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This infographic, created by writer Paul Graham to accompany his 2008 es- say “How to Disagree,” is an straightfor- ward tool for evaluating the quality of someone’s argument. You can also use … more
The old saying is true, behind every good man there’s an incredible woman.” - Robert Downey Jr. This week, you will see a story that I wrote in the lead- up to Father’s Day this … more
This year, there are 165 days between Memorial Day – the day we honor members of the U.S. military who’ve died while serving our country – and Veterans Day – the day we … more
Libraries Alive! is a local talk show hosted by Wilton Public Library director Molly Garrett and Musser Public Library director Pamela Collins. A full article about the program, written by by Kathy … more
Last week, I created a new event at the Monticello track meet. It was called the “12x100 muddy parking lot” and it featured half the Durant track team pushing a sunken car out of a … more
Growing up, I was raised by my mother and my maternal grandmother. Both of their birthdays occurred in May, making the month feel like one long celebration of Mother’s Day. Every year, my … more
Wednesday, April 20, was a whirlwind of a workday. After spending the morning at Wilton Elementary for Leadership Day, I hustled to St. Ambrose University in Davenport to volunteer as a table host … more
Learning to photograph golf has been quite the journey. For example, over the past three weeks, I’ve discovered the following: 1. When it’s freezing cold outside and … more
  This week the House of Representatives concluded the majority of its initial budget work. Most of the budgets now sit over in the Senate awaiting action so we can negotiate final deals. The … more
On Tuesday, March 29, I had the pleasure of touring the printing press at Trico Communications in downtown Davenport. Trico prints and distributes the physical copies of this newspaper every … more
Tires are notoriously difficult to dispose of. more
Last week, we published a birthday announcement for Marian Kent of Moline. Kent, who turns 102 on St. Patrick’s Day, grew up in the area and graduated from Wilton High School in 1937. The … more
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