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Attempting Fitness

April 17, 2014 It is hard to believe that nearly five months ago New Year’s Resolutions were being made and goals were being set. more »»

Push Of Spring

April 15, 2014 The push of Spring has officially arrived and I can tell it everywhere! I awoke this morning to bright sunshine and the whirl of the street cleaner, followed closely by a lawnmower and knew, it has... more »»

I Don’t Recall...

April 10, 2014 The national media has been all abuzz of late over General Motors’ problems with ignition switches that may shut off if the key ring is too heavy. more »»

Coming To Grips With The Attic

April 8, 2014 A good way to keep up with Iowa Press Women friends is to pick up a newspaper... more »»

One Large Community

April 3, 2014 “Iowa is one big community.” That was the conclusion made by a women I met at the Iowa State Fair last summer while at a Commission of Veterans Affairs even. more »»

That Explains It!

April 1, 2014 I like the off-beat stuff – you know, the news stories that always make the very end of the hourly newscasts on the radio, or those “believe it or not” stories at the end of the network news. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

March 27, 2014 Just over a year ago I was sitting in the Minneapolis airport with my family as we waited for our flight to Disney World to board. more »»

What's In A Name?

March 25, 2014 When I arrived at my desk back in November, there was a note posted on the computer monitor with a list of all the towns in our area covered by our papers. I did not find that at all unusual. more »»

`Twas A Grand Weekend For All

March 20, 2014 The “good byes” have been said, promises made to renew friendships in a year’s time, and the book closes on another St. Patrick’s Celebration in Iowa Irish Capitol. This past weekend’s St. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

March 13, 2014 The most recent issue of Health magazine arrived in my mailbox last week, with the headline: Alison Sweeney and Her Super Balanced Life! Allison Sweeny is an actress, host of The Biggest Loser and... more »»

A Lesson in Civics

February 27, 2014 I had a refresher lesson in civics recently when I attended Veterans Day on Capital Hill in Des Moines. more »»

Beer & Junk - Adventures In Parenting

November 26, 2013 If you happen to be in your late twenties, sitting around a campfire and discussing the good old days of college, it is inevitable that the conversation will turn to the subject of whose... more »»

The End of Summer

October 10, 2013 In Part 1 I mentioned that I was caring for my daughter, a teacher of middle school and high school English in Nebrask. more »»

Royal Flush

September 26, 2013 Despite the title of this piece, it isn’t about poker. For starters, I’m not good at poker, because for some reason, I?don’t possess a poker face. more »»

Celebrate May Day

April 30, 2013 Tomorrow begins the month of May. We welcomed April, but got fooled from the get-go as Spring turned into Winter then back to Spring. Are we now facing a giant leap into Summer? May 1 is “May Da. more »»

Garage Sale Season

April 25, 2013 The citywide garage sale is coming up next weekend. It’s time to clean out some clutter and put a little cash in your pocket while doing so. more »»

Spring Things

April 18, 2013 Spring is right around the corner, even though we are still experiencing days that look and feel like winter. We may go directly from winter to summer -- you just can’t out-guess Mother Nature. more »»

Chicks with Guns

April 16, 2013 Every year my dad does his own Christmas shopping. Usually his gifts garner a lot of complements and consist of something pretty like jewelr. more »»

This ‘N That

April 11, 2013 Usually, when I sit down to write a column, I’ve got some topic to tackle, offer a commentary on, or just want to share with you. But, I must confess – the idea shelf is empty. Pffffft. Nad. more »»

Community Papers Tops For News

April 9, 2013 Survey: Community papers still tops for local news -- That was the headline that of a National Newspaper Association press release. “The numbers are self-evident. more »»

 
 

 

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