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Welcome! My name is Dan O'Reilly. I work at Creighton University (there in the background) in the Clinical Education and Simulation Center (I am retiring 06/09/15 - YAY!). And speaking of background, let me bore you with a little about me. I'm 60 and married (34 years) with children. Seven to be exact. Yes, those cute little devils in the picture are all mine. Emphasis on devils! Ages range from 16 years to 30 years, all boys. And now I am grandfather to Annie Leona O'Reilly and Grace Serenity O'Reilly, two beautiful little girls. I'm a Christian. I like to read, exercise and grill. I like rock music, especially contemporary Christian music. And my weaknesses are chocolate and beer. If I may, let me suggest some pages of interest (at least to me):

Happy discoveries: The Cosmosphere in Hutchinson, Kansas.
Taman Mini - a huge theme park portraying Indonesian culture(s) - in East Jakarta
The Cowboy Trail - hike or bike or horseback across northern Nebraska
El Eden Canopy Adventure - Puerto Vallarta, Mexico - zip cord over the jungle
The Lake Hotel, Killarney, County Kerry, Ireland
The 7th Floor of the Guinness Brewery, Dublin, Ireland
Good quotes: If there is an R in the month, you have to wear socks. Claude's mom ??? overheard at a soccer field
Don't let other people decide who you are. - Bob Goff
Believing in God is much like falling in love. Love is both something that happens to you and something you decide upon. - Donald Miller
Nothing transforms narrow ideas like relationships. - Jeanne Schuler
Most recent good beer: Old Rasputin Imperial Stout from Northcoast Brewing (about as dark as you can get, strong)
Red Chair NWPA from Deschutes Brewery in Bend, OR (excellent pale ale, these guys can brew beer)
Portage Porter from New Belgium
Blindfold Black IPA from Sierra Nevada (these guys make great beer)
Most recent good movie: The Last Days - Spanish film on the end of the world
Guardians of the Galaxy (great good vs evil, comic book movie)
The Lego Movie (great story and, again, the cameos make the movie fun)
Housebound (horror story with the perfect blend of humor and creepiness)
Most recent good music: World Covered in Blood by X-Sinner (1980's hair bands aren't dead)
The Love In Between by Matt Maher (great light rock with a message)
Portable Sounds by Toby Mac (great mix of rock and hip hop)
Mustard Seeds III by The Mustard Seeds (harmonic voices and classic rock guitar riffs)
Most recent good book: White Fire by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (the best they've put out in a while)
Hot Wire by Alex Kava (suspense thriller set in Nebraska, she is a fun author)
Ishmael by Daniel Quinn (even though I did not agree with everything, I loved how this was presented and how it made you think)
The Shack by William P. Young (a father experiences tragedy and talks to the Father, Son and Holy Spirit)
Most recent bad beer: Cocoa Porter from Tommyknocker Brewery (worst I have had in years)
KBC Porter - Kennebunkport Brewing Co - (wow, tasted like burnt plastic, the worst I've had in a long time)
Macchiato Espresso Milk Stout from Abita (I usually like Abita, but this one tasted like an ash tray - literally)
Mugs Pale Ale from Storz Brewing (an historic brewery makes a comeback and produces a horrible beer, what a disappointment)
Most recent bad movie: Dawn of the Dragon Slayer (I wanted a monster movie, I got a soap opera)
Hit and Run (great cast does not equal great story, yuck)
Olympus Has Fallen (good start, good cast, good special effects, horrible writing, almost embarrassing)
Most recent bad music: The Borrowers by The Borrowers
Transparent by Hangnail (disappointing swan song from a great pop punk band)
The Dirt by Magdelan (an acoustic cover of Black Sabath's "War Pigs", need I say more?)
Most recent bad book: Resurrection by Steve Alten (the author of Meg wrote this? Embarrassing!)
Brimstone by Douglas Preston and Lincoln Child (a clunker from two of my favorite authors)
Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs (a horrifically dysfunctional family from a child's point of view is not funny)

The last few years we have vacationed in western Nebraska, Mississippi, Wyoming, Montana, Canada, Indonesia and Ireland. Here are some of the views we were able to see....

Disclaimer: This document in no way represents Creighton University.
All opinions are mine alone... and sometimes I still disagree... of course,
if you are a psychotic serial killer who seriously disagrees with me...
then these opinions belong to my evil twin who resides on the north beach
area of the island of Pongo Pongo. :)

Daniel Patrick O'Reilly
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