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Although it was EARLY October, my yearly visit to Omaha (Sn-Omaha?) to recruit Creighton students for the GE Healthcare IMLP (IT Leadership) Program it ended up snowing, but not after some great time spent with friends!


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Welcome to Omaha...$3 (or maybe $2) for a baggage trolley (I never use these but some lady next to me commented on the price)


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The Earth says NOTHING to people that don't listen to it...so there!


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This is from Daniel and Andrea's house, they kindly let me stay there as I arrived early to enjoy the weekend in Omaha and catch up with friends


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David Crawford, Creighton University Archivist, gave an excellent historical tour of the campus as a part of the 2009 Alumni Reunion Weekend, here in the Jesuit Gardens


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My friend Daniel Lawse is a part of an emerging startup in Omaha called Verdis Group, they are consultants to businesses and non-profits of all sizes on how to improve sustainability in energy, food, transportation, and more! Here Karissa, another member of the group, prepares for her portrait for the Verdis Group website.


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Jason Bash prepares to take Craig Moody's photo, another member of the group


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This is Jason's magic box used for elctrocuting...I mean charging the strobes to make everything nicely lit...


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Daniel waits for his turn


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Of course Daniel and Andrea's daughter, Aderyn, got a photo shoot as well!


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Mission statements are fun


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Can you find the green things in this photo? If not you might be color blind, be careful!


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Pretty logo!


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We went to Mother India for dinner and stopped for a quick (VERY quick, the sun was just perfect and set like 90 seconds later) family portrait against a colorful mural


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What a great face-making family


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Parents have much busier frige doors than other people...


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So I had a limited number of letters available, I tried to be deep - PI (or PIE) always wins


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I thought these high quality guides to the liturgy used at St. John's Church on Creighton's campus (late Aug-Nov all in one little booklet) were quite handy


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The presider's chair is very fancy


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As is the IHS/Jesuit logo in tile (and tilework in general)


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The flowers at Creighton continue to outrank any other Midwestern Masters-level university in the US (the academics do as well, but someone has to care for the flowers and dress them splendidly...who knows what would happen otherwise?)


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Very nice and convenient for Sunday worship is the parking structure near 24th & California, although I do worry when I see odd cracks like this...it survived my visit at least!


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At Countryside Church in Omaha, Daniel Lawse and I caught an interesting talk given by as part of Project Interfaith - "Beyond Fundamentalisms: Theirs and Ours" A Community Conversation with Dr. Martin Marty, Fairfax M. Cone Distinguished Service Professor Emeritus of the History of Modern Christianity in the Divinity School at the University of Chicago


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Dr. Marty


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Now I had expected WARMER weather going from Milwaukee to Omaha in early October, but sadly it was quite cold at mid-40s most of the time and the night before I left Omaha got a half-inch dusting of snow which really made me quite sad...even MILWAUKEE hasn't had snow even now in late October...sigh...


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It was a blast to drive this nice Toyota Prius rental car, it didn't cost anything more and required like $1-2 of gas on the way back to the airport after 1 week of urban driving (not too far, but drove it every day at least 15-30 blocks often in hilly conditions)


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Omaha airport...it kept snowing...bleagh...

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