Average Iowan

This is a blog to appreciate a great Midwest State:


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Iowa has the nation’s highest literacy rate at 99%. 

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26 miles to go. Passing through Edgewood. Gotta get here early to get the pie at Trinity United Methodist Church. We’re tired, but pumped as we approach a part of the state called the Switzerland of Iowa.


We’re spending this night at the Winnebago Area Boy Scout camp in Waverly. Off to Independence in the morning: 67 miles away.


I’m definitely back in the Midwest. #feelslikehome #iowa


An Iowa landmark. On the road to Davenport. The former President was born here in the town of West Branch on August 10, 1874.



Pro Tip: When on the road working a story, always stop to read that Historical marker you might otherwise stroll past. It’s a great source of local color — like this treasure in downtown Davenport, Iowa.
(Now, I first spotted this one some 15 years ago. I have yet to work this tidbit into a story… But someday, someday…)

Dear World,
This is my hometown—the beginning of modern chiropractic work.

Sometimes, it is the little things to be proud of…


#sunset #desmoines #iowa #515 #sculpturepark #nomad

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Campanile, Iowa State University // iPhone 5

My campus is so beautiful. So glad I go here.

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The Music Man


A snippet from the song which, when asked for a song to represent Iowa, is my go-to example.

The good and bad, the up and the down, and everything from a frosty shoulder to the shirt off our backs.

Well, if this isn’t just quite the little ditty.