Healthy Living

Leap of Faith

When Bryon discussed the idea of going to Mexico to get our dental work done, I was terrified.  I had an important training scheduled five days after we returned, an impossible amount of time to fix anything.  Throughout the process, I required constant reassurance that I wasn’t going to return with a great big hole in the middle of my mouth.  

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Social Justice

The New Rosie


I love this painting by my favorite local Minneapolis artist, Holden Bothun.  It illustrates the mood of the female workforce, especially mothers.  As a visual it reminded me of another image, Rosie the riveter.

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Emotional Well-Being.

I Choose Hope

Bitcoin- A Peaceful Revolution

As a fifty year old woman, I’m not a typical Bitcoin holder.  While I frequently use technology professionally and personally, I still need help to download apps and use punctuation in my texts.  Yes, I even check my spelling.  But I have embraced Bitcoin.

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RSS The Progressive — A voice for peace, social justice, and the common good

  • What LGBTQ People Want September 18, 2019
    Like all LGBTQ people, I am layered. I cannot be viewed as just black or queer or a mother. Politicians and policy makers must understand all of these complexities.
    Kiki Monifa
  • 2020: Democratic Establishment vs. Democratic Socialists September 18, 2019
    Meet three new challengers to the entrenched old guard.
    Michael Sainato
  • Tennessee Republicans in Fisticuffs Over School Vouchers September 17, 2019
    Hot chicken, sex, and cocaine are part of the story of how Tennessee became the latest state to succumb to the Betsy DeVos-backed voucher craze. The result could determine how the GOP addresses the issue across the country.
    Andy Spears

RSS Wellness

RSS Bluestem Prairie

  • U of M researchers discover shocking levels of support for flowering bee lawns September 18, 2019
    In the Minnesota Daily article, The buzz around bees moves to public spaces, Natalie Rademacher reports this shocking news: University of Minnesota graduate student Hannah Ramer spent a summer in parks around the Twin Cities, surveying visitors about their perception of lawns scattered with bee-friendly flowers. Ramer found that around 95 percent of people surveyed […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen
  • CWD news digest: legislative update October 29; U launches CWD Watch tool to track research September 16, 2019
    Joint legislative meeting on Minnesota CWD action October 29 From South St. Paul state representative Rick Hansen's September 12 legislative update: Chronic wasting disease (CWD), a fatal neurological disease that impacts deer and similar species, is a long-term threat to the health of our state. My House DFL colleagues and I took significant steps to […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen
  • On Patriot Day, Steve Drazkowski shared sketchy Facebook meme about Trump's response to 9-11 September 12, 2019
    Yesterday, Minnesota state representative Steve Drazkowski shared the meme at the top of this posts with his friends on Facebook and the world at large. While the meme claims "you will never see these kinds of stories from liberal media, the fact is that this heart-warming tale of businessman Trump's largesse actually has been shared […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen

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