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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Why?

A 17 year old teenager in the West Fargo School District committed suicide on Wednesday. West Fargo students were informed of the suicide yesterday. My daughter Cheyenne told me about it when she came home from school and after my initial shock my first question was, “Why?” Cheyenne did not know the answer to this…
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October 11th

When I was young, October meant one thing to me – Halloween. As I got older, I came to also view October as the month of my mother’s birthday. After my mother died in 2002, I came to view October as a month in which I memorialized my mother. In 2010, I came to know…
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