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Motivation From the Oddest Places #SOL21

Today started out with a giant middle finger. I got a really fun message from someone about a Facebook post that started out with "the f*cking audacity" and downhill from there. Honestly, I've about had it with those people who... Continue Reading →

Where To Put Your Truth? #SOL21

Ok, it's been a pretty "ugh" kind of week. Computer science classes are tough on these days. I got a message and picture from my parents about their last trip to "the ranch" and about how, after almost 50 years,... Continue Reading →

I am……#SOL21

Today, it's early and my attitude is shot all ready. So, we'll do a little mind dump here, getting me back on track! Right? RIGHT? #yeahsurewhateveryousaydude *sigh* Even my hashtags are sarcastic! 🙂 Anyway, I am: happy that last night,... Continue Reading →

“What would I do if I wasn’t afraid?” #SOL21

First, welcome to Iowa, where the beer is colder in garage than it is in the fridge. Actually, if I had beer in the garage, they would have exploded all over the place by now! As I drove to work... Continue Reading →

Change Your Lens #SOL20

"Change your lens." It seems pretty easy, doesn't it? If you don't like the focus, change the lens. Change the view. Change your perspective. #yeahright We watched this TedTalk titled, "Celebrate What is Right with the World", by Dewitt Jones.... Continue Reading →

#SOLC20 – Day 6 – Five Random Things

Today, we spend time with our youngest daughter running around Ames doing a "transfer visit" because she'll be moving from the University of Iowa to Iowa State. Today's slice: 5 random things I saw in Ames. Tall people: My daughter... Continue Reading →

“I can’t always be positive, but I can have faith.” #SOL18

I sat down a number of times yesterday and just drew a blank on what to write for my Slice of Life Tuesday blog. I'm back to "this is simplistic" compared to other blogs I've read lately. The words aren't... Continue Reading →

The Page is Turning #SOL18

We've had three weeks of crazy, chasing our tail, oh my goodness I'm tired stuff go on. County fair? #check Moving other daughter in Ames? #check Iowa Irish Fest? #check Iowa State Fair? #check There's one last check off to... Continue Reading →

5 Random Things – #SOL18

I've gone a while without writing, so today, I present an assortment of random observations about the world around me. Some good, some not so good, most just random stuff I've thought about or seen over the last couple of... Continue Reading →

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