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Save Cleverley Farms: Public Meeting on June 3rd

Save Cleverley Farms: Public Meeting on June 3rd

May 28, 2014

It was almost a year ago that I first wrote about the plight facing Cleverley Farms. It has been a tough 11 months for Larry Cleverley and his family. Earlier this year, Larry lost his dad to cancer. Soon after, his mom developed significant health issues. And Mother Nature certainly dished it out this winter, with a deep frost and late start to the growing...

Five Must-See June Events!

Five Must-See June Events!

May 20, 2014

My absolute favorite month of the year is nearly upon us, and as we approach the Memorial Day weekend, I wanted to take this opportunity to tell you about five events coming in the month of June I encourage you NOT to miss.  There is so much going on in June in Des Moines; these are just five of my favorites! Technically this year, Dam to Dam does not fall in...

Fatherhood: Time to Prioritize Your Life

Fatherhood: Time to Prioritize Your Life

May 19, 2014

Last Monday I became a father. It made me realize that there is very little I know about the world. Watching life enter the world changes your perspective on everything. Much of this journey, so far, seems like a blur – a high octane mix of emotion. People in the hospital called me dad, asking for my signature on forms. Everytime they did, I would look over...

Change How You See The World

Change How You See The World

May 5, 2014

Earlier this week I saw a mother duck dead in the road. As I approached, the cars in front of me slowed. When I got closer, I saw a Canadian goose leading a dozen ducklings safely across the street and another at the back making sure cars saw them. It reminded me that in the darkest moments of life, we can come together. Even our differences make us alike in...

Did someone say Bloomsnap Launch Party?

Did someone say Bloomsnap Launch Party?

May 2, 2014

It’s about time we do this!  90 days after we started Bloomsnap.com, we thought it would be a good time to have a launch Party! Bloomsnap allows shoppers an easy option for ordering flowers online, and the results are looking pretty good.  In Des Moines startup fashion, my business partner Lyndsay Clark and I are ready to pull together some...