Category Archives: General

Flaws in the Laws – Part III: 2nd Degree Kidnapping

“He got off on a technicality.” This is a quip that drives me crazy whenever someone walks away from a courtroom in which the person otherwise should have been found guilty. Just what is a technicality? A technicality can be … Continue reading

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The Night of the Cross and the Flag

GOING HOME: Laceyville, Pennsylvania, is a tired, depressing little town in northeast Pennsylvania. The Blue Ridge Mountains, part of the Appalachians, are on one side of it and the Appalachian Trail used by many hikers each year goes right through … Continue reading

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The Earth Always Wins

Most of the time, I live about 2100 feet from the Des Moines River. Right now, a levee keeps me approximately 375 feet away from the river. However, I received a notice earlier this year that about 10 square feet … Continue reading

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The Ins and Outs of Baseball

Okay, read carefully. You got nine guys in and nine guys out. The nine guys out try to get the nine guys in out three times. The nine guys in send guys up to get on so that they can … Continue reading

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“Thank you, sir”

Vail is a small community in west-central Iowa. It’s also a ski resort in Colorado. But I grew up in the Iowa version. One thing both communities have in common is a swimming pool. However, Vail, Colorado has ten times … Continue reading

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Flaws in the Laws: Part II – Mourning Dove Hunting

This is the second in the series: Flaws in the Laws. Most of the articles in this series will focus on the Iowa Code. However, this particular flaw is noticeable in the Code and in the Administrative Rules. The Eurasian-collared … Continue reading

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