Bob Skye
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  • Hoboken, NJ
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Born in 1948 (do the math...64!) I've been writing fo 50 of them. I used to write fake bios of obscure presidents when I was a kid, such as Coolidge,Tyler and Bush. Now I'm writin my own memoir--which is real; but I am also adding fiction and my photos. I like plain Baked Lays and Diet Coke.
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A picture worth one thousand words...

Posted on May 14, 2013 at 7:00pm 9 Comments


   Click link for more... New York Times slideshow 

I can only think of one: sad.…


Just Another Thunder Storm

Posted on May 12, 2013 at 8:39pm 10 Comments


In the aftermath of the ’superstorm,’I posted an open verse essay entitled “What Sandy Dumped on Me.” In it, I promised to write more about my feelings when the time was right. I will repost both essays:


What Sandy Dumped on Me

The full moon and the high tide, the wind and  rain that struck the earth like stones, conspirators all. So much of my city was dark and afloat. We ignored the curfews, and we drove around the…


Reclamation: Memoir

Posted on March 4, 2013 at 12:35pm 6 Comments

 Long after my parents were gone, my sister and I were sitting at her kitchen table poring through a shoe box of old family photographs. Most were faded four-by-fives, some with scalloped edges and creased corners, and others had faded beyond recognition. I brushed some aside, removed two photos and placed them flat on the table like a pair of playing cards. They were photos of my mother and father taken from the not too…


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At 4:20pm on February 7, 2013, Matt Paust said…

Bob ~ Sorry it took so long getting back to you.  I've been pretty much off the grid the past week or so, battling the flu and computer issues.  We both seem to be over the hump now, and I expected to be working back into the rotation over the next few days.  Good hearing from you, and welcome to Our Salon!   - Matt

At 5:45pm on December 16, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Great to see you here as well, Bob. Happy holidays!

At 4:50pm on December 16, 2012, Robert Wolf said…

Thanks, Bob, for the welcome. I hope to put up a short essay soon, and read yours tonight. How does one find new members as they arrive? Best, Robert

At 6:39pm on December 12, 2012, Anna Herrington said…

Glad you found your way here, Bob!

welcome ~

At 11:49am on December 11, 2012, L in the Southeast said…

Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed the Lincoln piece.

At 9:03pm on December 10, 2012, L in the Southeast said…

Hi, Bob.  I remember you from Open Salon.  This site is really user-friendly.  The only negative is the paginated comments, but the administrator is trying to address that.  Welcome to our new home.


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