community building

downtown tree sweater

Let’s hug trees with more than sweaters!

One of my favorite trees in Iowa City was taken down this week. It had become dangerously hollow, creating a threat to the sidewalk below some of its large branches. The tree had a good life. A redbud, it had lived much longer than the expected lifespan of a flowering tree, b... Read More →
The 1105 Project

A Chapter Closed

Today I closed a significant chapter in my life and liquidated my Bailey for Iowa City campaign account. I kept this open longer than I expected—the last time I ran for office was seven years ago and I’ve been out of office for two years—but I had to be absolutely certain that I... Read More →