“The Treat Lady Again” The dogs are missing me. My husband, Peter, predicted this after we moved. “All the dogs will miss you!” he said. “They are going to be looking for the Treat Lady. Don’t you think that’s sad?”
With maskless faces in once more crowded shopping centers and grocery stores, travel resuming, pictures of vacations plastered on social media, it’s incredibly, unnervingly easy to forget that we are still in the midst of a pandemic.
Dear Editor, The clock is ticking for 30,000 Iowans.    Just as school is about to begin, thousands of Iowa families who lost their job or income during the pandemic are now facing eviction.  
Q: What do Iowans need to know about obtaining or renewing passports?
“Adventures Everywhere” Years ago, I had trouble with my septic system. If you’ve ever had that kind of trouble, you know what kind of trouble it can be.
So, I love space. This is a fact with which regular readers (and everyone in my social circle) are already familiar. Which is why it may seem strange that I have very negative feelings about the so-called “second space race.”

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“The Treat Lady Again” The dogs are missing me. My husband, Peter, predicted this after we moved. “All the dogs will miss you!” he said. “They are going to be looking for the Treat Lady. Don’t you think that’s sad?” I did not. First of all, I didn’t believe it. Just because I passed out treats...
With maskless faces in once more crowded shopping centers and grocery stores, travel resuming, pictures of vacations plastered on social media, it’s incredibly, unnervingly easy to forget that we are still in the midst of a pandemic. How many times am I going to write about this? As long as it...
Dear Editor, The clock is ticking for 30,000 Iowans.    Just as school is about to begin, thousands of Iowa families who lost their job or income during the pandemic are now facing eviction.   While the pandemic itself is not the fault of Governor Reynolds, her failure has been to respond to the...
Q: What do Iowans need to know about obtaining or renewing passports? A: The U.S. Department of State processes passports for American citizens. In recent months, the federal agency is experiencing significant backlog as global travel picks up since COVID-19 effectively shut down international...
 Call me naïve, but I’ve never quite gotten why some politicians want to limit voters’ ability to cast their ballots. Sure, I know that plenty of people like to flip the classic Clausewitz quote and say that politics is war by other means. All’s fair, etc., they insist.  But the cornerstone of...
“Adventures Everywhere” Years ago, I had trouble with my septic system. If you’ve ever had that kind of trouble, you know what kind of trouble it can be. I was living in my old farmhouse out in the middle of the woods and had no idea where the sewage went until it suddenly went nowhere. That’s...
So, I love space. This is a fact with which regular readers (and everyone in my social circle) are already familiar. Which is why it may seem strange that I have very negative feelings about the so-called “second space race.” These are not scientists, researchers, academics, or even trained...
Q: What’s direct-to-consumer advertising in the pharmaceutical industry? A: Direct-to-consumer (DTC) advertisements market medications and biological therapeutics to U.S. consumers through television, internet and print media. Anyone who watches television likely is able to repeat at least one...
This year, “summer break” has more meaning than perhaps any year in recent history. We became liberated from the pandemic restrictions that have hampered our lives for over a year, and many people viewed the sheer fact that they could celebrate holidays like Independence Day as a sort of freedom in...
“Lost in the Move” I’m not sure when a house becomes a home, but I don’t think we’re quite there yet. My husband, Peter, and I have moved into the new place. All our stuff is here, but that doesn’t mean we know where anything is. “Have you seen the strainer?” “Which strainer?” “You know, the...

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