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Sunny Day in Iowa

Each time I walk on the state park trail there are different wildflowers in bloom. Today’s offering was some of my favorites. After returning from the day’s exercise, I mowed the front yard and couldn’t make out the line where … Continue reading

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Hot Weather Harvest

On a fine summer day conditions were perfect to harvest hay and garlic. My CSA friends recruited volunteers to bring in the garlic and across the county farmers were baling hay in large round and small rectangular bales. On Independence … Continue reading

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We’ve Got to Do Something

Over the weekend Erin Murphy, a Lee Enterprises Des Moines based reporter, said it was quiet in Iowa’s congressional primary races. “Perhaps in the coming weeks and months, some of these quieter primary races will become more crowded,” Murphy wrote … Continue reading

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Can Educationism Solve Anything?

Blaming the woes of society on our K-12 education system is a habit I need to break. In the post below the target was a failure to teach children about their responsibilities when signing student loan papers. A high school … Continue reading

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Trail Walking

The garden was muddy making it difficult to plant… so I waited. For exercise I took a walk on the state park trail, 20 minutes out and 20 minutes back… with stops for photos. Although the pace was slow, I … Continue reading

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Cooking in the Climate Crisis

Ideas about how to cook are ubiquitous. Everyone — family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, chefs, dish washers, dieticians and scientists — has something to say about it. Almost everyone cooks. Talk about cooking can be devilishly engaging. Are there things we … 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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