No Average Day at the Office Young Leaders of the Year
vol. 5 no. 1
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2 Girls On A Mission
No Average Day At The Office: Young
Leaders of The Year
Revive: Bringing Your Displays to Life
The Real Deal:
Profiles in Sound
Mommy Mind Trip
Thereâ€™s an app for that
A Divine Touch
Way Too Indie
A Taste of Sarcasm:
Ask the Johns
A Fresh start in the new year
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Carl Anthony – Writer In addition to writing for 605 Magazine, Carl rounds out his resume as a service advisor for Luxury Auto Mall of Sioux Falls and producer of the John Tesh Radio Show on KELO-FM. Carl can also be heard on the KELO-FM airwaves as a weekend warrior disc jockey.
Molly Golden – Writer Molly is a freelance writer and a front desk receptionist for Westhills Village Retirement Community in Rapid City, S.D. She is also a part-time model. She loves traveling, yoga, indie music, fine art, pedicures, dark chocolate, and dry red wine.
Scott Horkey – Photographer/Distribution Scott recently returned to Rapid City after 20 years in the wilderness. His favorite things include his two daughters, his dog, photography, racing bicycles, and writing. Mostly in that order.
Kilee Kading – Writer Kilee is a Sioux Falls native. In addition to making a great cup of coffee, Kilee is advancing her business goals by studying journalism, business and communications while interning at the American Coalition for Ethanol and Sanford Health. In her spare time she loves to run, drink coffee and be around good company. Austin Kaus – Writer Austin Kaus is a graduate student at the University of South Dakota and blogs about music at meandmyearholes.tumblr.com. He can finish Contra in 16 minutes and 24 seconds. No code. No joke.
Lisa Peterson – Writer Lisa lives in rural Brandon, S.D. with her husband and two children. She received her degree in mass communications from St. Cloud State University and has enjoyed running her own marketing communications company, Main Ideas, for the past 19 years. Jeanette Rackl – Writer Jeanette is an Augustana College graduate who currently spends her days advocating for women’s rights. She can otherwise be found toting around a camera in search of the perfect shot or buying more books than she can read.
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Winter Market at Main Street Square Ice skates and hot cocoa made spirits bright Dec. 8 in downtown Rapid City. Main Street Square had an appearance by Santa Claus himself and a screening of “It’s a Wonderful Life” at dusk. Free horse-drawn carriage rides were given throughout the day. For more events at the Square, visit www.mainstreetsquare.com. Images by Scott Horkey
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SantaCon 2013 605 joined in for the first annual SantaCon 2013 and live-tweeted from the event (thus the amazing image quality). Starting out at Wiley’s Tavern, patrons (including elves, reindeer, The Grinch, penguins, and more) were given holiday specials and bar-hopped to Club David, Skelly’s Pub, and finished off the night at Lucky’s. For info on the next SantaCon, folow @SantaCon_SD on Twitter! Images by Alana Snyder (via cell phone)
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events calendar Sioux Falls Area
ENTERTAINMENT Jan. 1 - Jan. 6 Winter Wonderland Falls Park. 5 p.m.-midnight. Winter Wonderland at Falls Park is a dazzling display of holiday lights for all ages. Falls Park will “light up” nightly through January 6, 2013. Free Trolley rides on Saturdays from 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Park downtown and ride the Trolley to Falls Park.
Jan. 4 Downtown First Fridays Downtown Sioux Falls. 10 a.m.-8 p.m. Resolve to come downtown in the new year! Check back frequently for specials and promotions downtown related to new year resolutions.. For more info, visit www.dtsf.com.
Movie Night at the Museum: Newsies
Old Courthouse Museum. 6-9 p.m. The Old Courthouse Museum and DTSF are teaming up to bring you free family movies this winter! Bring a blanket or pillows to sit on. Doors open at 6 p.m., movie begins at 6:45 p.m. Some chair seating is available; refreshments will be for sale during the movie.
Mel presented by Ipso Gallery at Fresh Produce
Fresh Produce. 6-8 p.m. “Mel” features work celebrating the creative process and vision of Mel Spinar through informal portraiture. Ipso Gallery is working with guest curator, Dr. Edward Welch, assistant professor in the Department of History and Native American Studies at Augustana College. For more info, visit bignewsbear.com.
Jan. 5 Special Olympics Fundraiser: Dunk Tank 212 The Boiling Point. 5-8 p.m. Dunk tank at The Boiling Point. For more info, visit www.brandonvalleychamber.com.
Jan. 17-20 | 24-27 The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] Sioux Falls Orpheum Theatre. Sioux Empire Community Theatre presents The Complete Works of William Shakespeare [Abridged] by Adam Long, Daniel Singer and Jess Winfield. See all thirty-seven of Shakespeare’s plays in 97 minutes presented by a cast of three guys in tights. This lightning-paced romp throws some of the most treasured plays of all time into one
performance, and will have Shakespeare lovers and haters jumping out of their seats and rolling down the aisle in sheer joy. Audiences will follow along as they careen wildly through all the comedies, histories and tragedies using a trunkful of props, wigs, and ridiculous costumes. Full of clever quips as well as silly slapstick, the script’s affectionate and irreverent treatment of Shakespeare’s plays has made it one of the most popular shows in America and England. For more info, visit www.siouxfallstheatre.com.
Jan. 17 A Chorus Line For more info, flip to page 34.
Jan. 18 Winterfest Park Jam The Terrain Park, Terry Peak. Terrain Park enthusiasts celebrate the annual Lead Winterfest at Terry Peak. Come show off your moves and jam with your friends under the starts on Stewart Slope. Lights will be set up from 4:30-7:00 PM. Free of charge, but must have a current day pass or season pass. Release forms are required, and must be signed by a legal guardian if 17 or under; 18 and older sign their own. Helmets are required and inverted aerials are not recommended. For more info, visit www.terrypeak.com. Parents; The Bald Mountain Bar will remain open for your convenience. Keep warm with the “NEW” Marshmallow or Whipped Cream Vodka in Hot Coco.
Jan. 18 | 19 Winter Crazy Days For more info, flip to page 34.
Greater Sioux Falls Outdoor Show W.H. Lyon Fairgrounds. 10 a.m. - 8:30 p.m. Annual Outdoor Show with displays and booths related to outdoor sports including hunting, fishing, boating and water sports and camping. Boat’s, RV’s, campers, ATVs. watercraft, lawn & acreage equipment, motorcycles and many related booths and seminars. All sports & hunting related service clus are invited to share current hunting and fishing regulations, tips and programs. Admission $5.
Jan. 19 Beat The Blues For more info, flip to page 34.
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Jan. 25 Dakota Artists Guild Art Reception Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City, S.D. 4-5 p.m. Exhibiting the varied visual arts of the Dakota Artists Guild Members, the work on display includes bronze, oil, clay, wool needlepoint, acrylic and watercolor mediums. The public is invited to the exhibit’s opening night. Meet and greet the artists, view the exhibit in Prairie Berry Winery’s event room, and enjoy an early dinner or appetizers from Prairie Berry’s Kitchen. On display until Feb. 24. For more info, visit www.prairieberry.com.
Jan. 26 Ice Fish Fest Catfish Bay Water Ski Park. The second annual Ice Fish Fest tournament. Don’t miss this once a year chance to fish on this privately stocked lake that has thousands of fish and is known for large bass, walleye, blue gill and crappie. This is a pre-drilled hole tournament with thousands of dollars in cash and prizes meant to be fun for all. To register or for more information go to our website at www.icefishfest.com.
Dry Creek Coffee Cupping
Prairie Berry Winery, Hill City, S.D. 10-11 a.m. Similar to wine tasting, coffee cupping is a fun way to engage your senses. Dry Creek Coffee, Hill City’s premiere micro roaster, will have beans on hand from Costa Rica, Kenya, Colombia, Tanzania, and Guatemala. No experience required to have fun comparing the aromas and flavors each of the featured regions imparts to their coffee beans. Elise Balt, owner of Dry Creek Coffee, will be on hand to guide you through this free and fun coffee cupping experience.. For more info, visit www.prairieberry.com.
Monster Truck Winter Nationals and Thrill Show
soundtrack, the ballet features high-kicking choreography and a passionate story of love, ambition and heartbreak. Drawn to Paris by the city’s passion, a flame fuelled by the hearts of lovers and the souls of poets, Matthew and Nathalie tempt fate as they seek love and destiny at the infamous cabaret. For more info, visit www.washingtonpavilion.org.
GOOD CAUSE Jan. 5 Meals Program Presents: Carve Out Senior Hunger Ice Festival For more info, flip to page 34.
SPORTS Jan. 3 Harlem Globetrotters 2013 “You Write the Rules World Tour” Rushmore Plaza Civic Center. 7-9 p.m. Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos! The unique 30-minute pre-show “Magic Pass Before the game, take part in a once-in-a-lifetime experience with your family where you get to actually spend time on the court with the Globetrotters – shooting, trying out ball tricks, autographs and photos! The unique 30-minute pre-show, “Magic Pass,” will create memories of a lifetime.” will create memories of a lifetime. For more info, visit www.gotmine.com.
Sioux Falls Arena. 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.sfarena.com.
Jan. 27 Professional Image Wedding Showcase Grand Falls Casino Event Center. Noon - 4 p.m. Over 75 local and national bridal vendors there to help you plan the wedding of your dreams. Three lucky brides will win cash from their trip to the Money Booth! Door prizes given throughout the day, and there will also be a bridal fashion show. Admission $5.
Jan. 29 Canada’s Royal Winnipeg Ballet: Moulin Rouge Washington Pavilion. 7 p.m. Along with a rousing French
Jan. 4 | 5 | 9 Sioux Falls Stampede Sioux Falls Arena. 7:05 p.m. For more info, visit www. sfstampede.com.
Jan. 5 Bh Aces N Sk8s Vs Rushmore Rollerz Roller Derby Deadwood Mountain Grand. 7 p.m. For more info, visit www. deadwoodmountaingrand.com.
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events calendar Sioux Falls
Jan. 8 | 11 | 12 | 18 | 19 Rapid City Rush
Jan. 5 Bill Bourne
Rapid City Plaza Civic Center. For more info, visit www. rapidcityrush.com.
Latitude 44. 9 p.m. $10 door. 21+. For more info, visit www. pepperentertainment.com.
Jan. 11 | 12 | 15 | 18 | 19 Sioux Falls Skyforce
Jan. 12 Universe Contest
Sioux Falls Arena. 7 p.m. For more info, visit www.nba.com/ dleague/siouxfalls
Latitude 44. 9 p.m. With Talk Rock and Butcher Boy. For more info, visit www.collectiveeffortsunion.com.
MUSIC Due to space, here are only some of the biggest shows of the month.
Jan. 4 Whitfield Crocker Latitude 44. 8 p.m. Free. 21+ For more info, visit www. pepperentertainment.com.
