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Ed Copeland

""Tack for Iraq"--Saving the Iraqi National Herd"

Winston Salem, NC, USA
male, age 67
single
Equine Clinician
Speaks: Cherokee, English, Spanish
Joined Jun 3, 2005
What I Want to Do:
Activities: Horse Professional


 
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Just a little more about me.

I don't really have a passion--I have several. The first is Horses and my Relationship with them, which has been lifelong. I am a Training Clinician and I teach people about Horses, their Nature, how to communicate effectively with them, and how to work within their Natural envelope and get positive results. I see, and work with, Horses as peers, teachers, and friends. I can truthfully say that my best and most loyal Friends are Horses. I also have a great interest in Horse-based Therapy and Psychotherapy, and am very active in Equine Rescue.

The second passion is my Heritage and Traditions. I am Native American, card carrying, and a Traditional. Like most of us, I am mixed blood--Cherokee and Saponi. My last name is Saponi, and stems from a Land Grant given by King George to one of my Ancestors, "Ko-pe", for saving the life of a favorite Son of an English Noble who was a surveyor in the Colonies during early settlement. The name became Angliconized. We used to hyphenate it, Cope-land, my Father dropped that in his signature, but continued to pronounce it as two words--which it actually is in English. Interestingly enough, the land we have is the site of 3 Mounds. We do our ceremonies back where the Mounds are, of course. The farm we have is the first land settled outside the Wachovia Purchase, in NC, and the Farmhouse is log, Moravian, and was built in 1754. According to the NRHP, we live in the oldest continuously occupied private residence in America. The land was also the site of the first Moravian Boy's School, the first Home of Friedburg Moravian Church, the site of a Continental Army camp and 2 Civil War camps, and a Safehaven stop on the Underground Railroad. Adam Spach, the First settler and builder of this House, was not a Churchman. It is said in his memoirs that he became a Christian, and subsequently founded  Friedburg Moravian Church after Jesus appeared to him on "a hill" out back. That hill is the central Temple Mound, as pointed out to us by Edwin Spach, his direct decendant.

Just a little history.
 
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Joined Jun 3, 2005 Activist Aspirations Rabid 
Here for Meeting Friends, Professional Connections, Support a Cause 
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Groups No to NAIS!, Prepare to Unlock Reality (UR), Q-Horse!, The New World Order
Hometown Arcadia, NC 
Homepage http://www.soquilicenter.org/  
Birthday April 05, 1947  
Languages Cherokee, English, Spanish  
About Me I am a DOer and a leader by example. I believe in the Power of One.
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  Lifestyle
Pets 39 Horses  
Activist Aspirations Rabid
Political Leaning Moderate
Religions Earth Religions  
Eating Habits Coffee - Now!  
Wild Fact About Me I actually Give a damn!
My Philosophy Strictly Native--very Strictly
What Gives Me Hope I trust Life and "Great Mystery"
If I were Mayor, I'd make the world a better place by I would DO Peace--it's a Verb
What/who changed my life and why My participation in the Vietnam War:
Do I really need to explain why?
What Bugs Me  
Passions  
Inspirations  
What Scares Me  
  Favorites
Role Models grandfather  
Quotation "I am just a low rumble of thunder in the Rain, speaking for that Flash of Light that came before me" - Ed Littlefox
Interests Horses, Nature., Physics, Environment, Spirituality/Philosophy, Native American Products, Art/Design, pets, Wildlife  
Books  
Music Renesance (re: Corvus Corax, Clannad), Country, John Denver, James Taylor Folk, Appalachian Traditional, Native Drumsong  
Movies Lord of the Rings  
TV Shows Nova, about anything PBS  
Favorite Foods I feast on lambs and goats, fruit bats, breakfast cereals, ---shruberies  
Favorite Places The Back 40, Home--Qualla Boundary  
Can't Live Without Horses, Horses, Horses, Horses, Horses  
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    Apr 5, 2008 4:52 PM

    Ana M. (1141)


    "The April rain, the April rain,
    Comes slanting down in fitful showers,
    Then from the furrow shoots the grain,
    And banks are fledged with nestling flowers;
    And in grey shawl and woodland bowers
    The cuckoo through the April rain
    Calls once again."

    - Mathilde Blind - "April Rain"

     


     I wish you dear Friend a weekend with peace
    and that you enjoy Mother Earth beauty.
    With Love
    Ana



    Mar 29, 2008 1:53 PM

    Ana M. (1141)


    "No Love, no Friendship,
    can cross the path of our destiny
     without leaving some mark on it forever."

    - François Mauriac -

     

    ... Friends will leave marks like memories
     and footprints in the heart.
    I wish you a peaceful weekend my Friend
    With love
    Ana



    Mar 3, 2008 12:56 AM

    Ana M. (1141)


    "I think over again my small adventures
    My fears, those small ones that seemed so big
    For all the vital things I had to get and reach
    And yet there is only one great thing
    The only thing
    To live to see the great day that dawns
    And the light that fills the world."


