- 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
- I've Gone All Historical (no,
not hysterical!) Today
April 20, 2014 04:35PM
- Technology is Ruining the
March 31, 2014 02:34PM
- L's Latest Dumbass Stunt
March 21, 2014 01:59PM
- Amazon Prime: Still a Great
Value for Me
March 13, 2014 12:39PM
- A Valentine's Day Tale
February 14, 2014 04:52PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Jon, great metaphors.
That is exactly the way I look
stories in the
- “Gerald: There is one
person on the planet who might
to lure me back to
- “I do so wish
Christianity had preserved
some of these
traditions As a
- “Amy, it is clear to me
that you would argue with a
and do it for days
April 19, 2014 03:29PM
- “I was a fan of the show
initially, but because I
April 19, 2014 12:14PM
L in the Southeast's Links
- MY LINKS
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 »
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 »
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