Wasicu

One word I learned quickly after becoming a correspondent for a Native American newspaper in South Dakota was the Lakota word Wasicu (pronounced Wa-see-choo). I’ve heard a few different translations and stories, both similar in their meanings of “someone who takes the...

Alt Reality: Day 128

It’s been 128 days since our 45th POTUS took office and 201 days since the election. It’s been rough. The news headlines alone, that seem to come out daily, are a constant barrage of WTF?! moments. So much so that I even had to de-activate my social media...

Death by Suicide

This morning I woke up to the news of a friend passing away, presumably by suicide. This is the second friend this year to take their own life. I didn’t know either very intimately; the first was a transgender girl who I met through mutual friends, and the...

The Death of Democracy?

I keep asking myself the same question, again and again: What the fuck? Seriously, guys, what the fuck is happening to America? I struggle to find any hope to cling onto in this sea of greed that is drowning our country. Each day, I see headlines in the news that make...

What Nobody Told Me

When you are an expectant parent, it seems like everybody has advice for you. And I do mean everybody. Your family. Your partners family. Your friends. Your co-workers. The cashiers at stores. The clerks at gas stations. The waitresses at restaurants. Strangers on the...

The New Civil War

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of Happiness.” We all know these words, but what do they...

Whiteclay, NE

Whiteclay, Nebraska Update: Whieclay beer stores will remain closed after the Nebraska Supreme Court’s decision announced September 29, 2017. Whiteclay, Nebraska is an unincorporated town on the Nebraska-South Dakota border. The last official census says 12...

Alt Reality: Month One

It’s been one month since Donald Trump became leader of the free world. And it’s been a hell of a month. I don’t even know where to begin. All of the crazy, far-fetched hypothetical happenings that rushed through my head after election day could...

Fox News is LYING to you

I was recently made aware of a Facebook post proclaiming that Pope Francis had endorsed Donald Trump for the position of President of the United States. This claim is false. (References here, here, and here.)  It was a “news story” from WTOE 5 News –...

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