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Vote Your Vision and Values

I have been relatively pleased with this fall's city council election. The candidates have been focused on the issues, and at least publicly, negativity has been relatively modest. I don't care if that is how politics is done at the state and federal level, that is...

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Sanctuary Cities

On "Sanctuary Cities"... A lot of people have been asking questions about our discussion on whether Iowa City should formally adopt the "Sanctuary City" designation as a response to the President-Elect's campaign promises relating to immigration enforcement... So I...

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Think of all we could achieve if…

For the first time in quite a while, I went to church, voluntarily and on my own volition.  And it felt good to be there with my friends, big Sis, and neighbors.  Nora had fun too (Mara couldn't go because I only gave her 10 minutes notice that I was going!). Brothers...

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On Politics, Wisdom, and Compassion

I am reading an excellent biography by Arthur Schlesinger, "Robert F. Kennedy and his Times: Volume I." RFK is one of my heroes. There are a lot of reasons to like RFK: his ideas, his passion for justice, and his commitment to equal opportunity for all. There's also a...

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