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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Mourning The Loss…

After two weeks of wondering about, and praying for, the folks aboard Malaysia Airlines Flight 370, the news has come that all 239 of the people on-board the plane were lost.  The presumption is that the plane went down in the Indian Ocean.  It is believed that pieces of the wreckage are the items showing…
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