The 3rd Annual STEM Cosmopolitan Soiree

Regular readers of my blog have often heard me sing the praises of the STEM Center – Cheyenne’s school in the West Fargo School District and the only magnet school in the state.  Well, you may not have actually “heard” me – more accurately, you “read” me singing the praises of the amazing work the staff and…
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Riddle Me This…

Tonight I pose a riddle: What is better than enjoying an evening with your gregarious aunt, your handsome boyfriend, good food, lots of laughs and three glasses of wine? The answer (at least the answer in my book): Nothing.  Fabulous evening – visiting with my incorrigible Aunt Gen – that I won’t soon forget. Life…
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The Hot Wash…

In emergency management a “hot wash” is a short discussion immediately after an exercise’s conclusion.  The goal is to allow folks to share their immediate impressions of the exercise while they are still fresh in their minds.  Here is my hot wash of the IAEM Conference which took place this past week in Vegas. I…
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My Accountability Partner

Today a gentleman named Dan Seidman spoke at the conference about eliminating excuses regarding the things you do or do not do in your life.  Dan suggested that you have an accountability partner that could help keep it real and call you out on excuses.  He said it should not be a life partner or spouse.  I sometimes…
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The VooDoo Lounge

My brother told me when I was visiting him in California last about a great rooftop bar in the Rio.  When my brother talks about great bars it is important to ask him to define “great” as historically the word has been known to be definitionally tied to two different characteristics – ambiance or action.  When I first…
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