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Designing Woman

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 basic needs. But still, fashion parlance ought to remain, albeit for a serious purpose: business. Such is Sally Mason’s wardrobe. Business first, pleasure second. And […]

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We Can't All Be Snappy Dressers

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 all those other Puritan rules. I get it, okay. But when people talking about clothing as an extension of power, of a critical element of […]

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Astrology Forecast for March 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 few months will ease. The ground beneath our feet will begin to feel more solid. As uncertain as many things remain, we will find the […]

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Free $12,000 Stimulus Check!

“$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 is. Clicking through to the site will lead you to an offer for a stimulus grant writing packet, which promises instant governement riches in a […]

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On a Personal Note

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 of a book of poetry one of the guys in my Undergraduate Poetry Workshop claimed to be writing. I don’t think he ever actually published […]

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Health: Will Work For Food

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 stick to a 2000 calorie diet. (This is to maintain my current weight.) That means that after all the actual nutrients I need daily, I’m […]

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My Second First Day

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 out all last week, but I had a couple of false starts. So today is technically my *second* first day. Team Little Village was a […]

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Bank local

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 you to use a local Iowa City bank, credit union or financial adviser, here’s some more news from Bloomberg.com that these Mega-CEOs really don’t have […]

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With a Bachelor's & a Backpack

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 had great expectations for me. At times, my dreams were greater than their expectations. But, throughout most of my adult life they would probably just […]

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Gitmo in Verse

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 combatant.” This is what happened to Mohammed El Gharani, a Saudi-born Chadian national. In January 2002, he became one of the first men imprisoned by […]

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Kicking the Habit

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 just time for me to move on. He’s getting desperate, I know — even getting his Davids to approach me (the Plouffe, the Axe), asking […]

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