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It Is Time To Take A Stand About The Law Enforcement Narrative…

I am tired of the “bad cop” narrative. I have seen far too much of this narrative over the past few years and it is time for us to step back and rationally reflect on why so many folks are willing to perpetuate it, or conversely, are not willing to rebut it. Regardless of what others…
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United We Stand

I will make this brief because the video I am sharing with you today is more important than my words. As you may be aware, I teach at NDSU. In one of my classes we have been discussing social epidemics and the ways to effectively spread messages. In light of the current division in the country, I challenged…
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North Dakota Road Sign with dramatic clouds and sky.

Let’s Talk About “The North Dakota Way”

I am at my limit in regard to the ad campaign that keeps telling me that Measure 4 is not the “North Dakota Way.”  The campaign seeks to shoot down Measure 4 by blanketing the airwaves with ads, peppering every tobacco retailer with signs, and filling voters’ mailboxes with a seemingly endless onslaught of red,…
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Burned Into My Soul…

Today is the six year anniversary of the Galleria fire. It is difficult to believe it was six years ago, I can recall so many of the moments in the week after the fire like they were yesterday – they are burned into my soul. I still remember watching the fire in disbelief as multiple fire…
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I Like Being Naked.

Today I inadvertently left the house without my phone. It did not realize that I was without it until I arrived at the university. My initial reaction was a sense of mental confusion – almost as if I had lost my bearings. It was kind of like those dreams you have where you are the…
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