Monthly Archives: October 2016

My first blog entry for my former church!

During the Move United gathering on Aug. 21, Beth noted something that I have often thought about the Old Testament. While reading the story of King David returning the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem (II Samuel 6:6-19), she said, … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Oct. 19-25)

My Colloquium at SDSM&T went well The contractors have finally started installing new siding on our house! Helping my wife start a batch of soup Reading for The Wobbly Table (Oct. 20) Good discussion of systemic racism at the Wobbly … Continue reading

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Our Choices 2016: Candidates

The presidential candidates have received most of the attention, as usual, this election season; however, my sample ballot has 16 candidates in 6┬áraces and 10 ballot measures. Here are my main sources for informing my choices on these important, though … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Oct. 12 – 18)

Talking outside on a beautiful sunny day (Oct. 16) Good discussion on how grief has changed us at The Well Surprise pizza from my wife My class went fairly well (Oct. 17) Clearing a backlog of homework and exam grade … Continue reading

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I’ll by giving the SDSM&T Physics Colloquium Oct. 20

  Title: “Current and Future U.S. Long-Baseline Neutrino Experiments: NOvA and DUNE” Abstract: Long-baseline neutrino experiments study beams of neutrinos near their source and at a far detector several hundred kilometers away. We study the changes in the beams between … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Oct. 5-11)

A friend gave us a ride to the airport (Oct. 5) Safe flight from RAP to MSP Finding a new favorite restaurant (French Meadow Bakery) at MSP airport Safe and on-time flight from MSP to CMH (John Glen International Airport … Continue reading

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Our Choices 2016: Ballot Measures

The presidential candidates have received most of the attention, as usual, this election season; however, my sample ballot has 16 candidates in 6┬áraces and 10 ballot measures. Here are my main sources for informing my choices on these important, though … Continue reading

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Sioux Tribal Divisions in South Dakota Explained – YouTube

A little late for Native American Day, but I found this explainer very helpful.

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Gratitude List (Sep. 28 – Oct. 4)

Physics Lunch Club at Millstone (Sep. 28) Contractors called me back after several messages Electrician finished running new coaxial cables into our house My wife’s help clearing the office for the cable installation Deeply informative presentation on generational poverty (Sep. … Continue reading

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Help Me Turn a UFO into an IFO

At a dark sky star party, something appeared in the northern sky around 7pm on Oct. 1 that looked like a bright star very near the position of Polaris. It was far too bright to be Polaris or any other … Continue reading

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