Author Archives: Becky P

How Does This Happen?

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Like every other decent human, I am deeply saddened by the recent events in Minnesota.  While I do live in Iowa now, I was born and raised in southern Minnesota. I attended the University of Minnesota and lived in St. Paul for a few years in the mid 90s.   I’ve been to Mall of American a zillion times and even… Read more »

Waitstaff Day

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Today is Waitstaff Appreciation Day. If you ever were a waiter or waitress yourself, you know what a lousy job it is.  Crazy weird hours, unreasonable customers, aching feet, the list goes on.  It’s a necessary job in today’s world but often one that’s looked down upon by folks who think they are “better than that”. The year 2020 has… Read more »

Counting On Gratitude

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To put it mildly, 2020 has been a dumpster fire so far and I’m not holding out a lot of hope for it to get much better anytime soon.  This pandemic has upended everyone’s life in some fashion. But we can’t forget there ARE still good things going on.  People are having babies.  People are getting married.  People are falling… Read more »

What’s Really for Sale?

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I have a deep seated hatred for the word “influencer” along with its partner phrase “influencer culture”.  It’s all just so fake.  How many times have celebrities and pseudocelebrities gotten busted for including the directions from the company they are supposedly promoting out of the kindness of their hearts in their social media posts?  It’s laughable.  Even more laughable are… Read more »