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…

A Lesson in Good P.R.: Waterloo & RAYGUN

Atta boy, Buck!  I told you it wouldn’t hurt to reach out to RAYGUN and come up with a better slogan. Now, if you don’t mind, please send me an email and thanking me for helping you! Ladies and gentlemen, this is how you make a negative PR into a positive PR for you, your…

Still Waiting…

It’s been two days and I’ve received no response from you, Mayor Clark. C’mon, make that phone call and reach out to Mike D. You won’t be sorry. It’ll be a good PR campaign for you and the city. Don’t be a curmudgeon.  Do it!

A Letter to the Mayor of Waterloo

Dear Mayor Buck Clark, Over the last several days, I have watched with intrigue the controversy over the Waterloo t-shirts that were printed by RAYGUN (all in capital letters) and their owner Mike Draper.  I will disclose that I know most of the staff that works for RAYGUN and they are respectable and fun-loving individuals…