    - Unknown Inuit -

     

     ... another monday, a new week.
    I wish you dear Friend, a perfect one
    With Love
    Ana



    Mar 1, 2008 3:18 AM

    Sherry O. (46)

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    Feb 7, 2008 10:19 PM

    Ana M. (1141)


    "Only when the last tree has withered,
     and the last fish caught,
    and the last river been poisoned,
    will we realize we cannot eat money."

    - Cree - Native American Prophecy



    ... let us hope that the prophecy never fulfills!

    With Love

    Ana

     



    Jan 8, 2008 1:24 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    If the Birds...

    The tree embraces an invisible wind
    And a fairy come out flying
    Waiting the messenger bird
    That broke apart on the hard sky
    His wings wind from Earth
    Coiled upward and smooth
    The tree there was with the birds resting
    Waiting for the sun to fly
    I was dreaming with wings
    And for a brief moment, I knew the joy
    For one brief moment I could fly,
    And since I have no wings to fly,
    I stay
    Imagining how sad it would be
    If birds could not fly.

     

     ... let the birds fly
     With Love
    Ana



    Dec 17, 2007 2:33 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    This Time Of The Year
     
    The ingredients are all right here
    With warmest thoughts and best wishes
    Good health and happiness and cheer
    To keep you smiling through the year
    And if your heart has lost it's song
    The gift of hope to cheer you on.
    Share your love and remind
    That someone, for you my Friend,
    Always truly cares, and,
    At this time of the end of the year.



    ... I wish you a great week dear friend
    With Love
    Ana



    Nov 26, 2007 3:05 AM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "It's too bad I'm not the wonderful 
    person as people say I am,
    because the world could use a few
     people like that."
    Alan Alda

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    ... I wish you a great week dear frend
    With Love
    Ana



    Nov 4, 2007 10:35 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "The Beautiful Earth"

    The glistening sun is shining
    On the sparkling water,
    The sparkling water is
    connecting
    To the pretty ocean,
    The pretty ocean
    is as beautiful
    As a bachelor button flower,
    The bachelor
    button flower is
    yellow and blue
    Like the sunset sky,
    The sunset sky is giving
    peace to the Earth!

    written by Olivia




    ... I wish you a great week sweet friend

    With Love

    Ana



    Oct 13, 2007 9:15 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Human Energy

    When I give light
    I also receive,
    When I smile
    I give light to others,
    they give light to me.
    It is with the light
    all of us give, all,
    that we are free.

    Hugh Brown, gr 4, Red Wing, MN





    ... I wish you my friend a weekend full of light
    With Love
    Ana




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    Amanda S. (27)

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    Amanda S. (27)
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    Hello Ed! I hope this finds you well and in great spirits! I wanted to drop by and say I, I have been very busy these last few months! I'm doing all that I can to help others. Please let me know how you are doing. Peace and Blessings Amanda Jean
    Aug 24, 2007 10:00 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "The past cannot be changed, the future

    is still in our power. Earth is our home

    so let us thank Her giving a chance to cure

    the wounds we made."



    ... I wish you a wonderful weekend
    sweet friend
    With Love
    Ana


    Aug 1, 2007 4:59 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    A Special World

    A special world for you and me
    A special bond one cannot see
    It wraps us up in its cocoon
    And holds us fiercely in its womb.

    Its fingers spread like fine spun gold
    Gently nestling us to the fold
    Like silken thread it holds us fast
    Bonds like this are meant to last.

    And though at times a thread may break
    A new one forms in its wake
    To bind us closer and keep us strong
    In a special world, where we belong.





    ... with Love

    Ana


    Jul 7, 2007 4:25 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Someone has said that a friend is a bank
    of credit on which we can draw supplies
    of confidence, counsel, sympathy, help,
    and love. And that is true, for if you have
    a genuine friend, you possess riches greater
    than silver or gold. Which, of course, brings
    us to the other sideof the question:
    are you, and am I, the kind of friend
    that others can treasure?"

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    ... with Love

    Ana



    Jun 27, 2007 7:55 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    Friends

    There's nothing as nice
    As someone who shares,
    Your laughter, your secrets,
    Your wishes and cares,
    Someone who's there
    Through your good times and tears,
    Who stays by your side
    As your friend through the years.

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    ... with Love

    Ana



    Jun 15, 2007 9:17 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "The glory of friendship is not
    the outstretched hand,
    nor the kindly smile...
    it's the spiritual inspiration that comes
     to one when he discovers that
     someone else believes in him
     and is willing to trust him with
     his friendship."





    Have a great weekend dear friend

    ... with Love

    Ana



    May 25, 2007 5:56 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "Good friends share good times,
    but great friends divide pain.
     So I will always divide both with you my Friend."






    ... I wish a wonderful weekend my dear friend

    With Love

    Ana



    May 2, 2007 1:28 PM

    Amanda S. (27)
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    Apr 28, 2007 6:32 PM

    Ana M. (1141)

    "There are mysteries about our love. Things that neither one of us may ever understand because love is an emotion without limit and understanding. We know we love each other but we could never explain completely as why we love each other. Love is not a clock. You simply cannot take it apart just to see what makes it tick, and even if you could, you probably could never get it back together again."




    Ana



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