- Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA
- March 26
- Single mom. Master's degree in Social Work. Activist, feminist, proud liberal, environmentalist, organizer and advocate for the least among us.
MY RECENT POSTS
- This Feeling
November 18, 2010 07:49PM
- The Angels Amongst Us
November 17, 2010 01:03AM
- Why is Life So Dammed Hard?
November 07, 2010 03:38AM
- Death Came Knocking Today
November 01, 2010 06:10PM
- Happiness and Bliss (All
October 31, 2010 04:27PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “Thank you for you
comment. I am sorry that this
visits you. It has to
November 18, 2010 09:03PM
is an angel inside me, it is a
November 18, 2010 11:48AM
- “Thanks guys for reading
and commenting. Yes, we need a
more just like
November 17, 2010 12:59PM
- “I completely agree with
every single word that wrote.
are people going to
November 07, 2010 02:40AM
- “FusunA and
You guys are so
sweet and kind. Thank you so
November 07, 2010 02:35AM
This feeling comes over me without warning and I can’t explain to myself what it is. I try to sort through it and pick an event or thought that could have made it happen. I never can. It’s like fear, anxiety and guilt all wrapped up in a sticky, snarling, mocking… Read full post »
I know an angel. I think he may be an odd angel because he does really amazing things for people and then sometimes he doesn’t come through on time. Perhaps that is part of his disguise. It’s hard to discern because I don’t have access to the angel handbook. You know… Read full post »
I hate to complain so much, but I really am starting to wonder WTF? I am a good person. I try very hard to be kind and caring to others. I am the person who waves you through the four way stop. I am the person that picks up other people’s road… Read full post »
I awoke to the sound of my phone ringing. The caller did not beat around the bush, “Rodney’s dead. His girlfriend found him on the living room floor about 7:30 this morning. They don’t know how he died the coroner is going to determine the cause of death”. I see him… Read full post »
This is my response to a friend who teased me about my previous post which was very dark and probably disturbing to some. I hope this makes him feel more comfortable. BTW he’s an idiot:)
I am so flipping happy every day that I am wondering if I… Read full post »
I suffer from clinical depression and have for 20 years. I have to take medication to stay alive. The medication keeps me from killing myself, but doesn’t completely relieve my symptoms. I have been on many different meds and they are all the same. They… Read full post »
I write of melancholy and questions that have yet to be formulated. I write of losses and dreams, weary eyes that have seen to too much and aching ears that have heard too much. I write of a sense of impending heartache and loss. Lost in these thoughts of confusion and… Read full post »
You don’t have to be black to be harassed by the police. It happens all the time to people of all races. I am a white female. The following is my story that changed my view of the police forever. I am now terrified of them and would never question… Read full post »
I have been praying to win the lottery for a long time. Yesterday, I prayed extra hard and explained in great detail how I would use the money. I would buy myself a new house, help some family members and give the rest to the needy. I promised that I would/… Read full post »
I heard this term on NPR the other day it jumped into my mind and made me think how wonderful it is when karmic justice happens in this lifetime. I know that there will be karmic justice when all of our lifetimes are over, but being an impatient person, I want/… Read full post »
God Bless Barack Obama. I want to share with OS readers how much I appreciate our new president. I am sleeping so much better these days. I love this guy. I feel so much safer with him as our president. What an incredible difference. He is smart. He makes s/… Read full post »
Today while I was napping my little Penny was out trolling the neighborhood. Penny is a dog that I rescued about two months ago. She’s a miniature pinscher (min-pin), probably about four years old and likely pure bred I was told by the vet. I found her late at/… Read full post »
The innovation that I think can most transform our culture is the election of our first black president, Barack Obama. A study published January 22, 2009, conducted by Vanderbilt University’s Ray Friedman, a management professor, David M. Marx, a professor of social psychology at San Dieg… Read full post »
Dear Barack and Team,
I just had the best idea. I’m listening to CNN and they keep talking about the entertainment that is going to be part of the inauguration. I love some of the artists that will be performing.
Here’s the idea.&n… Read full post »
Today I had the most horrifying experience. Here in Chattanooga we have had a great amount of rain in the past two days. I live on a hilly street and last night while on my way home as I approached a creek there was a sign that said “High Water”. I/… Read full post »
This is based on a friend’s true story. I added some JTH touches. They say imitation is the highest form of flattery. You be the judge!
Would Jocelyn Testes-Harder Submit This?
My bff, Tina, came over the other night… Read full post »
My beautiful grandmother first laid eyes on my grandfather as she was riding side saddle in her wedding procession. Their eyes met and my grandmother knew that he was the one for her. She called off the wedding and the rest is history.
They had 5 children together and w… Read full post »
I live in the south. We rarely get snow in the south. And when we do, it is usually an inch or less. Today there is a possibility of snow. I am surprised that they have not closed the schools yet. Whenever there is a mention of snow, everyone rushes… Read full post »
My mom is an unusual character and never ceases to amaze me with the things that come out of her mouth. This is her latest parental advice. If there is anything you want, get it now! According to her we are all going to be living a “a hand/… Read full post »
My inner 10 year-old made me do this. It’s for real. It’s when McCain couldn’t decide which way to go. I missed it on the live broadcast. However, I saw this on the web and reviewed the debate and he really did it.
He&r… Read full post »
When did our society become so desensitized to lying? It absolutely amazes me that John McCain has not been “run out of town” since all his lies have been found out (Wall Street Journal, Time Magazine etc, etc).
When did this country sink so low that we causally a… Read full post »
Wow, I just posted a little rant and it feels so good. To think that my thoughts are being read by people around the world and that perhaps I can do some good is just the coolest thing ever!
This is almost better than therapy J Read full post »
On this past anniversary of 9/11 my co-workers and I discussed where we were when it happened. Some of my younger co-workers talked about being in high school and experiencing the tears of their fellow students. I was at home with my infant son when the news came on showing the… Read full post »