Philly Fate: Blue Flame 2 Release Show For more info. flip to page 22.
Jan. 19 Hadden Sayers For more info. flip to page 24. Check out our complete calendar at 605magazine.com and e-mail events to email@example.com by the 15th of the month prior to issue release date.
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beyond borders with mark lloyd
Borders went bankrupt? So what. That doesn’t stop former employee Mark Lloyd from finding out what’s the next hottest read.
The Dog Stars by Peter Heller
What to watch for in January
From the Memoirs of a Non-Enemy Combatant: A Novel by Alex Gilvarry
This is the story of a Filipino immigrant who was a fashion designer before he was detained for being linked to a terrorist plot. Now he is locked up in Guantanamo. I hope there is a scene where he puts on a fashion show with actual terrorists. That sounds fun.
The Reenactments: A Memoir by Nick Flynn
We’ve all played that game where we cast the movie of our life. I’m pretty sure Brad Pitt would play me. Anyway, Nick Flynn got to witness the casting of his life firsthand. The movie “Being Flynn” is about his life, and this memoir is about that experience.
So, this is one of those postapocalyptic stories. It’s one of those stories where almost everyone is dead. But there aren’t any zombies, and there aren’t any terminators or anything. There is Hig. Hig lost everything. His whole family died of the flu that killed almost everyone. Hig lives at an old airport with his dog Jasper. He’s got a little plot of land where he grows lettuce and green beans. He goes fishing, but all the trout are dead, too. He just catches little carp and thinks about the past. His only neighbor is Bangley. Bangley lives in an abandoned house at the end of the runway. Bangley is what you might call a survivalist. It seems like Bangley is actually happy with the postapocalyptic world. Hig and Bangley have what you might call a symbiotic relationship. Bangley likes to shoot anybody who breaches the perimeter, and Hig can fly a plane. So Hig goes out in his plane and
scouts the perimeter with Jasper the dog as his copilot. He’s got a little Cessna Aircraft and enough gas to last him for a long time considering that he may be the only pilot with a plane left in the world. And when people do wander up to the little airport, Bangley will let them get curious about who lives at the airport before lining them up with one of his array of weapons and mowing them down. Bangley has all sorts of weapons, ranging from sniper rifles to assault rifles to a mortar launcher. Bangley likes to mix it up. This bothers Hig, but he’s pretty sure that Bangley is the only thing that has kept him alive. He’s also pretty sure that if he couldn’t fly, Bangley would have killed him also. Then one day while Hig is flying, he picks up a garbled radio transmission. And maybe there is more to this world than surviving.
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album review by austin kaus
Burlap Wolf King Also listening to:
If you are disaffected by folk music and you walk into a bar to see a man with a large beard and what appears to be a sleeveless shirt stolen from G.I. Joe member Shipwreck’s closet, you might turn around and leave. You might have also made the wrong decision. Because that man could be Thomas Hentges, the singer, songwriter, and leader of Burlap Wolf King. Music fans familiar with the local scene are no doubt equally familiar with Hentges. Before making the move to folk rocker, Hentges was a member of popular Christian metalcore band Nodes of Renvier. He left in 2004, the band broke up in 2007, and Hentges has been walking down a dusty musical road ever since. The release this month of Burlap Wolf King’s latest EP reinforces the idea that Hentges is on the right path. With only five songs--and in less than 20 minutesthe latest record continues Hentges’ acoustic tradition of playing emotional music with the help of talented friends and moderately-priced wine. The EP opens with “There Goes Another Year,” a tune with a somber tone and focused tempo reminiscent of Johnny Cash’s “American Recordings.” Hentges’ voice has not the depth of Cash, but it packs a similar amount of power with lyrics like, “The time has now come for you to do all your dying.” It’s a tribute to the passage of time that isn’t designed to cheer anyone up, but it also lets you know this record is going to be a soul search, not a barn dance. The opening of “August Rain” lightens the mood without subtracting the emo-
tional presentation, asking if it is “wrong to look on all the wasted days, count each one by lines across your face?” Hentges, backed throughout the record with upright bass, slide guitar, piano, drums and other percussion, asks the question without demanding an answer, pulling a folk version of the stereotypical psychologist “And how does that make you feel?” All the while, the xylophone notes fall as soft and even as tears. In “Terracotta,” the brushes hit the drums as softly as the snowflakes fall in Hentges’ lyrics. The piano keys sound barely grazed in this rather pretty track, emphasizing a theme of savoring each moment. Each touch counts, whether it involves a musical instrument or the hand of a winter partner. But only one song later (“Wash Away Your Worries”), the piano transforms from mood messenger to drinking buddy as Hentges sings about the icy glare over a much sprightlier tempo. The EP ends with Hentges‘ response to any musician, aspiring or otherwise, that’s in the scene for all the wrong reasons. “Bleed or Leave It Alone” might as well be called “Sh-- or Get off the Pot” as it chastises those entering the world of music for fame or recognition, while encouraging those with pure motives to be all in to the process of creating and performing songs. “Don’t ask me what I think it needs. It’s hard to explain you’ve forgotten to bleed. You gotta wear it all so damn heavy on your sleeve/ You bleed and you beg and go home.” It’s a fitting end to the EP and an appropriate summation of the latest offering from Burlap Wolf King. Think what you want of these songs, but don’t accuse them of being fueled by insincere intentions. The feeling is as real as the beard, folks. The group will celebrate their official release of the EP with a two-night run at Latitude 44 in Sioux Falls. On Jan. 25, the group will kick off the weekend with opening acts Pleasure Horse and The Sewer Rats. Jan. 26, Burlap Wolf King will continue their celebration with opening acts Jami Lynn & Dylan James and The Union Grove Pickers.
mc chris Friends
What began with a track about Batman on his album Race Wars ends with this four-song EP dedicated to various Batman characters. The production is great and the spirit is there, but this one might take a little longer to grow on me than previous nerd offerings. Favorite track: “Part Five” (SPOILER ALERT: It’s about Alfred) Tomahawk Oddfellows
The group is Mike Patton (Faith No More, Mr. Bungle, Fantômas), Duane Denison (the Jesus Lizard, Unsemble, etc.), John Stanier (Helmet, Battles) and, for at least this album, (Mr. Bungle, Fantômas, etc.). The sound is twisted pop made by men with untrimmed fingernails. The album is like discussing your divorce in a basement where the gas leaks, marking an appreciated return to the sound of their first two albums while mixing in new ingredients from unmarked bottles. THE IMAGERY! Favorite tracks: “Stone Letter,” “I.O.U.,” “A Thousand Eyes.” Kyle Kinane Whiskey Icarus
There is no sophomore slump for the bearded wonder, whose storytelling abilities shine so brightly that he can do eight minutes on a man and a bag of pancakes and leave you wanting more. Favorite tracks: “King of the Nighttime World,” “Flaming Youth,” “Beth,” “Rock and Roll Party.”
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way too indie by dustin jansick
Argo A couple staff members at Way Too Indie feverishly came up with their own list of the Top Films of 2013, and after a lot of pondering, coffee, and re-arranging, here is what they decided on.
BIO: Dustin Jansick is the owner of www. waytooindie.com, which is dedicated on providing you with the most accurate and honest movie reviews and ratings. The site is focused around, but certainly not limited to, independent films. Dustin, along with other fellow contributors, not only writes reviews on indie, foreign, and art-house films, but also posts trailers, news articles, and top-ten lists as well. Check Way Too Indie out on Facebook and @WayTooIndie on Twitter.
Ben Affleck’s “Argo” is his third film as a director and is one hell of a thriller. Everything about it is top notch. Affleck also leads the film in the acting department. He plays Tony Mendez, a CIA agent whose job it is to go into risky situations and rescue people. “Argo” is about the 1979 Iranian hostage crisis and how the CIA rescued some of the people that were trapped in Tehran. The film opens with the siege of the American embassy and with it Affleck gets his film off to a grueling start. The angry mob chants outside violently. Soon they breach the gates and take hostages, but a few Americans escape to the Canadian consulate’s private residence. A bunch of documents and photographs from the embassy were shredded before everyone evacuated. They contained detailed background information and photos of the Americans working there. The Revolutionary Guard forces some Iranians to piece them back together making it only a matter of time before their identities are discovered. The CIA has some emergency
meetings on how to get the Americans out. Some of them are straight up laughable. To be honest, Mendez’s idea isn’t much better. His idea is to make a fake film that has some exotic location shoots that would require an Iranian backdrop. Each of the hideaways would have a different job whether it’d be the director, screenwriter, or camera man. Mendez flies in to Tehran and gives them fake identities that they are to learn in a day. Mendez realizes that he needs some actual Hollywood filmmakers to bankroll this idea and promote it. If you have a movie being promoted in the trades the Iranian government will be that much closer to believing it. He flies to Los Angeles to talk to a guy he knows who does make-up and special effects work for films. He is played by John Goodman. Goodman is essentially a link for Mendez to a producer he needs to pass the word around town of this fake movie going into production. The film takes place when “Star Wars” set the world aflame a few years prior. Now they think a new space epic would be the
right type of film to sell to the Iranian government. The script they find is “Argo.” “Argo” works for a few reasons. For starters, it’s very well-acted. Not just by the leads, either. The supporting cast is second to none: Bryan Cranston, Tate Donovan, Clea DuVall, and Rory Cochrane are all fantastic in their smaller screen time. Secondly, the film is well made. Argo nails down the era; whether it’s the hair styles, clothing or the production design. Finally, it’s just plain fun. The film runs over two hours, but you’re never bored for a second--the film’s pace is blistering. The final 45 minutes of “Argo” are intense. Affleck easily slides from one tense sequence to another sprinkling in dashes of humor here and there to ease tension. At moments you’ll want to stand up and cheer. Other times you’ll be gripping your seat. It also happens to be one of the best of 2013.
out of 10
Blake Ginithan Read full review: tooin.de/df
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Dustin Jansick’s Top 10: #1 Beasts of the Southern Wild - A mesmerizing lead performance by Quvenzhane Wallis pairs perfectly with a magnificently-shot, poetic film by Benh Zeitlin. It’s the most imaginative and moving film of the year. #2 Your Sister’s Sister - Lynn Shelton is great at taking simple conventional situations and making them into complex and extraordinary without sacrificing believability. #3 The Master - It’s a challenging but rewarding film if you’re willing to connect the dots yourself. It contains some of the year’s best acting performances. #4 Jeff, Who Lives at Home - The film delivers a powerful message about believing things in life happen for a reason and it does so by blurring the line between choice and destiny. #5 Looper - Most sci-fi action films don’t care about character development, or even if it has a good plot. This film has both of those in addition to the entertainment. #6 Beyond the Black Rainbow - This highly stylized head-trip of a film has a “Midnight Madness” feel to it and has cult classic written all over it. Maybe the most bizarre film of the year. #7 Sleepwalk With Me - One of the year’s best comedies demonstrates that comedians aren’t always funny, and relationships aren’t always fairy tales in an entertaining manner. #8 Moonrise Kingdom - You can’t deny that Wes Anderson has his own unique style, and this film solidifies that statement. It screams Anderson and has a great ensemble cast to go along with it. #9 Alps - Giorgos Lanthimos is quickly becoming one of my favorite foreign directors. A film about impersonating other identities while losing your own? Brilliant. #10 Cabin in the Woods - This is a satire on the horror genre, pointing out all the clichés by acting them out. It makes for a refreshing and entertaining watch.
