Category Archives: Beauty

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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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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#tbt DeSmet 2015

Two years ago, this week, Kelly and I visited DeSmet, SD, one of the homes of Laura Ingalls Wilder.

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Gratitude List (Apr. 26 – May 3)

Teaching my final class of the semester! Lunch club at Noodles & Co. Good meeting about upcoming construction near my lab Testing the latest version of a colleague’s cosmic ray detector app on my phone Dinner at Pizza Ranch Making … Continue reading

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Come to our Concert Sunday! Listen in Person or on Facebook!

To listen live, come to the SDSM&T Music Center (Map). To listen on Facebook wherever you are, go the the SDSM&T Music Center page.

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Time flies like an arrow. Fruit files like a banana.

Time flies like an arrow. Fruit files like a banana. With those two sentences, my colleague at the School of Mines, Dr. Toni Logar, illustrates the difficulty computers have in understanding the English language. For more of her fascinating interview, click … Continue reading

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Books of 2016: A Review

At the start of 2016, I had a list of 18 books I wanted to read during the year. I added 2 more during the year for a total of 20. Of these, I finished 7. Some of the rest, … Continue reading

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The rescuers rode bicycles!

In 2016, the Facebook algorithm showed me stories of four people who rescued others from horrible situations. They were separated by thousands of miles and three years, but they had one thing in common: the rescuers rode bicycles! These four … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 57

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 57 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 56

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 56 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state

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