• The God Principle

    To please my 87 year old church-going mother, I went to church with her this morning.    She’s Methodist.    I was raised Catholic, something she had to do…. Read more

    Posted on 01 August 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • About God


    Who, what, where is God?    Do you believe he’s the long, white-haired, Chuck Heston looking guy Michaelangelo  painted?    Or do you believe without the need... Read more

    Posted on 29 July 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • My Dilemma


    I’ve not been around much lately, not that the few readers I have left would notice, but it’s been a crazy month.   I bought a new house  and I’m also in the... Read more

    Posted on 23 July 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Laurie, The Unhappy Homeowner

    Well, unhappy for now, but no one ever promised any endeavor would be easy. I had a very bad day today. The kind of day that cost a helluva lot of money and too... Read more

    Posted on 13 July 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Something For Walter

    Something Walter

    I must request that you indulge me in something.I need to take a break from the madness; my madness and remember someone who was very close to me.  Someone I... Read more

    Posted on 04 July 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • I Ain’t No Feminist

    Now, don’t get me wrong—I like most women.    We’re tough, strong  and often smarter than the Penis  People.    There are many, many women I respect... Read more

    Posted on 25 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • It’s Father’s Day

    It’s Father’s

    I dread this particular 24 hour span. I’ve never had a great relationship with my dad and this Father’s Day will mark almost six years since I last laid eyes... Read more

    Posted on 18 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Funny Thing About Aging

    First of all, IS there anything funny about aging?Probably, I just can’t think of anything right now.I can tell you this much—the aches and pains associated wit... Read more

    Posted on 13 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Teeth


    Let’s take a break shall we from my many personal woes, all the geo-political horrifics that keep getting worse, the Never Trumpers and Hillary and other... Read more

    Posted on 06 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • IRA? ISIS? What’s the Difference?

    I’m watching the horror unfold in the U.K. once  again.    Well, they’re calling it horror….I’ve yet to see any evidence.  But the Bobbies  are in full... Read more

    Posted on 04 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Listen Up, Third Wave Feminists

    She was obese….I only mention that to set the scene and sadly, it’s a common one….and dressed in a way that only emphasized her size. Read more

    Posted on 02 June 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Downward Dog


    It’s a popular yoga position and a new TV show.The latest episode aired  tonight.      And yes, it moved me as it always does,Downward Dog  is about a dog... Read more

    Posted on 24 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Anne Frank and My Life

    Anne Frank Life

    I visit my  other every other day in the memory facility (nursing home) and our visits are  usually business related (signatures, are needed, bills must be... Read more

    Posted on 22 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Seeing Inside

    Seeing Inside

    I had a few minutes alone with my mother at her rehab  facility.    It’s a nursing home, really…but ardly the sad, urine stenched homes for the elderly they use... Read more

    Posted on 19 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Resignation

    Surrender.     Resignation.     Settling, not for less, but by means of finding one’s comfort zone in areas where comfort can’t exist.A lot of has happened i th... Read more

    Posted on 12 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Conversations with Life

    Not your life….not his life….MY life.And in these dialogs, Life teaches me things….marvelous Life lessons and I’ve even taught Her few things, too. Read more

    Posted on 07 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • On The Road To Zen


    I’ve just learned that one of my passions has an Italian name.  Dolce far niente means the joy or sweetness of doing nothing, which is what I’ve been doing a lo... Read more

    Posted on 06 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • Dear Younger Self

    Dear Younger Self

    My darling younger Laurie,What I am doing is nothing new.  In fact, writing letters to one’s younger self is downright hackneyed.   Everyone does it. Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • As The Writer Writes

    Writer Writes

    I watched the movie, “The Outsiders” a few days ago, from the comfort of my uncomfortable old couch.   If memory serves and it really hasn’t been lately, I the... Read more

    Posted on 05 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION
  • The Politics of Dating

    In Broascaating, you collect a lot of unemployment and you do odd jobs odd people who really, really liked you on the air.   They almost only ever agree to an... Read more

    Posted on 03 May 2017 SELF EXPRESSION