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I have several friends on Facebook and IRL that struggle with depression. For those friends that I am not as close with personally, I, like many of us, tend to make assumptions about other people's lives. A friend posted the image below today on Facebook. Funny thing. She seems to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2018 at Just Something I Wrote
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Seems like I have been wandering for awhile. I remember being a young child listening to the story of the children of Israel wandering in the desert for 40 years. My developing brain envisioned these people just walking around in circles all day and night following the cloud and the... Continue reading
Posted Apr 9, 2018 at Just Something I Wrote
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I have this odd fascination with couples displaying their love permanently in public places. I always wonder if they are still together or if they broke up and completely hate each other. So I take pictures when it strikes me. I have pics from bar walls, from dollar bills hung... Continue reading
Posted Jan 31, 2018 at Just Something I Wrote
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As a child, I was a staunch fighter. A truth seeker and a truth spreader. A promoter of right and a defeater of wrong and injustice. I was Wonder Woman, even though as many times as I turned around in the privacy of my room, I never instantly donned the... Continue reading
Posted Jan 18, 2018 at Just Something I Wrote
So I'm continuing my recent trend of watching documentaries about rock bands.... Last night I watched the documentary about the band Chicago. Regardless of whether you like their music, it is a fascinating tale of uber-talented musicians creating their own music, rising to fame, and fighting to continue to create... Continue reading
Posted Jan 17, 2018 at Just Something I Wrote
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BABY IT'S COLD OUTSIDE!! It's a snow day. OK Northerners. Quit. I know I'm in Houston. But we're acclimated to muggy, overbearing heat. We are thin skinned and can handle freezing temps as well as you can handle the temps in the 100s. And hardly any of us know how... Continue reading
Posted Jan 16, 2018 at Just Something I Wrote
Hi there. If you know me, you may know me as Leslie or Leslie Anne Sloan or by my artist name, Miss Leslie. I blogged for years on my artist site at http://missleslie.typepad.com. But I have not blogged there in quite awhile. I have been lost and wandering for years.... Continue reading
Posted Jan 15, 2018 at Just Something I Wrote
I meant to post this a week ago, but Life seems to continually get in my way. Maybe it is appropriate timing since yesterday was my brother's birthday and today is mine (we are Irish twins - born 364 days... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2015 at Miss Leslie
When any kind of catastrophe hits, "wrath of God" comments inevitably are made. The divine side of our humanity always looks for the answer of "Why?" We look around at destruction and as we try to start over, pick up... Continue reading
Posted May 28, 2015 at Miss Leslie
My 5 year old daughter wakes up every morning jumping out of the door excited to see what the world has to offer her. Granted, she lives in a fantasy world most of the time – monsters surround us, passwords... Continue reading
Posted May 19, 2015 at Miss Leslie
The stain on your shirt The lint on your dress The whites of your eyes The frown on your face The sweat on your nose The smell of your breath The sound of your voice They don't notice. . . . you. Continue reading
Posted Apr 27, 2015 at Poetry
I went to my second Astros game this season last night. I’ve watched baseball my whole life. My dad is an avid sports fan (and I mean all sports) and my very first job was working the concession stand at... Continue reading
Posted Jul 29, 2014 at Miss Leslie
Voting ends July 31, 2014: http://musicawardspoll.houstonpress.com/ Thank you, Houston! Continue reading
Posted Jul 25, 2014 at Miss Leslie
I blogged a couple of years ago about one of those reality shows about junk. “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure”, right? My friend Jack Edwards is a collector. He loves antique cars and music. I love going to... Continue reading
Posted Jul 1, 2014 at Miss Leslie
I started running again this week. I forgot how much it centers me. Well, I think I just ignored it. . . . when I start off for a run, I walk to the end of my street where there... Continue reading
Posted May 1, 2014 at Miss Leslie
I have studied the violin since I was 5. I don't mean I have played the violin. I don't mean I have played the fiddle. I mean I have STUDIED the violin since I was 5. There's NO WAY I... Continue reading
Posted Apr 23, 2014 at Miss Leslie
I keep running into themes of faith and trust lately. . . . I think when I was growing up these concepts/elements of the human spirit seemed very black and white to me - things that either existed or they... Continue reading
Posted Mar 28, 2014 at Miss Leslie
Kids and pools and diving boards. . . . diving boards are not as commonplace now. Everyone’s afraid of risk. Liability is such an issue that playgrounds don’t have swingsets. . . . sigh. I remember when you could break... Continue reading
Posted Oct 30, 2013 at Miss Leslie
Some days I hate Vern Gosdin. "Is it Raining at Your House?", "Do You Believe Me Now?", "If You're Gonna Do Me Wrong, Do It Right?" and "Would These Arms Be In Your Way?" are songs that are easily accessible... Continue reading
Posted Sep 11, 2013 at Miss Leslie
Sentimental me. Good and bad today all in one. Yesterday was my brother's birthday. Today is mine. He is struggling still. Life is so hard for him. I struggle to hear about it. Hard not to just break down. And... Continue reading
Posted Jul 15, 2013 at Miss Leslie
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So here it is. Another snapshot in another time in my life. I have hopes for this one, just like I have had hopes for all of them. But at the end of the day, it is another collection of... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Miss Leslie
I’ve learned 2 things about myself lately. I’m bored easily and I don’t like locked doors. Exercising has been an interesting development in my life. I never did it before – other than whatever I was forced to do in... Continue reading
Posted Jul 9, 2013 at Miss Leslie
I always say my albums are snapshots in time – a picture of my life at the time I wrote the songs and/or made the recordings. . . . So I was at the end of a relationship. And I... Continue reading
Posted Jun 18, 2013 at Miss Leslie
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When I really started letting go with my songwriting and writing the songs that would become the “Between the Whiskey and the Wine” album, my therapist said that she felt that the songs were a window into my subconscious and... Continue reading
Posted Jun 17, 2013 at Miss Leslie
They say people drown because they give up. They simply do not believe that they can stay above the water. They believe they are powerless. And yet you hear about people surviving days afloat at sea. Why do we lose... Continue reading
Posted Apr 24, 2013 at Miss Leslie