Bloom Where You Are Planted

“Do what you can, with what you have, where you are.” — Theodore Roosevelt When I was asked to write my first post for this blog, I sent an e-mail to my family and friends joking, “Apparently my ability to drone on and […]

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Iowa, Flooding and the Global Food Crisis

Early in the morning of June 11, after months of heavy precipitation, the Cedar River poured into the streets of Cedar Rapids, Iowa. The water quickly swallowed the city. 1,300 city blocks disappeared. 24,000 people were evacuated. 83 of Iowa’s […]

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