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Give credit where it’s due

Well, it finally happened. I broke Mick. I know I’ve coerced my husband into multiple projects around the home he has not been excited about…

Coffee Grind

We ran out of coffee.How could we have let this happen? We knew we were coming to the end. Written i…

Kinnick-sized Upgrade

When my husband, Tim, and I first started dating, one of the first major sporting events we made plans to see together was the Iowa Hawkeyes…

Two books for fall

I’m going to recommend two books for fall-fest reading. One is “Vinegar Girl” by Anne Tyler, and the other is “Long Haul, A Trucker’s Tales …

How Far-Out Is Trump's War Policy?

War is hell. We’ve learned that over and over from the hundreds of thousands of deaths, uncountable maimings, torturings and other horrors o…

Can you call an Iowan a redneck?

“You really are a redneck,” someone told me as we walked out of a meeting. A grin and a raised eyebrow told me he’d made the comment in good…

Calling it quits

Buffalo Bills cornerback Vontae Davis walked off the field at halftime of the Bills game against the San Diego Chargers and didn’t return. I…

Google’s foul play

For generations, parents taught children “You can’t believe everything you read.”Now they ought to t…

Celebrating 10 years

Editor’s note: this column originally ran Sept. 26, 2017.Over the weekend my husband and I celebrate…
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