Category Archives: Advice

Am I qualified to give advice? No matter, sometimes I give it anyway!

Relaxation Day

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Take it easy today folks- it’s National Relaxation Day! This holiday was created in the mid 1980s by a fourth grader who was wise beyond his years.  He understood then what many adults still don’t- all work and no play does indeed make Jack a dull boy. It’s way too easy to get wrapped up in all the things we… Read more »

Put the Camera Down

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A few weeks ago my niece was in her very first piano recital.  She did so good- proud aunty moment for sure!  My sister posted a couple pictures of the event online and noted that she did NOT record the performance because she wanted to experience it live, not through a screen.  Wise words that so many of us forget…. Read more »

Adopt a Cat Month

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June is Adopt a Cat month. This is the time of year when local animal shelters are inundated with new cats/ kittens.   Mating season starts in early spring and the gestational period for a cat is only two months long, so that first batch of kittens are here.   And in many cases, the parents of said kittens are there too,… Read more »

An Open Letter to Congressman Steve King

Steve- What could have possibly made you think that running for reelection in 2020 is a good idea? Your own party has banned you from serving on any committees in Congress because of your many hate-filled, racist rants.  Your coworkers on the Hill even held a vote to reject white supremacy because of the horrendous things that come out of… Read more »

Safer Internet Day

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Normally my “weird holiday” posts are silly and fun, but today we are taking on a serious topic.  Today is Safer Internet Day. We’ve all heard the horror stories of people who have been recorded without permission via webcams, folks who have been swindled out of huge sums of money by internet scammers and companies who have had huge data… Read more »

Ditch Your Resolutions Day

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Today is Ditch Your New Year’s Resolutions Day. I don’t make New Year’s resolutions personally.  But a lot of folks do.  While well intended, most resolutions are far too lofty to ever be successful. If you haven’t worked out in 3 years but resolve to start going to the gym every day there’s almost a 100% chance you will fail…. Read more »

Do as I Say

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A couple of days ago I had a chat with a younger relative.  I don’t recall exactly how it came up, but I told him that it’s important to talk to and listen to people who you don’t think you agree with.  He looked at me like I’d grown a second head.  Thankfully, he then asked “Why??” which allowed me… Read more »