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New Tail Lights

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I guess this is easier than just replacing your burnt out tail lights. [ Read More ]

Cattitude Part III: Cats and The Vacuum Cleaner: A Fatal Combo


What is it about the vacuum cleaner that makes many cats disappear? Some say it’s those loud, whooshing sounds that a cat doesn’t quite understand. But I never point the vacuum at them or taunt them in any way. I am just VACUUMING! [ Read More ]

What a Letdown [PODCAST]


What do you do when you get sick? Lorrie gives a sneak peak into her illness routine, which can have varying results! [ Read More ]

Mustache Mischief

For whatever reason I decided one day, after 40 years of being clean shaven, to grow a mustache. My wife was less than pleased. But when the time came to shave it off, I decided to have a little fun… [ Read More ]

Welcome Back Tips for Young Adults Living at Home


Now, more than ever, graduates are moving back home after school. This experience can be very jolting for both parents and their kids.  In this economic climate, recent college graduates don’t have it easy.  After four years of partying, eating junk food “because it’s cheap,” and going to class three days a week, the jig … [ Read More ]

We’re Gonna Need a Bigger Boat


It seems everyone has at least one fun or crazy relative. Mine would be Uncle John. He is a goofball who is always up for a good laugh and is a phenomenal storyteller. [ Read More ]

How to Ruin a Family Road Trip

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The real definition of road trip? An intentional lengthening of vacation’s worst part. It doesn’t make sense. Faster transportation is available. [ Read More ]

Thanksgiving with Dad


So the beautiful time of Thanksgiving is once again upon us. It is a magical time of family, friends, being thankful, and stuffing your face like no one is watching. Thanksgiving is big in my family, so big actually that even the pilgrims think that we over do it. [ Read More ]

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 ]

Perfect Audition [PODCAST]


Erin tells the story of wanting to break into acting. Through her school, she manages to have the most perfect, and hilarious, audition ever. [ Read More ]

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