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Opinion

Tale of two teams

Tale of two teams

For the past decade and a half, I have pretty much solely been an Iowa Hawkeyes fan. I graduated from high school and for the most part lost…

A little balance in the house

We, the people, dammit. We are sometimes hard to look at, but we are the many-headed god to whom the big gods bow.
It’s so Novembery

It’s so Novembery

November. Just the word gives me the warm fuzzies.It makes me think of early sunsets, harvested fiel…

Q&A: Veterans Day 2018

Q: As we observe the centennial anniversary of Armistice Day, what is your message to Iowans?A: Firs…

What is angel hair pasta?

Come to the First Lutheran Church, downtown Newton, Thursday evening Nov. 8 and savor the flavor of this unique Barilla thin pasta with spec…

29 years clean and sober

Nov. 3, 1989, 2 a.m., all alone, and blind drunk, I fell through the glass top of my coffee table, cut myself to smithereens and almost bled…
Grandma’s red barn

Grandma’s red barn

Editor’s Note: This column was orignally published April 20, 2017.Many thoughts go through my head w…
Prep for next election

Prep for next election

Virginia has produced more presidents — George Washington, Thomas Jefferson, James Madison, James Monroe, William Henry Harrison, John Tyler…

Beware of the real gremlins this season

As we enter another long season of direful winter darkness, we are beset by back-to-back waves of spooks. First come the little-costumed gob…
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