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The Greater Jihad, by Preston Moser

Linda Neale - Wednesday, November 05, 2014

Welcome to my first guest blog.  This article was written by my good friend, Preston Moser, whom I admire and appreciate.  He is a father, a husband, a writer, a historian,  and a sundancer who spent many years studying with Fools Crow and other Lakota elders. This article was written soon after 9/11, but the subject is relevant to any time and place.  Thanks, Preston, for contributing your insights.  As always, you the reader are welcome to comment and share your feedback.  Read More

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Celebrating the Day of the Dead

Linda Neale - Wednesday, October 02, 2013

     Because they occur around the same time, the Day of the Dead is sometimes confused with Halloween in modern American culture.   Unlike Halloween which involves costumes, parties, and trick-or-treating, the Day of the Dead is a very old Indo-Hispanic ceremony that demonstrates a strong sense of love and respect for one’s ancestors and celebrates the continuance of life and family heritage.  It helps us remember who we are and provides us a structure to pass on the stories of our ancestors to our children and grandchildren.  In today's modern American culture, there are few structured opportunities to honor our ancestors in this way.
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Memorial Service -- David B. Marshall 1926-2011

Linda Neale - Saturday, December 10, 2011

Here is the text of what I said at my stepfather's memorial service.  Thank you to everyone who asked for these words.  Click HERE to read a recent Oregonian article about this remarkable man.

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The Korean War -- repatriation

Linda Neale - Friday, September 09, 2011

This is not my "normal" blog post about ceremony, but it's a recent event that affected me very deeply, and from which I learned a great deal.  Here it is:  Read More


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