Thirteen Tips

Thirteen Tips

The internet is replete with blogs that list tips for every possible need.   “Top 10 ways to clean (___everything you ever owned or wanted to own___).” “Fifty ways to make your (__any relationship you can think of____) happy. ” “Suggestions for being a better (___whatever____).” I find much of…

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West Wind hosts student art show

West Wind hosts student art show

About twice each year we coordinate with a local school to have artwork by their students turn our office walls into our very own art gallery. This month we hung a new batch of work and invited the students and their parents to come by for an art show so…

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Worry about Working Conditions

Worry about Working Conditions

I just read a recent Hartford Courant article about an op-ed piece written by middle school English teacher, Elizabeth Natale, of West Hartford Connecticut.  Elizabeth stated in her article that she was considering quitting her job because of government education reforms that are “stripping the joy out of teaching and…

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Geese in the Winter Sky

Geese in the Winter Sky

The last of the ponds where I live froze over this week.  The bitter cold weather has made it a struggle for the geese to find food, and the few remaining flocks of geese can be seen overhead, heading for warmer regions. The sight of the birds streaming across the…

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Honoring MLK in Iowa City and Beyond

Honoring MLK in Iowa City and Beyond

The Iowa City Community Schools (ICCSD) decided to hold school on the Martin Luther King, Jr., federal holiday this year.  The Coalition for Racial Justice strongly opposed this decision and asked the school board to honor the MLK Holiday and cancel school on Monday, January 20.  The school board decided…

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