Category Archives: Issues

Social issues. Legal issues. Society issues.

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 »

Are you a Covidiot?

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Hopefully, the answer is a resounding “No!!  I am staying home as much as I can.  I am washing my hands frequently.  I am making sure I’m social distancing when I’m out and about, and I am wearing a mask when I am in indoor public spaces.”  If so, good for you!! “But wait!!  I have a really good reason… 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 »

The Kids are Alright

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The COVID 19 global pandemic is affecting everyone differently.  Obviously some people have a much rougher go of it right now than others.  I admit I am fortunate.  I am able to work from home.  I live in a region that has relatively low infection rates.  I still have toilet paper. There’s one group of people who is getting a… Read more »

The Struggle is Very Real

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This past week has been one of the strangest weeks of my life.  COVID 19 is turning everything and everyone upside down.   By now we’re all familiar with the list of folks who are most at risk for serious complications from this virus, but there’s another group of people at risk that no one’s talking about.  Theirs isn’t a higher… Read more »