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  • Good books

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 8, 2016I recently received an email notifying ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • Column: A side of cheese dip with your marriage proposal?

    There is nothing like a soft pretzel. It’s salty, provides instant warmth as it hits the tongue and can be dipped in cheese sauce. It can also be a ca ...
    Feb. 17, 2017 - 10:29 am
  • Birthday trip to Goldie’s

    Yes it’s true, I hit a milestone birthday this year. I’ve never been one to obsess about my age — perhaps because everyone tells me I don’t look my ag ...
    Feb. 16, 2017 - 10:04 am
  • Column: I’m only 32

    I don’t think of myself as old. I shouldn’t since my 30th birthday was just a couple of years ago. I’m not sure my body has got the memo that just a d ...
    Feb. 14, 2017 - 10:59 am
  • Column: The Minimalists

    Tiny houses kind of creep me out. At least the phenomenon of tiny houses featured in the HGTV show “Tiny House, Big Living.” I’m relatively claustroph ...
    Feb. 13, 2017 - 10:46 am
  • Singing from the hills

    “The Sound of Music” has always been one of my favorite things. I grew up watching the Julie Andrews movie, singing along with every note. Yes, I have ...
    Feb. 10, 2017 - 10:23 am
  • Live from Facebook

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Oct. 13, 2016During the height of the Apollo program ...
    Feb. 9, 2017 - 10:18 am
  • Column: ‘Be great, or be gone’: Learning from Belichick, Brady

    A wise man once said, “Be great, or be gone.” Greatness is fascinating. It’s not necessarily measur ...
    Feb. 8, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Column: G.O.A.T.

    I was probably in the minority for the Super Bowl on Sunday as I cheered for the Patriots. I didn’t start out the game cheering for New England, I fou ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 10:15 am
  • Lawmakers in disagreement on de-appropriations and school funding

    Week four at the Capitol brought frustration due to the de-appropriations bill and inadequate school funding proposal. This past Monday brought the fi ...
    Feb. 7, 2017 - 9:58 am
  • Column: Join the YPJC

    Moving to a new place can be nerve-wracking. You don’t know many or any people at all. When I first moved to Newton, I knew one person ... maybe two. ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 11:01 am
  • Our evolution to boring

    It’s officially official ... hubby and I are boring.I can tell you the exact moment it happened. It ...
    Feb. 3, 2017 - 10:16 am
  • Column: My campus tour

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Sept. 8, 2016 Game day in Iowa City is like no othe ...
    Feb. 2, 2017 - 11:38 am
  • Column: But, it’s still a dog movie

    With the amount of controversy in our world, I really wish there wasn’t a dilemma about a dog movie.
    Feb. 1, 2017 - 10:57 am
  • Column: TV Nostalgia

    I am not shy in my love for television. The story lines, variety of content and many platforms I can watch it on bring an endless amount joy to me.
    Jan. 31, 2017 - 11:18 am