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.
In my dreams,
I'm dying all the time.
Then I wake.
It's kaleidoscopic mind
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.I'm going through several phases: global fiction, political data, and life design.
- Punainen kuin veri (in Simplified Finnish), Hanna Männikkölahti
- Cryptonomicon, Neal Stephenson (with my 18yo)
- Well Designed Life: 10 Lessons in Brain Science and Design Thinking, Kyra Bobinet
- Postmodern Belief, Amy Hungerford
- Victory Lab, Sasha Issenberg
- TechGnosis: Myth, Magic Mysticism in the Age of Information, Erik Davis
- Data and Democracy, Andrew Therriaulty
- Ten Women, Marcela Serrano
- The Fat Years, Chan Koonchung
- The Lonely Polygamist, Brady Udall
- Dietland, Sarai Walker
- Color of Our Sky, Amita Trasi
- The Sot-Weed Factor, John Barth
- Barracoon, Zora Neale Hurston
- A Visit from the Goon Squad, Jennifer Egan