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Warrior Mode

Linda Neale - Friday, October 10, 2014
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You are the Medicine Wheel

Linda Neale - Monday, December 03, 2012

On Saturday, December 15th, Rod and I are doing a workshop on the medicine wheel.  I've lived with the wheel for decades now, but until ten years ago, I never understood what Rod meant when he said "you are the medicine wheel". Until then I thought the wheel was something to memorize, and that somehow I just couldn't get it "right".  Was white in the east, or in the north?  Where did the eagle belong on the wheel?  The bear?  If the west was about the elder and darkness, then what was the north?  I was confused.
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Women Writing the West

Linda Neale - Sunday, October 16, 2011

Women Writing the West is a nonprofit organization of professionals writing and promoting the Women's West http://www.womenwritingthewest.org/. Members' stories are set in the Western United States — past and present — but WWW considers the "West" as more than a geographic location. The West represents a way of thinking, a sense of adventure, a willingness to cross into a new frontier.  WWW is open to men as well as women. I'm here in Lynnwood Washington at their annual conference -- about 150 writers who write fiction and nonfiction, adult and youth stories, about any topic related to the West.   I'm listening, learning, selling a few books.  The Power of Ceremony doesn't quite fit comfortably into any WWW category, although it might be called "creative nonfiction."  More typical is the book by Evelyn Searle Hess, To The Woods: Sinking Roots, Living Lightly, and Finding True Home, or a "romantic suspense" by Mary Trimble about a working cattle ranch near Mt. St. Helens in 1980 entitled Tenderfoot.   Read More


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