Thursday, April 23, 2009

Intern Handbook

I got my Intern Handbook in the mail today! I'm excited and flipped through it, looking over different parts. I won't have time to read it till later, because now is crunch time for school, so I've been busy this week reading and writing papers and the next two weeks are full of work, and then I have finals, graduation, then heading to Washington on the 20th.

Saturday, April 18, 2009

Wrong Address

(This is an amended post)

I've become aware over the past 2-3 days that the little envelopes I sent out have the wrong address. Originally, the reply cards had the right address, but the wrong zip code. I messed up by putting the wrong street address on the return envelopes. Strangely enough, some of the letters have gone through with the wrong zip code & address, but some haven't Here's the right address:

Sacred Road Ministries
22116 SE 51st Place
Issaquah WA 98029

I'm so sorry for any confusion or problems this may have called - I hope people are reading this and it helps you out if you've had any troubles. Also, you can email me at or call me at 478-737-4178 if you have any questions/issues. I'm also sending everyone the correct address through the snail mail. Again, I apologize for my mistake.

Thursday, April 16, 2009

Good Search

I wanted to let ya'll know about a new website I just found out about. Goodsearch is a website that donates 50% of its ad revenue to a charity, and it lets you choose the charity you want to receive the money. It doesn't have as many returns as Google does, but it uses the Yahoo search engine and is pretty good (I never thought I could use 80 thousand webpages anyway). Sacred Road Ministries is one of the charities you can designate to receive money every time you do a search - every search gives $ 0.01 to a designated charity. So far, Sacred Road has had $2.01 donated because of searches.

I really like that you can give money to charity and let your web searching do some good instead of fattening the pockets of the Google people - they seem to be pretty good folks and run a good business, but I'd rather that ad revenue go to a good cause. I can also use goodsearch to justify my wanderings on the internet, b/c now I'm not just wasting time, but raising money for charity! :)

Check goodsearch out - you can even make it your default search engine for your search browser. Seriously, check it out - just click the blue underlined text.

Saturday, April 11, 2009

Yakima vs. Yakama

The Yakama are officially known as "The Confederated Tribes and Bands of the Yakama Nation." Yakama used to be spelled "Yakima" but was changed in 1994. Some older works spell the name Yakima and a large city in central Washington is spelled Yakima, but current custom is to spell it Yakama because of pronunciation rules.

As a confederated nation, there are actually 14 tribes that live on the Yakama Reservation. The Sioux and Iroquois are similarly structured in that the commonly used name refers to a confederacy/nation made up of several smaller tribes. I'm not sure how the 14 tribes on the Yakama reservation get along, but it appears that they have one government that represents all the different tribes. The 14 tribes once lived on 11.5 million acres in central Washington but ceded most of the land after some wars in the 1840s and 50s with the USA, and now live on a 1.2 million acre reservation near Mt. Adams in South-Central Washington. I'll hopefully learn more about their history and inter-tribal relations and I'll post more in the future, maybe after the Summer.

Wednesday, April 1, 2009


After much travailing and no paper cuts, I sent off all of the letters today. No doubt some of you will receive them by Friday/Saturday and this could be the first post you see - sorry not much info here. If you want a more detailed explanation of things, check out the first two posts.