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A Few of My Favorite Things

A Few of My Favorite Things

Jicama (pronounced hickah-mah) is a root vegetable native to Mexico. The plant grows as a vine that can reach up to 20 feet in length. It has white or blue flowers and pods that resemble something like a lima bean. Interestingly enough, the entire plant is toxic except the root. This root has a tough brown skin but when you peel that away, it opens to a milky white, juicy flesh that has a flavor similar to an apple with the crisp texture of a raw potato.

Think on these things

Think on these things

When someone says, “Help me to do this thing,” is it your cup of tea? If it isn’t, then stop trying to do a good tum and admit not being fitted to do a good job in this particular case. We all want to do something that helps someone but if it is out in left field, it is a foul.

Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee capitol grounds

Why I removed Confederate monuments from the Cherokee capitol grounds

Across our country, we are having a new dialogue about how we experience race and the painful chapters of United States history, including the American Civil War. Recently, I oversaw the removal of two monuments from the historic Cherokee Nation Capitol Square in Tahlequah. The monuments failed to reflect the Cherokee Nation’s values of freedom and inclusion, and they run contrary to the idea that Cherokees Nation should have control of telling its own story.

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