Linda O

Linda O
Glamorous Me

Friday, December 6, 2013

Holidaily #5: Musings on Nelson and other stuff

Good news. First, for those who read yesterday’s blog, I feel better and much less tired than I was yesterday at this time. Thanks to all of you who sent your good thoughts my way.

Big news of the day is that Nelson Mandela has died. 95 years old. Amazing how he changed the world in his lifetime. I can’t imagine what it would be like to be a black man or woman of days past or even of days now. I recently met a woman named Piper Dellums whose father knew and worked with Nelson Mandela in years past. Her dad is Ron Dellums, a former U.S. congressman from the Oakland Bay area…I think he was also a onetime mayor of Oakland. She is an energetic, motivated woman who has had extreme events in her life…some powerfully good…some horrid. I was drawn to her energy and spirit. Something about her intrigued me. I know that she’ll be upset over Mandela’s death…he was one of her heroes. Can't help but think of her and the thousands who felt a soul connection to Mandela...his presence was a powerful thing not likely to be repeated for generations.

Piper came into my life when I spent a weekend in Idyllwild—a lovely mountain town about 2 hours outside of San Diego. Piper was the proprietor of a great boutique where I spent entirely too much money on some things that are quite delightful! A long black dress; a soft, brown, jersey pullover, and a strange top that is difficult to describe…it is brown and black and gold and has raglan sleeves and if you don’t put it on right, you can get head holes mixed up with sleeves and base. It’s a strange top, but I like it and although I haven’t worn it yet, I do plan to. It’s too fun to let it lie fallow.

Boy, am I ever going all over the place! I did see an attorney today about my slip and fall. Even though the restaurant’s insurance carrier has dismissed my case and stated that they are not liable or at fault, the attorney said that they would look into it. Apparently there’s a way they can test the floor to see if it is conducive to slips. If the floor winds up being dangerous, they’ll take the case. If not, they will not. So, at least I’ll have an answer in a few weeks or so.

Well, I will do my best to have a more interesting post going forward. Today’s is more about making the goal than really sharing something of value. And of course, I am writing to mention the world’s loss of Mandela. I don’t feel badly about Mandela. He lived a long time and he made a huge difference in the world. He was one in a zillion. Would that more of us could make even a fraction of the positive changes he made during our journey here.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Memory train blog

Here's a link to my other blogspot where you can read the full post if you'd like:

Take care and enjoy the Holidays, the beginning of the New Year, and most of all, enjoy being who you are and what you have!

Linda O

Sunday, December 11, 2011

Holiday happenings

Hope you are having a great month preparing for the rest of the year. I've blogged over at my other site, so if you're interested, please head over there! (I must do something about these doubled up blog sites!) Check out and let me know how you're doing!

Saturday, October 29, 2011

Linda's blog has moved...

For all of you who have patiently been waiting for a new blog here, your wait is over. What has happened is that I've begun blogging (still seldom, but occasionally) at . If you'd like to see my recent'll have to go there.

I apologize for this...but I guess my abilities to keep things up and running and make the news known to my followers is severely lacking.

Happy Halloween!

Linda O

Thursday, February 3, 2011

Is anyone still out there?

I am embarassed and a little angry with myself. I knew it had been a long time since my previous blog entry, but I had no idea that it has been 5 months!

Well, for those of you who are my stalwart fans, here's something new for you:

It's my new webpage and I think it will have a bit more activity on it than this does! I will put a link to it from here (if I can), and I've already put a link to here from there.

Life has been going along quite nicely. My new job is now 6 months old and I'm still ecstatic about it. My friends and family, for the most part, are hale and hearty...although I do have some STC friends who are fighting cancer and having a really tough time of it. (Love to Suzanna and Janis at this tough time!)

I have two new ventures coming up in my professional life: I am co-presenting an online certificate course in Technical Editing Fundamentals for STC that starts in March and I will be teaching an online Copyediting for Technical Communicators course for UCSD Extension that starts in April. No, I'm not a glutton for punishment--I'm looking ahead to retirement someday and want to be sure I have a few opportunities to supplement Social Security!

Please do check out my website...and to be honest, I'm not quite sure what I'm going to do with this site. If you are still out there...thank you for your patience! I hope to be more communicative on my new site. Heaven knows I couldn't do worse!

Blessings to you all,