Monthly Archives: January 2016

Patriarchy: Alive and Well in Minnesota

  In early December, I found myself reaching the latter stages of my memoir: Skin by Skin: From Ambition to Compassion. Most of it had been written and rewritten dozens of times over and was ready for others’ eyes on …

Parenting in Color

Have you ever run across an article, commercial, billboard sign, conversation, and even though it was a few days ago, maybe even a few weeks, it doesn’t let you go? It bothers you in some way that you can’t fully …

The Problem with Feeling Good

  The core principle shaping modern day American life is finding ways to feel good. Isn’t this the motivation behind vacations, indulging in decadent food and drink, attending lively events and entertainment? Isn’t feeling good the promised result of finding the …



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