Open Arms of Minnesota

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Month: December 2008

A Gift from A Client

Christmas Eve is always a hectic day at Open Arms with everyone working hard to package and deliver meals as early as possible so that our clients, as well as

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My Christmas Carol

Being of Scandinavian descent, my family immigrated to this country from Norway shortly after the Civil War, I sometimes think I’m genetically predisposed to exhibiting bah humbug-like behavior this time

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Holiday Message

I’m optimistic about the future. People sometimes say I’m naive or a Pollyanna, but it’s not that at all. My optimism is firmly rooted in my life experiences and is

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World AIDS Day 2008

Another World AIDS Day, December 1, has come and gone. Usually my disappointment about World AIDS Day centers on the lack of media attention the day receives in this country.

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Remembering Sibongile

This story was originally published in my book, Never Give Up: Vignettes from Sub-Saharan Africa in the Age of AIDS. The other day I was rummaging through some files looking

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