- 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
- Nice Try, Right Wing
January 21, 2015 02:40PM
- Mr. President: What Were You
January 12, 2015 03:46PM
- Report Card on Selma, the
December 31, 2014 05:38PM
- MERRY CHRISTMAS!
December 24, 2014 11:08AM
- Possessions -- Open Call
December 23, 2014 11:00AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
Refuses to face his
- “OIT, how do we fight
people who allow their minds
poisoned by external
- “When was a Catholic
schoolgirl, I remember being
pissed off by something
- “She's "totes adorbs!"
(ask your daughter) Her
January 23, 2015 04:24PM
- “LOL! I don't even try.
If it's worth doing, it's
in February or
January 21, 2015 08:47PM
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
"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 »
Image from St. Nicholas Center
Dear Mr. Claus:
It has been a very long time since I've thought about you as someone to ask for favors. Our relationship, while it lasted, was magical, wasn't it?
Your indulgence of my childhood dreams of giant, silver-painted trees glowing in ce… Read full post »
There are guys who are notorious for waiting until Christmas Eve at 3 p.m. to rush to the mall in search of a gift for the women in their lives. There are many reasons for this seemingly self-defeating behavior, but I believe the most prevalent reason is pure, unadulterated… Read full post »
Somewhere along the way, I came to believe it is inherently wrong and unnatural to dislike a chi… Read full post »
Our President is on the air, his press conference announcing the Bush Tax Cut Compromise droning on.
Obama's once-youthful face looks drawn and grey, his nasolabial folds deep and pronounced. The toll is being taken. Like all the American Presidents before him, the most coveted jo… Read full post »
While rummaging through 40 years of photographic proof of my existence to locate a photo I needed for my last post, I came across one that screamed for my attention.
You probably see a young mother posing for a professional photograph with her cute little son. The proverbi… Read full post »