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When Ginnie's brother, John Harvey, of Jefferson City, Missouri was 31, he was driving home when he noticed there was an image on the left side of his vision.  When he turned his head, the image …

My oldest daughter nailed Thanksgiving this year. She made the trip in from Brooklyn and was begrudgingly prepared for a crockpot buffet at my brother’s house, but when I told her she was …

A few months ago, I bumped into a former aide to Gov. Robert Ray. As we reminisced about the governor, our conversation turned to his nearly daily meetings with journalists. The aide said yes, those …

God Wink: those moments we feel touched by God in a unique and unexpected way, as if God were winking at us.  Often chalked up as coincidence by “non-believers,” God Winks are …

There were rankled moods this past week as the city council went about their due diligence in finding a new city manager. There’s some in the city that don’t feel like we need a city …

On Friday night, November 17, Ginnie and I were so pleased and honored to sit in the audience at the award ceremony for Family Physician of the Year by the Iowa Academy of Family Physicians (IAFP) …

There’s something about a hot shower that brings clarity to the mind. Think about it. The best ideas come to you when warm to hot water is rushing over your body. It’s clarity. After …

The word for today is optics — but not the kind where your eye doctor is an expert. Instead of eyeglasses, I am thinking about the kind of optics that result when the perception of some …

People are so different anymore. I remember growing up and being impressed with the “good neighbor” culture. Helping push a car out of the snow, helping the elderly carry things when you …

I like to surround myself with positive people. Following our local sports lends itself to few and far between championships, so you know we have to be getting thick-skinned about losing along the …

The tears and hugs were for the cruelty of the finality. Holy Trinity’s three-set loss to Ankeny Christian in Thursday’s Class 1A state volleyball championship match set off sadness …

Veterans Day is around the corner. For John and Bob, the day will be for remembering the men and women who serve in the United States military — and for two service members, in particular. For …

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