It’s Never Boring When You Have Topics to Write About

Today is the fifth anniversary of “Des Moines Is Not Boring”, a blog dedicated to touting and showing everyone that Des Moines is not boring…ever. The brainchild of Pete Jones has expanded over the years, with featured writers and topics, but the premise remains the same, which is there is plenty of events, activities, and…

Seeking Attention…For All of the Wrong Reasons

Alex Rodriguez is a piece of work. Or he is just as confusing to understand, because no one knows what’s he thinking of, doing next, or why he’s doing what he does. I think I have the appropriate song for him. The Beatles summed A-Rod up with this one. I think it’s perfect. Listen to…

Basketball…Up All Night

Last year, I was awake for nearly 24 hours to take in the College Hoops Tip-Off Marathon being televised on ESPN.  It was a fun experience.  I was able to do it, simply because I was between jobs and didn’t have much to do besides sending resumes and networking.  Now that I’m in the working…

An ESPN Films Iowa “Dream” List

This past Tuesday, ESPN Films aired another outstanding hour-long documentary, this one about former Fresno State basketball player Chris Herren.  Herren became a prep star in his native Fall River, Massachusetts and went on to Fresno and a short stint in the NBA, all the while battling drug addiction and nearly self-destructing the world around him.  I…