Don’t mix nostalgia with your shaving razor choices

When it comes to shaving, I am lucky in two respects. First, I am a man and the only shaving I do is on my face. Well, I also shave my head because though I am not fully bald, I am bald enough that I’ve decided to give up on having hair. It’s probably goodContinue reading “Don’t mix nostalgia with your shaving razor choices”

What should Iowa’s official aroma be? Obviously, it’s the ‘smell of money’

New Mexico officials are considering a proposal to make “the sweet smell of green chile roasting on an open flame” the official stat aroma, the Associated Press reports. I’m not sure if I would recognize the smell of a green chile roasting on an open fire any more than I would recognize that of chestnutsContinue reading “What should Iowa’s official aroma be? Obviously, it’s the ‘smell of money’”

Finding grace from the stolen laundry bag

Update on the stolen laundry: It’s still stolen. I spoke with a Des Moines police detective this morning. He was as polite as can be. He was also honest. The chances of my bag being found are somewhere between impossible and miraculous. He didn’t say that. But I can read between the lines. It’s OK.Continue reading “Finding grace from the stolen laundry bag”