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.

News from LLyn De Danaan July 15, 2015

I’ll have a new story (fiction) in the “Timberland Reads Together” anthology due to be released in paperback and digital formats around August 15. The anthology will be featured in the October “Read Together” events sponsored by Timberland. I’m happy … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique: Number Six

Malaysian Spirit Log Number Two: Paraanthropology in the Raw Our house was on a hill just above the government’s district office. There was the constabulary. It counted few in its number and had little to do until, of course, the … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique Number Five: Implants

Participation Mystique: Number Five Implants My first familiarity with the implant scheme came after overhearing a colleague at the copy machine down the hall from my office. I was hired to be a visiting lecturer in the philosophy department.  The … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique Number 4: Abductions Continued

Abductions II The Vulnerablity of Older White Women: Abductions Made to Order Scrabble and Crossword Puzzles Render Victims Particularly Susceptible American white women in their sixties are particularly ripe for harvest. They are past childbearing, something abductors like. Abductors  are … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique Number 3: Abductions

Participation Mystique: Number Three   Tales of Abduction: Number I “And they descended upon earth to increase their ranks…..” Borgman “The Nephilim were in the earth in those days, and also after that, when the sons of God came in … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique: Number Two

Malaysian Spirit Log/Para-anthropology in the Raw We have pulled off to the side of a sticky, rutted road cut by Public Works Department through a patch of jungle, the beginning of the unfinished highway between Sirian and Simmangang. No. Unfinished is not the … Continue reading

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Participation Mystique: Number One

Not risotto, you fool. Radicchio. Participation mystique: “a kind of psychological connection with objects in which the subject cannot clearly distinguish himself from the object.” To this I dedicate my work in the coming year. Number One Off to the … Continue reading

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October 13: My Birthday

October 13 October 13, 2010 at 8:56am My twenty year old Mom was watching The Pride of the Yankees when she went into labor…Gary Cooper as Lou Gherig. She loved movies and this was a new release. She was probably … Continue reading

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Remembering Anne North

Remembering Anne North January 14, 2011 at 7:20pm I’ve been thinking about Christina and Tucson. Among the many feelings that have surfaced, there is one long surpressed. It is a strong memory of my young friend Anne North who died … Continue reading

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Fragility and Spirit

Fragility and Spirit February 24, 2009 at 8:38pm I stopped to see my mother at Garden Courte Memory Care today after class and on my way to Tacoma. I hadn’t seen her in a couple of weeks. She’s lost more … Continue reading

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