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 »

Meet My Babies

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I mention my cats a lot in passing, but how well do you really know my critters?  Not very well you say?  Then you are in luck, because today you’re going to up close and personal with the cats of Casa Palmer. First up is our elder statesman- Hershey. Age: 17 Nicknames:  Big Boy, Captain Crabby Pants Likes:  my husband… Read more »

World Suicide Prevention Day

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Today is World Suicide Prevention Day.  It’s not a funny day, but it’s an important one. In spite of all the gains we’ve made in mental health awareness there are many myths about suicide and the suicidal person.  The one that makes me the most mad is “People who say they are suicidal really aren’t- they just want attention”.   Now… 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 »

It’s OK to Change Your Mind

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No really- it is. I am sick of reporters, social media memes, etc. rejoicing over finding something a politician or other public figure said in 1985 and holding it against them if they feel differently today.  There is nothing wrong with changing your mind as you mature, or at new facts become available.  In fact, I would argue that if… Read more »