Uncertainty should be scary, but it’s been too long and those effects have since worn off

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Trauma will always come back to haunt us

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And other things Americans should never have to say

Retrieved from Twitter.

“U.S. Senate Candidate Joni Ernst references the true meaning of Second Amendment and says she believes in the right to defend oneself from intruders or oppressive government.” — 2014 campaign.

  • The Republican party is blatantly racist. They don’t bother hiding it anymore.
  • White supremacists hunt and kill citizens by the handfuls. It’s commonplace in our country.
  • Police murder people of color like it’s a sport, while the narrative is that I should fear unarmed black men? What. The. Actual. Fuck.
  • Asian hate crimes are trending. Red states are pushing anti-transgender legislation and refusing federal requests to help house migrant children…


The story of how we lost an ordinary farmer, elected state senator, to the Grand QAnon Party

The family farm, founded in 1846, Dayton Township, Iowa County, Iowa. Photo credited to the author

Our liberties we prize and our rights we will maintain. — State of Iowa


“Slow down, you’re doing fine. You can’t be everything you want to be before your time.”

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“Slow down, you’re doing fine. You can’t be everything you want to be before your time.”

“Too bad, but it’s the life you lead. You’re…


If a year of the COVID-19 pandemic taught us anything, it’s that we can’t trust Americans

Screenshot from a video I recorded while covering the 2020 Presidential Election. Democratic candidate, Joe Biden, addresses residents in Iowa County, Iowa. Jan. 27, 2020. Credited to author


Iowa’s schools have remained open throughout the pandemic, and I’ve been reporting on the devastation ever since

A Williamsburg Raiders’ homecoming tradition, the W burns at Bob Murphy Field on Friday, Oct. 2, 2020. Photo credited to the author


As we continue to perpetuate a lethally polarized virus, when will enough be enough?

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“Either write something worth reading or do something worth writing.” — Benjamin Franklin


My therapist sent me on a journey to find an answer

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Erika Anne Sauter

I blog to stay sane.

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