Category Archives: Advice

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

Can we talk?

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In spite of my best intentions I do still get into occationsal disagreements with folks online.  I konw it’s stupid to even try 99% of the time, but sometimes, like a good share of us, I see something so ridiculous that I just can’t let it go by.  Today (yesterday to you readers) has been one of those days.  However,… Read more »

One is the Most Complicated Number

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On Sunday afternoon I watched a video posted by a well-known social media expert (name being withheld as I’ve not asked his permission to use it).  I’ve never met him personally, but my husband has several times at various social media events he’s attended over the years.  This gentleman really opened up in the short video and stated that he… Read more »

An Open Letter to Republicans

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I know a lot of you.  I used to be one of you.  I know that, for the most part, you are sane, rational people.  You aren’t a Nazi or white supremacists.  You believe in upholding the entire Constitution (not just the 2nd Amendment).  You know our strongest allies include Germany and Canada.  You know that grabbing people by their crotches… Read more »

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly (Labels)

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As many of you know, my employer is a small manufacturing company based in Mason City.  We produce all kinds of asset tags, many of which we refer to as labels  (NOT stickers.  I joke that “stickers” is the naughty “s” word in our building).  In this sense, labels are great- they keep me in gainful employment, which keeps me… Read more »

Independently……. Married?

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Something I’ve heard from several women lately is that they are “too independent to be married”.  Now, most of the women saying this to be are recently divorced or in the midst of divorce, so it certainly makes sense that marriage isn’t high on their list of favorite things right now. However, I 1000% wholeheartedly reject the underlining premise, which… Read more »

Have a Heart

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As I’m sure you are well aware, this Wednesday is Valentine’s Day.  While there are a few folks who refuse to celebrate it because it’s “too commercial”, most people in relationships do observe it in one way or another. If you’ve been a reader of mine for any length of time you know full well that I am all about… Read more »

Boy Scout Day

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Today is Boy Scout Day. The Boy Scouts of America were incorporated in 1910 and even since have been teaching boys and young men many skills including leadership and citizenship.  My husband is an Eagle Scout- the highest award in Scouting.  So is my cousin Andrew, 181 astronauts, Gerald Ford, many high-ranking military and political leaders, Mike Rowe (the Dirty… Read more »

Memo- Government Runs Amuk

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I hate politics.  I usually go out of my way to avoid them.  Alas, the current state of affairs in DC make that impossible.  Donald Trump routinely says things that are easily proved to be false and then claims “the media is against him” when anybody with access to Google has the ability to verify the truth.  A couple very… Read more »

New Year, Same You

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I don’t do New Years Resolutions.  They are overrated. The calendar turning from December 31st to January 1st isn’t magical.   You are still the same person you were yesterday, and the day before that.  You’ll still be the same person tomorrow.  My long-suffering former shrink once told me “Wherever you go, there you are”.  And that’s true whether that move… Read more »