Author Archives: Becky P

Iowa Nice

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As many of you know, my husband and I had a visitor from California last week.  Herschel has spent his entire life in large cities- grew up in Brooklyn, and then moved to San Francisco and later Los Angeles.  The only place in the Midwest he’s ever been is Chicago.  So, coming to my town of 4500 people was a… Read more »

Let’s Cancel Cancel Culture

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If you are not aware, cancel culture refers to the public shaming, mostly on social media, of someone for saying or doing something deemed offensive.  It can end careers, or at least cause major derailment, quickly- people love piling on. This phenomenon started, as so many bad things do, as a good thing.  Public figures are, well, public, and if… Read more »

The New Normal Sucks

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There.  I said it. Not only do I absolutely HATE the very phrase “the new normal”, I find that I also dislike just about everything about it. The constant bickering on social media over the correct way to handle COVID-19.  The idiotic tweets and statements by our President that make us look dumber on the world stage every day.  People… Read more »

It’s Not Easy Being Green

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Since I’ve had more time for reading and contemplation these last few months I’ve been looking into “greener” options for a few more of the products I use.   I mentioned a while back that I had made a few changes already- including reusable straws and laundry pods- but I wanted to up my game even more. I did switch to… Read more »

Vanilla Ice Cream Day

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Here is another day that is pretty self-explanatory in how to celebrate.  Get yourself some vanilla ice cream!  Make it yourself if you’re feeling especially domestic!  Put it on pie or cake.  Add sprinkles.  Add caramel.  Or just eat it all by its glorious self. Fun fact- ice cream has been eaten since the 14th century!  And it’s likely vanilla… Read more »