“My Treat Bag” Dax stared at me in disbelief. I am the Treat Lady, and I had no treats. It was inexplicable.
“If fascism comes, it will not be identified with any ‘shirt’ movement, nor with an ‘insignia,”’but will be wrapped up in the American flag and heralded as a plea for liberty and preservation of the constitution.”
The legislative session for 2021 begins on January 11 and promises to be unique in many ways. We will be gathering in person, but will have many adjustments to make to limit the number of people in one space and allow for social distancing.
“Swedish Surprise” My 2021 calendar is hanging from the closet door.
“When the moon is in the Seventh House, And Jupiter aligns with Mars, Then Peace will guide the planets, And Love will steer the stars . . . Harmony and understanding, Sympathy and trust abounding,
It’s been a rough year. We started 2020 with all eyes on Iowa for the first-in-the-nation presidential nominating contest. The Iowa caucuses took place under the cloud of a presidential impeachment.

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“Throw Out the Empties” A fellow I know was grousing about the past year. His birthday was coming up and he felt, once again, that this year failed to meet his expectations. He was unhappy with the year, unhappy with himself, unhappy with the fact that he’d even allowed himself to hope that 2020...
My subconscious has a mind of its own. The irony of that statement is not lost on me. While the dreams I conjur in my waking hours come from my own will and desires, when I sleep, the direction they take is almost never one of my own choosing. While that is likely the experience of most everyone...
As they continue to face challenges caused by the coronavirus pandemic, rural small businesses and communities with loans through the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Rural Development program find themselves on the outside once again. Provisions of the Rural Equal Aid (REA) Act, a measure with...
Q: When can Iowans expect to be eligible for immunization? A: The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) recommended states prioritize health care workers and long-term care residents during the initial rollout of the first COVID-19 vaccine to receive emergency use authorization (EUA)....
Push the pause button Dear Dave, I’ve been following your plan, but recently I experienced a medical emergency. I’m about halfway through Baby Step 2 and paying off my debts using the debt snowball system. Considering the circumstances, should I stop doing the debt snowball for now? Brooke Dear...
“As Much Christmas As Possible” Whatever you think about Christmas, I think you would have to agree, we need one this year. Everyone I know seems determined to do as much Christmas as it is possible to do. My pastor announced at the beginning of Advent, that we were going to have 26 consecutive...
  “Able to avoid.” Why Latin? I like languages, and “Adeste Fideles” has been on repeat in my head for a good part of the evening (not sure how it got there, but here we are). It’s the week of Christmas, and were this any other year, my spirits would likely be high and the house would be...
Q: How has the Paycheck Protection Program helped small businesses keep their workforce? A: When the COVID-19 pandemic led to severe economic fall-out for small businesses across the country, Congress provided a financial lifeline to help employers stay afloat and keep their workers on payroll....
We are nine months into the COVID-19 pandemic, and cases in rural America are increasing at a rapid rate. The impacts vary greatly across rural states, yet per-capita infections are most extreme in communities occupied by meatpacking plants, predominantly in the Midwest, low-income African American...
As we look back at 2020 and ahead to the New Year, we should be worried. At least 250,000 people in the United States have died of COVID-19 since February, and many health experts believe that we are just now entering the deadliest phase. And it has already been one of the deadliest events in...

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