I'm a lifetime lover of science. All the different scientific disciplines from physics and geology to meteorology and astronomy are fascinating.

The exploration of our world and adding to the accumulated knowledge of humanity is as interesting as it is important. Drilling down to the what and whys, without agenda, is the core of science and a reason I love it.

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But, science can be complicated and tedious. And that can lead to confusion. I know for myself, that if a subject is explained in a straightforward way, I can grasp a difficult concept and understand the larger picture.

A man who has a gift for this kind of discussion is astrophysicist Neal deGrass Tyson. He can communicate the big, dense ideas in science in a way that makes sense to me.

In this video from the TV show Cosmos, he explains the difference between weather and climate in a way that clicked with me. Which is why I want to share it with you:

A Survival Guide For Your First Winter in South Dakota

Sioux Falls, South Dakota, and the rest of the Sioux Empire (AKA southeastern South Dakota) are welcoming thousands of new residents every year.

Many of you new folks will be experiencing your first eastern South Dakota winter. While it doesn't usually get as bad as our Dakota friends up north, I speak from experience when I say it can get a little rough.

So, to help ease you into winter in Sioux Falls and South Dakota here are some winter survival tips:


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