Have I ever mentioned that I often don’t feel 25? Not necessarily in the “mental age” sense or level of maturity, but rather that my body often does not feel like that of a 25-year-old.
Summer is coming to an end, which means we are more than halfway through the year. What about those resolutions you made for 2018? If you’re like most people, they probably went out the window during summer vacations. We’ve all been there.
Planning and success Dear Dave,
Those that know me have heard me express often that I could write an entire dissertation in excess of 500 pages or more on the subject of reproduction—or more specifically, my own personal thoughts (and some alarming and bizarre facts) on the expe
So, you want to become a millionaire. You know your goal, but maybe it seems too far off in the distance, too improbable, too unattainable, for an everyday person like you to reach.
EE bond dilemma Dear Dave,

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Legislators are committed to using your hard-earned tax dollars responsibly on initiatives that ensure Iowa’s working families and small businesses can get ahead. That’s especially true in tight budget times.   Iowa is one of the top 10 states for government accountability, according to the U.S....
It’s the time of the year when, at least for the moment, I make sure to look beyond the many mistakes we as a country have made over the last two-plus centuries. It’s the time of the year when I, at least briefly, set aside focusing on flaws to be found in our system and leaders. It’s the time of...
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The elections process is not usually grist for inflammatory rhetoric. But this year has been different. Republican Donald Trump labeled the GOP primary process “crooked.” Democrat Bernie Sanders suggested his party’s use of super-delegates made its nominating process a “rigged system.” For many...
The United Kingdom’s (U.K.) dilemma of accepting or rejecting the European Union (EU) is all about striking the right balance between self-determination with sovereign borders VS. a measure of isolationism. It’s not an easy thing to do! Citizens of the U.K. voted to exit the EU which was formed in...
In 2016, the Iowa Farm Service Agency (FSA), worked with Iowa farmers and landowners to convert 97,371 acres of cropland to new pollinator habitat plantings by utilizing the Conservation Reserve program (CRP), more specifically the CP42 Pollinator Habitat Initiative. The purpose of this practice is...
I’ve been thinking about the U.S. Constitution and asking myself whether or not it’s still relevant. I don’t come to this question naturally, but I’ve heard it asked many times recently and as a result can’t avoid the temptation to examine what others are asking. I recently read about a reprint of...
Why would Hillary threaten workaday Americans with another poke in the eye from her con man spouse? This year, despite the unnerving presidential freak show the Republicans are putting on, Hillary Clinton is the one who recently stunned me. Attempting to convince wary working class families that...

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