The Language

Anishinaabewaki Immigrant: Part I

Part I: The Language · Part II: The Sugar · Part III: The Spirits

  • Now with audio! That was fun to do. Also, my pronunciations are strictly not authoritative.
  • Language note: Anishinaabewaki is Anishinaabe + aki ‘earth, land’.

If you read this blog to find out what’s going on in my life, for a while I haven’t really been giving you much to go on. A lot of opinions, and that’s pretty much it. I kinda like my opinions (that’s why I believe them), but even I get tired of reading nothing else here. It’s much more fun when I can tell a story, and maybe some opinions happen to be part of the story. That way you find out what the heck I’m up to these days, and I know that I took some belief I had and lived it. So I’m going to try to do more of that. Starting right now:

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Changing My Blog to Jekyll: Why I Did It

*or,* Getting Right with Technology.\\ (For those who don't code.)

This is the first of two posts about redoing my blog, although the other one will be aimed at a different audience, mostly consisting of programmers trying to do the same thing I did.

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Indizhaa Iwidi Iskigamiziganing

(I’m going out to sugarbush)

I might have mentioned it, but I’m studying the Ojibwe language. One thing I’ve learned is the names of the months. Or rather some names that some people use for the months, since Ojibwe isn’t one single language but rather a bunch of related dialects spread across a broad area.

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I know, I haven’t written a blog post in about two months. But I’ve actually, secretly, been putting in more work on the blog than I ever have before. It’s just that it’s all programming work. Because I’ve moved the blog off of Blogger.

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I bike through the University of Minnesota on my regular commute. The commute has gotten noticeably more fun since I realized something about the U’s school colors.

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For Standing Rock

Since I’ve been writing a bit about Standing Rock on here, and since I’m planning on going out there myself at some point, I thought I’d put this up—it seems topical.

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