When Words Matter: An interview with poet Kim Shuck and artist Marcer Campbell

By Lara/Trace Let’s start the NEW YEAR with giving praise and voice to the poets, mystics, artists and friends who changed my life… My friend Kim Shuck is a poet, weaver, beadwork master artist (link http://www.kimshuck.com/beadwork.php ) and fellow traveler. Her ancestors were and are Tsalagi, Sauk and Fox and Polish, for the most part. She earned […]

AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES: GUEST POST: Reactive Attachment Disorder by Levi Eagle Feather

  AMERICAN INDIAN ADOPTEES: GUEST POST: Reactive Attachment Disorder by Levi Eagle Feather. Part One Many times, emotionally, mentally and spiritually we become lost and tired within the hubbub of it all. What else can we do but feel lost. As far as adoption goes the whole basic, being separated from the herd to which […]

Birthing the new book #CALLEDHOME

By Lara/Trace Break out the cigars!  We have a new baby — the brand new anthology CALLED HOME [Book Two: Lost Children of the Indian Adoption Projects]. Whew – it took way more than nine months to make this baby! I do treat books like babies, giving them love and attention while they grow. Eventually […]

CALLED HOME: Narratives of Adoption

By Lara/Trace Every year we commemorate the legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., and I too have a dream.  I dream we’ve moved past sexism, racism… classism… and white privilege.  My ongoing prayer is adoption will no longer move any child outside their own culture and ethnicity …I pray everyone knows of […]

America, what have you done?

By Trace A. DeMeyer I am not myself.  I feel like I am transforming again, maybe like a part of me is dissolving, disappearing, no longer necessary.  I rarely feel like this and I don’t like it.  I can’t control it.  It won’t pass. This time is different.  Really different.  It’s like a dark foreboding […]