Category Archives: Advice

Am I qualified to give advice? No matter, sometimes I give it anyway!

No Service?

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I’ve seen a new trend that I don’t like one bit.  More and more people are opting to have no services of any kind after they pass on. I understand not everyone is religious, so a church funeral – or clergy led service of any kind- may not be wanted.  I also understand that a full on traditional visitation, funeral… Read more »


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Since the pandemic started there have been all kinds of calls for “freedom”.  Freedom to not wear a mask.  Freedom to not get vaccinated.  Freedom to thumb your nose at any and all public safety measures that cause even the tiniest bit of inconvenience.  Some of them went so far as to bust out the “My Body, My Choice” line. … Read more »

Panic Day

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It may feel like every day of the past 2 years has been this,  but today is in fact National Panic Day. And there is certainly plenty to panic about.  COVID is still alive and kicking.  Russia invaded Ukraine.  There are still supply chain issues impacting many industries.  And I’m sure you can think of many more- I know I… Read more »

Mother Shaming

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Some time ago I stated that I was part of the “only group it’s still OK to put down” and stated that group is the childless by choice. Turns out I was wrong- there are a few other groups that apparently are still fair game, and – lucky me- I’m a part of another one.  This group is daughters with… Read more »

For Love or Money?

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Due to a slew of new hires at my job, I’ve recently had the “You have a blog?” conversation numerous times lately.  And several of those folks have actually looked me up- which always feels good 🙂 I’ve also had the “I should start a blog” (or its twin the “Should I start a blog”?) conversation a few times lately. … Read more »

Good Neighbor Day

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Today is Good Neighbor Day. Do you know your neighbors?  Today I don’t mean this in the Biblical sense, but the literal- i.e. the people who live closest to you.  The larger the city you live in, the less likely the answer to this question is “yes”.  If that applies to you, today is the perfect day to change that!… Read more »

18 Candles

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Over the years I’ve heard many a parent say “when (insert name of child here) turns 18 they can do whatever they want”.    Really? Really? And, yes, I know I don’t have kids, and to a certain percentage of the population that means I have no capability to understand ANYTHING related to parenthood.  But I was a kid, almost… Read more »

The B Side

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I have said quite a few times that raising kittens was not on my list of things to do this summer.  Most people just laugh.  However, one person replied in a way that got me thinking.  She said “Oh, so were you going to run a marathon?  Build a bridge?  And now you can’t?”. I need to make it clear… Read more »