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Some advice from an entrepreneur, a Viking burial, and Husker news

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You may have heard that Microsoft co-founder and owner of multiple professional sports teams Paul Allen died at age 65. In the article below, he talks about the time when he left his day-to-day job at Microsoft. He was recovering from his first bout with cancer and caught coworkers discussing ways to push him out. After a confrontation, he was asked to stay, but his decision came down to one thing...

I now understood that life was too short to spend it unhappily

Allen didn’t cut all ties with the job that made him unhappy. He retained a role in the company and preserved his friendship with Bill Gates. He just found some new outlets for his passions and creativity.

So, Husker fans, how are you dealing with your football unhappiness? If you are here reading, I assume you haven’t cut all ties with the Huskers.

Late-season golf? Coaching one of your kids’ teams? Picking up extra hours at work?

Me? I’m cooking. I might need another freezer to hold all the stuff we’re making. Egg rolls, sheperd’s pie, tamales, chocolate zucchini bread, chili rellenos, and egg bake. The ranchhands have requested empanadas and meat pies (those are my plan for this weekend) and I’m hoping to get some apple strudels made. When the Huskers win a game, you’re all invited to the celebratory BBQ.

In 1 Sentence, Microsoft Co-Founder Paul Allen Shared a Simple Rule for Lifelong Happiness | Inc.com
...in his 2011 memoir Idea Man, he taught an important life lesson all of us need to learn.

Frosted Flakes

Minnesota once told the Huskers they were 'no good.' Nebraska responded with 84 points | Football | starherald.com
Nebraska has dominated Minnesota since 1963, claiming 18 of 21 games. But the Gophers have the all-time edge.

Huskers Gymnastics coach retires - KLKN-TV: News, Weather and Sports for Lincoln, NE; KLKNTV.com
Nebraska Women’s Gymnastics Head Coach Dan Kendig announced his retirement effective immediately

Husker practice report: Erik Chinander plans changes after late struggles against Northwestern | Big Red Today blog | omaha.com
Erik Chinander thought about it the whole plane ride home. What could he have done better? What could he have called differently? How did his defense give up 17 fourth-quarter

Armstrong relishing elevation to Huskers' starting punter role | Football | journalstar.com
Nebraska's walk-on punter, who was a backup as recently as a game and a half ago, stood in Memorial Stadium Monday surrounded by about a dozen reporters.

James Palmer Jr. named to pre-season watch list for top shooting guard | Sports | dailynebraskan.com
Senior shooting guard James Palmer Jr. was named to the 2019 Jerry West Shooting Guard of the Year Award Watch List on Tuesday.

Huskers continue to push ahead during fall break
The Huskers worked out just over two hours on Tuesday, splitting time between the Hawks Championship Center and the Ed and Joyanne Gass Practice Fields, as Nebraska continued preparations for Saturday’s game against Minnesota.

Ravens’ Alex Lewis carted off in scary moment but injury is not serious - SBNation.com
Lewis was strapped to the backboard with a neck injury in Week 6, but he could be back in the lineup in Week 7.

Then There’s This

University of Utah Engineers Develop Process to 3-D Print Cells to Produce Human Tissue Such as Ligaments and Tendons
...a team of University of Utah biomedical engineers have developed a method to 3-D-print cells to produce human tissue such as ligaments and tendons, a process that will greatly improve a patient’s recovery.

Nacho Cheese or Cool Ranch? Doritos lure rogue pig back home - ABC News
The pig was described as "the size of a mini horse".

Rare Viking ship burial, long houses, discovered in Norway
Archaeologists in Norway using ground-penetrating radar have detected one of the largest Viking ship graves ever found.