Baker’s Dozen: Most Insightful Stories of 2014

I have not done a considerable amount of writing in 2014 (21 blogs to be exact) for me to pleased about. Life does get in the way. It was a good and bad thing. The good is that I’m not using my laptop excessively. The bad is that I missed some opportunities to write about…

De-cluttering a Few Things: July 15, 2013

A few thoughts to de-clutter as I start preparing for the prep football season, which starts in about 45 days. Aaron Hernandez:  unless this story turns into O.J. Simpson part deux, Hernandez is in big trouble. Then again, anything can happen in a trial (see O.J., Duke Lacrosse, Casey Anthony, et al.). The point is…

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…