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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 »

Waitstaff Day

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Today is Waitstaff Appreciation Day. If you ever were a waiter or waitress yourself, you know what a lousy job it is.  Crazy weird hours, unreasonable customers, aching feet, the list goes on.  It’s a necessary job in today’s world but often one that’s looked down upon by folks who think they are “better than that”. The year 2020 has… Read more »

Counting On Gratitude

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To put it mildly, 2020 has been a dumpster fire so far and I’m not holding out a lot of hope for it to get much better anytime soon.  This pandemic has upended everyone’s life in some fashion. But we can’t forget there ARE still good things going on.  People are having babies.  People are getting married.  People are falling… 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 »

Peace on Earth?

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What do you want for Christmas (if you celebrate)? Some people answer that question with a specific item or items. Some people answer they want their family together, happy and healthy.  Some people even bust out the old beauty queen cliche of world peace. Lately that lofty goal of world peace seems further away than ever- we can’t even have… Read more »