This is derived from “35 Years of Minnesota Women.“
“Your life of luxury is about to end. I heard we’re getting a new resident today.”
As winter approaches, and the challenges of a year like no other continue to test us, we look for comfort wherever we can find it.
I began to write, and reach out to, and speak up for those who share dark experiences.
“What people look like … is the visible cue to their caste. It is the historic flash card to the public of how they are to be treated, where they are expected to live, what kinds of positions they are expected to hold…”
They remind me that I am not alone — that I am living in space and time with individuals who have survived the unimaginable, who believe still in the goodness of people, and the value of being alive.
“If we can shift the paradigm then we can change the culture and the inheritance that the coming generation gets.” — Luisah Teish
In 2009, I was dragged into a new reality — one in which restoring Minnesota’s Northwoods to its historical grandeur is not possible due to the state’s fast-warming climate.
In this time of isolation, I have been reminded how lucky we are to have books that introduce us to
Do you know how long ago Minnesota efforts to improve multicultural education began?
I spent countless hours wandering the music section of the library, searching for clues, a little inspiration, and a quiet distraction from my impending deadlines.
As an ambitious fourth grader, I set out to write the next Great American Novel. There was one problem: in