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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 started 12/02/13). And speaking of background, let me bore you with a little about me. I'm 58 and married (33 years) with children. Seven to be exact. Yes, those cute little devils in the picture are all mine. Emphasis on devils! Ages range from 15 years to 29 years, all boys. And now I am grandfather to Annie Leona O'Reilly, a beautiful baby girl. 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
Sometimes money costs too much. - Ralph Waldo Emerson
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)
Ten Hills Pale Ale from Goose Island (these guys can brew beer)
Giddy Up from New Belgium (strong espresso scent and taste - great dark ale)
Rebel IPA from Sam Adams (Sammy rarely disappoints)
Most recent good movie: The Act of Killing (documentary from Indonesia on a mass murderer who realizes what he has done - bizarre, haunting and chilling)
Dear Zachary (I'm on a documentary kick, this one draws you in and breaks your heart, get out the hankies)
Wreck It Ralph (the best I've seen from Disney, great story)
Silver Linings Playbook (an honest and sometimes funny look at mental illness)
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: Tattoos on the Heart by Fr. Greg Boyle, SJ (working with LA gangs, hilarious and heart rending)
Hot Wire by Alex Kava (suspense thriller set in Nebraska, she is a fun author)
Under the Dome by Stephen King (I'm not even done with the book, but it is great, don't be intimidated by the length)
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
Imperial Stout from Sam Adams (I'm a Sammy fan, but this one was like drinking mollassass)
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 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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