- Atlanta, Georgia, United States
- November 04
- Retired PR Director
- I am a retired Public Relations professional who now writes purely for fun and catharsis. I covered most of my memoir-type pieces in the first three years here. Lately I have dabbled in politics, current affairs, pop culture and movie reviews. Life is my muse.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Thought for Today
February 22, 2015 11:03AM
- Black on Black Crime: Made in
February 16, 2015 11:31AM
- Broken People
February 13, 2015 07:04PM
- This I Will Never Unsee
February 06, 2015 06:11PM
- One Great Cop
February 03, 2015 04:29PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thanks for this, Ted.
Watching this miniature coup
within the GOP is
- “I think you need a huge
pat on the back for getting
those days in a
- “I think it means you
have no opinion at all about
of supreme beings.
March 02, 2015 11:52AM
- “The best part of my
aging in relative solitude is
total control over my
March 01, 2015 04:41PM
- “Law and order. The
mantra of the Reaganites. The
March 01, 2015 12:35PM
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
I added a documentary to my Netflix watch list (streaming) more than a year ago. Crips and Bloods: Made in America. Every time I clicked on that menu to find a movie or show to watch, I skipped over that one, thinking I wasn’t in/… Read full post »
So many broken people suffering behind their screens.
But not just online.
Most people I see on a daily basis are damaged in some way.
Diabetes and Hypertension.
Victims of abuse.
Has it always… Read full post »
OS and the rest of the internet is ablaze with comments and discussions about the immolation by ISIL of Jordanian pilot Muath al-Kaseasbeh and all it implies.
People post links to stories from seemingly reputable sources that put a finer point on whatever his or her own… Read full post »
There has been a lot of chatter on social media about rogue cops, racist cops, crooked cops and cowardly cops who shoot first and ask questions later. Every now and then, someone will post about something a police officer has done that can momentarily change the tenor of… Read full post »
A. J. Calhoun, an Open Salon blogger most of us know, posted the following article from Politicus USA on Facebook earlier this week. I shared the link with others not on Facebook and was encouraged to repost the article here.
I was watching the news unfold in Paris all weekend, horrified and helpless. On Saturday, my friends treated me to lunch and a movie. We saw Unbroken, the new film directed by Angelina Jolie about the Italian immigrant named Louis Zamporini, who became an Olympic runner and… Read full post »
Screenplay: A (Paul Webb)
Lead Actor: A+ (David Oyelowo)
Lead Female Actor: A (Carmen Ejogo)
Direction: A (Ava DuVernay)
It is one thing to watch the news on one’s black and white television set, news that was selected and edited and scrutinized… Read full post »
from LEZLIE and COQUI*
*Pronounced CO-keyRead full post »
After reading Just Thinking’s exquisite post about two white bowls, I got to thinking about all the things that surround me in my daily life and what they mean to me.
Name your oldest possession(s) besides yourself and tell us their stories. You can choose one or… Read full post »
As the conversation continues here on OS about the recent events of homicide-by-police here in the U.S., my mind has been on overdrive, searching for words constructed in such a way that might get the attention of people who insist racism is not the reason or the primary reason for these… Read full post »
This Bill Cosby business has caused me to wonder if I have ever been stupid and put myself in harms way when it comes to the prospect of rape. I suppose one could say I do that every time I leave the house…or open the door to a man… Read full post »
Those of us who are actively advocating for the anti-racism movement are often accused of having tunnel vision when it comes to black people behaving badly. They accuse us of having a “My people, right or wrong” approach to every incident that morphs into a racial divi… Read full post »
“It’s cool being a black man, ‘cuz everybody’s afraid of you.”
My family’s Thanksgiving was destroyed by the greed of AT&T and the Kohl’s Department Stores. We had to postpone it until tonight, so that my sister, her son and her grandson could toi… Read full post »
Take this blog and shove it
I ain't writing here no more
And took all the reasons
I was writing for
You better not try to stand in my way
As I'm walking out the door
Take this blog and shove it
I ain't writing here no more
I've… Read full post »
1. No matter how old a child gets, the child’s mother will worry about him or her until the day she dies.
When my son and his girlfriend were caught by Hurricane Odile while vacationing at the very tip of Baja California, Mexico, I was just as much a hot mess… Read full post »
We've done it!
The project, which was undertaken more than a year ago, by a team of Our Salon bloggers and myself, is finally completed and is now available online.
The ebook contains some things you should know, and some things you can say, when your… Read full post »
Hello, my human’s virtual posse. I would say I hope all is well out there in the ether for you, but I keep up with what is going on here. I know things have been – shall I say – interesting lately.
I wasn’t really paying all that much… Read full post »
I couldn't figure out how to get the embed code, so please follow the link. It's worth the effort.
That would be me. My new best friend Arthur Louis bestowed me and others who believe racism plays a role in American policing and criminal justice with that moniker yesterday.
I have waited an uncharacteristically long period of time to weigh in on the incide… Read full post »
Your venom spews shrilly , day after day
Declaring the ignorance and moral decay
Of any and all who have something to say
That doesn’t exactly see it your way.
So…how’s that working for you?
The names that you call us just fall on deaf ears.
Your snark… Read full post »
I am not known for being indecisive. I have opinions, some of which are pretty strong and non-negotiable.
I am absolutely clear about my stance on:
-- abortion (for it)
-- gay rights (for them)
-- public education (yes. It is the only way to pull people… Read full post »
I consider myself fortunate to be among the few OS friends who doesn’t wrestle with insomnia. I only sleep about seven hours a night, but it is quality sleep.
I have recently noticed that my dream patterns have changed drastically over the years. Back in the day… Read full post »
10. Should we have lunch in Paris or Sydney today?
9 No matter how hard I try, I cannot gain an ounce.
8. I love everybody.
7. Money is no object.
6. No, I won’t marry you, but feel free to shower me with your money.
5. I don’t give a… Read full post »