Author Archives: Becky P

Meet My Babies

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I mention my cats a lot in passing, but how well do you really know my critters?  Not very well you say?  Then you are in luck, because today you’re going to up close and personal with the cats of Casa Palmer. First up is our elder statesman- Hershey. Age: 17 Nicknames:  Big Boy, Captain Crabby Pants Likes:  my husband… Read more »

World Suicide Prevention Day

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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It’s not a funny day, but it’s an important one. In spite of all the gains we’ve made in mental health awareness there are many myths about suicide and the suicidal person.  The one that makes me the most mad is “People who say they are suicidal really aren’t- they just want attention”.   Now… Read more »

What Do You Hate?

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We all have things that are part of daily life that we hate.  Some people hate going to the grocery store.  Some people hate making small talk.  Some people hate going to the doctor or the dentist. I hate car shopping.  I hate it with a passion.    Alas, this past week my 2008 Chevy Cobalt decided to give up… Read more »

It’s OK to Change Your Mind

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No really- it is. I am sick of reporters, social media memes, etc. rejoicing over finding something a politician or other public figure said in 1985 and holding it against them if they feel differently today.  There is nothing wrong with changing your mind as you mature, or at new facts become available.  In fact, I would argue that if… Read more »

Just Because Day

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Today is National Just Because Day. Today please feel free to do something you wouldn’t usually do or are on the fence about…….. just because. Buy that outfit.  Try out that new lunch place you’ve been driving by for weeks. OR, you can do something super nice for someone “just because”.  That would be great too. Celebrate any way you… Read more »

I Need Your Help

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I am stuck. I have several half-written blog posts that I can’t seem to figure out how to finish, but beyond that the idea bucket has run dry. I certainly could write every week about the new ridiculous things going on in Washington DC I don’t want to.  It’s too depressing.  I suppose I could write about my cats every… Read more »