Tag Archives: Iowa

One-Liner Wednesday – Outside

“Timothy Leary’s dead No, no, no, no, He’s outside looking in” – Moody Blues On Sunday morning, I was listening to NPR when they started talking about the Iowa Caucuses and I kinda lost it. I can’t listen to any … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–ISU Horse Barn

When I was visiting my brother in Iowa last month, I told him that I needed to find a door or a few doors to photograph. He understood. Of course, I think that he may have felt that that requirement … Continue reading

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Thursday Doors–Reed/Niland Corner

Not much of a door, but I’m guessing it was a welcome sight back in the 1930s.I spent a few days visiting my brother and my mom in Iowa over the past extended weekend. My brother gave me a short … Continue reading

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Location Isn’t Everything

Back in the early ‘80s, I worked as a consultant for one of the then Big-8 accounting firms. Despite the fact that the Big-8 ultimately became the Big-6 and then the Final-4, working for one of those firms back then … Continue reading

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Impressive Political Moments

On most days I travel through 5 or 6 towns on my way to work. New England is like that; a collection of tiny, congested, parochial little towns with identities confined within boarders that fly by, one after the other. … Continue reading

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5-Second Rules

M&M’s, Ritz Bits, Grapes, Twizzlers and Skittles are all subject to the standard 5-second rule. Drop it, and if you can pick it up, blow it off and eat it quickly enough, it’s not contaminated. Sure, you’d tell your kids … Continue reading

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Novelty Necessity or No Big Deal

I was sitting at a bar last Saturday and a friend of mine asked me if I had ever seen a 3D TV. I haven’t, other than the ones on display in Sears. I saw those, but I was actually … Continue reading

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