Beside the Point

This week I’m gonna talk to you a little about food. Yeah, I’m a foodie. I love to explore places away from the comfort of extreme southeast Iowa and sample food. I think I made up the …

I can prove that golf is a social game. I never get any better, but I keep meeting more and more people to play the game with. A friend of mine and I found our way to Riverside on Saturday to play …

Ok. So here I go into an arena that I’m not really primed for. I haven’t been a fan of women’s basketball. Not until now. My brother was a girls' head coach for more than 20 years …

I’ve sat through about 50 graduations in my lifetime. They always seem to have me thinking about paths and choices. I’m a people watcher. It’s one of my favorite things to do when …

This business cracks me up. I saw something the other day that made me so proud to feel like a Fort Madisonian or Fort Madisonite or Fort Madisonator whatever you naturalized Fort Madison people call …

I’m feeling a bit closed off lately. What’s going on in the world? I was talking with my nephew this weekend and said I’d heard that the U.S. wants to put another person on the …

I found a little treasure on Saturday about three hours from my house. It wasn’t the pretentious little Korgies that walked on short leashes, while the affluent in golfie attire and watches …

You know there are just things that make your nose crinkle up and put a chill in ya. For me it’s wet socks. I hate wet socks. It’s a legitimate peeve that makes you feel cold inside and …

I miss the days of typewriters. Not really. A few key strokes and a Word document is in someone else’s hands or pasted into a page design software and you’re off and running. But …

It was a crazy past week. Most of the time I like a message in my Sunday nonsense and this week I thought about talking about student loan debt and President Joe Biden’s never-ending attempts …

The moon budged in front of the sun last week for the first time in about six years. It won’t happen again for another 20. As I drove around north Lee County looking for kids and adults alike …

I spent a few days in the Ozarks this past week trying to shake off the winter blahs. It was cold enough for the first three days that the chill in my bones stayed in place. It took morning coffee, …

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