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Skirt Day

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Today is skirt day! Skirts (or skirt- like garments) have been worn by women AND men since the dawn of recorded time.  Now that’s a long lasting fashion trend 🙂 It seems like spring is on its way, so what better way to celebrate than to bust out a skirt that’s been hiding in the back of your closet since… Read more »

Don’t Panic

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There are two kinds of people in this world, and they can be sorted easily by this simple phrase.   Don’t Panic. If you immediately think of anything other than a towel you are to be pitied, as you have clearly never read or listened to Douglas Adam’s classic “The Hitchkhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy”.  It was a radio show, a… Read more »

What if Cats and Dogs Had Opposable Thumbs Day

Well? What if they did? Pretty much everyone loves cats or dogs- some love both.  Regardless of which one you prefer, think imagine if they had thumbs.  Real, working, opposable thumbs.  They could open their own food.  They could open doors and drawers and cabinets (depending on their size and level of agility). Those were the first ones I though… Read more »

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 »

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 »