Category Archives: Issues

Social issues. Legal issues. Society issues.

A Little Support

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We all have things we support.  Candidates for office.  Sports teams.  Charities / causes.  Brands whose visions we agree with. But what does the word “support” mean to you?  Merriam-Webster gives 6 definitions for the verb support (also 3 for the noun).  They are: to endure bravely or quietly – to bear to promote the cause or interests of to… Read more »

Very Tired Blogger

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On April 16th I got my second COVID vaccine. I did not come down with a fever, chills, or headache.  I did not go into anaphylactic shock. But holy cow am I am wiped out.   I had not personally read about fatigue as a vaccine side effect before I got my shots, but now I’m reading that yes, it’s pretty… Read more »

No Selfie Day

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Today is a very easy holiday to observe- it’s No Selfie Day. You might wonder why this is a thing.  But especially for young women, taking and posting selfies can be a very stressful thing.  Getting that perfect lighting, using the right filter, wondering how about many “likes” you are going to get- it can be very damaging for anyone’s… Read more »

The Bar Just Keeps Getting Lower

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I had really hoped that between the public backlash against the January 6th riots and Joe Biden being sworn in as the 45th President of the United States that some semblance of normalcy could come back to American politics.  That we’d stop having to deal with friends and relatives who had bought into some of the most ridiculous conspiracy theories… Read more »

What is Unity?

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Much has been made in recent weeks about unity here in the United States.  Joe Biden made it a centerpiece of his inauguration speech.   But what does it really mean? There are many different ways to define unity, but I like Stephen Covey’s the best.   He says in his book The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People   “Insecure people think… Read more »

Calling all Republicans!

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We are only days away from Biden’s inauguration and I continue to see article after article stating that anywhere from 50% to 80% of Republicans think the election was rigged and / or stolen from Trump. Polls are not always accurate for a wide variety of reasons.  The number of people polled might be too small.  The demographics of the… Read more »

This Flag is Your Flag, This Flag is My Flag

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I have stated many, many times that I do not identify as a member of either political party.  It is true that I am/ was a firm Anti Trumper, but let’s face it – Trump is a Republican in the same way that I’m a blonde.  It’s not my natural state, but I was one for quite a while and… Read more »

Getting Out

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By the time you are reading this I will be on my way home from a few days in Northern Oregon visiting family and friends. I will admit I was not entirely on board when my husband first suggested this trip. In fact, originally he was going to go alone.  But I made the decision that my mental health is… Read more »