Blogs tagged "culture"

Celebrating the Language of Place in Hopi Culture

Image Hopi planting corn
In my culture, we sing songs to show our happiness…We believe that when we sing songs, we are sharing our feelings of happiness with nature. Since the corn plants are also our children, we sing to the corn, too. Our elders tell us that when we sing to our corn children, we make them happy. When they are happy, they grow better.I was also taught that wherever there is singing, there is life. So when songs are sung, they too are born, just like people.—Ramson Lomatewama, Hopi poetRead More »
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Rites of Spring in the Nation’s Capital

Look at the cherry blossoms!Read More »

Mardi Gras ~ masks and more!

Mardi Gras is the love of life. It is the harmonic convergence of our food, our music, our creativity, our eccentricity, our neighborhoods, and our joy of living. All at once. – Chris Rose, 1Dead in the AtticRead More »

"Hot.Cool.Yours." Winter Olympics Russian Style!

How does Sochi, Russia, the site of the 2014 Winter Olympics, offer a special context for the Games?Read More »