“What Thanksgiving Looks Like” My mother sent a photo of a huge female turkey sitting on her bird feeder.
Thanksgiving will be tragically solemn for many families this year, a more recent example being the families of Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz—two young men murdered and one injured by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha over a yea
Q: How has the Biden administration created a “seismic shift” in border security?
Q: What do Iowans need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment?
“Angel’s Front Door” I used to have a friend who lived in Paris.
My brother, Tyler, and I—on the rare occasions we’re together—often spin hypothetical scenarios about living off-the-grid or being self-sufficient.

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“What Thanksgiving Looks Like” My mother sent a photo of a huge female turkey sitting on her bird feeder. The giant, ungainly creature looked ridiculous, perched on the little wooden roof of a feeder intended for chickadees and nuthatches. “She has been hanging around for two days now,” my...
Thanksgiving will be tragically solemn for many families this year, a more recent example being the families of Joseph Rosenbaum, Anthony Huber, and Gaige Grosskreutz—two young men murdered and one injured by Kyle Rittenhouse in Kenosha over a year ago. My thoughts on the trial will come as no...
Q: How has the Biden administration created a “seismic shift” in border security? A: In less than one year in the Oval Office, an unprecedented migrant surge at our southern border is taking place on President Biden’s watch. U.S. Customs and Border Protection recently announced it had a historic 1...
It’s a cliché to say that everything’s connected. But we live in a world where this is clearly true. Ideas, goods, services, workers, tourists, commerce, communications, drugs, crime, migrants, refugees, weapons, climate impacts… and, of course, viruses: They all cross borders constantly. This is...
Q: What do Iowans need to know about Medicare Open Enrollment?  A: Don’t dilly dally. The deadline for Medicare recipients to update their health insurance coverage for next year is Dec. 7, 2021. More than 644,000 individuals are enrolled in Medicare in Iowa. During open enrollment, beneficiaries...
“Angel’s Front Door” I used to have a friend who lived in Paris. Paris is expensive. Angel bought the largest apartment she could afford, and it was tiny. But, because it was in Paris, she had a lot of visitors. Friends and family came to see her and, in order to get to her place and back, they...
My brother, Tyler, and I—on the rare occasions we’re together—often spin hypothetical scenarios about living off-the-grid or being self-sufficient. We grew up on video games like Harvest Moon, in which you inherit a long abandoned family farm and must restore it and make a life for yourself in a...
In 1564—56 years before the Mayflower set sail—French pilgrims settled at Fort Caroline (near Jacksonville, FL) in search of religious freedom from the Europeans. While the Pilgrims and Puritans arrived in New England in the early 1600’s promising no religious belief or political persuasion would...
The newly-passed infrastructure package approved by Congress last week promises to reach every corner of the country, and for rural America, funding for water and sewer, broadband internet, and electrical projects could have the most impact. A $11.7 billion annual increase for the Clean Water and...
Some families are chaotic, fun and full of laughter, while others are stoic and boring. Some families are messy, angry and hard to communicate with, and still other families are a mix of all three. Regardless of your family type, the holiday season tends to create more complications and tensions...

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