Monthly Archives: August 2017

Gratitude (Aug. 23 – 29)

Good meetings with students (Aug. 23) Lunch club at Murphy’s More progress in deciding responsibilities for our departmental review Meeting a colleague’s baby Our first University Band rehearsal of the semester We have three tuba players in the band Watching … Continue reading

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My SD Mines Colleagues Present Real Science At Comic Con

There is a difference between science and science fiction, of course. But the two converge at events like Comic Con. https://cpa.ds.npr.org/sdpb/audio/2017/08/080817–science_fiction_v_reality–feature_mp3.mp3 Source: Scientists Present Real Science At Comic Con | SDPB Radio

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Gratitude (Aug. 16 – 22)

Seeing a total solar eclipse for the first time Enjoying it with colleagues and students Being able to drive people to the eclipse Having very little traffic on the drives Fun conversations with people on the trip who were very … Continue reading

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My Award Winning Photographs

Much to my surprise, I am officially an award-winning photographer! I won two blue ribbons at the Central States Fair in the Open Class Division 15 (Photography) Adult Amateur class (Class A). The photographs are in two different categories (lots) … Continue reading

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Eclipse!

When I consider your heavens,     the work of your fingers, the moon and the stars,     which you have set in place, what is mankind that you are mindful of them,     human beings that you care for them? –Psalm 8:2-3 (NIV) … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Aug. 9 – 15)

Having dinner with my wife at Sabor Buying new pants, including an unexpected deal Good meeting with a colleague about our departmental review Starting to set up another experiment for my fall class Choosing a textbook for the fall class … Continue reading

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Totality – 6 Days

Total solar eclipses are common. In this century (2001-2100), 75 total (or hybrid) eclipses will occur somewhere on Earth. However, a solar eclipse within a 3 hour drive of my home is rare, and that is what will happen exactly … Continue reading

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Gratitude (July 18 – Aug. 8, 2017)

This summer has been busy, so I haven’t been writing as much as I would like, but here I am now with a three-week gratitude list. A wound on my hand seems to be healing well Quick medical appointment to … Continue reading

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