Our Collective Scar To Bear…

Today is the 11th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks on the World Trade Center and the Pentagon.  11 years have come and gone; yet, the images, horror, anger, disgust, and disbelief roll right back into my consciousness whenever I think of the day.  It is a memory that remains ever vivid – as it should.  I don’t…
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In Remembrance And Honor…

Today is my oldest son Noah’s 30th birthday.  Just writing that causes me to want to additionally offer that I gave birth at the age of 10, but I will refrain because I know it borders on the line of being not very believable (alright, truth be told – I was 12). 😉 As regular…
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Remembrance…

Remembrance…it is more than just a word, it is a commitment. Today let us remember all who gave of themselves for this country.  We have lost so many men and woman in the defense of democracy and human rights.  Men and women whose contribution to society, while known generally, can never be fully appreciated for its…
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Loss.

Today, NDSU mourns the loss of four students killed in an automobile accident yesterday – Danielle Renninger, Jordan Playle, Lauren Peterson and Megan Sample.   The sudden loss of these four young women has been met by a wave of support from across the community and the state.  In such a trying time I am gratified that the…
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Today…the Words Of A Veteran.

Today, I thank the men and women who fought to defend our liberties, beliefs and way of life. Today, I honor the sacrifice they made when they left family and friends; a warm, safe bed; and, the ease of day-to-day life to fight for ideals much bigger than themselves. Today, I pray that the scars they received –…
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