Have any of you seen the movie Jumanji? Do you remember at the beginning of the movie when Robin Williams’ character first appears out of the game: “What year is it?” I’m starting to feel that way, myself, within this stage of my life I find myself in. I was laid from my job a few… Continue reading What year is this?
Part III: Bang! Bang! You’re dead. Please refer back to the past three entries: Setting the Stage Part I: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Part II: First of the Month, Got That Cheese Round Valley was safe and dangerous, all at the same time. As a little girl it was perfectly safe for… Continue reading Part III: Bang! Bang! You’re dead.
Part II: First of the Month, Got that Cheese Please Refer back to the past 2 entries: Setting the Stage Part I: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly Covelo is an isolated and small town. Right now the population stands around 1,200. I’d have to imagine that during my childhood it was less… Continue reading Part II: First of the Month, Got that Cheese
When I was a kid, life wasn’t simple. I grew up in a place where even at the tender age of the primary grades in schools I was learning about and dealing with complex issues such as race and racism, inclusion, oppression, crime, suicide, and other aspects of the grown up world, preferably left to… Continue reading I lost simplicity a long time ago
Part I The Good, The Bad, The Ugly: Atmosphere Please refer back to Setting the Stage You would think that describing the atmosphere of a town that currently boasts around 1,200 people would be easy. Especially considering I’m basing my thoughts off of the years 1984 – 1996 while I was there. I have not… Continue reading Part I: The Good, The Bad, The Ugly
I grew up in Covelo, CA., though more specifically I grew up on the Round Valley Reservation. I, myself, do not belong to the ancestral tribes of this reservation. My dad’s side of the family lies in the Cree and Ojibwe tribes of Alberta, Canada. I came to live in Covelo at the age of 2 when my… Continue reading Setting the Stage: a tour of my childhood