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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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Gratitude (June 6 – 12)

Getting the front lawn mowed Starting a new batch of sauerkraut (June 6) My wife harvesting more kale from our garden Being able to delegate responsibility  E-mail conversation with a friend Watching my wife’s church softball team play and win … Continue reading

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Gratitude (May 23 – June 5)

Helping my wife install some new light-blocking shades in our bedroom windows Important and encouraging meetings with colleagues Allen Sherman Seeing Black Panther at The Elks Our departmental meeting with the University’s President Good conversation with a long time friend My … Continue reading

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Gratitude (May 2 – 22)

Getting our lab mostly packed an inventoried for a temporary relocation over the summer. Taking possession of our new vehicle The willingness of the seller to go the extra mile to resolve some last-minute difficulties. My grad students did a … Continue reading

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