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Dear Open Saloners: I don't come here much, but I have an announcement to make and I couldn't think of a better place to put it. (This will also appear on Orphans of Open Salon on Facebook, so I am a…

Posted on May 10, 2018 at 9:38am 13 Comments

Dear Open Saloners:

I don't come here much, but I have an announcement to make and I couldn't think of a better place to put it. (This will also appear on Orphans of Open Salon on Facebook, so I am addressing both groups at once.)

Some of you will remember me as SageMerlin from Open Salon. I used the sagemerlin account to publish my poetry and Alan Milner for my prose.

I just had one of those possible end of life health scares and, while I am not yet completely out of…

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Struck by Verse Again

Posted on July 14, 2017 at 12:49pm 7 Comments

Something about Steve's passing has triggered something in me that likes to write poetry. I can't quite explain that, but I feel as though some emotional constipation has been released somehow....but I don't publish poetry on Facebook and Satya asked me to post this one here for people to read. 







let us murder our memories together

assassinate the histories behind us

raze the ground on which the present stands

and make mock of future's aspirations

we're…

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Donald Trump is NOT a Businessman

Posted on March 27, 2017 at 10:30am 10 Comments

This article began as a post on Facebook.  It is being posted here as requested by KosherSalaam.  Comments will be appreciated.







I get most of my best ideas when I am involved with water. Today, while I was watering the garden, just after putting in a load of wash, I was suddenly struck by the realization that Donald Trump IS NOT A BUSINESSMAN.

He's a deal maker. He buys and sells things. He doesn't make anything other than deals.

Every single business he has…

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In Memoriam Again

Posted on October 27, 2015 at 9:21am 3 Comments

Some years ago, when David and Mel lost Richard, I wrote the following poem for them. Now that Open Salon is gone, on the theory that David might want to read it again, I am reposting it here.  It was originally called The Final Muster, but I have renamed it....

In Memoriam Again

Restless days, sleepless lights,

Remembering happier days

Before you got the word that

The enemy has broken through again

You rally your…

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J.P. Hart commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"Once upon a time (insert 999 pages) fine'! Hey Al Milner aka Sagemerlin! JPH Filming a black bear sized momma racoon as she challenges swayed vertical acrobatics up the wisps of cold rain strewn saplings. O above us only sky . . ."
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Boanerges commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"Sage, go for it. If I commented on some or more of your poems, I have no problem with you republishing said comments. Open Salon was just that -- open, available to anyone. On a related note, sorry to hear you were ill. And I for one would like it…"
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koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"Alan, It figures"
May 10
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"I also am fairly sure that while anything you self-publish (via Amazon or the like)...you may have it any way you like yet anything like traditional publishers (even e-publishers) will try to dissuade you from doing this...and most will pass on…"
May 10
J D Smith commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"Go for it."
May 10
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"FM has it right. Books do have congratulatory blurbs; they do not have comments after each piece from people many readers whose names few will recognise."
May 10
Alan Milner commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"Kosher, as I recall, and I think I actually  have evidence, you sometimes did make critical comments about my poems, which I think I once told you I appreciated more than the congratulatory ones. "
May 10
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"I see no ethical issue though I think our work can and should stand alone, speak for itself, in formal publication."
May 10
koshersalaami commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"I doubt there’s an issue with it.  Be aware of something, though. On this site and on our last one, people generally are not openly critical of artistic endeavors. I have never seen a blogger tell another blogger on either site: Your…"
May 10
Ron Powell commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
""Do I have the right to republish comments made years ago about poems written years ago?" YES, YOU DO!"
May 10
Maui Surfer commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"This sure sounds like the definition of Fair Use. I think a blanket acknowledgement would be appropriate, though, should you be able to consult an IP attorney, one who was not a crook like those employed by YouTube, an opinion that's official…"
May 10
Alan Milner commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"There's the wayback machine that is supposed retrieve almost anything....but you have to know what you are looking for. I am doing a search on the wayback machine for sagemerlin right now to see what comes up. It seems that they have archived a…"
May 10
alsoknownas commented on Alan Milner's blog post No Title
"Isn't it all out there still somewhere anyway? I have someone who wants to publish a collection of my postings also, but I have decided not to include comments if I proceed..  I don't think there is a right or wrong in this."
May 10
Alan Milner commented on koshersalaami's blog post Seriously???
"I remember now why I stopped coming here. This is it."
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At 12:00pm on July 15, 2012, Wendy Orange said…

Sage opinion. i keep my life simple, no TV, music yes, lots of books and online when i feel like it. Too much overload and yes, I'd be nuts. love Wendy

 
 
 

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