Monthly Archives: December 2011

Dental School #1 Kirksville story for 2011

The Kirksville Daily Express has named “ATSU announces new dental school” as the number 1 story of 2011! Congratulations, Dad, and all the many people involved with the effort – at ATSU, Kirksville, across the state of Missouri, and beyond. The … Continue reading

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The Winter Hexagon

Index of Christmas holiday posts “He is wise in heart and mighty in strength… who alone stretched out the heavens and trampled the waves of the sea; who made the Bear and Orion, the Pleiades and the chambers of the … Continue reading

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The first Christmas gifts

Index of Christmas holiday posts In recent years I’ve prepared a core Christmas gift for a fairly large number of students, house guests, nieces and nephews. Last year it was copal (the precursor to amber) and the previous year it … Continue reading

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Welcome all wonders – Richard Crashaw on the Incarnation

Index of Christmas holiday posts One of my favorite classical Christmas CDs is Welcome All Wonders!, which includes a musical arrangement of my favorite Christmas poem. Ever since the girls were very young, whenever we have gathered together to light … Continue reading

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Earthrise: Christmas blessing from space

Index of Christmas holiday posts “Give us, O God, the vision which can see Your love in the world in spite of human failure. Give us the faith to trust Your goodness in spite of our ignorance and weakness. Give … Continue reading

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Centers of learning

“Libraries were never warehouses of books. They have been and always will be centers of learning. Their central position in the world of learning makes them ideally suited to mediate between the printed and the digital modes of communication.” – … Continue reading

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Hannah at the Harn

From her early childhood, Hannah has been enthralled by living history museums. One museum that made an incalculable impression on her as a child is the Harn Homestead in Oklahoma City. Hannah and her sisters would each become very excited … Continue reading

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Little Women, lifelong children

“My child, the troubles and temptations of your life are beginning and may be many, but you can overcome and outlive them all if you learn to feel the strength and tenderness of your Heavenly Father as you do that … Continue reading

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Winter Holidays display

Originally posted at, the now-discontinued blog of the OU History of Science Collections. Neither this post nor any of its content should be taken as an official communication of the University of Oklahoma. A new display, Winter Holidays, opens … Continue reading

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