Tagged with 'Opinion'

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Green Lights

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Green Lights

by Dave Markwell Stepping outside into the early morning fog, the moon peeked through a thin hole in the cloud layer and cast its warm, bright light onto my path. I was pleased by this. It felt deliberate,... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two best days…

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Two best days…

by Dave Markwell “No one remembers their best day watching TV” was the caption I read beneath one of the thousands of Facebook memes that drift daily through the ether of the internet world. Some of... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Christmas Eve Dads

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Christmas Eve Dads

by Dave Markwell The countdown is on. In a few short hours, garage floors across the globe will be littered with the greasy rear ends of Dads assembling every manner of contraption the toy company geniuses... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hiatus.

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Hiatus.

by Dave Markwell I have been on a hiatus for a little while. I have checked out. This hiatus has involved many elements of my life. While on my little break, I have not taken great care of myself. I have... [Read more]

LETTER: Reader submits another cartoon about City Council election

LETTER: Reader submits another cartoon about City Council election

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Hi again, Please post this political cartoon... [Read more]

LETTER: Resident endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

LETTER: Resident endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Friends and neighbors, Judicial races... [Read more]

LETTER: Current City Councilmembers endorse Municipal Court Judge

LETTER: Current City Councilmembers endorse Municipal Court Judge

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader(s). It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Dear Editors, Hard work and integrity.... [Read more]

LETTER: Another Reader endorses Municipal Judge Candidate

LETTER: Another Reader endorses Municipal Judge Candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Experience and respect matter. Judge Galvan... [Read more]

LETTER: Local businesswoman endorses Municipal Court Judge Candidate

LETTER: Local businesswoman endorses Municipal Court Judge Candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Competence & Compassion – Dave Gehrke... [Read more]

LETTER: Current Des Moines Councilmember endorses candidate

LETTER: Current Des Moines Councilmember endorses candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] As I was driving into work this morning,... [Read more]

LETTER: Local businessman endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

LETTER: Local businessman endorses Municipal Court Judge candidate

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] As most of our loyal customers know, my wife... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘It does not help us or our city to disparage the leaders we have in place’

LETTER: ‘It does not help us or our city to disparage the leaders we have in place’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] We have an election coming up in Des Moines.... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Mouthful of Bees

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: A Mouthful of Bees

by Dave Markwell When my daughter was just a baby learning to crawl, I used to sit in the corner chair of our living room and let her drag herself around the floor while I worked on stuff. One day as she... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Open Windows

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Open Windows

by Dave Markwell I hate the end of summer. I am never ready for it to end. This has been a weird week. It seems as though summer is finished and I never had a chance to say “goodbye”. It just left... [Read more]

LETTER: ‘The beautiful waterland town is now the town known for 2 porno shops’

LETTER: ‘The beautiful waterland town is now the town known for 2 porno shops’

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Am I the only one who has looked across the... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dancing in the Mud

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: Dancing in the Mud

by Dave Markwell This morning I received two text messages: One came from my wife notifying me that a friend of ours had delivered her baby. The second one came from a best friend notifying me that his... [Read more]

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Freshman

FEEL GOOD FRIDAY: The Freshman

by Dave Markwell This morning I dropped my fourteen year old son, Aden, off for his high school orientation. He will be a freshman at Mount Rainier High School, my alma mater. As I am prone to do, I became... [Read more]

LETTER: Former Des Moines Mayor responds to councilmember Sheckler

LETTER: Former Des Moines Mayor responds to councilmember Sheckler

[EDITOR'S NOTE: The following is a Letter to the Editor, written by a Reader. It does not necessarily reflect the opinion of The Waterland Blog nor its staff:] Letter to the editor of the Waterland Blog. Mr.... [Read more]