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Fair-time fun

Corn dogs, pork chop on a stick and the Butter Cow are just a few things that come to mind when I think about the Iowa State Fair. My attend…

E&E diet

I had fielded one-too-many quips about my weight: “Really pack’n it on there, aren’t you?” This hurt my feelings, so I decided to do somethi…

Family Meal

I got my first real job when I was 14, washing dishes and bussing tables at a restaurant down the street from our house. I’d been working fo…

Q&A: Clean energy

Q: How does clean energy help Iowa’s economy?A: Renewable energy helps diversify Iowa’s economy and …

Go Cubs Go!

Editor’s note: This column first published Aug. 22, 2017.This summer, a new passion has entered into…

Tales from the Santa Set

Editor’s note: This column first published Nov. 30, 2017.A little pretext, this is only a slight rip…

My column about my column

I confess, I love hearing from people who read my column — the ones that like it anyway. Whether they give me a call, drop me a quick email …

Summertime schedule

Summertime is always a busy season for me. It seems I have something planned that keeps me on the go during the week and especially on the w…

Ruth, remembered

Like most of my family, my aunt Ruth was a contrarian. The word my mother always used was difficult, which was a nice way of saying Ruth was…
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