Bob Skye
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Arthur James commented on Bob Skye's blog post Negativity Scene
"` Good post... You left OSer sites too? What a mess ... Thanks for creativity. Only locos remain here. I go view the sunset now. I saw Ya at teary Lawyer: Con C. He wail in haystack. He hate to go to law courts."
Aug 22, 2014
Bob Skye commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
"Going down the shore for the weekend-- supposed to be great weather. Don't quite know what to expect. We found a B&B on higher land, so we'll have a roof. Will report back Sunday... with pics...!"
May 16, 2013
mary gravitt commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
"Like most people, I never thought New York City would look like New Orleans."
May 15, 2013
Heidi Banerjee commented on Bob Skye's blog post Just Another Thunder Storm
""But trauma supersedes guilt. Trauma has no measures or weight. It is unique. Wear it, own it, feel it knead your shoulders. Grieve for what you felt, for what you saw. At times the hellish story reappears, and…"
May 15, 2013
Heidi Banerjee commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
"Shocking image.What happened?"
May 15, 2013
Bob Skye commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
"Took my first ride more than 50 years ago. Some of the sharp inclines and sudden turns faced right into the ocean! Always scared the shit out of me. Took my last ride about 8 years ago, and it hadn't gotten any less scary ! Of course it…"
May 15, 2013
Bob Skye commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
May 15, 2013
Jonathan Wolfman commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
"Yes."
May 15, 2013
Zanelle commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
"I like them both...Are there more?"
May 14, 2013
Zanelle commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture is worth a thousand words...
"Ahhhhhh!  Great photo!!"
May 14, 2013
Donegal Descendant commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
"Is this global warming? Intriguing photo, for sure. But where is the mentioned link to others?"
May 14, 2013
Kenneth Sibbett commented on Bob Skye's blog post A picture worth one thousand words...
"Man, how many rides; How many remembrances?"
May 14, 2013
Rodney Roe commented on Bob Skye's blog post Just Another Thunder Storm
"Bob, our daughter nicknamed one of her daughters "the terminator" (nothing seemed to stay in one piece when she played with it).  I guess you could call your cat, Hazel, for the same reason."
May 14, 2013
Bob Skye commented on Bob Skye's blog post Just Another Thunder Storm
"Rodney, Ken potent accounts.  Ken...Hazel left the neighborhood on my 7th birthday!  Rodney.. I was hitch-hiking through Upstate NY when I spied a twister coming my way. I rode the thing out while tucked beneath an Interstate…"
May 13, 2013
Rodney Roe commented on Bob Skye's blog post Just Another Thunder Storm
"I like thunderstorms, still.  I have been in the path, but  skipped, by severalf tornadoes.  I was five hours from the coast when Hurricane Hugo struck in 1989.  It came over us, still a category 1 storm during the night. …"
May 13, 2013
Kenneth Sibbett commented on Bob Skye's blog post Just Another Thunder Storm
"Bob, I was born in Wilmington, NC in June 1954 and was 4 months old when  Hazel hit. My mom was alone and had to keep all 5 of us  little kids inside the house. She said it's the scariest she has ever been at the time."
May 13, 2013

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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

 

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I can only think of one: sad.…

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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…

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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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