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”

The ghosts of the past haunt my contacts list

The best Rolodex I ever saw belonged to Tom Alex, the dayside police reporter for the Des Moines Register. You needed two years of CrossFit just to twist the wheel. When one managed to crank the wheel, business cards rained out. Most pages had six or seven entries hastily crossed out with the new contactContinue reading “The ghosts of the past haunt my contacts list”