My dad doesn’t like asking for help.
I don’t know enough, but I know enough.
“Rod Stewart Hair” “I like your hair!” a woman at the party said.
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“What Cats Like” “I’ve been reading about cats,” my husband, Peter, tells me. Peter has never had a cat before. “Oh, yeah?” “Salt is not good for their kidneys. We have to give Felix unsalted fish.”
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I’m about the only person I know without a tattoo. Well, this is not true. My parents don’t have tattoos, and I don’t think most of their friends do—although I’ve not done a close inspection. That would be hard to do, and probably not very polite. But among people my age and younger, I’ve...
Dear Editor, Since my retirement, Betty does most of the driving, while I sit quietly observing the surroundings from the passenger seat. A new experience for both of us. One of my observations is spotting the number of different Iowa license plates. I’ve learned there are over 60 different Iowa...
My dad doesn’t like asking for help. He told me this recently when he asked if I could help him put out the dock. His knee was bothering him, and the dock was pulled up on shore at a steep incline. The dock frame was rolled into the water and then the boards of the dock were laid into place. It...
“I don’t even know what game we’re supposed to be playing!” my husband, Peter, told me. He and our cat, Felix, have been playing their nightly game of chase and tag. Peter always loses. This might be because Felix makes the rules—and is the referee. “When is the game over?” I asked. “Whenever...
My social circle may be small, but nearly everyone in it uses Duolingo. Regular readers of this column may recall that linguistics—especially foreign languages—is an area of study that I am enthusiastic about, and was the focus of my studies in college. But I, myself, have not used Duolingo since...
For all the proclamation and defense of certain rights established in the foundations of the United States government, the historical significance/reasoning behind those rights, as well as the contemporary comprehension of those rights, is demonstrably low and lacking in nuance. There are...
Dear Editor,    We’ve perhaps all used or heard someone say: “The more things change, the more they stay the same.” In other words, despite apparent changes or advancements in society, certain fundamental aspects or patterns remain unchanged over time. I was reminded of this phrase as Gov....
I don’t know enough, but I know enough. I don’t want to spend too much time detailing the ploys and excuses and twisted morality and sense of justice surrounding the genocide currently devastating the people of Gaza. The time for dithering, justifications, and debate has long passed and all focus...
As Iowa’s Area Education Agencies (AEAs) approach their 50th anniversary of services to Iowans, they do so in the midst of significant change brought about by decisions made during the 2024 legislative session. These changes, most notably a reduction in nearly $75 million in funding, will have a...
Dear Editor   In a former community where I pastored, when school was out for the summer, there was an increase in childhood delinquency. An elderly woman thinking she was quoting scripture reminded me of Ben Franklin’s quote, “Idle hands are the devil’s playthings.” It does have its roots in...

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