Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Blogsen-usMon, 1 Sep 2014 14:36:27 EDTMon, 1 Sep 2014 14:36:27 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssWishing myself a happy one-year at the T-Rhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2329/Wishing-myself-a-happy-one-year-at-the-T-R.htmlIt's Aug. 31. Pumpkin spice lattes are available, my sister started school last week and my parents are back from Croatia. It hit me that summer was ending after I glanced at the date on my St. Louis Cardinals calendar hanging in my cubicl.Fri, 29 Aug 2014 11:17:38 EDTFun in the mudhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2320/Fun-in-the-mud.htmlI'll never forget last Saturday when I was a runner in the Warrior Dash, a 3.3 mile-long obstacle course. <P> I put on athletic shorts, a tank top, my Nike Frees and didn't know what to expect. The weather was damp and misty.Tue, 19 Aug 2014 11:57:49 EDTThe quest for food at the Iowa State Fairhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2318/The-quest-for-food-at-the-Iowa-State-Fair.htmlHe said, 'live a little.' So that's exactly what we did Wednesday night at the Iowa State Fair. <P> I was excited to go to the fair for the second time this year. My favorite part of the fair is people watching, not the food.Thu, 14 Aug 2014 11:00:42 EDTSomewhere without an iPhonehttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2313/Somewhere-without-an-iPhone.htmlThe unexpected happened before my eyes. <P> It happened a little after 5 p.m., Sunday, while I was walking down the steep stairwell of my parents' house. I was holding it close to me.Fri, 8 Aug 2014 14:08:03 EDTCheesecake: A dessert from heavenhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2308/Cheesecake--A-dessert-from-heaven.htmlI participated in festivities for a very important, nationally recognized day Wednesday. <P> I had a slice of cheesecake on National Cheesecake Day, July 30. <P> Cheesecake is one my favorite desserts. I love the cool, creamy texture.Thu, 31 Jul 2014 16:21:05 EDT