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Country Roads: Now that’s a Valentine

Feb 11, 2016 11:00am

His calloused fingers gingerly lifted a card from the rack and he read it carefully. Naw, too mushy, he thought. Selecting the right greeting card was never easy for him. Here it was February 13...

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Merrill Matthews

Protecting Us From an Agency Created to Protect Us

Sep 28, 2015 7:00pm

Unaccountable government will be one of President Obama’s most regrettable legacies. And the number one candidate for the model of unaccountable government? The Consumer Financial Protection...

By Anthony Lohse  Middle School Principal/Special Education Director  West Central Valley School

Season 2 Episode 5

Updated: Sep 28, 2015 5:58pm

“When the principal sneezes the whole school catches a cold” – Todd Whitaker

I’m starting this week’s email with one of my favorite authors who has all sorts of funny educational quotes…...

About Bryan Golden Bryan@Columnist.com  In 1983, Bryan Golden founded his management consulting firm. Starting from scratch, he had far more enthusiasm and drive than knowledge or experience. Utilizing all of the concepts he details in his book, Dare to Live Without Limits, Golden was able to quickly develop a successful enterprise. He has applied these principles to helping his clients enhance and expand their businesses.   Golden is a  professor, author, nationally-syndicated columnist and a self-development and motivational expert. He gives talks and leads workshops around the country, helping people obtain their goals, empowering companies and individuals to break through limitations to attain outstanding objectives.

The power of freedom

Sep 27, 2015 2:00pm

Success is only possible with freedom. Freedom provides you with the ability to choose the path you travel. Freedom enables you to determine your own goals. Freedom permits you to either succeed...

Behavioral disorders and little brats

Sep 25, 2015 12:00pm

There have been some photo quotes on Facebook lately that have generated quiet “amens” from me.

One of them read: “Discipline your children now so a prison guard won’t have to do it later...

ATMs celebrate an anniversary this month

Sep 20, 2015 9:00am

If you grew up in a tiny farm town without a bank in the 1960s you learned to plan ahead financially. If you were a teenager and needed cash for a date, you (a) drove to the town where your bank...

Game ‘hype’ has grown through the years

Sep 20, 2015 9:00am

Way back in 1977 folks in Iowa were buzzing about the renewal of the Iowa-Iowa State football rivalry. But, it wasn’t nearly like it is today.

It’s become more than just a game. One local...

Get your Z-Z-Z-Z-Z-Zs

Sep 12, 2015 9:00am

More than one-quarter of Iowans report occasionally not getting enough sleep, while nearly 10 percent experience chronic insomnia. But insufficient sleep can also be related to the go-go lifestyle...

Out of time and under it, confessions of the chronically past due

Sep 03, 2015 9:00pm

They say you have to “make time.” Well, that’s not true, or even possible. Time is something you have to take — like a starving peasant stealing a loaf of bread — and it’s something you can never...

Out of time and under it, confessions of the habitually past due

Sep 03, 2015 5:00pm

They say you have to “make time.” Well, that’s not true, or even possible. Time is something you have to take — like a starving peasant stealing a loaf of bread — and it’s something you can never...

Iowa is the blueprint for path to energy independence

Sep 01, 2015 9:00am

We’re five months away from the first in the nation Iowa Caucuses. As the Caucus approaches,

candidates and pundits will undoubtedly discuss America’s need to become energy independent. The...

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