Monthly Archives: October 2012

{Outlawed} How Minnesota became the first state to discriminate against free, online learning…

Just a few years ago, our curriculum at the State of Minnesota Workforce Centers contained many websites where those out of work could educate themselves online, for free. With the recession ravaging bank accounts and psyches, alike, the online consortium offered  a needed alternative to high tuition and those who couldn’t afford the gasoline to go to…

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{An American Girl} What I want for my daughter…

I have possibly, the most ridiculous idea ever. If we pull it off, it could be one of the coolest things I’ve ever done, (second only to my children.) Every year for my daughter’s birthday, we’ve celebrated her day by having a party that gives back. If you’ve followed our story, you might remember that…

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{Friday Inspiration} Kerouac

We’re heading up north to a speaking gig this weekend and I can’t wait to see Daniel’s little toes, touch the swimming pool water. One of my  favorite quotes popped into my head this afternoon while I was discussing life’s purposes with good friend, Erik Hare. I consider Erik one of the most brilliant and…

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{Mixer} @KitchenAidUSA’s Incredible PR Lesson

UPDATE: At 11:30pm CST, Cynthia Soledad tweeted and facebooked: “Hello, everyone. My name is Cynthia Soledad, and I am the head of the KitchenAid brand. I would like to personally apologize to President Barack Obama, his family and everyone on Twitter for the offensive tweet sent earlier. It was carelessly sent in error by a member of our…

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{515} What We Give and Take Away…

515 represents an astounding number of laws in Minnesota that effect GLBT individuals and their families. I know the feeling of raising a child who is treated differently than other kids, simply because her mother was not the “norm.” As a single parent, I experienced discrimination and hatred  from people who didn’t know me. We’ve…

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