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Secrets of the Millionaire’s Mind

October 18th, 2014 No Comments

I can very well relate to T. Harv Ecker’s definitions of the POOR person and Wealthy Person.  After reading Ecker’s definitions, I can say that I have not come out of being a POOR person because I have not mastered 2 out of the 17 definitions; they are #12 and #15 on this list.   […]


Starting My Own Tree Nursery

October 13th, 2014 No Comments

How come I never thought of it before?  After almost 40 years of gardening and landscaping, and after owning a landscape company for 13 of those years, how come I never began a tree (and other plants) nursery?  It only makes sense! Gotta be careful what I say; holy!  I can manifest some things totally […]


Latest Read: “Sharing the Skies: Navajo Astronomy”

October 11th, 2014 No Comments

I find these kinds of books fascinating because they provide us another indigenous perspective outside of the western mindset.  I see similarities amongst the Navajo and our own people, the Tlingit.  The Navajo stories like our own are inspirational; more often than not they lead me to envision a robe or painting or some form […]

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Stanton Englehart: A Favorite Contemporary Painter

October 9th, 2014 No Comments

Last week, when Dan, his parents and I were in the Toh-Atin Gallery of Native American Art in Durango, I came across this book and said to Dan that I totally admire this guy’s paintings; over the past few years every time I’ve seen this man’s work, just makes my heart pitter-patter…and I know that […]

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Trade Chilkat Robe for Land (w/ or w/o cabin or house) in Haines, Alaska

October 8th, 2014 No Comments

LET IT BE KNOWN WORLD-WIDE: I am willing to do A TRADE for property with a cabin/home off of Mud Bay Road in Haines, Alaska  for a Chilkat robe woven by me.  Let’s get creative with terms, robe would be on commission basis designed by me OR a reproduction of an old robe.  If your […]

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Day-trip to Mesa Verde National Park in Southwest Colorado

October 2nd, 2014 No Comments

  Yesterday, Dan, his parents and I took a day trip to Mesa Verde National Park in the Four Corners area of Southwest Colorado.  We had a pleasant afternoon drive with a picnic interrupted by a band of black clouds backed by cold winds at the highest point of the Mesa at about 8,700 feet.  […]


Welcoming Jeannette Back to Her Homeland

September 24th, 2014 2 Comments

How many of you have lived in the American Southwest?  (Utah, Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico?  If you have lived in the SW, then you know all about the mud sticking to the bottom of your feet after a drenching rain!  And how many of you remember when I had a landscaping company in Juneau back […]

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Atlin Music Festival: 2nd Year Weaving Demo

July 15th, 2014 No Comments

Atlin Tlingit Louise Gordon is a co-founding member of the Atlin Music Festival.  This is the second consecutive year she has invited indigenous Ravenstail and Chilkat weavers to demonstrate our traditional weaving styles at the Atlin Music Festival.  Atlin is located in the upper part of British Columbia, Canada, just on the Northeastern side of […]

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3rd Year Attending Adaka Festival, Whitehorse, Yukon

July 5th, 2014 No Comments

What is the Adaka Festival?  And where the heck is Whitehorse, Yukon Territory?  And why does Clarissa just talk about Yukon Territory all the time?

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A Lead Singer In Preston’s Band “Khu.eex”

June 22nd, 2014 No Comments

  Of all the things I have ever aspired to be and do, it’s never been to be a lead singer, or one of the singers in a band!  Though at the request of my friend the glassblower, Preston Singletary, I thought I’d give it a go.  We sing traditional Tlingit songs with the back […]

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