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Waiting for the drop: Thoughts on Graduation

My apartment and my life are in chaotic flux, the evidence of my non-transient life explode in excess, reflecting the anxieties and apprehensions that the unknown evokes in me. 520 more words


Tijerina Family | Iowa City Iowa Family Photographer

I got to meet Allysa through my youngest son Owen. Our little boys go to preschool together and are the cutest two best buds ever! I am so glad I have gotten to know Allysa and her family, she is such a wonderful wife and mother! 48 more words

BirdsDream Design

Summer haiku pt 1

The long days of summer are slowly pulling away from Iowa. School started Monday and I can’t tell if the whirlwind of activity is real or just a feeling rubbing off of the frantic freshman running around Iowa city like a swarm of slightly confused ants, but this is still one of the greatest times of the year in Iowa. 133 more words


Inspiration Lately | 6-4-14

Magnetic knife strips + modern art.

2×4 art, courtesy of A Beautiful Mess.

Rustic open shelving (and more magnetic knife strips).

This poem by one of the students who attends the… 142 more words

Cross Country Road Trips

Then and Now


Chiang Mai reminds me of the Midwestern college towns I lived in back in the late sixties and seventies. Back then, I was a student living in a student ghetto.  743 more words