Quote of the Day
It's better to do something imperfectly than to do nothing flawlessly.
— Robert Schuller. I have actually known people who altered their life course because they got a "B" in a subject. I have also known people who failed their elementary electromagnetics courses, who then kept on battling, and who later became some of the best RF designers I have met. Even the world's greatest pilot, Chuck Yeager, threw up his first few times flying. People need to understand that nobody starts out on top – they need to give themselves a break.
I am from a small town in Minnesota called Osseo. I had never traveled far from home until I finished my undergraduate work and moved to Ft. Collins, Colorado. When I arrived in Colorado, everyone that I met immediately knew I was from Minnesota – I had no idea that my accent was so strong. After living five years in Colorado, I also developed an ear for accents, and I also could pick out where people were from because everyone in Colorado was from somewhere else.
The following video does a great job showcasing the Minnesota accent. At the end of the video, one of women mentions that alcoholism is a disease. That statement makes fun of the fact that Minnesota is sometimes jokingly referred to as the "Land of 10,000 Treatment Centers." In addition to our 10,000+ lakes, we do have quite a few treatment centers.
I should add that much of the US is going through a major snow storm today. We are familiar with cold and snow here in Minnesota. The following graphics say it all.