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The University of Minnesota's Department of
American Indian Studies is launching a new online Ojibwe People's

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Forum of Fargo Moorhead: “As oil activity increases in western North Dakota, concerns about the environment and water protection are growing as well. State regulators take concerns about water quality in the Oil Patch ‘very seriously’ and have safeguar…

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We have been impressed with the kinds of stories offered through the Christian Science Monitor, and the quality of them, over the years.  We hope you enjoy them, along with the ones we have been bringing you from Minnesota Public Radio News.

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We hope you are like the new news links on a more frequent basis. Soon, I hope to figure out how to add other news sources so we may have more national and international news.

– Richard Chandler

“Eighty percent of success is showing up.”

“I had a terrible education. I attended a […]

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“Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.”

– William Butler Yeats (1865-1939)

The best teachers that I have studied under in many diverse subject areas, as well as my current music teachers, are the ‘fire-lighting’ kind. They teach by inspiring. Enthusiastically revealing knowledge as the most exciting of […]

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“Have no friends not equal to yourself.”

– Confucius (551 – 497 BC)

My wife Bonnett and I recently attended our class reunion. We were both struck by how gracious our classmates and their guests were. There was a feeling of equanimity and warmth. As people asked each other questions about where the other now […]

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“All art is autobiographical. The pearl is the oyster’s autobiography.”

– Federico Fellini (1920-1984)

“Good judgment comes from experience, and often experience comes from bad judgment.”

– Rita Mae Brown (1944- )

“A good photograph is knowing where to stand.”

– Ansel Adams (1902-1984)

For me, all three of these quotations point to a […]

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“The notes I handle no better than many pianists. But the pauses between the notes – ah, that is where the art resides!”

– Arthur Schnabel (1882-1951)

I resonate with this quote because, for me, the most engaging way to listen to music is by reverberating within the space between the notes, as if I […]

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“Most rock journalism is people who can’t write interviewing people who can’t talk for people who can’t read.”

“All the good music has already been written by people with wigs and stuff.”

– Frank Zappa (1940-1993)

For me, the story of Frank Zappa’s life is fascinating. The incredible quantity of original work he created, drawn […]

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“No man is an island… entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as if a manor of thy friend’s or of thine own were: […]

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Just as appetite comes from eating, so work brings inspiration, if inspiration is not discernible at the beginning.”

– Igor Stravinsky (1882-1971)

With this jewel of wisdom, Stravinsky shares one of the most pragmatic ways for all of us to get a whole lot more done in our lives. While we might hope that the […]

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“The most successful people are those who are good at Plan B.”

– James Yorke (1941- )

Have you ever felt that the bulk of your life amounted to doing your best to make your ‘Plan B’ work, despite recurrent longings to somehow get back to working from a Plan A? Well if this describes […]

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“I am always doing that which I cannot do, in order that I may learn how to do it.”

– Pablo Picasso (1881-1973)

In this Picasso quotation, we are given a gift of immeasurable value. It is a master key to creating, not only in the arts; it is equally applicable to any field of […]

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“I know the price of success: dedication, hard work, and an unremitting devotion to the things you want to see happen.”

– Frank Lloyd Wright (1867-1959)

Working on quotes, introductions to them as well as writing and posting these articles takes Bonnett and I a block of time each day. So we are very appreciative […]

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“Meditation is the breeze that comes in when you leave the window open; but if you deliberately keep it open, deliberately invite it to come, it will never appear.”

– J. Krishnamurti (1895-1986)

This Krishnamurti quotation, while about meditation, alludes to a principle that may be helpful to you, as it has been to me, […]

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“The entrepreneur is essentially a visualizer and an actualizer. He can visualize something, and when he visualizes it he sees exactly how to make it happen.”

– Robert G. Schwartz, Distinguished Professor of Entrepreneurial Studies

Mr. Schwartz has one of the most impressive vita’s I have ever read. It is 29 pages long and full […]

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“There was once a town in the heart of America where all life seemed to live in harmony with its surroundings … Then a strange blight crept over the area and everything began to change … There was a strange stillness … The few birds seen anywhere were moribund; they trembled violently and could not […]

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