Milestones…

18 years ago, I attended my oldest child’s high school graduation with my youngest child on my lap.  Sarah was just shy of 18 at the time and Cheyenne was eight-weeks old. I remember the moment with absolute clarity.  It was, in so many ways, both surreal and life affirming. I fully appreciated in that moment how…
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There Is Definitely A Hole In The Bag!

I saw a shirt the other day that read, “You may not have lost all your marbles, but there is definitely a hole in the bag.” My goodness, I resemble that remark. These days my marble bag definitely has a hole. Indeed, I am not sure my marble bag was ever full. That is not to say…
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New Age Hoarding…

I receive a daily email from a website called Hometalk. Hometalk is a site that hosts a collection of home and garden DIY projects. Their daily emails have a collection of a dozen or so DIY projects that they have collected from crafty folks from around the world that have repurposed everything from coffee stirrers to pennies.…
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What I Learned From Craig Murie…

I did not know Craig Murie as the former beloved basketball coach who had fought a battle with cancer. I knew him as Craig the math guy in a wheelchair at NDSU. Even though we worked in different departments and in different colleges, I would see him regularly as we crossed paths coming and going…
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The Germinator

I am just coming off a week-long engagement with the flu. I did not think it was the flu at the outset. I thought it was my round three of that crappy hacking cough cold stuff going around. I have coughed so vigorously with that malady in its repeated occurrences since mid-December that it should count as…
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