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Couple Hours to Myself

Hope regular readers are well tolerating my posts from Blog for Iowa. They are different from what I normally write here, but then none of us is one-dimensional — I hope. 303 more words

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Plasma Sales and Iowa Politics

(EDITOR’S NOTE: This post was written for On Our Own: Sustainability in a Turbulent World in 2013 and has been corrected and updated). The Cumulus radio station in Cedar Rapids was advertising how a person could earn up to $340 per month selling their plasma. 429 more words


Getting By

It’s hard to believe that living in the richest country in the world people are just getting by.  I am employed and yet I struggle with getting by.  276 more words

Unfettered Corruption in 21st Century Politics

It’s always been the case that skullduggery has frequented the political shenanigans as people vye for powerful positions,people have literally lost their heads in times gone by,but in recent times this has gone from being hidden to outright blatant displays where if you have money it can buy you power. 855 more words


Obama Strikes Out Again!

President Barack Obama I must admit has been somewhat of an enigma to me over the course of the past 8 years. He’s a very good orator but he seems not to know when he’s said enough and leave it at that. 577 more words


I am Human, Too

As you may have gleaned from previous posts, I am part of the “working poor.” I do work. I work damn hard, as a matter of fact. 650 more words