- Pictured at the Villa d'Este at Villa Adriana, Tivoli, Italy, Alabama, United States
- December 19
- Founder, Director
- Retired Medical/Pharmaceutical industry. Founder and Director Non-profit, CSG, Advocate. Veteran's rights; Veteran U.S. Navy.
MY RECENT POSTS
- Danny's Got A Gun
August 02, 2012 01:56PM
- Is Chicken The New Sacrificial
August 01, 2012 10:26PM
- Political Science For Dummies
July 20, 2012 02:37PM
- Why I Deleted My Post About
July 20, 2012 12:15PM
- Grief: Something You Get
Through, Not Over
July 16, 2012 01:39PM
MY RECENT COMMENTS
- “You really should write
a book! Very
June 15, 2013 09:22AM
- “Excellent and
informative. You are spot on -
March 14, 2013 05:26PM
- “Of course God hates all
shell fish; that's why so many
August 27, 2012 10:58PM
- “I'm sure this one wasn't
easy to write; a very
August 25, 2012 12:02PM
- “Love it!”
August 08, 2012 09:23PM
A mutual friend introduced me to Dan. He was her neighbor: He was handsome, charming and even cut her lawn for her. I had been divorced for about ten years at the time, and I’ll admit was quite comfortable raising my son on my own. When I met… Read full post »
As I was out running errands today, I was hampered by the monstrous traffic honoring the President of Chick-fil-A and chief chicken-choker St. Dan Cathy. As I sat in traffic on Hwy. 280 in the Heart of Dixie, I started putting two and two together.
One thing… Read full post »
Repost; seems like a good day for it.
It’s still a fun read, even if you’ve read it before. Just for fun; which would you prefer?
You have two cows.
Your neighbor has none.
You feel guilty for being successful. You push for higher taxe… Read full post »
I posted a satirical piece yesterday, “The New Mrs. Tom Cruise Targeted” and within a few minutes remembered that I had received this threatening email from the attorney who represents the Church of Scientology. I deleted the post within a few minutes.
I recei… Read full post »
The death of a loved one is always painful. We all know that. What’s the worst kind of loss? A sudden death, such as a heart attack, auto accident; or watching a loved one suffer a long painful illness?
The worst kind of loss is our own.… Read full post »
In a New York Times Opinion article by Arthur C. Brooks on July 7, 2012 gives his viewpoint on why conservatives are happier than liberals. You might want to check it out to see how many of his “links” connect with any information. One of them did, and… Read full post »
Another week of my life is gone. Did I do enough of anything much that counts? I am 56 years of age, and have committed some really stupid acts, as well as some rather brilliant ones. What did I do this past week? Most of the topics I write/… Read full post »
I must apologize for my lack of presence on OS lately, but I cannot shake my compulsion and preoccupation of searching for my ancestors. My Aunt Francis and I have been trying to get “the book” of the ancestry work that my cousin Mary Alma worked on for quite some time. … Read full post »
While doing research to find ancestors, I found that there was a surprisingly strong emotional connection to these relatives I have never met. This was a little… Read full post »
Looking for one’s ancestors can be a daunting task, as well as a pleasurable one. I began to search in earnest for my ancestors recently and there have been emotional moments I never expected.
The search begins, of course with the family you know about and you wor… Read full post »
What I Have Learned About Forgiving
What is it about the act of forgiveness that makes it easy to accept, yet so difficult to give? Is it that we feel if we forgive something, that we have said on some level that what was done is okay? I have learned,… Read full post »
Ah, a juicy filet mignon cooked medium rare – my favorite in the red meat category. This Open Call started me thinking about why I am comfortable eating some meat but wouldn’t dare put some other cooked animals in my mouth. This could be “conditioning” o… Read full post »
I apologize for not letting fellow OSers know that I would be gone for a while, but frankly I didn’t know it would be the case. For those of you who read my last post, you know that I was en route to Florida for my uncle’s funeral being held on the… Read full post »
This Friday marks the one year anniversary of my mother’s death. This past year I have made the 2 ½ hour drive to her grave on Mother’s Day, her birthday, Christmas and many times in between. I don’t plan to do this every year, as it seems a bit morbid, but… Read full post »
The GlaxoSmithKline drug known as brand name, AVANDIA [rosiglitazone] was approved by the FDA on May 25, 1999 for the treatment of Type ll Diabetes. &… Read full post »
Having a real conversation has become an arduous endeavor anymore. Recently, while listening to a group of friends and acquaintances talking, I noticed something that has been happening for some time. I noticed that so few people in the group were actually listening to anyone else.… Read full post »
Sometimes I find it as interesting how someone died, as how they lived. Often there is a connection between the two; other times their deaths are rather bizarre. I have a curious mind about such things: Sometimes it's just morbid interest.
1982; first criminal in/… Read full post »
Some historical information: Just for fun.
They used to use urine to tan animal skins, so families used to all pee in a pot & then once a day it was taken & sold to the tannery.......if you had to do this to survive you were "Piss Poor" But worse than that… Read full post »
This week’s list of sonnets, poetry and rhyme,
Each one a treasure, each one sublime
The subject matters vary, with feelings expressed,
Some written from sadness – others in jest.
The fact that you honor this style of writing
Has brought recognition, to wha… Read full post »
When my husband and I purchased our home it was sitting on 2 acres of what could already be called a quiet sanctuary. We had the mountain, the trees and plenty of deer and other wildlife. My husband and I would sit on our deck and talk about someday building a Koi… Read full post »
After a year’s wait in the court system, Roger was given three years’ in jail for stealing a thousand dollars’ worth of property from Walmart. Whoa. Is all of this possessiveness necessary?
When writing, we sometimes get possessive, not to mention deciding whether we “will&rd… Read full post »
Nothing is the same since you’re gone. I have no idea where you are, or why you completely disappeared from my life. The first time we met will be forever one of my fondest memories. One look at you and I knew that I had to have you; no matter… Read full post »
Hubble's discovery that the universe is expanding meant Einstein's cosmological constant wasn't needed. Einstein would later call it his greatest blunder. But perhaps it wasn't a blunder after all. Recent measurements of very distant supernova indicated that the universe is not only expanding, but th… Read full post »
As Americans, we used to be
United one and all
A nation once co-joined
We had reason to stand tall
It has been happening for some time
And not something we wanted to see
How so many of our homeless
Fought wars for you and me
To them… Read full post »