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Bison Drive For 5ive!

Congratulations to the North Dakota State University Bison on their fifth straight FCS National Championship — something no other college football team has ever done! Bismarck’s very own Carson Wentz led an impressive performance against the Jacksonville State Gamecocks. Final Score: 37-10.

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Last page

A final inkling to draw 2014 to a close. Enjoy the last few paragraphs of this 365 page edition of your life. Celebrate the accomplishments, cherish the memories and learn from the mistakes. Tomorrow we all start a new book. Have a safe and happy new year!

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Merry Christmas

Wishing all of our friends and family a very, Merry Christmas! Enjoy this time of peace and celebration with loved ones.

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Meritorious Achievement

I probably shouldn’t consider it such a huge deal, but I do. Every year I have the unique privilege of teaching some eager graphic design students the rigors of vector drawing. Drawing primitive shapes (circles, rectangles, polygons) with geometric precision doesn’t present many challenges, but the crucible for most recruits lies with learning the notorious pen tool. I can lecture, demonstrate and […]

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Labor is work

  The Labor Day holiday has been an opportunity for many working Americans to celebrate the ‘final’ weekend of summer with an extra day off. So, it seems like cruel irony that many will be working tomorrow when the rest of us are blessed with another day to enjoy. My hat’s off to all those that […]

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Birthday Cake

Today my beautiful wife celebrates her sometieth birthday! At her request (and her health) she asked me not to bake her a cake, so I thought I would render her one that she would remember from her golden birthday! With three girls in her family the ingenious girl cake made frequent appearances. The mechanics are […]

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Never Forget

With all the festivities surrounding the official launch of summer it’s often easy to overlook the reason for the holiday. Memorial Day (originally observed as Decoration Day) was intended to be a day to honor the fallen Union soldiers of the Civil War. Logically this day has grown to encompass the remembrance of not only […]

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Time again to dust off the old gown and don the mortarboard. Today is the 70th Commencement of Bismarck State College thus marking the end of many students’ college educations and the beginning of their careers. Best wishes and congratulations to all those graduates out there!

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Happy Easter

Wishing everyone a happy and blessed Easter!

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Lucky 7

Today, our youngest boy, Chase, turns seven! We’ve been hounding him for quite some time about what he’d like to do that’s special for his birthday. So far, Mom and Dad will be making a guest appearance in his class to read his favorite books. He wants to have a party some weekend with some […]