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

Stuff that gets on my nerves!

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 »

Civility is Dead

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Well, maybe not dead yet, but it’s certainly on its last legs. Here in the United States we have a president who encourages his supporters to mock his political opponents during rallies.  His wife has all but admitted he hasn’t been faithful to her.  He flat-out lies during interviews and on social media and then gets angry when he’s called… Read more »

But How?

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I’m a science nerd.  At one time I was seriously considering a career in medicine.  Even though my life took a few different turns since then I still find topics like microbiology, biochemistry and cell biology fascinating, especially when it involves the science of the human body.  We are all walking bags of millions of amazing chemicals reacting with each… Read more »