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  • Teen Beat, Doogie and bragging rights

    Editor’s note: This column originally published April 25, 2016.When I was growing up, there was noth ...
    April 10, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • Column: Has compromise been officially filibustered?

    The filibuster. This U.S. Senate rule-of-last-resort isn’t just theatrics, although it can be theatrical.
    April 7, 2017 - 11:13 am
  • My journey to a good night’s sleep

    I can’t remember the last time I went to bed and slept through the night. I’m an early riser, which means I am generally ready to call it a day by 8 p ...
    April 7, 2017 - 10:28 am
  • Column: The path of discovery

    I have been fortunate to acquire a fairly broad knowledge of the theatre world having attended performances at the Des Moines Civic Center over the pa ...
    April 6, 2017 - 10:26 am
  • Column: Talking hoops, walking hoops

    Basketball is art, and the court is a canvas prepared for expression. I’ll watch a high school game ...
    April 5, 2017 - 10:44 am
  • Column: Facing my fears

    In honor of the recent April showers bringing out the vermiphobia (scaredy cat of worms) in me. This column originally published on April 26, 2016.
    April 4, 2017 - 10:31 am
  • Column: Unplugged

    When I moved to Newton, or after my son was old enough to begin attending school here, I realized Spring Break is a thing here. 
    April 3, 2017 - 11:26 am