3Proving Des Moines is NOT boring

My Broader 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Broader 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 18, 2015

When I started thinking about seven things I love about Des Moines, I had a broader sense of all the great things about this city: the food, the scenery, the opportunities to get involved, the arts. I could go on about the great growth and changes we have seen over the years and how thankful I am for the opportunities we now have. But to save you from reading...

My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

My Top 7 Things I Love About Des Moines

Aug 13, 2015

After 8 years of living in Des Moines, it seems only fitting that I take the time to reflect on things I love about Des Moines. There have been so many of the changes in the last 7 years, it is really not hard to find 7 things. I wrote for Des Moines is NOT Boring for nearly all of these 7 years we’re reflecting on as part of the birthday celebration,...

My 2015 80/35 Plan

My 2015 80/35 Plan

Jul 9, 2015

For the past few 80/35‘s, I’ve used this space to list a bunch of bands I think you should go see, to let you make over your own mind about the festival. Meanwhile, over at my now cobwebbed personal blog, I used that space to tell you who I wanted to see. You see at DMiNB, I like to guide people into making their own decisions based on what I like. But...

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...

I Completely Lost it to Nostromo

I Completely Lost it to Nostromo

Apr 30, 2015

Nostromo broke me. Just straight up broke me. I saw them live a month or so ago, and I was just astonished. Not only is it tough for me to be surprised in this town anymore, but I just don’t take as much pleasure from heavier music as I once did. But there I was, three inches from the speaker, my toes touching the stage and just giggling like a fool. I was...