Liberate Those Cups!

Quick! Get yourself to the Plains Art Museum today! April 1 is the last day to view the Misfit Cup Liberation Project by artist Michael J. Strand.   Our travels don’t have to take us far to find something to satisfy curiosity. Yesterday (at long last) I made it over to the Strand exhibit, just…
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Musings: The Jetty By Night

Slow waves slap against the sandy shore. The sun is hours-gone from the star-lit sky, and soft winds blow and tickle-up little goose bumps. Palm leaves gently sway atop a slightly inclined, smooth-barked tree. A man with his back to us stands in silhouette with his left arm straight out against the palm’s trunk, his…
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Back To OZ: Checking Out Adelaide 2012

During our return trip to Adelaide, South Australia, we focused on finding places students might like to visit. Tom & I are working on an overseas travel experience for university students, a trip to take place in the summer of 2013. Here and in future postings are some of the places we scouted out–the places…
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Back To New Zealand, Part 1

Mid-November we set out for the University of Waikato, located in Hamilton, North Island, New Zealand. Our flights took us from Fargo to Denver to San Francisco; from there we crossed the ocean to Auckland. In-country, we took a domestic flight from Auckland to Wellington, and then we made a mad-dash drive to Hamilton. As…
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“What’s A SuchyFest?” Asked Ben.

Saturday last, August 13, we spent at the Hall. The Bohemian Hall, more precisely, located near Mandan, North Dakota. Mandan is home to the Suchy (pronounced soo-key) family, farmers and musicians. About ten years ago they started an outdoors concert tradition: Saturday Night at the Hall, titled after a song Chuck Sucky wrote and made…
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