Politics and the emergency room

November 4, 2016


*This is a different version of my blog post I shared with you earlier in the week that will appear in AL.com newspapers this coming Sunday. It gives a little more information from a different sort of view, but still ends with a grateful and healed heart.




Apparently, when you go to the emergency room and mention “pain” and “heart” together, they’ll invite you to stay for a while. That’s what happened to me this past Tuesday, on a day not unlike the days many of you are having.



It started with a stressful morning news show, that I don’t know why I even bother to watch anymore, because their slanted personal opinions on the election override any real news they should be reporting. Then, on my computer, I read political rants from friends, and while I agreed with most of them, the subject itself frustrated me like a pageant girl who’d lost both her baton and hot rollers on the same day.



I was also focused on one of my sons who was preparing to leave on a complicated journey (which I hope to tell you about later), and then to top it all off, I received an email from a woman I barely know, who without invitation nor encouragement, has appointed herself my personal Grammar Nazi and feels compelled to send me unsolicited reviews of my writing. Not in a sugar-coated charming Southern way, but just a bold list. No salutation, or “how ya doin’?” No, “hey, I really liked this, but . . .” I finally had enough of it and . . . click HERE to continue reading the story at AL.com


  • I am so glad that you are better, Leslie Anne! I know that had to be frightening! I understand the anxiousness about the election, it is too much! As far as the “grammar nazi”, she is jealous of your wit and writing skills! Only through our relationship with God can we know that peace, I rest in Him just as you do! Sending hugs, Pam

    • Leslie Anne says:

      Thank you Pam. Avoiding TV news and irritating people until after the election. Maybe longer.

  • Ahh, such wisdom! Focus on the good and true…and Karma, your grammer Nazi while surely get her due…

  • Heavens to Mergatroyd Leslie Anne!!! Bless your heart….LITERALLY! Breath honey, breath……and relax. THAT will take the stress off the ole ticker❤️. Hope you are doing much better. Cheers!?

    • Leslie Anne says:

      Thanks girl. You know how excitable and frazzled-out I get about things! Doing great now!

  • Funny how getting put flat on your back tends to generate serious reflection.

    • Leslie Anne says:

      Yes, almost like that’s the purpose of it all to begin with!

      • At any rate, it’s good to hear things are better!

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