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Compromise is patriotic

In my later college years, 2007 and 2008, you could say I was a hippy, not to be confused with the waxed mustached, cuffed jeans with suspen…

Scooters Outrun Law

I just zipped down a city street on an electric scooter. It cost me 15 cents a minute. Fast and fun!

Just the way I like it

Driving to work this morning I heard a story on NPR about McDonald’s replacing cashiers with touchscreens kiosks and the potential eliminati…

State cuts not helping disabled people

In 2015, I was in a car accident on Interstate 80 which resulted in a brain injury and whiplash. I didn’t receive the correct diagnosis unti…

Questioning Nunn’s priorities

I take issue with Zach Nunn’s statement that “tax cuts have put money back in Iowan’s pockets.” As a retiree, I can honestly say that so far…

No more castle on the hill

I’ve written of the Castle before. I lived in it for a year while I was in Australia. We sometimes humorously called it the White Castle, so…

Birds of a feather

I have a love/hate relationship with birds. On the whole, they are not  bad animals, but I have mixed feelings about just how up-close and p…

Fiddling around with the southern accent

Alabama’s 14th consecutive number-one hit on country charts opens with the line “If you’re gonna play in Texas/You gotta have a fiddle in th…

Run Bandit, run

Only 14 months apart in age, my brother and I couldn’t have been any more different growing up. An avid athlete, he tried out for every spor…
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