Me And The Mini-van…

Our working group concluded its work today.  We accomplished a great deal as a group, but I accomplished even more.  I managed to avoid driving the mini-van the entire time.  I traveled with others here, there, and everywhere – I selfishly shlepped along with whomever had an empty seat. Not that anyone was dying to…
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There Are Always Critics…

There are always critics who will chastise area school districts, universities, and businesses when they choose to close or continue operations when inclement weather is forecast.  I know, I am one of those critics.  I tend to lean toward caution, so my criticism is typically leveled at those who do not pay heed to the…
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Calling Foul…

Far be it for me to be the defender of Wal-Mart.  I have nothing to give on that front.  I am not a goodwill crusader for corporate America. Having said that, I have to call foul on John Kraft’s ad in The Forum that showed two young girls outside selling cookies in sub-zero temperatures and…
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Elated!

I was elated -yes, elated – to read that Minnesota’s Governor Mark Dayton is closing Minnesota schools Monday due to predicted frigid temperatures of 15 to 20 below.  The temperature lows overnight leading into to the next week are expected to be the coldest temperatures in a decade at a predicted 30 below.  It makes…
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Congratulations To Our Graduates!

This evening I will attend a celebration in honor of one of our doctoral candidates who received her Ph.D. at NDSU’s Winter Commencement this past Friday.  The celebration was originally scheduled for Friday, but a Bison win the week prior necessitated a shift of plans.  It is difficult for other social engagements to compete these…
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