Author Archives: Llyn De Danaan

About Llyn De Danaan

LLyn De Danaan is an anthropologist and author. She writes fiction and nonfiction. Katie Gale: A Coast Salish Woman's Life on Oyster Bay was published by the University of Nebraska Press. She is currently a speaker for Humanities Washington.

Spoil and Gob: The Remainders of Life March 2016

Spoil and Gob: The Remainders of Life                        The author with her father and mother as they inspect a model of the house he later built.   by LLyn De Danaan It could begin with fear of the Internal Revenue Service. … Continue reading

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A Note on the Passing of Rudy Martin March 2016

My Snowman’s Burning Down Rudy Martin, Willie Parsons, and I were deans together at The Evergreen State College in the early to mid 1970s. Rudy had been one of the 18  planners and schemers who worked together for a year … Continue reading

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Sleep, Putter, Die March 6, 2016

SLEEP, PUTTER, DIE LLyn De Danaan March 6, 2016 I’ve been floundering around, as in writhing in my own existential quasi-despair, for some time, and the recent death of a close friend finally did me in. It wasn’t as if … Continue reading

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2016 Speaking Engagements (as of March 3, 2016)

Elma, Washington April 12 Chehalis, Washington April 12 Ephrata, Washington April 26 Moses Lake, Washington April 27 Leavenworth, Washington April 28 Bainbridge Island, Washington April 30 Port Townsend, Washington May 6 Gig Harbor, Washington July 7 All of these events are … Continue reading

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Karen Maria James: a very personal tribute to a life well led

Karen Maria James: a very personal tribute to a life well led By LLyn De Danaan February 27, 2016   We always said we’d grow old together. We did…we just didn’t notice. For we whose glory days were arguably the … Continue reading

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The Glorious Pain in the Ass of Travel: February 2016

From 30,000 feet above the Pacific Ocean No doubt I have been inordinately influenced by my recent reading of Geoff Dyer whose discourse on D.H. Lawrence’ travels and his own have made me reconsider and reflect upon my own unsettled … Continue reading

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POWER: second draft August 17, 2015

POWER LLyn De Danaan August 17, 2015 About 5600 Words They are foxed and grimy, so much so that they stick to my hands. Their creases and bent corners make them nearly impossible to shuffle. I manage. With my eyes … Continue reading

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Daemon: First Complete Draft

  Daemon   June 21, 2015   Short Fiction LLyn De Danaan About 6884 words   You must visit the beach at dawn, at the moment when the sun is rising over the horizon east of the city. First look … Continue reading

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The Journey

Journey: First complete draft LLyn De Danaan About 4100 words May 31, 2015 It had become a test of my spiritual strength to sleep through the night. It required fortitude just to close my eyes. Each night, during my light … Continue reading

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Mason County Historic Preservation Day May 16, 2014

Notes for Historic Preservationists Mason County May 16, 2015 LLyn De Danaan A good portion of my work has been researching and writing cultural history and that history is embedded in the earth and file cabinets in the forms of … Continue reading

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