Wednesday, July 05, 2017

On Vacation

Pictures of family and friends.

I officially declare my little sister, Julia, an embarrassing force of nature. Some (forces of Nature) are for good, some are for evil, Julia is a force of LOUD, mostly rude, but cleary delivered mayhem Nature with a lot of F BOMBS.

Friday, June 30, 2017


Ike drove the first leg under the watchful eye of Hefner. He still managed to miss two major interchanges, but we're back on track and only 40 minutes behind schedule.


Meanwhile Beaner, Jeffe, and Ruby are taking an alternative route for their Celoventure...via Myrtle Beach. Lucky!

Monday, June 19, 2017

New Business/New Logo

As some of you may know, we have the Woofables Bakery in Coralville, and a small retail location on the Peninsula in Iowa City. The foot traffic is a bit slow at our retail location so we're pivoting to become a local neighborhood grocery store.

So here is the World Primire of our new Logo for the neighborhood market. Check it out and let me know your thoughts. Special thanks to Sydney (Powell) Markel for taking concept to digital, and Robyn Hepker for polishing the digital for market. 

And so it goes...

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Maggie's Bog from India

Here is a link to Maggie's summer blog from India.  Fascinating stuff. An amazing individual.

And so it goes...

Thursday, June 01, 2017

Professional Highlight This Week

On Tuesday I was given the opportunity to facilitate a leadership retreat for the Coaching Staff of IOWA'S Famed Wrestling Program. I've never met a leadership team more intense, more focused, and passionate about EXCELLENCE than those seven men.

The coaches are dedicated to the athletes well-being and growth... clearly the shared number one goal. Second... was Integrity. They run a clean program, want their men to be excellent people when they graduate.

I'm was honored to help, and humble by their leadership.  Go Hawks!  And so it goes. . .

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Slime...A College Education

Ok, Chalupa has ventured off to India. Periodic news...we'll keep you posted.

On the homefront, we have representatives from Boston College, Luther College, and the University of Iowa. Abigail, Addy, and Leah. They're making slime.

Help me understand... they could be downtown; they could be at an intellectual film showing; they could be playing cards, a board game, or something cerebral.

Instead... they made four batches of slime. $15.  Is this what thousands of dollars of college tuition pays for? 

Econ., Social Work, and Marketing majors... and this is what we get.  Sigh... I've been slimed. And so it goes....

Thursday, May 11, 2017

Move Along People... Nothing To See

Why do I feel like a hillbilly?  This is legal de-crappifying. Two days a year, the city will pick up big garbage, above and beyond, normal trash. 

It accordance to forces out of our control we always seen to forget to participate.

HA! Not this time. The Taylor have unloaded and we're feeling purged.  And so it goes...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Dinner table

So... unopened "Titanic" video, Pentax Spotomatic...non-digital (old school - film!), laptop... and the rest. Who eats like this in 2017?

Monday, April 24, 2017

New Initiative for the University of Iowa

As some of  you may be aware. Padre is helping to spearhead a new initiative for the University of Iowa. This initiative is currently called the Office of Healthcare Leadership Education (OHLE for short).  Here is a reasonably good write up that appeared in Iowa Today (a University of Iowa online publication). 

As a side note, it's clear I wasn't interviewed for this article, or would have dissuaded them from using my full name, Alexander.  So it goes...

Sunday, April 23, 2017

Turkey in the Field

Spring brings out the Turkeys, and the Big Dawg. It's great to be outside and enjoying the green of Spring. And so it goes.