- 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
- Nice Try, Right Wing
January 21, 2015 02:40PM
- Mr. President: What Were You
January 12, 2015 03:46PM
- Report Card on Selma, the
December 31, 2014 05:38PM
- MERRY CHRISTMAS!
December 24, 2014 11:08AM
- Possessions -- Open Call
December 23, 2014 11:00AM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Yep, I would have
laughed...not AT you, but with
course. Those waves
- “Mazel tov, Jon!”
- “Algis, what the heck did
you just say?!?!? Our DNA is
Our race is
January 26, 2015 12:00PM
- “UC, if Chris Rock found
out you were using his true
a shield for your
January 26, 2015 09:52AM
Refuses to face his
January 25, 2015 11:04AM
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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 »
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 »
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