May Your Soul Never Forget What We Lost That Day…

Over Labor Day weekend I visited the 9/11 Memorial and Museum (https://www.911memorial.org/museum). I have visited the Memorial before, but not the Museum. I had heard from friends and colleagues that the Museum was a powerful experience, but I could not mentally frame what that experience would be like prior to actually experiencing it. I still…
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Let Us Remember The Fallen

On this day, let us remember the fallen. Let us recognize the sacrifice of those who lost their lives in military service to the United States. These are the Americans who deserve our respect and admiration. They gave their lives in support and defense of this country’s ideals. They fought in conflicts and wars of others’…
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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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Mittens At God’s Door…

Today I lost one of my best friends. He and I had been friends for over 17 years. He first became my friend when I was pregnant with Cheyenne (at the tender age of 39). Today, I look back at what a staple he was in my life and how much joy he brought me.…
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May We Never Forget Their Sacrifice…

On Memorial Day we remember and honor our fallen, those who lost their lives in service to our country in the armed forces. When I think about the cost that has been paid for the ideals of country, both by those who lost their lives and by their family members who have grieved and lived with…
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