April 30, 2012 – Emma at World Food Prize Iowa Youth Institute

Emma was selected to attend the Iowa Youth Institute sponsored by the World Food Prize.  She worked diligently on a paper regarding water security in Jordan.

Here’s a link to the story for more details. Many luminaries attended,including the President of Iowa State, CEO of Pioneer, and Governor Branstad.  Most everyone except the Governor stayed on course in addressing the youth except the Governor couldn’t help but make his pitch for Lean Textured Beef whatever.

April 29, 2012 – The Prom Goes on Forever…

It’s a tradition in Marshalltown to have a band concert the day after prom.

On the downside, the kids are wiped out after staying up through the after-prom party.  On the upside, everyone gets to wear their prom gear for another formal event!

April 26, 2012 – Computer Meltdown

I’ve been absent for a while – but I have a good excuse – two of them in fact! First, my desktop computer died. The most likely culprit was a bad power supply, so I ordered a new power supply and a new iMac all-in-one as a backup in case it wasn’t the power supply.

The new power supply didn’t work, so it was a good thing that this box recently arrived.

The meltdown also came in the middle of a contract writing project that was nearing a deadline. So between those two things, I haven’t been breathing too much lately. Perhaps things will decelerate to more manageable pace for a few days and I can get caught up.