- 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
- “But I didn't say "that's
the way it is." I said that's
way it work…”
- “Doesn't sound like much
- “Donna, who exactly
determines how a word is
"meant to be
- “Correction: I love a
person who tells the
- “Just as the word gay has
transitioned into something
than jolly, happy,
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
I'm pretty sure I'm weird. If not weird, then strange or odd. There is no need to try to make me feel better or deny my strangeness.
I've come to
terms with it.
I spend huge amounts of time reading blogs, which gives me a fairly good sense of how… Read full post »
Speak on up,
Speak on out,
Speak the truth
Let it spout.
Let me know
What is right,
How to glow.
Judge me, sure
Grade my work
I don’t mind
I’m a jerk.
When I’m better,
More like you
Then I’ll knowWhat not… Read full post »
Want to watch a politician squirm? Tune into to Meet the Press this morning. Read full post »
Here's a question I'll bet you haven't pondered lately: What would you do if your brilliant and somewhat precocious 16-year-old daughter was dating and becoming serious about a 19-year-old recovering alcoholic?
This was the situation explored on Tuesday night's episode of NBC's dramed… Read full post »
"But at a time when our discourse has become so sharply polarized—at a time when we are far too eager to lay the blame for all that ails the world at the feet of those who happen to think differently than we do—it’s important for us to pause for a… Read full post »
Serendipity happens to me a lot. When it does, I feel as if a mini-miracle has occurred. It happened again today.
Thoughts about the tragedy in Tucson have monopolized my mind since it happened. There has been a wave of inspired writing here on Open Salon, the likes of which I hadn't seen in my 11-month involvement here. It tells me I am not alone as I cast about for an inkling of… Read full post »
Somebody hold me back. No, really. I am about to lose it.
Contrary to some of my friends' opinion, I am not an egghead. Yes, I like to read, and I read a lot. But I'm not above awaking every morning and reaching for my bedside remote control. I usually… Read full post »
The South is pathetic when it snows.
Photo submitted by viewer to 11AliveTV (Atlanta)
I live in the city of Atlanta itself, about two mi… Read full post »
"Does this ciggy-butt make me look cool?"
I sure hoped so. I was still only 17 when I arrived on my college campus, so I wasn't old enough yet to partake of the brewskis served at The Spot to anyone who had reached the magic, oh-so-sophisticated age of 18. … Read full post »
I found myself waiting anxiously Thursday morning to watch the interview between Matt Lauer and the newly discovered Man With the Golden Voice, Ted Williams.
Several days ago, Williams was holding a sign on a freeway, hoping for the kindness of motoring strangers. That morning he was clear… Read full post »
I am no day at the beach. Living with me is not for the faint of heart.
Old and new friends frequently make it known that they don't understand why I have lived alone for the past 26 years. Obviously, they've never been married to me. The one of my two ex-hus… Read full post »
Today I pronounced myself liberated. Today I realized I have completed a transformation I never set out to make on myself. Today I became, not a faux adult, as I had been, but a full-fledged, unadulterated grown-up. … Read full post »
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Another year has come and gone
The tree is down, the drapes are drawn
The revelers have left Times Square
The crystal ball’s no longer there
Although today marks a year brand new
My life’s the same; no dreams came true
The world still writhes in tortured pain
The… Read full post »
I'll be sad before the day is over.
I'll fight it. I always do. I tell myself it's just another night. It's Amateur Night, the night when the crazies get drunk, drive drunk and shoot guns into the air. I'll stay home, where it's safe, try to stay awake long enough… Read full post »
The true story about welter-weight boxer "Irish" Micky Ward as captured in a riveting movie, The Fighter, is definitely not a story about boxing.
Yes, there is plenty of footage of boxing activity: Micky (Mark Wahlberg) training, Micky sparring, Micky getting the s… Read full post »
I have been known to enjoy the company of men younger than I am. There. I said it. Hello, my name is Lezlie, and I am a cougar.
It must be a trait that is carried on some esoteric pair of chromosomes, the number of which I have no… Read full post »
My first Christmas memory is waking in my bed to the ethereal glow eminating from the silver-painted live tree with all blue lights, which wasn't there when I was put to bed the night before. That glow lingered for decades, but is sadly gone now. Maybe I need to drink more on… Read full post »
In the spirit of global unity, if only for this fleeting moment in my mind, I wanted to extend a wish to readers that transcends all differences in culture and ideology. What is it that every human being seeks?&nbs… Read full post »
I have a thing about stuffing, or dressing, as we call it. When it comes to filling the cavity of a Christmas turkey, there is no compromising. If it doesn't taste exactly like my Granny's cornbread dressing, I'll pass.
I've read dozens of recipes t… Read full post »
Sad News From the
Sarah, you murdering moron –
you’d better hope there’s no“foggy Christmas Eve” this year.
You would think they would have said something. Isn't that what grown-ups are supposed to do when they see their children headed to the brink of disaster?
Not our parents.
Not that we would have listened. Our wedding was set for December 17, 1966. That's it. That's all.&… Read full post »