Samsara: Chapter 8 – Bernard’s Walk in the Park

An Introduction to “Samsara: A Trilogy” Samsara: Chapter 1 – Amelie “In the Present of Time” Samsara: Chapter 2 – Julian Samsara: Chapter 3 – Lizzie and Dante Samsara: Chapter 4 -Hope in a Story Samsara: Chapter 5 – Amelie and Julian Samsara: Chapter 6 – Phoebe’s Memories Samsara: Chapter 7 – Nate and Isabeth … Continue reading Samsara: Chapter 8 – Bernard’s Walk in the Park

On the Road… again.

  We've driven the highway from Fairbanks to Anchorage numerous times throughout the years.  The trips were often for soccer games, football games, wrestling tournaments, etc. The drive has become a ritual. But, as the years continue on, and the boys have grown and moved to college, we drive to Anchorage for some down time … Continue reading On the Road… again.

Jackie: My Storytexter

Jackie is my check and balance, and she is also my Storytexter. What I mean by this centers on the idea of memory, and how such memories are different for each person. When we were growing up, the stories my Grandmother told us evolved throughout time. In fact, they evolved each night when my grandmother told us these stories. Jackie reminded me that when my grandmother wanted to imply a moral code, she would embed such morality into her storytelling.

The Evolution of Oral Tradition

  There have been articles written throughout the years how the death of the oral tradition has been linked to the death of a cultural identity.  In Alaska, there have been movements to preserve many of the Alaskan native languages.  We have museums that archive and preserve recordings of our Alaskan elders--some have long ago … Continue reading The Evolution of Oral Tradition