Author Archives: Marty Ryan

Iowa Made a Costly Mistake

ne hundred dollars is still a lot of money to a large group of Iowans. Continue reading

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Fun With Geography

Des Moines County was one of the first counties in Iowa. But it’s not on the Des Moines River. Go figure! Continue reading

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Control the Issue

In politics, the opposition always says unflattering things about you. Continue reading

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Dennis Barnum 1934-2014

Dennis Barnum: Dennis, as in “Dennis the Menace”, and Barnum, as in “Barnum and Bailey Circus” (he purposefully left off the Ringling Brothers association); that’s how he introduced himself to me, and how I have heard him introduce himself to … Continue reading

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Where Have All The Fireflies Gone?

Where did all the lightning bugs go? Continue reading

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There Is No Cure For Addiction

Most Iowa Court of Appeals decisions that pertain to family law or juveniles are uninteresting or insignificant to anyone but those individuals who are directly involved in the case.  Occasionally, an attorney practicing family law or juvenile law should scan … Continue reading

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