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The need for broadband in rural America

September 6, 2012 As President Barack Obama visited our state, I’m sure he took time to see the great resources available through Iowa’s rural landscap. more »»

Slices of Life - Corn dogs, paint and other fair scents

September 6, 2012 This is a corn dog, hot dog, funnel cake, crab cake, mini donut, cotton candy, kettle corn, caramel corn, sweet corn, gyro, taco, slider, snow cone, chocolate-covered frozen banana time of year. more »»

Laura on Life - I'm Going To Miss Him

September 6, 2012 In high school, he was going to be an actor.  He had won some awards, and aced some auditions.  He would’ve made a fine actor. more »»

Video Game Programming... for a living! (Part Two)

August 31, 2012 This is a continuation of my interview with Mike Slone. I met Mike in Champaign, IL while he was working for the video game company Volition. more »»

Video Game Programming... for a living! How cool is that?

August 23, 2012 My wife and I lived in Champaign, IL for two years while I attended graduate school at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. more »»

Slices of Life - The brevity of childhood

August 23, 2012 As of last Wednesday, we have three teenagers in the house. It is one form of craziness to be outnumbered by your kids – and another altogether to be outnumbered by your teenagers. more »»

Laura on Life - Mom For President!

August 23, 2012 Someone once said that it would be a great day when education had all the funding it needed and the Air Force had to hold a bake sale to buy a new bomber. more »»

Q&A on Taxes, Debt Reduction

August 23, 2012 Q: Why not raise taxes on the high income to pay down the deficit and debt? A: Professor Richard Vedder of Ohio University has studied tax increases and spending for more than two decade. more »»

Letter to the Editor - Innocence is not lost

August 23, 2012 To the Editor, Innocence is not lost. On Monday, while working in the ambulance garage, I was approached by a very young boy on a bicycle. He said, “Hey Steve I have to tell you something. more »»

Slices of Life - Cheering for Olympic glory

August 16, 2012 I haven’t accomplished much during the last couple weeks. I hardly had time to write this column. My hectic schedule can be summed up in two words: the Olympics. more »»

Laura on Life - Voyage of Discovery

August 16, 2012 It’s the most disgusting task a parent has to do.  Worse than changing diapers. Worse than cleaning the bathroom.  Worse than finding maggots in your trash can. Well, okay, it’s a close secon. more »»

Slices of Life - Like a lemming

August 9, 2012 I’ve lived much of my life like a lemming. For you non-rodent fans, lemmings are a close cousin to the hamster and could be mistaken for one of the cute and furry critters on any given Tuesday. more »»

Laura On Life - A Ride On The Wild Side

August 9, 2012 “Everybody thinks that zombies carry a virus that makes more zombies, but I think it’s more like a prion,” said a voice from the back of the car. more »»

In Iowa's Interest - Powering Healthier Communities

August 9, 2012 Beginning August 5th, communities across the country and in Iowa will celebrate National Health Center Wee. more »»

Slices of Life - Whitewashing

August 3, 2012 “Like it? Well, I don’t know why I oughtn’t to like it. more »»

Laura on Life - No Pain, No Gain

August 3, 2012 Women of a certain age should not paddle canoes.  At least, that’s what my body said. more »»

A Day In The Life

July 26, 2012 This article is inspired by an excellent question I received from a curious reader: “What is a day in the life of a computer engineer like?” I will give you an idea of my average day, but let me... more »»

Slices of Life - Take your Pick!

July 26, 2012 My husband and I are at the age where things are starting to wear out, and I’m not referring to our knees, hips, hearing or eyesight – although my ability to read the fine print isn’t as fine as it... more »»

Laura on Life - What To Do When It's Hot

July 26, 2012 This summer may be one of the hottest on record for much of the country. Americans have handled the heat in different ways. more »»

In Iowa's Interest - Tapping the ADA Generation Workforce

July 26, 2012 At a recent field hearing of the Senate Health, Education, Labor, and Pensions Committee in Cedar Rapids, a new generation of Iowans living with disabilities described their high expectations to... more »»

 
 

 

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