Category Archives: Mason CIty

Ripped Down

Ripped Down
Oh how I wished it was the brightest of sunny days today, and simply because these heavy gray skies were reminding me of yesterday's happenings on Capitol Hill. As much as wanted it being a bad night's dream, reality kicked in once I was fully awake. I'm still not completely over the shock of it all, and likely won't be for some time.Since thos … continue reading

Skin in the Game

Skin in the Game
With it still dark out this morning, I noticed but a faint trace of the new moon in the sky which is telling us we're about two weeks away from the "Cold Moon". Thank goodness it wasn't as freezing out, but still enough to where it was biting my bare hands and face.I was back again at doing additional research for several clients this morning w … continue reading

Creature Comparisons

Creature Comparisons
Another cold and windy day happened in North Iowa, and unfortunately it seems more often than not, our recent warm days have been happening during our workweeks, and the cold ones come a-calling on our weekends. I'd planned on doing some work outdoors, but with today's cold and wind, I nixed my idea and found enough things indoors to keep me busy b … continue reading

Hand-picking her Own

Hand-picking her Own
With these above freezing days, I'm hoping everyone is still enjoying the outdoors as much as possible because we're entering that time of the year when it can turn ugly in a very short period of time. Unfortunately, as much as I wanted to go for a walk in the Downtown today, I had to stay close to my office due to a number of phone calls I was exp … continue reading

A By-gone Business

A By-gone Business
It wasn't the kind of weather I was expecting today, and for sure that bone-chilling dampness seemed able to penetrate even the thickest of my outerwear, which was reminiscent of those numerous cold and very damp days most Northern European coastal cities must endure during their winter months. What we must suffer thru with our blizzards, they have … continue reading

A Good Long Life

A Good Long Life
Oh what a windy cold day we had until around mid-afternoon when it finally subsided. Let's hope this warming trend we're supposed to be getting isn't too great to where it'll encourage our trees to bud all the more. Yes, I do hate winter, but I'd rather not have our trees and shrubs overly-stressed because of it being too warm.I did manage to g … continue reading

Offering Free Admission

Offering Free Admission
It couldn't have been a more beautiful day outdoors with our temps hovering in the high forties with little or no wind. When I left home this morning, it was pretty frosty, but once the sun arrived, it all changed for the better. I know I've mentioned many times how the angle of the sun can create long shadows which transforms normal landscapes int … continue reading

A New Doctor

A New Doctor
We couldn't have had a more beautiful morning with the near-calm wind and bright sun, and since it was Sunday, I made sure to get to office early enough so not to be disturbed in my quiet corner while conducting my personal contemplative prayer session. Now that winter's coming on and my office taking longer to heat up so early, I found an old wool … continue reading

Grease-cutting Soap

Grease-cutting Soap
We finally had a near perfectly calm day today, and what a relief it was. I was beginning to think Mother Nature had some sort of invisible fan programmed to have the wind start blowing as soon as sunrise happened, but you can bet I was enjoying every moment of our windless and sun-filled day.My first order of business was to drive up to my Rav … continue reading

This Buying Fever

This Buying Fever
The wind wasn't as bad today as yesterday's, but still at it, which makes me wonder if that nickname given our City back in 1950's titled, "The windy city of the North" being far closer to the truth. Oh well, at least our temps climbed high enough again to where it was tolerable. I certainly can't wait until another month passes and the sun starts … continue reading