What’s your digital footprint?
October 1, 2014 In the 21st Century, for most people a significant part of their personal security and privacy may be tied to their digital footprin. more »»
Got cravings? Call the go-for
September 30, 2014 I can’t even imagine how it feels to carry a growing human in your belly for nine months, but that’s not my job during this pregnancy. more »»
September 28, 2014 I hope you had the chance to read this month’s edition of MarshallTimes. more »»
Having cake with friends
September 28, 2014 In my opinion, there’s nothing better than eating cake with friends. This summer I had “Friends and Cake Days.” Following are the three recipes I made and share. more »»
September 27, 2014 During this prolonged period of abundance of commodities, prices for grains, metals, crude oil, natural gas, and cotton have pounded into the ground, cheapening costs for consumers, but leaving... more »»
Who wants war?
September 27, 2014 Some pundits are saying that President Obama has been floundering in his response to the ISIS crisis because public opinion polls show most Americans don’t want another war. more »»
The little train that won’t
September 27, 2014 I love groups with the gumption to take on big tasks and do what needs to be done — can-do groups that can, and do. But, uh-oh, here comes The Little Train That Couldn’t. I’m talking about Congress. more »»
High stakes in Kansas
September 26, 2014 Tacked to the wall of Greg Orman’s campaign office is a print of a John Steuart Curry painting, “Tragic Prelude,” that hangs in the capitol in Topeka. more »»
Cancel the unethical 'Daily Show'
September 25, 2014 The liberal legend of Jon Stewart began with his Oct. 15, 2004 appearance on CNN's "Crossfire," where he rhetorically sentenced the show to death. He proclaimed, "It's hurting Americ. more »»
Making windmills out of warplanes
September 25, 2014 With the Islamic State’s rise, Libya’s slide back into civil war, and the conflict brewing between Ukraine and Russia, there’s plenty to fear these days. more »»
Teacher leadership in Marshalltown schools
September 24, 2014 On March 3, the Iowa Commission on Educational Leadership and Compensation recommended the Marshalltown school district’s Teacher Leadership and Compensation Plan for funding to begin for the 2014-1... more »»
Why has immigration shifted?
September 24, 2014 What should we do about immigration policy? It's a question many are asking, and some useful perspective comes from an article in Foreign Affairs by British-born, California-based historian Gregory... more »»