Jan Feb March 2015

Smells

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You can read the brain physiology, but the connections between emotion and memory and smell are very tight.  It hit me the other night when I was using my snowblower on a freezing night with a scarf wrapped across my face.  It took me back to the three-hole facemask I wore as a kid.  That […]

Jan Feb March 2015

Babies

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One of the blessings of having grandchildren is that it stimulates memories of babies and raising children.  Probably memories we’ve tried to repress, because they are simply hard work.  Here’s my random observations: Babies are helpless. I mean totally helpless and they are terrible at explaining when something is wrong with them. The required equipment […]

Jan Feb March 2015

Earthquake + 5 Years

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January 12, 2010 seems a long time ago and it seems like yesterday. It was a trip that almost didn’t happen.  There was a terrible snowstorm and many of the roads across the state were closed.  The team of twelve was leaving from Rapid City so my son and I had to drive there by […]

Jan Feb March 2015

Opportunity to be Christ

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For those of us who don’t think God has a sense of humor or that God doesn’t teach us, we aren’t paying attention. A couple years ago I was driving on Highway 18 on the Rosebud Reservation. I came over a ridge and saw something along the side of the road; it looked like a […]