Category Archives: Issues

Social issues. Legal issues. Society issues.

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 »

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 »