Blake Ginithan’s Top 10: #1 Oslo, August 31st - A devastating lead performance leads this sublimely directed film about a man trying to find his place in life on a lonely day in the Norwegian capital. #2 This Must Be the Place - Sean Penn as a retired gothic rock star in search of the ex-Nazi who tortured his father during World War II. Quirky, funny, and very touching. #3 Headhunters - This thriller from Norway is about a man being chased by an ex mercenary across the country. It has a vicious--but often hilariousbite to it that will leave you breathless by the end. #4 Holy Motors - One of the oddest, yet most endearing, films of the year about the love (and loss) of cinema. This film is uniquely gorgeous while a gloomy undertone vibrates underneath. #5 End of Watch - Led by two terrific lead performances, this cop buddy film is infused with magnetic chemistry among its actors and a tightlywound script that backs them. Magnificently intense in some parts. #6 The Deep Blue Sea - This lush and majestic British melodrama set in London during the ‘50s is spearheaded by some of the best cinematography of the year and a magnificent performance by Rachel Weisz. #7 The Raid - In this Indonesian action thriller a SWAT team raids a depleted high-rise in the slums of Jakarta to nab a scumbag drug lord. The best action film of the year by far. #8 Argo - Ben Affleck’s new thriller about the CIA’s attempt to rescue Americans in Iran in the ‘70s is one of the best studio films of the year. A taut thriller from start to finish. #9 Rust and Bone - The new film from Jacques Audiard is full of emotions that run deep and are often kept at a distance from the audience. While the script isn’t perfect, the direction and performances are top-notch. #10 The Turin Horse - Bela Tarr’s film (his last) is an almost apocalyptic story of a father and his daughter as they try to survive a brutal storm that practically threatens their existence in the vast and barren countryside.
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profiles in sound
Jan. 12 Philly Fate Blue Flame 2 Release Show @ Boonies Bar, Sioux Falls by Carl Anthony Even a casual chat will Philly Fate will liken a lasting impression. He explains why he believes many people look at him and probably think there’s something wrong with that boy as he moves his head, even in public, to the beats ever-so-present in his mind. He is always writing (even on the toilet, and he is not ashamed to admit it). Fate questions if somebody ever can take a break from music when “music is life?” It is a reflective inquiry for an artist that is a fierce competitor underneath with no regrets. Fate, a frequent participant of battles, loves how rappers are judged on their lyrical abilities and racks up the hours working harder than the people he believes are “the best.” This explains why Fate functions a lot like a scientist or mathematician, always looking at things in an analytical sense. “When I hear something, a thousand things pop up right away and I begin to dissect it,” said Fate. “I want to know how the snares got put together, how the beat was composed, how long it took to record, and why it was put together the way it was.” Fate uses the illustration of Tom Cruise at the helm of the spatial operating environment interface in the 2002 motion picture, “Minority Report.” This type of powerful image drives an already dedicated Fate further into his art. He stands now, a well read individual, but desires a more eclectic knowledge of the musical universe, pushing outward from his hip-hop roots in search of a common bond. “I always study music and I am always inspired by it,” revealed Fate in regards to his recently completed research on the Sgt. Pepper sessions by The Beatles. Noting a particular admiration for John Lennon, Fate feels The Beatles bold approach to arguably the best rock album in history (“Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Images by Laura Kate Photography
Club Band”) is important for even the hip-hop world. “They made that record for themselves and to change themselves,” said Fate. “That should be a true essence of hip-hop as well.” Fate used a similar approach on his
latest effort, “Blue Flame 2,” a sequel to his earlier work, “Blue Flame 1.” Fate held true to his methodical style, too, taking a year to develop the project and even delaying release four separate times to further examine the content under his music microscope.
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“I am extra careful with everything to ensure even the smallest details are perfect,” said Fate. “I break it all down because I am always questioning how people will perceive my music.” This serious nature is well known amongst producers and engineers, too. “I don’t need bottles of wine, female escorts, and blunts in the studio to make a rap record,” said Fate. “When I get in there, it’s go time for the album and nothing else.” This overall approach to hip-hop fits into a much larger picture for Fate. He explains why rappers often times write lyrics about superficial things, such as cars, money, and jewelry. Fate says it remains the pinnacle for many artists because their definition of success depends upon those things and those things only. And when the big rims and the long chains come, it is only logical they would be flaunted. “Conversations taking place on the inner city street corner don’t include ways to become a congressman or Fortune 500 CEO,” said Fate. “That is not making it to them, but you cannot judge them for it either because you have to understand where they are coming from with their rhymes and look at it beneath the surface.” While Fate has a certain level of financial achievement, he hopes much of his hip-hop success is defined in the non-material realm. “I might never go platinum in my career, but I do want to make a difference no matter how big or small,” said Fate. “I want people to say I stayed consistent, and I always tried to make a difference through music.” Fate, the youngest of a Haitian father and African mother, talks openly about his family, especially his three sisters. His father, Alexis, passed away when Fate was young, and so he feels obligated to be the “man of the family.” With his hip-hop career, Fate wants to give his mother and sisters something to be proud of. “I was forced to accept life earlier than I was supposed to and I didn’t have time to be a kid,” said Fate. “I have to make something of myself so I am always studying and trying to better myself.” The release of “Blue Flame 2” will be celebrated on Jan. 12 at Boonies Bar alongside other South Dakota favorites like V the Noble One and Nikko McFadden. Fate has spent the last weeks rehearsing, and believes the entire night will be a success. “This will be the first time I will really have something substantial to show,” said Fate. “I am confident I can deliver.” These are only the first few chapters of a yet untold story for Fate; a story that will always include music in some way or another, no matter what. Fate has not ruled out the possibility of getting into producing or owning a record label. A “no quit, no stop” mentality is very much the norm for this youthful, yet wise artist, even when the lights are off. “I have been told I rap in my sleep,” said Fate “I should probably see somebody, because that’s not normal.” For more information on Philly Fate, e-mail phillyfate12@gmail. com, and/or find him on Facebook.
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profiles in sound
Jan. 19 Hadden Sayers Sioux Falls Historic Orpheum Theatre @ 8 p.m. Admission $24-36 by Carl Anthony Hadden Sayers is a fine example of how the riffs and lyrics in standard 12-bar blues will often chase a single, explicit sense of overwhelming passion. The blues care nothing of money or status . . . it’s about a wild thrill ride through the deep and dusty regions of our inner consciousness and outward sentience. Sayers reveals many blues musicians pursue these types of feelings, which are sometimes best reflected in the brief strike of a single note. If a single note can create all that, imagine what a fishing shack will do? Sayers recounts when he and his wife picked up and moved from their beloved Texas home to Southern Ohio. Sayers wife, an esteemed doctor, was selected as head of a cancer research lab in Columbus. Being that his wife had always showed support for his music career, he returned the same generosity, knowing the dedication it took her to attain her PhD. The move proceeded, and things were good. The couple purchased some land, and SayCourtesy Image
ers went about gigging with his wife’s two uncles in a popular Ohio band. “We had made a huge change in our lives, and it seemed like things were going to work out,” said Sayers. The blues are sometimes inspired by the bleak and melancholy period between heartbreak and healing. For Sayers, misfortune struck when one of his wife’s uncles collapsed after drumming a show. Right around the same time, Sayers found out the person who awarded his wife the promotion had fallen terminally ill with a grim prognosis. “It was profound loss,” recalled Sayers. “It was one of the most unnerving and upsetting things that could have happened.” In a situation like this, it may seem logical for any musician to take to their craft. Alas, Sayers always did do things differently and usually in the opposite manner of what was suggested to him. This probably explains why Sayers initially selected a hammer over a microphone and placed his energy into restoring the rundown fishing shack on his newly-acquired property. “I just kept focusing on this little cabin,” said Sayers. “I kept looking at the bricks from the chimney on the roof and wondered just how I could fix this thing.”
Sayers, however, is much better with a guitar than a saw. Thus, he enlisted the help of a feisty, somewhat unpredictable retired handyman named Conrad McCorkle to rebuild the structure. One day on a whim, McCorkle, who Sayers viewed as a “Mr. Miyagi type,” cleaned out the low-hanging ceiling with a sledgehammer. It was only a casual question from Sayers on if a vaulted ceiling was possible. Yet, this arbitrary nature of McCorkle resonated through a recently shaken Sayers with vivid amusement and laughter. “I was not thinking about the tragedy or the band because I had so many stories about the old man,” revealed Sayers. “I remember telling my wife she would never believe he just bashed out the whole ceiling right there on the spot.” The place eventually came alive with a new chimney, cathedral ceilings, and beautiful ash hardwood. This once neglected shack, now picturesque, represented Sayer’s transition from calamity to calm. “Finishing it was a complete cathartic renewal for me on so many levels,” said Sayers. “Granted, it’s still just a fishing shack, but it really cleaned up nice.” Sayers returned to music soon after, performing alongside Grammy-nomi-
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nated Ruthie Foster. The experience was further compounded by Sayer’s admission that many of his influences are female--Foster being one of them. “Standing next to her every night and playing with her band really changed my view of how a great band should sound and what they should try and do,” said Sayers. Foster appears on Sayer’s song, “Back to the Blues,” found on his most recent release, “Hard Dollar.” Strangely enough, that was written in the fishing shack right where McCorkle swung his sledgehammer at the ceiling. Even though his own style is growing and will be further evident with the forthcoming release of his next record, “Rolling Soul,” Sayers remains mesmerized by Foster’s raw ability. “She is absolutely fantastic,” said Sayers. “She has one of those voices that will just blow your mind.” Sayers rides into the Sioux Falls Orpheum Theatre on Jan. 19, bringing with him a group of musicians he calls “the best,” insisting he simply “rides on their coattails.” The upcoming show for South Dakotans will find Sayers in his usual, well scripted role, delivering that one, ever-so-powerful moment; that chord which strikes heart strings and jostles the perpetual chase of more unexplainable, yet undeniable emotions given only through music. “There are a million ways to create a feeling, and that is what is so intriguing about the blues world,” said Sayers. “I want to hit that one note that really brings all those feelings home.” For more information on the show, visit www.sfjb.org or call (605) 367-6000.
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About the author: Lindy Obach is originally a North Dakota farm kid and currently teaches English at University Center.
