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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End Of Semester Amnesia…

The end of the semester is always a hectic time.  Students are frantically completing end of the semester projects and readying themselves for tests;  faculty are preparing themselves for end of the semester grading and student questions about missing grades; and, staff are trying to tolerate increasingly stressed students and faculty. The semesters always start…
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Making My Mark On The World…

Mike is busy this weekend working on a custom furniture order.  He is outside working his fanny off.  Well, he is figuratively working his fanny off – as he really has a fairly limited fanny. I wonder it that was a pun – figuratively working one’s fanny off – it seems like a pun.  I…
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Who Is This Cheyenne She Speaks Of?

I received a letter in the mail yesterday from one of Cheyenne’s teachers.  The letter, from Cheyenne’s Spanish teacher Katie Germscheid, was handwritten and said nice things about Cheyenne.  She said Cheyenne is “always on task, polite, and helpful to those around her.” I read Ms. Germscheid’s letter aloud to Mike. When I was done…
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The Other Team…

Let me say at the outset that I am thrilled at the success NDSU’s football program has enjoyed in recent years.  The Bison are number one – squared.  And frankly, the odds are quite good that their number one status may be cubed by season’s end.  This is exciting stuff this championship team status!  The…
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