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Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Apr 8, 2009

I have lived in Iowa City for three years now. Each end of April brings the River Run 5K. This is the third year that I have sworn that I...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Mar 13, 2009

My thighs burned as I pushed the pedals up another asphalt-covered hill. Each climb was harder than the last and a personal battle, which was to be followed by a...

Posted by Thomas Dean | Mar 13, 2009

As the global economy crumbles around us, I have been writing about relocalization as a way toward sustainability, last month expanding on the concept of abundance as the foundation upon...

Posted by Terry McCoy | Mar 13, 2009

For UI President Sally Mason and others, the outfit may not make the woman, but it matters. Pragmatism may soon skirt the runway as more people struggle with employment and...

Posted by Paul Sorenson | Mar 13, 2009

I’ve never been able to dress myself. I know the singsong directions about which limb goes in which hole, that the tag goes on the inside of your shirt, and...

Posted by Dr. Star | Mar 13, 2009

FOR EVERYONE ~ New directions. In March, decisions will be made, directions will be chosen, steps will be taken, trends will finally emerge. The tension and uncertainty of the last...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 23, 2009

This just came in my e-mail: "The present local and national economic environment is having a major impact on our financial performance. As part of our ongoing effort to align...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Feb 17, 2009

"$12,000 Stimulus Checks - www.JeffsGrantsBlog.com - I Got a $12,000 Stimulus Check in Less Than 7 Days. Get Yours!" Sound too good to be true? Well, guess what, it surely...

Posted by Kent Williams | Feb 15, 2009

I don't want to spam up the LV blog, but ... I've started my own blog at http://www.music.cornwarning.com. I've entitled it "Do My Eyes Look Scary?" which is the name...

Posted by Kelly Ostrem | Feb 10, 2009

Alright, I have a confession to make. I’m currently taking a nutrition class and have been wandering around the mypyramid.gov site. At my age, size and activity level, I should...

Posted by Melody Dworak | Jan 26, 2009

My arms are quivering a little while I type this--I just finished working out and my arms feel like Jello without the mold. I was supposed to have been working...

Posted by Andrew Sherburne | Jan 23, 2009

It's almost impossible to avoid consorting with the massive multi-national banks these days, save the ol' stuffing-banknotes-under-your-mattress trick. But, if the recent mismanagement of these investment giants hasn't already pushed...

Posted by Brian Schmarje | Jan 14, 2009

My Grandfather had a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering. He taught classes, was involved in the state legislature and founded a business. My Dad has an M.B.A. I always felt my parents...

Posted by Gloria Williams | Jan 14, 2009

Imagine being 14 years old when you arrive in Pakistan to learn English and study information technology. Then imagine being arrested, tortured and taken to Guantanamo Bay as an “enemy...

Posted by Paul Sorenson | Jan 14, 2009

Obama keeps sending me emails. It’s been two months since the campaign breakup, and while I appreciate that he still relies on me, talks to me, thanks me — it’s...

Posted by Soheil Rezayazdi | Jan 14, 2009

August 13, second day on the job. The 12th I spent in Barack Obama’s Iowa City office, blasting his Facebook supporters with mass emails. The promotion du jour: the senator’s...