Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

Des Moines’ “Vinyl Trade;” a great Danish; Kerouac, and the Cubbies.

Des Moines’ “Vinyl Trade;” a great Danish; Kerouac, and the Cubbies.

Oct 22, 2013

I was going to write about Des Moines’ vinyl trade, focusing on the four record shops in the Highland Park area — prompted to do so after a GREAT encounter with Rob Kuhn, owner of Wayback Records. Google took me to a spring Des Moines Register story; the latest City View had made vinyl the cover story. Damn — story covered! For vinyl, these four shops are...

Crunchy Parenting

Crunchy Parenting

Oct 22, 2013

I’m late again, an adventure in crunchy parenting. Some people are always on time.  Some people are not.  “They” say that being late is the essence of rudeness.  “They” say that being on time is part preparation, part competence and part of being a good member of society.  I am not a good member of society, for many reasons. ...