I’ve Arrived

"I’ve arrived in rural Minnesota — a small town where the Dairy Queen is the threshold guardian along Highway 75."

Prose: Reflecting From Time

Someday an old woman will tell a tale of this time. She will have white hair, thin skin, fragile ankles. Will be a master of revision, and offer the story. Not this version, but the rewritten one.

Minnesota Women’s Press 2024 Youth Resource Guide: Jobs and Activities

Our annual summer guide with at least 80 camps, internships, work opportunities, and scholarships

Suicide Has Become an Epidemic in Rural Minnesota — How Can We Prevent Further Loss?

"I’ve heard more people telling me somebody they knew died from suicide in the last six months than I ever have in my whole life put together."

“Outdoor Learning Is Going to Save the World”: The Prevalence of Nature-Based Education in Minnesota

Minnesota is home to the third-highest number of nature-based preschools in the U.S.

Vignettes From a Badass Life

Or, the Foundations of Trying to Live Without Fear

COMMENTARY: Additional Work to Be Done in Bodily Autonomy

I’m thankful that I have hospice as an option at the end of my life, and I will use it for the maximum comfort I can attain. But in the end, I want the option to die gently in my sleep, surrounded by my loved ones.

The Peace of Death on Your Own Terms: Celebrating My Brother’s Story

He and his spouse Shelley invited all of us and our spouses to celebrate Doug’s life with them. In that last week, we played and listened to music, told stories, and looked at old photographs.

Deep Dive: Public Testimony About Dying With Dignity Legislation

The End-of-Life Options Act, which would make it legal for terminally ill, mentally capable adults to be prescribed and take a medication to end their life, is poised for another attempt to pass in Minnesota this year. A five-hour pre-legislative session committee meeting was held January 25, with 75 people giving testimony for or against the measure.

Then and Now: The Business of Women, circa 1982

When I landed my first professional job after college, back…