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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock  Read Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – Heading to Standing Rock Read Part […]

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Continue reading about Mni Wiconi – Part Seven – We Make it to Oceti Sakowin Camp

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – Heading to Standing Rock […]

Continue reading about Mni Wiconi – Part Six – Once More, Into the Breach

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock  Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Read Part Four – Mni Wiconi – Part Four – […]

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Virgil on December 26, 2016

Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans Read Part Three – Mni Wiconi – Part Three – Standing Rock, Here I Come Time was not on my side. I filled out the […]

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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock Read Part Two – Mni Wiconi – Part Two – Protest Camps, Police Overreach, and Veterans US military veterans were going to protest the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL). Wow. I looked up Veterans Stand for Standing Rock to check it out […]

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Read Part One – Mni Wiconi – Part One – Prelude to Standing Rock The Black Snake is coming. There is a Lakota prophecy that a zuzeca sape (black snake) will come and cross the land. It will bring with it destruction and devastation. It will poison the water. It will destroy the world. It […]

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Virgil on December 20, 2016

I went to Standing Rock Reservation in early December for a few short days to support the Water Protectors at the Oceti Sakowin Dakota Pipeline Resistance Camp. It was a powerful and rewarding trip on a number of levels. I am still processing it all. I went for both personal and altruistic reasons. I was […]

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There are all kinds of cool food related anthropological/archaeological discoveries being made these days. This is exciting. Turkey is one of the few domesticated animals that actually originated in North America. Marc Forgione notwithstanding, he won The Next Iron Chef competition by preparing a Thanksgiving dinner with no turkey. He claimed that turkey was not […]

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Virgil on October 22, 2013

We just got back from Edisto Island, South Carolina, a place we often go. It is quiet and beautiful, not Myrtle Beach or Hilton Head, both of which suck beyond imagination and I feel sorry for anyone who spends their money at either. This was one of the most laid back vacations I’ve ever had […]

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