I'm going to tell you a short story about a woman I knew. She was the hardest working woman I had ever met. She always picked up overtime at work and never really made time for the things she enjoyed...
What are you doing for Halloween? No really, what are you doing for Halloween? I have to admit that back in the spring when COVID-19 first started really moving around in Iowa I did not fathom that we would be having...
When I'm searching for something new to read, whether for myself or my kids, I like to browse the stacks at the library. Specifically, I like to browse the "new" section — all those colorful, shiny covers, un-cracked spines,...
“I’m here to pick up a prescription.” Standing in line at the pharmacy, I reflect back six months. Back to March 2020 — a time of uncertainty following spring break, premier of Tiger King, initial shelter in place orders, and...
Just recently, I was at Costco for my weekly grocery run. After unloading my groceries into my van, I noticed a woman in the parking lot struggling to get an awkward shaped, heavy box out of her cart into...
September 15 - October 15 is Latinx Heritage Month, also known as National Hispanic Heritage Month, a period to formally recognize the contributions and influence of Latinx peoples to the history, culture, and achievements of the United States. But these...
On a Tuesday early this summer I got the call from daycare that no parent ever wants. “Mrs. Bengtson, your son is in the office, he has a fever.” My heart stopped and my mouth went dry. Then my heart started...
With so many events and plans canceled, even those of us continuing to work outside the home likely have extra time on our hands. At the same moment, it may prove difficult to focus in the face of so...
  As I write this it is my 36th birthday.  Like every birthday I can remember, I first think of my grandparents. You see, their wedding anniversary was the same day as my birthday.  I loved calling them and wishing...
You know you're wrong. Your mouth goes dry and you get that sick feeling in your stomach. You feel the back of your neck heat up and your face flush. Your brain goes white for a moment and then suddenly...

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MLK Learning and Service Opportunities in the Iowa City Area

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We may not be able to come together as a community for an in-person day of service and learning this year, but there are...