This Dog

Last week was all about Youke. Around here, the idiom of “the squeaky wheel gets the oil” often holds true. Youke is not a squeaky wheel. At least not within my small tribe. I make a concerted effort… Read More

Words to Live By

According to family lore, my first three words in life were: “dog,” “shit” and “pretty.” I have always found this astounding. First, that I so smartly whipped out three words that could be used in a sentence. And… Read More


JaYoBaCa gathered around the campfire. A friend of mine recently asked how my tribe was. It was a phone conversation, so he couldn’t see me do a double-take. It was the first time anyone has ever addressed JaYoBaCa… Read More