Telling Stories about Mormons and Indians
An exploration of histories, lies, and fantasies told by Mormons and American Indians about one another. These facts and opinions make possible some surprising stories. In the spirit of writing the story she wants to read, though, Lori has waded into making up the facts and telling new stories.
Scholar and writer, telling stories.
More about Lori
Read what you will
Eventually, most of my academic work and new writing will be here.
For now, selections available through Articles and Blog.
Articles & Academic WritingDissertation, thesis, sound recordings, and other publications. Political and labor music, religion and racism, sustainability, and American culture.
BlogMicro & macro. I have no need to keep this professional. Having no institutional base to protect is liberating. You should try it.
I think in music
Whether the music is on or not, I always hear a soundtrack.
They call us lonely
when we're really
I see the big mountains,
The mist-covered peaks
As I linger the land of my birth,
I am welcomed in the language I cherish.
Chi Mi Na Mòrbheanna
Our ideas held no water,
but we used them
like a dam.
"Missed the Boat"
Set your life on fire.
Seek those who fan your flames.
What are you reading?Let's get together on Goodreads and share.
- A Beautiful Constraint, Adam Morgan
- Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (with my 16yo)
- Postmodern Belief, Amy Hungerford
- Two Years, Eight Months, and Twenty-eight Nights, Salman Rushdie
- Ratf**ked: The True Story Behind The Secret Plan To Steal America's Democracy, David Daley
- the Fat Years, Chan Koonchung
- The Lonely Polygamist, Brady Udall
- Reamde, Neal Stephenson
- American Gods, Neil Gaiman (I read it frequently)
- The Forty Rules of Love, Elif Shafak
- The Indians Won, Martin Cruz Smith (again)
- A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan