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Back Seat Santa

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Last year I wrote about a troubling trend I’ve noticed- the notion that Christmas is just for kids.  It still really bothers me that anyone could feel that way- please see here to recall why: http://www.beckypalmer.me/christmas-is-for-who/ But today I’m going to put out an even more radical holiday thought- I invite you to reimagine Santa Claus. Before you come at me… Read more »

Tired, but Thankful, Blogger

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People ask me if I enjoy writing my blog, and I do.  I don’t make money- in fact I PAY money for the privilege by way of my hosting charges,  custom domain, spam protection and a few other incidentals. That’s not to say that it’s all rainbows and unicorns.  More Sunday afternoons than I care to admit I stare at… Read more »

Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

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Once again I have stumbled upon a day that speaks to my heart.  Today is carbonated beverage with caffeine day. If you know me personally at all, you know that carbonated beverages with caffeine are my near constant companion.  I never got the hang of coffee or tea, yet I hate mornings.  So, cold, carbonated caffeine is the way I… Read more »

Happy Hour Day

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I don’t have to tell you ho to celebrate this one- today is Happy Hour Day!  Call up your friends or round up your coworkers and toast to another day survived! Fun fact- the first known written reference to happy hour was by Shakespeare  by Henry the V. Second fun fact- the US Navy put Happy Hour on the map… Read more »