Author Archives: Stephanie Fawkes-Lee

Taxing Road Trips

When my children were young, we took road trips around Iowa. Gas was cheap—about 89.9 cents a gallon, so it was an inexpensive way for a single mother on a fixed income to give her children mini vacations.   We went … Continue reading

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Picture This

My husband had a brief torrid affair.  He is deeply remorseful and promised it would never happen again.  You see, my long absences combined with the attention of a young, beautiful woman with sparkling eyes and legs that went on … Continue reading

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Deranged

This is not the first time that the Iowa Department of Corrections (DOC) was under fire for the mismanagement of the Critical Care Unit (CCU) at Iowa State Penitentiary in Fort Madison. Continue reading

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Yesterday’s News; Tomorrow’s Problems

How could the relationship between the community and the police degenerate to the point that officers had to live in fear walking into their headquarters? Continue reading

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Is it Apparent?

Any number of living organisms with the right reproductive system can become a mother or father. Continue reading

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Instinct Trumps Interference

This proposed piece of legislation is known to carry a substantial minority impact, which is a polite way of saying, “racist as hell”. Continue reading

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