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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  • Rural newspapers not especially impressed with New House Republican Caucus mini-minority December 14, 2018
    The reviews are coming in on Prinsburg Republican state representative Tim Miller's performance in the drama that's the New House Republican Caucus. The editors of two area papers--the Swift County Monitor and the West Central Tribune (though not in Miller's district, it is the regional paper for the area)--have weighed in on the move. And […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen
  • Minnesota SOS Steve Simon will support voter party privacy in presidential primary December 13, 2018
    One issue unsuccessful Republican Secretary of State candidate John Howe campaigned on was making voters' choices of party confidential in Minnesota's switch to a presidential primary, although he sometimes stretched the truth about what they had to share with election officials under the new law: Howe said participants in the presidential primary must give an […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen
  • One of Benson's strengths: no waiting list for local six-week-old to fifth grade daycare program December 11, 2018
    Bluestem's been boning up on the child care issue in Minnesota, which was summed up fairly well last spring by Nora Hertal in the St. Cloud Times' article Minnesota's 'quiet crisis' in child care: 'There's not a silver bullet'. There's no one solution for the quiet crisis, but one west central community does seem to […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen

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