Archive for the 'Journal' Category

Southern Treasures…….NOT

Anyone who has ever spent time living in the south has encountered them. No one ever forgets them. Everyone wants to forget. No one can ever really get rid of them. I am talking about those huge, awful, gross flying roaches. They find their way into your house somehow, someway, despite everything you do. . […]

Monday, August 2nd

Haunting Words

I have issued many a threat to come back and haunt someone; as a matter of fact I have done so with ghoulish delight. So a recent article in the New York Times about ghosts on Facebook actually made me smile. I never dreamed I was actually going to be able to carry out my […]

Monday, July 19th

Road Bumps

I am not sure what it is that sustains male friendships over time. Women have a simple key to successful friendships; we embrace each other’s eccentricities. The longer you are friends with another woman the more acutely aware you become of each other’s quirks. It does not matter if you see each other once a […]

Monday, July 12th

Lumberjack Lament

It is rather difficult to hug a tree while giving thumbs up to the guy with the chainsaw. Removing a tree from your home almost always elicits a reaction from your neighbors. Removing six of them is going to have everyone talking. I find the emotional response quit different here in Columbus Georgia versus Portland […]

Tuesday, July 6th

Swimming in Oil

I recently wrote an article for Like the Dew about a southerner’s visceral love of our Gulf Coast beaches. A newspaper form Florida contacted me asking permission to re print it there. I wish I could say this is all about my writing ability but that is not the case. The ongoing oil spill is […]

Monday, June 28th

Sicko Slick in the Gulf

OK I am definitely back to being riled up again. The more I read about the bumbling by pretty much everyone involved with the Gulf oil spill disaster, the more incredulous I become. I can’t believe many of these people have jobs, not much less highly paid ones. Whatever happened to segregation of duties? It […]

Monday, June 7th

Memorial Day

Today is Memorial Day. I am taking time off from complaining about the state of the economy, the unemployment rate, the heartbreak in our gulf coast, and everything else that is annoying the crap out of me. Instead I am going to pause, reflect, and honor those who served our country when she called. Many […]

Monday, May 31st

Control! Are you Kidding?

I was asked the other day if I wanted more control in my next job. While asking the question the person pointed out the layers of management in broadcasting and how limiting that can be. I surprised myself by rather quickly replying no, I was used to working that way and wouldn’t be surprised if […]

Monday, May 17th

Turn the Tables and Volunteer

Since I find myself, unfortunately, with time on my hands I am putting my unemployment to good use by volunteering. I suggest my co-unemployed consider following me in this course of action. Yes I really am suggesting working hard for no paycheck. Besides serving the community you live in there are some other upsides to […]

Monday, May 10th

A Southern Love Affair

I had forgotten the love affair southerners have with their air conditioning. I did not have air conditioning in my house in Portland and I was not alone. Although I have to admit after last summer’s heat wave I was seriously considering it. Spring in my last city is the time of year everyone opens […]

Sunday, May 2nd