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The Magical Root

That’s what it used to be like in our very tiny, rural Minnesota town where everyone knew each other, they knew what you liked to drink, and they most likely knew a lot of your secrets too.

Does Minnesota Value Women’s Work? What the Data Shows

"Like roads and bridges, care work is super important for a productive economy."

Postcards From Within

Sometimes, like today, it may not be a pleasure to play the caregiver.

Why Do We Let Our Bosses Control Our Health Care?

If we don’t have enough nurses to care for us at our most vulnerable, that’s not good for any of us. We should be regulating that just like we regulate child care, where there can only be so many infants per adult.

Solving Child Care Needs, Especially in Greater Minnesota

The separation in our policy between care and education is really a false dichotomy.

Anisa Hagi-Mohamed’s Affirmations

I feel like colonialism, war, and trauma have changed our language and mindsets. It doesn’t feel right. We come from such an abundant culture.

Images from the Chisholm Juneteenth Celebration

Getting to know ourselves better. A glimpse of Minnesota communities: Juneteenth in Chisholm, and North Minneapolis.

Small-Scale Homesteading

Excerpted from Small-Scale Homesteading: A Sustainable Guide…

Exploring Sex and Aging

Good sex is about being good at communication. It’s not about how big anything is or where you put it.

How to Learn a Language

Lately, I’ve been trying to dream a little bigger about what I do know in my first language.

Navigating at Home

As I grow older, I find myself less driven by adrenaline, pride, or passion to change the world. I am more energized by the simple gatherings in my own community.

Mourning in the Age of Social Amnesia

There has been no cultural or political reckoning or processing of the loss that many of us experienced during the pandemic.