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Columns by Sarah Maxwell

The paths we took

Four years ago I was entering my last semester as a college student at the University of Iowa. I had one more course to complete before I re…

#loveislove

Trigger warning: May cause irrational hatred toward columnist because she is addressing marriage equality and optimizing her First Amendment…

Turning into my mother

“God, I sound like my mother.”It’s something we all say, typically after we are shocked to hear ours…

Degrees of passion ...

I would like to take this opportunity to talk to the soon-to-be graduates. You're about to walk an exciting, yet sometimes terrifying, path …

Manners lost

You’re sitting in a quiet waiting room. The receptionist is typing silently away behind the desk, chatting with her co-worker every now and …

It’s not always smooth sailing

For the past year-plus, my dad has been building a sailboat in the basement. It has been a source of awe and amusement for those in my famil…

The post vacation blues

Returning to reality is a harsh blow to the mind.The mister and I returned from nine days of sunny f…

Ju suis Charlie

It has been a week since France endured its most brutal terrorist attack in decades. When the dust had settled, 17 were dead and eight of th…

A teaching failure

It seems that school has changed a lot since I was a student.I can remember slaving away working on …

In search of dignity

Not too long ago, the nation was swept up in the story of Brittany Maynard, a 29-year-old woman who became the face of dying with dignity. M…

Where does the time go?

So I have a question. Is it just me or does anyone else feel like there is never enough time in the day to get even a few things scratched o…
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