- 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
- “Sorry -- forgot to
- “I read it, Mark. It is
not difficult for me at all
understand the feeling
- “Foolish Monkey, I'm
going to hire you as my ghost
When you get on a
- “I had to laugh at
Rosigami's comment. It is so
true. Since I
only had one
- “Linda!!!! Still funny
after all these
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It used to be a kind of “family” secret. Before Twitter and Facebook, we were able to keep the intra-community ugliness under wraps, more or less, while we shot each other with poison arrows via the grapevine.
Stacey Dash, star of the 90s hit movie, Clue… Read full post »
The other day I got involved in a Facebook exchange about the Presidential campaign in general, which was triggered by a discussion of the October 3, 2012 debate between the President and Republican nominee Mitt Romney.
I asserted that one of the explanations I’ve heard for President… Read full post »
You’ve seen it on these pages many times. One of our fellow bloggers who writes almost exclusively about current events or politics attempts to lay out for our consideration a solution to one of the world’s diciest problems. And soon someone swoops in and wants… Read full post »
It felt much like one of the school dances we loved to have. These were the times when the squares (nerds,) the hoods (hoodlums,) the social climbers, the brain… Read full post »
…I had just arrived on campus, parents in tow, to begin an adventure that no one in my known lineage had experienced. College.
I have written about some of my escapades during those idyllic four… Read full post »
Events of the times are shutting me down. For nearly three years now I have been spilling my story like a dental patient on nitrous oxide. My not-so-easy childhood, my adventures as an adolescent and a young adult, my heartbreaks and heartaches. I have tried to describe… Read full post »
Loose Lips Sink Ships, a variation of a poster slogan used during World War Two, seems extremely relevant today, albeit in a different sense.
Back then it was a reminder to Americans to watch what they say to avoid giving away strategic war secrets to the… Read full post »
Sont des mots qui vont tres bien ensemble -- The Beatles
Our elegant, statuesque, brainy First Lady knocked ‘em dead last night. I’m still not clear if she was using the prompter or if she was speaking extemporaneously, but one thing I am sure… Read full post »
They were far from rich. They were factory workers, secretaries and postal clerks. They scraped together the down-payment to buy a $7,000 duplex in 1949, proud as can be to be homeowners. They were my family and they adored-- literally adored-- Franklin Delano Roos… Read full post »
As Paul Ryan strode confidently to the podium Wednesday night at the Republican National Convention, my thoughts jumped immediately back to 2004. I had the exact same thought when now-President Barack Obama opened his mouth and uttered his first line from … Read full post »
Sometimes I half expect to wake up from a looooooooong sleep, one that featured a dream lasting for decades. No nightmare I have ever had can hold a candle to the daymares the world faces on a daily basis.
Remember that scene from the movie Private Benjamin (1980),… Read full post »
Ah, Todd Akin. You are such an intellectual lightweight, I’m not even sure you understand what a favor you have done to the Obama campaign.
Candidate for U. S. Senator Todd Akin,( r.,) stood at Paul Ryan’s side as Ryan announced his controversial… Read full post »
When I ran into a neighbor I hadn’t seen in months in the grocery store this past week, she was anxious to tell me how much she enjoyed my son’s role in the 2011 hit movie Moneyball.
“How is your son? You must be soooooo proud of him!”… Read full post »
A right-fighter is someone who struggles to win arguments, even if they doubt their own view. A right-fighter is someone who gets overly emotional or angry when people do not agree with them and their opinions or beliefs. A right-fighter is someone who insists on having… Read full post »
Congratulations on your monumental achievement. That gold medal hanging around your tiny neck is your reward for your hard work and your great sacrifices. Most of us here back home are bursting with pride, as if we did something other than cheer you… Read full post »
It seemed to come out of nowhere. The cooling afternoon thunderstorms we have been getting with unusual frequency were not predicted yesterday.
I was reading OS posts on my laptop when the sky opened and literally poured sheets of rain over our landscape. Rain is… Read full post »
"One in 10 people are highly attractive to mosquitoes," reports Jerry Butler, PhD, professor emeritus at the University of Florida
Lucky me! For once I am in the upper 10% of a category of humans. Mosquitoes are so enamored of my essence, they… Read full post »
I am as mad as a hornet! I could spit nails. Think of any cliché that means being angry beyond all measure and I am that angry.
As I sat typing on my laptop, my Microsoft Outlook email manager flashed an incoming message. It was Breaking News from… Read full post »
Every Monday, Wednesday and Friday morning I wake up and start an argument.
Maybe I’ll just skip the cardio dance class today. My hair looks too cute to sweat.
“Think Nike, Lezlie. Stop your malingering, you twit. Get your ass up!”
That teacher at… Read full post »
All this talk about the Second Amendment to the U.S. Constitution has caused me to do a little research. No one would ever accuse me of being well-versed in the constitution or any of the specific rights affected by the Bill of Rights. … Read full post »
Two twenty-something women went to a trendy new wine bar/restaurant Saturday night. The popular night spot is the most recent upscale dining option in the commercial district of my Atlanta neighborhood Sipping wine and eating tapas is a satisfying way to spend an evening.
A litt… Read full post »
I woke up one morning out of a deep, coma-like sleep. Inexplicably, I felt awash in a sense of newness. Foreignness. Something had changed. Something was different.
I looked at the calendar—Monday, January 21, 2013. Oh yes. Now I remembered. It… Read full post »
As a writer who uses television as white noise, I see a lot of things I wish I hadn’t. I might look up from my reading or keyboard and see on the screen a person behaving so badly in front of a judge, for instance, I just cannot… Read full post »
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