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Meet Moe, our weird cat

“There are two means of refuge from the miseries of life: music and cats.” — Albert SchweitzerI’m go…

Celebrating my parents

I never knew what a card shower was until I started my first job at the Marshalltown Times-Republican. I had many tasks in my five years as …

Mad as a wet hen

I’m a little confused with the term, “mad as a wet hen.” Our hens don’t get mad when they get wet. As a matter of fact, they seem to enjoy a…

Kids will be kids

Despite whatever you’ve read, the kids are all right. Sure, it’s easy to find plenty of evidence to the contrary, you don’t have to look ver…

Saying good-bye to the old gal

After only a handful of months, we are moving on from our beloved van. While I never settled on a name for her, although she got called quit…

Just a pinch

As I was looking for a particular recipe the other evening, I caught myself reading handwritten instructions in my extensive collection of b…

‘Remember to look at the stars’

The first time I saw professor Stephen Hawking, his was in a poker game with Albert Einstein, a curmudgeony Sir Issac Newton and a gold-skin…

Jazzy time at the theatre

Few stage musicals can stand the test of time. Broadway has been flush with material for decades, but not everything can last forever. Howev…
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