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Writing My Way Back Home

11 months ago // Blog

In 2010 I attended the “Writing My Way Back Home” veteran writer’s workshop on the University of Iowa campus. It was the first of its kind, and an experience that changed the course of my life.

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20 for 20! Let’s Get to Work.

1 year ago // Blog

Are you with us?  This week marks the beginning of the campaign’s 20 for 20! fundraising endeavor!  For us to be successful, we’ve got to get some cash flowin’!  We’re asking you to support us and help turn the district toward better leadership by electing Miyoko to the Iowa State Senate on Tuesday, November 8, […]

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365 Days Late

2 years ago // Blog

When our state legislature gets together at the start of every year, they must, by law, set school funding for the next fiscal year.

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Pull up a chair

2 years ago // Blog

Each month, beginning in September, I’ve dedicated time at Luke’s Coffee Hub in Grimes and Rich’s Brew in Johnston. Community starts with conversation. Will you join me?

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Thinking Ahead

2 years ago // Blog

My daughters are just starting to enter Iowa’s public school system, as a 1st grader and preschooler this fall.

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A Passionate Connection Beyond Vets

2 years ago // Blog

If you’re following my posts now, you’ll find lots of pieces related to veterans… If you’re not a veteran or military-connected family member you might be asking, “What does that have to do with me?” Plenty.

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