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The Dengler Domain: Thinking

February 24, 2017 The power of thinking is a beautiful human activity. Escaping reality and dwelling on the meaning of life or what the next meal will be is fun. The power of thought accesses deep parts of the mind. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Fad or No Fad #3

February 17, 2017 Beep, bop, boop. The super scientific analysis gizmo has awakened. This means it is time for FAD OR NO FAD! The first item is the slinky. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale #10

February 10, 2017 It is time to enjoy a nice walk on the beach. The waves hitting the sand creates a calm noise. Nothing beats this moment, but I hear a sound in the distance. This is not a peaceful soun. more »»

Slices of Life: The Table

February 10, 2017 The Table has been a part of my life for as long as I can remember. When I was a child, it was my fortress; I crawled under it, learning every crack and crevice from the underside. more »»

Q&A: Balanced Budget Amendment

February 10, 2017 Q: Why are you co-sponsoring an amendment requiring Congress to pass a balanced budget? A: The founders authorized a federal amendment process with Article V of the U.S. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Wallpaper

February 3, 2017 The home is the most important part of the American way of life. It signifies our greatest accomplishment by humans settling down and making a living. more »»

Slices of Life - Taking a sick day

February 3, 2017 I hardly ever get sick. I guess I’m lucky that way. Besides, I’m a mom. Despite what the commercial says, we don’t get sick day. more »»

Q&A: Collecting Taxes Owed

February 3, 2017 Q: What is the IRS Whistleblower Office? A: With tax filing season under way, millions of U.S. taxpayers are getting their ducks in a row to complete their tax returns and sent in by April 15. more »»

Letter to the Editor: Only in America

January 13, 2017 Dear Editor, Since my retirement from chairing the Tama County Museum I have been going through all the things I have found and researched. Here is one of them. ONLY IN AMERICA; 1. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Dogs

January 13, 2017 Woof! Woof! This is the sound of my favorite pet. Sorry cat, gerbil, or rock, but dogs are my favorite pet. Their excitement around humans is unmatched. more »»

Q&A: RFS Drives Clean Energy Economy

January 13, 2017 Q: Are you satisfied the incoming administration will stand strong for the Renewable Fuel Standard? A: The Renewable Fuel Standard (RFS) is the law of the land. more »»

Expanded trade opportunities are critical for Iowa

January 13, 2017 Iowans proudly lead the nation in the production of many agricultural commodities – corn, soybeans, eggs, pork, ethanol and biodiesel. more »»

Q&A: Counterfeits Spoil Gift-Giving

December 23, 2016 Q: Are counterfeit goods a bigger risk during the holiday gift season? A: Americans work hard for their money and look for ways to stretch their dollars, especially when household expenses go up... more »»

Slices of Life - Greetings!

December 23, 2016 Like the Terminator, we are back! You may have missed our holiday letter last year because we didn’t send one. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Desserts

December 23, 2016 With cold weather comes warm desserts, it is a joyful time of year. I love eating fresh out of the oven chocolate chip cookies, hot chocolate, or chocolate brownies. more »»

Slices of Life - Oh topiary, oh topiary

December 16, 2016 Each year at about this time I find myself face to face with an issue. It has to do with one aspect of the holidays. In two words - the tree. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Music Battle Royale #9 (Christmas Edition)

December 16, 2016 Snowflakes have fallen, and the air is colder. Days are shorter, and Thanksgiving is in the rearview mirror. Christmas time is here, and nothing is better than the cheer. more »»

The seasonal bells are tolling again

December 16, 2016 The sound of bells signals that The Salvation Army Kettle Campaign is once again in full swing. more »»

True Holiday Spirit

December 16, 2016 Among other things, the holidays are a time of giving and receiving gifts. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Superstitions

December 2, 2016 Superstitions have been around a long time, and they are a funky phenomenon. more »»

 
 

 

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