Category Archives: Gratitude Lists

Gratitude (Feb. 14 – 20)

Voting early Meeting with and helping a graduate student progress Making dinner for my wife and myself. Brass sectionals in University Band Inclusion Committee Meeting was short but useful Interesting and fun simulation of cross-cultural difficulties at the Rapid City … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Feb. 7 – 13)

Attending the latest “coffee with planners” of Rapid City Short but good conversation with a friend (Feb. 7) Good video conversation with a friend via the internet Being back in band after my trip Good food, conversation, and friends at … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Jan. 24 – 30)

The life and influence of my friend and teacher Craig Lehmeier Fun band rehearsal I was well-prepared for class My new lunch experiment (reuben wrap with homemade sauerkraut) seems to be working well. Calling in to a meeting where my … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Dec. 13, 2017 – Jan. 16, 2018)

Having my boot zipper fixed quickly and affordably Big group for Physics Lunch Club at Mongolian Grill A former student visiting for Lunch Club Seeing Neither Wolf Nor Dog at The Elks Being married for 8 years All of the … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Dec. 6 – 12)

Learning how to improve the sound quality and crop some of my video recordings My interview with SDPB is online The people who have complimented me or otherwise responded positively to the interview Booking the venue for an upcoming celebration … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Nov. 15 – Dec. 5, 2017)

Thanksgiving and the end of the semester have been busy times, and I have not kept up on my gratitude lists. To make up for the gap, here is a triple-length edition! My new 128 GB USB drive arrived The … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Nov. 8 – 14)

Major cleaning and organization of our home office A student helping me fix an error with our Entertainment PC Learning how to transfer VHS tapes to digital format using our Entertainment PC Good food and conversation at our church’s weekly pot … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Nov. 1 – 7)

Attending 3 of the faculty forums for SDSM&T Presidential candidates Good and short meeting about our department website Dinner with my wife before band rehearsal My wife auditioned for a solo in our upcoming concert My student returned safely from … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Oct. 25 – 31)

Catching up with friends and their little boy Productive Institutional Board meeting Connecting my graduate student with other members of the collaboration Chicago style pizza with two graduate students Tasty appetizers before the pizza Catching up with other friends while … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Oct. 18-24)

Making apple crisp with my wife for friends Good conversation and catching up with friends over dinner Good meeting with student Meeting a member of the band I had not met before Borrowing a piece of equipment from a colleague … Continue reading

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