- 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
- “It could happen...I
February 27, 2015 08:17PM
- “But I didn't say "that's
the way it is." I said that's
way it work…”
February 27, 2015 04:23PM
- “Doesn't sound like much
February 27, 2015 04:12PM
- “Donna, who exactly
determines how a word is
"meant to be
February 27, 2015 03:42PM
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
Perkier-than-thou Christine O’Donnell has returned from the darkness of shame and rejection to peddle a book she allegedly wrote. Whoever chose the title, Troublemaker, slipped up and told the truth.
I’d like to send a gift to the publicist who decided it would be… Read full post »
- No matter how certain I am that my opinion is the right opinion, there is someone I respect who believes the diametrical opposite with the same certainty.
- When it seems things cannot get any worse, they do.
- When it seems things are hopeless, they aren’t.
- There is alw … Read full post »
l-r: Emma Stone as Eugenia “Skeeter” Phelan,
Octavia Spencer as Minny Jackson, and Viola Davis as Aibileen Clark
As I left the theater this afternoon, my head was swimming with impressions. Get home before all these thoughts disappear. The movie was this clos… Read full post »
A long, long, long time ago, back when I was a very young girl and cars had running boards, there were no junior high schools or middle schools. The Catholic school I attended offered grades 1 through 8, and each of those grades had one teacher… Read full post »
This, my first and completely ignored post on OS, appeared on February 27, 2010. Seems like only yesterday in a lot of ways. I hadn't figured out how to post a photo yet.
Coming Soon: the Toyota Defense
My family and I had just moved to the San Francisco… Read full post »
“… and a little child shall lead them…” [Isa. 11:6, 8-9]
Children are magical creatures. Like cherubic sponges they soak up knowledge at a staggering rate, going from totally helpless at birth to skillful escape artists in a matter of months. They are wh… Read full post »
Like a carousel whose horses have rebelled and taken control over the microchips, the world is spinning faster than I can handle. The momentum is picking up speed and the outcome seems more and more inevitable: I will either be thrown from my underpinnings by the mere… Read full post »
Do you hear it, too? The sound of silence in America is deafening this Sunday afternoon. Shallow breathing and nervous coughs are all that break through while we all pretend to go about our business.
At 5:00 p.m. on Sunday July 31, 2011, the world awaits the announcem… Read full post »
I try, God knows I do. Ever since I made the mistake of writing a blog post lamenting the frequent disregard for the fundamental rules of the English language, I have tried to remain silent while people who should know better assert how badly they feel about this,… Read full post »
unreformable, obstinate, wayward, cussed, obdurate, unrepentant, unregenerate, refractory, perverse, stubborn, contrary, infantile, boneheaded, moronic, meatheaded, infuriating, off-pissing
And these are the nicer adjectives that come to mind when describing the antics of the insufferab… Read full post »
My trendy in-town Atlanta neighborhood is known for its liberal politics, fierce loyalty to the ‘hood and propensity for all things artistic. We have several little theaters, music venues that draw the tattooed and pierced types with crayon-colored hair, and all the arch… Read full post »
Most of the time I won’t allow the thoughts to break through to consciousness. There is a vague sense of them, a nagging little knock at the partition in the part of my brain that controls such things. But these are thoughts that are better left sub-conscious. They are j… Read full post »
In what can only, in my opinion, be blamed directly on government pressure on… Read full post »
I’ve only felt like this once before, and it won’t take long for you to guess when that was. O. J. Simpson’s smirking face at the reading of the verdict in his murder trial should be all the hint you need.
It has been three hours… Read full post »
It was as hot as hell in Atlanta today. No surprise there, but it has been above 90 degrees every day since sometime in May. That's pretty relentless, even for Atlanta.
I opened the door to let Coqui out for her evening relief and a blast of hot, humid air smacked… Read full post »
The moment it was determined for certain who was responsible for the September 11, 2001 attacks on our country’s eastern edges, a switch was flipped in my soul. A surge of an emotion I had never truly experienced before that moment possessed my being.
My… Read full post »
After watching the direct examination of Roy Kronk, the utility meter reader who found the remains of little 2-year-old Caylee Anthony in a Florida woods, I don’t know why any citizen would ever report such a discovery to the police.
Kronk stopped in the woods located within a mile… Read full post »
Lead defense lawyer Jose Baez halted the Orlando-based Casey Anthony trial last Saturday when he requested and got a court order from Judge Belvin Perry to have his client examined by three court-appointed psychiatrists to determine her competency to stand trial. Hmmmm.
Feeling a lot l… Read full post »
abc news photo
Cindy Anthony might have just fallen on the sword to save her daughter’s life.
Cindy is the grandmother of Caylee Anthony and the mother of Casey Anthony. Casey is charged with the first degree murder of little Caylee, her own daughter. T… Read full post »
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 »