As someone who was on the outside of anything news— and emergency—related until recently, I am still somewhat stuck on the outside looking in. And, this past week is no exception.
The countdown to the end of 2013 is gaining momentum and time to finish those yearly to-do lists is quickly fading.
Late Saturday night, I said on Twitter that I was surprised at my own reaction to Southwestern's march to a national tournament berth that day by upsetting No. 8-ranked Kirkwood.
We got a little taste of winter this week with a skiff of snow showing up on Monday. I’m not sure if I’m really ready for the cold weather, but that is the “fun” of living in Iowa. The good thing is it is supposed to be back up around 50 degrees this weekend.
With the help of my friend and coworker Sarah Brown, I got into an artsy mindset and made a piece of crayon art Sunday.
Crayon art is really easy. Hot glue crayons to a canvas and melt the colorful wax with a hair dryer. The hot wax blends and drips down the canvas, creating a picture. Shapes can be made in the wax, and so many color combinations are available, from rainbows to all blues like water, or all yellows like sunshine.
As I wrestled with writer’s block Tuesday trying to translate my thoughts onto the computer screen, I realized I was writing my first “back in my day” experience.