In Search of…an Identity

Mike Draper’s column in Juice tripped my trigger on something that I’ve put off writing about. I’ve been a Des Moines resident for 15 years. I didn’t grow up here, left the state, and came back, like Draper did. I’m from Waterloo, went to Wartburg College, and came here after college. And yet, I’m still…

He’s Wrong and He’s Right

I had planned on writing a little letter to Dr. Stephen Bloom, but I felt some perspective was needed before writing about something based purely on reactionary terms. By now, everyone across the state of Iowa knows Bloom and the write-up he penned for The Atlantic Magazine.  A lot of folks here in the land between two…