Monthly Archives: March 2014
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
The first episode of “Futurama” aired on TV March 28, 1999 — 15 years ago today. /shakes cane at younger animated shows
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
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
Coverage from the Register and Gazette on Tuesday’s event in DC.
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
It’s been a while since I updated this. I haven’t been out much.
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
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.