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’”

Goal: $2,000. Please, just one last nudge over that hill

Dear friends and supports, I come to you the last time with an urgent request for financial assistance. And I mean last time. I start work as a sixth grade teacher at May Goodrell Middle School in Des Moines on Aug. 11. I would have never gotten this far without the help all of youContinue reading “Goal: $2,000. Please, just one last nudge over that hill”

These damn Yankees are making me care about baseball again

My doctor says I should avoid unnecessary stress. That’s why I cheer for the Chicago Bears. They are usually out of contention by late September. I don’t have a favorite NBA team, though I enjoy the Golden State Warriors. So, the days of me getting riled up during the NBA Finals have long passed. ButContinue reading “These damn Yankees are making me care about baseball again”