- 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
- Christmas is a Feeling...and
I've lost it
December 19, 2013 02:22PM
- Affluenza* -- A Rich Boy's
December 16, 2013 01:52PM
- A Bedtime Story for the
Children of the Right
December 10, 2013 12:39PM
- OS JINGLES!
December 07, 2013 10:56PM
- When Nothing Seems Good Enough
December 06, 2013 03:33PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Well stated, Kyle. You
have put your finger on what
me most about this
- “"Equal to" means "the
same as." Men and women are
- “I'm not sure I
understand the point you're
making. Are you
- “I was wondering how
Steve was doing! Thanks for
I'm so happy to
- “I saw this on this
morning's news show. Great use
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
She gave me the name Coquette. I thought that was kinda cute, even though I had no idea what it meant. I heard Her telling somebody it was the perfect name for me because I was such a tease. See, I’m not too keen on people putting their filthy hands on… Read full post »
Like eyelashes on a frog, no amount of “official statements” declaring ther… Read full post »
The thing about a home town is its randomness. I could just as easily have been born to a different family in a different city in a different country. Sometimes I think about how lucky I was to be born me instead of, say, the unwanted child of a Romanian peasant… Read full post »
I sat sanctimoniously sucking my teeth in disgust at Arizona, and damned if I’m not living among the same brand of muck.
The legislators of the Grate (sic or sick, take your pick) State of Georgia in their obstinate wisdom have passed a law that mimics the details of Arizona’s… Read full post »
I’m sort of watching the View. It’s what I do when I return from Silver Sneakers, along with firing up my laptop, eating something and playing fetch with Coqui. Yes, I am a multi-tasking maniac.
Something broke through the fog that is my consciousness just now, causing me to… Read full post »
I was under the impression that older people are supposed to be set in their ways. They have figured everything out and are willing and able to tell youngsters how things should be done.
I find myself instead spending a lot of time examining my own reactions to things I… Read full post »
The delivery man had the wrong address on his invoice, so he was calling my phone to see if I was home. When he finally found me, he handed me a gorgeous rectangular glass vase filled with crimson roses with/… Read full post »
I have a friend who cannot have children. Her gorgeous body took her on a wild trip when she was thirty-something and when she reached her destination she had undergone total ovarian failure. Her way of dealing with this tragic outcome has been, I think, to believe… Read full post »
December 23, 1776
THESE are the times that try men's souls. The summer soldier and the sunshine patriot will, in this crisis, shrink from the service of their country; but he that stands by it now, deserves the love and thanks of man and woman. Tyranny, like hell, is… Read full post »
The state of the United States Presidency on any given day can be turned on its head in a matter of seconds. One minute, the President is said to have done nothing of importance by his detractors. The next, he takes the podium in the White House… Read full post »
It was one of those days. Monica had done battle most of the day with the general contractor she hired to direct the kitchen remodel. Murphy’s law had camped out on her family room LazyBoy, apparently, because everything that could go wrong did go wrong that day.
After she pu… Read full post »
Caricature by Euan MactavishFor the first time in my adult life, I am ashamed to be an American. Yes, that is a parody of the First Lady’s earth-shaking comment made during the Obama Presidential campaign, so sue me. Just as she was being honest and sincere when she/…
I was just over on Politico.com reading Friday’s daily debate thread which discusses whether or not the upcoming royal wedding is a waste of money. Opinions from political pundits ranged from calling the wedding a welcome diversion from the barrage of negative news (Former New Mexico gove… Read full post »
I call it the light-bulb moment. That split second when someone I am teaching or training suddenly moves from confusion to oh-I-get-it. The brow unfurrows. The eyes twinkle with the light of understanding. The smile lights up the room.
The middle-… Read full post »
Life can get pretty mundane for a retired single woman with little or no life. When walking the dog is the highlight of my day, as it will be today, something as insignificant as finding somebody’s shopping list lying face-up on an Atlanta sidewalk can be inspiring!
Many's the man who has been relegated to holding his woman's purse on his lap while she tries on clothes. They have no doubt wondered why women can’t just carry their shit in their pockets like men do. Wouldn’t life be a lot simpler for her if she did?
Sure,… Read full post »
“This eight-grader named Sebastian tried to sell me pot when I mistakenly sat in their section of the bus at the beginning of the year.” Jordan was in the midst of telling me why he was so frustrated and distracted when he showed up Tuesday.
A butterfly flits, bush to bloom
I spot it in my outdoor room
All my thoughts of gloom and doom?
A neighbor’s toddler screams my name
I turn… Read full post »
Kunta Kinte, Alex Haley’s fourth great- grandfather and the central character of his novel and subsequent TV series Roots, couldn’t possibly have predicted the effect his lif… Read full post »
I’m five years old and waiting for Christmas to come around. Why is it taking so long? Why does everything take so long? I can’t even remember my last birthday, it was so long ago. How many more days before Santa Claus comes, Mommy?
I’m ten years old and wai… Read full post »
Being an introvert and all, I don’t get bored often. Months can go by without me once feeling lonely or starved for attention. That’s what my fluff-ball dog Coqui is for. Last night was no exception. I had no need to call attention to myself.
Speaking of Coqui, sh… Read full post »
There are so many stories chronicling severe, even heinous, mistreatment of children at the hands of parents. There are horrific tales of incest, child molestation, emotional abuse, physical abuse and child murder.
Examples of monster parents seem to be everywhere, at least to hear… Read full post »
The classroom was atwitter with the chatter of children from 6 to 12 years old. It was an experiment in education, that classroom. Each child was receiving individualized instruction, based entirely on their progress, not their age.
I looked over… Read full post »
Sarah Palin did it again the other day. In her oh-so-serious comments about President Obama’s address to the nation on Monday, Marc… Read full post »