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 »


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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 »

Carbonated Beverage with Caffeine Day

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Once again I have stumbled upon a day that speaks to my heart.  Today is carbonated beverage with caffeine day. If you know me personally at all, you know that carbonated beverages with caffeine are my near constant companion.  I never got the hang of coffee or tea, yet I hate mornings.  So, cold, carbonated caffeine is the way I… Read more »

Just Do Something

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Lately there have been quite a few people in my extended family who have been struck with life threatening medical emergencies.  One was in a terrible car accident.  One fell off a ladder.  Another has a 5 month old daughter with cancer. I have other people in my sphere dealing with horrible family problems.  Whether the underlying issues are money,… Read more »

Happy Hour Day

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I don’t have to tell you ho to celebrate this one- today is Happy Hour Day!  Call up your friends or round up your coworkers and toast to another day survived! Fun fact- the first known written reference to happy hour was by Shakespeare  by Henry the V. Second fun fact- the US Navy put Happy Hour on the map… Read more »