Veronica Baugh

Veronica Baugh writes from the south side of Chicago.

Recent blog posts by this author

Why I Chose a Liberal Arts Major

This August, I leave for my freshman year at a school called Thomas Aquinas College. I’m pretty excited about my choice. It’s in California, it’s gorgeous… and you probably haven’t heard of it.   I would love to talk to people about it,...

How to Do Well at a New Job – in Five Easy Steps

Can we please talk about how utterly awful starting a new job can be?   No matter how wonderful your new coworkers are, how wonderful and understanding your new boss is, or how appealing your improved salary looks, the fact remains that,...

Three Ways Getting Up at 5:30 a.m. Has Changed My Life

Over the course of the past few months I made a drastic life style change: I am getting up at 5:30 a.m. instead of sleeping until 9 a.m. Lots of coffee was involved. But on the whole, the innumerable benefits I’ve experienced from early rising have...

Three Reasons Flawed Capitalism Is Still Better Than Perfect Socialism

A video clip of a military vehicle driving headlong into a crowd of innocent civilians keeps replaying itself in my mind. This happened in ‘socialist’ Venezuela. This South American country was once one of the happiest and richest countries in...

Former Navy SEAL Suggests 3 Reasons Young People Are Buying into Socialism

Recently Texas congressman and general uber-mensch Dan Crenshaw made an appearance on a Sunday talk show.   After arm-wrestling and talking for a long time about the former Navy SEAL’s own journey in politics, Crenshaw was...

Lin-Manuel Miranda's Solid Advice for the Holidays

Lin-Manuel Miranda is about as liberal as they come. As a major Broadway star, a rising Hollywood actor, and a frequent pop-up on all manner of late-night talk shows and channels, I guess that's the natural path for the poor dude to follow....

3 Weird Things That Are 'Triggering' People This Holiday Season

The commercialism of Christmas is obvious and, sadly, inevitable. With the grand kickoff that is the ever-ironic Black Friday shop-a-thon, commercial Christmas has a roaring start, a solid middle (built on holiday guilt and anxiety), and an equally...

Horror Movies Are Good for Your Soul

I’m not a fan of the horror genre.  By “horror genre” I not only mean horror movies, but also haunted houses, supernatural hayrides, scary books, gross Halloween costumes, and “hey, I heard a noise downstairs can you che—" No. The answer is no...

C.S Lewis Explains the Best Way to Handle Change

With college just a few months ahead of me, I can’t wait for the “best years of my life” that everyone talks about to finally begin.   Not to be dramatic, but if college doesn’t live up to the wild expectations that you, society, has...

Three Ways We ‘Screwtape’ Our Families

The Screwtape Letters by C.S. Lewis is quite possibly one of the scariest books I’ve ever read.   Not that it’s at all “scary” in the typical sense of the word. In fact, although the collection of letters is written as though it were...

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