Category Archives: Things that make you go ?????

Stuff that gets on my nerves!

It’s About Time

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Someone please explain to me- in small words- why Daylight Saving Time is still a thing in 2019 (and yes, it’s Daylight Saving-  NOT Savings). First off, a little history.    Daylight Saving time was first implemented here in the US during World War I to conserve energy and was modeled after what many European countries were also doing at… Read more »

It’s Not Perfect

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“Everything has to be perfect!” How often have we heard that?  How much stress has that statement caused?  And, most importantly, how often was the situation it was used in really that important? Sure, there are times when things need to be perfect, or darn close.  Scientific experiments.  Construction of nuclear reactors.  Space launches.  Administration of chemotherapy.   Yet, most of… Read more »

I Don’t Care

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Every day we are inundated with things we are supposed to care deeply about.  Of course we should care about big issues like climate change and human rights violations, but I’m not talking about those kinds of things. I’m talking about the much smaller issues that manage to get folks really riled up.  Of course we are all going to… 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 »

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 »

International Panic Day

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How many times have I stated that a holiday is just perfect for me?  Quite a few times, but it’s certainly true again today.  Today is International Panic Day. I am certainly prone to fits of panic.   For the first 20 odd years of my life “I’m having a crisis” was a pretty common thing for me to be thinking… Read more »

What Are You Afraid Of?

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I was recently attempting to bolster the confidence of a coworker who will be giving a short presentation at a trade show.  She, like many folks, is afraid of public speaking.  I am not (although I DO get a little nervous reading in church).  A few more people got involved in the conversation, and I was asked point blank “What… Read more »

Rhetoric Never Wins

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Rhetoric

In the last couple weeks one of the biggest issue dividing people on social media and about everywhere else is abortion.  I’ve already written about my stance on this issue, it hasn’t changed since then, and it’s not relevant to today’s post.  But, if you forgot or or curious please feel free to check it out here: http://www.beckypalmer.me/2018/05/its-really-complicated-now/ Today I’m… Read more »

Nobody Can Tell Me……

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Nobody can tell me……. What usually follows that?  Something like “what to do with my body” or “what to do with my kids”.  And up to point you are correct when you say those things, but up to a point you are incorrect too. We have laws against child endangerment and child abuse.  We have labor laws.  We have seat… Read more »