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  • My love for space solidified with a chip dipped in quesso

    Editor's note: This column originally published March 19, 2015The first time I saw the solar system’ ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:05 pm
  • I only ask to be polite

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Sept. 24, 2015I’ve been having several “So... I’ve b ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:05 pm
  • Anniversary

    Before I forget this (how could I?), I have a book signing scheduled for Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at SIP in Mt. Pleasant, 120 S Main St. It’s a coffee hous ...
    Oct. 18, 2017 - 2:05 pm
  • Wedded bliss can be expensive

    We all have those days ... if something can go wrong it will go wrong. I mean they have even named this adage ... Murphy’s Law.
    Oct. 13, 2017 - 9:51 am
  • It’s all about animals

    I got a text from Ginnie while she was at work. “What’s going on today?”I text back, “Buddy to the v ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • One small star hold the brightest future

    Editor’s note: This column originally published March 3, 2017.I’m a card-carrying member of The Plan ...
    Oct. 12, 2017 - 9:50 am
  • Actualities of addiction take hold

    When the Jasper County Substance Abuse Coalition hosted a community conversation last week it was an accomplishment in many ways. In its first year, t ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 12:16 pm
  • Things that go bump

    There’s something odd going on in my house. I’m not necessarily saying it’s haunted, but peculiar things occur and try as I might, I can’t always debu ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:29 am
  • Body Tuning Table

    I met Michael Childress at an Art-in-the-Park in Ft. Madison. His display was set up across from mine with a group of artists called Artist Trax Studi ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:29 am
  • Look between the averages

    Iowa educators, through the media, have a bad habit of looking only at averages that miss the important details for improved decision-making. One exam ...
    Oct. 4, 2017 - 9:28 am
  • Bad Luck

    All those double-yolk eggs might not be bringing the good luck I thought they would. I was backing the tractor into the garage to fill the fuel tank w ...
    Sept. 27, 2017 - 2:31 pm
  • A lucky spin

    I wouldn’t say I walk around with a black cloud hanging over my head, but nor would I say I’m one of those people with luck always on their side.
    Sept. 29, 2017 - 10:32 am
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