Category Archives: Gratitude Lists

Gratitude (Sep. 6 – 12)

Being informed of and correcting a small problem in our experimental electronics. The data from the new setup looks like it should Finding and correcting a mathematical error in our proposal before we submitted it. Finishing all of my assigned … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Aug. 30 – Sep. 5)

Helping my wife buy exercise equipment and make space for it. Unpacking and/or removing several boxes left from our move Preparing to donate some of the things we unpacked Drafting an important letter Working with a colleague on a puzzle … Continue reading

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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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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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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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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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Gratitude (July 11 – July 17)

New shoelaces to replace my fraying old ones. Participating in the Downtown Master Plan open house (July 11) Community meal with friends Playing trains with the daughter of the community meal hosts Watching videos with her Physics lunch club at … Continue reading

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Gratitude (July 5 – July 11)

Our electrician removed unneeded cables from our house Important conversation with a colleague Having a job flexible enough for me to attend the town hall meeting by our lone Congressional representative Kristi Noem Enough interest to pack the town hall … Continue reading

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Gratitude (June 28 – July 4)

Rain for our garden (June 28) Watching Red Green with my wife Learning more about how to power the department telescope without an electrical outlet July 3 and 4 off from work Deciding on a cloud backup for our computers My wife’s … Continue reading

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Gratitude (June 17 – 27)

Skype conversation with a good friend (June 26) Preparing for the next step in commissioning of our radon monitor Watching my wife’s team play (and win one game) in the church softball league The opportunity to “keep the book” for … Continue reading

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