- 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
- With Apologies to Johnny
Paycheck and David Allen Coe
October 03, 2014 03:31PM
- 5 Lessons I've Learned in the
Past 30 Days -- Kitd's OC
September 30, 2014 05:42PM
- "Talking to the Wall"-- our
eBook is now online
September 21, 2014 07:47PM
- Living With L
September 07, 2014 01:05PM
- The Truth about American
Wealth Inequality --
August 23, 2014 05:18PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “OIT: I'm not surprised
that's how you feel. I've seen
take more crap than
October 03, 2014 08:03PM
- “LOL. That Emmerling
fella is everywhere these
days. You have
October 03, 2014 07:39PM
- “BTW, Tom, thanks for the
oh-so-gentle correction of my
October 03, 2014 05:29PM
- “I have to admit, your
speed in this thing is scaring
because I don't
October 03, 2014 05:12PM
- “Serendipity is so
October 03, 2014 04:12PM
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
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 »
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 »