George W. Clever
George writes about his life in a small Western New York steel town in the 1950s, attempting to capture things that mattered then, and are different now. He received a B.S. from Buffalo State College, a M.Ed. from State University of New York at Buffalo where he also did his doctoral studies. Teaching at the Elementary, Secondary and University levels, he also served as Assistant Dean of Student Affairs for Native American Programs at Stanford University and as Dean of Students at Carl Sandburg College. In his professional Education career, he has published Mathematics Education and Student Services articles. His most recent books, Dancing with Grandfather, and Bear Lake Monster and other Clever Stories were published by Outskirts Press. His latest book, Lenape Animal Fables is a collection drawn from traditional Delaware Indian oral teaching stories with a modern perspective. A father of seven children and twelve grandchildren, he is a member of the United States Marine Corps League, and served as a Lieutenant Colonel in the New Mexico State Guard. Retiring from New Mexico State University, his writing focus has been a book of poetry, two short story books and a work on his life experiences as a Native American, Lenape Nation, and Unami Clan. George is artist, traditional Lenape straight dancer, and elder in the Eastern Delaware Nation. He believes if one knows the past one can better understand their future.
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by George Clever
Sarah was not a superstitious person when she picked up her key for #13 in Pugsley Hall. She had filled out the college dormitory questionnaire with complete trust that her assigned roommate would be a good match and safe. Perhaps she should have asked what her roomy brought in that large brown suitcase, and what was in the yellow jars lined up on the window sill.
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