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  • La La Land

    It was a perfect afternoon to wait for a stranger, bright and sunny with the faintest hint of a breeze, just enough to rustle the leaves in the courty ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 10:22 am
  • Column: Chip off the block

    Editor’s note: this column originally ran on Sept. 27, 2016. Since I was young, I have been writing ...
    Sept. 19, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Column: When Irma gets personal

    Matlacha is a town you’d see on the back of a postcard. The tiny Florida town is on a barrier island off the state’s gulf coast. The entrance to the l ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 3:55 pm
  • Kitten adventures

    She crouches over her front paws, her prey in her sights. Her tail whips to the side once, then she tucks it around her body, not wanting to give away ...
    Sept. 14, 2017 - 9:44 am
  • Column: Isn’t it ironic?

    It’s been more than 20 years since Alanis Morissette released her hit single “Ironic,” and even though I’ve heard it a thousand times, it still makes ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 10:32 am
  • Column: ANF

    I have watched a lot of Iowa versus Iowa State football games. I have even been lucky enough to attend quite a few since attending the “school out eas ...
    Sept. 12, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • Daring to dream

    An image I took years ago on Marshalltown’s Main Street, one that has long since been lost deep in thousands of images in my files, sometimes resurfac ...
    Sept. 11, 2017 - 11:00 am
  • It's just a thought

    So as I was driving to work this morning, I actually paid attention to myself. I know that sounds odd, but as I was going through my daily rundown in ...
    Sept. 8, 2017 - 9:49 am
  • What comes next?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published May 24, 2017I have never witnessed a terrorist attac ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • A busy birthday weekend

    Birthdays are a pretty big deal in our house and over the weekend we celebrated my youngest daughter turning 5. The three-day long celebrations includ ...
    Sept. 5, 2017 - 12:05 pm
  • Column: No more need for speed

    Remember being young and fearless? Maybe fearless is the wrong word. Maybe I should say young and impetuous.
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 10:27 am
  • Column: Rumor has it

    The rumor mill is a frightful place to get information, but then again, everyone loves to gossip. There is an entire industry built on digging up dirt ...
    Aug. 31, 2017 - 11:08 am
  • Column: The lightness of letting go

    A confession; I am a terrible lingerer. I’m awful at goodbyes, and I’m almost always the last one to leave, which is probably why I’m holding on to so ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 10:10 am
  • Column: Back to school

    The day has come and my kiddos are now back in school. It is always a bittersweet day as it is exciting to see them grow and witness their enthusiasm ...
    Aug. 29, 2017 - 10:33 am
  • It’s important to know when to act

    Jovie laid lethargic on the exam room table. Her face is always so expressive. Wednesday her face was filled with doubt, skepticism of what’s to come, ...
    Aug. 28, 2017 - 10:39 am