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Guest Columnists

Science and DACA

By Dr. Sonia ZárateOn April 14, I joined thousands of people who took to the streets to join the Mar…

Farm eggs anyone?

I was leaning on the tail gate of the pick-up, talking on my smart phone, when there was a flurry, squawk and something gripped my shoulder …


Thank Goodness It’s Thanks Giving! I know, Thanksgiving is one word, but I wanted to do a spinoff of TGIF.

Do something, even if it’s wrong

If there’s one motto I’ve lived by all my life, and especially now that I’m a (ahem) “senior citizen” it is, “Do something, even if it’s wro…

I went north, Ginnie went south

Everything seems to happen at once. Ginnie’s mother died in Ozark, Missouri, and there was my brother’s birthday party in Ashland, Wisconsin…

Death and Dying

Sometimes death confuses me. It’s usually with the death of a younger person, a person who has not had the privilege of living to a “ripe ol…

The Case of the Missing Buns

Ginnie had been shopping all afternoon and was abuzz with shopitus when she pulled into the garage. I helped her unload the car as she debri…


Before I forget this (how could I?), I have a book signing scheduled for Oct. 26, at 7 p.m., at SIP in Mt. Pleasant, 120 S Main St. It’s a c…

It’s all about animals

I got a text from Ginnie while she was at work. “What’s going on today?”I text back, “Buddy to the v…

Body Tuning Table

I met Michael Childress at an Art-in-the-Park in Ft. Madison. His display was set up across from mine with a group of artists called Artist …

Bad Luck

All those double-yolk eggs might not be bringing the good luck I thought they would. I was backing the tractor into the garage to fill the f…
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