Haircuts on the Back Porch My father, sensing my need to do something he cannot, asks me for a haircut. This is one thing I can do well for him. His head is an atlas of white rivers, all scars from so many days spent on his back, gaping up into the mouth of the steel-toothed combine. Eyes small without glasses, I cannot tell if he looks more like his mother or his father. I brush the last of the graying hairs off his bare shoulders, slack with muscles. The swallows will come soon to spear the tufts for their nests. What Reminds Us of a Beating Heart The penne slips from the boiling pot into the blue colander one of us bought before we even knew one another and I think of those silver fish, swimming tight together, moving as one. Their crimson-tipped gills slick, eyes bulbous and flashing. And it’s amazing, isn’t it?
What reminds us of a Beating heart? This thin-wrapped muscle thumping out messages to each other as we pass by our open windows and brush shoulder to shoulder on the leaf-lined streets.
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The Settle Inn I settle in to the city uneasily. Things shift and scrape. I am now a woman who gets the weekend paper and clips coupons for Jolly Time popcorn, Glade plug-ins, they all expire before I remember to use them. I want a dog, a mutt who will walk the unmaintained roads with me. We are in the path of airplanes; big, flat wings cross the sky above me regularly; they are loud and comforting and purposeful. The garbage men come to collect and I meet them halfway, moving like I will help them wrestle bins to the truck. “that’s fine, ma’am, that’s fine.” But I feel guilty. Lazy. So I plant. Hollyhocks and marigolds. Mint, basil, and dill. The Big Sioux river runs out here; water is never far from me. I want a raft and the sun and quiet. And juvenile bald eagles. Though, yesterday, I stepped out into the tarred parking lot squinting, after a day full of teaching, and a big-winged blue heron languidly took flight across my line of sight. She has settled into this city easily, slowly, her bent neck leading the way.
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Southwest Please. Let me take you to my Southwest, broken by Badlands and shadowed by sagebrush. We can walk the trails I built and carve names, sweet nothings into the sandstone walls of Maah Daah Hey switchbacks. Mindful of water bars, I will lead you, eyes closed, deep into scoria hills, burning coal veins, my summer. Because your braid is thick, long, dark enough, would you let me use your rope to tether my raft after we wind through shallow river branches along the old-man stubble of summer fallow? The pine shelter belt has grown tall enough now, taller than how I feel laying next to you on a twin bed. A row of Chokecherry trees, sticky like jam, leaves thin scratches on my wrists when I untangle myself from the thought of you. The glare of Painted Canyon at noon in August is harsh, scrapes the throat, but soft and malleable at dusk. My Southwest can sting like brine, goes down easy and smooth for the locals. Come. Drink me with. Tip your head back, and let me gently stroke your white throat.
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acoustic 196 E 6th Street Sioux Falls, S.D. www.acousticdining.com (605) 332-2236
I am not a glutton—I am an explorer of food. ~ Erma Bombeck
I don’t know what it is about a new restaurant. People love the thrill of being one of the first to try the “daily specials” or critique the restaurant’s notable offerings. If your eyes just widened because you’re that person and you haven’t heard of Acoustic yet, grab your coat and get out the door. Right now. Go. Nestled in the Harvester Building in Sioux Falls, Acoustic is the newest hangout to grace our ever-growing downtown scene. The restaurant boasts some unique menu items, while offering the staples to keep the not-so-adventurous satisfied. Don’t feel like trying your hand at the Phuket wings as an appetizer? Opt for the traditional buffalo wings instead—but know you’re missing out. The Phuket wings (be wary how you pronounce it or you could end up with soap in your mouth) are a very welcomed change-up to the traditional wings as a Thai style with a sweet and spicy sauce served with a citrus coleslaw that is not just for looks (at least I hope not, because I inhaled it). Another delish appetizer is the coconut tempura shrimp that comes with a fantastic cilantro-orange sauce that you’ll want to dip everything in. Moving on, their menu items range from salads to burgers to pizzas to a Reuben. More than likely, if you’re craving Image via camera phone (sorry)
something, they will offer something you want. Egg burger with bacon? Check. Salmon and chislic salad? Check. BBQ brisket? Check. Pepperoni pizza? Check. Looking at the choices, you might be thinking well, I can get that a lot of places. You probably can. But at Acoustic, the egg burger is not just an egg burger. It is large with a fried egg, bacon, cheddar cheese, red onion, and a crispy, airy bun. Another sandwich that sometimes gets a bad rep is the Reuben. Certain fast food joints have perfected the bland, boring, very flat Reuben. Acoustic’s Reuben comes on a fresh rye hoagie, filled with corned beef, melted Swiss cheese, and homemade Russian dressing and kraut. Look again at the Reuben you get at the drive-thru next time, then go get a real one (oh, snap!). Their menu states this the best Reuben in the state, and I second that. In the mood for Italian? You can opt for a traditional cheese pizza, but don’t assume you’re getting a hot ‘n’ ready or anything. You’re getting a fromage pizza with their homemade red sauce and bubbly cheese blend. If you’re feeling more adventurous, they offer a Harvester pizza with chicken, sautéed leek, bacon, roasted corn, smoked gouda, and mozzarella. Or how about the smoked salmon pizza (which I had heard about before even
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going to Acoustic)? Lemon-dill crème fraiche, smoked salmon, capers, and their melted five-cheese blend with smoked gouda. Drooling yet? I really could go into detail about each and every pizza because they all look amazing. I have never had so much trouble ordering at an establishment. Sometimes people look at other details in a restaurant as well as the food. Service and atmosphere play into my ratings as well, and I’ve never been to such a balanced restaurant. One note, Acoustic is smaller than some. Now that they have a game room/bar area open downstairs, this situation may be alleviated but just be warned if you have a party over four or five be prepared for a short wait for a table. Especially over lunch, this place can be hopping with all the business clientele from downtown (FYI, they do offer carryout as an option). One other thing regarding location and atmosphere is that there is not a large area designated for parties waiting on a table. There are about three chairs in a sitting area, which looks nice, but isn’t very convenient for a bigger party. You also feel a little in the way as you watch the servers running back and forth. People waiting, though, is a good problem to have. If you don’t have people waiting to get in, you aren’t doing something right. Like I said earlier, with the addition of the basement opening, this problem may be relieved. This will be good, because if there is one thing Sioux Falls diners value, it’s their personal bubble. I could go on for a while about Acoustic. When I get to review a good restaurant it proves to be a bit of a challenge, as I just don’t know what all to include. I didn’t get to the Blackjack burger with its blue cheese and garlic chili aioli with their addicting “dirty” fries. I hardly had time to mention the Native American theme décor mixed in with vintage art and photographs. Oh, and did I mention they had a kids menu? Perfect. Acoustic is a phenomenal dining adventure that I can’t wait to go back to. (Atmosphere) While the waiting area was a tad cramped, and the parking lot a bit confusing, the lighting and decor of Acoustic is fantastic. One little feature I thought was great was that they give you a wine bottle full of water to drink at your table. A small, but notable feature. The wall decor is interesting and keeps the diner’s eyes busy. (Service) Everyone from the hostess to the servers were exceptionally helpful. Whether we asked them how to pronounce a certain menu item which made us sound like a table of sailors to offering us suggestions on pairings and specialties, they were on their game. They also made sure to give us a sample of the homemade toffee prepared in their kitchen, hand-delivered by owner Tony Kellar. This is available for purchase and is divine. (FOOD) Everything I had was phenomenal… Their unique and classic dishes/burger/pizzasa are, in my opinion, a perfect recipe for success. You need unique pairings for the foodies and traditional offerings for those who prefer a pepperoni pizza to salmon. Traditional meals somewhere else offer a different taste here at Acoustic. An egg burger is an egg burger, but at Acoustic it tastes like heaven.
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For this month’s recipes, we went to South Dakota’s only Brazilian-style steakhouse, Sioux Falls’ Carnaval Brazilian Grill. Owner Todd Burns took us behind the restaurant’s bar to show 605 readers two of his favorite delights. Check out their new à la carte menu items starting this month, and visit carnavalbraziliangrill.com for more info!
Breakfast 1 shot of Butterscotch Schnapps (preferably Mothers) 1/2 strip of cooked bacon 1/2 oz. of Jameson Irish Whiskey 2 oz. of orange Juice Pour Butterscotch Schnapps into a shot glass. Add half strip of bacon to shot. In a separate glass, add Jameson Irish Whiskey. Add orange juice to whiskey. Remove bacon and consume shot. Follow shot with bacon. Chase with orange juice mix. Enjoy this take on the “most important meal of the day” and drink responsibly!
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Prep time: 1 minute | Cook time: 5 minutes
Dry-packed scallops (preferably U-10) Cracked pepper and sea salt One lemon Grease a hot skillet (preferably cast iron). Season scallops with cracked pepper and sea salt to personal preference. Get skillet hot enough that when you place a scallop on surface it sears (recommended 540 degrees). Sear one side of the scallop for 60-90 seconds, flip and repeat on opposite side. Leave center of scallops opaque (tip: donâ€™t cook beyond medium rare). After removing scallops to serving plate, zest fresh lemon with personal discretion. Serve and enjoy!
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get involved by Lisa Peterson
“I wish I could send every young person on a trip one time in his or her lifetime. It just changes their whole outlook on life.”
