Easy Commute

A first day on the job is always an adventure, I suppose. But the commute? Surely that should be the easiest, most routine part. Not for this guy. A few years back, I had just accepted a job with a company that was located right in the middle of downtown Des Moines. [ Read More ]

Sweet (and Sour) Potatoes

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For some reason, my twins love acting like they’re babies. Perhaps it’s because they have a six month baby brother or perhaps like most adults, we wish for the days when we were younger. Either way, they have become quite skilled. [ Read More ]

Midnight Train To Poland [VIDEO]

Justin tells a funny true story about riding a midnight train to Poland… or at least that’s where he thought he was going. [ Read More ]

Keeping Up With Technology

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It’s not easy keeping up with technology. A few years ago I worked at a vocational school, teaching introductory computer skills. My students were mostly young adults looking to enter the workforce. But we also had a few retirees in the class as well. [ Read More ]

Windy Wig [PODCAST]

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Some people worry about losing their hair when they get older.  But in this story Diane’s mom really LOSES her hair.  Listen to her reminisce about her mother’s runaway wig chase! [ Read More ]

My First Time Camping… As an Adult

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We all remember camping as a kid. A nice weekend with the family, the outdoors, and great memories. [ Read More ]

Computer As You

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I found this sign guarding the computer room at a hostel in Rio de Janiero. [ Read More ]

The Pancake Story

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I love pancakes. Plain-Jane, simple warm, golden pancakes. Throw some melted butter and delicious maple syrup on there and look out! [ Read More ]

Printer Broke

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Story of this photo: The Art department at school is in desperate need of a new printer ink cartridge. #PRINTERBROKE [ Read More ]

How We Learn

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I’m nearing the end of a Drivers Ed lesson with a slightly nervous teenage girl. We role our 1995 Chevy Malibu onto an empty dead-end road and I instruct the girl to stop in the street, a few feet away from the curb. My driver is about to attempt parallel parking for the first time. [ Read More ]

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