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Finding the humor in it all

Here’s what’s funny ... we know it’s coming. We see it coming, yet we aren’t about to change a thing. So why not embrace it and laugh. Aging…

One small star

Editor’s note: This column originally published March 2, 2017.I’m a card-carrying member of The Plan…

Conga at the Civic Center

I’ll be honest; the first time I truly remember knowing Gloria Estefan’s name was when she sang a song with N’SYNC in the late 1990s. I’m su…

Ali vs Orlando

Editor’s note: This column first published June 16, 2016Muhammad Ali was a boxer known for his tough…

Sediment Layers

I hit a professional milestone last Wednesday — I got to clean out my desk and still keep my job. We’re getting new carpet installed at the …

Cheering on the girls

Editor’s note: This column originally ran March 7, 2017.When I was a kid, my mom and I had a lot of …

Antiques? Or just creepy old stuff?

Last fall, it was time for my in-laws to move to a nursing home. They both had health issues that prevented them from continuing to stay in …

Caucus me one more time

Editor’s note: This column first published Feb. 11, 2016.Criticize the Iowa Caucus until you’re blue…

‘Greatest’ experience

I would make a terrible movie reviewer; I have said this before, and I’ll continue to believe it. I have honest opinions about most movies t…

A day in court

I kept shifting in my seat, it was hard to stay still on the wooden bench. Sitting through a round of hearings in the Jasper County Courthou…

‘Harry Potter’ in concert

Many things from childhood and adolescence can define who a person is. One of those defining interests for me is the epic story of Harry Pot…
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