Category Archives: Participation

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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Every dollar matched until midnight July 4

Whether we celebrate Independence Day proudly, think we have nothing to celebrate, or celebrate it as “Victory over Custer Day,” I hope we can all agree that the opportunity to bring freedom and justice to those who need it is … Continue reading

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My Speech from the Rapid City March for Science

Amazingly, a recording of (almost) my entire speech is on the South Dakota Public Radio website! It is missing a part of the beginning due to issues involving sound system problems and a bullhorn. You can listen by pressing play … Continue reading

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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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Review of Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department

Investigation of the Ferguson Police Department by United States Department of Justice Civil Rights Division My rating: 5 of 5 stars I wish I could simply quote the entire report for this review since it is so important to understanding … Continue reading

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Yelp Includes Bike Parking!

Looks like I’ll be using Yelp more often now. In 2015, Yelp incorporated bike parking into reviews. There was no fanfare, but it is a big deal. Source: Yelp is on its way | PeopleForBikes

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Our Choices 2016: Candidates

The presidential candidates have received most of the attention, as usual, this election season; however, my sample ballot has 16 candidates in 6 races and 10 ballot measures. Here are my main sources for informing my choices on these important, though … Continue reading

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Our Choices 2016: Ballot Measures

The presidential candidates have received most of the attention, as usual, this election season; however, my sample ballot has 16 candidates in 6 races and 10 ballot measures. Here are my main sources for informing my choices on these important, though … Continue reading

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How to Vote in November – Paul Borthwick

Source: How to Vote in November – Paul Borthwick I would like to just quote Mr. Borthwick’s post verbatim, but I will just give you the most important points for me: As a Christian, I am challenged to keep control … Continue reading

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Donated Blood

Today, I donated blood for the first time in South Dakota. In addition to helping others, I learned the units in which blood iron levels are measured (g/dL) and that the people operating the drive did not know what those … Continue reading

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