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He had no teeth. That was the first thing you noticed. He had no teeth. But he had a dog. A big, clumsy labrador mix with white paws and a
One of the strangest and most resonant encounters I’ve had in the last few years was with the legendary music producer, Rick Rubin. I had never even heard of Rick
I just received a call from a friend of mine whose life has taken him thousands of miles from his family home in Alaska. Like me, he is an eldest
Deep winter is a time of meditation and reflection. I wanted to offer you a selection of readings that fits this quieter time of the year, so I’ve put together
Despite hanging chads and repeated attempts to install an alternate slate of electors, neither side was able to eke out a clear-cut victory. The 400 or so votes were split
Choice A Choice B So smart! So smart! Who ever had a more insightful group of readers? There are comments on the photos in three places: here, and on my
I asked my son, Nik, to take a few photos of me to use as publicity shots for the cover of my upcoming
Some folks have written me asking if they could purchase the trilogy (Neither Wolf nor Dog, The Wolf at Twilight, and The Girl who Sang to the Buffalo) for Christmas/Chanukah/Kwanza/?
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I think I’m going to watch NEITHER WOLF NOR DOG yet again, today. I haven’t seen it in a while. Just like an old fine wine, your books and movie is always worth spending more time with. I like to think of your books as ‘comfort books’…. they always bring me comfort.
Your books bring connection to things too often forgotten, things from my past lives, things from memories that had been living in my subconscious for too long. Not necessarily easy, but essential. They explain my reaction to current events, strong reactions to horrible things too often done in the name of organized religion, all necessary to recall. You have a marvelous way of introducing or reintroducing us to things which should not be forgotten in the world we live in today. A word in which the dominate culture would eliminate the history of how it got where it is today, and the horrible cost to cultures which lived with, as part of, the rest of life. Not perfect, but in my opinion, far closer than what we live in today. Your writings give great hope that we may yet return to our place as part of, not destroying. Bless you for all of that!
Thank you, my friend. I appreciate the kind words. Most people I know just try to be kind and helpful by such lights as they possess. I just happen to have a larger platform from which to speak, and I try to use it to speak from my best self. Enjoy your day.
I just wish to thank you for being so kind to the elderly lady when driving for a Taxi Company in New York! She was on her way to a hospice however, you had no idea! You had patience and never charged her a fare! I know you must recall and each time it comes up in my memories I share it again with folks on Facebook! I was just going through the comments and clicked on one with an address to reach your blog! I hope this finds it way to you! I am glad to hear it is a true story and thank you for your kindness in such a time when so much evil is happening it’s so beautiful to read their are still good people out there like you! God bless ANNIE Gagnon
Thank you for the kind note. You must have read a pirated version, as the actual event took place in Minneapolis. The story is recounted in full in my book, Make Me an Instrument of your Peace: Living in the spirit of the Prayer of St. Francis. If you are interested, you can order a signed copy from wolfnordog.com. I think you might enjoy some of the other stories in there, as well.
I just finished Neither Wolf Nor Dog again, and will reread the others next. I have read many good, even excellent books in my life, with First People related in the majority, and these three magnificent books are the best without a doubt. They speak to my soul, and emotions go from joy, sadness, despair, and deepest shame for what we have done. I doubt any other humans would or could have survived us. Thank you for being you!!
We as a nation need to acknowledge what we have done and to learn from both our mistakes and the insights of those whose lives we devastated in our march across the continent. It is late, but not too late. We all need to do our part in whatever way we can.
Thanks for the great reads. I found you at the library and have love everything so far. Will read your bogg as I can . Thanks for making a an 80 somes day more interesting. god Bless.
To the kind attention of Kent,
Thank you so much for your inspiration I saw the documentary on you on FNX station. I am an editor I have wanted to start my own writing for a while, I’m now ready to take out my journals from the 1980s and use the techniques you talked about in writing about the past. I also have a Blog being here in New York I was going to write about things that go on New York City but my blog started to become about spirituality and kindness. Thank you again and your story a cab ride I’ll never forget is beautiful. Warm regards Pauline
Lone dog road… With the “right” photo. I always say… I can tell a book by its cover.
I vote “Lone Dog Road.” Can’t wait to buy it.
Lone Dog Road for me too. Sounds intriguing.
Hi Nerburn All I need to see is your name on a book cover and I know I have to buy and read. When is Lone Dog Road published? I wish you and your family a very happy and successful New Year. Keep writing. Anne Murray, Yorkshire UK.
Hard to know pub date. We’re considering several different kinds of publishers — big, anonymous, good reach; small, intimate, maybe unable to get the book seen and reviewed. Stay tuned. I’m in the final editing stage and loving this book, and I don’t often say that.
A friend read my manuscript in appreciation of Mother Earth and suggested I read “Small Graces.”
I just started it and LOVE it . I resonate with your spirituality… and am wondering if you might read my 94 page, brief work – “What We Focus on Grows -Seeing Wonder.” I’m a Hospice Bereavement Counselor and felt inspired to write and remind readers of surrounding wonders/graces with a plea to work to save what we love. Author proceeds will go to Interfaith Power and Light. Again, I’m wondering and hoping, if you do read it, you might even write a blurb on its behalf. Thank You, Kent Nerburn, for all the ways you share your wisdom, your grace with us. Thank you… and blessings to you, Annie Hisle