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My Entrepreneurial Adventures: Part 3

January 4, 2013 In my last two columns I explained some of my past entrepreneurial adventures. In this column I’ll explain my current adventure. Entrepreneurship and engineering meets …. more »»

Slices of Life - Optimism on steroids

December 28, 2012 In previous columns, I defined parenthood as an infinite act of optimism. more »»

In Iowa's Interest: Hands Off Medicaid!

December 28, 2012 As President Obama and House Speaker John Boehner continue negotiations on the so-called ‘fiscal cliff,’ I have one simple message: hands off Medicaid! Federal health programs that millions of... more »»

Letter to the Editor - Jon Van Allen

December 21, 2012 Dear Editor, At 53 years old, and at the age when parts of my body start to ache more than they used to, I am reminded of how lucky I am when I see someone less fortunate, or more physically... more »»

Slices of Life - Is that the sky falling?

December 21, 2012 It’s been in the news, on the History channel and even the Today show – so there’s got to be a hint of truth to the story. The end is near. more »»

Letter to the Editor - Jeannine Smentek

December 13, 2012 Dear Editor, In a Traer Star-Clipper article and accompanying photos featuring the news of relatives of Tama Jim Wilson visiting Traer and the Traer Historical Museum, two children were erroneously... more »»

Letter to the Editor - Marcella Podhajsky Pults

December 13, 2012 Dear Editor, Kudos to the Traer Ambulance Service! What must go through a person’s mind when suddenly becoming ill late at night, knowing they need help? This is what happened recently to a Traer... more »»

Twas the Night Before Fiscal Cliff

December 13, 2012 Twas the night before Fiscal Cliff, and throughout the land, Democrats, Republicans were taking a stand. more »»

My Entrepreneurial Adventures - Part 2

December 7, 2012 In part one of My Entrepreneurial Adventures, I reflected on jobs that I held growing up. Some were entrepreneurial, others weren’t. more »»

The Palestinian "Win"

December 7, 2012 Originally from Chelsea, Iowa, Dennis Lamb retired from the CIA in 2002 after serving 30 years in its Directorate of Operations as a Case Officer and as an Intelligence Analys. more »»

TCCF hopes to use wealth transfer for charitable good

December 7, 2012 An unprecedented transfer of wealth from the World War II generation to the baby boomers and then from the baby boomers to the next generation is being predicted based on research conducted by... more »»

Slices of Life - Get busy with it

December 7, 2012 Each year at about this time, I shop for an important household item: the kitchen calendar. This is no small task. Much like Goldilocks and her porridge, I seek to find a calendar that is just righ. more »»

Slices of Life - Finding beauty

November 30, 2012 My mom loved animals. She passed this wonderful gift on to me. Growing up, our house served as home to all sorts of critter. more »»

The need for a 1:1 program at North Tama

November 30, 2012 I hope you are as proud of our school system as I am because we have a very good educational system with many dedicated employees, and awesome community support. more »»

Slices of Life - It's all on the label

November 23, 2012 Last weekend, my husband headed out on errands with a number of important items on his list. Toilet paper was one of them. There’s a household product you don’t want to run short o. more »»

November - A Season for Philanthropy

November 23, 2012 The month of November has traditionally been a time for Iowans to count their blessings. more »»

Grassley's floor statement on the fiscal cliff

November 23, 2012 Mr. President, In less than two months, American taxpayers are set to experience one of the largest tax increases in American history. more »»

Slices of Life - Mystery man

November 16, 2012 We met in driver’s training class when we were 15 and have been best friends ever since. We both passed our driving test on the first try, but I think he scored better than me. more »»

My Entrepreneurial Adventures - Part 1

November 16, 2012 LinkedIn is a website used for professional networking. Simply put, it’s an online resume that anyone can view. On my LinkedIn account, I chose to describe myself as an engineer and entrepreneur. more »»

All Quiet on the Iranian Front

November 1, 2012 Originally from Chelsea, Iowa, Dennis Lamb retired from the CIA in 2002 after serving 30 years in its Directorate of Operations as a Case Officer and as an Intelligence Analys. more »»



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