Madison, WI Budget Repair Bill Protests

As you may know, I live in Wisconsin. I love this state. We have some great cities, some wonderful wilderness, and typically friendly people. We are fortunate enough to be able to enjoy all four seasons. But we just got a new governor and he is taking some actions of which many of us don’t […]

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Irrational Beliefs

The other day I read this article in the New York Times about people who believe untrue things despite strong evidence to the contrary.  In addition to this, people read chain emails and scam pages on social networking sites and believe them without asking questions about the veracity of the claims. I recently received an […]

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Bacteria, Oil, Viruses, Crackpots, and the Great America

Can spending time outdoors make you a calmer, smarter person? What about classrooms – should they include time outside? According to this article on Science Daily’s website, yes. They say that there’s a bacteria that there is a bacteria commonly found in soil that people often breathe in or ingest, and that when this bacteria […]

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That Children Issue

When I meet people for the first time and they find out that I was 20 when I got married, the first question they ask is how many children we have. It’s rather funny to me that people automatically assume that a young marriage happens only because of pregnancy, but it’s true. However, that’s not […]

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Round-Up

Instead of constantly posting links to articles, videos, and general nonsense I find on the web to Facebook, I thought I would start creating blog posts with links to all the things I find interesting.  Since my Facebook account already pulls in my blog posts and puts them on my Notes page, I will still […]

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Can we afford to keep ourselves healthy?

Last year, when I was diagnosed (again) with bipolar disorder, I didn’t have to worry about the price of my medication.  Though I didn’t have health insurance, the county I live in was able to finance most of my medications  and doctor visits.  My payments were quite affordable and I was thankful for the taxes […]

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Marriage – It’s Not a Matter of Belief

You probably know at least one person who has refrained from getting married because s/he says “I don’t believe in the institution of marriage.” or something similar.  While I understand many of the arguments people make for retaining their “single” status indefinitely, I think “not believing” in marriage is, well, a load of crap. I […]

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