Winter in Iowa 2012 or the lack of it….

Winter in Iowa 2012 or the lack of it….

If you blinked you'd miss winter in Iowa this year! I think we can count on one hand the number of "snow days" this winter. Friday was one of those days and since there's been a shortage of Continue reading

Record High Temps in Coralville – And I’m not the only one impressed by the weather…

Record High Temps in Coralville – And I’m not the only one impressed by the weather…

Record high temps in Coralville today. This is worth sharing considering January is typically a month when I ask myself why I thought relocating to Iowa was a good idea! Especially the last few years Continue reading

Is This The Demise of Black Friday?

Is This The Demise of Black Friday?

Is nothing sacred? Does Thanksgiving now have to go the way of Christmas and revolve around the retail industry? The decision of major retail stores to open at midnight flies in the face of everything Continue reading

It’s Memories that make a House a Home

It’s Memories that make a House a Home

After my post yesterday about the house I closed on in Germany on September 11, 2001 it seemed fitting that I should dig out some photos of said house and share those with you. It was no ordinary Continue reading

Yes, We All Have A 9/11 Story: Here’s Mine

Yes, We All Have A 9/11 Story: Here’s Mine

September 11 2001 was the day that changed the world. We all know this. We all know where we were that fateful day when we heard the news. There aren't many days etched in our memories. A wedding day, Continue reading

Kansas City – My New Favorite Place to Visit

Kansas City – My New Favorite Place to Visit

It's been ages since I posted to my personal blog. Time just flies by. Have you ever noticed how that is more true in summer than in winter? Not so long ago I became an "Empty Nester" after my Continue reading