Monthly Archives: July 2010

Across South Dakota

Across the Prairie and Back Again When I first got married, I told my husband, who was from South Dakota that hell would freeze over before I would move to South Dakota and live there any length of time. I’m … Continue reading

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summer 2010

Geographical Metaphors and Experiences: To name a few East and West River: As soon as I cross the Missouri River, everything seems to change. Farms turn into ranches. Cattle spread out for grazing across the Great Plains. There seem to … Continue reading

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church

From Jerkline to Jeep: A Brief History of the Upper Boulder, by Ruth Staunton and Dorothy Keur About the vision of Christikon (an ELCA camp in southern Montana), written in 1975: “Basically, according to the camp’s permanent direction, the aim … Continue reading

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Pilgrimage westward

Pilgrimage westward “Pilgrimage is often described as having different stages: The first being the longing to go—sometimes undefined, our reasons perhaps not fully understood. Chaucer says it happens in April. Then there is the preparation, the training, the making of … Continue reading

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