“The Blue Tarp” I noticed my wrists were sticking to my desk.
As it turns out, Regular Readers, a week without “inspiration,” is always preferable to one with “inspiration.” At least when it comes to this column.
I have decided it is time to speak up. Too many things have been happening and so many of us are remaining silent. Granted, the death of George Floyd was horrific.
“Hummingbird Curfew”
As often as I seem to repeat myself of late, it may be difficult to believe that I do not enjoy doing so; but rather, it seems unavoidable given the repetitiveness day-to-day life has taken these past four to five months in isolation.
Q: Looking back three decades, how has the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) impacted society?

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I’m certain it comes as no surprise that I am NOT in South Africa as planned. It was a decision that should have been easy, but nothing is ever easy when it comes to human nature. Up until a week before I was scheduled to depart, my sweetheart and I would go back and forth every day: “I’m worried...
To the Editor, Over the weekend, I read an article about how Steve and the crew at Three Oaks Greenhouse turned a problem that developed due to the Corona virus into a positive situation. That speaks very well of our community and of Steve and the crew, to go out of their way, delivering Easter...
Q: What’s in the CARES Act to help Iowans who have lost their jobs due to the pandemic A: The sacrifices and efforts to stop the spread of the coronavirus have shut down the U.S. economy and life as we know it. As factories and businesses of all sizes adjust operations, many employers have been...
“Waiting for the Sun” An enormous box arrives at our house. It is filled with food and cleaning supplies and, yes, toilet paper. I feel guilty. But the truth is, these supplies were ordered months ago. My husband, Peter, was a hoarder long before hoarding was in fashion. “Here you go!” Peter says...
The world changes significantly in a matter of minutes these days, and with our attention turned in every direction, it’s easy to lose focus and get lost in the amalgamation of social media. Don’t get me wrong, it’s important to cope however we can in this crisis and find comfort in the simple...
Steve Corbin, Professor Emeritus of Marketing University of Northern Iowa Discerning citizens ask this question when voting in any presidential election: which candidate is best enabled to handle a crisis? Thirteen facts clearly reveal what candidate was not prepared in 2016 or now. For example...
Dear Editor, The Coronavirus epidemic is not the only serious disease our country has experienced. A number of severe illnesses, forgotten by much of today’s population, were brought under control by the discovery of vaccines. My husband’s maternal grandmother lost four young siblings who died of...
This may be a subject that I have touched on in various ways throughout the past 21 months, but with the spread of the coronavirus and my previous columns touching on my thoughts in regards to that—as well as the plethora of misinformation surrounding the mystifying concept of Medicare for All....
Take time to heal and to learn Dear Dave, I went through a divorce a couple of months ago, and I’m not sure what to do next. I received custody of our kids, ages 13 and 15, plus I have a good job and I got the house in the settlement. It’s a nice, simple home, but it’s paid for and worth about $...
 Have you started planning your summer vacation yet? It’ll be sipping-lemonade-by-the-pool season before you know it. I love vacations, but here’s what I don’t love: Nearly 40 percent of millennials are willing to go into debt for their trips. Coming back home to credit card bills makes the end of...

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