The Hillary Era is Over

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During the 2016 Presidential campaign one of Trump’s many empty promises was that he was going to have Hillary Clinton jailed.  “Lock her up” was a popular chant at rallies.  Trump did a 180 almost immediately after the election and stated he had no intention of doing anything of the sort.  In fact, he stated he respected the Clintons!  Alas,… Read more »

The Evolution and Gratefulness of a Blogger

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Just over 2 years ago I rebranded my blog for the third time and also made the leap to WordPress.   It was scary and more than a little painful, but I did it, thanks to the help and support of my dear husband as well as the encouragement of my (then) brand new North Iowa Blogger friends.  It turns out… Read more »

I Needed Your Help Yesterday (Literally)

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It’s time for another plea for help from me. Last Saturday night I overindulged in alcohol.  I thought I had quit before I got to the “I’m going to have a hangover” amount of vodka, but early Sunday morning I learned that was not at all the case and to put it mildly, Sunday was a long day. With the… Read more »

World Diabetes Day

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Today is World Diabetes Day. Why November 14th?   Because today is the birthday of the Canadian scientist Sir Frederick Banting, who among his many accomplishments is that he was the co-discoverer of insulin and the first person who use it to in humans. The education movement of this day is spearheaded by the International Diabetes Federation.  Every year they choose… Read more »

The Top 5 Health Myths Even Smart People Fall For

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The rise of social media has gone hand in hand with the rise in tons of health and wellness related information- and misinformation- available everywhere.  It can be very difficult to know what’s based on science and what isn’t. You might be asking why you should listen to me instead of someone who makes their living teaching this.  First off,… Read more »