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Unleash the Hounds!

Some people love dogs, some not so much. Some people fear dogs, some simply don’t understand dog behavior well enough to enjoy interacting with them. And some people–good people, mind you–get just plain icky over their canine life companions. But many Iowa Citians own and enjoy their dogs, and Iowa City, with its strict enforcement […]

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UR Here: Climate Control

Wow. We don’t want to go through that again. Starting with the heavy snowfalls of November 2007—which then went on and on and on—through the devastating tornadoes of this past spring and on to the historic Flood of 2008, we’ve had more than our share of weather-related disasters here in Iowa this past year. Let […]

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Horoscopes for August 2008

For Everyone ~ Get your mind outside of the box.  This month’s aspects seem designed to make us think long and deeply and in new ways about our situation, even as that situation grows more worrisome.  The pace of change will accelerate, but the planets won’t support immediate action.  On the upside, events will remove […]

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On Mended Wings

There is an American Indian legend that says when a human dies, there is a bridge he or she must cross in order to enter heaven. At the head of the bridge waits every animal that person encountered during his or her lifetime. Based on what they know of this person, the animals will decide […]

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A Job Less Ordinary

ABOUT THE STORY Each August, an influx of college freshmen invades the downtown streets looking for friends, alcohol access, and their life paths. Not all of them stay to become sophomores, fewer go on to call themselves juniors and seniors, and some come back to finish what they started. Having stayed in Iowa City after […]

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Rubbed Raw

I often find myself examining my hands because I’m unaccustomed to these marks. I have, what one of my uncles once called, a cushy desk job. I am a data analyst, spending most of my days at a computer or in meetings, not working with my hands the way others do. I am probably one […]

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UR Here: Flood Stories

As our community continues to recover from our greatest disaster ever, flood stories are piling up like sandbags near the riverbank. Personal stories of homes destroyed, of the kindness of strangers, of grit and determination, of remarkable generosity, and of watery amazement are all entering the annals of our community experience and history. I’d like […]

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Whoah.

I’ve been in Iowa City for about eight years now and always see these kids at some point each spring or summer. My roommate was talked into getting a Reader’s Digest subscription that was supposed to be in Spanish–convincing herself that at least it would be somewhat of a learning experience if it were in […]

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Horoscopes for July 2008

For Everyone ~ This month brings a combination of flux and stability. We achieve a new and relatively secure status quo. This will lessen our concerns about the future. However, we will also find ourselves grappling with some things. We have a safe place to stand, but we will have difficulty integrating other people or […]

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