Tag: Keeping Up with The Jones

Message in the ceiling

April 12, 2018 By
Recently a new Guinness world record was set when a 132-year-old message in a bottle was discovered on a beach in Australia. The bottle was thrown from a German ship into the Indian Ocean in 1886 as part of a ...
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Ducking danger in its many forms

March 26, 2018 By
I am knocking on wood, thanking my stars, pointing to the heavens while whispering a quiet “thank you.” Because once again, your pal Jonesy got through an adventure unscathed. I sometimes think about the time I got lost in London, ...
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Who let the dog (calendars) out?

February 15, 2018 By
It’s no secret that superintendents love their dogs. They also love their dog calendars, so much so that we’re now up to four dog calendars to choose from. The two most popular dog calendars are available from two of my ...
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Celebrating a rich history

January 26, 2018 By
In December of 2010, I achieved a lifelong dream by being named the editor-in-chief of a respected magazine. I think many of you can relate. I studied to be a magazine journalist, and worked as an assistant editor and an ...
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Reflecting on the best of 2017

December 14, 2017 By
It’s hard to believe that 2017 has come and gone. With both of my kids in elementary school now (Evey is in fifth grade, Boyd is in kindergarten), I see that it’s true what people say about time moving faster ...

In the garage, where I belong

November 9, 2017 By
Greetings from northeast Kansas, where we’re happy to talk about Kansas City Chiefs football so we can pretend that Kansas University football isn’t a real thing. Youth soccer season finally has ended, and now my 6-year-old boy wants me to ...