Book review: American Indian Myths and Legends selected and edited by Richard Erdoes and Alfonso Ortiz



Stories about earlier times when humans related differently to surrounding world. Human creation, World creation, sun and moon, heroes, monsters, counting coup, warrior code, love and lust, tricksters, animals, ghosts, spirits, visions of the end. Stories from across the continent, from many tribes.

Proposal: Culture Garden


Culture Garden Proposal


To Building Commissioner:

This is a proposal to create a Culture Garden. If any vacant lots are available, I would like to help care for one in this way:

Remove all rubbish.

Leave any trees standing.

Rake lumpy areas flat.

Plant a hedgerow 6 feet from lot borders, all the way around, leaving 6 foot gap for walking through. Hedgerow will block wind and noise.

Let everything grow wild.

Humans may only enter between 10am and 4pm, 7 days a week.

No pets allowed.

No machines allowed.

No money involved.

This will simply be a quiet place.

I am available for removing rubbish, picking up garbage once a week, and for trimming plants as necessary.


Thank you for considering,

Michael Bradham