You Can’t Fix Crazy

Who is the person that just irritates the living daylights out of you? Can you see their face? Is it me? Regardless of who it is, we all have people in our lives that are hard to get along with. Sometimes, it feels like they go out of their way just to make life unpleasant…

Finding Joy in January

I’ve caught myself several times over the last few weeks wishing January away. The coziness of a fire at night is nice, but the unwelcome chill that greets us each morning as we trudge toward the bus stop makes me want to dive back under the covers as soon as my feet will carry me…

2021 in Review

I’ve been trying to think of some deep, meaningful words to summarize the past year. The only thing I can come up with is “holding”. It hasn’t been a particularly good year. It hasn’t been terrible either. It’s just been medium. I know. Read the room, Angela. I suppose the absence of tragedy is something…

A Christmas Cure

No matter how compassionate; no matter how dedicated; no matter how well-meaning a doctor is: if the protocol he is following with an acutely ill patient is not the correct treatment for the disease; that patient will still die. So it is with our world, I think. People are searching. They want to know what…

What Book are You Reading?

“So whoever knows the right thing to do and fails to do it, for him it is sin.” -James 4:17 I’ve been re-reading one of my old favorites lately: All Creatures Great and Small by beloved country vet James Herriot. It’s a welcome respite from the constant barrage of bad news; a delightful retreat into…

Sinking Sand, Anyone?

I am not a Vlogger. I get self-conscious about how many chins will show up on camera and about halfway through the videos I’ve done in the past, I end up speaking with a syrupy Southern drawl. Apparently when I get nervous, I channel Paula Deen. It’s bad. Sometimes you just have to stick with…

Sorry Not Sorry

Do you know what I’m over? Listening to people say conservatives are bad people. If it makes you mad that conservatives don’t agree with killing children in the womb, allowing impressionable and developing youth to irreversibly alter their bodies, teaching our kids they’re all racist and probably born in the wrong body, and mandating that…

Fear Factor: 2021 Edition

If you want to find things to be fearful of these days, you don’t have to look very far. As one friend put on Facebook, gas prices were the scariest part of Halloween this year! The world is nuts, everything is on fire, and our clothes are too tight. Just me? But seriously, it is…

Just Thinking Here

2021. The year I’m officially outed as a conspiracy theorist. Or a reality theorist. But whatever. I haven’t come to my conclusions quickly or easily. Who wants to be on the opposite side of “doing their part”? Not me! Contrary to one kind woman’s opinion, I do have a heart and I don’t want to…

Dubya Em Dees

How do you bring a country to its knees? How do you make sure people (smart, logical people!) are so emotionally exhausted and terrified they are willing to lay down their rights (especially the rights of their neighbors) in the name of “safety”? How do you get people to turn on each other so that…