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Tuesday, May 3, 2022
Good Tuesday Morning to You!

Mahatma Gandhi said, “To lose patience is to lose the battle.” Having a good lawyer helps, too.

Yes, getting angry is the easy solution, and we all know adults who use temper tantrums as their solutions to most every problem. It rarely helps. Meanwhile, if we are being honest, most all of us have fell victim to anger and responded in not-so-patient ways. What brings this on?

A waitress bringing the wrong order. An airline flight being cancelled. A co-worker dinging your car door. None of those signify the end of the world, but you might think so.

Thirty years ago, when legendary Des Moines restauranteur Babe Bisignano was still alive and operating Babe’s Restaurant, he expressed to me his distaste for The Des Moines Register’s dining reviews. “They can give me all the hell they want,” he told me. “But the new guy who puts everything he owns into opening up a restaurant, whose chef called in sick that night, whose waiters didn’t show. To tear that guy and his business apart in the paper is a damn shame.”

I often credit longtime CITYVIEW food critic Jim “Food Dude” Duncan on how he handles writing reviews on new restaurants, as he purposely gives them time to make a few tweaks from their opening day before he dines there and then often makes a follow-up visit before writing. Jim reminds us that criticism doesn’t have to be mean-spirited or angry.

Unfortunately, mean-spirited and angry criticism is more pervasive today as social media has become a magnet for those who have lost their patience to sound off. My friend Darren Tromblay, who once edited our publications and who continues to write for us, calls it “Internet Hercules,” noting how much tougher people are when they are online rather than in person.

I am reminded of all this as I rejoice that our publication websites are up again. After countless efforts to get this resolved with numerous start-overs in the migration of our data to a newer and larger server, GoDaddy finally got it right. I stated the facts in a column here a few weeks ago to let our online readers who were contacting me know we were aware of the problem and attempting to get it fixed. I was tempted to tear into GoDaddy, but the simple truth is that their employees were doing their best to resolve the problem. Ultimately, we had to force the situation by stating, after three weeks of our sites being down, we would be seeking legal remedies. Within hours, the proper data was migrated, and our websites were up again.

Those are the simple facts. Patience was, and seemingly always is, important. And so was our commitment to seek legal action — patiently.

Have a terrific Tuesday, and thanks for reading.

Shane Goodman
President and Publisher
Big Green Umbrella Media
515-953-4822, ext. 305


Your Clear Mortgage forecast from Jason Parkin

Rain will come to an end this morning, leaving us with cool but dry weather until Wednesday evening, when our next chance of rain rolls in. We’ll then see rain on-and-off through Friday afternoon. The weekend, however, looks nice!

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

Things To Do
Vocal Point Concert

Tuesday, May 3, 7-9:30 p.m.
Urbandale Performing Arts Center, 7111 N.W. Aurora Ave.

Vocal Point, Brigham Young University’s renowned nine-man a Capella group, combines harmony, humor, and remarkable vocal percussion into a thrilling showcase. With a wide range of vocal possibilities — and seeming impossibilities — these crowd-pleasers cover it all: rock, pop, country, jazz, hymns, and R&B. GET TICKETS

Featured Home For Sale
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FROM KCCI: The nationwide baby formula shortage is now hitting close to home

ANKENY, Iowa — Four-month-old Poppy Fynaardt is fresh from a nap and ready to eat. Her mother Emma is lucky this week. She has plenty of infant formula at her Ankeny home to prepare. But gathering the baby food was not easy. ...READ MORE FROM KCCI

FROM WHO-TV: Des Moines bridges reopen weeks after contractor error

DES MOINES, Iowa — Traffic will once again be moving on both sides of the 2nd Avenue and Birdland Bridges on Monday, more than two weeks after a contract inadvertently removed reinforcements from the decking ahead of scheduled. READ MORE FROM WHO-TV

FROM WOI-DT Local 5: Iowa State Fair announces free entertainment for 2022

Hairball, Country Gold, Jason Brown, Ron Diamond, Bob Dorr and The Nadas will all be at the Iowa State Fair in 2022. … 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 Place to Worship
1. Lutheran Church of HOPE
2, Holy Trinity Catholic Church
3. New Hope Assembly of God


Meet Ann Noring

32-year teacher knits hats for students

By Jackie Wilson

For 32 years, Ann Noring has taught fourth grade at Crossroads Park Elementary in West Des Moines.

Noring had wanted to be a teacher since childhood, when she played school by writing on a chalkboard and instructing her “students” — both stuffed animals and dolls — lessons.
She says she chose fourth grade because it’s a fun age.

“They’re not quite teens. There’s no puberty drama, and they can dive into more content than the lower grades,” she explains. “I’m grateful for the lower grade teachers for the work they put in.”

From the April issue of Jordan Creek Living magazine.


This family of geese took a leisurely stroll across the road, giving me time to get my camera and snap a photo as I waited for them to get to the curb. For some of the goslings, it took a couple of attempts to navigate the curb. Photo by Tammy Pearson

Send your photos to tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Birthdays and Notables!

Happy Birthday to these celebrities: Christina Hendricks, Eric Church, Bobby Cannavale, Amy Ryan, Frankie Valli, Noah Munck, Dulé Hill, Tyronn Lue, Willie Geist

SUBMIT: Send your birthday greetings and congratulatory notes to:tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com

Morning Chuckle
What happens when you dream of someone shouting “On your mark...get set...”?
YOU WAKE UP WITH A START! Great job Sara Kinley!
Several guesses revolving around YOU GO...:Shane Goodman, John Zeitler, William Snyder, Gail Pecht, Lori  Bluml, Charles Golliher


What is a runner's favorite subject in school?

Have a guess? Email tammy@iowalivingmagazines.com 


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