- 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
- Technology is Ruining the
March 31, 2014 02:34PM
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March 21, 2014 01:59PM
- 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
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Amy, it is clear to me
that you would argue with a
and do it for days
- “I was a fan of the show
initially, but because I
- “As a retired hiring
manager, I'd take authenticity
time. Your tearing
- “Argumentum ad hominem
... ad nauseum.”
- “Where is it written that
a wife/woman is supposed to
some guy's underwear
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Open Salon has some of the brightest writers of historical and political perspective I have ever seen in one place. As a student, I despised all forms of history, which also meant that political and/or military science were not on my radar. Since stumbling upon OS last March I have… Read full post »
It has been like this for a while now. I’m watching something on TV or I’m reading a magazine or a book, and before I know it, my mind has taken a side trip to Lord knows where. My attention span seems to be declining faster than the U.S. dollar… Read full post »
My newly acquired husband and I decided to transfer from Chicago to San Francsico in July 1978. Our wedding had been on February 18 of the same year. My 8-year-old, Stephen was already reeling from having another "man" in the house after six years of singing our theme song, “You and… Read full post »
Blankish slates with genetic predispositions
Replicas of mom or dad or no one
Self-involved, demanding little creatures
Aching for a map to get through life alive
Chirpy little sources of endless joy and wonder
Soon becoming surly, churlish teens
Driving cars, experimenting with adultho… Read full post »
My family traditions are grounded in the preferences of my maternal ancestors. Fathers came and went at such a clip; there was never a chance to really incorporate their family customs into our reality. It wouldn't have mattered, anyway, because variations were simply not entertained.
Holiday… Read full post »
Our Silver Sneakers workout was over, thank God. Greta, the trainer, was feeling her Cheerios yesterday, so we seniors paid the price with extra cardio and double weight training.
Sweaty, but exhilarated, with silver locks dripping, I pulled on my hoodie and drove from the athletic club… Read full post »
Yesterday I had a great time with my post That's Annoying! or Oprah Drives Me Crazy. Bernadine Spitznogel liked it so much she asked me to make it an OC. That seemed like a good way to spend our Spamblasted Weekend to me, so let's do it.
While you think… Read full post »
The movie Grumpy Old Men (1993) cracked me up. Jack Lemmon and Walter Matthau were at their character-acting best playing codgers with a life-long beef vying for the attentions of a sexy new neighbor.
I was still in my forties (okay, late forties!) when that movie came out, and I/… Read full post »
Today is Veteran's Day, the official day to celebrate all the brave men and women who have served in the U.S. military. My flag is flying out front in tribute also to those who are not yet veterans; our women and men who are deployed to Afghanistan and… Read full post »
I am propped up in bed watching Matt Lauer do a live interview with George W. Bush. I must be dreaming. If I'm honest, which I always try to be, "W" is getting my attention.
Far from the bumbling, stammering dolt I always thought him to be as a public… Read full post »
DOUGLASVILLE, Ga. --A beautiful young mother is valiantly attempting to stifle her sobs in front of the camera. A photo of her son, a handsome 18-year-old, is flashed on screen. His pale green eyes twinkle above a sweet face as he posed for his senior picture.
When Bobby Tillman… Read full post »
I cannot turn off my thoughts. God knows I want to. I need to just accept what’s happened and let it go. The people have spoken, whoever the hell they are. Their newly elected officials are gleefully calling for a swift undoing of, not just Obamacare,/… Read full post »
A little more than a year ago my son celebrated a milestone birthday. I wanted to do something more meaningful than sending the annual personalized Visa Gift Card, which has always been his all-time favorite gift. After several weeks of attempts at conjuring an uber-creative gift,… Read full post »
We pirate wimmin aren't in the mood to take any flack from spambots. In fact, we wi… Read full post »
I know it may seem like an exercise in futility, but let’s do it anyway.
I know it seems to be a choice between morons and sleaze bags, but let’s do it anyway.… Read full post »
#2, #3 Kody Brown, #1 and #4
World Series Game Number 4 was only periodically interesting to me Sunday night. If I had my way, I would only tune in for the 9th inning for any baseball game. It is, after all, the only… Read full post »
News Flash: Some people are ignorant due to circumstances beyond their control. But most ignorant people actually choose to stay ignorant so as not to confuse themselves and their cherished beliefs by learning the truth.
This morning an online friend, who shares my c… Read full post »
Little children dressed in costumes on Halloween are to me what candy is to them. I love it! Every year I get the chance to see how much my neighborhood kids have grown, and I've known most of them since their birth.
In anticipation of the big day, I began… Read full post »
Joan is the one who always helps the homeless.
Joan is the one who writes like no one else.
Joan is the one whose garden plot is weedless.
Joan is the one who seldom touts herself.
Joan is the one who gets the highest ratings.
Joan is the one… Read full post »
S is for the stupid shit they try to sell and say,
And for the sucky way they just assault us every day;
Strangling out the new posts, screwing up the feed,
Sending us to other site… Read full post »
The United States of America is losing its collective mind! Idiotic decisions under the guise of political correctness is going to bring this nation to its knees while we are still alive and breathing, unless we can manage to get a grip on ourselves.
First Bill O'Reilly makes either a careless… Read full post »
Hair is nothing but trouble. It must be washed, combed, brushed, conditioned, grown out, cut back, thinned out, colored and kept out of one's eyes. We would be so much better off if we just didn't have hair, right?
Uh-uh. That couldn't be more wrong. Hair is a "woman's crownin… Read full post »
The first thing I spotted when I looked up from my reading was a vial being approached by a very large hypodermic needle. The label on the vial read BotulinumToxin Type A. My local TV station was reporting that the FDA had ap… Read full post »
When I landed a job in Public Relations at the renowned University of Chicago in 1972, no one could have convinced me I wasn't the luckiest young single mother in Chicagoland.
Instead of driving 60 miles a day commuting between Downer's Grove, a western suburb of Chicago, and the Souths… Read full post »
Holly rose early Tuesday morning to a glorious, crisp and sun-drenched vision of an October day in Atlanta. When she opened the front door of her perfectly appointed Victorian to get her Atlanta Journal Constitution, she stopped to gaze out over the vast array of centuries-old oaks to chec… Read full post »
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