April 2016 Blog Posts (19)

Family and Home

I have never been one to be overly sentimental but the loss of my coven mother, Sasha, and sister, Irina, have brought a change. Since Garrett has become a part of my existence, there has been a dynamic shift. A whirlwind of emotion strikes me as I reflect on loss and gain, pondering family and its personal significance.

As I sit  in a favored clearing near our Denali residence, I recall centuries of roaming with…

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Added by Katrina Denali on April 28, 2016 at 3:00pm — 3 Comments

100 Years Ago.... The Easter Rising of 1916

Walking down the streets of Dublin looking around I can still see the bullet holes in the sides of statues and buildings.

Today is a day of remembrance.  One hundred years ago a small band (approximately 1250) of brothers and sisters decided to fight for our sovereignty.  It was taken from us by King Henry I in 1171.  From that time we have sought…

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Added by Margaret Laura O'Shea on April 24, 2016 at 8:52pm — No Comments

A Blank Sheet of Paper

A blank sheet of paper an be one of two things. It can be utterly intimidating or so absolutely inviting. Lucky for me today it's the latter. I feel a little bit inspired…

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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:28am — No Comments

Beginning to Wonder

So I've found a few more of Tiffany's poems. I am repetitively drawn to that damn box in the workshop. I KNOW I shouldn't but I can't stop myself. Her words are alive with…

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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:27am — No Comments

8.5 Months Old

I went into Aerie's room this morning to find her standing in her crib with a sunshiny grin on her face that completely melted my heart. How can it be she's 8.5 months old…

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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:26am — No Comments

51 Is So Much Fun

Wow. Who knew I'd be turning fifty one years old while expecting my 4th child? I surely didn't see that one coming. I guess I did see it coming but it just didn't sink in until…

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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

Expectant Father

You have, no doubt, heard the term, 'Expectant Father' am I right?

I don't recall feeling like this with the twins or Jacob though I am certain that I did. 

I wake…

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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:25am — No Comments

Times, they are a Changin'

Dylan's song title comes to mind after yesterday's events. My wife (it still makes me smile like a teen to say those words... "my wife") came home feeling under the…

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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:24am — No Comments

The Wrath of Nora

The Wrath of Nora



My eldest sister Nora and I are very close but we haven't always been. Since the passing of our folks, she's the 'maternal' figure in the family.…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:23am — No Comments

One Regret

I had been feeling unusually tired and unable to focus for a few months. Sarah finally broke through my wall of stubbornness and made me call the doctor. I went for routine…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:22am — No Comments

Deadliest Catch

Last year Charlie an I took off for the lake. We had all our gear, a cooler, a few beers and bait all ready. It was a day of sunshine, a rare one for May but we took advantage of it…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

A Boat Beneath The Summer Sky

My poem is inspired by the last line in Lewis Carroll's

"A Boat Beneath the Sky"





Nothing more can make me sigh

than a boat beneath the summer sky

the water…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:21am — No Comments

Hopes & Expectations

When the news came that Rachel was expecting, my mind automatically went crazy. Was I truly OLD enough for this? How did this happen? When did she grow…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:20am — No Comments

A Nightmare I Had

"Hawks losing 3 to nothing" I took a deep breath and smelled potroast and heard Tiffany humming in the kitchen. The door opened and in came Rebecca and Leleo,…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:19am — No Comments

A Journey into Grandfatherhood

“A Native American grandfather, talking to his young grandson tells the boy about the two wolves inside of him struggling with each other. The first is the wolf of peace, love and…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

A few words on raising children

"Always look ahead" was what my father always told me. Being the way I am, I always have held my elders words in high regard. Certain people may think of them as old fashioned or out of…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:18am — No Comments

Who am I?

My name is Billy Black

I am a tribal elder in the Quileute Nation. We live in La Push, a small community near Forks, Washington. My son, Jacob, twin daughters, Rachel and Rebecca are…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:16am — No Comments

Potters Wheel

Potters Wheel

Sarah was full of creative genius, her hands were in a constant state of motion and she was never happier than when she…
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Added by William Ephraim Black on April 12, 2016 at 9:15am — No Comments

thoughts

 A Dream Is Defined As A Succession Of Images, Thoughts, Or Emotions Passing Through The Mind During A State Of Unconsciousness. This Was Otherwise Known As Sleep. The Term Would Never Relate To Myself, However, As Sleeping Was A Luxury Not Obtainable To My Kind. Another Definition Of The Same Word, Conversely, Is A Wild Or Vain Fantasy. This Definition Seemed More Appropriate When Associating The Word, Dream, To Myself. Wild And Vain, Indeed. My Egotistical Nature Seemed To Be Everywhere At…

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Added by Edward Cullen on April 11, 2016 at 1:00am — No Comments

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