Category Archives: It’s All Love

Marriage. Dating. Family. All of the above.

Can’t We All Just Get Along (2020 edition)

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Unless you have been living under a very large rock, you know that there is a Presidential election in the United States on Tuesday November 3rd.  You also know that tensions are very high leading up to this election- seemingly higher than at any time in recent memory.  Add in a global pandemic, and you have a recipe for disaster…. Read more »

It Needs Repeating

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Today is Black Cat Appreciation Day. Yes, I have shared this celebration in past years.  But, the stigma against black cats has not gone away.  Once again, animal welfare organizations have issued warnings to owners of black cats to make sure to keep them indoors in the days leading up to Halloween.  Once again, black cats are the least likely… Read more »

I’m So Touched and So Blessed!

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A few weeks ago I wrote about my struggles- mostly involving my mental health- with working from home.  If you missed that, you can see it here https://beckypalmer.me/my-5-stages-of-working-from-home/ What happened afterwards has been truly touching.  Sometimes I wonder if anyone actually reads what I write or if I’m just shouting into the void.   Turns out yeah, folks do read this!  And… Read more »

The Best Request to Wear a Mask Yet!

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By now there are no real reasons NOT to wear a mask when you are out and about.  We’ve learned how much masks can stop the spread of COVID 19 in real time by seeing numbers of cases plummet in cities with mask mandates.  We’ve learned that herd immunity through community spread is likely not even possible, let alone feasible. … Read more »

Iowa Nice

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As many of you know, my husband and I had a visitor from California last week.  Herschel has spent his entire life in large cities- grew up in Brooklyn, and then moved to San Francisco and later Los Angeles.  The only place in the Midwest he’s ever been is Chicago.  So, coming to my town of 4500 people was a… Read more »

Get Married Already!

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We’ve all seen a few- or maybe a lot of you are very popular- announcements that couples are pushing back/ rescheduling their weddings due to COVID 19.  Of course we all need to social distance right now, and that’s hard to do in a church or large reception hall. I’m here to suggest something you might think is crazy if… Read more »