Total solar eclipse photo by Ronald D. Koch of Crete, Nebraska.

Eclipse 2017: An earth-shadowing experience from our home in Crete, Nebraska

When science writer Trudy Bell said to never let anyone convince me that 99% of the sun covered was the same as totality, I didn’t know what to think. She then went on to say, “It’s 1% of the sun’s surface, but it’s 100% of the experience.” The moment the moon fully covered the sun […]

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John and Gayle Teget on their wedding day Sept. 16, 1967.

Happy 50th anniversary, Mom and Dad

Fifty years ago today, something pretty special happened — my mom and dad got married. I feel pretty lucky to have had them both as my parents and we are so excited for them to celebrate 50 years together. Over the years they have been a great example of what it means to be dedicated […]

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At the columns in Astoria, Oregon

Headed to the Pacific Northwest

As you may remember, when Steve resigned as middle school principal this summer, one of the first things we wanted to do with our more flexible schedule was spend some quality time with our parents. We took his mom and dad on a week-long trip across Nebraska in July and this month, we’re traveling with […]

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Traditional first anniversary gift of paper

Traditional anniversary gifts for couples who love to travel

Six years ago today, after one year of dating and a two-month engagement, Steve and I were married in a beautiful wedding ceremony at 10:30 in the morning at Westminster Presbyterian Church in Lincoln, Nebraska. Yes, 10:30 a.m. is a non-traditional time for a wedding, but that’s what you get when you book the church just […]

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