2 Girls On A Mission
Call it coincidence, destiny, or fate—in one moment, lives can connect and change forever. That’s what happened when the vision of two young Sioux Falls women, meeting by chance, started turning their dreams into reality. Polly Dean and Aubrey Bohl recently started “2 Girls On a Mission,” a fundraising effort they formed to live out loving others through participating in mission trips. “Originally our fundraising efforts were just for us,” said Dean. “Now we’re thinking of making a blog and a website, and we’d love to sponsor others. I can’t go on a mission trip every year, so I would love to be involved in other trips people go on, and to bless them.” The women’s paths crossed this summer when Dean was working part-time at Embrace Church where Bohl is the worship leader. Over a cup of coffee, the new friends were surprised to learn they were reading the same book, “Love Does,” by Bob Goff. Courtesy Image
“The book really inspired us,” said Dean. “We want to go out and show others what love does.” The two women also realized their hearts were in the same place, just in different areas of the world. In February 2013, Bohl and Dean are venturing to two different parts of the world to prove something they learned recently—that love is never stationary. Bohl will be joining a team from Embrace Church on her third mission trip to Haiti. Dean will be joining Tapestry International Ministry, where she works, and Be Free Ministries, where she volunteers, on a trip to Cambodia and Thailand. “I never had a strong urge to go on a mission trip until I became aware of the problem of human trafficking with Tapestry International and Be Free Ministries,” said Dean. “I had heard of friends doing it and had contributed to friends’ trips, but I didn’t
have the desire to go until then.” When Dean heard about the mission trip to Thailand and Cambodia to study trafficking, she asked the director of Be Free Ministries why they were going there. “I thought we were focusing more on domestic, and she said we have a certain responsibility to learn from other trafficking organizations, to partner with them and support them, and I’d never thought of it that way. That’s when I realized how important it would be for me to go.” Bohl says she was the first person in her family to go on a mission trip when she was 16 years old. “I don’t even know exactly what made me want to go to Romania, but that’s what started it for me. That drive to go on missions was when I saw that the world was in need,” said Bohl. Bohl’s trip to Haiti in February will involve planning future mission
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trips for Embrace Church. “Many times people go somewhat blindly into mission trips and not a lot of work gets done, so we want to avoid that and go and really see what the need is there, whether it’s partially medical or relational,” she said. “You go up in the mountains in Haiti and people are a lot more impoverished, absolutely no running water, so we want to get our ducks in a row so we can be as effective as possible while we’re there.” Bohl says going on a mission trip to a third world country doesn’t interest many people. “Taking a trip like this to a third world country that doesn’t have ideal living conditions even for a week, that just isn’t appealing to most people my age, especially when it costs a lot of money to go on a trip like this,” she said. When asked to what degree their faith in God affects their passion to create positive change in the world, Bohl said, “We both believe that the Bible calls us to be the hands and feet of Jesus. It’s so important, especially for young Americans, to go and see the need elsewhere. We want to make that possible for other young people our age.” Dean had a similar response. “I’ve always had a servants heart and wanted to do things to help others. I’m a firm believer in serving others, and a huge part of my faith is to go out and help people,” she said. On Dec. 16, the women organized a “2 Girls On a Mission” event in Sioux Falls to create awareness and raise money for their trips. Dean and Bohl talked about their individual mission trips, and a silent auction and Christmas music followed. About $3,000 was donated to their cause. Bohl wants others to know that while not everyone wants to go on a mission trip, they can help make a trip possible for people who are interested going. “I encourage people to rally around people who want to go on trips like this and really support them, if not financially, then just in general,” she said. “And for those who are interested in going on a trip, if there’s even just an inkling of desire to go, to not let anything stop them from going. If that’s on your heart, just make it happen. Nothing is impossible. I wish I could send every young person on a trip one time in his or her lifetime. It just changes their whole outlook on life.”
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Pull out your pen and check these
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items off your list this month! MEALS Program presents: Carve Out Senior Hunger Ice Festival Jan. 5 | 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Main Street Square, Rapid City Price: Free More info: www.mainstreetsquare.com Check out the second annual Carve Out Senior Hunger Ice Festival! Features renowned chefs Randy Finch and Derek Maxfield from the Food Network Channel’s “Ice Brigade.” Bonus! There will be a chili cook-off! For more info, call (605) 394-6002 ex. 15
A Chorus Line Jan. 17 | 7 p.m. Washington Pavilion, Sioux Falls Price: $29.50-$52.50 More info: www.washingtonpavilion.org This is “A Chorus Line,” the musical for everyone who’s ever had a dream and put it all on the line. Winner of nine Tony Awards®, including “Best Musical” and the Pulitzer Prize for drama, this is the longest-running American Broadway musical ever. Now “A Chorus Line” returns. Note: Recommended for ages 14+ for strong language and sensitive subject matter true to the story and plot.
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Winter Crazy Days Jan. 18 & 19 | All day Downtown Sioux Falls Price: NA More info: www.dtsf.com Find great deals shopping Downtown Crazy Days! Note: Stores normally open Sundays may extend Crazy Days through Sunday.
Beat the Blues Jan. 19 | 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. Sertoma Butterfly House, Sioux Falls Price: $8.50 adults, $5.50 ages 5-10, $3 ages 3-4 More info: www.sertomabutterflyhouse.org Beat the winter blues at the butterfly house! Various activities will help guests stay healthy and happy during the frigid winter months: yoga, massages, music, healthy cooking, and more! All activities included with admission. Bonus! A special display of brilliant blue morphos will fill the butterfly house with everyone’s favorite butterfly.
No Average Day at the Office: Young Leaders of the Year Images by jeff sampson photography
The world didnâ€™t end and a new year has arrived! See who made the list for Young Leaders of the Year, nominated by YOU!
Jeff Meuzelaar (aka DJ Kor) Age: 26 Hometown: Pella, Iowa Entrepreneur While other teenagers are busy worrying about things like getting their driver’s license, their latest spout of acne, or their looming homework due date, Jeff Meuzelaar had the entrepreneurial itch. “Starting in high school I started DJing,” said Meuzelaar. “I did some high school dances and some weddings.” Now locally and regionally known as DJ Kor, Meuzelaar has one thing he worries about: his jam-packed schedule. With several businesses, DJing, and a contract with a nightclub to boot, Google Calendar “is a must.” If only it could help his inbox. “My e-mail inbox is a disaster,” he laughed. Meuzelaar originally made his business, dubbed Musical Edge, official while attending Dordt College. His e-marketing professor, Paul Ten Haken, helped him get his name out there. “[Paul] turned me on to how to build my own website [and] what Google Adwords was… Using Google Adwords we did around $30,000 of business our first year of college as a DJ company,” explained Meuzelaar. “We probably spent $100 the whole year.” Once he graduated in 2008, he joined Ten Haken as his first employee as an online marketing strategist at Click Rain, an online marketing firm, in Sioux Falls. “I worked with him for two years,” said Meuzelaar. “I learned a lot.” Following Click Rain, Meuzelaar partnered with Brian Brua and started Fused Interactive in Brandon, a website development and online marketing company. After six months, Meuzelaar decided to amicably part ways and take the leap to become fully self-employed. “I definitely was nervous, but I had the DJ business as supplementary income, so if Fused Interactive didn’t work out I still could at least pay my bills,” said Meuzelaar.
Musical Edge DJ Service is now two entities: Musical Edge DJ Service - Des Moines and Musical Edge DJ Service Sioux Falls. “We’re actually a bigger fish in Des Moines,” said Meuzelaar, who incorporated the business in Des Moines and merged with First Choice Productions. The company currently has eight employees. Meuzelaar also co-owns Nightlife Media Labs with a partner in Pennsylvania. “We focus mainly on websites and marketing materials for the nightlife industry, whether it be a nightclub, DJs—club DJs, mobile DJs—but mainly in the nightlife industry,” he said. It’s only natural that with his background and experience that Meuzelaar became the entertainment director at The Vault Nightclub in the last year. “I do everything from graphic design, marketing, promotions, the majority of the event planning, hosting the events, and I DJ as well,” he said. Since his time there, Meuzelaar has started popular events like the EDM parties (volume 7 was in December), and has helped bring national DJs and musical acts like Jeremih. “We have Chingy coming through Jan. 18,” he said. A connection from The Vault introduced Meuzelaar to a source at Hot 104.7, an FM radio station that plays the latest hits. He was given a 47-minute segment called Weekend Wake-Up with DJ Kor that plays Fridays at 9 a.m. with his mixes he creates for each show. “It takes me probably 3-4 hours a week to do that,” said Meuzelaar. “You have to make sure the songs are going to fit in the framework the radio station gives you.” And when he’s not mixing for the radio, he’s out there DJing as he has from the beginning. National entertainment booking agent Soul
MGMT has recently sent Meuzelaar to popular venues in Kansas City, Omaha, Tulsa, and Scottsdale—to name a few. Meuzelaar noted one thing that is a must with his hectic day-to-day, and that is being able to delegate. With ideas cranking out constantly, he admits it’s more natural for him to focus as a business developer and for others to actually be hands-on with the implementation. “Just to be able to trust other people is the hardest thing,” said Meuzelaar. “A lot of entrepreneurs have a hard time being hands-off.” With delegating and to help keep creativity flowing, Meuzelaar advises networking on Facebook and consulting with a close group of confidants often. “Surrounding yourself with intelligent people—people that have similar experience or wisdom to share—really helps,” he said. One thing that has taken a hit from his success is his social life. “It’s hard to keep that balance of work and friend and family time,” he said. “I’ve sacrificed a lot of friendships because I just don’t have the time to hang out during the week, and on the weekends I’m DJing.” For those who also have an entrepreneurial itch they want to scratch, Meuzelaar suggests having the monetary backing to ensure security. “Make sure you have that financial foundation laid out where if things don’t work out you can still pay your mortgage or whatever it would be,” he said. “Once you get that initial safety net, I think you’re going to be successful as long as you put your mind to it, consult with the right people, work hard, and make great decisions.” Check out Jeff at: www.jeffmeuzelaar.com siouxfallsdj.net nightlifemedialabs.com vaultsf.com
“If I’m going to live some place it’s going to be awesome, and I’m going to make it that way.” Megan Myers may not originally be from South Dakota, but she has undoubtedly made an impact in her community since moving to Sioux Falls eight years ago to be closer to family. “My mom just passed away this year—she had Parkinson’s [Disease],” she said. “It was one of those situations that we didn’t know how much time we had, so we definitely thought it was important to move back to the Midwest” Megan had been living with her new husband, Cory, in Twin Falls, Idaho where the couple had met during her internship for Iowa State University with a local newspaper. An opening for a business reporter and photographer opened at the Argus Leader. “And that’s what we were,” laughed Myers. “It wasn’t a package deal, but it sort of worked out that way.” It was drastic. They had gotten married, sold their house, and accepted new jobs in less than three months. “That’s when you know things are supposed to happen when things just fall into place,” said Myers. As a business reporter, she covered health care, tourism, transportation, and politics. After a few years, a new opportunity arose and Myers took a job as communications director with the State Medical Association. “I was looking for a different opportunity, and I had been tossing around the idea of maybe moving on to something other than journalism,” she said. In May 2013, Myers left the State Medical Association to accept a position as government relations specialist with the American Cancer Society Cancer Action Network. The network is a non-profit, non-partisan advocacy of the American Cancer Society that is membership-based with members from all over the nation. Myers explained, “We used to just be the advocacy of the ACS and we kind of have been spun off so we can become a larger organization and use our resources a little bit better.” The ACS CAN works on legislation to prevent cancer in South Dakota and to ensure cancer survivors and cancer patients have access to health care.
