Category Archives: Myself

Figuring out who I am

What’s Working for You?

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Many of us are entering or just past a month of stay at home orders/ very strong suggestions from our mayors and/ or governors.  Everyone admits it’s hard on us psychologically, but we for the most past understand why it’s required right now.  We also understand that there is no good way to know when this “new normal” of “uncertain… 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 »

What’s In A Number?

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Most of us are familiar with the phrase “What’s in a name?” –  it comes from the Shakespeare play Romeo and Juliet.   Many of us have bad memories of reading that particular work of the bard’s in school, but I digress. When it comes right down to it, names are arbitrary.   It so happens my parents settled on Becky (well,… 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 »

Knees Suck

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Last week I had knee surgery.  Going in I was hopeful that this procedure would take care of the issues I’d been having with pain and locking up, but I knew eventually even with the best possible outcome I will eventually need knee replacement. After surgery I found out that the surgeon found unexpected cartilage damage.  I may have it… Read more »

Advice – the good, the bad, and the ugly

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Tis the season for “year in review” and “new year, new me” blog posts and status updates.  Some are cute, some are poignant, some are downright annoying (fact- NO ONE cares about your workout routines or fad diet).   But, the end of the year does seem to make everyone a little introspective, including me. Don’t worry- I’m not going to bust out another Year… Read more »

Tired, but Thankful, Blogger

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People ask me if I enjoy writing my blog, and I do.  I don’t make money- in fact I PAY money for the privilege by way of my hosting charges,  custom domain, spam protection and a few other incidentals. That’s not to say that it’s all rainbows and unicorns.  More Sunday afternoons than I care to admit I stare at… Read more »

#TeamPete

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One of the best things about living in Iowa is the access we have to Presidential candidates.  Our First in the Nation caucuses make ours an important state in the selection of nominees.  In years past I have gone to countless “town hall” meetings and met many candidates.  And I mean candidates from both parties- as I’ve said many times… Read more »