Life After Heaven

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Ashton Kutcher and I are in agreement about being from Iowa:

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When I was in high school and felt closed in by the smallness and meanness of others, I would drive to the cemetery, one of the highest points in my home town, and look out on the horizon and think “I can’t wait to get out of this place.”

Eventually I did leave that place and it took leaving it to understand how Iowa compares to the rest of the communities my life has taken me.

Even though I’ve lived where I am now for nearly seven years, if people ask me where I’m from I always say Iowa. Of course, I am nowhere near the league of famous Iowans such as Ashton Kutcher,Johnny Carson,  Ann Landers,  John Wayne, and a hundred plus more that could be listed. So my Iowa endorsement doesn’t bring any star power to it. I’m a run of the mill Iowan with parents who came…

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