Ashleigh Burroughs

This is my literary voice. In my real life, The Big Guy (TBG) and I have two twenty-something Cuters, a Son-In-Reality, one mother (G'ma) and an assortment of psuedonymous friends and relatives. (And if that's not a word, it should be.)  I've lived on Long Island and in upstate New York, in Chicago and Marin and Tucson and I've gardened in each and every one of them.  I gained notoriety when I was shot at Cong. Giffords' Congress on Your Corner event in January, 2011. 

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My Blogs

Random Thoughts on Sports

Does that rhyme in anyone else's head?...more

Mary Barra, GM, and The Gang of Seven

While still the Editor in Chief of Automobile Magazine, Jean Jennings put together The Group of Seven - women from all over the USofA with an interest in cars and things automotive....more

From Rehab to Exercise in 3.5 Years

At some point, I moved from doing rehab to exercising....more

Meditation 105 - A Substitute Leader

I am wedded to the process, it seems....more

Random Thoughts - The Holiday Edition The picture in Friday's post (reprinted to your left for those of you who are not daily readers) was not as relevant as it...more

Fourth of July Memories

Sunburned at the beach.....eating hot dogs from the snack bar.... walking on the boardwalk as far as it went into the white sand, then hopping foot to foot back to the striped umbrella that was older than I was.Stopping at Custom Bakers for yellow cake with chocolate icing... sneaking behind the counter to run my finger around the icing vat.. ....more


It worked. Citizen Activists made noise and a corporation listened....more

Hobby Lobby

I don't have to say anything else, do I?...more

Impending Grandmotherhood

It's pretty much all I can think about....more

A Billy Collins Afternoon

I've been feeling sentimental all day. I live too far from my offspring. ...more