Iowa Connection

 Years ago, when we first moved to Iowa, I was amazed that a local television station would find an Iowa connection to any news story, worldwide. I’m not kidding. Earthquake in Japan? They would find an Iowa resident living in Japan near the epicenter. Landslide...
The Building Supervisor

The Building Supervisor

In order to have a building project go well, there are several critical pieces that need to be in place.  First, you need a good plan.  Next you need materials, and a good team.  And finally, you need a building supervisor.  We had all these pieces in place this...
The Vegan Experience

The Vegan Experience

Gene recently had a meeting in Portland and I took the opportunity to contact a friend and meet for lunch. We decided to try out a Vegan restaurant (yes, on purpose!) that had great reviews. (If you don’t believe me, check out the Cornbread Café in Eugene, OR.  And I...
Airport Experiences

Airport Experiences

Unfortunately, I can’t write a lot about our experiences in the Glasgow and Amsterdam airports because I’m no longer allowed to poke fun at Homeland Security and TSA . . . they carry a grudge.  I’m not even kidding.  I once poked fun at a Homeland Security newspaper...
Scotland Glossary

Scotland Glossary

Credit goes to Gene on this entry as he kept a journal as well during our travels and wrote down many of the phrases or words that were explained to us by our tour guide. Although the language spoken in the UK is English, they often use different terms for common...