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Gratitude (Feb. 15 – 21)

Seeing Moana with my wife and children of our friends Recognizing one of the constellations in the night sky in Moana Buying tickets for a German dinner next month The day off for Presidents’ Day Beautiful weather this weekend (Feb. 18-20) Participating … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Jan. 25 – 31)

I’m getting better at playing the tuba with facial hair My beard has filled in nicely Making chicken a la king Making mashed potatoes Helping my wife transplant herbs into bigger pots Cleaning off a table in preparation for a … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Dec. 21-27)

​Good food at many places Taco place open late Finding clothes Buying cards for next year Writing year-end cards for this year Writing our year-end letter Finding good pictures for the letter Warm weather Missing the blizzard in Rapid City … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Dec. 14-20)

Successfully submitting my grades for the semester. Getting the bathroom cleaned and ready for guests after being sick Feeling fully recovered after my illness Getting updates about electing our new Spokesperson on DUNE (Dec. 16) Safely driving to the winter … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Oct. 5-11)

A friend gave us a ride to the airport (Oct. 5) Safe flight from RAP to MSP Finding a new favorite restaurant (French Meadow Bakery) at MSP airport Safe and on-time flight from MSP to CMH (John Glen International Airport … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Sep. 7 – 13)

We did well in our first group “playing test” in Symphonic Band A meeting with a student and ADA counselor went well My class went well (Sep. 7) My parents and sister had a safe drive to South Dakota I … Continue reading

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Gratitude List (Aug. 24-30)

Meeting with an old friend from high school while they were visiting Rapid City! Meeting my wife’s colleagues at the President’s welcome picnic Starting to implement an active learning technique in my graduate physics class First group meeting of the … Continue reading

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Homemade Marshmallows! (Part 3)

Batch  7 (Apr. 9-10): This was the first batch for which I used the Cooking for Engineers recipe. This is close to twice the size of the previous batches and also calls for the syrup to be heated to 250℉. … Continue reading

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Homemade Marshmallows! (Part 2)

Batch 4 (Mar. 9-10): I used the same procedure as Batch 3, but whisked for less time to account for the lower temperatures. Specifically, 4 minutes on medium, 4 minutes on medium-high, and approximately 2 minutes on high. This batch turned … Continue reading

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Gratitude (Apr. 20 – 26)

Learning important information at the department staff meeting (Apr. 20) My students’ progress in researching lab equipment and information sources Finishing our last band rehearsal of the semester. Our church group deciding to take a “field trip” to our concert! … Continue reading

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