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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...

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...

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...

Overreach: A Mutual Problem of Diet Tribes and Politics

As many of you know, I have been diving deep into the intermittent fasting/keto worlds.  I have gotten a kick out of all of the dieting debates.  On one level it is a nice respite from all of the intensity arising in more traditional debates between Republicans and...

The Gift of Journaling

My daughter journaled for the first time! What a gift journaling is.  It provides an outlet, a way to process the days happenings onto the quiet page.  It is such a good way to process, to think, to provide direction.  I started journaling last summer and it has made...