Highway Roads

Let’s Democratize Democracy

This post first appeared on The Des Moines Register’s Our Caucus series. Last night I joined 100 other influencers, special interest groups, presidential campaigns, and elected officials, to launch Change.org’s latest project, ChangePolitics.org. I was invited by my good friend Nick Troiano to speak as an undecided voter. The night itself was great. I was […]

Iowa Wind Turbines

A Note to Iowa Legislators

Dear Iowa Legislators, Tomorrow will begin another year of your service to the people in your districts and the people of Iowa. It is another chance to work with your fellow members to make Iowa a better place to grow up, raise a family, and retire. In the last 12 months, I have gotten married […]

religion and faith

Religion & Freedom

Over the past month, a lot of the country has been following Rowan County Clerk Kim Davis’ fight against gay marriage. On June 26 of this year, the United States Supreme Court ruled that all states must recognize and provide marriage licenses for all legally-able couples, gay or straight. Mrs. Davis claims issuing those licenses […]

Flag at US Grant Mausoleum In Manhattan

Ending Political Rhetoric

Last week I was engaging ton Twitter on an issue I find to be of the utmost importance: Social Security. I saw the following Tweet: Why #SocialSecurity should dominate the 2016 election http://t.co/VZjamXw8CY — Eyes On Fox (@eyesonfoxorg) May 11, 2015 The Tweet itself is fairly inocuous and I wanted to engage a fellow citizen. […]

Boston Strong

Boston Strong

At first I was sad as a fellow marathoner. Then I was sad as an American. On the afternoon of April 15, 2013, I was working at a small digital agency in New York City. I pulled up the news on a quick break and saw the breaking news of an explosion near the finish […]

Car Talk

Remembering A Car Talk Brother

It was my dad who turned me onto Car Talk — the famous, or infamous if you didn’t like the show — many, many years ago. Today, I am thankful for that introduction back in our single-car garage in Mason City, Iowa, on some random Saturday one summer. Last week, one of the Car Talk […]

Iowa Windmills

Returning to Iowa

As my rental truck trudged out of Astoria, New York, across the Gov. Christie-made famous George Washington Bridge and towards the West, a mix of excitement and fear cursed through my veins. I’m a young —nearly 31 — professional who just relocated back to Iowa from the energy and excitement of New York City. I […]