibwe friend I … Continue reading

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Remembering…

Carol A. Hand Seven years ago, my mother passed away in the early morning. She was 89. During the last 13 years of her life, she gradually lost her memories and her abilities to care for herself and communicate. I … Continue reading

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Passing Time

Carol A. Hand Daylight Saving Time always catches me by surprise. Traveling between times as I write about the past heightens my awareness about how quickly things change, one season to the next. East and west markers change as I witness … Continue reading

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Poems from My Editing Journal

Carol A. Hand Editing a 400-page book manuscript is proving to be a rollercoaster ride through topics and emotions. I began keeping a journal to record the journey. It allows me the space I need to process thoughts and feelings … Continue reading

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Reflections about Coincidence and Synchronicity

Carol A. Hand A different view of life’s coincidences Carl Jung’s concept of synchronicity Unus mundus – “one world” – connecting all Invisible threads that only a heart or spirit can see interweaving seemingly random events into patterns of deeper … Continue reading

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I Remember …/ A Reblog

Originally Posted on November 10, 2014 by Carol A. Hand I remember other storms approaching – the wind silent but the air filled with the electricity of threat and possibility. I survived. But have I worn the grooves of hope … Continue reading

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A Different Kind of Kindergarten Lesson

Carol A. Hand “White people call us ‘dirty Indians’ “But you got these bugs from one of the white children in your class “Now you have to take baths with this special soap everyday “I have to boil your clothes … Continue reading

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Reflections Inspired by Kale and Water

Carol A. Hand Kneeling on my lawn looking at the five huge kale plants I’d just harvested, a task postponed now necessary given the predicted night’s hard freeze A city water department employee appeared at the gate my expression told … 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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Reflections – Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Carol A. Hand Ah, summer outdoor chores, you have to love them Mowing the lawn that remains, “Sweating to the Oldies” comes to mind This is really more like the oldy profusely sweating But it’s something I can still do … Continue reading

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