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  • I is Perfect

    Excuse me if I’m being too personal, but honestly, if there’s one workplace problem you will never ever have to worry about, it’s being perfect.
    July 11, 2014 - 10:53 am
  • Behind every man...

    This week, I can’t help but to think about an old summer camp that is going on this week at Grinnell College called Summer Games University. Besides t ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • The Cheat Sheet for Life

    I am not a big fan of most teachers, and certainly a screaming majority of the ones I had growing up. Teachers only stood in the way of my desire to g ...
    July 10, 2014 - 11:07 am
  • Ty's Take: Perfection is my ultimate goal

    Sometimes, I’m too hard on myself, and I can’t help it.I have this overwhelming desire for several t ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • World Cup at the White Castle

    When I was 19 years old, I lived in Australia in a house with six other expatriates — three Americans, two Germans and a Bulgarian. We lovingly referr ...
    July 9, 2014 - 11:22 am
  • Atkins diet

    Disgusted with myself back in March, I went on the Atkins diet. I had been on the Atkins diet years back, when Atkins was all the rage, and had lost a ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Culture War as State Hobby

    The Supreme Court recently closed its term with a ruling in Burwell v. Hobby Lobby, concerning the government’s mandate for employer provided insuranc ...
    July 8, 2014 - 11:28 am
  • Know thy neighbor

    I have a regret. I’ve always been told not to dwell on regrets, but if I don’t learn from them, then it’s a waste of an emotion. Like many regrets, it ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:33 am
  • Let's Get Simple

    Is there a simple solution to all your problems at work?The simple answer is yes.Welcome to the new ...
    July 7, 2014 - 11:31 am
  • My Visit to the Jasper County Historical Museum: The 1930’s House — ‘A Young Couple’s Home’

    Personally, what I know about the 1930’s is from what I’ve read, or as depicted on television or what I was taught in school; and of course, now, by w ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • My 'Crazy Good Wonderful Life' Part 2

    If you have known me for any extended period of time, you would have heard me talk about a friend of mine named Papi at least once. He is one of the b ...
    July 3, 2014 - 10:44 am
  • Ty's Take: Yes, Newton, there is a ‘Santa Claus’

    If you can’t tell by now, I’m slightly — maybe extremely — competitive.My competitiveness is present ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:53 am
  • Happy Birthday, America

    Celebrating the Fourth of July brings family, friends and neighbors together for backyard barbecues, pool parties and patriotic parades. It’s also the ...
    July 2, 2014 - 11:26 am
  • Charter schools, common core and the corporate coup in education

    Although the recent court decision striking down tenure for public school teachers has been viewed from many angles on op-ed pages, as Mark Palko poin ...
    July 1, 2014 - 11:24 am
  • Raining on my own parade

    I don’t like umbrellas and I don’t use umbrellas. I’ll take it another step further. I don’t like or trust people that use or carry umbrellas.
    July 1, 2014 - 11:24 am
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