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#TBT: My last film photograph

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Here There Be Dragons, and I am Grateful

After the very bad news, I want to remember that I have many things to be grateful for. One of them is the DreamWorks Dragons franchise. I was a bit late to discovering it. I knew the first movie (How … Continue reading

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Tenure Denied

In case anyone reads this blog and not my Facebook feed. From the president of the University: “I regret to inform you that your request for tenure and promotion to Associate Professor has not been recommended for approval by the … Continue reading

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Watching Classic Doctor Who: The First Two Doctors

As a lifelong science fiction fan, I took a surprisingly long time to start watching¬†Doctor Who. I finally started in August 2017, in part because most of the classic episodes are airing on our local RetroTV affiliate, and I can … Continue reading

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A 4″ telescope, a smartphone camera, and a little patience…

This was taken with my Moto e4 camera through 30 mm eyepiece on a Bausch & Lomb Criterion 4000 4″ telescope at a star party hosted by the Black Hills Astronomical Society. I was testing a small telescope donated to … Continue reading

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Gratitude (July 18 – Aug. 8)

The public library bought a copy of Doctor Who: The Tenth Planet at my suggestion! I watched the first episode on July 18 The bike shop completed several repairs on my bike, and now I have it back Reading more … Continue reading

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Gratitude (June 27 – July 17)

Catching up with food friends in our spiritual community Watching Golden Girls with my wife Taking new pictures of our garden Sunny weather after all of rain recently (July 1) Watching my wife and her church softball team win two … Continue reading

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Gratitude (June 20-26)

Taking in our vacuum for servicing Cooking a whole frozen crab for the first time Great music and important history at the Rapid City Municipal Band Saying goodbye to a friend before an international assignment Conversation with a colleague about … Continue reading

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Gratitude (June 13-19)

Lots of rain for our garden Eating fresh peas out of the garden Reorganizing our entertainment system to better hide wires and reduce clutter. Being able to quickly return a defective Blu-ray player for a full refund A new optical … Continue reading

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#TBT: Mini Me

This is me a long time ago. I took this picture from a family¬†genealogy book, which was written when I was in fourth grade (1990). I’m glad I finally grew into those teeth!

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