I’m Sorry, Ms. Jackson, I Am For Real.

This past week many of our jaws hit the floor when Supreme Court nominee Ketanji Jackson iterated that she could not, in response to Senator Marsha Blackburn’s question, define what a “woman” is, because she’s not a biologist. Umm… We all know she was just trying to skirt the question (pun intended). Ketanji Jackson knows…

Yes, We Can

There is very little we can actually control. I think we all feel the truth of that these days; as we watch yet another catastrophe unfold; as we hear of loved ones gone far too soon; as those leading our nation seem to be, at best, asleep at the wheel. And people are so stinking…

What Does Your Sign Say?

It’s the cause we read books about. It’s all over our podcast line-ups. It’s reinforced by the influencers we follow on Instagram. And man, oh man, somehow we always end up steering the conversation there! We can’t get enough! It’s not just us. It’s all over! It’s evidenced by the wide variety of signs we’ve…

The War Zone

Can you feel the ground shaking under your feet? Do you smell the ever-present smoke, acrid and thick, making it hard to breathe? Can you sense the enemies that encircle you like a malevolent vapor, like a cold fog in the damp woods, bringing on an uncontrollable shiver? Do you hear the people screaming as…

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…

Making Room for More

I’ve never been what you’d call “outdoorsy”. I think nature is beautiful, but don’t ask me to camp. I don’t do bugs. I don’t enjoy peeing outside. I’ll hike to get some exercise and take in some scenery, but I don’t feel the need to commune with the woods any longer than I have to….

What to do in 2022

I am cautiously optimistic. I say “cautiously” because if there’s anything these past two years have taught us so far, “expect the unexpected” is at the top of the list. Is the latest, milder Greek letter a trend in the right direction to end this thing once and for all? Some experts seem to think…

This Bugs Me.

Crickets. The sound you (don’t) hear when you voice a thought and people are too polite to tell you they think you’re an idiot. Not that that’s ever happened to me. Friends. When we lose the ability to have respectful discourse on matters where we disagree, we lose authentic relationship. Either I’m holding back my…

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…

It’s a Wonderful Life (or it can be!)

I just watched “It’s a Wonderful Life” for the first time last night. I know, I know. I think the opening scene with blinking stars talking to each other put me off enough to change the channel in the past, but they were talking about how…wonderful…it was on my favorite podcast so I decided to…