Wednesday, October 05, 2005

The autumn season is upon us in Iowa. Yesterday I mowed the lawn, and I was mulching leaves more than I was cutting grass. There were so many walnuts on the ground in some parts of the lawn, I was worried I may have dulled the mower blades. When you hit a ripe walnut with a lawn mower, it releases a wonderful aroma that brings back memories.

There is certainly a feast for the squirrels. By November, they'll have almost all of those walnuts stashed away somewhere.

I'll be away from a computer for a while starting tomorrow. We're going to a region of warm climate to visit my best buddy, J-Dub. I'll post about it when we get back.

Saturday, October 01, 2005

I like to think I know a few things about newspapers (I've worked as news editor and photographer for an Iowa newspaper for nearly six years).

I really think there's something wrong about how a certain powerful Des Moines newspaper has represented my mom in their news article today. The photo they used of Mom in their article today was disappointing. That was an unfair representation of my mom's appearance.

Any moron with a camera and a printing press can take unflattering photos of people and publish them (just look at the National Enquirer), but I expected a higher standard from Iowa's largest newspaper.