February 2014

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Posted on February 25, 2014 by

My Five Childhood TV Channels

Looking back at my childhood, I am glad we didn’t have cable. Now, I am not sure if it was a conscious decision by my parents or just a financial one, but none the less we grew up on five channels. They came in through a rickety antenna atop the house and the quality varied Read More

Posted on February 16, 2014 by

8 Life Lessons My Dog Taught Me

This week two years ago I was with my family as my brother and his wife adopted a cat at the Humane Society in Dodgeville, WI. As we were leaving we passed by a small room with a little kennel in it. We peered through the window to see two little black eyes peering back Read More

Posted on February 12, 2014 by

How Watching PBS Influenced Me

While I was digging through some old photos from trips, I came across the video below.  I shot it last summer at my parent’s house and it was forgotten in the months that then passed. When I rewatched it this week I suddenly realized how watching PBS as a kid may have influenced me more Read More

Single Red Rose
Posted on February 9, 2014 by

A Poem for Single People on Valentine’s Day

If I was going to buy someone flowers for Valentine’s Day… you can bet I would buy them at Ecker’s Flowers and Greenhouses in Waverly, IA, where I took the above photo. They didn’t even have to pay me to write that. Enjoy, a Poem for Single People on Valentine’s Day! When you’re single on Vday, Read More

Posted on February 6, 2014 by

One Man and 50,000 Burritos – A #Profile of Reid Travis

#Profiles is a series that highlights young professionals living interesting lives. I find so much inspiration in learning more about how people early in their careers deal with new cities, new jobs and new opportunities. If you know someone who would make a great #Profile, contact me. It is safe to call Reid Travis a trailblazer. Read More

Tiny Coke Bottles
Posted on February 3, 2014 by

Thanks Coke for Helping Me Clean Up My Feed

When Coca-Cola ran an ad during the Super Bowl that featured “America the Beautiful,” being sung in a multitude of languages, I smiled. I enjoyed the all-encompassing aspect of their commercial. The vast majority of those that I follow on Twitter and Facebook were also supportive of the ad. Then I started to see posts Read More

Cedar Rapids - Iowa
Posted on February 1, 2014 by

Blue in Cedar Rapids

You know you have great friends when they choose a lunch spot based on the potential for photo opps. Headed to Cedar Rapids, Iowa today to meet up with my good friend Nate Vaughn for some laughs, lunch and pictures. (I couldn’t think of another L word.) Let me know what you think in the Read More

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