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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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Apollo 8: Christmas at the Moon

Christmas Eve, 1968. As one of the most turbulent, tragic years in American history drew to a close, millions around the world were watching and listening as the Apollo 8 astronauts – Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and Bill Anders – … Continue reading

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My first blog entry for my former church!

During the Move United gathering on Aug. 21, Beth noted something that I have often thought about the Old Testament. While reading the story of King David returning the Ark of the Covenant to Jerusalem (II Samuel 6:6-19), she said, … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 60

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 60 stars if the Six Californias initiative had been successful and Puerto Rico became a state and The District of Columbia … Continue reading

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Stars on the Flag: 59

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 59 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: 58

For an explanation of this post and the origin of these designs, see the Introduction. We would have needed a flag of 58 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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High Hopes For DUNE At Sanford Lab | SDPB Radio

150 scientists from 27 countries are meeting on the DUNE project at the School of Mines campus this week.   You can find more information on the events here. Previous to now, great scientists would have to leave South Dakota to … Continue reading

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Do you have a Question for the Presidential Candidates?

President Clinton, Trump, Sanders, Cruz, Kasich, or someone else will govern a nation in which scientific and engineering questions play an increasingly important in our present and future. This is not just for Sigma Xi members. Anyone can vote and … Continue reading

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