I Only Cry On Thursdays

APRIL 20, 2013 3:28PM



Maybe it’s just me – it usually is – but I’m really not all that impressed.  Immediately following the capture of the second suspect in Boston, the gleeful patting on the back ensued.  “We got him!” was exhorted with jubilance.  Sure, that&rsq/… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 13, 2012 1:49PM

Instant Karma

The good and noble General David Petraeus has apparently gone all in with a woman or two (or maybe more) who isn’t his wife. I wonder if this might not turn into a Tiger Woods moment with women eventually crawling out of the woodwork like termites eating their way through a… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 8, 2012 9:01AM

Circus Tents and Clowns


Post election I’ve heard a lot of talk from political pundits and writers.  But two refrains seem to be repeated endlessly and by an assortment of people – from the Right to the Left.  This isn’t the first time these topics have been analyzed and grumbled over &ndas… Read full post »

NOVEMBER 7, 2012 12:14PM

The Morning After


Although I believe these elections are a sham and a not very humorous joke – I will admit that I went to bed last night feeling rather sickened at the possibility of waking up to a President Romney this morning. 


There’s really only a hair’s width of difference be… Read full post »

OCTOBER 31, 2012 8:26AM

Ghosts Live Here


I grew up in Flushing, Queens, in a detached, side-by-side, two-family home.  My father bought the place for himself and his sister and her family after the end of World War II.  It was a model home for the neighborhood and no one had ever lived in it before (or… Read full post »

OCTOBER 26, 2012 12:11PM

Obama's Problem


Let it be stated clearly, I am no fan of Barack Obama.  That said, he should be doing far better with the voting public than he is.  The fact that this presidential contest is as close as it is, absolutely sends my mind reeling.  Given the lack of substance, decency… Read full post »

OCTOBER 16, 2012 1:11PM

Antisocial Media


People are just not all they’re cracked up to be.  Sure, I like the idea of them…being one with humanity, part of the brotherhood of man.  But the idea is just that.  A concept.  It doesn’t often find sustenance in the world of reality – or maybe ju… Read full post »

OCTOBER 10, 2012 3:49PM

Everybody Loves A Winner


There’s really no hope for this country, I fear.  If there is, it certainly won’t be in my lifetime.  And why do I say this, you might ask?  Well, actually, no one asked, but I’m going to answer anyway.  It’s because you can never, ever underestimate… Read full post »

OCTOBER 8, 2012 3:33PM

Latter-Day Debate Observations


Before the Presidential debate last Wednesday, I had jokingly commented on another blog that my husband and I might do a drinking game during it.  We could take a shot every time someone lied – and that we’d probably be drunk within ten minutes.  If we’d opened a bo… Read full post »

OCTOBER 7, 2012 4:35PM

My Final Meal (Firechick's OC)


God, I love to eat!  However, when it comes to food, I have been afflicted with willpower and self-discipline throughout my life – perhaps due to the former dancer and actress in me.  This is both a blessing and a curse.  But, if it’s my last meal – I’m g… Read full post »

OCTOBER 3, 2012 2:03PM

Stop Yelling At Me Sam


Recently a bunch of celebrities have taken to the airwaves to encourage or bully us into voting.  Well…not just vote in general, but vote specifically for Obama.  This is despite the fact that there are several interesting third party nominees to vote for – Rocky Anderso… Read full post »

OCTOBER 1, 2012 2:48PM

I Blog Therefore I Am



I began my blog experience on Open Salon back in 2010.  My reasons for starting it were both simple and complex.  One factor was that I felt somewhat invisible in the world around me, and writing and posting my thoughts and my little memoir was a way to materialize… Read full post »

OCTOBER 24, 2011 1:38PM

What's Eating Johnny Depp?


All hell broke loose for Johnny Depp a couple of weeks ago, with an interview he gave to Vanity Fair.  In the article, he stated his strong dislike for photo shoots - standing in front of a camera and posing made him extremely uncomfortable.  And that’s when Johnny stuck his/… Read full post »

MAY 2, 2011 2:02PM

Star-Spangled Jingoism

It’s somewhat disturbing to me that so many liberals and progressives that I normally see eye-to-eye with, today I am at cross-thoughts with.  Instead of a sober and multi-faceted reaction to the recent killing of bin Laden, people are whoopin’ it up in jubilation.   &ldquo/… Read full post »

APRIL 25, 2011 4:02PM

Wedding Bell Blues


I’ll be the first to admit that I tend to come in late – if at all – to whatever is brewing in the national cultural gestalt.  I didn’t watch Seinfeld until it was in reruns.  I’ve never watched American Idol or pretty much any other reality-type televis… Read full post »

APRIL 21, 2011 12:05PM

Let A Smile Be Your Umbrella



I’ve never understood the vigorously optimistic among us.  Not that anyone has asked – but I am generally a lot of fun to be around, or so I’ve been told.  I love to laugh and do so often.  I have a pretty wicked sense of humor and generally speaking, I&r… Read full post »

APRIL 18, 2011 3:10PM

The U.S. of Debt and Bondage


I’m not a fan of numbers or math.  Although, I do like the digits 3 and 13 – they go with my personality – not evenly divided.  Anyway, on a daily, droning basis, it’s reported that college loan debt is over $800 billion.  There’s about $800 billion… Read full post »

APRIL 15, 2011 4:02PM

Hitting the Ceiling


Finally the latest Washington D.C. budget conflagration has died down into simmering embers.   The smoldering wood chips I smell are the recently revealed bipartisan cuts in the deal – programs that help the poor, sick, old, disenfranchised and polluted.  Despite all this… Read full post »

APRIL 13, 2011 2:27PM

Yankee Doodle Misfit


Recently, Glenn Greenwald wrote a terrific piece – “Obama and American Exceptionalism.”  The article primarily concerned political commentators lauding Obama’s attack on Libya and the stars-and-stripes speech he gave announcing this new battle.  Apparently the… Read full post »

APRIL 11, 2011 3:36PM

Gotham City


There’s been a lot going on recently in our nation’s capital.  A real on-the-edge-of-your-seat suspense thriller – or at least the corporate media and the politicians they serve think so – over the funding for the rest of the budget for this year.  It came dow… Read full post »


It takes all kinds – or so I’ve been told.  I suppose that the earth is large enough to provide room for a wide variety of people – all equipped with their particular array of quirks, eccentricities and whatnots.  Recently though, I’ve become totally appalled… Read full post »

MARCH 11, 2011 2:52PM

Time In A Bottle


This has been going on for a couple of years now – and it really has to stop because it’s getting on my last nerve.


March 9, 2011 – The New York Times – editorial –on the GOP budget bill -


“It is time for the President…to reject their tact… Read full post »

MARCH 7, 2011 2:21PM

Chump Change


I’ve been reading that food prices are going up – yet once again.  And I don’t even have to read about it to know that ExxonMobil and Chevron and the rest of the oil companies are on their gluttonous way to racking up some more fast cash at the gas… Read full post »

MARCH 1, 2011 1:59PM

Oscar Story


We didn’t watch the Oscars on Sunday.  Instead we were in the middle of watching the Ken Burns documentary on baseball that I had recently taped.  Somewhere along the way though, I paused the tape and watched a few minutes of the awards show.   I tuned in at the momen/… Read full post »

FEBRUARY 28, 2011 11:46AM

Those You've Known


He would have been 97 years old today.  If he were still alive, he probably would have been a frail shell of the man he’d been in his youth, or even later on in his life when I’d known him.  Constant trips to the doctor, or perhaps a nursing home/… Read full post »