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First-time syndrome

I don’t know what it is about the “first-time-you-have-something, you-use-it,” but I’ve seen it play out way too often, not only with me but…

Conga at the Civic Center

I’ll be honest; the first time I truly remember knowing Gloria Estefan’s name was when she sang a song with N’SYNC in the late 1990s. I’m su…

Ali vs Orlando

Editor’s note: This column first published June 16, 2016Muhammad Ali was a boxer known for his tough…

Important bills advance at Iowa Capitol

Late last week, a House Education subcommittee unanimously recommended passage of HF 2176 to the full committee and chamber. This important …

Sediment Layers

I hit a professional milestone last Wednesday — I got to clean out my desk and still keep my job. We’re getting new carpet installed at the …

This isn’t normal

You’ve heard the phrase over and over again: “This isn’t normal.” We’ve heard it about President Trump’s rhetoric, and his Twitter usage. We…

In praise of pedophiles

In the first place, anti-pedophile laws don’t work.Pedophiles want to have sexual contact with child…

Stop the killing

Guns don't kill people; people do. We've heard it time and again, usually after some horrific shooting like the one that occurred in a Flori…

Once again

It’s nice to be with you once again. It’s been eight years since you heard from me, by readying my column, and I enjoyed that time so much w…
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