What’s Wrong Wednesday: Illegal Accessible Parking Identification

There are many things wrong with this picture which is located at a Gas station/Subway in our Minnesota service area. Although there is an accessible parking sign, it is near the ground by the front door. Minnesota accessible parking signage must be 48-60 inches above the ground and centered at the head end of the…
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Motivational Monday: Discrimination And Fear

“People fail to get along because they fear each other; they fear each other because they don’t know each other; they don’t know each other because they have not communicated with each other.” By large margins, black adults are more likely than whites to say that blacks are treated less fairly than whites across key…
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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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