Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Blogsen-usWed, 1 Oct 2014 22:48:41 EDTWed, 1 Oct 2014 22:48:41 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssFather of the princesshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2347/Father-of-the-princess.htmlIt was a surreal weekend in my household last weekend after my daughter was selected at Little Ms. Oktemberfest. What a magical ride as we found out she was randomly selected out of 36 contestants last weekend.Wed, 1 Oct 2014 10:11:07 EDTRoad trip favoriteshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2346/Road-trip-favorites.html<P> Several trips beckon for this writer, which means it is time to get my favorite "road" CDs ready. <P> "Dark Side of the Moon" Pink Floyd. The word classic is used correctly here.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:20:15 EDTBittersweet goodbyehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2345/Bittersweet-goodbye.html<p>My time at the Marshalltown Times-Republican is coming to an end. I have accepted another position at the Newton Daily News and will be moving there to start the next chapter of my life. <P> It wasn't an easy decision for me to make.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 15:14:58 EDTYou'll get a good cryhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2344/You'll-get-a-good-cry.htmlIf you want a good cry I recommend renting the movie The Fault In Our Stars. <P> The film is about a 16-year-old named Hazel who is a cancer patient.Wed, 24 Sep 2014 10:47:11 EDTMore changes ahead at Orpheum Theaterhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2343/More-changes-ahead-at-Orpheum-Theater.htmlAfter holding the job of event coordinator for less than a year, Lindsey Van Wyk has left the Orpheum Theater. The Iowa Valley Community College District is currently posting an opening for director of the theater.Tue, 23 Sep 2014 15:17:11 EDT