“One of the big things we’ve done that people recognize is the SmokeFree Law,” said Myers. “That was the big highlight legislation we’ve done in the last few years.” Her main role is to organize volunteers around the state, which means a lot of travel. One week she drove 1200 miles: Sioux Falls on Monday, Aberdeen and Watertown on Tuesday, Pierre on Wednesday, and Rapid City on Thursday. “I love traveling throughout South Dakota,” said Myers. “The state is just gorgeous and people are willing to give so much to the cause. They really see what we can accomplish with everyone coming together.” The ACS CAN is currently working on defending the Smoke-Free Law, which just hit its two-year anniversary. “There’s always a chance someone will want to open up the bill, want to put exemptions in, make some changes, and we definitely don’t want to see that happen,” she said. They also are defending the funding for the Tobacco Prevention and Cessation Program (i.e. South Dakota QuitLine), and are keeping the topic of Medicaid expansions on their radar. “Any kind of health care funding we want to see because that does affect people on the ground here in the state,” said Myers. Another topic they would support if it came up this year is working on keeping minors under 18 out of tanning beds by eliminating access. “If you use a tanning bed before the age of 30, your risk of developing Melanoma is increased by about 75 times,” she stated. When she’s not traveling the state, Megan is reading online, picking up the newspaper, checking in with volunteers, and looking at social media to see how to get the word out. “We’re looking at how you can influence in a lot of different ways,” she said. When she’s not working, Myers is still being a “nerd.” “I’m a policy wonk by heart,” she said when describing her sadness at her last economic development seminar as a reporter years ago. Luckily at that seminar she found out about a group that was forming via the Sioux Falls Area Chamber of Commerce called the Young
Professionals Network (YPN). Myers immediately hopped on board for the original steering committee. The networking group is a resource forum and voice in the community to provide opportunities for young people to develop the skills they need to succeed in their profession and/ or to engage and introduce them to others. “I think we really had a need for this in the community,” said Myers. “I wouldn’t trade it for anything.” When she’s not helping with YPN, Myers is mentoring through Lutheran Social Services school-based mentoring program. “Some kids don’t get to read at home, and if you can go into the school and read with them and have conversations and just be that positive influence, that makes a big difference,” she described. Myers also serves on the Public Transit Advisory Board and is a “believer in public transit.” “I think that’s another example of Sioux Falls having a lot of opportunities,” she said. “I really appreciate the work that Mayor Huether has done to encourage young professionals to get on city boards. You couldn’t do that in a lot of places.” In March 2013 Myers was nominated for Tomorrow’s Leader at the YWCA’s Tribute to Women. While the event was great and the honor was touching, she hated that someone was missing in the crowd. “[My mom] always hammered home to me that it was unique to be successful as a woman in some ways. She always reinforced to me that women can do anything just as well as men can,” said Myers. “She always had a very strong purpose that everyone is equal and we all need to succeed to the best of our ability.” Mentioning her personal motto is “bloom where you’re planted,” it seems Megan is not taking it lightly with all of her accomplishments thus far. In reference to all of the opportunity in our state Myers said, “I don’t think there’s a reason why you shouldn’t get involved.” Check out Megan at: www.acscan.org
Age: 32 Hometown: Leon, Iowa Government Relations Specialist
Age: 28 Hometown: Vermillion, S.D. Social Media Coordinator/Author
“If you had to have one, it’s the one to have,” Kendra Gottsleben chuckled about being a “type IV.” Her laughter is truly contagious and her self-deprecation is humorous and admirable after hearing everything she has been through in life. Gottsleben was born with Mucopolysaccharidosis (MPS) type VI, a rare enzyme disorder, but when she arrived as a baby you would never know considering she weighed nine pounds. “I was bigger than most babies,” said Gottsleben. It wasn’t until her mother noticed things a bump in her back that they started to question development. An orthopedist diagnosed her with kyphosis, an abnormal curvature of the spine. She was taken into surgery at 13 months in a red wagon—the first of thousands of hospital visits (which she calls her “second home”). Hoping the problem was corrected, Gottsleben started walking and her parents noticed she had bent knees and that her hands were short and curly. After years of being persistent with the orthopedist to take a look at it, they took her to a geneticist. The diagnosis was MPS, but they weren’t sure how severe or how mild the case. “When I was diagnosed they gave my parents a guessed diagnosis before the official one, and they told them I had the type where I wouldn’t live past the age of 10,” she said. “They lived with that for a month.” The official diagnosis was MPS type VI, a mild to moderate type that only affects around 215,000 individuals. “I make too many sugar molecules,” she said, describing her condition in general terms. “I’m missing the enzyme that goes into your cell and cleans it, so my cells build up with that gluey-like substance, so it affects my connective tissue, heart, vital organs, eyes… a lot of adults that are my age [with the condition] are typically blind.” Though some types of MPS are fatal, Gottsleben’s is not. That doesn’t stop people from asking her if she has “a death sentence” when they speak to her. “I could walk across the street and get hit by a car—that could be my death sentence,” she laughed. “I don’t
take a lot of things personally because I know people sometimes don’t know how to put words together or they don’t intentionally mean to sound off the wall.” What she does take personally is her accomplishment of being part of Phase II for a clinical research trial in Oakland, Calif. that helped create the enzyme drug Naglazyme for those with MPS VI. “I was a guinea pig, and I didn’t really care,” she laughed. Becoming FDA-approved in 2005, the drug improved the lives of around 800 patients who will need to receive treatment one day a week for the rest of their lives. “Before the treatment [was available], my tongue was huge, my organs were huge, but [Naglazyme] made them shrink down to a more appropriate size,” said Gottsleben. This milestone had everything come full-circle for her from when she was at the University of Minnesota for surgeries as a young girl. Gottsleben’s mother had asked their doctor if there were any treatments at the tim for MPS VI, and he responded that he thought maybe a treatment would be available in a decade at the earliest. “At the age of 16 not only was the treatment being phased, but I was in one of the phases,” she smiled. Her constant positivity has driven her to make lemonade out of the “lemons” (or obstacles) she has endured. Her brew consists of a degree in sociology and psychology from Augustana College, internships with Children’s Miracle Network, Sanford’s Children’s Hospital, the Dougherty Hospice House, and a job as social media coordinator for the Center for Disabilities. She actually helped create her position, pitching the power of getting the free word out about the Center for Disabilities via social media. The center works with others to create opportunities that enhance the lives of people with disabilities and their families through training, services, information, research, and community education. One of the sessions they provide is training with iPads. “We do iPad training for teachers and parents,” she said. “iPads, iPhones, and
iPods are becoming really good tools for children with Autism. These devices can help them communicate.” Gottsleben realized she wanted to communicate her life experiences thus far after a friend pushed her to write a book. Combining her favorite lemon mantra with her other favorite quote “Live, Laugh, Love,” she penned “Live, Laugh, Lemonade: A Journey of Choosing to Beat the Odds.” “As [the book] started to develop, it turned more into me wanting to help anyone, especially if they had a health condition, and especially if they have MPS like me,” said Gottsleben. A cool moment for Gottsleben was being flown out to BioMarin, the place that produces the medicine Naglazyme, for a book-signing and to see behind the scenes. “It was kind of surreal,” she said. When she’s not busy with book signings or at her job, Gottsleben is speaking at events, serving in groups like the Disability Awareness Commission, or volunteering at a camp called the Youth Leadership Forum. The camp, located in Aberdeen, is a weeklong experience where attendees can learn more about their disability and become a better advocate for it. “In South Dakota we have a lot of small towns, and sometimes someone is the only one in a wheel chair,” she said. “This is a way for others to feel normal.” It’s also about acceptance. Gottsleben stated, “I believe the sooner you accept your disability, the further you’re going to get.” And far is exactly where Gottsleben has come, especially before the age of 30. “There are times I’ve said I wish things were different, but they’re not,” she said. “But if things were different, I probably wouldn’t have written a book, I probably wouldn’t be working at the Center for Disabilities.” Gottsleben continued, “It is tough when you look back at obstacles, but at the same time I think you learn from everything.” Check out Kendra at: Kenimagine.storeenvy.com www.usd.edu/cd Facebook.com/kendragottsleben
Age: 37 Hometown: Gettysburg, S.D. Development Associate for Donor Relations When we originally sat down for our interview, Jennifer Rothenbueler had gone through a huge life change. After 15 years in the hospitality industry, she was looking for a new career. “I was ready for a change,” said Rothenbueler. As the assistant manager at the Holiday Inn downtown, Rothenbueler was always on the “go, go, go.” “The majority of my hospitality was sales. I really enjoy people, getting out and about in the community, and the whole aspect of meeting people,” she said. With a degree in sale and marketing from Northern State University, it seemed hospitality fell into place for Rothenbueler when she moved to Sioux Falls from Aberdeen in ’97 after hearing about the opening of the Sheraton (Hotel?) from a friend. “It worked out well,” she smiled. Having “someone she knows” has played a huge role, especially in Rothenbueler’s career. As a steering committee member of the Young Professionals Network (YPN) through the Sioux Falls Chamber of Commerce, Rothenbueler has helped review things like the social committee and the membership committee to ensure ever-growing group is giving the best experience
possible to members. “I think we’re over 770 members now,” she said. Admitting to over-involving herself, she also sits on committees for the Sales & Marketing Executives of Sioux Falls (SME), was in class 23 of Leadership Sioux Falls, and was president of the Sioux Falls Business & Professional Women (SF/BPW) last year. The SF/BPW named her Woman of the Year at last year’s National Business Women’s Week in October. “That was very exciting,” she said. Rothenbueler also is a chair for Go Red for Women with the American Heart Association (heart disease being the no. 1 killer of women). This year’s luncheon event will be held at the Sioux Falls Convention Center from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. with a silent auction and social hour and a keynote speaker. “I have a lot of family members that have dealt with heart disease so it touched close to home,” she said. It was through these connections that she found out about her new job as Development Associate for Donor Relations with the Sioux Falls Area Community Foundation (a foundation that attracts, manages, and distributes charitable gifts for Sioux Falls and neighboring cities and towns). “Their mission is ‘For Good. For
Ever.’ and I’m excited to make a difference that way in the community,” said Rothenbueler. It only took a week and a half to find her new career, kudos to networking. “Not really needing to look on Careerbuilder.com or the newspapers and just going to my network… get to know people and make those connections,” she suggested. “Not only will [networking] help you in your current job and possibly get more business for your company, but it’s a personal network if you need it down the line.” Her biggest piece of advice is to not just join a networking group, but to get involved in a committee. “It’s a lot more one on one, you can sit with someone you know,” Rothenbueler described. “Some groups have mentors where if you join a group they’ll partner up with you, sit with you at meetings, and introduce you to people.” When she’s not busy expanding her networking pool, she de-stresses by spending time with her 3 year old and 7 month old. “They’re my life and my joy,” she said. Check out Jennifer at: www.sfac.org
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the scoop by Jeanette Rackl
“My husband and I find ourselves sitting around and still building things with [Legos],” said Farley.
