"The humorous rantings of a single mom who finds the funny in the most absurd situations. Minnesota writer and blogger."

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Redhead Ranting is the rantings of a frazzled, twice divorced mother of two who freelances and cares for two stupid dogs while writing her memoir against incredible and unbelievable odds (but will make a wonderful book one day).

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MINNESOTA NICE is a humorous and heartbreaking memoir about coming of age in the 1980’s. Raised by a closeted gay father and mentally and physically handicapped mother Jennifer does her best to navigate the changing times.

Open All The Stores On Thanksgiving!!

Posted by on Nov 19, 2014 | 6 comments

I love Thanksgiving. Let me just get that out there first. I love Thanksgiving. It’s the perfect holiday. No gifts, great food and wine, family and friends if you’re lucky (and sometimes if you’re not) and of course pie. It’s just like 4th of July but without the mosquito bites, sunburns and fireworks. I love Thanksgiving, I really do. So don’t hate me for saying what a lot of people (and big bad corporations) are thinking – Open all the Stores on Thanksgiving. If you’ve been around the internet of late you’ve noticed a growing murmur of people...

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How I Tamed the Snowblower Beast

Posted by on Nov 11, 2014 | 3 comments

If we still had minstrels they’d write a song about how I tamed the snowblower beast – all by myself no less. As a Minnesota blogger I take on most of my tasks with the idea that I will probably write about them. Usually something goes wrong and it’s worthwhile to take a few pictures and have a laugh or two at my expense. I know a little about a lot of things and can handle most fix-it jobs around the house without assistance but occasionally one comes along that intimidates me just a bit. Learning how to assemble the snowblower was one of those things. I have tools (not...

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How to Prepare for and Survive a Minnesota Winter

Posted by on Nov 9, 2014 | 0 comments

It’s coming, sooner than we’d hoped but just about on schedule, really. The powers that be at the weather center are predicting a Polar Vortex in the next 48 hours. Montana is expected to reach a low of -9 while places in the Midwest, including Minnesota, are expecting a foot of snow by Tuesday. If you’re from other parts of the country and you’re not sure how to prepare for a Minnesota winter (because that’s what’s being predicted for half the country – at least for the next week, but not MN because we won’t see the grass again until late...

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Seriously, what is UP with Paul George?

Posted by on Oct 22, 2014 | 0 comments

I’m not an Indiana Pacers fan at the best of times, but if there’s one thing that’s going to guarantee I won’t be watching their games any time soon, it’s the recent ramblings of shooting guard Paul George. I’m willing to let go the fact that, at 24, he is just a baby. However, that’s old enough to know that if you’re in the public eye, particularly in a sport which has attracted so much media controversy of late, you probably shouldn’t be taking to social media to air your views about domestic violence. Especially if it sounds like...

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