HOT SHEET: The joy of mother’s cooking when we can’t be together

From the desk of Daniel P. Finney, 24th Street bureau, Des Moines, Iowa. ITEM ONLY: I ate my mother’s food on Thanksgiving Day. This simple declarative sentence would be unimpressive in any other year. But we know damn well this is not any other year. This is the year of COVID, social distancing and lockdowns.Continue reading “HOT SHEET: The joy of mother’s cooking when we can’t be together”

HOT SHEET: Calamity for Hawkeyes, Cyclones; World Series Dad 2.0 jokes; and more jokes to learn and say for trick-or-treat

Sunday, Oct. 25, 2020 From the desk of Daniel P. Finney, sergeant of the watch, Drake Neighborhood Station, Des Moines, Iowa. ITEM ONE: The typist slumped into his over-stuffed recliner shortly after 2:30 p.m. Saturday with the idea of flipping between the Iowa State vs. Oklahoma State game and the Iowa vs. Purdue game. TheContinue reading “HOT SHEET: Calamity for Hawkeyes, Cyclones; World Series Dad 2.0 jokes; and more jokes to learn and say for trick-or-treat”