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Writing, Reading and Living 
by Terra Trevor

In this collection of blog posts I turn to my favorite literary terrain exploring themes of community, race, Native American studies and issues, the natural world, simple life, simplicity, and sharing my thoughts on the urgent business of being alive. I write from a mixed race perspective. My stories illuminate our humanity, remind us to be open, to connect, hope, to question, or bring change. Some of these pieces have been published previously, excerpts from my books and guest essays published in other online places. 
A number of posts are serious/substantial, balanced with lighter topics. Most of all, my writing is timeless (vs. timely).

Simple Life, Simplicity 
My Journey Toward Less 
Deciding to Live with Less and Other Minimalist Lessons Learned from Fire 
The Clothes We Wear at Home
Project 333: A Small Wardrobe for a Lithe Life
Simple Life and Moderately Minimal Archives: Search all posts
How to Cultivate Quiet in the Chaos of the Holidays

Spirituality 

My Journal Writing: Reflecting on my Journey
Solstice: A Time for Reflection, Ritual and Renewal
There is a way nature speaks, that land speaks...

Earth and The Great Sea
This link will take you to my online journal, my heart's home on the page

Race, Ethnicity and My Face
"I'm not a German person, I'm not a white person, I'm not a totally Native person..."

Growing up and American Indians 
10 of my favorite places where you can experience Native American cultures
Indian Summer Blonde
First Firefly
The Cherokee Word for Water
Freefall Home
It's A Very Dirty Job
Tomol Evening: California's Indigenous Peoples
Tomol Trek 
Tending the Fire: Native Voices and Portraits
American Indians In Children's Literature
Children of the Powwow: Changing the Way We See Native America (HuffPost)
A Chapter from The People Who Stayed: Southeastern Indian Writing After Removal

American Holiday Traditions that can leave harmful images and lasting negative impressions on Native American and non-Native minds
If you Think It's Harmless Dressing Like a Native American On Halloween. Here's Why You Are Wrong
Goodbye Christopher Columbus
With Thanksgiving: A Native American View
Thankfulness and Rewriting History (HuffPost)
Happy Thanksgiving: A Native American Perspective (HuffPost)
Also see my essays published in other online places

Motherhood and Transracial Adoption 

Three Sections from MY Life
Pushing up the Sky
Making a Difference 
Race and White Privilege KAAN Conference Session
River, Blood, And Corn: A Community of Voices
My Year at the Shelter: At-Risk Youth and Kids in Foster Care (HuffPost)
Voices Confronting Pediatric Brain Tumors (Johns Hopkins University Press)
Rejecting cancer clichés that deal in terms of winning, or losing
Family Caregivers: Sharing the Journey (HuffPost)
Bring Me Hope: Foster Parenting Through Tough Times (HuffPost)
A Community of Children Writers
Owning Difference In Mixed Race America

Just Having Fun
The Moon In Pisces With An Appetite Rising
Autumn in Dixon 
Taming the Wild, in Me
Today I Am Every Age I Ever Was
One Possible Thing Before Breakfast, The Garden
The Stories His Banjo Told
George Carlin on Indians
Sex and the City Indian

Writing, Reading and Living