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Boanerges liked Safe Bet's Amy's blog post THANK YOU, Women of Color!
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Boanerges commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post THANK YOU, Women of Color!
"Damn straight Black Lives Matter -- just look what they did in Alabama. Keep it up, folks ... please, for all our sakes on whatever side of whatever border. As for the asshat white voters ... fuck you all sideways with a polished alloy conrod. (No…"
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Boanerges liked Anna Herrington's blog post December Twelfth Photo a Day: Not Dead ~ or ~ Seen on a Walk
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Boanerges commented on Anna Herrington's blog post December Twelfth Photo a Day: Not Dead ~ or ~ Seen on a Walk
"Sure looked dead to me, until I looked more closely: Colours are too vibrant for a deceased creature. Good photo grab, JT."
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Boanerges liked Foolish Monkey's blog post God bless America! The worm is turning!
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Boanerges commented on Foolish Monkey's blog post God bless America! The worm is turning!
"I caught this last night on CTV new, and couldn't quite believe it. Switched over to CNN ... and still barely could. I'm so pleased for American democracy...."
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Boanerges commented on Maui Surfer's blog post Swing, Pendulum
"I think the Cheeto Bandito is being put on notice: When you're up to your ass in alligators, it's hard to remember that the original premise was to drain the swamp. (Of course, he had no intention of doing so, because grifters gonna grift.)"
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Boanerges liked Maui Surfer's blog post Swing, Pendulum
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Boanerges commented on koshersalaami's blog post Roll Tide
"The real test, or so I've been given to understand, will be in Mississippi, but I have to admit, I feel real good about the Alabama vote. Roll Tide, indeed. Keep going, America, and damn the torpedoes."
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Boanerges liked koshersalaami's blog post Roll Tide
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Boanerges commented on Anna Herrington's blog post December Eleventh Photo a Day ~ The Tourist Trap
"Great scenery, and your niece looks, as we say, gobsmacked."
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Boanerges liked Anna Herrington's blog post December Eleventh Photo a Day ~ The Tourist Trap
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Boanerges liked Anna Herrington's blog post December Tenth Photo a Day ~ One Church's Opinion
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Boanerges commented on Anna Herrington's blog post December Tenth Photo a Day ~ One Church's Opinion
"The sign and additions pretty much say it all. And pass along my regards to your sister's ex -- that takes courage. As for the irony, they only care before birth, and don't give a damn after."
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Boanerges commented on Anna Herrington's blog post December Ninth Photo a Day ~ Sun Through Smoke
"Yep, still in Wheatley, still southeast of Detroit. The Wheatley Hotel -- where I first had Lake Erie yellow perch more years ago than I want to think about -- is, alas, no more. Just a big, empty lot. And your memory is dead-on: Outside of the…"
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Boanerges liked Anna Herrington's blog post December Ninth Photo a Day ~ Sun Through Smoke
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A Hundred-Year-Old 'Thank You'

Posted on December 6, 2017 at 8:30am 9 Comments

     Last week, Bostonians gathered on their Commons for the annual lighting of the city's Christmas tree.

     Not unusual, that -- it happens in cities and towns everywhere. But this tree is special. It didn't come from Massachusetts, or anywhere else in New England.

     Instead, it came from a foreign country, an annual "thank you" to the city and people of Boston for their help during a catastrophe 100 years ago today.…

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Happy 35th, Red

Posted on November 11, 2017 at 6:30am 25 Comments

     (This is among the first things I wrote online, and still is only one of three posts

that feature The Redhead (aka "The Girl with the Sunset Hair").

I'm posting it here in honour of our 35th anniversary today.

Yes, I know, it's Armistice Day, and yes, it was deliberate.)

    Back in the spring of 1985, The Redhead and I took the only travelling vacation we have ever had.

    We were planning to move to…

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Gone Home to Bobcaygeon

Posted on October 19, 2017 at 7:28am 11 Comments

Gordon Downie, front man for the seminal group The Tragically Hip, finally died of the brain cancer that was afflicting him. It was not before he led one final triumphant tour with the Hip and led the way for the rest of the country to come to terms with our treatment of indigenous peoples.

"The place of honor that Mr. Downie occupies in Canada’s national imagination has no parallel in the United States. Imagine Bruce Springsteen, Bob Dylan and Michael Stipe combined into one…

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What Went Wrong?

Posted on September 9, 2017 at 5:50am 7 Comments

     This is the end section of a much longer essay I wrote for the sadly missed Fictionique (later cross-posted to Open Salon) about what life was like for a hard news reporter/photographer. I put this up here for two reasons: It's been 10 years since I last walked out of the newsroom, five today since I formally retired; and it perhaps gives outsiders an insight into how it all fell to pieces over the last 25 years. "Flash, wind" was a constant that ran through the…

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At 6:53am on November 27, 2012, Harp said…

I wasn't sure how to tell you about my response to your Open Call.   So I left it here.   

At 8:30am on September 18, 2012, Xenonlit said…

Hi Boa! I am happy to see you here and on my friends list. It looks like OS has an alternative.  

At 9:38pm on September 12, 2012, David McClain said…

Bo, my friend, it is so good to see you in here with the rest of us from OS. You add class to whatever site you join and I am happy to be on your friend's list.

 
 
 

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