Weslie Phipps: Farmer, Trump voter

Weslie is the kind of guy you want on your side in a fight against a big, bullying corporation. He and I have found other areas of agreement, though choice of presidential candidates wasn’t one of them. Surprisingly, unlike many Trump supporters I talk with, Weslie was less enthusiastic about voting for Trump in 2020. Continue Reading →

A Conversation with Marianne Williamson

Williamson is a different kind of presidential candidate. Yeah, I know, so is Donald Trump. But think of everything you don’t like about Trump (sure, long list) and Williamson is pretty much the opposite. Continue Reading →

Join the BIRDS!

Dear Friends, WANTED: Climate patriots to join BIRDS. Yup, BIRDS. That stands for Bold Iowa Relentless Dog Squad. We’re assembling a squad of supporters to persistently “bird-dog” presidential candidates about Bold Iowa’s Continue Reading →

Bakken oil flows through Iowa to China

Dear Friends, First, to folks living close to Davenport, Iowa City, or Cedar Rapids, I’ll discuss my just-released book, Marcher, Walker, Pilgrim at three separate events in eastern Iowa this Continue Reading →

An amazing group of people

Dear Friends, As greedy fossil-fuel tycoons escalate their abuse of eminent domain to steal our land, foul our water, and destroy our planet, we must push back with all the Continue Reading →

My Endorsements in Iowa’s Democratic Primary

Dear Friends, First, it should come as no surprise that Gov. Reynolds signed SF 2235 — the bill pushed by the pipeline company. Years ago as an elected official in Clarke Continue Reading →