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Brian Gill
Works at the Brian H. Gill Company
Attended Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Lives in the heart of Darkest Minnesota
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"... 'Wonderful Things'

"I don't know why some folks associate 'being religious' with moping around, brooding on the futility of it all and acting as if their pet canary died.

"I understand dragging through most days; feeling tired and guilty. Decades of undiagnosed major depression saw to that, and that's another topic.

"But we're in a universe filled with wonders: a beautiful, ordered cosmos; unfolding in accord with physical laws which we are beginning to understand...."
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Another day's nearly done, so are the dishes and tomorrow's setup - - - and I've got a few minutes to unwind. Good night, and may God bless.
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"The British Antarctic Survey is to pull all staff out of its space-age Halley base in March for safety reasons.

"The highly unusual move is necessary because the Brunt Ice Shelf on which the research station sits has developed a big new crack.

"BAS officials say neither staff nor the base are in any immediate danger but believe it would be prudent to withdraw while the situation is assessed...."
The British Antarctic Survey is pulling all staff out of the space-age Halley base in March because of a big crack in nearby ice.
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writer, blogger, artist
Research, writing, graphic design. I get along pretty well with computers, and make a decent pot of coffee.
  • the Brian H. Gill Company
    writer, blogger, artist, 1997 - present
  • Vocational Biographies
    1986 - 2006
  • Pellegrini Refrigeration
    1978 - 1979
  • Steiger Tractor
    1983 - 1983
    1984 - 1985
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the heart of Darkest Minnesota
Sauk Centre, Minnesota - Dunseith, North Dakota - San Francisco, California - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Fargo, North Dakota - Moorhead, Minnesota - Urbana, Illinois
"To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought."
I'm a sixty-something married guy with six kids, four surviving, in a small central Minnesota town.

One of the kids graduated from college in December, 2008, and is helping her husband run a factory; another is a cartoonist; #3 daughter is a writer; my son is developing a digital game with #3 and #1 daughters, and has a day job.

I mostly write and make the occasional bit of digital art.

I'm only interested in three things:
  • That which exists within the universe
  • That which exists beyond
  • That which might exist
Bragging rights
Logged six decades on Firebase Earth, so far; Still curous, learning; Married once; Six kids, four surviving.
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
    1969 - 1974
  • North Dakota State University
    1982 - 1985
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Brian H. Gill, Aluwir, Norski
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The Long-Term Effects of Moving, Temperature and Aging

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Catholic Cowboy

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I finished reading the entire text of Pope Francis's majestic encyclical letter Laudato Si', which -- I would say -- is about the place of t

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Bless Us O Lord....With Garden Fresh Tomatoes!

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ACWB on Pinterest

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It's Time to Strike the Right Balance

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Yesterday......Paradise, lost.

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The Fragility of Life

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Don't Ever Stop Gazing at the Crucified Christ

If you want to be filled with hope, do as St. Bernard suggests:

New Contributor's Button and Request for Bios

At the suggestion of Jeannie Ewing, I just whipped up a contributor's button for writers to put on their blogs, if they so wish, with a link

Five Things To Remember On April 4

1. World Youth Day in Rio was a massive success in 2013, but now talk is turning to 2016 and Krakow, Poland. Youth pastoral leaders from aro

Two Catholic Men and a Blog: Illusion of the Day

The graphic is called "rotating snakes" and it can be a symbol for the spiritual life. Note the snake-like tongues. How well does Lucifer ke

Two Catholic Men and a Blog: Joke of the Day

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Aggie Catholics: 7 Suggestions on the New Evangelization by Fr. Robert B...

We need some fire! People only listen to a really excited speaker. Muster up some excitement for the Gospel! “I don't think the purpose of V