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New summer traditions

During the summer, my youngest daughter started a couple of new traditions for the family. With the school year quickly approaching, the act…

Q&A: Rx oversight

Q: How will the FDA’s recent decision to approve a generic version for EpiPen help consumers?A: The …

Where I keep my Catholic church

On a bookshelf in my home office, in the room where I am writing now, there is a set of rosary beads. They belonged to my father’s mother, a…

Can a non-parent give a parent advice?

After a long day at Disneyland, Ann’s brother and sister-in-law put their 5- and 6-year-olds to bed and let their “very, very cranky 8-year-…

Social security fails

Social Security is running out of money.You may not believe that, but it’s a fact.That FICA money ta…

Octopuses for breakfast

Vice President Mike Pence announced plans for Space Force, a new military branch that presumably would be dedicated to saving us from the ev…

Fair-time fun

Corn dogs, pork chop on a stick and the Butter Cow are just a few things that come to mind when I think about the Iowa State Fair. My attend…

E&E diet

I had fielded one-too-many quips about my weight: “Really pack’n it on there, aren’t you?” This hurt my feelings, so I decided to do somethi…
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