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"I had so much hurt inside me that I had to wear myself out to such a degree that I didn't put a pistol in my hand and contemplate doing something."

Then, yoga.
Love bombing Des Moines: Yoga changed one man's life and now he's spreading the gospel.
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"If we could create a more joyful, more loving, compassionate, understanding and open-minded Iowa, we could change this nation. And if we created a more meditative America, we would change the world." -- Producer of the +Iowa Yoga Festival. #yoga #yogi
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From beaters to blue ribbons: Baking family legacies at the State Fair

Winner of more than 400 +Iowa State Fair ribbons, Eileen Gannon learned to cook from her mother and is passing that passion on to her children. In tomorrow's +Des Moines Register +The Des Moines Register. CC: +Catch Des Moines.
The State Fair has seen record number of events held in memory of family members who died.
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I get my hands deep in butter with Sarah Pratt, the +Iowa State Fair  #buttercow  sculptor, to find out what life carving dairy is really like. Check it out at +The Des Moines Register.
'You can't be too detailed when you work with butter.' - Sarah Pratt
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Daily Show memories: I spoke with former Iowans who graced "+The Daily Show" stage and discovered some really fun behind-the-scenes stories. What are they? Well, you'll just have to click and find out. :)

In the +The Des Moines Register.
He poked fun at the Iowa caucuses, the State Fair, even our former governor's last name.
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I spent the week with the contestants of +Ms. Wheelchair America, which is decidedly not the average beauty pageant. 

This pageant is not about the crown, this is instead a call to action for an army of advocates, a sort of sisterhood of traveling wheels, who will change the world one issue at a time.

My newest for +The Des Moines Register, +Catch Des Moines.
In Des Moines, these contestants are determined to make a difference.
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Yoga saved Mathew Koder's life, and now he is spreading the gospel at the +Iowa Yoga Festival, this week in +The Des Moines Register. #DesMoines   #yoga   #yogis  
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Baking to remember. 
Baking to honor. 
And baking to win at +Iowa State Fair

(Des Moines resident, +Iowa State University alum, farming in her veins.)
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BUTTER JOURNALISM: I got elbow deep in butter to find out what it's like to sculpt the world-famous +Iowa State Fair  butter cow. (Two things: 10-year-old butter smells -- a lot -- and carving in 40-degree weather makes for very, very stiff fingers.)
'You can't be too detailed when you work with butter.' - Sarah Pratt
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Here we go, #jonstewart's final moment of zen. #jonvoyage  
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I profiled Ashton Kutcher's designer and, in doing so, inched my way closer to Iowa's favorite son. +houzz +The Des Moines Register 
A monthlong surprise project to overhaul the basement in Kutcher's childhood home yielded a moment in the spotlight for a local designer.
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Reporter and digital producer for the Chicago Tribune. Producer for WGN Radio.
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    Reporter and digital news editor, 2010 - present
    Courtney Crowder is a reporter and digital news editor at the Chicago Tribune. She covers television and literature as well as other entertainment and lifestyle topics. She also produces the weekly talk radio show, After Hours With Rick Kogan, which airs from 9-11 p.m. Sundays on WGN Radio. A graduate of New York University, she loves watching TV, eating gummy bears and traveling to exotic locales. Email tips to cocrowder@tribune.com and find me on Twitter @courtneycare.
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Courtney Crowder is a reporter and digital news editor at the Chicago Tribune. She covers television and literature as well as other entertainment and lifestyle topics. She also produces the weekly talk radio show, After Hours With Rick Kogan, which airs from 9-11 p.m. Sundays on WGN Radio. A graduate of New York University, she loves watching TV, eating gummy bears and traveling to exotic locales. Email tips to cocrowder@tribune.com and find me on Twitter @courtneycare.  
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    Journalism and literature, 2006 - 2010
  • Glenbrook South High School
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