- 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
- Objectivity and Taking Sides
July 20, 2014 07:07PM
- I Woke Myself Up While Making
June 25, 2014 12:39PM
- The Top 10 Things I've Always
Wanted to Say -- Marilyn's OC
June 23, 2014 04:15PM
- A Dad is Not About Biology
June 15, 2014 02:25PM
- Life for Young Males in
America's Urban Ghettos
June 02, 2014 06:25PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “I have no words, no
poem, no grief-defying tips.
We are all
saddened by your
- “Maybe it will all look
better in the morning. I sure
- “I'm pretty sure the
average Israeli AND the
- “This reminds me of
earlier times, when "getting
it on" was
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
Two days ago there was a hard freeze in Atlanta. It was the first freeze of the season. The bubbling fountain on my patio froze solid, threatening the survival of the clay pot that holds its water. The robins came… Read full post »
A couple of recent lessons in humility have weighed on my mind for the better part of a week now. It is my nature to detest making what are normally called faux pas; those lapses in social consciousness that find us saying things that are offensive to another… Read full post »
The first bloom on my camellia is a spectacular double flower. Although I have lived in Atlanta for nearly 19 years, the arrival of these showy blossoms never ceases to surprise me. The next photo will undoubtedly be a loaded tree with a dusting… Read full post »
born December 26, 1970
It is easy to understand why people born around Christmas feel they get cheated. We were derelict in our desire to celebrate every birthday possible. So, here’s a cake just for you:
&n… Read full post »
The Year of the Dumbass has almost ended, thank the Fates. 2011 has been a year of bountiful idiocy, served up in every category of life on Planet Earth. Never in history has the list of laughable lunacy competed in length with the laudable and annually lauded… Read full post »
Lezlie, Stephen and Coqui
wish you the peace this
scene exudes, now and for
the coming year.
I have come to enjoy these times on OS when there is no danger of getting an EP or a dreaded Salon cross-posting. We can just write whatever comes to mind and have a kind of free-style, interactive sandbox experience.
Today I’m issuing an open call. Here’s the premise:… Read full post »
‘Twas three nights before Christmas, with time running out;
And the Congress was deadlocked, resolution in doubt.
The plane rides were ordered, the Christmas break called.
The Senate was screaming that they were appalled.
The people were jumping right out of ther… Read full post »
I’m afraid I might regret the gift I sent my mother for Christmas. There is no question she will absolutely love it and gush over it for days. But within that gift is something she might have noticed, but probably hasn’t, that could cause her some degree of emotional… Read full post »
That was most decidedly… Read full post »
Well praise the Lord and pass the ammunition! Some scientist has finally put a label on a Kardashian that we can all grasp. No, it’s not “annoying!” Well, yes it is, but that’s not the word I’m going for here.
Kim Kardashian is a poster child for a… Read full post »
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The blue glow shining in the foyer at the bottom of the stairs signaled the official arrival of Christmas . When my sister and I had put ourselves to bed far too early the evening before, there was no sign inside or outside… Read full post »
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/…