Celebrating America's Farmers' Markets
Over the first week of August, local markets across the country celebrated National Farmers Market Week.
- Slices of Life: Sleeping through the night Babies know nothing of regular schedules. They wake at any hour of the night or very early morning and demand to be fed. This is to be expected. They are growing and in need of nourishment – day and night. Babies don’t stay babies forever. They grow
In the House of Wood
My review of the Register's Annual Great Bicycle Ride Across Iowa.
Thank you, Knoxville
To the Editor: A big 'thank you' to the residents of Knoxville. During the month of May, Super Wash car washes across the country participated in an annual “food raiser.” A portion of the proceeds are donated to local food pantries. We are thrilled
- Slices of Life: The perfect weekend I spent last weekend at a cabin at a lake with a trio of 11-year-old boys. It was everything you're imagining: wild, energetic, boisterous, rowdy and splashtastic. Somewhere along the way I made a discovery - other than the fact that three 11-year-ol
- 'What? Who wins the prize?' I woke abruptly when a friend asked, "Did you read Reka Basu's column about Monsanto winning the World Food Prize?" "What?" This was a bad dream. But, yes, Basu had written in the Des Moines Register, appalled that Robert Fraley of Monsanto was one o
Governor Should Slow Down
To the Editor: Lt. Gov. Kim Reynolds has publicly assured Iowans that the suspension of the state worker who alerted the Highway Patrol to a speeding car occupied by the governor and herself was "absolutely unrelated" to the speeding incident. Gov.
In the House of Wood
I was deeply saddened this week when I heard that my friend, Kevin Daugherty, passed away.
- Slices of Life: Life and death in the backyard By Jill Pertler The sky may not be falling, but in my backyard, baby birds sure are. They are tumbling from their nests like a hot pair of dice during an even hotter game of craps. My son found the first fatality in the grass near the trunk of a spru
- 'The Graduate - Again and Again' That title, "The Graduate," brings memories of a beautiful tree-lined stretch of highway south of San Francisco where the Dustin Hoffman movie hero rode a desperate ride to claim his bride. Now I've reached the stage of grandparenting where many, les
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