Category Archives: Issues

Social issues. Legal issues. Society issues.

How Does This Happen?

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Like every other decent human, I am deeply saddened by the recent events in Minnesota.  While I do live in Iowa now, I was born and raised in southern Minnesota. I attended the University of Minnesota and lived in St. Paul for a few years in the mid 90s.   I’ve been to Mall of American a zillion times and even… Read more »

The Kids are Alright

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The COVID 19 global pandemic is affecting everyone differently.  Obviously some people have a much rougher go of it right now than others.  I admit I am fortunate.  I am able to work from home.  I live in a region that has relatively low infection rates.  I still have toilet paper. There’s one group of people who is getting a… Read more »

The Struggle is Very Real

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This past week has been one of the strangest weeks of my life.  COVID 19 is turning everything and everyone upside down.   By now we’re all familiar with the list of folks who are most at risk for serious complications from this virus, but there’s another group of people at risk that no one’s talking about.  Theirs isn’t a higher… Read more »

RIP 9/12

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Every so often a post makes the rounds through social media reminding us of how we all came together as a county- and as a planet in many respects- after the events of September 11th 2001.  The exact verbiage varies, but the message is that it’s too bad we can’t go back to that, and sometimes hints that it would… Read more »

The One I Really Didn’t Want To Write

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By now we are all suffering from information overload on COVID 19.  And there are an exponentially higher number of opinions on the topic, with, as usual, the least informed making the most noise.  It’s tiring. The fact is, we have not seen anything like this in 100 years.  Some have compared this global pandemic to the AIDS scare of… Read more »

Right Hypocrisy

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Much has been made over the recent awarding of the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh.  I’m not going to comment on whether he did or did not deserve the award, if for no other reason than I am not sure what the requirements actually are. What I am going to speak to is that Rush Limbaugh is a fantastic… Read more »

#TeamPete

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One of the best things about living in Iowa is the access we have to Presidential candidates.  Our First in the Nation caucuses make ours an important state in the selection of nominees.  In years past I have gone to countless “town hall” meetings and met many candidates.  And I mean candidates from both parties- as I’ve said many times… Read more »

It’s About Time

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Someone please explain to me- in small words- why Daylight Saving Time is still a thing in 2019 (and yes, it’s Daylight Saving-  NOT Savings). First off, a little history.    Daylight Saving time was first implemented here in the US during World War I to conserve energy and was modeled after what many European countries were also doing at… Read more »