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Human-caused global climate change is one of the most complex issues facing society today. It is a global problem felt on local scales that cuts across many dimensions — science, economics, society, politics, and moral and ethical questions. It is here today, will be around for decades and c…

In 2008 I ran for election to the Jordan City Council. Finished sixth out of seven candidates for four seats. So, wanting to be involved somehow, I finagled a seat on what was then called the Parks and Recreation Commission (AKA Park Board). When I showed up for the first meeting, I and one …

I’ve been kind of not paying a lot of attention to the County Board lately — at least until this election came up. The thing that jumps out at me now is how few challengers there are for board seats. Usually, good-paying jobs with little or no qualifications required will draw tons of applications.

I was shopping at Radermacher’s the other day and met an old friend — oh, wait — he wouldn’t want me to describe him as “old.” Let’s say he’s full of life’s lessons, and I’ve known him for years.

I am so grateful to all the Minnesotans that are taking this pandemic seriously and doing such a good job of flattening the curve. Though it may not seem like it you are saving lives, it is first and foremost what we need to be doing right now.

What happens when we design a god in our own image? Our western cultural god seems a bit like Santa — pretty benign, yet can conveniently be used to scare children into good behavior. They still haven’t figured out that everyone ends up getting presents; just like everyone ends up going to h…

With 2019 behind us, I wanted to reach out to help inform the Jordan community what the city has recently been up to and highlight an opportunity for you to help guide Jordan’s future. In March, the City of Jordan will be distributing its annual community survey. Your input is more valuable …

It has been said the impeachment proceedings are a waste of taxpayer money. What’s truly a waste of our money is all of the millions and millions of dollars spent on travel and security detail while this president plays golf. At his own properties. These impeachment proceedings are unfortuna…

Two weeks ago the Jordan City Council, acting on advice of the city’s planning commission passed an amended conditional use permit for a local business. The amendment allows resomation — an environmentally friendly body disposal process using pressurized, heated water and lye to reduce a bod…

Last weekend I held a listening session for members of the community and advocates on the issue of affordable insulin. I want to thank everyone that came to share experiences and frustrations about affording insulin and managing life with diabetes. I thought one of the people who attended su…

I am often asked my opinion on the best workout routine for losing weight. People ask me about high reps verses low reps, light weight vs. heavy weight, and isolation exercises vs. compound exercises. If you watch TV, browse the internet, or talk with other human beings chances are you find …

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