She Believes In Most Of Her Being That 2017 Will Be Magical…

In the conversation in her head she remarks, “I am fascinated by the new year phenomenon. Why do people place so much emphasis on the power of, and potential for, change at the outset of the new calendar  year?” Albeit, she is quickly distracted by a burning urge to ready her brand new journal to…
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He Won, But Can He Win?

Yes, Donald Trump won the presidential election and will be our next president in a matter of weeks, but the question that sticks with me is, “Can he win?” That is what I have been wondering since November 9th and I wonder if Trump has been wondering the same. During his campaign he spoke freely, unfettered by…
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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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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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