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Tim Martinez
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Place-Based Spirituality
Here's a talk I gave to the Neighborhood Unitarian Universalist Church about how I developed a place-based spirituality:

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Clip Point Throwing Knife Video Review
Here’s a review and demonstration I did of the Small Clip Point Throwing Knife from Crazy Crow Trading Post .  Check it out!  

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Indigenous Influences on Mexican Culture
I have long been fascinated by the profound impact indigenous American cultures have had on Mexican culture and identity.  My interest began as a child, when I learned about my own cultural and ancestral ties to this continent.  I was taught to take pride i...

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The Spiral Dance of the Celtic Year
Over the years, I have realized the increasing importance of living according to the seasons, and have felt the peace that comes from harmonizing ourselves with the cycles of nature.  I am happy to have discovered Mara Freeman 's wonderful book, Kindling th...

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The Fire Drill
I've been practicing making fire by friction with the hand drill, which has been the traditional way to start fire here in the Americas for thousands of years.   Christopher Nyerges  first taught me to make a hand drill kit using a hearth of split  willow ,...

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The Soul of a Place - Linda Vista
In the face of globalization and the increasing homogenization of our
architecture, landscaping, language and culture, many of us are
beginning to appreciate the value in having a sense of place.  A good
place has a soul; a sense of continuity.  Cities c...

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Bring Our River Back!
The Central Arroyo ca. 1913. "In and out among the trees, a trail has been worn, often leading down to the bed of the brook; and here one can wander for hours… in this leafy retreat, with the birds singing all about, and trout darting from the horse’s feet....

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Rosemont Preserve Docent Led Tour: Traditional Uses of Native Plants.
Learn to identify the local native plants of the Rosemont Preserve on this tour led by me and my friend, habitat restorationist and indigenous Californian Nicholas Hummingbird! Sample chia seeds, elderberries and other native foods as we discuss the various...
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