Yes, it is your problem! CDC estimates that $16 billion are spent on STDs in the US. Half of the estimated 20 million new infections were in our 15-24 year olds.

https://www.cdc.gov/std/stats/default.htm https://www.innerbody.com/std-testing/std-statistics Click to access STD-Trends-508.pdf Click to access sti-incidence-prevalence-cost-fact-sheet-508.pdf The CDC came out with it’s report for 2018 on reported STD cases in the US. I’ve included the links to the CDC website and to Innerbody.com who wrote a very useful article on the CDC report including an interactive map showing rates across theContinue reading “Yes, it is your problem! CDC estimates that $16 billion are spent on STDs in the US. Half of the estimated 20 million new infections were in our 15-24 year olds.”

Christmas, Secret Santa, and Millennials

In Great Britain, the website Jobsite, came out with a study saying that Millennials find Secret Santa in the workplace anxiety inducing and stressful. My first knee jerk reaction was, oh lord, more whining. Stop ruining things others enjoy. Well, I too, hate most work practices when it comes to Christmas and I am notContinue reading “Christmas, Secret Santa, and Millennials”

Shades of Gray in a Black and White World

People are either black and white or they see shades of gray in the world. I live in rural America which tends to be black and white, yes or no, right or wrong. No exceptions. I am usually some shade of gray. Rarely is anything black and white with me. Most people will say thatContinue reading “Shades of Gray in a Black and White World”

My Worst Nightmare

My worst nightmare is dating or marrying the wrong person. I am not a joiner, follower, or a person who NEEDS to be in a relationship. I enjoy my own company. I enjoy reading, writing, painting, watching movies, listening to music and going out and being social. I NEED downtime, quiet time, and a blockContinue reading “My Worst Nightmare”

Facebook Madness: The Lake of Insanity

Facebook Madness should be the next mental illness added to the DSMV-5. What happens to normally rational people when they get onto Facebook? “Hey look! There’s a big Lake of Insanity. Hold my beer while I jump in head first naked.” The above picture is one my son took of me last summer at LakeContinue reading “Facebook Madness: The Lake of Insanity”

My Years of Being a Manager of a National Retail Bookstore Changed How I View People.

I was a store manager for a number of years for a national bookstore chain. I worked in two different stores and opened a third. I always made my sales numbers. My staff followed me from one store to the next. As a manager, publishers send you advance reading editions of new books coming out.Continue reading “My Years of Being a Manager of a National Retail Bookstore Changed How I View People.”

My Dysphoria Regarding Gender Dysphoria

Merriam-Webster defines dysphoria as a state of feeling very unhappy, uneasy, or dissatisfied. The DSM-5 updated it’s classification of Gender Identity Disorder to Gender Dysphoria to eliminate stigma for people who believe they are a different sex than their designated gender. This causes me dysphoria. I’m feeling very unhappy, uneasy and dissatisfied with the PC,Continue reading “My Dysphoria Regarding Gender Dysphoria”

Appreciate the Step Parent or Significant Other

When you are a parent, it often seems as if the entire world is hellbent on telling you how to raise your child. We hear a lot of “what kids need these days is a good sound ass whooping”. And on and on and on……. Anyone with a child knows they had preconceived notions ofContinue reading “Appreciate the Step Parent or Significant Other”

Meeting the Burden of Proof. How Combatting Rape in the US Lies in Education and Cultural Change Instead of in our Court System.

I spend a lot of time online reading news stories, articles, blogs, and people’s social media comments. Yes, I am a comment reader because I find it fascinating how people respond and view current events. Today I was talking to someone on Facebook about the burden of proof as it relates to a law incriminatingContinue reading “Meeting the Burden of Proof. How Combatting Rape in the US Lies in Education and Cultural Change Instead of in our Court System.”

Don’t Wrap Your Kids in Bubble Wrap

Most of us would like to protect our child from the world and any harm that can come to them. Our job is to teach them how to live in the world as adults and be successful in their own right. Success means different things to different people. For some people it’s money, fame, power,Continue reading “Don’t Wrap Your Kids in Bubble Wrap”