“Singing Lessons” I’m having fun singing.  
Have you ever watched a scene in a movie where multiple characters—often with ill-intent—fight over something valuable, in some cases literally grappling with it amongst themselves in a sort of tug-of-war, until whatever they were fighting over in
As the United States gets ready to celebrate its 243rd birthday, I’m reminded of moments in American history that distinguish our nation as the land of the free and home of the brave.
Helping friends Dear Dave,
“Anniversary Toast” This past week, my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and I stood in front of the greeting card rack for a very long time.
This week marks the beginning of July, and by the time this issue is on the counters, the Fourth will only be mere hours away.

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“Singing Lessons” I’m having fun singing.   I started singing lessons a few weeks ago. My teacher lives out of town, but every other week she teaches in her parents’ house—the house she grew up in—just a few minutes away. So, I drive to a little house in the suburbs, meet her parents’ two...
Have you ever watched a scene in a movie where multiple characters—often with ill-intent—fight over something valuable, in some cases literally grappling with it amongst themselves in a sort of tug-of-war, until whatever they were fighting over inevitably falls; breaking or becoming forever lost?...
As the United States gets ready to celebrate its 243rd birthday, I’m reminded of moments in American history that distinguish our nation as the land of the free and home of the brave. These moments have shown how America’s quest for independence paved the way for freedom from tyranny at home and...
Helping friends Dear Dave, I’m on Baby Step 2 of your plan, and I’ll be debt-free except for my home by the end of the year. I have a friend who is very irresponsible with his money, and he often asks to “borrow” cash between paychecks. I don’t want to be cruel, but things are getting out of hand...
“Anniversary Toast” This past week, my parents celebrated their 60th wedding anniversary and I stood in front of the greeting card rack for a very long time. Whenever I try to buy a card for my mom or dad, I have a heck of a hard time. I almost bought a “blank inside” card because there wasn’t...
This week marks the beginning of July, and by the time this issue is on the counters, the Fourth will only be mere hours away. I am not one to lament the speed with which summer passes, though many that stop into the Graphic office often point out this phenomena. However, while summer and all...
Q:  Does secrecy contribute to health care costs?   A: Sticker shock for health care in America has been a growing concern for decades in the United States. From prescription drugs to lab tests, durable medical equipment, outpatient surgery and hospital stays, Americans increasingly feel they pay...
It’s only temporary Dear Dave, Should I still contribute up to the match to my 401(k) at work, like you recommend, if I’m in the process of trying to get out of debt? Russ Dear Russ, Some people disagree with this stance, but my answer is no. I understand how important it is to take the match...
“Happy Anniversary” I started The Postscript exactly one year ago. I am more than a little superstitious when it comes to numbers. When I wrote the first draft of my memoir, Blue Yarn, I had an even number of chapters in all three sections. This was probably tidier than necessary, but maybe not...
 Throughout its history, Iowa has been a place where women break barriers. Time after time, Iowa women have shown if they set their minds to something, work hard and believe in themselves, they can accomplish anything. On July 2, we celebrate the 100th anniversary of Iowans ratifying the 19th...

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