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Policing the internet

As my girls are getting older, we are once again looking at electronics and how much they should be used. I can remember one of the first co…

Daring to dream

Editor’s Note: This column originally published Sept. 11, 2017. An image I took years ago on Marshal…

It’s all in the hips

For as long as I can remember, my father always seemed to be on the go. Dad was constantly  playing with my siblings and I in the backyard a…

Golden Doors

It seems like it’s hardly news anymore, but the President is back in the news again. No, this isn’t about Stephanie Clifford, nee Stormy Dan…

Defending Donald

When a phone rings in a newsroom there are countless reasons why. A source with a news tip, a mourning family member inquiring about an obit…

Hens don’t like the snow

If there’s snow on the ground, our hens won’t venture from the hen house. They come to the threshold, peck at the snow, but opt to stay indo…

Kindness of others

Relying on the kindness of others is hard to do sometimes. Because of this, I have a difficult time asking for help. I believe most things I…

Falling dominoes

Some new years have started off with a bang, but the only sound this year’s made so far has been the quiet gurgle of the space heater in my …

Snow play day

With the weather finally breaking from the sub-zero temperatures, my family grabbed our snow pants and sled and headed outside to enjoy the …

Back to reality

If you live in Iowa long enough, you have felt the cold slap of negative degree wind chill as it hits your bare cheeks when you bravely emer…
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