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Lightning strikes twice update


The black lines are gone from my feet and my right hand is no longer blue.   Most of the swelling has also gone down around my knees.  It am still not able to resume editing the POOF articles and producing new ones, however.   I am writing you from a library computer.   It cost me $210 to get the old computer repaired enough to extract data, but it is not fully functional.   That would have cost $1200.   When I have a new computer, up and running, I will get back to you.

Richard Thornton, POOF editor

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Richard Thornton is a professional architect, city planner, author and museum exhibit designer-builder. He is today considered one of the nation’s leading experts on the Southeastern Indians. However, that was not always the case. While at Georgia Tech Richard was the first winner of the Barrett Fellowship, which enabled him to study Mesoamerican architecture and culture in Mexico under the auspices of the Institutio Nacional de Antropoligia e Historia. Dr. Roman Piňa-Chan, the famous archaeologist and director of the Museo Nacional de Antropologia, was his fellowship coordinator. For decades afterward, he lectured at universities and professional societies around the Southeast on Mesoamerican architecture, while knowing very little about his own Creek heritage. Then he was hired to carry out projects for the Muscogee-Creek Nation in Oklahoma. The rest is history. Richard is the Tribal Historic Preservation Officer for the KVWETV (Coweta) Creek Tribe and a member of the Perdido Bay Creek Tribe. In 2009 he was the architect for Oklahoma’s Trail of Tears Memorial at Council Oak Park in Tulsa. He is the president of the Apalache Foundation, which is sponsoring research into the advanced indigenous societies of the Lower Southeast.



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    • Yes, there is a box on the upper right side of the People of One Fire main page, where they can donate via PayPal . . . using a debit card or credit card. Thank you!


    Good to hear this.
    Now you should be a Lix Savant with an expanded consciousness 😉


    I’m so very sorry this happened to you, Richard! Praying for your recovery!


    Glad to hear you are gettin’ back up to snuff Richard. We have all been concerned about your wellbeing as well as your pups. A New computer will come about soon I’m sure so you can get back to your research and writing about the Truths that are out there. You are in our thoughts and prayers.


    Hope you get better soon!


    Lightning has not been a friend to my family either. I would like to help you. Let me know how.

    • Donations for the computer replacement fund would be appreciated. On the right of the POOF page is a table for donating via PayPal. You can use either a debit card or a credit card to transfer funds via PayPal.


    Hi, Richard

    I hope you will get better soon, and you could gather enough money to buy a new computer. I wish to God The Great Spirit, to keep your health and spirit, and to bring your wealth back, so you will sharing back your knowledge with us.

    Thank You Richard, get well soon.

    • Well I never had wealth unless it was a wealth of knowledge. My legs are feeling much better now. They were really sore after the electricity went through me. Thank you my friend.


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