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  • Goodbye Cassini

    Saturn eclipsing the sun is an event, I’ve conceded, I’ll never see in person. But I have seen it in print. I would like to say thank you to the engin ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • There just has to be a solution

    Unless you’re from my generation or the parent of someone growing up in the 60s or 70s, you probably won’t get the reference. But every single time I ...
    Sept. 22, 2017 - 9:23 am
  • Roomba does the Rumba

    Ginnie came to me in a panic. “I can’t find Roomba!”Roomba is a computerized vacuum cleaner I gave G ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:24 am
  • Preparing Iowa students for success after high school

    A respected survey shows a shift in what Americans want in a high school education.Americans overwhe ...
    Sept. 20, 2017 - 9:24 am
  • The day will come

    Is there anything worse than getting a new driver’s license photo taken?I remember the days when I w ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 9:03 am
  • When Irma gets personal

    Matlacha is a town you’d see on the back of a postcard. The tiny Florida town is on a barrier island off the state’s gulf coast. The entrance to the l ...
    Sept. 15, 2017 - 9:36 am
  • Class president

    It happened in a class four or five years ahead of me in school. The senior class had a gang of boys more interested in shenanigans than anything seri ...
    Sept. 13, 2017 - 11:18 am
  • It’s just a thought

    So as I was driving to work this morning, I actually paid attention to myself. I know that sounds odd, but as I was going through my daily rundown in ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:48 pm
  • Back to School

    With a teacher in the family, our household typically goes through a bit of a transition around this time of the year.
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:44 pm
  • A side of cheese dip with your marriage proposal?

    Editor’s note: This column originally published Feb. 17, 2017There is nothing like a soft pretzel. I ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:44 pm
  • Turtle Island

    “Everything in these two rows of tables, fifty cents,” I told the dark-skinned couple as they moved slowly down the aisle, stopping occasionally to pi ...
    Sept. 6, 2017 - 12:44 pm
  • No more need for speed

    Remember being young and fearless? Maybe fearless is the wrong word. Maybe I should say young and impetuous.
    Sept. 1, 2017 - 9:59 am
  • It’s important to know when to act

    Jovie laid lethargic on the exam room table. Her face is always so expressive. Wednesday her face was filled with doubt, skepticism of what’s to come, ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 10:36 am
  • E-Clips

    Isn’t it amazing that the moon is exactly the right size and exactly the right distance from the earth to completely block out the light from the sun? ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 10:35 am
  • Pugel brings success to DMACC

    I am writing to support the re-election of Joe Pugel to the DMACC Board of Directors.I am the Presid ...
    Aug. 30, 2017 - 10:35 am
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