Tag Archives: We’re Going Home

Going Home After Notre Dame

I’m going home. Yesterday’s fire at Notre Dame Cathedral, on Île de la Cité in Paris, brought that feeling from the darkness. It is no longer my world. When I visited Notre Dame I didn’t take photos. I brought a … Continue reading

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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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Goodbye 2008

Driving through ranch and mining country along Interstate 76, large square bales of hay are stacked four high as a windbreak around feedlots. The harvest is in and irrigation rigs idle. On the distant horizon are wind turbines, It’s difficult … 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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Going Home – Book Reading

On several occasions, friends and family politely informed me I must downsize my book collection. I resisted. The specific enjoyment of working at a desk, surrounded by books, may not be everyone’s idea of idyllic, however, for me it is … Continue reading

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Going Home – 2018

I’m going home now that my applications to the U.S. federal retirement program are approved. My first payment from Social Security is scheduled around Jan. 24, 2018. We both have health coverage through Medicare, a Medicare supplement policy, and a … Continue reading

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We’re Going Home — Hamburg Inn No. 2

With yesterday’s announcement Hamburg Inn No. 2 is being sold by 68 year-old David Panther, another chapter in the long exodus of sixty-somethings from Iowa City’s public stage is closing. With growth and a burgeoning new population, long time aspects … Continue reading

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