Tag Archives: Iowa

Consciousness-Based Education

In the small town of Fairfield, Iowa there is Maharishi University of Management.  Cool, I thought, until I found out it is not a business school. Their website states that, “you study traditional subjects while experiencing inner growth”. There are … Continue reading

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American Gothic Update

We went to Eldon, Iowa to see the original home that Grant Wood used as a background for his famous “American Gothic” painting.   Don’t let the run down appearance of Eldon scare you away, the American Gothic Museum is … Continue reading

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High Trestle Trail

A 10′ wide concrete ribbon winds its way through central Iowa for over 25 miles.  What once was a Union Pacific railroad has been converted to the nicest bike trail I’ve ever seen. Beginning in Ankeny, Iowa the High Trestle … Continue reading

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Corn Huskers

August is prime time in Nebraska for sweet corn; local farmers sell it out of their pickup trucks along the highway outside of town.  A dozen fresh-picked ears cost $5.50, but they always throw a few extra ears in your bag. These … Continue reading

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The Thinker

I found this seven year-old deep in thought in the Reflecting Garden of Reiman Gardens in Ames, Iowa.  What was he thinking? Thought for the Day:  The most important thing we can do is inspire young minds and advance the kind of … Continue reading

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Salisbury House and Gardens

Hard to believe I was in Des Moines, Iowa when I took this picture.  The Salisbury House is an exact duplicate of the King’s House (owner’s name, not title) located in Salisbury, England.  The vegetation, layout, grounds and even the … Continue reading

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Iowa Landscape

Every time I cross western Iowa on I-80, I see these majestic wind turbines spread across the countryside.  I marvel at their simplicity: three blades rotating quietly in the wind, harvesting megawatts of power without consuming any natural resources. The wind turbines … Continue reading

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