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My blog offers writings about interesting people, places, and ideas. Here I’ll explain in greater detail, topics from the podcast, including links to books, other websites, and useful products. [View]

Tenure – Whose Windfall Is It?

One really curious aspect of the Iowa Republicans' attack on the institution of tenure.  They act as if it is a windfall to professors. But, have they ever considered that it is a windfall to the state? It is often couched in terms of free speech, and it certainly has...

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A Pet Peeve I Have With Keto Critics

One pet peeve I have with keto critics.  Keto is not for everyone.  It is not perfect diet.  It is also carries some risks, especially for some people.  I also have no dog in the keto fights.  Don't endorse any products.  I am not selling any classes.  Could care less...

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On Jefferson/Market One Way to Two Way Conversion

I was disappointed to see that the City of Iowa City staff has recommended modifying past Council’s decision to convert Jefferson and Market Streets from one way to two ways. At first glance, this seems to be a superficial, unimportant decision, but it is actually a...

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RockneCAST is a podcast by Rockne Cole. This is a travel podcast about interesting people, places, and ideas.  Available on Apple Podcasts, Spotify, Google Podcasts, Anchor, Breaker, Overcast, Pocket Casts, and RadioPublic.


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