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In this collection of writing I turn to my favorite literary terrain exploring themes of community, race, family, the natural world, simple life, simplicity and sharing my thoughts on the urgent business of being alive. Some of these pieces have been published previously, excerpts from my books, magazine articles 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, Simple Life and Moderately Minimal Archives: Search all posts 
How to Cultivate Quiet in the Chaos of the Holidays

Earth and The Great Sea (online journal)


Spirituality and Storytelling 

My Journal Writing: Reflecting on my Journey

Growing up and American Indians 

Indian Summer Blonde
First Firefly
Wilma Mankiller
Freefall Home
It's A Very Dirty Job
Tomol Evening: California's Indigenous Peoples
Tomol Trek 
A reminder of what Solstice is all about
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 Holidays that leave harmful images and lasting negative impressions on Native American and non-Native minds
You May Think It's Harmless Dressing Like a Native American On Halloween. Here's Why You Are Wrong
For Indians, No Columbus Day
What Thanksgiving Means To Me: A Native Point of View
Thankfulness and Rewriting History (HuffPost)
Happy Thanksgiving: A Native American Perspective (HuffPost)

Also see my essays published in other online places


Making a Difference 

Race and White Privilege KAAN Conference Session
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 clich├ęs that deal in terms of winning, or losing
Family Caregivers: Sharing the Journey (HuffPost)
Bring Me Hope: Foster Parenting Through Tough Times (HuffPost)
When a Child Dies: Living with Loss, Healing with Hope

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

Reading, Writing and Living

I'm not a German person, I'm not a white person, I'm not a totally Native person 
A Community of Children Writers
Owning Difference: An Interview with Terra Trevor
Do you have a favorite bookstore? Tell me about it 
Back In Those Days, in Korea
An All American Korean American 4th of July
Jay's Shoes 
Tucson Festival of Books: Thank You For The Memories

Motherhood and Transracial Adoption 

Close and Connected: KAAN
Three Sections from MY Life
Up Close and Personal: Adoption Motherhood

Pushing up the Sky, A Mother's Story

A Memoir by Terra Trevor

Books and Other Writings

Books by Terra Trevor, or containing her work 
Links to essays published in other online places 
Goodreads