Minnesota Nice

After at least 15 bazillion titles I have finally settled on Minnesota Nice as the title of my memoir. According to Wikipedia Minnesota Nice is: the stereotypical behavior of people born and raised in Minnesota, to be courteous, reserved, and mild-mannered. The cultural characteristics of Minnesota nice include a polite friendliness, an aversion to confrontation, a tendency toward understatement, a disinclination to make a fuss or stand out,

Minnesota Nice2020-08-10T19:52:57-05:00

Friday Blog Challenge: Create a Contact Me Page

Friday Blog Challenge: Create a Contact Me Page On Your Blog I can't tell you how important it is to have a Contact Me page on your blog. How will PR people find you? How will that publishing house contact you about the book they want you to write? How will your adoring readers send you chocolate when you are having a bad day? How

Friday Blog Challenge: Create a Contact Me Page2020-01-17T04:13:08-06:00

This Ain’t No Highlight Reel

Be warned, this ain't no highlight reel. My friend Kathy, from The Junk Drawer, posted a video on Facebook this morning. Kathy tends to post more cats and stuff from Reddit than sports so I figured there must be more to it than sports. The video is an interview with Nick Foles after winning the Super Bowl where he offers some inspiring words of advice.

This Ain’t No Highlight Reel2018-02-06T13:29:27-06:00

Why I Deleted My #MeToo Status Update

Unless you're living under a rock, you've seen the hastag #MeToo all over social media. Legend has it Alyssa Milano started the trend on Twitter (though it appears she got the idea from a friend of a friend on Facebook so it would seem someone else who isn't a celebrity actually started the trend...). The idea was that if all women/(people) respond to her tweet

Why I Deleted My #MeToo Status Update2017-10-17T17:05:41-05:00

Taking a Social Media Break

I'm going to be taking a social media break. Mostly from Facebook since that is where I waste most of my time. I'm doing it for many reasons, the above mentioned wasting time is a big one, but I'm also doing it because it's not fun anymore. Social media has turned into the Mean Girls table in 7th grade and I hated it then and

Taking a Social Media Break2017-01-23T21:37:37-06:00

Redhead Ranting 2016 Roundup

For your reading pleasure I've put together my sometimes annual Redhead Ranting 2016 Roundup. Every other media outlet does a roundup so I thought, what the heck, I'll do one too! I'm actually surprised I wrote enough this year for a roundup. In fact, I actually wrote and published 60 posts this year, which is my third time high since I started blogging in 2007.

Redhead Ranting 2016 Roundup2016-12-31T10:45:36-06:00

Already Behind on NaBloPoMo

No one should be surprised that I am already three posts behind on NaBloPoMo. I'll get caught up today, and yeah, this one counts. I love the idea of writing everyday but I also love the idea of writing posts that are actually interesting, entertaining or even outrage producing. I don't like the idea of boring people to death. If you like those kind of

Already Behind on NaBloPoMo2016-11-07T08:13:45-06:00

What’s Happening to Our Nation?

If you're like me, you're probably wondering what's happening to our nation? Yesterday, following the killing of Philando Castile, I was moved to go to the protest at the Governor's mansion in St. Paul. I've wanted to write about this issue for a long time, but have never known what to say. Witnessing the peaceful protest at the Governor's mansion didn't help me much. For

What’s Happening to Our Nation?2016-07-08T09:03:57-05:00

Top Five Worst Mother’s Day Gifts EVER!!

Mother's Day is just around the corner so I thought it would helpful to all you people with moms if I gave a quick rundown of what not to get her for that day in honor of her. I'm not talking about macaroni necklaces or hand made cards, those are cherished gifts which moms always love. If you are giving her those things you aren't

Top Five Worst Mother’s Day Gifts EVER!!2014-05-07T09:44:31-05:00

Shelf Safe Milk: Easy and Convenient – Tasty Too!

Even though I haven't written about out trip to the Badlands yet it would have been challenging to find healthy meals on the go, at a reasonable cost, if it hadn't been for shelf safe milk. I am participating in a Milk Unleashed review of shelf safe milk in an effort to get the word out about how safe, convenient and tasty shelf safe milk

Shelf Safe Milk: Easy and Convenient – Tasty Too!2013-08-06T15:51:26-05:00

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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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