Category Archives: Myself

Figuring out who I am

Knees Suck

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Last week I had knee surgery.  Going in I was hopeful that this procedure would take care of the issues I’d been having with pain and locking up, but I knew eventually even with the best possible outcome I will eventually need knee replacement. After surgery I found out that the surgeon found unexpected cartilage damage.  I may have it… Read more »

Advice – the good, the bad, and the ugly

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Tis the season for “year in review” and “new year, new me” blog posts and status updates.  Some are cute, some are poignant, some are downright annoying (fact- NO ONE cares about your workout routines or fad diet).   But, the end of the year does seem to make everyone a little introspective, including me. Don’t worry- I’m not going to bust out another Year… 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 »

#TeamPete

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One of the best things about living in Iowa is the access we have to Presidential candidates.  Our First in the Nation caucuses make ours an important state in the selection of nominees.  In years past I have gone to countless “town hall” meetings and met many candidates.  And I mean candidates from both parties- as I’ve said many times… Read more »

Mysteries of Womanhood

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No, I’m not referring to “mysteries” like why women want control of their own bodies or the sad, sad questions men who apparently skipped middle school science post on social media about the female menstrual cycle.  I’m not asking why women’s clothing gets destroyed the dryer but men’s clothing does not (although if you have the answer to that please… Read more »

World Mental Health Day

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Today is World Mental Health Day. This is a day near and dear to my heart.  I have struggled with my own mental health most of my life.   I was formally diagnosed with clinical depression and anxiety in my late 20s.  I’ve been on medication ever since.  I have tried to quit medication,  under medical supervision, twice.  Both times my… Read more »

The Long and Winding Road

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If you haven’t already, make a point of going to see the movie “Yesterday”.  It’s a fun film about a struggling singer/ songwriter who wakes up one day to find himself the only person who remembers the Beatles and decides to capitalize on it.  Sure, it’s kind of predictable and a little cheesy, but it’s a fun summer movie.  I… Read more »