- 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
- SELMA 50: Commemorate, Yes,
But There is Little to
March 07, 2015 11:45AM
- 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
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Because they are
intellectual lightweights who
notice when they
March 10, 2015 01:26PM
- “Thanks so much, JT. I
just read the first one and
away. I'm glad
March 10, 2015 12:16PM
- “Donna, I suspected you
had a connection to law
and I have no
March 10, 2015 11:37AM
verb (used with
object), verb (used without
March 10, 2015 11:18AM
- “Donna, I'm wondering
where those stats came from --
March 10, 2015 10:50AM
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
I’m thinking it is pretty pathetic to feel as if one has said all one has to say about everything, but that’s how I feel.
My writing get up and go got up and went about two weeks ago. I refuse to believe it has anything to do… Read full post »
I woke up this morning feeling groggy and seriously unmotivated, but I had made a commitment for 10 a.m., and a commitment for me is like an Eleventh Commandment.
It only took the party in my mouth that toothpaste creates to perk me up. Even… Read full post »
I have given her a name. My new constant companion, Multiple Sclerosis or “Eminess.” (Sorry Mr. Marshall Mathers or Eminem)
Sharing my personal business with others has never been a big deal for me. I’d rather be an open book than locked up alone with my own… Read full post »
Atlanta is a city unlike any other I have visited or lived in, at least when it comes to the visibility of poverty.
Chicago has two complete “Sides” almost dedicated to the impoverished: The West Side and the majority of The South Side. People familiar with the layout… Read full post »
Those who know me well understand I spend the vast majority of my time inside my own head. It’ not, I don’t think, because I am self-absorbed so much as I am self-curious and self-driven.
Last week I received the news that there is an 80 percent… Read full post »
You know how every time you go to a different doctor – whether it be for a consultation or a test – the first thing you get is a clipboard full of forms to fill out? God, I hate that. Especially after I found out that all that information was… Read full post »
I’ve just participated in a marathon comment thread on a post by fellow blogger Ron Powell. If you have the time to read more than 250 comments, some of which are worthy of posts in their own right, you won’t regret it. In essence,… Read full post »
Marco Rubio is a good-looking, smooth-talking political animal. He side-stepped the dubious Time Magazine characterization of him as a “savior” deftly enough to put a lid on the jokesters of late night.
Because I prefer to hear both sides of just about any sto… Read full post »
Thoughts twirl and spin. So many topics. So many issues. State of the Union? Who really knows? We really need to care.
Guns are a constitutional right. Why? Some think the government will run amok. Others fear people who are have-nots want t… Read full post »
It’s not that often that I stumble across something that excites me to the point of spending ten bucks to download a music album. Why pay when one can find the same music on Spotify?
Yesterday I was jumping around on the web and came across a complete… Read full post »
It all started when I was about eleven. Being from the suburbs, we didn’t have much need for elevators. Seemed like everything was on ground level back then. Mama took my sister and me to visit one of her work friends in The City. This lady lived in… Read full post »
There seems to be an active and vocal group of people on the political left who have a lot of negative feelings about wealthy Americans. Every time I read a comment on a blog post that asserts some version of “Screw the rich. They are… Read full post »
Isn't’ she cute? Meet 15-year-old Chicagoan Hadiyah Pendleton.
This King College Preparatory High School student had the thrill of a lifetime when, as head majorette, she led the school’s marching band past the reviewing stand where the President of the Unite… Read full post »
Max: “Ms. L, you are not going to believe this, but the headlamp I ordered to replace yours is broken.”
Ms. L: (Long silence, looking quizzically at Max, her official Lexus service professional) "Oh…whaaaat…hahahahahahaha…you have GOT to be kiddin… Read full post »
Like millions of other smitten Americans, I was pretty much tethered to the TV on Inauguration Day. The day was magical, almost as surreal to this sexagenarian dreamer as the first swearing in of Barack H. Obama as President of the United States had been… Read full post »
I did it. Yesterday I completed my quest to see each of the nine movies nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture.
Amour, Argo, Beasts of the Southern Wild, Django Unchained, Les Misérables, Life of Pi, Lincoln, Silver L… Read full post »
Warts and all. That’s the way I like to tell my stories. That’s the way I look at myself and the people I love. There are no perfect people in real life. Just flawed, broken, struggling human beings who make decisions; some good ones, some bad ones.… Read full post »
I fed the beast again today. That would be the one that lures $20 bills out of my shallow pockets each week during Hollywood’s awards season.
I had to see for myself how a movie nominated for the Academy Award for Best Picture could not garner a nod… Read full post »
Keep the Community, Ditch the Site
Open Salon is a community that uses the OS website to stay in touch with a core group of people who enjoy writing and discussing all kinds of topics. We, the writers, are the community; Open Salon is only a platform.… Read full post »
He nods goodnight to the guys with the dark glasses, leaving them to serve as sentries on his front porch.
While stepping across that familiar and long-missed threshold he inhales deeply and slowly sighs it out while he quietly shuts the door. It is 7:30 p.m.
She is already… Read full post »
As we stagger toward the final day of the quadrennial slugfest for the White House, we continue to see talking heads regaling us with stories of undecided voters.
How anyone who has a pulse and is not in a coma could have gotten to this Halloween day without… Read full post »
You already know I don’t think you exist. I really wanted to believe. It would make all the hell we are experiencing on this Earth at least worth it if we knew we would eventually land in a sky-based paradise of eternal bliss.
However, there seems to… Read full post »
It has been said about me that I may be black, but I’m not “black enough.” I might be presumed black, because I don’t look white, but I don’t “think black” and I don’t “act black.”
News flash: I AM black, just as the Pre… Read full post »
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 »