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Kony 2012

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UPDATE: When I started writing this blog yesterday there were just under a million views of the KONY 2012 video.

It's gone viral. More than 19 million people have watched on...

If the world is watching.

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I realize I'm outnumbered.

I'm one of a handful of people in Minnesota, and probably North America, who actually cares about soccer, and probably part of an even lesser number who cares...

Making (revised) history.

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Osama bin Laden is dead.

The second those words flashed across the screen Sunday night, I knew people across the world would be reacting. Ten years of searching for this man and suddenly...

Backtracking Across Europe.

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My passport expired yesterday.

It doesn't sound like that big of a deal, and the reality is— I should be relieved.  The little blue book that gets me in and out of the country looks...

Will the real Sarah Nelson please stand up?

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My name is kind of the female equivalence of "John Smith." There are A LOT of Sarah Nelsons on planet earth.


In fact, I know there's a least three or four in the Brainerd...

Spring is in the air...sort of.

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By the way the weather looks right now, you would never know there was a spring-snowmegeddon pounding the Brainerd lakes area this morning.

It's so beautiful outside, I would totally pull...

Battle: LA

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I hate Los Angeles. That city takes everything that is great about California and ruins it. I might be a little biased. I am after all from Sacramento and we tend to have a bit of an inferiority...

It only Geotz better.

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When Abby Geotz contacted me a few weeks ago to nominate her mom for an Everyday People feature, I had no idea how big of a story I was getting. **

Like, we're talking history channel...

You say you want a revolution.

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In my previous life,  I was a teacher. I taught high school seniors. 18-year-old children who desperately wanted the world to know how grown up they were. It was of course my job to make sure...

Ayiti se fò. Ayiti ap siviv.

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Ten years ago this month I boarded a plane for an island country I knew little about and, frankly, had never really given much thought. I was 18, I didn't give a lot of thought to a lot of things...