Stuff I Talk About

by Christina Ledbetter

That’s a Rap

Benson has the flu. The real flu. Not the fake crap some people get and claim it’s the flu. He’s currently laid up in bed with a crazy fever and our brown tabby, Funzer, curled up next to him. Speaking of things that are painful… When I was ten years old, my fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Black, announced to the class that we would be celebrating Grandparents’ Day. Family would be […]

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Specifics (of Why I Went Crazy and All)

There’s this guy named Jesse who cuts the grass at the steel shop down the street from my house. He always shouts good morning and then very deliberately looks Cowboy and Chief in the eyes and says, “And good morning to your dogs!” Earlier today as I approached the shop, Jesse waved a folded-up packet of papers over his head. When I got close enough, he left his mower and […]

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Something Crazy Happened That Changed My Life

About a year ago I wrote about being in an odd place, which, looking back, was sorta maybe a more jovial way of describing a mild depression. My cat had died, my book writing work was finished and my elbow pain had yanked any glee from my psyche. And then, something crazy happened, y’all. I should back up. Several years ago, I wrote about (here and here) a new-ish struggle […]

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You Can Buy My Book in Paperback

Remember when I wrote a book and the site selling it went kaput and it was really embarrassing and terrible and I felt like I’d wasted two years of my life working on a project that I couldn’t figure out how to get to the masses? Well, do I have some news for you! But first, let me say that this may be one of those posts where three weeks […]

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Specifics

Ever since that dude stopped me on the side of the road and blamed me for the crisis at the border and hinted that I’d be better off in a pine box, I’ve been keeping a sharp eye out on my morning walks. Here are things I’ve seen: A necktie A water bottle filled with pee A German short hair rolling in a mud puddle A lady and her son […]

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Things That Don’t Make Sense

First of all, on my walk this morning this man stopped me on the street and asked, “What do you think about what’s happening at the border?” We were right beside where a new neighborhood is going to be built and for a split second I thought he meant the border to the neighborhood. Then I realized he meant the Mexican border. I looked around for a while and knew […]

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Salad Plus Fruitfulness

The Bible talks a lot about feasting, which is fitting because I make the best salads you’ve ever tasted. And I realize they don’t mention salads in the Bible, but that’s just because it was written before I was born. So here’s one of my recent favorites. BONUS FOOTAGE: The recipe for fruitfulness, found 2 Peter 1:3-8. And would y’all please memorize this with me?! My neighbor’s horses.

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