The Legend of Standing Rock

October 21, 2021

*This story/legend comes from the book Voices of the Winds: Native American Legends by Margot Edmonds and Ella E. Clark.

The Legend of Standing Rock - Akta Lakota Museum & Cultural Center
Standing Rock

Dakota – Sioux: The Dakota – Sioux (pronounced Sue) are one of the most famous tribes in North America. They belong to the Siouan linguistic family, known since around 1600. They come from Mississippi – Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa, North and South Dakota, Montana, and Wyoming. Gold discoveries in the Black Hills caused a rush of miners to the region, who existed in warlike conflict with the Dakota-Sioux, leading to General Custer’s defeat at Little Big Horn on June 25, 1876.

Sioux | Indiaan, Portret, Cultuur
Dakota – Sioux

“Years ago, a man from the Dakota – Sioux tribe married a girl from the Arikara tribe. After having one child, the man brought another wife to their home. The first wife got jealous and pouted. When the time came for the people to break camp and move, she refused. Even after the tent was broken down, she refused to move from where she sat. Her baby was on her back. Her husband and the rest of the group moved on.

Arikara | History, Culture, & Beliefs | Britannica
Arikara men
Arikara means “horn, referring
to the tribe’s former custom
of wearing the hair with two pieces
of bone standing up like horns
on each side of their heads
; possibly
originating from the Missouri Valley Region
in the U.S.

“Around noon, her husband stopped and told two of his brothers to go back and get his wife. “Tell her to come on. We will wait for you here. But hurry! I fear that she may become desperate and kill herself.”

“The two brothers rode off, arriving at the previous campsite that evening. The woman still sat on the ground. The older brother said to her “Sister in law, we have come to get you. The camp is waiting for you. Get up and join us.”

“When she did not answer, one of the brothers in law put out his hand and touched her lightly on her head. She had turned to stone!

“The two brothers lashed their ponies and rode back to the traveling camp. They told the story of the woman turned to stone, but no one believed them. “She has killed herself,” said her husband, “and my brothers will not tell me.”

“They broke camp and returned to their former camp, where they had left the woman. There she sat, a block of stone in the form of a woman. Her husband’s people were very excited. They chose a handsome pony, made a travois, and placed the stone in its carrying net. The pony and the travois were beautifully painted and decorated with colorful streamers. The stone was considered holy, and was given honor in the center of the camp.

Travois | Printable Clip Art and Images
A frame slung between trailing poles
and pulled by a dog or horse,
formerly used by Plains Indians
as a conveyance for goods and belongings.

“The stone and travois were taken with them whenever they moved and made a new camp. For years the stone woman traveled with the group, before she found her final resting place in front of Standing Rock Indian Agency in South Dakota.”

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A wise woman has the inner wisdom of her mother, grandmother and great grandmother and also the wisdom of her inner divine girl child.

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There can never be peace
among nations until it is
first known that true peace
is within the souls of man

~ Sitting Bull

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Speak truth in humility to all people.
Only then can you be a true man.

~ Sioux Proverb

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In the garden of memory, in the palace of dreams…that is where you and I shall meet.” – Alice Through The Looking Glass

October 21, 2021

Throwback Thursday

I’m fairly certain this photo was made in 1991 or 1992
shortly after we moved in

Look back at life,
and think about the good old days
time will fly
things will change
but those memories will always stay…

~ unknown

what it looks like today…
hey, I’m feeding the bees, and spiders, and other critters!
and getting rid of grass
as long as there’s no vine, we’re good to go!

One thing is, the first photo was taken in the spring, the other one was late summer (September). The sidewalk has sunk, shifted, settled…what ever you want to call it, and needs a good power washing. The only way to get rid of the grass that’s growing along the sidewalk is to have it – the sidewalk – busted up. This type of grass grows under things…my dad called it wire grass, but when I looked it up I couldn’t find it. What ever type of grass it is, sucks big time! I pull it, clip it, cut it…but I just can’t get rid of it. Every where else is fine, for the most part.

“Don’t waste your time chasing butterflies.
Mend your garden and the butterflies will come”

~ Mario Quintana

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“A weed is a plant whose virtues have never been discovered”

~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

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Ring Bell
If no answer
Pull weeds

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kind hearts are the garden
kind thoughts are the roots
kind words are the blossoms
kind deeds are the fruits

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I’m rooting for you!

October 21, 2021

Picture of the Day

July 8, 2021

“A garden is always a series of losses
set against a few triumphs,
like life itself.”

~ May Sarton

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If you need violence
to enforce your ideas
your ideas are worthless

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2020 went home
put on a wig
and came back as 2021

You will see in the world
what you carry in your heart

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Cicero

October 20, 2021

Marcus Tullius Cicero

You may know him as “Cicero”, but his full name is Marcus Tullius Cicero and was born in 106 B.C. outside of Rome, receiving a quality education. Cicero studied Roman law after serving in the military. He became the youngest citizen to obtain highest rank of consul, even though he didn’t come from a military family. He was elected to every one of Rome’s principal offices.

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What is permissible
is not always honorable.

