I can't take credit for this tree. It was all my brother's in-laws doing.
First my parents and I followed my brother and his family to one Christmas tree farm: But it didn't have any place to for the kids to play and the trees were more expensive than the place we'd gone last year for a tree, so we drove and drove to: Which also had a gadget… Continue reading Christmas Tree Hunting
I took all these photos at Easter Lake Park on two different days. https://www.amazon.com/Sea-God-Paul-Schilling-ebook/dp/B00KMI8N72/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1507806059&sr=8-1&keywords=the+sea+of+god+paul+schilling
There is a hiking trail that illustrates the distances between the sun and the planets by have a sign for the sun in Madison, WI, and as you walk it has signs that show the relative distances. The yellow dots are where the planets are and the hikes grow longer and longer between them. As… Continue reading An Astronomically Educational Hiking Trail
One of the sources of puzzlement I have about my hometown out in the middle of Iowa is how it ended up with so much jazz. We have small jazz clubs downtown, a Jazz in July festival every year, and indie jazz performers. It's probably because of the jazz program at Drake University. Personally, my… Continue reading The Turner Center Jazz Orchestra