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Slowdown in the Kitchen With Mary Louise

Walnut potica (pronounced “po-teet-zah”) is a Slovenian sweet dough pastry. Potica was and remains a celebratory treat served at Christmas,

  • 11/26/2019
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Hearing in Community

Parents everywhere spring into action for their children,  but  not all parents are like Valerie Shirley, whose son’s challenges led

  • 11/26/2019
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Putting Thanksgiving Into Context

Every Thanksgiving, my family puts out a spirit plate for our ancestors. I have taught my children the true origins

  • 10/27/2019
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One Way For Mothers To Heal

More than a decade after her son was killed, Mary Johnson-Roy stood in Stillwater Prison hugging Oshea Israel, the man

  • 07/01/2019
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Healthy Sexuality

At the age of 14, I volunteered as a swim instructor through adaptive recreation for the St. Paul Parks and

  • 05/01/2019
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Helping My Mother Die

In March 2017, my sisters and I gathered in my mom’s bedroom as her pacemaker was deactivated by a hospice

  • 04/01/2019
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The Gift of a Death Done Well

My youngest son has suffered from chronic illness since he was born, requiring many surgical procedures. During one of his

  • 04/01/2019
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Stuff of Legacy: The Stories We Leave Behind

Year by year, item by item, many of our homes become repositories for stuff: our stuff, stuff from past generations,

  • 03/01/2019
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Pets Guide: Animal Comfort

When we take Emory, my son’s dog, to my parents’ home, the dog tends to sit unusually close to my

  • 02/01/2019
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Freedom School

In 1960, a group of Black students in North Carolina demonstrated resistance to segregation with a sit-in at an all-white

  • 01/01/2019