Category Archives: Social Commentary

An Impossible Argument

I’ve been wanting to try the Impossible™ Burger and will have to wait. I met a group of friends at a restaurant Friday where Impossible™ was printed on the menu. Since Burger King® decided to offer the plant-based burger nation-wide, … Continue reading

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On a Holiday Weekend

A brilliant, partly-cloudy sky hung over the landscape as I made my way east on Interstate 80. Rain broke long enough to allow a trip to Davenport to visit Mom and a friend I met in grade school. Mother insisted … Continue reading

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Unexpected Monday

Monday didn’t happen as expected. There were three things involving arborists, health care and farming. Without announcement, the arborist arrived to take down a maple tree I planted on the northwest corner of the house. Turns out I didn’t know … Continue reading

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Brief Respite and T.V. Culture

The farmer sent a long text message. We delayed soil blocking because the forecast is cold overnight temperatures for the next week. The seedlings we might have planted would be at risk. Lambing at the farm added a complication. Her … Continue reading

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This is not France

We see a lot of customers wearing yellow safety jackets at the home, farm and auto supply store. Mostly they seek something to complete a project. Road crews, construction workers, and tradesmen of every kind stop in wearing the bright, … 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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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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