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Born and raised in Middle Tennessee (with a year in Mass. when I was 4). Headed off to DC 2 weeks after graduation to work for the Census Bureau. Moved to Jeffersonville, Indiana in '97 to be closer to my folks. Retired (mostly unscathed) at the end of 2011. Now watching my garden grow and my bees buzz.
 

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This evening on the Ohio

Posted on March 31, 2015 at 5:42pm 7 Comments

It's been a beautiful day today - my almond and peach are blooming - I decided to walk across the old railroad bridge that's been converted into a walking and cycling bridge.

There were a lot of people who had the same idea -…

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And another - Suicide's Auditions

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 5:32pm 1 Comment

Another one that has always stuck with me -

This one is from Mean Mr. Mustard.  Chuck, I hope you get to move all your posts over.

(I had to delete many of the comments to get it under the 100,000 character limit.  It's a stroll down memory lane seeing all the names of former members.)

JUNE 1, 2009 8:17AM

Suicide's Auditions…

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Not mine, but a favorite from OS

Posted on March 10, 2015 at 5:00pm 0 Comments

I hope froggy doesn't object -

There have been many good posts over the years, but this is one I always remember.

Editor’s Pick
MARCH 12, 2009 4:37AM

Brown-eyed Girl…

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My New Toy

Posted on May 31, 2014 at 4:59pm 1 Comment

I'm trying to be more active these days.  I bought a new bike recently and can do 20 miles now.  I got a kayak - the water has finally warmed up - now I have to figure out where to try it out (don't want to drown while I'm learning).

And, yesterday I bought another toy -

It's a 1984 19' West Wight…

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MarkinKentuckiana commented on Kage Alan's blog post Against Better Judgement, I’m Going To Tell You It’s Real
"Reminds me of the post on OS by Tequila and Donuts, "Mom makes a half in Target"."
Dec 5, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on koshersalaami's blog post UFO's without the F
"My #7 was my grandmother's potato masher, which had been replaced by a wire grid model by the time I came along."
Nov 27, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on koshersalaami's blog post The Clinton emails explained quickly
"According to this article in The Hill, http://www.thehill.com/blogs/blog-briefing-room/news/303463-fbi-doesnt-have-warrant-to-review-new-emails-reports as of Saturday night, the FBI did not have a search warrant that would allow them to look at the…"
Oct 30, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on koshersalaami's blog post The Clinton emails explained quickly
"Is not exactly that simple.  Colin Powell could get away with private email because, while not proper, it was not illegal.  By the time Mrs. Clinton came along, the law had changed.  When State Dept. IT staff finally found out about…"
Oct 28, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Tinkerertink69's blog post I in bad place....some of you probably enjoy!!!
"Its good to hear from you Jason!  Too bad about why.  Write what you're feeling - in that inimitable tinkertink style (or Angry Monkey style, or Fish Boobs style - whichever fits best."
Oct 19, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Sheila Reep's blog post Oh Yeah!
"Zanelle - If memory serves (and that's a phrase I have less and lees confidence in as the years increase), Shelia is Buffy. I didn't catch the sarcasm.  I could certainly bitch about life - no partner to share my life with, few…"
Aug 28, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Sheila Reep's blog post Oh Yeah!
"Sheila - its good to see you here again!  And to answer the question - YES!"
Aug 28, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on koshersalaami's blog post Why Israel Isn't South Africa
"@Jonathon Wolfman Were you even around when Amy made her first post on Our Salon - telling us about the death of her partner, and love of her life, Safe Bet?  Were you here when she made her first post on Open?  She - along with tr ig,…"
Aug 10, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Phyllis's blog post Berry Patch
"It's complicated - and depressing.  It's part of a state park, and Indiana state parks are chronically underfunded - even more so under Pence.  Its the red-headed step-child of the park.  Falls of the Ohio exists because of…"
May 18, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Phyllis's blog post Berry Patch
"Dirt - no.  He was and is a very neglected revolutionary war hero.  He was never given the men, money or supplies to do what he was asked to do.  None-the-less he was able to hold the Northwest Territory for 4 years, which allowed the…"
May 16, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Phyllis's blog post Berry Patch
"I've been trying to answer you question, but Ning has been so slow responding my browser keeps timing out. I will admit to taking a few shoots (pellet gun) a couple of years ago when they just wouldn't leave the bird feeders alone. But…"
May 15, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Phyllis's blog post Berry Patch
"I've been trying to answer you question, but Ning has been so slow responding my browser keeps timing out. I will admit to taking a few shoots (pellet gun) a couple of years ago when they just wouldn't leave the bird feeders alone. But…"
May 15, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Phyllis's blog post Berry Patch
"I'm too lazy to go to the effort to put up a cage, and it would need to be a large one since the hazelnuts grow like a bush - they can get to be as much as 6' in diameter and as much as 15' high.  Shooting the squirrels is just a…"
May 14, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Phyllis's blog post Berry Patch
"Hi Phyllis! For information about spraying the peaches, you might want to try contacting your county extension agent or going directly to Purdue's extension web site. My peach is looking good so far.  And, I may have a decent fig crop this…"
May 9, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Token's blog post Sparklies Fireworks and Flame!
"Reason?  Her paranoia and distrust. As for legality, if the news accounts are to be trusted (yeah, I know), the server was set up before it became absolutely verboten to do so - at the the time it was just very strongly discouraged."
Mar 13, 2016
MarkinKentuckiana commented on Phyllis's blog post Another Stone in the Path
"Hi Phyllis, About your dad - I hate to say it, but it could be that he's had a TIA or is beginning to experience dementia .  You may want to try to get him evaluated by a good neurologist. As for the ex - from what you wrote about him, you…"
Mar 6, 2016

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At 10:03pm on December 29, 2012, marilyn sands said…

Thanks Mark!  Right now I need a Techie to help navigate - hopefully one not let go from OS!

 

At 6:29am on December 22, 2012, old new lefty said…

I left my two cent comment behind your two cents on my blog.

At 6:22am on December 8, 2012, Alysa Salzberg said…

Hi Mark, Yep, I'm finally here and so glad to be able to stay in touch with so many great people. I hope that I'll be able to participate a lot more than I have lately.  Thanks for your kind words about my banner - it was my idea but the boyfriend drew it and helped me immensely in getting it online.

At 12:34pm on December 2, 2012, Donegal Descendant said…

Thanks for your welcome, Mark. I just arrived here, made my first psot today, and am still learning to navigate the site, but it looks beautiful and seems easy to use.

 

At 7:00pm on November 30, 2012, Kim Gamble said…

Thanks Mark. I am royally pissed off about it at the moment, but I hear you.

At 7:37pm on November 27, 2012, Con Chapman said…

Mark--

Today was the day I finally gave up on OS--I'm a little slow on the uptake.

I shut out the lights before I left.

At 8:07pm on November 23, 2012, Roger G McCorkle said…

Thanks for stopping by. Nice pictures.

At 12:46am on November 20, 2012, Natalie Not Pedantic said…

Thanks for the welcome, Mark :)

At 2:52pm on September 23, 2012, Kenneth Sibbett said…

Sometimes I feel like an old soul. I really do feel we live on in some way, but not in any religious way, but a spiritual way. I think you have one too. I have most of my stuff on Readers. I was also on OurSalon before, but got a little mad and quit OS and this place at the same time. My wife stopped me. I have another story being published in Scene4 Magazine in October that I am really buzzed about. I'll be sure to send you the link. Thanks again for you kind words.

At 7:32am on September 21, 2012, Kathy Knechtges said…

glad to be here! love the hawk

 

 

 
 
 

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