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Every Now And Then (Written by: Joel Heitkamp)

by Amy Iler

I have been doing a lot of traveling lately. I dont even think I could list all the flights I have taken in the last couple of months. Some of it has been fun and some of it just needed to be done.

Today I write this to you from Philadelphia, home of this years Frozen Four! The University of North Dakotas mens hockey team will be taking on the Minnesota Gophers tonight. As someone who has paid a lot of tuition to UND, I have to say, this is exciting. Im like a kid at Christmas waiting this game.

The week began at the Minnesota Twins home opener - standing next to Tom Brunansky and Kent Hrbek watching batting practice. The Twins didn't win, but it really didn't matter. The boys of summer are back and I was able to eavesdrop on some MN Twins greats talking smack. Not a bad day.

I guess what I'm getting at is, every now and then I need to step back and realize how lucky I am. All the flights and planning that go into travel are worth it. And, all the time away from loved ones only makes the time with them more precious.

Maybe its spring talking, but damn life is good. Go UND!