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The Good Wife Works – On race and culture

The Good Wife Works – On race and culture

Feb. 18 |   “There are no ni**ers here. The people here, they still have their self-respect, their pride.” Richard Pryor (1940-2005)    There is only the Human Race; there is no legitimacy to “race” based on adaptations of human hair and skin...

The Good Wife Works – On happiness and its enemies

The Good Wife Works – On happiness and its enemies

Oct. 9 |   “Doing what you like is freedom, liking what you do is happiness.” (from a Selby Ave. storefront)   We have the keys to happiness within us: our brain. Sex and exercise, learning and curiosity are the keys. Curiosity and novelty alleviate...

The Good Wife Works – Rappers bite, but is it right?

The Good Wife Works – Rappers bite, but is it right?

Sep. 11 | I vow never to go back to a Spoken Word event again. The “n” word, H. Colbert wrote, “Is the most harmful word in the English language to describe African Americans.” Like a poke in the eye, the “f” word hurts. Perhaps that’s the point,...

Designer poverty: Come to the Twin Cities — we do it right!

Designer poverty: Come to the Twin Cities — we do it right!

Apr. 17 |       By Don Allen Guest Commentator   There is something to be said about organizations, politicians and community spokespersons who become ingrained in the process of using humans as a way to gain access for nonprofit funding...

When times get tough, you drastically adjust

When times get tough, you drastically adjust

Jun. 20 |   There’s a great deal to be said for calling your own shots. It’s a very attractive aspect of professionally freelancing, not having to punch in and out at the time clock. However, as Jackson Browne sang, “It ain’t bad work if you can...