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Tuesday, Feb. 15, 2022
Good Tuesday Morning to You!

Take it easy. That phrase became common in the 1970s with the Eagles hit song of the same name. Jackson Browne co-wrote the lyrics in 1972 with Glenn Frey and put Winslow, Arizona, on the map. But what exactly does it mean to “take it easy”?

Lionel Ritchie told us he was “easy like Sunday morning” in the Commodores’ 1977 ballad. I don’t know about you, but Sunday mornings haven’t been easy for me. Trying to get three daughters out of bed and ready for church was a time challenge each week. After the service— and during times when our business needed every dollar to survive — the whole family pitched in to help clean our office. Our youngest daughter, Abby, was eager to help and would crawl underneath the work stations and move wires aside while I vacuumed. The system worked well, until I caught her hair in the vacuum rollers. That Sunday morning, particularly, was not easy.

Easy as pie. This phrase is used to describe the simpleness of a task. Obviously, the person who came up with this never attempted to bake a pie. Pie is not easy. Ice cream is easy. Unfold the carton. Scoop. Eat. It doesn’t get much easier — unless the carton was edible, which isn’t a bad idea.

Easy on the eyes is a phrase used to describe someone who is attractive. Now let’s be honest. If we saw someone strikingly beautiful, we would likely look twice or focus more, which certainly would not be easy on the eyes. Something bland or hardly noticeable would be easy on the eyes.

Easy come, easy go. This one I agree with, as most things in life that come along easily are also lost easily. The most meaningful things usually take a great deal of ongoing work, and then we hold them dearly.

Meanwhile, Jackson Browne may have been onto something about taking advantage of every moment when he wrote, “We may lose or we may win, but we will never be here again.”

Have a terrific Tuesday, and take it easy.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
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In Beijing while you were sleeping: Russian cleared to skate, Canada vs USA again and a golden monobob debut ...READ MORE FROM CNN.

Medal Count

Country, Gold, Silver, Bronze, Total
1 Norway, 11, 6, 7, 24
2 Germany, 8, 5, 2, 15
3 United States, 7, 6, 4, 17
4 Austria, 6, 6, 4, 16
5 Netherlands, 6, 4, 3, 13
6 China, 6, 4 2, 12
7 Sweden, 5,, 3, 3, 11
8 Switzerland, 5,  0, 5, 10
9 ROC, 4, 7, 9, 20
10 France, 3, 7, 2, 12


FROM KCCI: Tiny Iowa town shines on the nation's biggest stage

GRAVITY, Iowa — Gravity, Iowa, with a population of 154 has been thrust into the national spotlight. The town name and trademarked slogan, "We're down to Earth," was featured in a Turbo Tax Commercial during the Super Bowl on Sunday. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Surviving the ‘widowmaker’: Iowa family pushes for more AEDs

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FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa lawmakers send 2.5% school funding increase to governor

Democrats unsuccessfully attempted to amend the bill to increase state aid by 5%, or $300 million.  .... READ MORE FROM WOI-DT Local 5

CITYVIEW's Best Of Des Moines 2022

CITYVIEW announced its 2022 Best Of Des Moines readers' choices Feb.1. You can find all the results from the poll in the February issue of CITYVIEW magazine!

Best Local Yoga Studio/Instructor
1. Lindsay Bordwell - Yoga + Co.
2. Hannah Cutler - Rooted Yoga + Fitness
3. Mary McCarthy


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“I started as a sub for the district in 2009 and became full-time contracted in 2011,” Jansen says. “I love what I do and the people I work with. I feel the district is a great employer with great benefits and fair compensation comparable to outlying districts.”


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