Dale Hodgins wrote:Hi Nina, I understand your concerns but always assume that people know it's my opinion being expressed. So it will be redundant to say it since sometimes my entire post is an opinion piece.
I have never bought into the disease theory of alcoholism. I see it as a personal failing. If a person doesn't look after the children, land or their own health, I look at the result and judge accordingly.
Dale Hodgins wrote:
The three sisters had some long chats as they worried about what people in the village think. So I told them that I was pretty sure that if we added up all of the thoughts coming from the Esposito family in the last few generations , it might amount to one pinch of dog shit. It took a few tries to get them to completely understand just how little stock I put in the opinions of those I met. My girlfriend enjoyed interpreting those messages. They all get it now.
Based on what I've seen i wouldn't go into any sort of partnership. It would be colonialism for their own good. There's nothing of their culture worth saving. In fact i don't know if you can call it a culture. They eat imported junk food and then listen to foreign songs on the radio. It seems that everybody has forgotten how to cook and how to be subsistence farmers.
The few families who are living well, were all quite receptive to ideas that I presented. They would like to see employment and they would like to have people begging at someone else's door.
John C Daley wrote:I plan many things to save time and effort.
= always carry something on a trip anywhere
Josh Kirksey wrote:This season I added a salal (Gaultheria shallon), sorrel, grape, smooth sumac, mulberry, and claytonia. Again, the lack of water is stressing them, in fact all of the claytonia has died.