*New Video* The Divided State Of America: As Seen Through The Reaction To Charlottesville

Does it ever feel like others respond to the events of the country as if you and they aren’t even seeing the same thing? The chaotic, violent weekend at Charlottesville comes to mind. But while differing interpretations of events is nothing new (even beneficial so that we can gain a more complete perspective), it seems…
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Stay Free Of Today’s Political Drama; Build Your Own Sand Castle

As was the case during the US presidential election, and again during the inauguration, unrest dots the American landscape today. Those agitated are protesting. Those angry at the protesters are scoffing. In all, there are large amounts of activity and time spent attacking one another. It’s so easy to get caught up in the back…
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Deeper Than Judgement

Last Saturday I had another chance to share with others my experiences having others share their lives with me. I was honored to present at the Bemidji Public Library, which generously sponsored my presentation, “Voices of the South.” I appreciate those who came out to learn from (and connect with) these other voices from our world. Indeed,…
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My Article About Black Struggle Will Be Featured In This Sunday’s Star Tribune

Last winter I observed the actions and heard the message of Black Lives Matter (pictured above at the Mall of America December 2014). They said we need to work the top of the system to improve the conditions of the inner-city. In response, I asked, “But where are the leaders working the ground level of these communities,…
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Forcing Liberal-Leaners To Rethink Their Ideology: Ivy League School Discrimination Of Asians

  “Asian-Americans have to score on average about 140 points higher than white students, 270 points higher than Hispanic students and 450 points higher than African-American students to equal their chances of gaining admission to Harvard.” –The Wall Street Journal As was discussed recently when a Minnesota senior was accepted into all eight Ivy League schools,…
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Minnesota Woman Hunts Lion, Many People Want Her Dead

November 21, 2013 The Internet continues to connect Earthlings in interesting ways. A woman shared an image similar to many she had shared in the past. This time, though, the picture caught the attention of enough people for it to go “viral” and was covered by media all over the world. At the same time,…
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No $ For Adult Bookstores

The story might seem a bit ho-hum at first: a bank decides not to lend to businesses it deems unethical. But hold on. How do you interpret the actions of a big bank not lending to certain businesses? -Is it smart business? -Discriminatory? -Their right? This story slides down the razor’s edge of opposing ideologies.…
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Anger Of Muslims

The narrative surrounding the protests and violence in the Middle East is that it is occurring because a film called Innocence of Muslims depicts Mohammed. It’s against Islamic law to create images of their prophet, and this movie certainly crosses that line as it has an actor portraying him. This same reason was credited for…
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