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About 29bluethink

They say… curiosity killed the cat.  Maybe. 


But, curiosity also led to

… Galileo's invention of the telescope in 1609;

… Rosalind Franklin's discovery of the structure of DNA as seen in "photograph 51;"

… the freezing exploration of the South Pole by Roald Amundsen and his team;

… Rosa Parks’ courage to reject racial segregation on a city bus in 1955;

… and, can lead to the satisfaction of a life fully lived with no regrets.


I hope 29bluethink will help you think about life differently.  Maybe think bigger.  Imagine freely. Maybe lead you to re-evaluate your views and perceptions.  Or consider new avenues of engagement. To make a difference.  Which is what it really comes down to, doesn't it?  What difference will your life make in the story of humanity?  Perhaps in some small way this blog can help you to make that difference. 

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About me


Twin Cities, Minnesota


I am happily married to Merlajean, my high school sweetheart. We have two grown children. Our oldest is married, has one child, and is a high school English teacher/entrepreneur. Our youngest is somewhere under the water in Maui giving dive lessons--or kite boarding on top of it!  MJ and I have hosted more than a dozen Chinese students who attended the U of Minnesota, and then subsequently "adopted" more than 30 of their friends so that they all could have an "American Host Family." Best Advice I’ve ever been given: “Listen to your wife!” (I received this advice early in my marriage… from my wife--does that count?)  Something most people don’t know about me is… that I survived a tornado that completely destroyed our home when I was 13 years old. After the tornado passed over us my family and I crawled up out of the basement with nothing but sky above us. Our house had been completed obliterated in less than 60 seconds!

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