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Cardinal 2017 03 Detail – Zen Glen, Indian Land, South Carolina, March 15, 2017

I have never had a motive I fully understood.
All of them are mixed,
and murky,
as though my behavior
arises on its own
from the depths of unknowing.
Even when I “know,”
I don’t know what I am doing.
I am certainly not the product
of my own design.
I do not direct my own development.
Nothing about me is intentional
and deliberate
personal design.
Yet, everything about me
has the distinctive stamp of “me”
about it.
I look at it all,
from my earliest memory
to this present moment,
and can say only,
“Yes, that is just like me,”
to everything.
I shine through in all of it.
What is going on?
My life is me,
and I had nothing to do with it,
in terms of working it out beforehand
as an engineer or contractor
might draw up a blueprint
and then build a bridge or a building.
I had no blueprint,
yet, my life bespeaks of me
throughout it.
I am a complete mystery
to myself,
and wonder what I will find myself doing
next.

some aboriginal nhl’er info

tonight is Native American Heritage Night at Staples Center, so in honor of that i just sorta threw this post together right before i had to leave for that game. this is mostly stuff i knew off the top of my head tho so if any of y’all know anything else, please feel free to add it!
edit: check out the second post i made on this subject!

  • there are currently 10 native american players in the nhl; 6 play in the western conference, only 4 play in the east
  • the players include Jordan Nolan and Dwight King (LAK), Kyle Chipchura (ARI), Rene Bourque (COL), Micheal Ferland (CGY), Jordin Tootoo (CHI), Vernon Fiddler (NJD), Carey Price (MTL), T.J. Oshie (WSH), and Cody McCormick (BUF)
  • most of the players are either Metis or Ojibwe:
    Bourque, Chipchura, Fiddler, & King: Metis
    Ferland: Cree
    McCormick: Oneida & Chippewa/Ojibwe
    Nolan: Ojibwe & Maliseet
    Oshie: Anishinaabe/Ojibwe
    Price: Ulkatcho First Nation
    Tootoo: Inuk
  • Oshie is the only American-born native out of the 10. all the rest are Canadian natives
  • Price and Oshie are the only 2 to play for their respective countries at the Olympics, while Chipchura, Tootoo, and Bourque have played internationally in other competitions
  • Tootoo having to play with the Blackhawks is cruel and unusual punishment of the worst sort
  • Fiddler shares a birthday with me (and Steve Yzerman)
  • Oshie’s name in the Ojibwe language is “Keeway Gaaboo,” which means “coming home”
  • Tootoo’s name in Inuktitut is written as ᔪᐊᑕᓐ ᑐᑐ and his middle name, Kudluk, means “thunder”
  • Ferland, Price, King, and Nolan are the only players who haven’t played for multiple NHL teams
  • Nolan and King are the only two Stanley Cup champions out of the 10 while Fiddler and Chipchura were Calder Cup champions (in 2004 and 2007 respectively)
  • Jordan Nolan after both Stanley Cup victories:


also, to any other native nhl/hockey fans out there: reblog this and tag what
tribe(s) you are; i wanna see how many of us there are and how many different cultures we represent!

These are slowly popping up in the gentrified neighborhoods of Portland, Oregon. Once the stomping grounds of the Upper Chinook, Multnomah, and other tribes…

For more information, contact: burymyart@gmail.com

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Indigenous
Survivance &
Empowerment

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It’s a Cherokee rose. The story is that when American soldiers were moving Indians off their land on the trail of tears the Cherokee mothers were grieving and crying so much ‘cause they were losing their little ones along the way from exposure and disease and starvation. A lot of them just disappeared. So the elders, they, uh, said a prayer. Asked for a sign to uplift the mothers’ spirits, give them strength and hope. The next day, this rose started to grow right where the mothers’ tears fell. I’m not fool enough to think there’s any flowers blooming for my brother. But I believe this one bloomed for your little girl.

the walking dead » season two; episode four » cherokee rose

“It’s a Cherokee rose. The story is that when American soldiers were moving Indians off their land on the trail of tears the Cherokee mothers were grieving and crying so much ‘cause they were losing their little ones along the way from exposure and disease and starvation. A lot of them just disappeared. So the elders, they, uh, said a prayer. Asked for a sign to uplift the mothers’ spirits, give them strength and hope. The next day, this rose started to grow right where the mothers’ tears fell. I’m not fool enough to think there’s any flowers blooming for my brother. But I believe this one bloomed for your little girl”. Daryl Dixon.

📷  ||  sufjan__ 

kajuned  asked:

I haven't watch the episode myself, but when Ketch and Dean went on a hunt, was Ketch using his motorbike? If he was, wouldn't Dean recognize it?

Yeah, Ketch had his bike. And Dean spent quite a bit of time following behind that bike in the Impala (driving to the motel for the vampire hunt, and then driving to the temporary MoL headquarters). No way Dean didn’t get a good close look at that thing…

He got a good long look at it in 12.03, and as far as I know, that’s the ONLY other time Dean’s seen it. But being a nerd for that sort of thing. And then in 12.14…

There’s no way he doesn’t recognize it as at least looking somewhat familiar… this isn’t the sort of bike you see a lot in the U.S. (at least I rarely if ever see a Norton around here… I do see an occasional Triumph but this is mostly Harley or Indian land as far as motorcycles go…). I think Dean would’ve noted it back in 12.03, and then been HIGHLY SUSPICIOUS when he saw it again…

At this point? I think Dean understands that Ketch has been following him around for a while now, and being the smart cookie he is, he hasn’t let on to KETCH that he realizes that. Because he’s also caught Ketch in a lie. From 12.08:

CASTIEL So, what? You’ve just been following us?
ARTHUR Not at all. We’re good dogs. We only come when called.

Well, Dean knows he’s been following them around at least a little bit… which adds weight to Cas’s assertion here:

DEAN And why should we believe anything that you have to say?
ARTHUR You, Halo. Do you sense I’m lying?
CASTIEL My name is Castiel. And… no. But the truth can be situational.

So Dean’s got an addition bit of information, too. Ketch is a slippery liar. Dean now has proof that Ketch was at least following them around at some point, and Cas couldn’t tell if he was outright lying, but he did sense something dishonest about Ketch. Seeing the bike again in 12.14 pretty much confirmed that to Dean.

And gave Dean even more reason to be wary, as well as insight into his potential opponent here.