~ Cicero

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Six mistakes mankind keeps making century after century:

  • believing that personal gain is made by crushing others
  • worrying about things that cannot be changed or corrected
  • insisting that a thing is impossible because we cannot accomplish it
  • refusing to set aside trivial preferences
  • neglecting development and refinement of the mind
  • attempting to compel others to believe and live as we do

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

  • his life coincided with the rise and fall of the Roman Empire/Republic
  • he was an important actor in politics
  • his writings are an important source of information of events going on at the time
  • he was a an orator, lawyer, politician, and philosopher, among other things
  • he placed politics above philosophy
  • the only time in his life when he wrote philosophical work(s) was when he was permitted from practicing politics, forcibly
  • in previous centuries Cicero was considered one of the great philosophers of the ancient era, widely read in the 19th century
  • probably one of the most influential examples of his work is Hortensius, an exhortation to philosophy, St. Augustine claimed that it was Cicero’s writing that turned him (Augustine) from his sinful life
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“Nobody can give you wiser advice than yourself.”

~ Marcus Tullius Cicero

Politics:

  • political offices in Rome were almost exclusively controlled by a group of wealthy aristocratic families and were held for many generations. Technically, political offices were achieved by winning elections
  • Cicero’s family was not aristocratic nor were they wealthy
  • “to always be the best and overtop the rest”, Cicero’s motto, the same on Achilles is said to have had
  • he hated war, serving in the military only briefly
  • instead chose to get into law
  • he studied jurisprudence, rhetoric, and philosophy; jurisprudence: The philosophy or science of law, legal theory
  • during his time as consul, he was responsible for unraveling and exposing Catiline’s conspiracy, which aimed at taking over the state by force. Catiline and his coconspirators were put to death. This was in 63 B.C.E
  • in 60 B.C.E. Julius Caesar, Pompey, and Crassus combined resources and took control of Roman politics. They tried to get Cicero to join them, but he refused, preferring to remain loyal to the Senate and the idea of the Republic.
  • in January 58 B.C.E., Cicero had to flea the city due to rioting and physical attacks. The tribune Clodius (a follower of Caesars) proposed a law which passed, stating that anyone who killed a Roman citizen without trial would be stripped of their citizenship and forced into exile. (Cicero had ordered the execution of revolutionaries without a trial due to the urgency that the Catalonian rebellion needed to end. National Geographic/Cicero)Cicero fled the city, and lived in exile, who was forbidden to live within 500 miles of Italy.
  • about a year and a half later, the political climate changed and Cicero was allowed back, his property restored (had been confiscated), but he wasn’t allowed to engage in politics
  • Cicero owed a debt to the triumvirate (Caesar’s gang), and to repay his debt he became a lawyer, which he spent the next 8 years doing
  • the triumverate collapsed in 49 B.C.E, with the death of Crassus
  • in 48 B.C.E., Caesar became the first Emperor in Rome, giving Cicero a pardon which allowed him to return to Rome (apparently he was allowed back in Italy but not Rome?) in 47 B.C.E. He still wasn’t allowed to engage in politics.

between 55 B.C.E. and 51 B.C.E. Cicero wrote On the Orator, On the Republic, and On the Laws

sources:
Cicero | Internet Encyclopedia of Philosophy (utm.edu)
National Geographic/Cicero

more to come…

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To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history? - Marcus Tullius Cicero
To be ignorant of what occurred before you were born is to remain always a child. For what is the worth of human life, unless it is woven into the life of our ancestors by the records of history?

~ Cicero

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“Find things beautiful as much as you can, most people find too little beautiful” – Vincent van Gogh

October 20, 2021

Better Than Yesterday

October 19, 2021

“Today well lived
makes every yesterday
a dream of happiness.”

~ Kalidasa

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Yesterday Ended Last Night.

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Be the things you
loved most about the people who are gone.

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Yesterday’s
eyeliner can be
today’s Smokey eye
if you believe
in yourself.

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Life doesn’t get much better than this

October 20, 2021

Picture of the Day

July 8, 2021

“The foolish man seeks happiness in the distance, the wise man grows it under his feet.” – proverb

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NOAH WEBSTER

“Education is useless without the Bible. The Bible was America’s basic text book in all fields. God’s Word, contained in the Bible, has furnished all necessary rules to direct our conduct.” – Noah Webster

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What to do if you are suddenly abducted by dogs

Step one: nothing. do nothing.

Step two: this is probably the best thing that will ever happen to you.

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All I want for Christmas is a new President

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Drinking from my saucer by John Paul Moore

October 17, 2021

Drinking from My Saucer
by John Paul Moore

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I’ve never made a fortune and it’s probably too late now.
But I don’t worry about that much, I’m happy anyhow.

And as I go along life’s way, I’m reaping better than I sowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

I don’t have a lot of riches, and sometimes the going’s tough.
But I’ve got loved ones around me, and that makes me rich enough.

I thank God for his blessings, and the mercies He’s bestowed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, ’Cause my cup has overflowed.

I remember times when things went wrong, my faith wore somewhat thin.
But all at once the dark clouds broke, and the sun peeped through again.

So God, help me not to gripe about the tough rows that I’ve hoed.
I’m drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

If God gives me strength and courage, when the way grows steep and rough.
I’ll not ask for other blessings, I’m already blessed enough.

And may I never be too busy, to help others bear their loads.
Then I’ll keep drinking from my saucer, ‘Cause my cup has overflowed.

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When you thought
coffee would help
but you’re still annoyed
by everyone

Sometimes
all you need
is a relaxing
cup of coffee

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I will drink #Coffee anywhere!
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I will drink coffee
here or there
I will drink coffee
everywhere

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