Beginning March 8, 2021, in Iowa, vaccine providers started providing the COVID-19 vaccine to individuals under age 65 with certain underlying health conditions. (Check the CDC's list to see if you qualify.) Many more of us are now eligible,...
Well, here we go. It’s been a year since the world started to shut down. Did we imagine that all of this — the social distancing, the wariness — would still be ongoing a year later? Maybe we did,...
Spring Break is on the way! It seems almost cliche to say, but — like so many other things in the past 12 months — it's going to be different this year. This year won't have as many beach vacations,...
Unprecedented. Historic. The "new normal". Most overused terms in the past year? Yes. Accurate description of our lives? Also, yes! COVID-19, our political landscape, economic uncertainty, and racial reckoning . . . it's pretty heavy stuff. I've never been one to...
We are approaching the anniversaries of when the coronavirus pandemic first began to touch our lives. Some anniversaries will be preserved in history books: "The first U.S. case was confirmed on January 21, 2020." Others are small but nonetheless...
  The Domestic Violence Intervention Program (DVIP) has been serving victim-survivors of intimate partner violence in the Iowa City area for more than 40 years. Like many non-profits, the ongoing pandemic has added many challenges to DVIP's work in the community. Iowa...
It's midnight on a Thursday, and I'm following along with a German yoga video from YouTube in my living room. As I down-dog, far from feeling awash in relaxation and peace, my mind is racing, composing a mental list...
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Fun Weekend Meals at Home

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Before the pandemic started, I had a bad habit of keeping the kitchen closed down too much once the weekend hit. By Thursday afternoon, I was already thinking about what restaurant I wanted to go to or where I...
We've been managing our families' responses to the COVID-19 pandemic for nearly a year, and I, for one, would like my participation trophy. Humor me for a moment. In a period of the quickest and most significant skill development of our...
My son had a birthday recently. I’ve been constantly thinking about what we could do with him to help make his birthday special during a pandemic. I was feeling a lot of self-imposed pressure. I recognize that a lot of...

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Juneteenth Events in the Iowa City Area

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June 19th is Juneteenth, known as the oldest nationally celebrated commemoration of the ending of slavery in the U.S. On June 19, 1865, Union...