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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  • Willmar Chamber of Commerce joins state chamber in supporting Drivers Licenses for All March 22, 2019
    Late Wednesday, the West Central Tribune posted online a letter to the editor by Ken Warner, president of the Willmar Area Chamber of Commerce, Chamber supports immigration bill. The letter shares the local chamber's support of HF1500, authored by Minnesota House Majority Leader Ryan Winkler, DFL-St. Louis Park, The bill is nicknamed "Drivers Licenses for […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen
  • A tale of two bills: a story of the next environmental trust fund raid revolution? March 20, 2019
    The passage of HF80--and its signing into law by Governor Tim Walz was met with great rejoicing by many in Minnesota's environmental community and relief in those communities which had wastewater treatment facility construction put on hold pending the resolution of a lawsuit challenging "last year’s controversial use of Minnesota’s voter-approved Environment & Natural Resources […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen
  • Study shows endocrine-disrupting imidacloprid, a neonicotinoid, messes up does and fawns March 19, 2019
    Via Minnesota House Environment and Natural Resource Rick Hansen's latest legislative update, we learn of the academic article, Effects of Neonicotinoid Insecticides on Physiology and Reproductive Characteristics of Captive Female and Fawn White-tailed Deer, that relates the results of a study conducted at the South Dakota State University Wildlife and Fisheries Captive Facility. From the […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen

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