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Language and Diversity

Soon, it is likely diversity language will be applied to intellectual activity. Using logic and evidence will be defined as a "micro aggression". Criticism of work will be defined as potential abuse, and yet more campus diversity administrators will appear to scour the University program of language above a seven year old level, deeming it as "discriminatory against the intellectually non-inclined". ...

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MN FoodShare March Campaign

The Minnesota FoodShare March Campaign is an annual statewide effort to help local food shelves fight hunger. It recruits thousands of individuals, companies, schools and community groups to hold local fund and food drives to aid in the effort.During the month of March, food shelves across the state collect donations of money and food for the Minnesota FoodShare Campaign. ...

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The big Three-Oh!

So, it happened, enough time passed that I have suddenly put my twenties behind me. I’ve had lots of questions, “Do you feel thirty?” “Do you feel old?” Yes to both. ...

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Getaway to a cabin in the woods

Earlier this month, we couldn't decide how to celebrate our upcoming 12th wedding anniversary: we could get a room at our favorite hotel in Duluth, or head up the North Shore to stay somewhere on Lake Superior, or go to the Cities, or find a cheap, short getaway some other place entirely.After weighing the options, it turned out that what we really wanted to do was get away to a little cabin in the woods somewhere, and just spend a simple day playing cribbage and reading, with no internet. ...

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Why Hunger launches Find Food Texting Service!

  WhyHunger is proud to announce the launch of its new Find Food Texting Service that will allow more people than ever to find healthy food in their neighborhood via a simple text message! This is a national service that is critical in making food even more accessible to those in need and it eliminates the extra step of making a call. ... More from Feed the Need

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Bring me my leeches

My work in Government taught me one lesson above all. The wealthy are the greatest receivers of public money. For them we build infrastructure, roads, ... More from Miskwaa: The Red Blog

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It's Winter Now

We managed to get two of our electrical storage batteries replaced this past week, with the help of pulleys and ropes and Gary's custom-made battery-puller-outer. ...

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Back to the Real World

A gray January day.It's high time I updated this blog: I see my last post still had us stranded on the island due to thin ice, but in reality we have been out in the real world for the past 2 1/2 weeks, celebrating Christmas and New Years with family. The freeze-up of 2015 was the longest time we've ever been stuck out here: a full three weeks. ... More from Life on Raspberry Island

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Slave Driver

I sat down today to write a blog post and realized I had a draft from many months ago that I never finished! Normally, I would have scrapped such a draft, or just left it for another day, or updated it to work with today, HOWEVER, it is not a memory or a moment I […] The post Slave Driver appeared first on The Official Website of Author Tarah L. ... More from The Official Website of Author Tarah L. Wolff

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Christmas Gift Idea: Patchwork Soup in a Jar

I wanted to share with you one of the gifts I am making this year. I love to make homemade gifts for my family and friends. Every year I come up with many ideas and this is just one of them that I have planned to gift to two people. ...

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How to Pick the Perfect Recipes for Your Holiday Baking

Every holiday season it happens.   We head to the kitchen to bake, armed with ingredients, cookbooks, and determination. We bake all kinds of goodies. ...

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How To Recover A Dining Room Chair

You may have noticed that I am doing a bit of home decorating. Sometimes it feels good to just update a room just a little bit. I find you can change the feel of a room by just changing up some accent pieces or decorations. ... More from Northern Cheapskate

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“An American In Paris” a Movie That Will Make You Wish You Were There

This film can be the MGM tag for its 1950 musicals. It is the Maximum in elegance, one of its Greatest films and the Most celebrated of the company’s musicals. ...

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Antique Wicker Furniture Book Offer

Wicker furniture author and appraiser, Richard Saunders is offering for sale, brand new copies of WICKER FURNITURE: A GUIDE TO RESTORING AND... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Antique Wicker Furniture Book Offer

Wicker furniture author and appraiser, Richard Saunders is offering for sale, brand new copies of WICKER FURNITURE: A GUIDE TO RESTORING AND... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Black Friday Deals in the Weaver’s World

Chair caners and basket weavers, be sure to check out all the great Black Friday Deals in the Weaver’s World the Cane and Basket Suppliers have... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Black Friday Deals in the Weaver’s World

Chair caners and basket weavers, be sure to check out all the great Black Friday Deals in the Weaver’s World the Cane and Basket Suppliers have... [[ Click here to read more... ...

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Antler basket weaving class–North House Folk School

The 2 1/2 day antler basket class at North House Folk School in Grand Marais, Minnesota on November 13-15th was a big success and almost everyone... [[ Click here to read more... ... More from Weavin' Wicker Woman Blog

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November is Diabetes Awareness Month

Diabetes in the food-pantry line: how food banks can help reach the hard-to-reachNovember 12, 2015by Elaine WaxmanThis blog is re-posted from Urban Institute's blog, Urban Wire.On a sunny spring day in 2013, the Redwood Empire Food Bank of Sonoma County, California, set up a mobile food pantry in the parking lot of a boarded-up Albertson’s supermarket. ...

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www.benefitsoflight.com

Days of October with any sun at all, 9.  Kind of a bummer if you've Green Eyes like me and are solar powered much like my plant children.It was a traumatic experience emptying the greenhouse again this fall like all falls. ...

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