Waterloo, Iowa (My Hometown)

Waterloo was originally known as Prairie Rapids Crossing. The town was established near two Meskwaki American tribal seasonal camps alongside the Cedar River. It was first settled in 1845 when George and Mary Melrose Hanna and their children arrived on the east bank of the Red Cedar River (now just called the Cedar River) DOWNTOWN […]

Lost & Found Letter

We found this letter when we were walking around downtown Cedar Falls… It was left with several bags of food/provisions… Hello Sir or Ma’am, I was walking my dog here today & noticed items that appeared to belong to someone who may currently be without a home. As someone who has been given much & […]

The Dead Winter

“What the heck? It’s the dead of winter and the sun is still shining!” -small girl outside the Waterloo Public Library I came to the library today and realized that I am in charge of my own blues. I miss college so much it has almost made me ill! I have failed to realize up […]

Past and Present

I walked up the stairs that overlook the entire contents of the first floor of the Waterloo Public Library and felt as if I were climbing them for the first time. I used to climb them with Sami after school to check out fantasy books. She looked for the newest Terry Goodkind novel and I […]