Pluto Day

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Today is Pluto Day! Today we celebrate the official discovery of the planet Pluto on this date in 1930 by Clyde Tombaugh. Fun fact- Pluto is NOT named after the Disney character, as has been widely suggested.  Instead, it is named after the Roman god of the underworld at the suggestion of Clyde’s 11 year old granddaughter, who was very… Read more »

Right Hypocrisy

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Much has been made over the recent awarding of the Medal of Freedom to Rush Limbaugh.  I’m not going to comment on whether he did or did not deserve the award, if for no other reason than I am not sure what the requirements actually are. What I am going to speak to is that Rush Limbaugh is a fantastic… Read more »

I’m Back!

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Whether you usually come to my website directly or through social media I’m sure you’ve noticed the lack of new posts lately. I apologize for that.  I was having technical difficulties with my site that apparently were caused by my hosting service.  I didn’t even know that was a possibility, so I spent a lot of time and energy trying… Read more »


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I’ll give you a second to get Aretha Franklin out of our head. By the time this post goes live I will be at my local middle school getting ready for my local caucus (if you are also in Iowa I hope you are reading this either before heading out or after returning from the caucus- it’s important!!!). The caucuses… Read more »

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 »