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UR Here: Summer of Fire

Fire came early this year. Before the summer solstice brought its long light to North America, Colorado was ablaze. This spring, I wrote about multiple 90-degree days in Iowa in March. And in May, Johnson County played host to a weeks-long curtain of flame and plume of black, acrid smoke rising from its landfill, reminiscent […]

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Astrology Forecast for August 2012

FOR EVERYONE—Resistance is futile. The creative among us are inventing new and better ways to put the pieces of our lives together, including the financial pieces. Their ideas are going to shake things up. And annoy the powers that be. We can ignore what they are doing, for awhile. Or, we can join them and […]

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Rotten Tomatoes University of Iowa Experience Reviews: – Switch – Up: My University of Iowa Experience (Tom Podczerwinski)

“Rotten Tomatoes” is a review writing and critiquing class being offered as a section of “Writing Commons: A Community of Writers” at the University of Iowa. For many of these authors, this is their first publication. Switch-Up: My University of Iowa Experience By Tom Podczerwinski I remember a time when I asked my friend about […]

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Astrology Forecast for July 2012

Astrology Forecast for July 2012 FOR EVERYONE ~ Abstract vs. Concrete. July is one of those rare times when changing hearts and minds, your own or those of people close to you, is the only means of changing the facts on the ground. The obstacles are formidable. Every available option requires first changing patterns of […]

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Haulin’ Ass: Graveyard Shift

Weird things are ordinary in our business but things get a little weirder in the summertime. Everything has fallen quiet again, as if the city has exhaled. The traffic has abandoned whole stretches of painted road and the side streets shroud over with full trees. Signals burn red and green at vacant intersections. These lights, […]

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