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Monday, Jan. 31, 2022
Good Monday morning to you!

I put on a belt the other day and missed one of the loops on my pants. My brother Steve and I used to call this “pulling a Wayne,” a reference to our father who would frequently do this. Yes, we do become like our parents — whether we want to or not.

A 2020 article in Psychology Today explains that this happens due to “family scripts” that describe the acceptable ways we behave, speak and think. It says there are three types of these scripts: replicative, corrective and improvised. Without getting into the weeds, here are some brief explanations of each, according to the story.

Replicative scripts are ones you repeat from your family of origin, whether consciously or unconsciously.

Corrective scripts occur when a person consciously chooses to do things very differently, or even opposite from, the scripts they experienced growing up.

Improvised scripts are born out of necessity or curiosity. They are not a replication or a correction of the past but are rather new and often spontaneous.

A more humorous explanation of why we become like our parents can be found at cracked.com, which says that the behaviors of the elderly that we write off as “old-person lameness” are all based in biology, and that, no, we can't stop it.

This story says as we age, our brains will stop getting pleasure from new music (agreed); our physical urge to rebel will fade away (sure); our brains will start getting pleasure from boring stuff (yep); it will become physically impossible to sleep in (no doubt); us men will stop trying to change the world (never wanted to); we will find ourselves eating bland food because we can't taste it (or because spicy foods don’t digest like they used to?); and our memories of the past will become “The Good Old Days” (explains most of my columns).

As for missing the belt loops? Well, I will chalk that up to the fact that the odds have increased since I now wear a belt every day, that I now have a decrease in my range of flexibility, and that I really don’t care — and not necessarily in that order.

Have a marvelous Monday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
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A warm day and snowmelt are ahead with a high near 44 expected. It’ll start out mild early Tuesday, but then temperatures will start to fall with breezy conditions in the afternoon. We could see some light snow in central and southern Iowa Tuesday night and Wednesday with not much in the way off accumulation expected. Cold and blustery conditions are ahead Wednesday and Thursday.

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Things To Do

Monday, Jan. 31
Check this out: Read a book (or find something fun) at the Des Moines Public Library
At: The Des Moines Public Library (DMPL)
Info: This winter, don’t forget to cash in on the library’s massive collection of nearly half a million books, CDs, DVDs, audiobooks, magazines, STEM and literacy kits, and more — plus tens of thousands of digital books, audiobooks, eMagazines and streaming films online. You can even borrow a free wireless Internet hotspot if you don’t have high-speed at home.

The library also offers Iowa Adventure Passes to four popular attractions: Blank Park Zoo, Greater Des Moines Botanical Garden, Science Center of Iowa and ice skating at Brenton Skating Plaza. Book a day of fun for you and your family or friends, as each pass allows entrance for up to two adults and two children — some restrictions apply; visit dmpl.org/adventure-pass.

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FROM KCCI: Group works to save Iowa farmhouse from development

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FROM WHO-TV: Des Moines seeking input on how to use $94.8M in ARPA funds

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FROM WOI-DT Local 5: COVID anti-viral pills 'welcome addition' for Iowa pharmacies, but come with challenges

Two antivirals were approved to treat COVID-19 in December, but some worry access to treatment could be limited. .... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2022

The polls have closed, the results have been tallied, and the 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices will be announced soon! Watch for results in the February issue of CITYVIEW!


Meet Katherine Phillips: New role supports teacher and student needs.

By TK West

Since graduating from Illinois State University with a bachelor’s degree in elementary education and receiving a master’s degree in reading and administration, Katherine Phillips taught for 24 years in Illinois before relocating to the Norwalk area seven years ago.

She says that moving to the Norwalk Community School District has provided her with new opportunities to enhance her knowledge and growth in education. For the past two years, she served as an elementary instructional coach for the district. This year she transitioned into her new position as the pre-K-12 special education instructional strategist.

“Education is ever-changing, and I love how it pushes us to have a growth mindset. I am continually seeking ways to enhance my own knowledge about education and how I can best support my students and colleagues,” Phillips says.


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Poll of the Week
Watch for the new poll soon!

When was the last time you made a snowman?

In the past year - 5%
In the past 5 years - 14%
In the past 10 years - 11%
More than 11 years ago - 70%

Morning Chuckle
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