Monthly Archives: June 2014

Just Reading the Manual Is Not Enough

These things cannot be taught by in  manual or text book: Nor can they be regulated by law or rules. They must be learned first hand… second hand just won’t do! If children never fall, how will they ever learn how … Continue reading

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Masochists Come In Many Flavors

As I was walking the dogs this A.M. I noticed that several irrigation systems  were running after we had an inch or so of torrential rain yesterday afternoon. Now I know that most of you have heard of S and M … Continue reading

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River Dwellers the New Homeless?

The Headline in the Des Moines Register is “River Dwellers Face Eviction.” In what is now an annual or semi-annual affair the City of Des Moines is removing housing and trash placed on public and private land near Downtown Des … Continue reading

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Winston Churchill on the Modern Condition

I believe I would have liked to have had a conversation with Winston Churchill and here’s why, in his own words. Bessie Braddock: “Sir, you are drunk.” Winston Churchill: “Madam you are ugly but in the morning I will be … Continue reading

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