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To Err is to be Human

Photo by niu niu Are elections entirely free of errors? No. Does every single person do the correct thing when voting? No. Humans design elections,

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What about Absentee Ballots?

  Have you heard this one before? “I received two absentee ballots in the mail!” someone exclaims. “Election fraud!” “I got three,” another voter cries.

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Photo from Unsplash If you have any concerns about election integrity, the best way to learn more is to actually help run one. Sign up

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Black Girl and Catherine

My Big, Scary Pivot

After sharing my life with sheep, goats, and llamas for 25 years, it’s been hard to find anything to write about that’s as challenging as

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The Big Pivot

About Me

After twenty-five years on the farm, I’m adjusting to the adventures of city life. Part of that adjustment is figuring out what I want to write about now, since sheep are no longer part of my daily life. I’m challenging myself creatively by painting with pastels and playing the ukelele as I seek my new writing path.

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Clean Water Land & Legacy

Catherine Friend is a fiscal year 2021 recipient of a Creative Support for Individuals grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board. This activity is made possible by the voters of Minnesota through a grant from the Minnesota State Arts Board, thanks to a legislative appropriation from the arts and cultural heritage fund.