- 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
- A Valentine's Day Tale
February 14, 2014 04:52PM
- Woody Allen: Genius or
February 03, 2014 12:43PM
- A Heavenly Chat and a Powerful
Piece about MLK
January 20, 2014 02:13PM
- "Great, Thanks! Yours?"
December 30, 2013 02:35PM
- Christmas is a Feeling...and
I've lost it
December 19, 2013 02:22PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Oh, I'm so happy to hear
about this, LL. Slow is
- “I like staying on topic
as much as you do, Kosh, but
- “DISCLAIMER: I, L in the
Southeast, have read every
word of both posts
March 08, 2014 06:23PM
March 08, 2014 06:02PM
- “I cannot, for the life
of me, figure out what is
here. I would think
March 07, 2014 01:32PM
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
As entertainment goes, Saturday night on TV has become the epitome of an oxymoron. If one is not in possession of the pair of chromosomes that makes a person amenable to watching gigantic men run, jump, pass and collide in a sporting event, the menu on the boob… Read full post »
The act of brushing my teeth triggers some of my most interesting thoughts . I’ve always been rather bored by the task, standing there gazing into the mirror, trying to remember not to skip the lower molars my dental hygienist nags me about. So I allow my vagabond… Read full post »
Canton, GA -- Authorities this afternoon announced during a live press conference that River Ridge Apartments employee Ryan Brunn, 20, has been arrested in connection with the abduction, rape and murder of 7 -year-0ld Jorelys Rivera. The arrest was made at 12:40 p.m. EST.
Georgia… Read full post »
I happened to have flown into the patio door at the Cain’s suburban manse and was hanging out on the wall above the fireplace when the Pizza Man finally made his appearance. Being a fly and all, I’m not very tuned in to politics, presidential campaigns and such, so&nbs… Read full post »
He took the oath they all take. First, do no harm. He spent a minimum of 14 years after high school earning the right to practice cardiology, the most demanding specialty in medicine. He can’t be stupid, so he must be seriously flawed in character.
Judge Michael Pastor… Read full post »
This was a meeting that probably should have… Read full post »
Many people think I’m odd. Imagine that. It’s because I fit into few stereotypes, I suppose. I seldom do what others might expect from an African American woman living in the South with age 65 visible only in her rear view mirror. So, I’m used to it &… Read full post »
It is with deep sadness that I report the passing of the last family-focused American holiday.
Thanksgiving, the annual gathering of families to celebrate the gifts of bountiful harvests, blessings of the heart and the prosperity that enables a sumptuous feast for both the eyes and the body,… Read full post »
“Today's Republican Party may revere Reagan as the patron saint of low taxation. But the party of Reagan – which understood that higher taxes on the rich are sometimes required to cure ruinous deficits – is dead and gone. Instead, the modern GOP has… Read full post »
Do I write because I’m a good writer, or am I a good writer because I write? Am I even a good writer? Am I a writer at all?
Writing, to me, is like fine art. The beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I… Read full post »
Jerry Sandusky, the Penn State dirtbag accused of sodomizing a ten-year-old boy in the locker room shower, is one sick puppy. And by sick I mean the lowest form of human detritus roaming the globe, a predator masquerading as a tender-hearted do-gooder.
Like the majority of the people reading this post, I love books. I devoured as many as I could carry from the public library as a child. I actually read the classics assigned in American and English literature classes; no Cliffs Notes for me. In adulthood, when I/…
I felt the unwelcome signs of impending panic. It wasn’t rational. It certainly wasn’t timely. But there it was.
As often happens when I watch the news, I became emotionally involved as the details of the Penn State molestation scandal were slowly revealed. … Read full post »
Children choose their friends mostly by happenstance, I think. They have no say in where they live or who moves in next door. They are confined by vigilant parents to their front yards or, as they gain some years, to the block on which they live.
Their schools are populated… Read full post »
So, today’s my birthday – again! I don’t mind telling you I am pretty sick and tired of getting older. But, considering the alternative, I have decided a good use of my time would be to analyze myself. It’s okay. It’s what I/…
It was bound to happen. Herman Cain was getting too popular. He was showing some cojones when he aired one of the dumbest campaign ads of all time and succeeded in having every talking head on North America scratching his or her head, true, but talking about Herman… Read full post »
State the desired behavior. Explain precisely what it looks like. Describe completely the consequences of choosing not to deliver. Follow through 100% of the time.
I have written before about Jordan (fictitious name), the pre-teen boy I have been… Read full post »
I have a new hero. I found him in one of the most unlikely places, but I found him and I am smitten.
Meet Jose Rene Martinez, better known as “J.R.“ If you happen to be a soap opera addict, you already know him as the character Brot Monroe… Read full post »
Next to Christmas, Halloween was my favorite annual event when I was a kid. The idea of dressing up and scoring special treats from little known neighbors blocks away from home was thrilling beyond measure.
Since my birthday is only four days after Halloween, many… Read full post »
It has become the question I dread most. It screams judgment and pre-determined disapproval. “How long since you visited your mother?”
From where I sit, that question is based on so many assumptions, any answer I give is guaranteed to make an ass of only me.&nb… Read full post »
My approach to politics hasn’t been blindly loyal since I was a schoolgirl parroting the words I heard my parents and grandparents spouting at supper. Back then, I sounded like a dumbed-down version of the lackluster array of people vying for a spot… Read full post »
Civil rights icon U.S. Representative John Lewis showed up to downtown Atlanta’s Woodruff Park to tell the protesters he stands with them. If he expected to be given special treatment in deference to his immense status in this city, he wasn’t admitting it.
Congress… Read full post »
I hope you weren’t expecting to find pictures of the Keebler elves or a box of saltines in this post. A “conversation” in the comment section of a blog post about the use of racial pejoratives put me in the frame of mind to notice a yard sign in… Read full post »