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Friday Thoughts: One Little Word in Action

Last Tuesday, our governor gave her "state of the state" address here in Iowa. It was a dumpster fire of rhetoric, right-wing talking points, and insults. I am biased, but however, I'm being pushed further and further left because my... Continue Reading →

Friday Thoughts: Happy New Years

I'd love to do a big reflective blog, but I just don't have it tonight. I'd love to write about resolutions, but there won't be any this year. I'll talk about that tomorrow. I just wanted to say thank you.... Continue Reading →

Failure and a Reprieve #SOL21

Yes, I am a failure. #rutroh Tuesdays are a regular writing day for me. Tuesday was a writing day AND our first basketball game. Neither one went well. Basketball, well, we just didn't look good. We played really, REALLY tight... Continue Reading →

Monday Muddlings: I Just Don’t Know

I've worked hard to keep a positive attitude. I've tried to exercise to keep my body healthy. I've tried to come to some sort of peace with a lot of things out there. And all I've got is I understand... Continue Reading →

Another Inspiration? Why Not? #SOL21

I find it interesting that once you start sharing a little positive energy, suddenly, you start seeing it all around you. #whatareyoutalkingabout I'm on TikTok, but don't make them. However, I will laugh until I cry watching things that are... Continue Reading →

Wednesday Wanderings: Just Another Blog about Writing #whyIwrite

Today is National Writing Day and what better way to celebrate it than to write! Makes sense to me! 🙂 Why do I write? Let me count the the ways..... #sad Hush. I write: to allow myself to sleep at... Continue Reading →

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 →

A Crack, A Slip, and a Few Stitches #SOL21

Hello you beautiful blog and you beautiful readers! #areyourtakingyourmeds I'm offended by that comment! 🙂 It's been a day and it's not even noon yet! However, sometimes, you just get that feeling of bliss and that's where I am right... 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 →

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