“A Good Story”
As 9/11 occurred over the weekend, I was asked by my sweetheart if I remember anything from that day 20 years ago.
Is umbrella coverage worth it? Dear Dave, Are umbrella insurance policies worth it, or do they just entice people to sue more frequently? Tammi Dear Tammi,
“Hardworking People” We are reaching that point in remodeling where we seriously question whether we will ever be done.
Q: Why do you still go to every county in Iowa every year?

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. . . They say it is never done, but that is just an excuse. Our lives should not be endless battle and belittlement. The coinciding court cases of former stars, Bill Cosby and Britney Spears, showcase with ironic clarity the stark contrast with which how men and women (high profile or otherwise)...
“Good Memories” My husband, Peter, is looking around our empty living room. “I’ll always have good memories of this place.” “I will too,” I assure him. We are packing up the last of our possessions and heading across the country in a few days. We won’t be coming back. This is the home Peter...
June 19th—also known as Juneteenth—has officially been recognized as a federal holiday. Good news? Well, it’s a day off, but it’s difficult to take this action without a grain of salt, considering the contention surrounding incorporating Critical Race Theory into the education system, as well as...
What are some of the biggest challenges small business owners face? Money? Time? If you asked the CEO of a Fortune 500 company, they’d probably say they face those concerns, too. But the truth is this: Small businesses face obstacles daily that don’t usually plague big companies. Don’t worry, you...
Have you ever seen more frustrating partisanship and “headhunting” than what’s going on in our government? Consider the cute but sophomoric proclamation: “What’s wrong with gridlock in Washington? At least they’re not spending my money.” That’s just the problem, they are still spending a lot of our...
“No News” Tanner wasn’t waiting for me at the fence yesterday. Dakota and Tanner, my two oldest dogs, are always waiting for me at the chain-link fence. Dakota can’t hear and doesn’t see well, so she stays close to the fence in the afternoon when I walk by in order to collect her treat. Tanner...
Q: What grade do you give the Biden administration for its immigration policies? A: President Biden’s promises on the campaign trail, as well as the administration’s messaging and policies enacted during his First 100 Days have created chaos, uncertainty and confusion at our southern border. The...
As we welcome the warmth of the summer months, many of the mask restrictions and limits on indoor and outdoor gatherings have been lifted, and plans are in place for many of our familiar and nostalgic summer events. We are certainly starting to see glimpses of that more familiar life. The rates of...
Imagine Rip Van Winkle awakening from a decades-long nap. It’s October 2020. He watches the nasty challenges of the nominee during Senate hearings to replace Associate Supreme Court Justice Ginsburg. “What’s happened to my government whilst I slept?” wonders Rip.  Can you imagine Ol’ Rip’s further...
• Iowa (ahy-uh-wuh); state in north-central United States. • Totalitarian (toh-tal-i-tair-ee-uhn); dictatorially controlled government • Party (pahr-tee); relating to a faction. Extensive evidence reveals Iowa’s Republican Party—ever since garnering trifecta control of the Governors’ Office,...

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