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The holidays are past us and the last thing I want is to hear another Christmas song. I had a lot of trips through Missouri running people to and from the airport and I either listen to sports radio …

Dear Editor: Antitrust regulators should block the proposed sale of OCI Global’s Iowa Fertilizer Co. plant in Wever to Koch Industries. The deal would be outrageous, but we must look back to …

The last week of each year is usually set for things like resolutions and toasts to the past 51 weeks. This has been my first full year of living on my own. I’m not joking about that. 2023 was …

I really should not be surprised by some comments that represent what passes for civic dialogue in Iowa these days. The latest example leaves me shaking my head, not just at the events themselves but …

Have you ever seen a dog try to play with a ball…that’s me trying to wrap Christmas packages. I do it right. I really do. I get everything out and make room by moving all my furniture to …

City leaders in Davenport have forgotten that city government there belongs to the people. It does not belong to the folks who were elected to city offices. This reminder is necessary because a …

Christmas has always been a happy time for me.  I'm sure it's because, as a child, our parents, mostly our mother, made sure it was happy.  Later in life, as an adult, I was surprised to …

I have to say that I’m really enjoying this Indian Summer were experiencing right now - but at some point, we have to have some winter. A friend of mine said she was missing the summer and we …

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 …

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