Category Archives: Obituaries

We’re Going Home — Donald Kaul

We knew Donald Kaul had prostate cancer and it spread to his bones. He’d been ill for a number of years but after this diagnosis, the prognosis was not good — we expected him to die this year and he … Continue reading

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Remembering Donald Kaul in High Summer

Sunday was a day to hang out on memory lane. Sweet corn, tomatoes, cucumbers and Donald Kaul. I bought sweet corn from a roadside stand and we had it for dinner with tomatoes and cucumbers from the garden, and thin … Continue reading

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Friday in Spring

Fridays in Spring I soil-block for a farmer. Yesterday I made 4,944 soil blocks which were planted in winter share. Leeks, broccoli and the like. It took four hours. While driving north on Highway One I nodded off for a … Continue reading

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Layered with Sadness

In our neighborhood a preteen found his father collapsed in the yard and ran for help. Despite best efforts by his partner of 30 years, emergency responders, and staff at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, he died Sunday. … Continue reading

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Joy Corning

Joy Corning was on our target list to become an advocate for U.S. Senate ratification of the Comprehensive Nuclear Test Ban Treaty. Heady with Barack Obama’s 2008 victory, and confident Senate ratification of the New START Treaty would be a … Continue reading

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RIP Members of the Red Army Choir

A Russian airplane with 92 people on board crashed into the Black Sea near Sochi, Russia today. While rescue teams search for survivors, it appears all lives were lost, including 72 members of the Red Army Choir who were enroute … Continue reading

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Three Recent Cancer Victims

The recent passing of David Bowie, Alan Rickman and Brian Bedford, all from cancer, reminds us that no matter the place people hold in our imagination we are grounded in a humanity that can be taken from us equally. They … Continue reading

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