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Brian Gill
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Attended Minnesota State University, Moorhead
Lives in the heart of Darkest Minnesota
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"... Noticing 'Wonderful Things'

"I'm not sure why some folks associate 'being religious' with moping around, brooding on the futility of it all and how everybody should act as if their pet canary died.

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

"But we live 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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Imagine? Not on that scale: not the way I can imagine walking along a sidewalk, +Gloria J. Pinsker. :)

'Imagining' the phenomenon in the sense of trying to wrap my mind around it? That, I've tried - with limited success. The math is beyond my level - but the logic is straightforward enough, although rather far-removed from everyday experience.

(Wikipedia has a pretty good page on this subjected: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_expansion_of_space )
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As the Morning Rising: Does God Exist?: Is there such a being as God? I asked in the desert of my loneliness, but nothing stirred at all. Is there really a God? I asked the...
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Priest Ordination of 8 men at Canção Nova in Cachoeira Paulista Brazil diocese of Lorena. Sao Paulo State.
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"To be actively pro-life is to contribute to the renewal of society through the promotion of the common good. It is impossible to further the common good without acknowledging and defending the right to life, upon which all the other inalienable rights of individuals are founded and from which ...
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I was drawn to the idea of a cloister in my heart. I longed for a place to retreat from the world, to be alone with Jesus. I not only longed for a place where I could escape the noise of life around me, but I also dreamed of ...
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The word paraclete means someone who stands by to help. It can be used of a witness, or an advocate to plead our cause. In the Gospel, the Holy Spirit is referred to as the paraclete. In the day of trouble, we don't need t...
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Because we remain a pilgrim people until God's reign is established, made Christ's Body by the Eucharist we share, the Eucharist remains the means God uses to restore the world to communion through Christ by the power of the Holy Spirit.
This summer I have been slowly reading through the late Fr. Eugene LaVerdiere's Dining in the Kingdom of God: The Origins of the Eucharist in the Gospel of Luke. I would be hard-pressed to think of a book on Luke's Gospel I w...
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TCC Sunday Reading Reflection - 8/28/2016
August 28, 2016 SIR 3:17-18, 20, 28-29 PS 68:4-5, 6-7, 10-11 HEB 12:18-19, 22-24A LK 14:1, 7-14 “Be in the world, but not of the world;” is a verse that we all bandy about from ti…
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Education
  • Minnesota State University, Moorhead
    1969 - 1974
  • North Dakota State University
    1982 - 1985
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Gender
Male
Other names
Brian H. Gill, Aluwir, Norski
Story
Tagline
"To follow knowledge like a sinking star, Beyond the utmost bound of human thought."
Introduction
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.
Work
Occupation
writer, blogger, artist
Skills
Research, writing, graphic design. I get along pretty well with computers, and make a decent pot of coffee.
Employment
  • the Brian H. Gill Company
    writer, blogger, artist, 1997 - present
  • Vocational Biographies
    1986 - 2006
  • Pellegrini Refrigeration
    1978 - 1979
  • Steiger Tractor
    1983 - 1983
  • KDSU-FM
    1984 - 1985
Places
Map of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has livedMap of the places this user has lived
Currently
the heart of Darkest Minnesota
Previously
Sauk Centre, Minnesota - Dunseith, North Dakota - San Francisco, California - Minneapolis, Minnesota - Fargo, North Dakota - Moorhead, Minnesota - Urbana, Illinois
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