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¿Agua Limpia?

Originally posted on photographing diversity:
Two years ago when I came here with my family, we were told not to drink the water as it has bacteria which can affect the digestive system. In Minnesota, where I live, we are…

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The Arrogance of Representative Steve King’s “Western” Civilization

Representative Steve King tweeted, “We can’t restore our civilization with someone else’s babies.” In an interview following he stated that he meant exactly what he said, adding “You cannot rebuild your civilization with somebody else’s babies. You’ve got to keep … Continue reading

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Progressive Education (or lack of) and the Rise of Populism

Populism is on the rise as evidenced by the United Kingdom “Brexit,” the election of Donald Trump and the rise of political movements and candidates in other European countries such as Italy, France, and Poland to name a few. In … Continue reading

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The Importance of Place

  A few days ago I went to a friend’s Feast for Memengwaa. Memengwaa is the Ojibwe word for butterfly. My friend is from the Bear Clan of the Red Lake Tribe and in Ojibwe she is named after the … Continue reading

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How Long Can We Do More With Less?

Dallas police chief said in his news conference after the shootings last week, “We’re asking cops to do too much in this country.” As I listened to him, and could see the exhaustion my heart ached for him and his … Continue reading

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Anger, Fear, Politics, Steinbeck, Springsteen, and Jesus

Anger and fear. These seem to be the defining terms for our nation at this time. Everyone seems to have something to be angry about. Those without are angry with their lack of opportunity—perceived or real. Those with are angry … Continue reading

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This is the Beginning–From “I” to “We”

I’m wrestling with something I read in Steinbeck’s Grapes of Wrath this morning. He writes: The Western Land, nervous under the beginning change. The Western States, nervous as horses before a thunder storm. The great owners, nervous, sensing a change, … Continue reading

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