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Rootabaga Stories-American Tales

I’ve been haunting Librivox.org lately and finding a wealth of tales in the Folk Tales section-mainly Children’s literature, but Kid Lit can be fun because they’re short and sweet and contain some wonderful kernels of culture in them.

Recently it dawned on me that the creator of the Wizard of Oz books was American, but alas I’m leaving him out as he was a loud proponent of the genocide of ALL Native American people.

And then I found The Rootabaga Stories by Carl Sandburg. The Poetry Foundation calls this Continue reading “Rootabaga Stories-American Tales”

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American “Tales & Myths” New Blog Category

One of the things I’ve learned in my Druid studies,and my genealogy research so far is much more of what it means to be an “American”. Screen Shot 2016-10-30 at 8.22.35 PM.png

Not the “baseball and apple pie” kind, but really the stories of “my people”, compared to being a British or Celtic Druid. This has been important to me precisely because I can see UK Druids have a particular cultural connection to their places and their stories, but I see those as an example of “what I am not”. So I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about “OK if I’m not that, who am I?”

One thing I noticed is here in the US people frequently will say “I’m Irish” or “I’m Scottish”. They do NOT mean that they were born in, or even that their grandparents or parents were born in Ireland or Scotland, Continue reading “American “Tales & Myths” New Blog Category”

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