Thanksgiving A Day Of Gratitude And Rememberance

Gratitude is not a passive response to something we have been given, gratitude arises from paying attention, from being awake in the presence of everything that lives within and without us. Gratitude is not necessarily something that is shown after the event, it is the deep, a-priori (deductive) state of attention that shows we understand…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Nursing Home Residents Could Lose Their Day In Court

In June, the Trump Administration proposed a new rule that would allow nursing homes to require residents to sign arbitration agreements as a condition of admission to a facility: either sign it or find somewhere else to live. If a nursing facility or long-term care facility is found negligent in their care of a resident,…
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Motivational Monday; Art Is For Everyone

Gaelynn Lea lives in Duluth, MN.  She was born with brittle bone disease. Gaelynn started playing the violin when she was 10 years old and she invented a new way to play violin, holding it upright like a cello.   Gaelynn became a classically trained violinist and songwriter.  In 2016 she won NPR Music’s 2016 Tiny Desk…
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Freedom Friday: Young People With Autism Find Work And Skills For The Future

Based in Long Island City, Luv Michael’s makes gluten free, nut free, dairy free organic granola.  Their mission is to provide meaningful employment for young adults with autism. Volunteers work for three consecutive weeks so staff can gauge their commitment, interest and skill set. After that period, and if all goes well, Luv Michael offers the…
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What’s Wrong Wednesday: Local Human Rights Festival Forgets Disability Rights

The North Dakota Human Rights Arts Festival opens Monday, November 13 at the Spirit Room in downtown Fargo, North Dakota. Individuals may view the work in the exhibition Monday through Saturday, 1:00 – 5:00 p.m.  The exhibition will be at the Spirit Room through Friday, January 5, 2018. An Artist Reception and Festival Awards Ceremony is scheduled for…
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