Lisa Allender

Lisa Allender
Location
Alpharetta, Georgia, USA
Birthday
November 04
Bio
Lisa Allender is an actress and writer who lives in the Atlanta area. Lisa has written many letters to salon, one of which(see "Repubs are Americans; Dems are Citizens of the World") was chosen for a "starred" Editor's Choice. This was in December, 2007....7 months before then-Senator Obama's("Citizen of the World") speech in Berlin! Lisa is thrilled with our new President, and hopes to see great health-care reform soon. Lisa is a charter-member of her local Pax Christi, a progressive Peace and Social Justice group.

MY RECENT POSTS

F YOU'VE NOT SEEN LAST NIGHT'S EPISODE of "MAD MEN", SPOILER ALERT!
Last year, when "Mad Men" 's Don & Betty Draper's little girl, Sally, became so attached to Betty's father, the dottering, senile old grandpa(it was hinted that he might be stricken with what we would now label advanced Alzheimer'… Read full post »

SEPTEMBER 2, 2009 4:43PM

WHITNEY HOUSTON'S LOOK TO YOU.

WHITNEY HOUSTON, AND "I LOOK TO YOU".
Okay, I'm usually a kind person, and I always say kindness as an attribute is far under-rated as a positive trait to possess. But I admit my intentions for turning on "Good Morning America" on ABC this morning, were less than kind. The truth is,… Read full post »

 

Photo of U.S. President Obama in a White House press conference June 16, on the left, compared with a Jan. 12, 2009 handout photo of the same man. The added grey is prompting renewed speculation among Americans that the stress of the Oval Office is already taking a heavy toll on the 47-year-old.

 6/16/09                  1/12/09

Photograph by: Handout, Canwest News Service

 

It's not enough that President Barack Obama has to constantly defend himself on how he'll reform health… Read full post »

JULY 18, 2009 11:14PM

YOU WERE THE MAN, WALTER.

YOU WERE THE MAN, WALTER.

One of my earliest memories is of watching Walter Cronkite, on CBS.
I recall picking up a newspaper in front of our house, when I was only about 4-and-a-half-years-old(in 1962), and seeing a photograph of a beautiful blond lady on the front page. I asked my Mom… Read full post »
FEBRUARY 4, 2009 12:58PM

JURY DUTY: I CAN'T HANDLE THE REJECTION

So once again, I was called up for Jury Duty. An "x" appeared next to my name, which meant I was only on "stand-by" status. Which meant I was supposed to call to hear if my group(number 03) was selected to report. I did, and I was.

When I arrived before… Read full post »

JANUARY 29, 2009 8:49AM

Maybe It Really IS That Simple.

There's an interesting form of rehab going on in Saudi Arabia. "Art Therapy" is being touted as a way for jihadists to overcome their need to demonize non-Muslims, and kill. There has been much criticism of the so-called naivete' of this program, and critics say you can't trade crayons for bombs.
You… Read full post »

JANUARY 19, 2009 3:05PM

ARTS WILL BRING PEACE

It's almost here. Today, we all celebrate what would be the 80th Birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr....What am I doing today? I'm meditating, and praying for a several hours today, for world peace, and for personal guidance--in how I may better serve that goal, in some way, in this… Read full post »

JANUARY 3, 2009 12:33PM

Give Peace A Chance--Make It A Verb!

Why is it that the word "war" can be used as a noun, and also as a verb--as in, "war is terrible.", and "They war with each other, all the time.", and the word peace,  is never used as a verb?I think it's because we accept war as a reality, and… Read full post »

Editor’s Pick
NOVEMBER 3, 2008 1:34AM

REFUSING TO VOTE EARLY.

I know that we are being encouraged to vote early. In fact, I myself sent out an e-mail urging everyone to do so. Being an Obama supporter, in a very red-state (Georgia), voting early is supposed to be a great thing, something that will make it a shorter line on Election… Read full post »

AUGUST 20, 2008 11:20AM

OPEN LETTER TO SENATOR BARACK OBAMA

Dear Senator Barack Obama,

 Please Listen To Me!

You've got everything going for you, EXCEPT this persistent belief that you're not strong on foreign policy, tough enough on terrorists. So, when you select a running-mate, you'll need someone whose credentials are stellar in that regard.

General… Read full post »