- 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
- Affluenza* -- A Rich Boy's
December 16, 2013 01:52PM
- A Bedtime Story for the
Children of the Right
December 10, 2013 12:39PM
- OS JINGLES!
December 07, 2013 10:56PM
- When Nothing Seems Good Enough
December 06, 2013 03:33PM
- The Murder of Hope
November 22, 2013 02:15PM
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Thanks to you, I was able to
myself to justify
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anyone considered this? -- by
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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 »
Okay, at 28 years of age, Sunny, pictured above, seemed to have gotten stuck in a time warp with Tinkerbell as her stylist. And, no, it wasn’t… Read full post »
Danger dressed in black lace
Billowing above the limbs
That will soon become rockets
Landing where they may
Beauty trumps fear
and offers the promise of raindrops
For the crackling landscape
Begging to be slaked
Subtle vertigo-inducing Mo… Read full post »
I am single because it’s easier. It’s as simple and as complicated as that.
If I had a dollar for every time someone said to me “Humans aren’t meant to be alone so you need to find a boyfriend/husband,” I might be able to… Read full post »
As often happens, this post was triggered by a post from another blogger. This time it was Jonathan Wolfman’s Widening Sex-Crimes Scandal @ Air Force Training Command(s).
Power and control are the lifeblood of military life. I know this not from personal experience &nd… Read full post »
That’s what she tells people sometimes. Right in front of me, with a smirk that can be seen from the space station, she says it as if it were carved in stone. And it never fails to break my heart.
It’s been interesting spending my entire life trying to… Read full post »
To hear my mother tell it, I have been “busy” from the moment of my conception. While I gestated over those long nine months, she says, I found ways to interrupt her activities – like sleep – in ways for which she had not been prepared. In… Read full post »
I'm outta here. You might ask "where?" I do not know, and I do not care. #OnTheWayOut
I came to OS in October 2009, mainly because my friendly ex-husband saw Julie and Julia and mentioned Salon.com. I decided the “Open” aspect of OS was exactly what I was looking for, because I wanted to share my experiences with turning 65 right in the middle… Read full post »
Nearly 19 years ago, when I was still working as an AT&T public relations specialist, a monumental corporate-wide brouhaha was sparked by some creative graphic artist who thought it was a good idea to use a cute little monkey talking on a telephone to designate the goliath&rsq… Read full post »
With the flurry of activity anticipating this latest OS Vaporization Theory, many have called for reposts, Open Calls and contingency plans. After reading Matt Paust's letter to Kerry this morning, I got to thinking about what the real currency is for the owners of OS: Page Views.
Let's… Read full post »
“I don’t know, Mark.* Your parents have never even met me, and I’ll just bet they are a little torqued off at you for getting engaged to me before they do!”
“I know, but they’ll get over that. Besides, that’s why I think we s… Read full post »
Just about every morning I wake up naturally between 6:30 and 7:00 a.m. It takes me a few seconds before I realize, once again, that I do not have to get up just because I wake up.
This morning when I clicked on the TV to the just-beginning… Read full post »
Everybody seems to have accepted the term as a way to describe a jerk, a cad, a boor, an asshole or a dweeb.
When was dirtbag – a term I could wrap my brain around, given its obvious reference to the unwashed and disgusting – replaced… Read full post »
A man I’ve never met face-to-face, but whom I adore, said something in his recent excellent post that inspired this essay.
In Stop Your Damned Whining, David McClain wrote, among many other things, the following:
One last thing. Stop being afraid to voice your opi… Read full post »
Suddenly I was driving a vehicle. It must have been a mini-van, because of all the people.
As we drove along I noticed the shimmering surface of water in the intersection, which didn’t make sense because the sun was brilliant and the sky cerulean. Without… Read full post »
S is for the sudden siege of consonants showing on the feed
P is for the positive productivity it prevents
A is for the absolutely asinine attitudes of spam bots
M is tor the mostly moronic messages meted out
I received the following today from an organization I have belonged to for a couple of years. If you are interested in preventing more of the Republicans' dirty tricks in Florida, please read and join in the protest:
An unprecedented attack on the right to vote is… Read full post »
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