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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  • West Central Tribune coverage of opposition to possible use of Appleton CoreCivic prison by ICE August 17, 2019
    On Thursday, we noted a post by Land Stewardship Project: LSP member leaders oppose ICE detention facility at Appleton prison. We overlooked Tom Cherveny's typically fine reportage in the West Central Tribune, Opposition forms to possible use of Appleton prison by ICE: Opposition is forming to stop a bid by CoreCivic to open a portion […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen
  • MN Republican Senate & House federal PACs took $5000 from CoreCivic PAC in 2018 August 15, 2019
    On Sunday, we posted about a meeting this evening in Opposition to CoreCivic bid to re-open Appleton Prison as ICE detention center meet to Tuesday. Here's the place and time: If you would like to learn what you can do to discourage CoreCivic from opening an ICE Detention Center in our region, you are invited […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen
  • Pop some corn: THEE Book Club Patriot Day guest speaker holds groovy ideas about the left August 15, 2019
    As longtime watchers of Minnesota's right (the circuit runs through urban and rural areas alike), Bluestem has been deeply impressed by the deep flavor of the KoolAid shared by the THEE Book Club in the Willmar Area. The group's Patriot Day speaker is up to par. Patriot Day Event: Honoring and Remembering with William Federer […]
    Sally Jo Sorensen

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