The Night Watchman by Louise Erdrich

This is a strong, beautiful novel about life of the Turtle Mountain Band of Chippewas in 1950s South Dakota when Congress considered terminating the reservation and kicking out all the Native Americans. Two main characters are Patrice, and her uncle Thomas who fights against the termination bill.

Louise Erdrich won the Pulitzer Prize for Fiction in 2021 with this work.
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Carne Asada and Homemade Salsa

Over the past few summers, I seem to have picked up on skirt steak as my steak of choice for grilling. In 2018 I made spice-rubbed skirt steak a few times. Last summer I marinated skirt steak in various teriyaki sauces. This summer I have plans to make carne asada a few times in the search of a tasty Mexican dinner. Continue reading…

Waxing Moon in Early July

I read Wednesday (July 13) that we had a super moon. On Sunday (July 10) I stepped outside around 10 PM before going to bed. Looking up over my shoulder I saw the moon coming up over the trees. While it wasn’t full, it was big, bright, beautiful. I went back inside to grab a camera thinking “nothing fancy; just a quick handheld picture”. Of course it turned out to be more involved.
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