- 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
- Amazon Prime: Still a Great
Value for Me
March 13, 2014 12:39PM
- 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
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “This is one of those
times when the left's
- “Kosh: Yeah, I didn't
have you pegged as a shopper,
Watch out and
- “Endings are so very
hard. When they happen we have
wallow in the
- “JL: Yes, the boxes are
kind of a pain, but I just
down and put them
- “OB: De-acquisition is
always on my agenda, too. The
buy are either
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
Mom says the first word I ever spoke was “why.”
I wondered why the sky was blue
And why the rain would change the smell of air.
If money didn’t grow on trees, why not?
Why boys can stand to pee but I cannot?
And… Read full post »
The storm that refuses to die had its way with Metro Atlanta last night and early this morning. We lost three of our citizens last night when they were fatally injured by falling trees. The wind howled and the rain pummeled the parched ground so fast that many cars in certain… Read full post »
You know the type of person who never wants to find herself in the dark about anything other people are discussing? I’m like that. Some might unkindly characterize me as a know-it-all, but I chose to think of myself as up to speed on current events.
Which is why I… Read full post »
The degree of death and destruction in the city of Joplin, Missouri has some media people speculating about the amount of time it will take for the citizens to recover. That discussion is usually geared to the rebuilding aspect of recovery, the time and resources it will ta/… Read full post »
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 »