{Road Trip} “Uppers” for the weekend

My dad and I take a road trip every Memorial Day weekend. He gets to pick the where and I provide the how. Yes I drive and he rides, well more like he sleeps the whole way. This year my dad chose the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. As far as I can remember he hasContinue reading “{Road Trip} “Uppers” for the weekend”

{Urban Camping} When The Lights Go Out

I try to look for the positive in every situation. On June 21st, the metro area was pelted with strong storms. In its wake the storm left flooded streets, thousands of downed trees, and over 500,000 people were left in the dark. At first Excel energy said our power would be restored by midnight. IContinue reading “{Urban Camping} When The Lights Go Out”

Our Lives End Up In Boxes………….

We spend our whole lives trying to step outside of the box. Yet when our life is over we end up in the very thing we’ve been avoiding. Our bodies and our things end up inside that very box. I spent the better part of my week down at the Ivy packing up and catalogingContinue reading “Our Lives End Up In Boxes………….”

{Ojibway} The Seventh Generation

I am a lover of cardigans and wear specs in a contact lens kind of world. On the outside I look white. However I am anything but. I am the daughter of an Irish Ojibway Indian and a German. Greatful to be raised in the traditions of the past and strong enough to make aContinue reading “{Ojibway} The Seventh Generation”

School Supplies ~ Encouraging Native Youth to Seek College

It’s that time of year where stores line their shelves with school supplies, back packs, and dorm room decorating supplies. For me, it’s a sign that fall is fast approaching and I need to get my motivating butt in gear. Each fall I get to meet a new group of seniors/juniors and scare them intoContinue reading “School Supplies ~ Encouraging Native Youth to Seek College”

I lobby So You Don’t Have To Worry

I never pictured myself as a lobbyist. To me a lobbyist was some old big money man making deals with congress in a back alley. That alley turns out does and doesn’t exist. Every day large companies pay top dollar for lobbyist to head to DC on their behalf. To lobby for things that willContinue reading “I lobby So You Don’t Have To Worry”

After the Storm the Sun Always Shines

The sun is finally shinning, its been a while since I felt its rays against my skin. The sun is a subtle reminder that with the spring comes rebirth. That after the long hard winter, the sun always shines. I am reminded that beyond the storm lies calm. An in the calm lies the sun,Continue reading “After the Storm the Sun Always Shines”