from Family-In-Law by Michael Boulette
…it’s uncommon enough to see victory pulled from the jaws of defeat when both parties are parents.
The odds are even worse when a non-parent (grandparent, step-parent, or otherwise) is dealt a loss at the trial court and tries again on appeal.
Our law provides a place for grandparents’ rights, but it’s far from robust.
Which is what makes Hansen v. Hason, A14-1063 (Minn. Ct. App. Jul. 13, 2015), decided just a few weeks ago, so remarkable.
from Thoughtful Bastards by Paul Udstrand, James Kaagegaabaw Vukelich, and Carter Meland
On one hand Playboy is just a magazine, one man’s ultimately successful attempt to make a fortune and live the good life himself. In another way, the “Good Life” Playboy promotes represents a Western Culture that places man outside of an objectified nature that exists solely for human gratification. The problem with Playboy’s notion of a “Good Life” is it may put human beings on a collision course our own extinction.
from Stubble by Tom Johnson
Truthfully, I’ve been keeping my beard and long hair, specifically for my driver’s license photo. I guess I wanted something official to encapsulate this period in my life, and I wanted a funny driver’s license picture. I watched in line as people in front of me would have their picture taken a few times until they got a flattering shot. I decided, “I’m just gonna go with the first one”. The guy took the photo, showed me and said, “do you like it?” I said “yep”. He said “OK”. I couldn’t believe they let me keep it, with the nasty glare. I am pretty please with the result, yes.
from Minnesota Prairie Roots by Audrey Kletscher Helbling
From 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. this Saturday, August 22, the Faribault community comes together in Central Park for this 10th annual celebration of diversity. International Festival Faribault aims to promote an understanding between cultures and to unite the community with music, dance, art, ethnic foods and merchandise.
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