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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God’s Speed Tommy Bearson…

Today, I would like to acknowledge the sad loss of NDSU freshman Tommy Bearson and send my condolences to his family and friends.   I, along with so many others, fervently hoped for a different outcome.  I know that there will be little solace for those who grieve Tommy’s loss, but I hope that they will…
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Until He Didn’t…

In the movie Forrest Gump, Forrest starts running one day and just keeps running.  He ends up running across country and amassing a group of followers who run along with him.  Ultimately, he ran for three years, two months, fourteen days, and 16 hours when he unceremoniously stopped in the middle of a highway.  The…
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Rest In Peace Maya…

The world lost a beautiful spirit yesterday.  Maya Angelou passed away at her home today.  It makes me sad to know she is gone, but I am happy that her strength, character, and message will live on for decades to come.  I hope that young women around the world will find empowerment in Maya’s words…
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