A Letter to My Burglars

Dear 3 Young Men that I discovered carrying my stuff out of my house on May 15, 2012 when I came home from work: Did you know that I work 3 jobs to have what little I have? Did you know that one of my jobs is working with At-Risk Teens at a school? Did you know that my family life growing up was less than ideal, but I went to college and worked my ass off to have a better life? Did you happen to notice my kids’ and grandkids’ photos and drawings on the refrigerator door?  They are what I live and work for....more

Life Questions

I haven’t made a Bucket List – I’m too much of an over-achiever.  However, I have devised my Life Questions List, a collection of critical inquiries to which I can only hope to find the answers in this lifetime.  And those are: How come you never find any gray hairs in your hairbrush?How come when you want to sleep you can’t, and when you need to stay awake you can’t keep your eyes open?How come the models for anti-aging beauty products are always 20-somethings?...more

I Eat; Therefore, I Run. Part 2

As I mentioned in Part 1 of this series, I hate running. Actually, I hate exercise. Yet, I do it because I know it's good for me. So, when I'm running (my exercise of choice), I try to fix my mind on other things so that I won't think about how bad I want to stop. I've noticed that lots of people, especially women, tend to like to run with a partner, and that's cool. However, for me, I consider my running time "me alone time" and I like to use it to think, pray, meditate, philosophize (is that a word?), and come up with astounding blog posts....more

Over-50 Olympics: The "This Ain't No Game" Games

I've always loved the Olympics.  I can't say that I watch as much of it on TV as I did when I was younger.  Not sure if that's because I don't have as much free time, or because there are so many other viewing choices since the advent of cable TV.  But, still, who can't help but get that warm and fuzzy, patriotic feeling watching our young, strapping Olympic athletes in the prime of their life, accomplishing their ultimate goal, while the rest of us lead a disappointing, unfulfilled exis..... oh, wait, that's me, but anyway........more
Fair enough. But "them" is me, just for the record. more

Vintage: The New Old

Vintage. A hip, cool term used to sell everything from fashion to cars to furniture.  We love vintage.  I love vintage.  But, who are we kidding?  Vintage is just a nicer way of saying "old"....more

His First Name is "President"

OK, look. I’m pretty much apolitical.  I have my own set of beliefs and I vote accordingly.  So, what I’m about to say has nothing to do with politics....more

Clean Up on Aisle Boy

Well, I was in Wal-Mart today.  There, I admit it.  I was in the store I claim to hate.  You know, everybody says they hate Wal-Mart but yet we economically help maintain their biggest-retailer-on-the-planet status.  Go figure....more

Save it, Rielle

Rielle Hunter, John Edwards’ Baby Mama, has written a book.  Well, I’m sure somebody wrote it for her, but anyway….. I’m not sure what her story will be, because I will never read the book.  Yet, I’m going to predict quite confidently that it’s about one (possibly all) of the following:She was duped.She was a victim.It was love.Yadda, yadda, and yadda Save it, Rielle, because it doesn’t matter.  He was somebody else’s husband. Leave him alone.  Any questions? ...more

"Duets" New Show on ABC: A Review

Having just come off of American Idol, I was rather uninspired toward committing to another singing competition TV series.  So, I wasn't planning at all to begin watching "Duets" the new singing show on ABC where professional singers perform duets with amateur contestants in an Idol style competition.  Honestly, the whole duet thing is not really even that intriguing to me....more

Beautiful Evelyn

I was on a cross country flight recently on my way to visit family.  I boarded the plane and sat down next to an older lady who smiled at me even though I accidentally bumped her arm with my bag. The lady appeared to be African-American, quite small in frame.  She was seated next to the window, with her sweater cupped over her shoulders like a blanket....more
@lenitakilgore Thanks so much for reading. Evelyn was really a neat lady. It was my privilege ...more