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Black Bruin Awakes

Imitating bears, becoming possessed by their spirit, and sometimes even becoming a bear are all part of Native American Bear Dances. Bear Dances were performed for many reasons: for the Yocuts it was a harvest rite, the Pueblo danced to celebrate the winter solstice, the Delaware renewed the world and the cycle of seasons through …

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Cycles

I’m not hungry, but I eat rice cooked in tomato soup because I think I should. It’s the first thing I’ve eaten today save a donut from the gas station in Bozeman. I felt nauseous when I left my house this morning, I felt nauseous when I reached the North Fork trailhead, and I feel …

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Istanbul’s Basilica Cistern

Stepping down the wooden staircase a draft of cool air hits one’s face with a refreshing rush. Above ground, Istanbul may be hot and heavy or cold and rainy, but dropping into the Basilica Cistern is like entering the womb. It’s not too hot or too cold, the dim light calms and the swishing sound …

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Park County Fair

Last night my husband, Henry, our 6-month old, Anders, and I went to the Park County Fair. This must be one of the smallest Country Fairs in the country, but it was still pretty fun. The barns hold pigs, cows, horses, rabbits, goats, sheep and chickens, there are few rides and a handful of carnival …

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