OMGDSM #001 – Tomorrow

On April 22nd, the Des Moines Area Metropolitan Planning Organization unveiled The Tomorrow Plan, a blueprint for sustainable community development through the middle of the 21st century. We spoke to Senior Transportation Planner Bethany Wilcoxon to learn about the Plan, and its vision for the region. We also spoke about Bethany’s campaign to raise money for …

My Tea Ritual

After doing some reading about the variety of ceremonies different cultures have that celebrate the brewing and consumption of tea, I realized that I have a pretty consistent little ritual of my own. It’s rather intricate and involved, so feel free to shorten/excerpt/adapt it to your use. Without averting eyes …

Let’s Do This

I’ve been sharing random details about my situation as they were relevant, but I think it’s time to tell the complete story. The TL;DR version is short. My job has ended, and I’m looking for something new. If you want the rest of the context, keep reading after the jump. …

Old Habits

I posted on Facebook, musing about an old project that I occasionally miss. The following exchange occurred in the comments: Dear Little Bald Bastard, As I get older, I notice that I keep getting more bald, while you get less bald. Help. -Hairless in Hackensack Dear HIH, It turns out …

Belated Updates

I have finally updated my header to reflect the (freakishly warm and dry) Iowa winter. My intuition about causality wants me to believe that this action will hasten the arrival of Spring, rendering the change superfluous and unrepresentative of my surroundings, until I get around to changing it again in …