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Bill Haglund

Fast cars, calm waters make for enjoyable day

Feb 24, 2015 12:39pm

I’ve never been much of a fisherman. That’s not to say I’ve never had any enjoyment from dropping a line in water and reeling in a “big one.”

There was a shallow little creek that ran...

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Devon Murphy-Petersen

Portraits of the American Craftsman

Dec 23, 2014 1:39pm

I’ve always had a fascination with artisans – the men and women who design and create beautiful and functional items for the more untalented sorts among us (me included.) This week’s book, “...

Bill Haglund

‘Home’ is where you are at Christmas

Dec 23, 2014 1:39pm

Folks living along the west coast of Norway are quite familiar with the ever-changing temperament of the North Sea. Most Iowans, I feel certain to say, are not.

Not only does the North Sea...

Arvid Huisman

He’s really not a grumpy old man, but…

Dec 23, 2014 1:38pm

Now, I realize it’s the holiday season and we’re all supposed to be joyful, but some people just get to me. I try to be a positive thinker and then someone does something to make me growl. For...

When we allow fear to trump reason

Dec 23, 2014 1:37pm

To the editor:

There is a direct connection between the raging debates on both the Senate CIA torture report and police brutality in various American cities. The common thread connecting CIA...

Ann Welch

Things that make us feel bad

Dec 23, 2014 1:36pm

We all have things that make us feel bad. For me, one of those things is seeing how many animals die along our roads, especially if it happens to be our fault.

There are times when hitting...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator, Dallas County Public Health

Bet you didn’t know

Dec 17, 2014 12:56pm

So it turns out that we have one more thing to be concerned about regarding our young people. In some very interesting research by the University of Connecticut, it’s been found that children as...

Citizens United must be overturned

Dec 10, 2014 3:49pm

To the editor:

The recent midterm elections have proven the dire warnings about the “Citizens United” Supreme Court decision have come true. The court ruling in effect, gives corporations...

Bill Haglund

‘Twas a few weeks before Christmas…

Dec 10, 2014 3:35pm

I’ve never told anyone about this … not until today.

It’s probably the only secret I’ve ever kept to myself and I haven’t told anyone about it for 67 years. That’s right, I learned this in...

Ann Cochran Health Navigation Coordinator with Dallas Co. Public Health

But it’s not really smoking, is it?

Dec 10, 2014 3:34pm

E-cigarettes (or electronic cigarettes) are battery-powered devices people use to inhale nicotine. They’ve been sold in the U.S. since 2007 and now have millions of users worldwide and nearly $2...

Ann Welch


Dec 08, 2014 4:16pm

I recently saw the film “Interstellar” and I have to say it is still on my mind. I think I can say a bit about it without giving away too much.

The story revolves around a planet Earth that...

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