ReVIVE: Bringing Your Displays to Life Legos are the building blocks of childhood memories. This January, organizers at the Museum of Visual Materials will host an art exhibit that pays homage to playtime creativity—and that iconic childhood staple. ReBUILD will be the second installment in the ReVIVE series at the museum, featuring art submitted by community members. The featured exhibit rotates every two months, with Legos calling the museum home during January and February. “Legos, they’ve been around forever–everyone’s played with them, everyone remembers them,” said Jessica Farley, the director of education at the museum. “It’s something they relate to.” Farley and museum director Jeremy Brech, decided that the building blocks would be a fun and accessible medium to feature. “At a lot of museums you can’t touch anything. It’s usually things that are out of reach for people, and it’s
nothing that they could maybe have in their own home,” said Farely. The first installment of the series, “Remembering our Veterans,” displayed military memorabilia in honor of Veteran’s Day, but many families hesitated to leave such sentimental memories at a display. Farley hopes that the ReBUILD exhibit will have more success with its lighthearted, casual focus. This time around, museum goers are encouraged to submit their Lego creations for the show. “I think something as simple as a Lego display–it’s not as scary,” she said. “Kids can do it, adults can do it.” ReVIVE is the museum’s first community-oriented display series since the museum opened its doors in 2007, and Farley hopes it will be a turning point for awareness
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about the museum. “I think a lot of people still don’t even know we exist, so we want to take a fresh turn and introduce people to the museum.” While the museum wants to engage more young people with the community displays, Farley also anticipates seeing what teenagers and 20 or 30-somehings can do with Legos. She said her 3-year-old son isn’t the only one who plays with the Legos at home. “My husband and I find ourselves sitting around and still building things with [Legos],” said Farley. “So I think it’s kind of that ageless hobby, I think everyone can do it.” An upcoming exhibit in the ReVIVE series will feature art made from trash--a re-cycling and re-purposing theme that keeps with the aim of the building. Built in 1887, the museum is one of the oldest buildings in downtown Sioux Falls, and it’s also the first LEED Platinum Green building in the state. “We wanted to combine the old with the new. It’s one of the oldest buildings, and one of the greenest buildings,” explained Farley. Dr. Rose Faithe, the founder of the museum, passed away on August 18, 2011. Her vision for the museum was of sustainability, and her collections have lived on in displays at the museum. With Faithe’s items all around, Farley says the museum is like “your grandmother’s attic.” The community displays are intended to compliment the tradition of the museum, while adding new ideas and contributors. “People come in and they see things they remember, but we kind of want to turn a new leaf and modernize the place a little bit more,” said Farley. “So that’s why we’re starting this, to get some new people in and see what they can bring to the museum.” A reception for participants will be held Feb. 29 from 6-8 p.m. For more info, visit www.sfmvm.com, call (605) 2719500, or visit the museum at 500 North Main Ave. Upcoming ReVIVE Themes: March/April: RePURPOSE (Trash to Treasure Challenge) May/June: ReCYCLE (Bike Art) July/Aug: RePLAY (Barbies)
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the real deal
Name: Becky Tomac age: 31 Hometown: Lemmon, S.D. Specialty: Graphic Design
“My mom has always had a stash of greeting cards on hand, so I’ve grown up with cards being an important part of holidays and birthdays. There are also few things that beat getting a card in your mailbox!”
She’s “in a small town, big smiles state of mind,” and it shows in designer Becky Tomac’s repertoire. Tomac works fulltime as the in-house graphic designer at Legend Air Suspension in Sturgis, but her freelance business, Oh Geez! Design, is located in her home office in Piedmont where she designs quirky products targeted towards females 18 and above. We spoke with the “indie artist” to see what Oh Geez! Design is all about and what it’s like to have her work go international. How did you get into design? I have always been drawn to clever print ad campaigns and decided that I would like to be a copywriter after graduating from high school. So I enrolled in the advertising/ marketing program at South Dakota State University, and after taking several art and design classes I became more interested in the design side of marketing. What type of design do you specialize in? My design specialization, or ‘passion,’ is designing my line of greeting cards and postcards. I also do custom invitation design and print design for other small local businesses.
Images by Scott Horkey
Why get into greeting cards? When we were little, my sisters and I would make handdrawn cards for each other and for our parents and grandparents. My mom has always had a stash of greeting cards on hand, so I’ve grown up with cards being an important part of holidays and birthdays. There are also few things that beat getting a card in your mailbox! I just recently added a couple tote bags and pinback buttons to my shop. It’s been fun designing for a new ‘wearable’ medium. How would you describe the look and feel of your designs? It seems your personality shows through them. I like to describe my designs as fun and whimsical. I love using bright colors, and the most important thing is that I can make the shopper smile. I would have to agree that my cards reflect my personality--a little quirky and a little obsessed with detail. Where is your business located? I work from my home studio, which is a corner of my laundry room. During busy seasons, like Valentine’s Day, I also take over the living room floor!
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How did you end up starting Oh Geez! Design? Before I started designing greeting cards, I had worked on a couple logo and poster designs for friends of mine-mainly doing work for trade or free. Then, while working on my Oh Geez! products, I started gaining more freelance clients through word of mouth and customer referrals. How do you read a business and come up with their branding/look? When I’m working on a logo for a client, my main goal is to represent the business’s message in the simplest way possible. If the logo still works with an element removed, then get rid of it. I try to save the flair for greeting card design! When did you start your online shop on Etsy? Are your products only available online? I opened my Etsy shop in 2007 after doing a small craft fair with my sisters in our hometown. I’ve concentrated my time and energy into my shop within the last three years, and I also started wholesaling my products earlier this year. I have shipped my greeting cards and totes to boutiques as far away as Australia, and also wholesale them to local shops such as Prairie Berry Winery, Karma Boutique and Zandbroz Variety. Participating in local fairs, like the Main Street Square Art and Wine Festival, have also increased my brand awareness and it has introduced me to new clients. Do your surroundings inspire your work? Even though I’m not painting mountain scenes or buffalo herds at sunset, the Black Hills have definitely inspired my work. Being outdoors just clears my head, and I love to sit outside and brainstorm. My ‘Buy Local, Don’t Buy From Strangers’ tote design was actually thought up on the sandy beaches of Center Lake! You have had national coverage! How was that? In 2011 my ‘I Love You More Than Cheese’ card was featured in ‘Taste of Home’ magazine, and in February 2013 my ‘I Love You More Than Bacon’ card was featured in [the] ‘Food Network’ magazine. I still get excited thinking about it, and the exposure was amazing. It motivates me to keep working hard and push myself. To check out Tomac’s work, find Oh Geez! Design on Facebook, visit www.ohgeezdesign.com, or start shopping at www. etsy.com/shop/ohgeezdesign.
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mommy mind trip by susan kroger-Peters
She is a busy mom of two children and highly suggests that you don’t follow her parenting practices.
BIO: Susan has worked with new parents and babies for several years. She has a master’s degree in mental health counseling from the University of Northern Iowa. She likes punk music, eating food that other people cook, and making her husband and two kids laugh with her silly antics. You can find her at her blog at www.mommymindtrip. com (Fair warning: The blog is often profane and may be offensive to readers without a sense of humor) and on Twitter @ MommyMindTrip.
Resolutions: Life Changes My New Year’s resolutions are often self-centered. I choose something from the list of “I wants” in my life. “I want to lose 10 lbs this year.” “I want to take a trip to Las Vegas with my friends.” “I want to learn how to play a B7 chord flawlessly.” My resolve is often short lived, and the resolutions are abandoned by springtime. This year I thought longer about how I’d like to see my life change. I thought about the moments when I feel the most joy, and I thought about my inability to linger in those moments. I thought about the self-doubt, the anxiety over what needs to be done, the need for perfection, and the resentment that often poisons and steals those moments. This year, I want to set aside the chaos and exist in those moments of joy. I thought about playing tea party with my two year old. She lays out each tiny plastic cup on her table with great
care and anticipation. I thought about the way her eyes light up when she asks if I’d like more tea, and I respond, “Yes, please.” I thought about dancing in the living room with my son, twirling him around and around with the music until both of our bodies are racked by uncontrollable giggles. He gazes at me with absolute trust. I’m his safe place. These are my moments of joy. I’m connected and engaged with my children. I allow my heart and mind to fill with the knowledge that they are my joy, and that I’m enough for them. This year, I want to soak up as many blissful moments with my children as possible. I want to forgo my time on Twitter and Facebook and Instagram so I can see the look of triumph on my daughter’s face when she completes a puzzle. I want to shift some of the energy I give to my job and use it to rock my son to sleep. I resolve to put down my cell
phone long enough to listen to my daughter tell me about what she ate for lunch today at daycare. I’ll sit with her and give her the attention that she needs. I’ll listen intently to her story about the boy who pushed her today at the playground. I’ll reassure her that her concerns are also my concerns. I resolve to not only soak in their happiness, but to also share my joy with them, too. I’ll let them see my face light up when I walk into daycare. I’ll laugh at my daughter’s knock-knock jokes. Most importantly, I’ll put everything else aside and just be with them. As I write this, my son walks up to me with a small, plush football--his favorite toy. He stands a few feet away and after flashing a toothy grin, throws it at me. It bounces off my arm and falls to the floor. He waits for my reaction. Normally, I’d steer him toward the playroom so I can continue with my work. Today, I soak in his smile and scoop him up. The article can wait.
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ask the johns
Yes, all three of these guys are named John. Yes, it was a popular name in the ‘80s. The identity of these three amigos has been altered to protect the innocent. Have a question for the Johns? Shoot an e-mail their way at TheJohns@605magazine.com.
1.) My brother’s girlfriend is really passive aggressive and I feel like she is constantly talking down to our family. How do I deal with this, or do I just ignore it?
2.) One of my friends is going through a divorce. This is the first of my friends who this is happening to, and I’m not sure what to do. How can I be there for them, or should I just give them space?
3.) My girlfriend lives in another state and we’re having difficulty figuring out who eventually should move where. I love it here and she has a great job there. Are we just doomed, or how can I talk her into finding her dream job locally?
JR: Tell your brother that you saw his girlfriend doing the bump-and-grind with some guy at the club when she said she was ‘sleeping.’ Then politely explain that someone was you. He will get rid of her like yesterday’s trash. Problem solved.
JR: Remind them how much fun it can be to be single. Single people don’t have to fight over what movie to see, it’s easy to go to dinner and get a table for one, and there is nothing like sleeping in a big, empty bed alone.
JR: Let your girlfriend know of all the great jobs in your city! Start with the most convenient job: gas station clerk.
JW: Whatever you do, do it passive aggressively. She’ll hate it!
JT: This is a tough one. If you really feel strongly about this, pull your brother aside and talk with him about it. Tell him how she makes you feel. He could get defensive for her, and if this is the case, I would drop it. If he is open to the conversation you may find out the problem or that there is no problem at all. Mostly importantly, be delicate about the situation.
JW: Is the one who is the opposite sex from you hot? Because this will make a big difference. If watching Lifetime movies has taught me anything, this is how murderous love triangles start. Maybe steer away from this one. JT: This is obviously a very difficult time for them, and all you can do is be there for them as much as they let you. Reach out and see their reaction. Perhaps they need you passing them tissues and watching movies with them every night, or perhaps you just need to have your phone on if they ever feel like talking or reaching out. You must be a good friend already if you’re wanting advice on the matter!
Illustration by Chuck Bennis Disclaimer: Ask the Johns is a sarcastic piece. Their advice is not meant to be taken literally… except maybe John T’s.
