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FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Christmas Card

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Christmas Card

by Dave Markwell I love going to the mailbox this time of year. Normally, I am shamelessly indifferent about receiving mail. Bills and junk mail have lost their allure for me. In fact, I usually outsource... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Clap Hard!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Clap Hard!!

by Dave Markwell Through the various trips and travels of my forty-two years, I have learned many things. Some of these things have come through very deliberate efforts, but probably the majority of the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Christmas Omelet

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Christmas Omelet

by Dave Markwell This morning I made my wife an omelet. This act alone is not super noteworthy. I make her breakfast fairly often. The unusual ingredient in this morning’s meal was the extra time and... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Paradise…FOUND!!

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Paradise…FOUND!!

by Dave Markwell Every year my Rotary Club donates dictionaries to all of the third graders in our city. Distributing the books to the students is always a neat event. It is fun seeing all of the young... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Thanks and Giving

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Thanks and Giving

by Dave Markwell I am not a big fan of parades. To be clear, I don’t really like parades on TV. I like them in person. This is an interesting fact only because I am actually enjoying watching the Macy’s... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Green Blankets

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Green Blankets

by Dave Markwell Sunday mornings are mine. I get up early, make a cup of coffee and watch my favorite show on television, CBS Sunday Morning. This is a news type program without the bad news. Imagine... [Read more]

Welcome Back Dave Markwell’s ‘FEEL GOOD FRIDAY’! Today: Empty Plate

Welcome Back Dave Markwell’s ‘FEEL GOOD FRIDAY’! Today: Empty Plate

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We’re happy to welcome back to The Waterland Blog regular Columnist Dave Markwell, who unsuccessfully ran for Des Moines City Council. This is his first ‘Feel Good Friday’... [Read more]

FILL-IN FRIDAY: Meet Our New Columnist, ‘Missed Congeniality’

FILL-IN FRIDAY: Meet Our New Columnist, ‘Missed Congeniality’

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Since Dave Markwell has thrown his hat into the ring to run for Des Moines City Council, “Feel Good Friday,” his regular weekly column, has been put on hiatus. In its... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lawnmower Manifesto

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Lawnmower Manifesto

by Dave Markwell My day began as it normally does: kind of lousy. In a well-intentioned, but poorly executed attempt to get a head start on my schedule, I tried to focus on some work that needed to be... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: One Fine Day

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: One Fine Day

by Dave Markwell After having been trapped in the cold, drizzly prison of another winter season in the Northwest, today was a true gift; a long-awaited and much-needed conjugal visit from Mother Nature.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Manscaper

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Manscaper

by Dave Markwell While standing a little closer to the mirror than I am generally comfortable with this morning, I noticed a couple of stray eyebrow hairs sticking straight out like cockroach antennae.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Number 522

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Number 522

by Dave Markwell Apparently, I am now number 522. For some unknown reason my stock took a nosedive today. I was up to 37, but not any more. My seven year old daughter informed me of this. Using some complicated... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pancakes and Politics

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Pancakes and Politics

by Dave Markwell I am not a political guy. I don’t follow much international news besides the stuff that makes the Today Show. I, probably like many other folks, am largely consumed by my own daily battles.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ceiling Fans

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Ceiling Fans

[EDITOR’S NOTE: Today we’re premiering a regular column we feature on our sister site The Waterland Blog. “Feel Good Friday” is written by Des Moines resident Dave Markwell:] by... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: The Marine.

FEEL GOOD VETERAN’S DAY: The Marine.

[EDITOR’S NOTE: We’d like to introduce a new column from Dave Markwell, who writes “Feel Good Friday” for our sister site The Waterland Blog in Des Moines, WA. We thought Dave’s... [Read more]

REMINDER: Judge’s Forum Is Tonight At 7pm At The ERAC Center

REMINDER: Judge’s Forum Is Tonight At 7pm At The ERAC Center

Everyone is invited tonight (Tuesday, Oct. 19th) at 7pm to a Candidates Forum, which will feature two women running for District Court Judge: Susan Mahoney vs Judith Eiler. Moderating the debate will... [Read more]