I was born at St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix

I was born at St. Joseph’s hospital in Phoenix. It is unusual to find someone who is an Arizona native these days. Most people you meet are transplants from other States. Although I have lived elsewhere, Arizona is, and always will be home for me. Growing up, my family moved […]

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My Arizona hometown could be two towns

My Arizona hometown could be two towns. The first one is Lake Montezuma. The second one is Tempe. Lake Montezuma is where I lived from 1984-2004. It is a very small town up in northern Arizona. My family and I moved there from Flagstaff in August of 1984. It was […]

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I first stepped foot into Kingman, Arizona

At the age of twelve was when I first stepped foot into Kingman, Arizona. It was on a vacation trip with my family, which we so rarely went on coming from a single parent family. It was mid-spring; the town made me feel as if I had just stepped back […]

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Home is Where the Heart Is

Driving on an unpaved dirt road, we pass the local Dine’ Market. Desert as far as the eye can see. Broken-down cars and trucks on bricks line the streets. Stopping to get a drink at the Mustang Gas Station, which is not too far from the Old Hogan. Giving my […]

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I am a native American, from the Navajo tribe

I am a native American, from the Navajo tribe. I live on the Navajo Reservation, a small place called Birdsprings. In the community of Birdsprings, there are no stores, no laundry mats, no restaurants, there is just a local chapter house with houses. I live in a quiet community, where […]

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