“Newcomers” My husband, Peter, and I feel like social butterflies.
Q: How is Iowa integral to Thanksgiving?
If you were a woman And I was a man Would it be so hard to understand That a heart’s a heart And we do what we can If you were a woman And I was a man —”If You Were A Woman (And I Was A Man),”
“Loved and Lost” We thought we would miss the festivities, which just shows how much we still have to learn about Mexico. My husband, Peter, and I arrived in San Miguel de Allende on the 2nd of November.
I could use this space to wax poetic about the concept of time and unpredictability of the future—for what would likely feel like the hundredth time since taking over this column in 2018—but regular readers of this column are no doubt tired of the
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The obvious and unceasing issues that have seemingly become more and more prevalent and aggressive in recent years are not, in fact, new phenomena. A major problem with mainstream media reporting is that the lens through which news is reported is still very narrow, and therefore, problems are...
“You gotta keep poking and clicking,” a friend tells me. “That’s what my daughter does.” By this, she means that learning new technology is not a straight path. I have to play with it. I have to find the process of learning fun and challenging and not get hung up when I make mistakes along the...
Often in recent months, I struggle to find new subjects for commentary in this column. Typically, I will scour reputable national and global news sources for top stories in order to get ideas of what may be of the most relevance, or what I have strong feelings about. Tonight, as I once again...
This time of year still hits me hard. It is the anniversary of the death of my best girlfriend, Angel, who died too young and left an Angel-shaped hole in my life. “Can it be six years?” I ask my husband, Peter, in disbelief. Angel died at 50 years old, six years ago. In the years since she...
Every piece of news that pops up on my phone makes me more and more reluctant to ever return. I’ve asked my sweetheart (only half joking), “How willing would you be to harbor a fugitive, because I’m very tempted to overstay my welcome.” If women do not have FULL bodily autonomy, their rights are...
Having just watched a Supreme Court nominee supported by a comfortable majority of Americans draw just three Republican votes in the Senate, you could be forgiven for thinking bipartisanship in Congress is a thing of the past. And in the case of Supreme Court nominees, you’d be right: The last time...
“A Great Time to Get Old” “It’s a great time to get old!” That’s what my husband, Peter, says. He’s right. And getting old is—as the saying goes—better than the alternative. I was thinking this while waiting for my father to get a pacemaker. My father had no idea he needed a pacemaker until two...
As we near the end of this legislative session the volume of our work each day goes down, but the importance of it does not. With the availability of quality child care being a problem for many families, the Senate amended and passed HF 2198. This bill will ease some regulations, including allowing...
ADJOURNMENT TAKES ONE STEP FORWARD, TWO STEPS BACK In our second week of overtime, we’ve heard from lots of Iowans who are more than fed up with politics, and think it is time for the session to adjourn. I couldn’t agree more.    In an effort to close down the legislative session, the Governor...
Astute individuals read information from multiple sources, research material up one side and down the other and develop their own opinions versus being lemmings to the dictum of others. A news source that is gaining more attention as political divisiveness becomes apparent is `Think Tanks’. Think...

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