JW: Create a fake corporation in your town. Hire a voice actor to call her, offer her a job, do the interview over the phone, and tell her she’s got it. Send a moving company. By the time she quits her current job and gets here to discover that it was an elaborate ruse, she’ll be stuck. Pop open the champagne! JT: This is a very serious topic, because you don’t want it to blow up and have one person move ‘for them’ and resent the other. Have you ever thought about meeting in the middle and both moving somewhere halfway? If you keep running into a dead end you may need to move on, unfortunately. It may be a sign if neither of you are ready to move for the other.
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Do you know the facts? Each month we bring you interesting tidbits about our community and more.
22 The percentage of people who fail their New Yearâ€™s resolution in a week. Fact via www.psychologytoday.com
150 The rate of teenage suicide on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation is 150 percent higher than the national average. Provided by the Dahl Arts Center
5 South Dakota ranks fifth among the nation for volunteering. Provided by the Helpline Center
50 The percent exercisers can improve their performance if they eat dark chocolate regularly. Fact via www.thedailybeast.com
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A Fresh Start in the New Year before
He is a sales associate at McKerin Software. She is a part-time bartender looking for a new career. He has lost more than 50 pounds and nothing fits anymore. She is looking for a fresh start going into 2013. With the help of Offbeat Glamour, Vanessen’s Hair Design, Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers, and AMaVo Boutique, 605 gave Brett Stolz and Danielle Bartlett a much deserved day of pampering and attention.
Images by Laura Kate Photography Makeover Participants: Brett Stolz and Danielle Bartlett Clothes Donated by AMaVo Boutique and Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers Brett’s Hair and Shave by Vanessen’s Hair Design Danielle’s Hair and Makeup by Offbeat Glamour
Vanessen’s Hair Design had resident stylist and barber Nikki clean up Brett’s (handsome) ruggedness. “I have two kids and my wife needs to stay at home to care for them, so the last four years we have had to really cut corners when dealing with a simple thing like a haircut.” - Brett
Michael from Halberstadt’s Men’s Clothiers fitted Brett for his three-piece suit they donated to him. “This suit will be my first tailored suit, and I’m going to rock it at conferences and meetings with my clients.” - Brett
Offbeat Glamour’s Amanda treated Danielle to a cut and color, along with beautiful makeup that complimented her eyes. Danielle was up for anything and let Amanda pick what she would do with her hair.”The hair turned out great!” - Danielle
Allison and Anna helped Danielle find the perfect dress AMaVo Boutique donated to her. To complete the ensemble, the amazing team kicked in leggings. “I loved the dress!” -Danielle.
After â€œThe makeover made me feel better about myself and will hopefully greater my chances for finding a job I enjoy.â€?
health trend by Kilee Kading
Using different applications “keeps the routine fresh versus lethargic… the accountability is built-in. I see this as the tip of the iceberg in mobile health.”
There’s an App For That!
Yes, an overused cliché—but in reality there really is an application for just about everything. Opening the iTunes app store, thousands of applications are available to download. This is particularly useful when integrating social media with a healthy lifestyle. It is now possible to download an app and access a workout, a daily calorie journal, or ideas for new exercises.
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Click Rain president and CEO Paul Ten Haken utilizes his iPhone to connect with a variety of health applications. Ten Haken opens up a “Health” folder with a few of his favorite fitness applications. What topped his list? Nike+ Running (free): This app works like a personal running coach, complete with GPS, pace detector, and keeps tabs on recent runs. It even incorporates their sponsors into the program. Imagine setting a personal best time and being congratulated by Tiger Woods or Dirk Nowitzki. Similar applications: MapMyRun, Zombie’s Run! GymPact (free): This app is free to download and helps to keep you accountable by having a pledged number of 30-minute weekly workouts and a pledged dollar amount that your credit card will be charged if you do not complete the required workouts. Interestingly enough, those who complete the pledged days are not charged, but split the amount that was collected from those who did not exercise his or her pledged days. Nike+ FuelBand (app-free, band-$150): The Nike FuelBand App syncs to a band that tracks movement, steps, etc. throughout your day. Ten Haken has been a user since March, and finds the FuelBand as a valuable tool to track his activity and also motivates him to be active throughout his day. Other apps that make the list: FitnessClass (free): This application offers access to a fitness class or workout at any time. While incorporating a variety of exercises and instructors, this application features variety and meets the needs of everyone. Similar applications: Gorilla Workout, Nike Training Club MyFitnessPal (free): This app is one-way of logging calories and exercises during the day. This app syncs with an online account, which makes communicating between smart phone and desktop convenient. Similar applications: The Daily Plate, LiveStrong, Weight Watchers Niche/Hobby Apps ($ range): Try out a new activity by simply downloading an app. Apps such as Pocket Yoga and Learn Pilates are popular. Try out boxing, cycling, martial arts, or bootcamp–all types of workouts are available. Best of all, most are free. Ten Haken’s tips: Take a test run: Before spending money on an app you’re not 100 percent sure on, many offer a free version to help learn the “ins and outs” before committing to the official app. Find what works for YOU: Everyone has different goals/needs and there is an app for each and every one of those… search and find yours! Add a fresh perspective to a workout: Ten Haken loves that applications can break up the monotony of doing the same routine each workout. Using different applications “keeps the routine fresh versus lethargic… the accountability is built-in. I see this as the tip of the iceberg in mobile health,” said Ten Haken.
health profile by Molly Golden
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A Divine Touch
Melody Trimmer has a natural luminescence. From her long, wavy blond hair to her muscular, yoga-trained legs to her graceful, tattooed left arm, she glows. She smiles radiantly as she recalls the first time she knew she wanted to be a healer. She was 16 years old, and her cheeks were numb from laughter. “We had just finished making animal noises and laughing our heads off,” remembered Trimmer. She had been attending a Rodney Browne Christian revival meeting in Alaska, where Trimmer lived in a commune with her family. “I noticed that as everyone else was laughing, a girl around my age was sitting all alone in the back looking very sad. Something deep inside me told me I needed to talk to her. Her eyes were brimming with tears.” Trimmer approached the girl, introduced herself, and hugged her. It didn’t matter that the girl was a total stranger; Trimmer’s intuition told her the girl was desperately in need of human support. The two young women embraced for several minutes. “You feel like an angel right now,” said the girl. Trimmer smiles as she shares the story, her natural glow radiating from every pore. When the girl described her as an angel, Trimmer knew she wanted to continue positively affecting other people’s lives by becoming a healer. Fast forward 21 years: Trimmer now owns her own massage business in Rapid City, Divine Touch, where she watches over her clients, soothing their aches and pains. Divine Touch isn’t your everyday massage business. Trimmer infuses her own unique touch, focusing on massaging body tissue at the deeper, fascial level. She also offers Reiki, yoga therapy, and chakra healing. She has studied Chinese medicine and likes to stimulate acupressure points during her massages. “On my massage table, it’s about working together to co-create. Courtesy Image
We are all connected in the sea of consciousness.” Trimmer’s cocreation philosophy makes sense when you learn that she is one of only a few certified Body Talk practitioners in Rapid City. Body Talk is a system of therapy which asks the question, “What is a priority for today?” It involves listening to the body and trusting the body with its intention. In addition to working as a massage therapist, Trimmer teaches at the Yoga Studio in Rapid City. She is a Yoga Alliance-registered yoga teacher, with anusara and hatha yoga training. She often infuses her knowledge of Chinese medicine and physiology into her yoga classes, by focusing each week on different elements of the body. Trimmer’s favorite yoga pose is a variation of half moon, one that makes her feel stable, yet free. “That is one of the main benefits of yoga,” said Trimmer. “It helps you find the balance between stability and freedom in your own life. It also allows you to let go of expectations by being in the moment, and to feel connected with the body and mind by communicating with all systems at once.” Anyone who attends a yoga class of Trimmer’s will notice that she has devout students. Two of the students who rarely miss a class are her parents, Scott and Debra Francis. Trimmer says she has had a supportive family for as long as she can remember, back to her early days at the Christian commune. Trimmer ventured out on her own after graduating from high school at age 17. She went through an “experimental phase” where she moved to Tennessee with friends, waited tables, and partied.
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There, she became pregnant with her first child. Trimmer returned to Alaska to give birth to her first daughter, and she immediately fell in love with motherhood. “It came so naturally to me,” she said. Two years later, she married a man that she had known growing up in the commune. “It was the appearance of a happy family,” said Trimmer, “but all was not as it appeared.” Around this time, Trimmer became interested in spiritual healing, including Reiki and chakra work. Reiki--developed by a Japanese Buddhist--transfers universal energy through the palms, which allows the receiver to experience self-healing and equilibrium. In Hindu and Buddhist traditions, chakras are believed to be centers of the body from which a person collects energy. It is believed that clearing blockages in these energy channels is essential for spiritual healing. Trimmer immersed herself in spiritual study, becoming a Reiki master, one that is trusted to teach and perform Reiki on others. She had also been studying at the University of Alaska-Anchorage, and in 2005, she earned her bachelor’s in human services with an emphasis in counseling. “I loved learning about the body-mind connection.” As Trimmer delved more deeply into spirituality and yoga, she and her husband moved to Rapid City to be closer to Trimmer’s grandparents, with whom she shared a close relationship. By this time, Trimmer described her marriage as “unhappy.” Even so, Trimmer became pregnant again twice more, delivering a son via water birth with a midwife, and then a daughter at home surrounded by family members. Then in January 2010, Trimmer had one of the most profound experiences of her life when she traveled to an ashram in Mexico for 200 hours of hatha yoga teacher training. At the ashram, she camped in the sand on the beach for 21 days. Trimmer went on a Vision Quest, hiking 45 minutes along the ocean. She entered a deep, blissful state of meditation, having a moment of pure clarity as she talked to crabs on the beach. “I thought to myself, ‘I am connected.’ I sat there all day feeling more at one with the universe than I had in a long time.” She also practiced Zen Breath, lying in a circle on the floor with other yogis. The goal of Zen Breath is to flood the body with oxygen so that one can leave his or her body. Trimmer was lucky enough to have an out-of-body experience, where she described that she went to Egypt and saw another life there as a dancer, with snakes coiled around her as she danced for a pharaoh. In her deep meditation, she chanted, “I open my heart. Take me beyond.” “It was truly profound to see a glimpse of one of my past lives,” she said. “It reminded me of my purpose in life. I felt like I literally woke up to my life.” In August 2010, she filed for divorce from her husband. In September, she registered for massage school at Headlines Academy in Rapid City. By June 2013, her massage business Divine Touch was born, which is located at 1107 Mount Rushmore Rd., Suite 1. Trimmer has also found love again. She is excited for the future. But above all, Trimmer embraces the moment. She is happy to be living the life of a healer, the life she has wanted since she was a teenager–and she’s proof that finding one’s life purpose can seem to provide the ultimate fulfillment. For more info on Divine Touch, visit www.divinetouchyoga.massagetherapy.com, call (605) 484-4747, or find them on Facebook.
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