Selected excerpts from Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s 1967 book, “Where Do We Go From Here?” Continue reading Timeless Reading: Dr. King’s “Where Do We Go From Here?”
After throwing myself headlong into research of the Native American community in Spokane, I conclude that yes, the whitewashed history we’ve learned is about hate. Continue reading Yes, This is Hate.
A late evening walk into history along the Spokane River Continue reading Beware of Suspicious Activity
10 things I’ve learned – and keep learning – from my dad, Tom Vanskike Continue reading Top 10 Lessons From Dad
A meditation on the stories of the Spokane River Continue reading The River Speaks
In 1995, Spokane commissioned local Native American writer Sherman Alexie to write a poem that would be set in stone as public art. The lyrics of “That Place Where Ghosts of Salmon Jump” wind in a spiral, a labyrinth for the reader. It once was more hidden from high foot traffic and now is amid the more recent installations of Native history above the Spokane Falls along a busy path, part of a plaza called “A Place of Truths.” Here – between Alexie’s haunting poem, the iron fisherpeople crafted by Jeff Ferguson, and photo displays about the destructive force of … Continue reading I Know You Broke the River
Who is Trespassing? A reflection on human claims on land. Continue reading Trespassing at Muir Hill
My “I Am From” poem in the style of George Ella Lyon Continue reading I Am From