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About Daniel Hansen
About the Author
Daniel (known as Dandan) is a philosopher and an artist. He works to become not only an artist but the art that he creates. He is a social philosopher and has supported his life by helping the casino industry. He is an Indigenous Futurism/SpecuNative author while working as a business consultant and a sensitivity reader. He has spent his life helping casinos and other businesses achieve higher revenue by providing experience-based insight and informed direction through improved analytics and more efficient operations. Dandan started working in gaming in September of 1997 at a tribal casino. In that work, he found that true success does not come just with a bigger bottom line but through Servant Leadership. Only by empowering others will one find success in this life. He is nobody and nothing.
Dandan is an enrolled member of the Village of Kotzebue and a voting shareholder of the NANA Corporation. He grew up in rural North Idaho on the Coeur d’Alene Indian Reservation. He has lived in many places, though Honolulu Hawai’i was a favorite. He loves to travel the world and find new places and foods. He loves food and considers himself a foodie if a drunken version of one. He is highly eclectic and loves to try new experiences. He lives very much by the doctrine of experience. With recent changes in his life, he has decided to create a blog, “Our Orchard.”
Our Orchard will be filled with short stories, book ideas, book promotions, food thoughts, travel enjoyments, and just basic things that come about that Dandan wants to talk about (maybe go over the many ways to make the best cup of coffee, and yes there are many). His goal is not in creating a marketing commercial for his books, but instead, create a journal of his adventures.
Dandan has begun a life of traveling and writing. He has become a leaf upon the wind. He spent time at Standing Rock in protest, visited places in the world that sounded illuminating (only continents left to visit (Australia and Antarctica)), and spent a lot of time deciding on what to do next. He has recently decided to live in the enviable (or unenviable as the case may be) position of being his own master, beholden to none.
In his books and blogs, Dandan writes in eclectic and vastly different genres that spiral around each other in disjointed happiness. He has failed in life, and through those failures is finding his way to success. He works as a consultant and may work at another Casino someday. But, he lives his life as a libertine and an artist of experience.
He is the wind and the wind passes through him. As a hobby and a food source, Dandan loves to garden. He even attempted to create a gardening app a while back on Kickstarter. He loves the warm sun on his face and the dirt in his hands. Spring in Idaho is the perfect time to live in the now. Dandan has learned through his years of gardening that to expect flowers one must plant seeds.
It is my goal to learn how to best sow the future I wish to have. I seek to learn the best way to live in this world, and I plan on sharing that journey. I invite you to join me on my adventure. The time has come to embrace the next step in life. To find a better way to enjoy my world. Follow me as together we plant seeds and grow our orchard.
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"I hope you enjoy this book, as slot accounting is one of my favorite things in the world to do, it is filled with nuisances and leaps of understanding that few other number based statistics have. It is a science and an art form all rolled into one, and it allows you to build and maintain a thing of beauty, a temple of gold."
Jamie is the newest Chosen of the Spider. Having spent her childhood struggling to fit within society, Jamie has been set free from hiding behind masks. As she learns to contend with the power within her so to must she come to terms with her feelings for her alluring teammate Nettle.
Jamie and her team must discover what makes them so special before they fight against those that would bring Order to a world meant to stay wild and free. Most importantly she must learn what it means to be a monster’s child.
Jamie is noted by one reader as a “Psychopathic Power Ranger that stabs her way through obstacles leaving a trail of bodies.”
Another said about her team, “This is what Captain Planet and the Planeteers would look like if they had a lust for blood and each other instead of charity work.”
When Jamie and her team find themselves embroiled in a cross-desert chase to retrieve a lost artifact, what will become of them as they are tested time and again in their beliefs that freedom and chaos should rule the world? An enemy they thought dead still lives and now drives the forces of Order against them. Will they choose their mission or their desire for revenge? Jamie’s feelings for Nettle deepen, but what is she to do with the regal Maria and the connection growing there?
In the, Monster’s Children, Jamie found herself training to fight in the ongoing war between the Trickster Gods and the Queen of Order. A small team of young adults began their journey to embrace their battles for freedom and the darkness within themselves. In the second book of the Tricksters’ War Series, Raven’s Spear, Jamie and the Chosen of the Spider have grown and become more battle-hardened.
Intertwined events in one boy’s life explore a magical realist modern day fantasy.
This is a short story written as part of the book “This Life as Told by an Old Ndn.”
If you already own “This Life” you do not need to purchase this story as you already have it. If you liked the story and would like to read more:
Find out about the rest of Thomas’ stories at ourorchard.co
Or get these interconnected tales of Thomas’ adventures on Amazon in the Anthology.
This book is a good book for anyone interested in the 1940s northern Alaska.
The photos in this book are many and varied, some are from Kotzebue and others are from Eastern Washington and Northern Idaho. But mostly they stem from 1946 in Nome Alaska where my grandparents met and courted. They loved each other deeper than any two people I have ever met, and I am honored to have been allowed to go through these pictures and create this book of photos. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do.