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April 7, 2019

I came back to this blog today because it's the day before what should be Robert's 26th birthday. It's a day we always assumed we would be celebrating.

When Robert was born we, like all new parents, felt that our new baby was the most special and beautiful new baby in t...

February 20, 2018

This presentation was given to a composition class at Ridgewater College on Tuesday, February 20, 2018. A movie of Robert through the years played on the screen behind me. I could hear the soft music he played and occasionally his voice, both as a child and as an adult...

December 22, 2017

It's been several months since I've written a blog and in the scheme of life for some that's a long time. For me, not so much, as one day blurs into another. I wake up breathing, which is always kind of a surprise and always kind of a disappointment. It's unbelievably...

August 31, 2017

It seems that so many are fighting against regulation against distracted driving - no one wants to take responsibility (the smartphone manufactures, the auto industry, individual drivers) and so many of us don't see to want regulation or toughening of laws because we t...

August 31, 2017

Yup! And Robert would have been totally psyched, even though I would imagine that he'd have been thigh high in some new venture - a new job, more schooling, teaching, playing gigs, getting married - who knows. We will never know. But what I do know is that Robert was a...

July 28, 2017

It's nearly August and that means lots of things to lots of people - there are the rural folks that begin to indulge in "all things fair" and the farmers that look forward to harvest. There's already ads all around us pleading with us to plan for the upcoming school ye...

April 26, 2017

There's a typical question. How many times in your life have you asked yourself the very same?

We graduate high school and we want to know, "What do I do now?' We finish college and we wonder, "What do I do now?" We get married, have children, begin a new job, move to n...

April 18, 2017

http://www.mprnews.org/story/2016/04/18/dangers-of-distracted-driving 

  (You may have to copy and paste this link to the original story to hear the full interview) 

From

Issues MPR News Staff · April 18, 2016

Robert Brau was a popular member of the University of Minn...

April 15, 2017

It was Sunday, but not just an ordinary Sunday. It was Easter Sunday, but not just Easter Sunday. It was the day we brought Robert home from the hospital. Terry packed us up and strapped us into the car for the short drive. We stopped for a Sunday paper, which I had al...

April 9, 2017

It was always a special day and our tiny family set aside extra time for Robert's favorite foods and activities. We planned parties with his many friends over the years and it wasn't until he went off to college that we missed spending the exact day together, opening g...

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