Sunday...a great day to catch up on a number of things...some business and some personal. So, grab a cup of "Joe" and let's visit.
Next week I'm out of the office Tuesday through Sunday. Headed to sunny Florida for the Farm Equipment Manufactures Association spring conference. These are the folks who make the shortline farm equipment from planters to discs, wagons to electrical components. This is really the heart and soul of agricultural machinery...so it's a nice visit with some good people. To learn more about them...just click here.
The last home game for my Iowa Stars was last night and we beat the San Antonio Rampage 3 - 1. They still have a couple of games to go and we're still in the hunt for a spot in the playoffs for the Calder Cup. So here is wishing them the best. It's a fun game...even when we yell at the referees...but that's part of the fun.
Big night for us as we were fortunate enough to win the game jersey worn by number 31 - Tobias Stephan the 6'2" goaltender from Zurich, Switzerland. A HUGE thank you to all the folks from John Pettit, president to executive assistant Heather Fronk, the team and of course the fans for a fun year.
Here's a photo of Georgie wearing the jersey with friends Michael and Ron...who by the way are wearing jerseys from Team Red Bull of Salzburg, Austria where they were last week to watch as Salzburg won their national championship. This really is an international game.
I got an e-mail from a John Benage a writer friend of mine from San Antonio. He wrote, a couple of years ago, a charming novel Oak Grove. It's about growing up on an acreage in Western Missouri in the 1950's and if you would like to learn more, just click here.
John wrote asking some advice regarding websites and blogging. John, we'll visit privately but let me assure you there are a BUNCH of authors blogging and if I start naming them...well. But my friend Liz Strauss comes to mind as does Donna Dawson. Two different writers with different works...but this can show us how powerful the Blog is. We'll talk.
Finally, thanks to the guests who were kind enough to spend some time on our radio show this morning. For the full story, just click here.
Speaking of RADIO...FLASH!!!!! Our friend Sherry Borzo from DSM BUZZ will be on 98.3 WOW-FM this week with J. Michael McCoy on Mac's World. Way to go! Sherry has this wonderful way of finding interesting places to have us go and spend our money! Visit Sherry here and Mac here.
And, the written message (like sending thank you notes in the mail) is not dead! I got a very nice note from Sherry the other day. If you click on the image...the note comes up along with the "beak marks" from Kunta our parrot. He liked it too Sherry!
One more item. It's about Des Moines! Seems that FORBES Magazine has just...just listed Des Moines as the 4th most desirable place to work and do business in the United States! That is up seven points from last year. Take that Bob Schnell of FEMA! Here is the story. I completely agree with my friend and fellow blogger Doug Mitchell, "It's number one in my book." Ditto!
That's it...mostly personal. Tomorrow, we're back at the world of business blogs. Thanks for reading...
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