September 26, 2013 Despite the title of this piece, it isn’t about poker. For starters, I’m not good at poker, because for some reason, I?don’t possess a poker face. more »»
Summer Is Saved!
July 5, 2013 I might be considered pessimistic, but 2013 has kinda been a little bit odd – what with the strange winter, the even stranger Spring and now a Summer without heat. more »»
A Healthy State
June 27, 2013 If you follow any form of food marketing these days, chances are you have heard the term “superfood. more »»
June 13, 2013 I got a call the other day about an article that had appeared in a publication that talked about head injuries in sports. more »»
The Spring That Never Was?
June 5, 2013 This has truly been the Spirngtime that never was. Well, OK, maybe that’s a bit extreme – but then again, I’m thinking that’s actually pretty close to the real deal. more »»
Saying "Thank You"
May 23, 2013 Growing up, we were all taught proper manners, specifically how to say “Please” and “Thank Yo. more »»
May 14, 2013 Perhaps by now you good readers have figured out that I am pretty cynical when it comes to our state and national government on certain issues. more »»
Moms Offer Life’s Lessons
May 9, 2013 Mother’s Day gives us the opportunity to reflect on motherhood and remember all of the sage advice our mothers handed down over the years. more »»
May 7, 2013 The Iowa State Fair has always been an enjoyable summer to-do for me. It was a family tradition when I was growing up and is still a fun outing to this da. more »»
Celebrate May Day
April 30, 2013 Tomorrow begins the month of May. We welcomed April, but got fooled from the get-go as Spring turned into Winter then back to Spring. Are we now facing a giant leap into Summer? May 1 is “May Da. more »»
Garage Sale Season
April 25, 2013 The citywide garage sale is coming up next weekend. It’s time to clean out some clutter and put a little cash in your pocket while doing so. more »»
We Know Better
April 23, 2013 It’s taken me a good two weeks to cool off after reading the special section “the newspaper Iowa depends upon” graced our doorsteps on April 7 about the Emergency Medical Services in Iowa, and I’ve... more »»
April 18, 2013 Spring is right around the corner, even though we are still experiencing days that look and feel like winter. We may go directly from winter to summer -- you just can’t out-guess Mother Nature. more »»
Chicks with Guns
April 16, 2013 Every year my dad does his own Christmas shopping. Usually his gifts garner a lot of complements and consist of something pretty like jewelr. more »»
This ‘N That
April 11, 2013 Usually, when I sit down to write a column, I’ve got some topic to tackle, offer a commentary on, or just want to share with you. But, I must confess – the idea shelf is empty. Pffffft. Nad. more »»
Community Papers Tops For News
April 9, 2013 Survey: Community papers still tops for local news -- That was the headline that of a National Newspaper Association press release. “The numbers are self-evident. more »»
Signs of Spring!
April 4, 2013 I think spring is finally going to make an appearance. I was doubtful for a while but signs of spring are popping up all over. more »»
A ‘White’ Easter?
March 28, 2013 How long has it been since we’ve had a “white” Easter? White Christmas, yes. But Easter? We should research how often Easter lands in March. Not to say, however, that there hasn’t been snow in Apri. more »»