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It’s sometimes funny how the mind works. For me, it’s usually in the middle of the night, while half asleep, that those nagging little doubts that I manage to suppress during the day, when I’m … more
I have had some lovely experiences with group singing in the last couple months that tweak my yearning to sing more with others. In July, I attended Friends General Conference (FGC) Gathering, an … more
Living alone and working as an independent contractor, the structure and reality of my life has looked quite different from what might be considered traditional. I did not come from a large, extended … more
Having lived as a backwoods homesteader for the past 32 years, I figured there wasn’t much I didn’t already know about the lifestyle. But there’s always something new to learn, and that was … more
Lately, my mind has been preoccupied with thoughts of healthy food. How could it not be with the abundance growing all around us? My modest vegetable gardens of raised beds and containers can still … more
“You can’t raise a family on dock boy wages.” That was one of the comments at the recent public hearing on the Twin Metals lease renewal that has been bouncing around in my head for the past … more
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Humanity, we gotta’ talk. I really do my best to search for understanding, stay out of judgmental thinking, and when I can manage it, hold you in my heart with unconditional love, but really, … more
In the fight to stem the rising abuse of narcotic painkillers and other related drugs in the U.S., recent studies are increasingly pointing to a potentially powerful ally: medical marijuana. A new … more
In my last column I wrote about my experiences during the American Council for the Blind in Minneapolis. I left that conference mid-week, saying good bye to my brother and his wife, and headed up to … more
Too many American business people these days have forgotten the lessons of Henry Ford. He was the founder of Ford Motors and he recognized a key fact of both human nature and business that helped him … more
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