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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The Face Of This Sorrow…

In my childhood, I became close to Marion Ritz and her family.  Marion was a friend of my mother.  My mother came to know Marion through Pee Wee Football, which my parents were heavily involved in during our youth.  My brother played football and my sister and I were cheerleaders.  Marion’s children, John and Linda,…
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