I’m Ruined

I’m Ruined – 365ink Book Review By Bob Gelms I’m ruined and Jason Mathews did it to me. I read his first novel, Red Sparrow, and thought I’d read just about the best spy thriller ever. I wrote about that in the last issue of 365ink. Red Sparrow won the 2014 Edgar and the International Thriller […]

Is it Time to Revamp Your Landscaping?

Is it time to revamp your Landscaping? Do It Yourself Advice… by Sara Carpenter from Steve’s Ace Home & Garden When did you last change the paint color of your living room? Replace the flooring? How long has it been since you refreshed your home’s landscape? When it comes to home improvement, I notice often […]

Refill the Glass

Refill the Glass by Matt Booth Is your glass half full or half empty? Traditionally, the optimist sees the glass as half full while the pessimist sees it as half empty.  Optimism is a belief that tomorrow will be better than today. Pessimism is a belief that tomorrow will probably not be better than today. […]

100% Positive Attitude

100% Positive Attitude by Matt Booth One of the stereotypes about having a positive attitude is that you have to be positive 100% of the time. Positive people always see the glass half full, right? This is simply not true. No one can be positive all the time. Bad stuff happens— it is called life. […]

Who Is Spying On Whom?

Who Is Spying On Whom? By Bob Gelms Jason Mathews has joined a very exclusive club of former real-live-in-the-flesh-honest-to-God spies who have come to write about espionage as fiction just like John le Carre, Ian Fleming and Graham Greene, to name a few you might have heard of. Mathews is an ex CIA spy of […]


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Bryce’s Inkubator – Issue #248

Bryce’s Inkubator – Issue #248 Notes from the 365ink Publisher What a weekend I had. It was both my birthday and my wedding anniversary, cleverly back-to-back so I can never forget one or the other. Between that and a community event calendar that, well… you read 365ink so you know how crazy the weekend was, […]


Puzzling by Pam Kress-Dunn I did something the other day I haven’t done in a long, long time. It’s something my parents were aces at, and a lot of my extended family, too. It’s simple, it’s fun, and it supplies a great feeling of accomplishment when you’re done. Why, even children do it. I’m talking […]

The Season for Seniors’ Entertainment

Fall Season of the Arts… When the Adults Come Out To Play! by Bryce Parks If hot summer nights are made for young people playing outside with hip-hop DJ’s and beer, beer and more beer, then surely Fall and Winter nights are made for adults with a little more sophistication. And by that we mean, you’re […]

The Music Men of Dubuque’s 66th Annual Show, Anytime!

Get Into the Music with the Music Men of Dubuque by Joel Gorun The Music Men of Dubuque, a 501c3 not for profit organization, celebrates 66 years of bringing the quality and joy of barbershop singing to and within the Dubuque area.  Under different names during these 66 years, the excitement and energy of ringing […]