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My Ethnic Food – A Musical Tribute to “Lake Wobegon Cuisine”

I am at a potluck in Minneapolis, Minnesota. The hostess has asked us each to bring a dish that reflects our ethnic food. There is a huge and glorious spread from all over the world: African peanut stew, Thai noodles, … Continue reading

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Jewels – Reflections from the Dark

It’s the dark time of year here in the north country where I live. In addition to the oh-so-short daylight, we have had a long run of cloudy and foggy weather. I am missing the luminous presence of snow cover. … Continue reading

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40,000 Singing Norwegians

Thursday 40,000 (that’s right, 40,000) Norwegians showed up to sing in the square near the courtroom where Anders Behring Breivik is on trial for murdering 77 people last year. Breivik cited the song, a Norwegian version of a song by … Continue reading

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Diversity and Inclusion: What’s Voice Got To Do With It?

I recently offered a Full Voice presentation for a group of diversity and inclusion managers at a large financial institution. Expressions like, “we need every voice at the table” or “everyone must have a voice in this organization” inevitably arise … Continue reading

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