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Legislative notebook: Hundreds rally for passage of gay marriage
By Danielle Killey and Don Davis Many of the hundreds who rallied Thursday to support legalizing same-sex marriage in Minnesota said they think it can happen this year. We have come this far and are t...
4/18/13 at 9:38 PM Legislative & political notebook: News story clouds university budget 1/11/13 at 6:49 PM
Legislative notebook: Gay marriage fight will continue during session 1/4/13 at 5:37 PM
Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 2
Part one was about the hoopla; this post is about the nuts and bolts of the student struggles in North Minneapolis. When the 6th and 7th graders I taught this day eventually got down to work (which t...
2/14/13 at 10:03 AM Adventures in Subbing: Inner City School pt 1 2/6/13 at 11:20 AM
Adventures in Subbing: The Achievement Gap 2/1/13 at 8:57 AM
A Perfect World
It seems that the start of each new year begins with a drop-shipment of brand new problems, this year is no different. I think many people will see these problems as humanities' imperfections that mus...
12/30/12 at 7:41 AM Rural Reflections Radio 9/20/12 at 9:51 AM
Rural Reflections Radio 6/28/12 at 9:42 AM
Talking To Kids About School Violence
With the recent school shooting in Newtown, Connecticut both adults and children are aware and thinking about violence at schools. We have heard many parents say they dont want to send their child to ...
12/19/12 at 2:42 PM
Mutiny in the lunchroom
In "We Are Hungry," one of the latest You Tube videos to gain widespread attention, high school students are turned away empty-handed from second helpings in the cafeteria, collapse during volleyball ...
10/5/12 at 10:44 AM School lunch and the vegetable strategy 9/21/12 at 10:40 AM
Nurturing rural health 5/6/11 at 2:26 PM
HELP: What Do I Do With All Of Those Art Projects?
Not only do our kids bring home paper, but they bring home artwork. I felt like if I were to throw some of the artwork away I would be a bad parent and my kids would think bad thoughts about me. Rec...
5/30/12 at 7:02 PM HELP: What Do I Do With Those School Papers? 5/15/12 at 1:51 PM
Part 3: Back To School Organizing 8/15/11 at 5:48 AM
Mr. White American Man
Greetings! I have an exciting article today featuring parades, modeling, and being on stage. But first, I want to let you all know that my book/eBook project, New Plateaus in China, was accepted and n...
5/12/12 at 9:15 AM Dipping My Toes 2/25/12 at 9:19 AM
Do you know the answers?
How much does a calf weigh when its born? What is the typical age of a cow who has just had her first calf? Why are baby calves taken away from their mothers? Those questions and many others were pos...
5/1/12 at 6:56 PM
A Step Forward....
One of the proudest moments since I moved to Mitchell, SD, 1.5 years ago happened this week. A local family farm in Oacoma, SD, named Muddy Pumpkin Farm was coming to town to present at the ...
4/19/12 at 9:08 AM Don't Fall too far... 9/14/11 at 1:49 PM
Flatbread: All-Purpose, All Delicious
While vacationing in Arizona a couple of weeks ago, I attended a cooking class at Sweet Basil Gourmetware and Cooking School in Scottsdale. My friend, Pat Sinclair, and I pulled into the parking lot o...
3/18/12 at 3:13 PM On a melancholy cookie roll 6/22/11 at 8:36 AM
I'm Smiling Now Risotto 3/13/11 at 1:53 PM
Putting on a showbefore a liveaudience is a thrill for any performer. But, to look out in that sea of facesand find someone familiar gives it an extra punch. It means so much to these young actors and...
2/17/12 at 1:04 AM
Class Reunion Continues
Far Guy and I went to a local "watering hole" last night to reconnect with former class members. I was able to locate a few of my classmates that I had not seen in over twenty years. One was...
8/8/10 at 4:49 AM Clipped Wings 3/13/10 at 4:47 AM
Saving Stuff 3/4/10 at 6:09 AM