- 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
- A Valentine's Day Tale
February 14, 2014 04:52PM
- Woody Allen: Genius or
February 03, 2014 12:43PM
- A Heavenly Chat and a Powerful
Piece about MLK
January 20, 2014 02:13PM
- "Great, Thanks! Yours?"
December 30, 2013 02:35PM
- Christmas is a Feeling...and
I've lost it
December 19, 2013 02:22PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I cannot, for the life
of me, figure out what is
here. I would think
- “I understand why Kosh
feels the need to defend the
- “Yes, Amy, you are quite
right. I chose the wrong words
convey what I was
March 06, 2014 11:11PM
- “I have always
interpreted freedom of
religion as the freedom
March 06, 2014 07:55PM
- “I have always been
insulted by that word,
of the po…”
March 06, 2014 07:33PM
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
Our eyes met while we both stood in line at the supermarket deli. I recognized him instantly, but wasn’t sure he’d remember me.
His handsome face was slightly more lined, which only made him look that much more virile. The thick, wavy black hair was graying aroun… Read full post »
I’ve just finished reading the Open Letter to Woody Allen that was written by his adopted daughter, Dylan Farrow.
I have no doubt at all about her story. I just saw a comment on Facebook that said we ought to wait until the truth is determined before we… Read full post »
Date: January 20, 2014
Place: Heaven or a reasonable facsimile
Martin Luther King glances over at Malcolm X. From their fluffy perch in the clouds, they were both watching as MLK’s holiday played out.
Malcolm: I don’t know, Martin. It doesn’t lo… Read full post »
A Facebook friend of mine posted that sign yesterday. This morning, a neighbor who was driving past me and my dog Coqui stopped, lowered the window and shouted “How was your Christmas?”
“Great,” I lied. “Yours?”
&ld… Read full post »
Little L would lie in bed and wait for it: that magical feeling that started right after Santa Claus finally brought up the rear of the Macy’s Thanksgiving parade.
The anticipation of things to come was like a drug to Little L. She loved the&nb… Read full post »
Now I’ve heard everything! He did it because his family is too wealthy to teach him any better.
Sixteen-year-old Texan Ethan Couch killed four people last June when he crashed into them at 70 miles per hour, having a blood alcohol level three times… Read full post »
Once upon a time, hundreds of years before now, there was a land far from here called Europe. This land had many kinds of people. Some had very white skin, some had pinkish skin, and some had skin that caused the color of olives to come to mind.… Read full post »
Jingle bells, OS smells,
Like the good old days.
Open Calls are back again
And the gang is out to play.
Smashing through the angst
In the name of Christmakkuh,
We all give our thanks
For fun… Read full post »
A dear friend’s husband died last Friday. She and I worked together when I lived in California. My husband and I bought a home in the same town she and her husband lived in when we met.
PJ is such a special woman. She earned her Ph.D. in… Read full post »
So many of my fellow writers here are much younger than I. Some terrific essays have been posted in the past few days, but most of the true memories of the day John F. Kennedy was slain have been from those of you who were in elementary… Read full post »
It appears the simulated violence in video games is no longer exhilarating enough for some urban teenagers. There’s a new game in town that is all the rage among seemingly asocial posses of thrill seekers. They call it Knockout.
The object of the game? To see if the te… Read full post »
At first glance, I’m pretty sure I look like a real girly-girl. I admit to paying meticulous attention to my public presentation – clothes must fit, hair must be neat and the melasma spots on my cheeks concealed. And I never leave the house without earrings! … Read full post »
In a recent comment in a thread on Open Salon, one of the familiar right-wingers described Medicare as a “fiscal disaster.” My first inclination was to ask him to back up that statement. That, after all, is what he would have said to me had I made… Read full post »
I don’t usually attend meetings anymore. I hate them. Nothing much ever gets accomplished and I have grown weary of watching people lie to my face. I prefer to get my lies indirectly; i.e., from the media.
Last night was different, though. My county has run into… Read full post »
What’s up, blogsters? Coquette “Coqui” intheSoutheast here. You might remember me – I’m the cutie pie pooch in the pictures in her banner, above.
L has been having quite a dry spell as far as writing is concerned.&n… Read full post »
A regular reader of my blog recently sent me an email, asking if I am okay. He hadn’t seen a post from me since September 23, 2013; quite a departure from my tendency to weigh in with a rant or two during times of national political turmoil.
I threw caution and many hundreds of dollars to the wind this past weekend. When longtime OS friend Amy Abbott suggested I fly to Washington D.C. for the meet-up she was planning in concert with OSer Jonathan Wolfman, my first reaction was “I can’t afford to… Read full post »
My carcass has been parked on this very spot since noon today. Four hours later, two of the world’s top tennis players, Novak Djokovic (Serbia) and Stanislaus Wawrinka (Switzerland) are lurching about the Arthur Ashe court in New York City, still battling through their utte… Read full post »
I’m so confused. Here are a list of questions I have about the crisis in Syria that I have no conclusive answers for:
1. The U.S. government is swearing they are positive it was Assad who authorized the nerve-gas attack on his own people. Do they really know… Read full post »
I am up in years. I can’t deny that, but the recent release of Lee Daniels’ The Butler really makes that fact take on a bold headline.
No, unlike the subject of the movie, Cecil Gaines, I wasn’t born on a cotton plantation. I didn’t stand out in… Read full post »
*my name for my recently diagnosed Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
As a general rule, Americans don’t much appreciate conversations about bodily functions. Have you noticed? I know I don’t…or didn’t.
I’ll never forget the first time I saw a commercia… Read full post »
I have recently entered a period of mourning. There has been a death in my spirit. It was a slow and periodically painful demise, sometimes interspersed with generous periods of joy and celebration.
Like MS,the disease that has visited my body off and on for decades, my spiri… Read full post »
All of the above has happened since Friday. Am I being tested?
Two weeks ago my landlord decided to have the air conditioning unit serviced for the first time in three years. I had never had any problems with the AC.
As is usually the case,… Read full post »
George Zimmerman is the kind of man who needs a gun to compensate for the things he lacks. Objectivity. Courage. Athleticism. Self-Awareness. Honesty.
The gun, to the GZ’s of the world, is the great equalizer. “I might be a wimp, but I have a gun, so I&rsqu… Read full post »