Todd's Tales: Volume IV

May 11, 2020

Osiyo & gurggle blug glugg, NAH family!

Greetings once again from the kitchen counter of the NAH – it's time for our fourth installment of Todd's Tales!

I hope this finds everyone well, or as well as can be.  Happy Mothers' Day to all the Moms out there!  Hope everyone was able to take a little time to celebrate & honor the important mothers in your lives.  Goldfish can lay up to 1,000 eggs at a time, so Mothers' Day is a pretty huge deal for us.

Still not too much life to be had – at least of the 2-legged, air-breather variety – here on campus.  Most of campus remains shut down & the majority of folks are still isolating & working from home.  The 'starbucks' apparently just reopened, which seemed to be a big deal for my ghost writer.  Whatever a starbuck is…

The other day, I did get to see special guest star Poli, along with Iliana, AJ & my ghost writer out the back window as they played with Poli's new puppy, Pepper Spray (all social-distance appropriate, of course).  Adorbs all around & always glad to see community form where one can find it these days.

My ghost writer also managed to catch a photo of these other special guests over by Homelands Studio on Sunday, probably looking for Professor Reo &/or wondering where Powwow had been moved to:

Life returns to campus, one way or another…

That got me reflecting once again (I know, I know, but c'mon I live in a cubic foot of water – there's more than a little time to think) on this, what would have been Powwow weekend, about the milestones that are passing with these strange days.  Watching these occasions pass by – the time that would have been for AINC, Dimensions, May Day, Powwow – without all of you here, in a word, sucks.

Yet, in some ways, it's heartening to see that the same circumstances keeping many of us apart right now are also allowing the very things we gather for to manifest themselves:  time spent with our families & communities, time for the languages, stories & traditional knowledge, reduced air pollution, the spread of wildlife and opportunities for the Earth itself to heal – even if just a bit.

"The survival of all Species depends on our grasping the significance of what was learned during the Beginning Times.  And what we learned was this:  That Ceremony is Life itself; it is the way we do things; it is the way we maintain Balance and Harmony with all our Relations; it is the way we Honor our Ancestors and protect the Earth for the Yet Unborn Generation."

-Gkisedtanamoogk

As the term wears on, always remember everyone who is here for you.  Keep in touch & keep supporting each other!

Much goldfish & air-breather love to all.

Yours in NAH-ness – Gurggle blug glugg,

--Todd