Category Archives: home

The Fiberglass Chairs: Something of How They Got the Way They Are

Today I bought a set of 14 Krueger fiberglass stacking chairs, found on Craigslist. While I wish they had been Eames, I’m not going to complain; their price and condition makes them great all-around use chairs (and for the price … Continue reading

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Children’s language development: Talk and listen to them from birth.

Six years ago, Suskind noticed a disturbing trend among her patients at the University of Chicago Medicine: While children from affluent families were starting to speak after implant surgery, those from low-income families lagged behind.Why? The question ate at Suskind, … Continue reading

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The magic of Madison County | Iowa Now – The University of Iowa

With its friendly people, rolling scenery, and covered bridges etched with history, I can’t help but recommend a day trip to Winterset and Madison County. Not because you can get away from it all and experience life like it used … Continue reading

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Bullet Journal

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Andres Zimmern’s Hometown: Linden Hills

I love Linden Hills; always a bright spot in my memory.

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Sunday fun

Was thrilled to find an Electro Harmonix DRM-15 and Roland CR68 drum machine pair in Des Moines today from the same seller. Great deal from a great guy.

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Hummingbird

So, I caught a hummingbird the other day…

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Mantis

Stacy spotted this space monster in the road when picking me up from work yesterday evening. I love seeing mantids out and about.

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Confessions of a Cellphone Holdout – WSJ.com

I hope that I have a few more years left before I come to die, but I have gotten incalculable pleasure from not owning a cellphone, even if I never did make it, as Thoreau did, to the woods. But … Continue reading

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Can You Own a Birkin Bag and Still Be a Minimalist?

I have very little understanding of these brands, but I get the concept; I like it. Imagine yourself in my make-believe Louboutins. If you have a bunch of other stuff lying around, filling up your home, adding to the clutter, … Continue reading

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