Hello from Salem Oregon

The summer is nearly through, especially in Oregon. Its been mild here while the remainder of the county has been in a heat wave. I have gotten out to visit locations throughout western Oregon, the Cascades, Ashland, and Seattle. Its been a good summer for work, very little time for play but work has been rewarding.

Perhaps the best lesson has been to rethink what my goals are. After graduation I found that I did not know what to do, and have struggled with how to keep myself, my mind busy. I have struggled to find the time for working out and find the motivation to begin working out. But recently I began thinking about what I had been like in the past, perhaps 20 or more years previously. I had spent much of my time cycling through the countryside and finding that it is usually the best time to think and gather myself.  Hearing others talk about this same activity has inspired my to pick it up again. It is something to strive for and perhaps remain interested in. I have never been one to stick by the gym, so the prospect of cycling long distance is exciting.

 

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PhD Anthropology (UO 2009) and Native history researcher. Member of the Grand Ronde Tribe, Takelma, Chinook, Molalla, and Santiam Kalapuya ancestry. Owner of Ethnohistory Research LCC, professional consultant and project researcher. I teach at local universities and colleges and take contracts with tribes, local governments and nonprofits. I have experience in archival organization, museum development, exhibit curation, traditional cultural property nomination, tribal ethnohistoric research, tribal maps, traditional ecological knowledge, and presentations to large and small gatherings. Contact me for consultation about any of these projects.

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