- 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
- Objectivity and Taking Sides
July 20, 2014 07:07PM
- I Woke Myself Up While Making
June 25, 2014 12:39PM
- The Top 10 Things I've Always
Wanted to Say -- Marilyn's OC
June 23, 2014 04:15PM
- A Dad is Not About Biology
June 15, 2014 02:25PM
- Life for Young Males in
America's Urban Ghettos
June 02, 2014 06:25PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
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2010. The reason the new
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- “You are such a
delightful writer, Jerry. You
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missed your magnificent
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all the teachable moments
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Once again I find myself riveted by a murder trial that comes replete with sex, lies and videotape. As I write this post I am battling that sense of emptiness that comes when some anticipated something I was looking forward to has suddenly been withdrawn.
The trial of… Read full post »
Happy Father’s Day
to all you papas!
My sister loved this post so much last year, I decided to
repost it in honor of our late Dear Old Dad. It has been
A dad is a guy who tells his daughter how to handle boys. He teaches her the responsibilities of driving a car,… Read full post »
Only those who have started participating in Open Salon recently or who have been genuinely flounced have escaped my probably excessive boasting about my son's role in a new movie based on the best-selling book Moneyball.
Stephen Bishop -- the actor, not the aging musician -- play… Read full post »
Nigger. The most hurtful word anyone could hurl my way? Yes. Should the publisher have made the controversial decision to change the more than 200 appearances of that word to the word slave in Mark Twain’s Adventures of Huckleberry Finn? I don’t thin… Read full post »
The Real Scanner is much better looking than
The Dude, isn't he?
We love you, man!
These have been a rough couple of weeks for the humanoids of America, especially the ones who have genitalia of the penile variety. Schwarzenegger, Edwards, Spitzer, Woods, Sanford…I’ve lost count of all the prominent men in America who have gone woefully as… Read full post »
It never occurred to me. When I made reservations to hold a customer barbecue event at the Archibald Smith Plantation in Roswell, Georgia, I was in full public relations mode. It seemed like the perfect departure from the usual chi-chi cocktail parties and hot hors… Read full post »
Thirteen-year-old Hayden Walton of Winslow, Arizona approached home plate Tuesday with a swagger familiar to any seasoned Little League baseball player. Eyes locked with those of the opposing pitcher, he adjusts his batting helmet, tugs at his twin wrist bands and scratches the home pla… Read full post »
If there were a way for another person to somehow tap into my inner sound track, I would be committed to the nearest psychiatric facility before sundown this evening.
My mind is constantly blaring some form of music unless I am reading, talking or typing on this keyboard. Has… Read full post »
I really AM mellowing with age. No one could have convinced me I ever would twenty short years ago. That was back when I was trying to become all I could be; to keep myself empowered, enlightened, entrenched and employed.
Between the ages… Read full post »
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 »
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