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Ethiopia 101

Ethiopia is a landlocked nation in northeastern Africa. Unlike the rest of the continent, Ethiopia avoided colonialization, though the brief Italian occupation (from 1936-41) is still evident by the pastas

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ANSA: More Than an Acronym

What’s in an acronym? Usually neither the acronym itself, nor the upper case words that form it, provides a true understanding of what the abbreviation means. I just returned from

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Feeding Soul and Body

I am a committed advocate for the arts in the Twin Cities. Our household supports the WalkerArtCenter, the Minneapolis Institute of Arts, and Minnesota Public Radio. We have season tickets

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Hunger Can't Wait

There is a global food crisis. We hear about it in the media. We are shocked by the escalating prices when we go grocery shopping. Food shelves and pantry programs

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Food Disconnect

The other morning, as I do every day, I was listening to public radio as I was getting ready for work. The subject was the global food crisis and the

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Your Philanthropy Portfolio

For most of my career I have worked in the non-profit sector where there have been numerous rewards, but financial gain was not really one of them. I managed to

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Summer Grilling

Even though spring seems to refuse to arrive in Minnesota this year, the deck in the backyard is ready for summer. The table and chairs are positioned and the grill

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It makes me feel good.

I have very few memories of being in first grade except for an overpowering fear and dislike of my first grade teacher. OK, it was more than dislike. My mother

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Cape Town Travelogue: Part 7

From Boulders, you will continue along a scenic drive towards Cape Point. In the past I have stopped to watch whales in the water below the road. I’ve also had

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Cape Town Travelogue: Part 6

Just as I can’t imagine anyone traveling to South Africa and not going to wine country, no trip to the Cape would be complete without visiting Cape Point and the

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