Gilmore Girls is one of the few things I miss about the Outside. That and a good cafecito. Good to see it's back if only for a very short while with NetFlix's "4-part event." Will have to find a way to watch it with Nokosee. I wish it included his dad, my father-in-law, Busimanolotome Osceola. Unfortunately, he was killed in our final battle with Army Rangers on a dark and moonless night in the Everglades. If you read my books you know he and I didn't start out well. He thought I wasn't worthy of his son or "The Cause." But I proved him wrong with an epic "walkabout" through the Everglades that ended with me stark naked, sunburned, starving, and covered in mosquito bites firing an AK-47 at him. That got his attention for sure. From then on he stopped thinking I was nothing more than a blue-eyed-blonde airhead who couldn't handle life without A/C or any of the other creature comforts we take for granted in "The Outside." Once he started loosening up around me, he started surprising me. Turns out the guy who kept the scalps of his recent kills (and one decapitated head) on poles outside his chickee loved Gilmore Girls. In fact the whole family use to watch it on a laptop deep in the Everglades in one of their camouflage hammock camps. Got electricity through gasoline powered generators for the most part although they could get it out of jerry rigged contraptions running off of car and truck batteries and wind and solar power. Got the picture from stolen mini Dish TV satellite componets. It's funny now how seeing anything about my favorite TV show brings back fond memories of my Micco, a man who at one time wanted to kill me.
Caught a glimpse on TV of the gathering of Native tribes up in North Dakota protesting the oil pipeline (#NoDAPL) while on the run with Nokosee and the New Seminole. They brought out an old American Indian Movement (AIM) flag from the seventies (click image to enlarge). It's cool and reflects the non-violent spirit of those times what with the "peace sign" feathers against the 4 colors of the peoples. It reminded me of the first time I saw the New Seminole flag. I had just been kidnapped-- or so I thought-- by Nokosee Osceola. It was hanging from a chickee hidden in a hammock somewhere deep in the Everglades. The "tribe's" founding father (and later my father-in-law) Busimanolotome Osceola modified the feathers feature to express his vision and spirit re the approach the New Seminole would take in righting wrongs-- and returning SoFla to its rightful owners, the New Seminoles. You can see it in the picture above. The NS always had somebody in charge of taking that flag with us everytime we disbanded a campsite in the Everglades. We lost it when Army Rangers stormed Stars Hammock* in the middle of a moonless night because the only thing we could think of doing was saving our own raggedy asses. And fighting back. That picture is the only thing we have of it, a digital file on the FBI's website.
I hope the praying and chanting and nonviolent way works for the tribes up there in North Dakota. I know our way didn't. Too many people were killed on both sides. Including my Micco. Now Nokosee and I are on the run with a baby in tow. Trust me, it ain't much fun.
*Our last campsite was a riff on the "Gilmore Girls" hometown (Stars Hollow). it's a long story; just read the book. Please.
We have met the enemy and he is us-- Pogo.
The "world's largest supplier of phosphate" didn't notify the public for 3-weeks that a giant sinkhole under a fertilizer plant in Florida had opened up and sucked down 215 million gallons of "slightly radioactive" contaminated water and gypsum into the Florida Aquifer, the main source of drinking water for everyone living in South Florida. You can read more here. You can read more about the New Seminole here. You can join up with us here (hint, somewhere on Alligator Alley, 2nd alligator on the right).
FBI investigating a "white powder" mailed to the fertilizer company responsible for polluting the drinking water of most of South Florida. You can read about it here.
Holatte-Sutv Turwv Osceola.