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Is it ‘Mom’ clean?

Is it ‘Mom’ clean?

Editor’s Note: This column was originally published Oct. 1, 2015Wow, I think it’s finally sinking in…
What the doctor  ordered

What the doctor ordered

A lot has been happening in my world lately. Some are rather big things while others are just the simple joys of everyday life.

Blossom’s Great Escape

We were four deep from the stage to hear Bernie Sanders at the Memorial Union in Iowa City. A band was playing. We had another hour to wait.…
Facing my fears

Facing my fears

Editor's Note: This column first ran on April 26, 2017.This weekend I did something I normally avoid…
Gotta love genetics

Gotta love genetics

It’s odd the things we pass on to our kids.All three of mine get their long, beautiful fingers from …
‘Rock’ is alive and well

‘Rock’ is alive and well

Fans of 1980s rock were nearer to heaven as they filtered into the Des Moines Civic Center to see the 10th anniversary tour of “Rock of Ages…

Mink!

Mayhem struck the Empty Nest Farm. I was a little late doing the morning chores. It wasn’t until aa a.m. or so before I got out to feed Blos…
Read my  column,  you will

Read my column, you will

Another “Star Wars” conversation in the newsroom last Friday got me thinking about one of my all-time favorite movie characters.
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