Boy Scouts

I’ve been trying to process the recent change of the Boy Scouts of America allowing girls into the organization. If you haven’t read about it, you can find more information here I grew up in scouting so I can understand the appeal. I earned the rank of Eagle Scout along with many of my friends. We had a heck of a troop and I wouldn’t trade those memories for the world.

With A Blink Of An Eye

With a blink of an eye, they’re one. What a year its been. Happy Birthday Boys!

Les Hale

Its a sad day to day. Today we learned of the passing of Les Hale I got to meet Les on several occasions throughout my years in the UNI Varsity Men’s Glee Club and then later while serving on the board of directors for an endowment fund in his name. He always had a story to tell about the group, his students and gettings started so many decades ago. Les talked about the Glee Club and not only its impact on the guys in the group and the men that they became.

White House Prankster

There has been some press recently about a “prankster” that duped several senior White House officials into replying to and acting on emails sent to their accounts that they believed were from son-in-law Jared Kushner. You can find more details in this CNN article. What’s the big deal LOL what’s the big deal with this. The administration is not known for thier strong use of technology or email in general.


A fresh face If you’ve been a reader of this site, you’ve noticed the facelift of the site after many years of running the same theme. This is more than just a new theme, there is also a new back end powering the site. The previous site was running on Wordpress much like millions of other sites out there on the web. I’m going to use this post to talk about the reasons for the changes and the new way that I’m now writing and publishing articles.