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Good Tuesday morning to you!

What do you dream about? Not your goals or visions or plans. I mean, what do you literally dream about while sleeping? Well, if you are in the 95% of us who forget our dreams, you simply don’t recall. Seeing how most of us have four to six dreams that last up to 20 minutes each, that’s a lot of dreaming to forget.

Do you sleepwalk? My brother Steve did when we were kids. I thought it was funny. He didn’t laugh. About 15% of people do sleepwalk, and it can be a dangerous habit, especially when it involves grooming oneself, cooking food, or driving a car.

Do you dream about falling? More than half of Americans do, making this the most common recurring dream. It’s followed by being chased, being back in school, or being naked in public — or in my case, all three at once. These kinds of dreams are likely brought on by stress.

Does everyone dream? The vast majority of us do, and even blind people can have visual dreams. If you are a pet owner, you likely know that animals dream, too.

Do we dream in color? Most people do (in pastel colors, to be specific), but about 12% dream in black and white. Either way, the visual aspect is the primary sense. People rarely use their smell or taste senses in dreams.

Did you know that we can only dream about people we’ve seen before? Whether we know them well or just met them briefly, the people in our dreams are all people we have seen prior.

Do you have nightmares? Up to 85% of adults do, at least occasionally. Nightmares are common for children ages 3-6, but the serious ones usually diminish with age. As a child, I would dream that Santa Claus was chasing me down to kill me. I hid under my lower bunk bed in each dream and would wake up in a sweat when he would reach for me. Merry Christmas.

And finally, how about recurring dreams like being late, failing an exam, being attacked, or losing control of a car? I often dream that I am driving a car too fast with hopes I can ramp over open water and land on ground. When it becomes apparent that I can’t, I usually wake up. Recurring dreams occur when people have to deal with unresolved conflicts in their lives. Hmmm.

Want to learn more about dreams? Check out the research behind the statistics I shared and much more at disturbmenot.co/dreams-facts. Have a terrific Tuesday, and, as always, thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
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Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Dry and mild weather continues through the week in your forecast. Slim rain chances Wednesday evening into Thursday evening and again late Saturday into Sunday.

For help with preapprovals or refinancing, get in touch with Jason at parkin.mortgage

Things To Do
Tuesday, Oct. 5, show starts at 9 p.m.
⇛An Evening with Incubus
At: Water Works Park - Lauridsen Amphitheater, 2201 George Flagg Parkway, Des Moines
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Here are today's mobile radar locations for the Des Moines Police Department. Please drive safely!

3300 Blk Sheridan Blvd
2133 Blk 55th St
4600 Blk Aurora Ave

5th Avenue from Walnut Street to Mulberry Street will be reduced to one lane beginning at 9:00 a.m. Monday, October 4, 2021, through 9:00a.m. on Monday, October 11, 2021.

There will be a lane closure on 6th Street between Elm Street and Laurel Street on Monday, Oct. 4 from 7 a.m.-2 p.m. for sanitary sewer repairs.



A.M. Headlines

FROM KCCI: Iowa State Patrol gets creative to target texting while driving

DES MOINES, Iowa — The Iowa State Patrol got creative Monday to target texting while driving. State troopers say distracted driving is a major problem that leads to accidents, so in an effort to try and make the roads safer, the patrol took action. With help from a trucking company, they were able to find drivers texting behind the wheel much easier. Troopers got a truck driver’s view, looking down on vehicles to see if anyone was texting while driving. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Court Avenue ‘Entertainment Zone’ ended in September due to funding issue

DES MOINES, Iowa — Security funding is back in the spotlight after police were surrounded by people at bar closing time on Court Avenue Sunday morning..  READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Des Moines confronting stinky situation with plan to tackle odor

"Basically it smells like dog poop," said Veronica Stice, owner of Black Magic Tattoo in the East Village. "The whole downtown smells like dog poop." .... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

The Score
NFL Monday Night Football: Chargers 28 Raiders 14
CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2021

Nearly 14,000 votes were cast in the 2021 CITYVIEW Best Of Des Moines readers' poll.

Best Radio Station
1. KFMG 98.9 FM
2. WHO 1040 AM
3. STAR 102.5 FM


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Meet Tiffany Herr:
Rewarded by childrens’ successes

By TK West

A 2005 Norwalk graduate, Tiffany Herr has a long-time passion for teaching and working with children. After receiving her teaching degree from Iowa State University, Herr was hired at Adel Elementary School, where she taught for 10 years. During her time with the Adel-De Soto-Minburn Community School District, she worked with students in first and second grades and served as the Literacy Instructional Coach. Although she says that she adored her time in Adel, she and her husband ultimately wanted to move back to her hometown.

“One of my favorite things about the Norwalk School District is the endless community support. The outpouring support from parents, grandparents and community members has been amazing to watch. It is so great to work in a community where you feel loved and supported,” Herr says.


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Poll of the Week

Should religious exemptions be allowed for COVID-19 mask requirements?

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Should COVID-19 vaccines be mandated in Iowa?

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Not sure - 4%

Morning Chuckle
Why did the chess master marry a Slovakian woman?
HE WANTED A CZECH MATE! Beckham Miller got the answer and Pat Checketts came close. Also sending correct guesses were: Shirley Petersen, Gail Tomlinson, Lori Blum; Tom Stoner
And also guessing correctly yesterday (A ROOKY MISTAKE!) was Rex Post, Lori Bluml and Randy Mohr!
What do you call two chess enthusiasts bragging in a lobby?

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