Times-Republicanhttp://www.timesrepublican.comTop Blogsen-usMon, 20 Oct 2014 22:12:15 EDTMon, 20 Oct 2014 22:12:15 EDThttp://blogs.law.harvard.edu/tech/rssRomantic fiction author to visit Marshalltownhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2358/Romantic-fiction-author-to-visit-Marshalltown.html <P> Patience Jackson is making good on her word. <P> The successful author who once called Marshalltown home will visit the Traer Public Library for a meet and greet from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Nov. 14.Mon, 20 Oct 2014 15:01:57 EDT"An Evening with Merle Haggard"http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2354/"An-Evening-with-Merle-Haggard".html<P> What you see is what you get with Merle Haggard. <P> No pretense. <P> No stage fireworks. <P> Only good old-fashioned country western music delivered by a master performer, songwriter and gentlema.Mon, 13 Oct 2014 15:50:36 EDTHarry Truman and Hiram Willard, Jr.http://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2350/Harry-Truman-and-Hiram-Willard,-Jr..html <P> <P> "The only thing new is the history we don't know yet," said the late President Harry Truman. <P> The plain-spoken man from Missouri was the last president without a college degree.Mon, 6 Oct 2014 17:10:00 EDTRoad trip favoriteshttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2346/Road-trip-favorites.html<P> Several trips beckon for this writer, which means it is time to get my favorite "road" CDs ready. <P> "Dark Side of the Moon" Pink Floyd. The word classic is used correctly here.Mon, 29 Sep 2014 16:20:15 EDTJack LaLanne lives onhttp://www.timesrepublican.com/page/blogs.detail/display/2342/Jack-LaLanne-lives-on.html<P> It is hard not to think of the late Jack LaLanne, the "Godfather of Fitness." <P> Nearly every time I walk by a Jack LaLanne juicer, or see a set of barbells, or notice people working out, he comes to mind.Mon, 22 Sep 2014 12:14:57 EDT