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Events

Field Division – Reverie State EP

Posted by on Oct 30, 2014

I had this fairly nice set of headphones at one point in my life. They were Bose or JVC or something. My mom got them for me for Christmas a couple of years ago. They weren’t...

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Restaurants

Why eat at a chain Wednesday: Raccoon River Brewery

Posted by on Mar 17, 2010

The Raccoon Rivery Brewery is truly one of the most unique businesses in Des Moines. For starters, the building exudes historical significance as the flooring, elevator door, and...

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Feature

Geek: Cirque du Soleil

Posted by on Mar 24, 2011

Who is going to see Cirque du Soleil next week? My wife and I are going to the amazing show that, in years past,  I would have had to travel out of Des Moines to see. Oh, how the...

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Beats for the soul

Elizabeth Zimmerman – Suspended

Posted by on Nov 14, 2013

For all the work technology has done, for all the new genres of music that seem to be popping up over the past several years and for all of the alt-whatever that consumes a lot of...

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Recent Posts

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part Four

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part Four

May 26, 2015

May 30th is finally upon us this weekend. Over the course of the last three blogs, I have introduced you to three different events taking place on May 30th that I would have loved to attend, but for my daughter’s day-long dance recital. I would have started in the afternoon at Brewfest, then headed over to Clive/West Des Moines to split my time between the US...

Monday Mourners – Never Going Home

Monday Mourners – Never Going Home

May 21, 2015

You know how most people have a junk drawer that acts as a catch all for when you just don’t have a better place to throw stuff? My dad had a junk room. I say had because a while back, my sisters and I went through and helped him de-clutter the various copies of Sports Illustrated, dog-eared Louis L’Amour novels and scorebooks from softballs games from...

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part Three

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part Three

May 19, 2015

The one upside to my daughter’s Grimes Superstars dance recital being held on May 30th this year is that it has prevented me from having to make some difficult decisions on what events to attend that day. Being a dance mom solidified my attendance at both dance recitals and nothing else. Had the dance recital not been scheduled for May 30th, the truth of the...

May is Bike Month

May is Bike Month

May 13, 2015

Before moving to Des Moines, I thought I was an active person. I enjoyed working out, playing rec sports and ate (somewhat) healthy. I didn’t pay much attention to the overall health of my entire community. When I moved to the metro, I was blown away by how active everyone was and how encouraging local organizations, businesses and cities were. That being...

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part Two

May 30th, 2015: Great Day to Live in Des Moines, Part Two

May 12, 2015

So last week I shared with you my frustration that there were so many great events taking place on the same day in Des Moines. On Saturday May 30th, it will be a great day to Live in Des Moines! I will be busy prepping for and then watching my daughter’s dance recitals for Grimes Superstars. I am very excited to be there, very excited to support her and very...

Who is a Young Professional?

Who is a Young Professional?

May 11, 2015

Des Moines, I have a question. How do you define a young professional? As Forbes’ best city for young professionals, we should likely have an answer to this question. When looking at organizations like Young Nonprofit Professionals Network and Young Professionals Connection, I see people who are passionately seeking connections, challenges and growth in...

Bike Ride Tours Urban Chicken Coops

Bike Ride Tours Urban Chicken Coops

May 6, 2015

Today’s the perfect day to hop on a bike and check out some urban chicken coops!  This is probably not a typical thought for most of us. It was never a thought for me until I randomly found out about the inaugural Urban Tour de Cluck bike ride last year. The ride was hosted by Urban Community Concepts, whose mission is to connect resources to build...