The “Other” List: What I Love About Des Moines

Juice has come out with a list called “50 Things We Love About Des Moines”.  I’m not a “list” person by any means.  There are far too many things about living here in Iowa I love, and about Des Moines, since I’m a resident here. This is going to be Des Moines-centric, so for you…

News and Sports Links – April 14, 2010

I have several projects on the docket and I’ll be out and about on this wet day.  Let us get to the business of finding out what’s going on over the past few days.  Before I do, I want to thank all of you for being patient and allowing me to keep the “Life Disrupted”…

Wanted: A Mentor (or Someone Who’s Willing to Give Advice)

  I recently read the Juice cover story this week about mentors and how young professionals can find a mentor.  There were plenty of advices on how to find a mentor.  A lot of people will say that asking someone to be a mentor is the easiest thing to do, because many of them want to give…

Earn a Place at the Table

A few years ago, I overheard a statement someone said.  The person said that young professionals “want” a place at “the table.”  “The table” was probably referring to sitting next to very important/high level individuals like CEOs, business leaders, and elected leaders on boards and commissions. I was struck by that statement.  I am from…

Lowering Your “Dating” Expectations

Today, my friends at Juice did a cover story on being single in Des Moines.  I could go on a long spiel about being single in this town, but there are two things that deserves to be addressed. Must-haves and expectations. It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to know that Des Moines is what Des…