10,872 Steps to Grow Your Blog… or to Make Sure You Never Write Again

Something that many bloggers struggle with is how to get more followers. Hint, hint... please follow the actual blog, not just the social media for it! It's hard. Even after spending a year or so as a ghostwriter for a SEO blog, I struggle with it. It's a very, very slow process. So I got … Continue reading 10,872 Steps to Grow Your Blog… or to Make Sure You Never Write Again

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Life With a Chronic Illness

I have a chronic illness. Not uncommon in the United States, since almost half of Americans have some kind of chronic illness.  Specifically, I have Inflammatory Bowel Disease, which affects approximately 1.6 million people in the US. I was originally diagnosed with Ulcerative Colitis in 2004, and for various reasons, the diagnosis was changed to … Continue reading Life With a Chronic Illness

No One Owes You a Baby

You may have seen this post floating around Facebook recently. https://www.facebook.com/joshua.feuerstein.5/photos/a.443484622420892/1665338713568804/?type=3&theater&ifg=1 https://www.facebook.com/joshua.feuerstein.5/photos/a.443484622420892/1665338713568804/?type=3&theater&ifg=1 It's infuriating, and it took me a while to put my finger on exactly why it angers me so much. Let's start with the obvious. No one is "owed" a baby, and that's exactly what posts like this imply. I have a lot … Continue reading No One Owes You a Baby

You Might Be a Bad Neighbor If…

We've usually not had great luck with neighbors. Oh, we've had *some good neighbors. Like the people who lived directly across from us in Connecticut, who helped me shovel feet of snow out of the driveway more than once. And the super nice person who saw me carrying in groceries when I was a million … Continue reading You Might Be a Bad Neighbor If…

Nothing But Pawns in the Game

Wikipedia has an entry entitled "Government shutdowns in the United States." That's rather telling, isn't it? There's a separate entry for the current shutdown that began December 21, 2018. This is the 3rd shutdown in the past year. Let me say this clearly. Federal employees are weary of being used as pawns in this game. … Continue reading Nothing But Pawns in the Game

Looks Like We Need to Discuss Pre-Existing Conditions Again

So this past weekend, like many other Americans, I got up to the news that a federal judge in Texas ruled the Affordable Care Act is unconstitutional. Not because of the original law, mind you, but because Trump and his cohorts undermined it by removing the individual mandate to have health insurance. I thought this was something we didn't have to worry about for now, especially with Democrats getting the majority in the House again. Obviously, I was wrong.