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February Moon Shine

On forgiveness “Forgiveness is unlocking the door to set someone free and realizing you were the prisoner.”  —Max Lucado “Always forgive your enemies; nothing annoys them so much.”―Oscar Wilde “The weak can never forgive. Forgiveness is the attribute of the strong.”―Mahatma Gandhi “Forgiveness is not an occasional act, it is a constant attitude.”―Martin Luther King Jr. “Forgiveness has nothing to do with absolving a criminal of his crime. It has […]

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Spencer Martin: In this universe, all things are connected

Spencer Martin, whose Indian name is Se Olum, has survived virtually every tragedy that can befall a human being.  His people, the Methow, were driven from the valley named after them less than three months (July 2, 1872) after the United States government officially granted them the right to it (April 9, 1872). Martin was born to an alcoholic mother and a father he never knew, and was raised to […]

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Malidoma Somé: Once upon a time, the West too was indigenous

Malidoma Somé was given his name by his village elders while he was still in his mother’s womb.  Malidoma means one who “makes friends with the stranger/enemy.”  Thus, Malidoma’s destiny was written before he was born, although he was left to discover the details on his own. When Malidoma was a small boy he was taken from his village by a Jesuit priest and brought to a boarding school more […]

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