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ABOUTA Midwesterner  by birth that has spent the last 25+ years in middle Tennessee, I am a liberal floating in a sea of southern conservatives.  A critic-at-large spouting daily “rants” and “raves” to have a voice in the world while (hopefully) bringing humor to readers is my mission.  Begun in March 2011, DiatribesAndOvations is an exercise in self-therapy designed to force me to think of something nice to say about someone or something every other day … a rants and raves opinion blog.  In this crazy world, that’s not always an easy task.

By linking nostalgia and stories from my childhood to current events, I hope to learn from the changes I’ve seen in my life and share them with other like-minded folks.

As part of my ongoing self-therapy, I hope you’ll comment on what you read and participate in polls and discussions.  Please sign up to get emails (daily or weekly), to follow on Twitter and “Like” on Facebook.  And, please, share the posts you enjoy with folks that you think will find them interesting.  I can’t have too many cyber-therapists.

Welcome … your arrival is met with ovation.

Revised July 2013
  1. Thanks for getting in touch. I’m really glad to learn of your blog and I’ll be sure to add you to my blogroll.


  2. sandy permalink

    “Begun in March 2011, DiatribesAndOvations is an exercise in self-therapy designed to force me to think of something nice to say about someone or something every other day”

    You really got off track somewhere along the way. I have yet to see evidence of this…..


  3. I love the concept! Thanks for you comment on my post today – I’ll be sure to add you to my list 🙂


  4. I got a kick out of your post! I hope you’ll enjoy my rants and raves, too!


  5. I already like you. And that picture is the best!


  6. I have nominated you for a Glitter E. Yanus Award, find out what the hell I am talking about here –


    • Thank you so very much for nominating my blog for the Glitter E. Yaynus Award. To be considered for such an honor is quite an accomplishment and having a Glitter E. Yaynus is a goal that far too few individuals strive to achieve.


  7. Ha Ha, You moved to Slow, You’ve Been Tagged!!! Courtesy of LaughingAtEverydayLife 😀


  8. I love this page. You make me laugh out loud.


  9. You’ve been nominated for a Liebster Blog Award! Congrats! Head on over here for the details! 🙂


  10. I have always felt the best way to save America is to give Texas back to Mexico. That, and resurrect the Mason-Dixon line, and don’t let anyone south of it vote ;’)


  11. Recommended by LadyRyl – and Sparklebumps, Heelis, Megan, Mooselicker and Topicless are already here. Yeah, this is the right place! Yet another great blog to read. You couldn’t spare me an extra hour a day, could you?


  12. Nice about me page. *hand clapping* 🙂


  13. Hiya! I’ve nominated you for the One Lovely Blog Award 🙂


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