The Dance…

The fall semester at NDSU started this past week and it reminded me of how much I love to see bright, shiny faces at the start of a new academic year.  My classes typically have a blend of former and new students, but after a summer away even the students who have had me before…
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I Wish You Well…

Today, on the occasion of yet another graduation ceremony, I share a post I wrote on day three hundred and fourteen of the new forty.  Another group of my darling nestlings will fly away again today.  It keeps happening – as it should – but still, I never quite settle in with it.  So today…
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Revel, If Only For A Moment, In This Recognition…

Today I would like to congratulate a group of students  who were honored by North Dakota State University’s Office of Equity, Diversity, and Global Outreach  with a Green and Gold Award for the Student Organization of the Year.  The organization, American Legion Post #400, has done a number of noteworthy things in its short tenure…
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The Beat Ambassador…

A couple of weeks ago when I walked out of the South Engineering building on campus I was surprised to hear MC Hammer’s iconic song U Can’t Touch This electrifying the air.  It immediately made me smile. I looked around to see where it was coming from.  I assumed it had to be coming from…
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Uneasy Lies The Head That Wears A Crown…

I must give props to those in the area who are responsible for making the decisions about school and college closings.  It is not an easy job and it is often thankless. This is one crown that I do not envy.  There always seem to be some folks who will question the decision that has…
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