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Posted December 31, 2019in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

Quote of the Week “Live so that when your children think of fairness and integrity, they think of you.” -H. Jackson Browne, Jr., an American author best known for his [...]

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Posted December 30, 2019in Stray Thoughts

A teacher has a lesson from the ER for all of us

Schools across Iowa have been dark for more than a week because of winter vacation. But a Des Moines teacher still managed to teach a very important lesson during that [...]

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Posted December 26, 2019in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

Here’s to wishing everyone a very merry Christmas, happiest of Holidays, and a wonderful New Year as we prepare for 2020. May your life be filled with creativity and wonder.  [...]

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Posted December 24, 2019in Just Released

Tea & Talk at Terrace Hill

The Terrace Hill Partnership is proud to present five distinguished speakers who will bring timely programs to the Terrace Hill Drawing Room at 2 p.m. each Saturday in February, followed [...]

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Posted December 24, 2019in Joe's Extra

Fish, speed dating, and Dutch

The tall, strong-looking Dutch woman began her story by telling me about fish. The story suddenly took a right turn into speed dating. And then the darn thing ended up [...]

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Posted December 23, 2019in Stray Thoughts

There’s something special about simple charity

This is the time of the year when my psyche — after being worn down by the headaches, the hatred and the heartache around us — gets a much-needed pick-me-up [...]

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Posted December 18, 2019in Joe's Extra

Raining in Dutch

Rain in the Netherlands has a certain texture that doesn’t exist back home in Iowa. Here in the Netherlands the rain rarely rages with such thunder and lightning that you [...]

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Posted December 17, 2019in Just Released

Monday Night Raw wrestling photos by Chris Manning; episodes air Dec. 16 and Dec. 23

At Wells Fargo Areana. Photos courtesy of www.photosbymanning.com.

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Posted December 17, 2019in The Culture Buzz

Greetings, Cultural Catalysts:

Quote of the Week “We ought to give thanks for all fortune: If it is ‘good,’ because it is good, If ‘bad’ because it works in us patience [and] humility…” [...]

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Posted December 17, 2019in Stray Thoughts

The questions I would like to ask ‘Berk’

Whenever a friend or relative dies, it’s not unusual to find ourselves dwelling on the conversations we wish had occurred or the questions that never got asked. That certainly was [...]

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