When Summer and Fall Shake Hands

I love this time of year, when Summer and Fall shake hands–greeting each other with kindness and admiration. Fall steps forward to provide cool nights and has partnered with Sun to make the days just a bit shorter. I can imagine Fall talking Sun into this agreement, “With these cooler nights, Sun, how about ifContinue reading “When Summer and Fall Shake Hands”

Ancient Teachers

To celebrate the publication of Huckleberries and Coyotes, I took a break yesterday afternoon. We went over to Florence so I could walk on the beach and see the big, big Pacific Ocean. So gorgeous. Vast. Strong. Yesterday, as is often the case, it was windy on the Oregon Coast. I knew this might be,Continue reading “Ancient Teachers”

Trickster Lessons & the Power of the Collective

Yesterday I met with graduate students and a postdoc who are on the job market. We did a workshop about cover letters and one brave and generous person offered to use their draft letter as an example we could examine and critique. Starting with the first sentence and marching through the two-page document, we pointedContinue reading “Trickster Lessons & the Power of the Collective”

Sister-Auntie Wíwnu (Huckleberry)

I Love Wíwnu (Huckleberry). This is the title of the first story in my forthcoming book, Huckleberries and Coyotes. For many Indigenous peoples, including Yakamas, Wíwnu is a sacred food and being. She is a gift from Creator and she has helped nurture and sustain our peoples and cultures Since Time Immemorial, as our EldersContinue reading “Sister-Auntie Wíwnu (Huckleberry)”

Indigenous Time Management II

Most of my readers live in the Northern hemisphere, and we are in the midst of a glorious summer. However you feel about summertime and the warm summer weather (hot for some places!) we are currently experiencing, we can all gain important insights if we more deeply connect with the places we live and work.Continue reading “Indigenous Time Management II”

Voting results for Huckleberries and Coyotes book cover

Voting results are in! Thanks to all who helped choose the cover for my next book, Huckleberries and Coyotes: Lessons from Our More than Human Relations. The book will be published in August 2020! Voting results: “Option 2” (shown above) won with 60% of the vote and this will be the front cover of theContinue reading “Voting results for Huckleberries and Coyotes book cover”

Vote for Michelle’s New Book Cover

It’s an exciting time at Anahuy Mentoring–it’s time to choose my next book cover! Please vote for your favorite cover for my forthcoming book, Huckleberries and Coyotes: Lessons from Our More than Human Relations.  Both options feature original artwork by Yakama artist Crystal Buck, who did the beautiful art in The Auntie Way. The form will require you to enterContinue reading “Vote for Michelle’s New Book Cover”