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From the Editor…A man who made a difference

December 13, 2013 in Pine Journal

In some ways, the world changes very quickly. I was reminded of that when Nelson Mandela died last week and I considered the tremendous changes that have occurred in South Africa during my life, which has been only half as long as his so far.
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Garage Sale Madness

June 21, 2013 in Pine Journal

In the not-so-distant past, I used to enjoy the gradual appearance of garage sale signs at two main intersections in Cloquet. Coinciding with the arrival of spring, they were entrepreneurial blossoms, greeting the warmer weather while perched on their own manmade stems.
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From the Editor..Everything is better when you talk about it

May 17, 2013 in Pine Journal

In the first audience question at last week’s “Into the Light” panel discussion on mental illness, the person who wrote the question was looking for practical tips for dealing with stigma misconceptions, bias, ignorance about mental illness.
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From the Editor – Grow up and compromise

January 5, 2013 in Pine Journal

The problem is the people who absolutely will not give an inch.
Whether you’re talking about the fiscal cliff fiasco in Congress, the abortion versus choice debate or gun control, 90 percent of the Continue Reading