Linda Thieman lives in Sioux City and works as a freelance writer. She has an master’s in English linguistics, and she lived overseas for nine years, in France, Kuwait, and Japan, as an English teacher. She writes children’s books, feature articles on how to start a business, and assorted other topics, and served as an editor at TheProgressiveWing.com. Linda is also the co-founder and original editor of the Iowa progressive blog Blog for Iowa, which is still going strong after more than 13 years. The cause of her heart is a #FreePalestine. Email: politics24 [at] earthlink [dot] net.