Leave Gabrielle Douglas alone

For no good reason, the social media — particularly the jackals in Twitterverse — turned on gymnastics great Gabrielle Douglas, to the point that when she was finished competing, she gave a tearful interview over her haters. What is there to hate? Douglas has done the Olympics team proud and any one who wants to […]

Call your mother

Much was made at the DNC over Bill Clinton’s speech about his wife, the Democratic presidential nominee. Ol’ Bill’s speech, it was said,¬†humanized her. It made her seem somehow more approachable, maybe likable, even, according to the talking heads. Well, here’s the deal: “Approachability” is not even on my long list of things I want […]

Whaddya YOU got?

The serious-looking young woman to the right is my granddaughter. She turns 5 on Sunday, and she’s a heller. My grandson, her twin, is the spitting image of his father, both in temperament and in looks (though my grandson’s dimples are slightly deeper, and don’t argue because a grandmother knows such¬†things). Because I’ve been down […]

Leave Gabby’s hair alone

For all kinds of reasons I don’t understand, the Interwebs have been burning up over Olympic darling Gabby Douglas’s hair. (Go to Google, type in “Gabby Douglas,” and the Google Gods helpfully add “hair” to the end of that. Sad to know even the Google Gods objectify.) If you’ve been watching the Olympics — and […]