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  • Spice up your life

    The key to good living is cooking.Whether cooking for yourself or others, preparing a nutritious and ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:46 am
  • Is it Mom clean?

    Wow, I think it’s finally sinking in.College kid was home over the weekend. He’s struggling just a l ...
    Oct. 9, 2015 - 11:45 am
  • A tale of two towns

    On a recent Sunday drive with Ginnie, we entered a town where the houses, for the most part, were in good order, the yards neat and trim, and the neig ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:25 am
  • What goes up doesn’t always come down

    Space and space exploration is having a moment. And why shouldn’t it? There is no activity that is as cost free as an interest in astronomy. All that ...
    Oct. 8, 2015 - 11:27 am
  • Science is not just for scientists

    When Pope Francis made some recent statements about climate change, some suggested he leave science to the scientists.
    Oct. 7, 2015 - 11:18 am
  • Camp Randall for a day

    To celebrate our eighth wedding anniversary, my husband and I took a brief trip to Madison, Wis. to take in a football game. At the time that I ordere ...
    Oct. 6, 2015 - 11:40 am
  • Shades of fall

    Fall really is the best time of year.It’s time to break out the light jackets, fleece coats and watc ...
    Oct. 5, 2015 - 11:47 am
  • What I’ve learned from weight loss

    like finding your Christmas presents three weeks before Christmas. You're in the basement doing laundry when in the corner of your eye you see wrapped ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:50 am
  • Smoke alarms: an important part of fire safety

    If I asked you where your smoke alarms are in your home, could you tell me? If you’re like many people, you may not pay much attention to where smoke ...
    Oct. 2, 2015 - 10:46 am
  • Pappy’s old time tractor restoration

    On the banks of Big Creek, on the west side of Mt. Pleasant, on Business 34, is a brand new shop with a whole bunch of real “purdy” old tractors parke ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • The business of academia

    As a Hawkeye freshman 12 years ago, I went to a welcome week block party on the red-brick road passing the university president’s mansion. The Univers ...
    Oct. 1, 2015 - 12:08 pm
  • Special-event jerseys: The new gold bling

    Imagine if you were about to go in for major surgery. After you’re wheeled into an operating room, a public address announcer’s voice interrupts.
    Sept. 30, 2015 - 11:12 am
  • What you see at a craft show

    I have been participating in craft shows for about eight years and am always amazed at what people come up with to sell. As trends come and go, so do ...
    Sept. 29, 2015 - 11:21 am
  • The Dallas Clark effect

    Well, I’m going to have to go to the Blake Shelton concert at Kinnick Stadium, even though I can’t name a single song of his.
    Sept. 28, 2015 - 11:44 am
  • The time I spent two days with five farmers

    The past few weeks, I've been working on a project for our Central Iowa AG Magazine that comes out the first week of November.
    Sept. 25, 2015 - 11:24 am
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