Author Archives: Paul Deaton

Environmental Issues 2018-style

There was never any doubt that when Republicans won the 2016 election setbacks were in store for parts of the environmental movement that rely on government regulations. Conservative think tanks like the Heritage Foundation were ready with swat teams to … Continue reading

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Christmas is Coming

It’s been seven weeks since the end of apple season, now two weeks until Christmas. The glow has come off holiday seasons. It’s not that I’ve become all grinchy, hidden away in a darkened lair while neighbors illuminate their homes … Continue reading

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Note to my Congressman

Dave, Congratulations on your reelection last month and thanks for the conversation after the Second District convention. My wish list is brief, here it is. Create a process to audit where defense dollars go. We are spending a lot on … Continue reading

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What I Like About the County Seat

There are things I like and dislike about nearby Iowa City which is the seat of Johnson County government. Here’s a post about what I like in no particular order. Parking at the Administration Building The primary reason I travel … Continue reading

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COP24 and What’s Next

Like others, I was skeptical the broad coalition to act on climate formed during and after the 21st Conference of the Parties to the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change in Paris would last. This week at COP24 in … Continue reading

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Lazy Vegetarian

We are an ovo-lacto vegetarian household, although Morningstar Farms makes me a lazy vegetarian at home. In our ecology of food we still purchase mass-produced, vegetarian burgers, recipe crumbles and chik patties. It’s an easy dinner to warm one up, … Continue reading

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Tofu Mole – Not a Recipe

I found jars of mole and adobo paste in the pantry. They expired a long time ago but that didn’t stop me from re-hydrating a jar with home made vegetable broth and making a dish with tofu. Using prepared mole … Continue reading

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