Glass Art

May 16, 2022

I went to see Preston Singletary’s glass exhibit, Raven and the Box of Daylight”, at the Smithsonian’s National Museum of the American Indian. His work takes Tinglit symbolism and art and does them in glass with some with mixed media.  He found his “niche” after years of experimentation with realist…

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Chief Billy Redwing Tayac

September 8, 2021

Chief Billy (right) and his father, Chief Turkey Tayac Chief Billy Redwing Tayac died yesterday.  He was beloved by his family and many across the world. He was a warrior, gentleman, activist and humanist. We all were so proud when he did the opening ceremony at the National Museum of the American I…

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Family and history

September 4, 2021

From left to right: The Robles— Auroro, Natividad, and my grandparents, Fernanda and Francisco I only saw my paternal grandfather once and my paternal grandmother once.  I saw them together only once when I went to Puerto Rico (Boriken) when I was 6 years old. I remember running up a beautiful green…

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The others

August 26, 2021

You look furtively at the other ones’ eyes Their brown eyes mysterious and deep Thoughts and feeling you know nothing about Even though you tried hard to make them forget They remember They remember the earth, her mountains, rivers, green grass, soaring eagles, dark caves, animals running free and w…

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Shenandoah Destiny

August 20, 2021

Under a red, incandescent Lakota sun, we met over a thousand years ago and yesterday. Travelers on a journey through a universe of love and beauty. Recognition in the sacred arbor devoted to the humble truth, where we sang and danced prayers for humanity. Dreams foretold of an ageless time when ther…

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My language is not dead

February 12, 2020

This was written awhile back but now that graves that have been desecrated again on the island of Boriken aka Puerto Rico, it still holds true.  We even now have scientific proof with DNA studies that the native people of the island are not extinct, just within our hearts and souls. ________________…

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Bubbles of Perception and Cosmic Strands

February 3, 2020

The three Cosmic Strands watercolors have been with me for a very long time and I knew the right home for them would be found someday.  They have been with me through countless moves and changes in my life.  I always felt that they would be best in a corporate setting.  A dear friend and colleague,…

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