November 28th, 2013
First. This image has haunted me ever since I discovered it. My friend, Dean Leh, from Albuquerque managed to pull it off Google Earth and send it to me so I can share it with all of you. This is a close up of satellite photo of the ghostly images of the graves in the middle of the golf course in Canton, South Dakota, which was the site of the Hiawatha Asylum for Insane Indians that figures so prominently in The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo.
Second. David Crumm is one of the most insightful followers of my work. <><><><><><><>[...]
November 11th, 2013
It’s been a good opening for The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo. I did my first talks in Canton, South Dakota, the site of the asylum that is a central part of the book, and in several venues in Sioux Falls. As always, I got to meet long-time readers and new friends.
In Canton, I met a man who had been present when the inmates were sent off from the asylum at the time of its closing – he was a young boy attracted to the lights from the train that had been brought in to<><><>[...]
October 28th, 2013
Just as my new book, The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo, is being released, an old issue that Dan and Grover discussed in The Wolf at Twilight is drawing national attention: the issue of Indian mascots. I'm making the chapter where this discussion takes place available on my website. Let's work together to get this chapter sent to as many people as we can, especially into the hands of opinion and decision makers. I think we have a moment in time when this issue might finally get the consideration it deserves. I think Dan and Grover frame it eloquently.<><><><>[...]