Category: Coyote Clan

Sun, Moon, Stars

Last week at the Village, we divided up in a different way then normal! After So told everyone an amazing true story about someone named Faun who didn’t necessarily feel like a boy or a girl.  When Faun’s class of adults had to opportunity…

Getting Organized

This week, we sat down with the boys in the warm sun on a chilly morning and talked about how Coyote Clan works.  In the last couple of weeks, James, Marcus and I have been talking about how best to support their transition into…

New April Stories

The last few weeks with Coyote Clan have been really rich in new experiences and deep learning- the kind of learning that lasts a lifetime. Cultivating fire-tending as a metaphor for stewarding our own physical, emotional, and creative needs, James, Marcus and I have…

Scouting Metal Monsters

Today we arrived in the chilly wind of this early-spring morning to find that FEMA’s under-informed and carelessly incentivized contractors had plowed much of the post-flood creek bed, clearing many of our forts and gardens and a great deal of habitat for all kinds of…

Fire Burning Bright

This week when we met the sun was a little lower in the sky than it has been recently.  It was a beautiful morning to hear the birds announcing their newly forming territories as the light grew in the sky and poured soft pastel…

Making Coals and Burning Bowls

This beautiful day of early March, we met early by the driveway with the weekend’s snow still blanketing the ground.  Coyote tracks criss-crossed the narrow dirt road.  When a couple of us decided to explore the old canal bed, now dry, we discovered something…

Clear Day Fire-making

The dense morning fog rolled back as beams of the rising sun cut through.  A thin film of ice covered everything, but quickly melted away into dampness as the day warmed up quickly.  We left right away for the far side of the snow-melt…

A day of Wind and Warmth

Strong gusts of cool wind buffeted us this morning and blew sand in our faces, tearing down the canyon in bursts from North to South.  The trees creaked and groaned intimidatingly around us, and intermittent clouds hid us from much of the Sun’s warmth….

2 Weeks’ Story

After more blanketing snow last week, Coyote Clan gathered in our morning circle to give thanks and talk about the day ahead.  The crisp air quickly filled with anticipation for the tracking adventures we might find in the white-washed trail-crossed land before us.  …

A Snowy January Day

Low, slow-moving clouds covered the sky, glowing light gray with daylight but still shedding snowflakes on the valley.  Up high on the eastward mountainside, a small herd of deer looking like specks foraged what they could find amid the layers of frost and fluff….

Warm Week 2 for Coyote Clan

As we gathered this morning by the newly repaired road, the chill shadow of our pretty red cliffs in the east gave way to the bright rays of a warm day’s Sun.  After some running games to warm our bodies, and “noodle ninja” to…

First Coyote Clan of 2014!

Cool winds blew through sunrise and on into our meeting this morning for our first day of Coyote Clan this year.   In the shadow of our big beautiful red cliffs, we gathered in the flood plain and played the game we call fox…