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Day date

As a parent, it can be hard to find time to go out on dates with my husband as often as we used to. Pre-kids, it seemed easy to head out to …

The right funds at the right time

Last year, the legislature passed a major mental health overhaul that would improve services across Iowa. The bill passed with strong bi-par…
‘Tapestry’ of song

‘Tapestry’ of song

Carole King is an icon in the music industry. She has had an impact since she wrote her first song in the 1960s. It’s fitting that there are…

Just another God story

Our outside temperature gauge told me it was -21 degrees at 2 a.m. — the time I usually get up to read and write. I could hear the wind howl…
Getting back on track

Getting back on track

Yeah, I haven’t ran in a while, once again.Through the busyness of my life, I have resorted to the o…
Dreaming of warmer weather

Dreaming of warmer weather

Editor's Note: This column original ran Feb. 27, 2018.Having been a citizen of Iowa my entire life, …
Better  together

Better together

Every year around the Iowa Newspaper Association convention I become this anxious, short-fused neurotic as I try to finish my work early eno…
Don’t bother, I won’t bite

Don’t bother, I won’t bite

Bippity Boppity Boo (not the actual name), a prisoner, wants the ability to correspond with you. To approve this please respond with the wor…
‘You Will Be Found’

‘You Will Be Found’

Few musicals could deliver as powerful a message as “Dear Evan Hansen” did for me opening night at the Des Moines Civic Center. I was among …
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