Category Archives: General

By the dawn’s early light

The Iowa Legislature is often a source of frustration and agony for many who follow the process, and particularly for those involved in the process. But it can also be a source of great entertainment as long as you don’t … Continue reading

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The Blizzard of “75”

We just went through a blizzard earlier this month. I read several comments on X [Twitter] and Facebook reliving ‘the Blizzard of (fill in the year).’ The “Blizzard of 75” is most prominent in my memory. It hit Omaha and … Continue reading

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It Came To Me In A Dream

John was in the emergency room. The ER doctor told him he was going to need immediate surgery to alleviate the problem he had. It was going to be risky, and he needed to have the surgery without delay. He … Continue reading

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Pissed as a Peacock!

Decades ago, I would sit down in front of the television set at 5:30 pm (Central time) and watch national news, followed by local news. It wasn’t really local; the local channel came out of Omaha – 80 miles away. … Continue reading

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At the Car Wash

Years ago, I attended a round-table discussion with the late Congressman from Iowa, Leonard Boswell. He wanted to know what small businesses needed to compete. Most people at the meeting talked about taxes, paperwork, etc., while one business owner replied … Continue reading

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New Year, New Outlook

As a child, celebrating Christmas seemed infinite. It was taken for granted that the same people would be celebrating year-after-year. Time changes this outlook. Siblings grow up and move away, starting families of their own and creating new traditions. Divorce … Continue reading

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