Monthly Archives: August 2011

What I Learned in College

Today marks the first day of classes here at Iowa State University.  I had the privilege of being a part of 9 first day schools during my time at Iowa State.  Everything seems so fresh and new.  You have a … Continue reading

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I Put a Spell On You

Well, another Friday is upon us.  That means another song.  Today is a song that I am really fond of.  You may not know this but Screamin’ Jay Hawkins wrote and did this song first in 1956. In 1965 Nina … Continue reading

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The Emotions That Can Change Our Lives

Emotions are some of the most powerful forces inside us.  The power of emotions can cause humans to perform heroic acts.  On the other hand, these same emotions can cause humans to perform acts that can be equally harmful.  As … Continue reading

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Home is Where the Farms Are

Today, I get the privilege of traveling to the Iowa State Fair to be a part of a very special event.  Triple JJJ Farms, one of the two farms I grew up on is being honored at the fair for being … Continue reading

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Does Growing Up Mean Being More Like a Child?

Need Washing? A little girl had been shopping with her Mom in Wal-Mart. She must have been 6 years old, this beautiful red-haired, freckle faced image of innocence.  It was pouring outside. The kind of rain that gushes over the … Continue reading

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Top 50 Psychedelic Era Songs

Well, another Friday has come upon us.  You know that the topic of the day is music.  I really enjoyed doing the list last time so I have decided to return to this and compile another list for you.  Today’s … Continue reading

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Don’t Let Life Hold You Back

In life, you will find that success depends on facing facts.  It depends on realizing what is making you achieve and what is stifling your success.  It means knowing the situations that you get happy about and knowing the situations … Continue reading

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