Many days I miss being a journalist. The job could be great fun. And the people, oh the characters, I met. There are so many stories I don’t dare share publicly that still make me laugh. I also worked alongside some of the most entertaining humans one will ever know. This proves less and lessContinue reading “An Iowa State Trooper killed in the line of duty, a school shooting and another Black man killed by a cop in Minneapolis? These are the days I don’t miss journalism.”
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How I pissed off a bunch of my old friends by writing about racism in the small Iowa town I grew up in
I pissed off a lot of people — old friends from Winterset, mostly — the last time I wrote in this space. I’ve been stuck as to what to say since. The intent was not to upset people or settle 30-year-old grudges. There was a time in my life when I would have enjoyed that,Continue reading “How I pissed off a bunch of my old friends by writing about racism in the small Iowa town I grew up in”
Recognizing the anti-Asian racism of my Iowa youth
I spent most of my life rolling my eyes at things like multi-cultural life. I never bothered to understand the violence inherent in my words as a child and too far into my present.