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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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Our Concert is Tonight!

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Want encouragement about the younger generation?

Be a judge at the High Planes Regional Science and Engineering Fair, which will be held on Wednesday, April 4, 2018 in the King Center at the South Dakota School of Mines & Technology. Judge Registration Deadline March 21, 2018. I have … Continue reading

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I voted Yes

I voted early today in favor of the water rate changes for Rapid City. I’m happy to discuss why if you contact me privately.

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Gratitude (Jan. 31 – Feb. 6)

Being able to do laundry on my trip The view of Geneva from the towers of the Cathedral St. Pierre Delicious cheese fondue for the collaboration dinner Visiting the prototype DUNE detectors Time to explore Geneva before I returned home … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Jan. 17 – 23, 2017)

Ordering cake for my birthday party Helping someone in the grocery store My work laptop repairs are finally finished! Longer term planning for my class Dinner with my wife at a nice restaurant Organizing the vote to choose our next … Continue reading

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Campus Community Fireball Run on campus tomorrow

Good Morning, Tomorrow, the Fireball Run is coming to Rapid City. If you haven’t heard of the Fireball Run, it is factual series that follows the story of 40 road warrior teams challenged with locating some of the most interesting, … Continue reading

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Happy Mother’s Day

Happy Mother’s Day to some of the women who made me possible! Below, from right to left, are my mother Anita, her mother Lucille, and her mother Agnes. Thank you for everything!

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Mourning Friday

Yes, “Friday is good because of Sunday,” but I wish we used the German term for this day: Karfreitag (Mourning Friday). Yes, “Sunday’s coming,” but it is not here yet. Skipping to Sunday skips the real and necessary grief that … Continue reading

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Being the Older Brother in Luke 15 – Move United

My latest blog entry for Move United, our church when we lived in Columbus. Of all the parables of Jesus, the one with the most impact on my life is commonly known as “The Prodigal Son” (Luke 15:1-2, 11-32). Despite … Continue reading

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