Tag Archives: Iowa

Murder in Parkersburg, Iowa.

I am from Parkersburg, Iowa. I wasn’t born there, I don’t live there now, but it is, without a doubt, where I am from. It is – and will always be – integral to who I am. On Wednesday morning, … Continue reading

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One is silver and the other gold

“Mom, when are we going to change houses again?” Emma doesn’t speak to me for the first half of our morning drive to daycare.  I think it takes her that long to get over being pissed about having to get … Continue reading

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Surviving a Tornado. A video.

I’ve heard a million stories about the tornado that wiped out my hometown, Parkersburg, Iowa, last spring. I’ve seen pictures and books and newspaper stories. I’ve sifted through the rumble and walked through the war zone. And none of it … Continue reading

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More Degrees Of Separation

The longer we’re away, the more bitter and sweet it is to go back. While being with our oldest friends is a stark reminder of what we could never have in another place, it is also difficult to be anything … Continue reading

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Remember when your grandparents forced you to look at their vacation slides for hours? It’s like that.

I spent several hours yesterday uploading 500 pictures – and I’m still not done. I then proceeded to spend several more hours painting the front entry and hallway of my house – because that totally makes sense to do right … Continue reading

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Parkersburg Tornado Disaster Update

Adam here again. I haven’t talked to Britt tonight, but I spoke to her a few times during the day and she’s helping her in-laws and friends gather whatever belongings they can find. Sometime soon she’ll be figuring out what … Continue reading

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Update from Britt

Adam here. For those of you who don’t follow Britt on Twitter, she and Jared and the kids left this morning to drive the 24-hour drive up to Parkersburg, Iowa, so that they can provide help and moral support to … Continue reading

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Gone.

If you follow me on Twitter, you already know. Yesterday what is being estimated as an F-4 Tornado hit Parkersburg, Iowa. Our hometown. Our town. The place where we grew up. The community where we know the neighbors and the … Continue reading

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Because No One Has Ever Obsessed About Their Reunion

If there was ever a reason for navel gazing, this is it: My 10 year class reunion is in two months. I’ve gone back and forth on whether or not I’m attending. On one hand, I haven’t seen my mom … Continue reading

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