Category Archives: Social Commentary

Shopping in Coralville

I went on a shopping trip yesterday. What of it, readers may ask. People go shopping all the time and some say our economy is predicated on consumers shopping. That may be, however, in an hour and 12 minutes I … 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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Getting Across the Line

Can low income workers and retirees afford social media? The conclusion I’m coming to is no. Social media has served to engage me in writing brief posts, in collecting news, and from time to time, in chatting with friends and … Continue reading

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Influenza, Viruses and Sickness in the Land

On Monday I went to the Urgent Care clinic for a persistent cold. After a thorough examination, and many questions about the trajectory of symptoms, doctor leaned against the counter in the small examination room and pronounced, “it’s viral.” It … Continue reading

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We’re Going Home — Bob Dvorsky

State Senator Bob Dvorsky’s decision to retire at the end of his current term hits close to home for a lot of reasons. He represented our family since we returned to Iowa in 1993. During the time since then he … Continue reading

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Solon City Council Steps Up

The City of Solon acted as a good neighbor on Dec. 20 when its city council voted 4-1 to provide water to Gallery Acres West, a subdivision three miles west of the city. The subdivision sought water service to help … Continue reading

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2017 in Big Grove

BIG GROVE TOWNSHIP — I found a quart jar of whole bean coffee in the pantry, ground a quarter cup, and made a pot with my French press — a bitter yet delicious treat while reflecting on the past year. … Continue reading

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