I was rolling through the Des Moines Skywalk on my way to do the radio show this afternoon and a guy comes up to me and says, "Hey, I think I know you!". It was my dear friend Aaron Muelhaupt who now works at the Des Moines Register. Complete with a beard, he looked a bit like a bit like an actor in Fiddler on the Roof.
It's been well over a year since we connected in person and I realized, in those very few minutes, how much I've missed having him around all the time. We worked together for nearly a decade...in the good and bad times. And his wedding two years ago was amazing and wonderful (Nice work Andrea!).
You see, Aaron is one of the most dedicated and talented people I know. And, he is loyal...very loyal. One of those treasured characteristics that is valuable and admired. I felt bad that we only had a couple of minutes before I had to be on the air...it would have been great to have a cup of coffee; catch up and share war stories.
Oh...and Juice? He said to me, "Gosh, I see and hear you everywhere. One of the top five people huh?" I had NO idea what he was talking about...until later. Here is the short piece in Juice.
It's nice to be recognized...but even better to connect with old friends.