A run, a reunion and return to the fair!

This weekend is big for DMU. Big tents, big crowds, big fun! Tomorrow is the beginning of our first-ever all-classes, …

Sweet, sweet corn!

There actually is one annual Des Moines area event that I try to attend every year and every year have …

DMU is tops!

DMU has offered free physicals to local kids for years and years. This year we partnered with local cardiology groups, …

Hot air and hot rides

This weekend there are some really interesting things, as usual, going on in Des Moines. The National Balloon Classic will …

Local music to m’ears

In May my little sister traveled through Italy. A waiter at a café asked where she was from and when …

DMU RUN-DAY-VOO

How can you even try to resist saying that over & over again?  It’s such a fun name and I’m …

Butter what?

It’s official, this year’s state fair butter statue has been announced!! In addition to this year’s butter cow at the …

Happy Independence Day!

Happy birthday America! Hope today finds every one of you celebrating the freedom and privileges we have in the U.S. …

Place to go, things to do, people to see

When I was a kid I knew that saying “I’m bored” would mean a chore list from mom – maybe …

More things to do in Des Moines!

I have been remiss, dear readers, in not blogging already about this coming weekend. There is SO much going on, …

Ice cream addicts welcome in Iowa

I love ice cream. Other than mint chip,  I haven’t met any ice cream I dislike. If someone came up …

Life as an Iowan

Just thought you’d enjoy this glimpse into how cool Iowans are… The “medical student” in the story is none other …