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Tips for Surviving the Extreme Heat & Humidity

Heat advisories are popping up all over the U.S. and the last week or two, my hometown of St. Louis has hit some temperatures and humidity levels that are staggering. Being outside for hours everyday is the norm for lots of people (some farmers, roofers, lawn care folks, etc.), but it is far from my […]

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The First Bad Winter Weather Took Me Sideways A Bit

The fact that I don’t like the cold is so well-known that it is a joke with friends. I prepare for the cold pretty seriously and I worry about having to walk on ice. When temperatures in St. Louis drop low, the hashtag #ihatewinter is bound to come out. And this is the first weekend […]

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Tips for Dealing with a Major Snowstorm

Seeing historic levels of snow heading to people along the East Coast, I can’t help but remember when I first lived in New York and I had NO CLUE how to handle a major snowstorm. I was lucky though since I rented from the family who lived in other parts of the property and they were well […]

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Ugly Vines Bringing Beauty to My Yard, An Ode to Milkweed

Have you ever had vines that get started and just can’t stop? They go places you don’t want them to be and claim things you want left alone. Every summer, the vines in my yard get a bit bolder. Every year I think about what to do about it…. I could rip them up and […]

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Tornadoes… Are They Bad or are People Paranoid? My Thoughts 

Now and then amongst the unwanted, poorly pitched info graphics that don’t suit this blog’s content, the contact page results in real conversation with someone. This week, one of those strikes me as something I may want to share here. Hope you find it of interest. I had a bit of back and forth with […]

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Fave Social Media & Questions About Work at Monsanto

It’s funny. When you work in the social media space, lots of times people will ask you what your favorite channel is. It’s a tough choice and it depends on what you want to accomplish. I usually try to just explain how I use the different channels. And usually heads nod as I explain each. […]

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Top 6 Tips for Flying on Snow Days

You know I don’t like dealing with extreme cold and traveling in it certainly means taking some precautions, but today, its not harsh temps so much that has me looking at things as snow. This week I started in St. Louis and went to Spokane, Washington for work a couple of days. Next up was […]

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I Need to Just Accept Cold & Move On….

A couple of weeks ago temps dropped and I have to admit, I was surprised. I was in Kentucky to celebrate a friend’s wedding and kept thinking how badly I wanted my gloves. But the weather quickly normalized and I repressed the fear of a harsh winter. After several days this week of truly frigid […]

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