Author Archives: Becky P

2020 Distractions

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Let’s face it- 2020 has been a complete and utter dumpster fire.  And it’s not even half over yet.  UGH. Today I’m going to do something a little different-  I’m sharing a few websites that exist for the sole purpose of offering a diversion from the shit show around us, and remind us that yes, there ARE still good things… Read more »

More Questions Without Answers

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Remember when social media was fun?  When people only shared jokes and silly memes and family photos and no one talked about politics or world issues?   Remember when you just wanted to collect “friends” and didn’t care how well you actually knew them or if you knew anything about them? Then again, what other reason IS there for social media… Read more »

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 »