Gratitude, Part 24 (Jan. 25 – 31, 2014)

  1. Recovered from the jet lag induced by my trip to Japan
  2. The very helpful NSF CAREER proposal development webinar
  3. Phone connection worked well for the webinar
  4. Internet connection worked well for the webinar
  5. Posting photos of my trip to Japan
  6. Returning to the friends and routine in Rapid City
  7. Installing a new light fixture in the kitchen with my wife
  8. Attending the physics lunch (Jan. 29, 2014)
  9. The first Faculty/Grad. Student social in the Physics Dept. (Jan. 30, 2014)
  10. Interesting Lunch and Learn event (Jan. 30, 2014)
  11. Being back in our small group (the Just Us League)
  12. Inspiring presentation by astronaut Col. Mike Fincke (Jan. 31, 2014)
  13. Talking with my friend Gary on Skype (Jan. 31, 2014)
  14. I was invited to give a colloquium at Black Hills State University
  15. 75% of the way to my goal for this list
  16. Enjoying being back in band
  17. Many of my postcards arrived at their destinations
  18. One my students was able to attend an important meeting while I was in Japan
  19. While I was able to keep in touch with colleagues while in Japan, I am grateful to be back so that I can communicate with them in person.
  20. Attended first faculty search committee meeting of the semester

Total: 773
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