Haunted? Ten Steps for Ghostbusting



Whether you are a skeptic or a believer it is a fact that people who believe they have a malicious entity in their homes suffer emotional and sometimes physical trauma. Here are my ten tips for dealing with a haunting that even skeptics will approve of:

Grinnell: Reasons to Vote No

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grinnel schoolsOn September 11th, voters in Grinnell will decide whether to approve a tax bond measure to update theĀ Grinnell-Newburg Community School District‘s middle and high schools and to build a brand new elementary campus so that all of Grinnell’s youngest students can go to school together in a safe, modern building. This might all sound like a reasonable investment in the future- I mean, what kind of focus-on-the-family red-blooded American would not want to ensure that “We’re #1!”?

Yet, this school bond referendum has failed in the past. … And I think I’ve seen the light. Here are my eight reasons to vote NO on the Grinnell School Bond Referendum.

How to be Lazy: Work Smarter Not Harder

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how to be lazyI live with chronic fatigue, pain, weakness, and generally not having any idea if I will be able to get out of bed in the morning. Yet, I still have shit to get done including housekeeping, errands, cooking, entertainment, and self-care. Over the years, I have come up with some clever ways to make it more manageable so that can maintain a clean home, healthy (ish) eating habits, and not destroy myself doing everything on my “good days”. I call it being “lazy” because it seems effortless to the uninitiated and because I have a sense of humor. As a bonus, all of these tips are budget friendly– of course it would be simple to be lazy if you could just throw money at people to do everything for you– and some of these tips can really help those with compromised immune systems by reducing how many people, handles, etc we’re exposed to.