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Slices of Life - An overdue message to my neighbors

April 29, 2016 Thank you and I’m sorry. I should have said this earlier - and repeated it many times over the years. more »»

Keeping Vulnerable Kids a Priority

April 29, 2016 Every child deserves a safe, permanent and nurturing home. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASAs) are there to help abused and neglected children by serving as their voice in court. more »»

Q&A: Foster Care

April 29, 2016 Q: How many kids are in the foster care system in America? A: On any given day, 415,000 children in the United States are living in foster care. more »»

Slices of Life - All the answers, now what was the question?

April 22, 2016 I wish I had all the answers. I know some people who do. I’m pretty sure you do, too - know someone who is smarter than the rest of us. Maybe you are even lucky enough to be one of them. more »»

The Dengler Domain: GPS

April 22, 2016 Taking a road trip to new places is fun. Hopping behind the steering wheel and driving to beautiful places is a human right. more »»

Preventing Domestic Violence & Its Consequences

April 22, 2016 To help in the fight against domestic violence and ensure the safety of victims, the Iowa Senate unanimously approved two major bills. more »»

What is Tax Freedom Day?

April 22, 2016 Q: What is Tax Freedom Day? A: As tax filing season winds down for the year, taxpayers can look forward to reaching another milestone on April 24. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Tape

April 15, 2016 Not far into the distant past, a certain product was used for everything. It performed many wonders and progressed society. Unfortunately, technology caused it to become obsolete. This is tape. more »»

Slices of Life - Monday melancholy

April 15, 2016 Oh, the dreaded Monday. We all experience and endure it; although depending on your specific schedule, your Monday might fall on a Thursday. more »»

Q&A on the Senate Judiciary Committee

April 15, 2016 Q: What issues are handled by the Senate Judiciary Committee? A: The Senate Judiciary Committee is one of the original standing committees of the United States Senate. more »»

Preventing Drug Overdose Deaths

April 15, 2016 Prescription overdoses kill more Americans each year than all other drugs combined. According to the Centers for Disease Control, 44 people die from a prescription painkiller overdose every day. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Reality Shows

April 8, 2016 Reality shows are the worst. From the Bachelor to Survivor to Naked and Afraid, these shows waste a lot of time. more »»

Slices of Life - Polyester Wars

April 8, 2016 Laundry’s never been my thing, even though I’ve had more than my fair share of experience with the spin cycle. more »»

Providing a Final Resting Place for All Veterans

April 8, 2016 A change in Iowa law will give all veterans the respect and final resting place they deserve. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Horses

April 1, 2016 Trucks, cars, trains, and airplanes; all forms of transportation. They run on the roads, but going off road harms them. They take humans to places faster than humans have gone before. more »»

Slices of Life - What color is your cat?

April 1, 2016 I never planned to be the mom of a black cat. I might have chosen a different color, had there been a choic. more »»

Spring Brings Flowers, Tax Scammers

April 1, 2016 Tax season is upon us once again. Across the country, millions of Americans are taking time out of their busy schedules to file their tax returns. more »»

New Initiatives to Protect Crime Victims

April 1, 2016 Several bipartisan bills moving through the Senate this session will make Iowa communities safer and ensure justice for crime victims. more »»

The Dengler Domain: Trucks

March 25, 2016 I have discussed relevant cars in the past, but cars are small, weak, and too gas efficient. Put them up against any era of truck, and the truck will destroy all of the car’s hopes and dream. more »»

Slices of Life - It's all about the face

March 25, 2016 The young woman was our server at a restaurant one evening. Even though she was a stranger I’d never met or seen before, I had an eerie feeling as though I had. more »»



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