Monthly Archives: March 2014

Mar 31

Old 20 to be rebuilt for new 20 to progress

This is a “clearing the spindle” week, where I bring up items glossed over during posting of my trip log and my illness. In the current DOT five-year plan, US 20 is supposed to be four-laned between Moville and Correctionville … Continue reading

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Mar 28

The world of tomorrow

The first episode of “Futurama” aired on TV March 28, 1999 — 15 years ago today. /shakes cane at younger animated shows

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Mar 27

Iowa State’s history in the Sweet 16 and beyond

The Iowa State men’s basketball team is in the Sweet 16 for the fourth time in school history. It has been to the Elite Eight once in the modern era, and Final Four once ever. Yet that only merits third … Continue reading

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Mar 27

North Liberty is finally getting a high school

The catch: It’s going to be part of the Iowa City school district. The district awarded a design contract Tuesday for a building that would open in 2017. The new high school will be on the east side of North … Continue reading

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Mar 26

Norman Borlaug statue dedicated

Coverage from the Register and Gazette on Tuesday’s event in DC.

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Mar 25

In which I am mentioned very vaguely in the Atlantic magazine

In the April 2014 issue of the Atlantic, and already online, there is a long piece by Adam Doster called “Fighting Over the Field of Dreams.” It’s about the field and the Ballpark Heaven development. About three-fifths of the way … Continue reading

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Mar 24

License Plate Letters — CGS

It’s been a while since I updated this. I haven’t been out much.

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Mar 24

But it won’t make the writing on ‘Girls’ any better

Lena Dunham’s character on the HBO series “Girls” has been accepted into the Iowa Writers’ Workshop. This may be inspired by the fact that one of the show’s story editors has an MFA from the workshop (NSFW-ish, both for the explicitness endemic … Continue reading

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Mar 23

What a game

ISU’s fourth Sweet Sixteen ever! Wow! UPDATE: Of the teams in the 2014 Sweet Sixteen, the only one with fewer appearances than ISU there is Baylor with three. This post has been edited.

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Mar 22

Another profile of Hallie Christofferson

It’s tournament time, and I have been/am sick, so I don’t have much. So, for the weekend, here’s a nice story from the Ames Tribune on Hallie Christofferson. When the women’s season ends, it will really close the last chapter … Continue reading

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