Rita Shibr
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Rita Shibr commented on greenheron's blog post Rocking the Porch
"Hello good friends all, not been on the porch in awhile.  Nana:  It's just not all about YOU: OK. xo my friend your photos bring me back again and again. I am a grown ass woman if I don't like what is going on I just click…"
Rita Shibr commented on nanatehay's blog post HAPPY ISHTAR!
"Hello my friend, lovin the Mazzy and Ball and Chain, the succulents and Tildy.  such a newsletter like post like the subversive newsletter as opposed to the one you get from your ex neighbors at Christmas or something.Enjoyed Nana. "
Rita Shibr commented on nanatehay's blog post Some Photography
"Such a wonderful eye for skies, and the sea, lovely women with fire in their eyes and fire on the prairie. Admiration here Nan,  really beautiful.  Each one had me thinking it was my favorite. "
Apr 13
Rita Shibr commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post How To Wok Your Dog...
"ugh..... ewwwww"
Apr 8
Rita Shibr commented on nanatehay's blog post Schrodinger's Cat
"I left a terribly cohesive cool comment a couple pages ago. it didn't stick I will just say hello I read I relate I feel you and you know that. so.... "
Apr 8
Rita Shibr commented on greenheron's blog post Rocking the Porch
"Well no one's been on the Porch lately, just me rocking away. Heron? Where are you girl? Anna/JT,  Amy, Nana, JHart, Poetess?  Anyway, cape May for singer songwriter weekend,  on my own so prolly be on here. Hope someone comes by…"
Mar 25
DiBi liked Rita Shibr's blog post The Magellan Stars: for Our Captain Will
Mar 23
Rita Shibr commented on Drew-Silla's blog post Leopard-Skin Pillbox Hat
"Drew,  I gasped at the fingernail sacrilege of Blonde on Blonde a fave Dylan album and Pillow box especially.  I felt very in the moment here at the your party,  thanks to your descriptions..    Carry on. "
Mar 23
Rita Shibr commented on greenheron's blog post Rocking the Porch
"Miles Davis improvising as he watches jeanne moreau.. "
Mar 21
Rita Shibr commented on greenheron's blog post Rocking the Porch
"It's night, or just three minutes after midnight.  what do people do at night?  I watched a movie, Fences, it was sad and real.  I was reminded of the street I grew up on,  where because our house was sandwiched with other…"
Mar 21
Rita Shibr commented on James Hart's blog post BEDRIDDEN
"Oh It's James Hart... Spring is coming my friend,  hold on my friend... I am in somewhat of a March snowmeggdon.......  Hold on and I like this just the way it is.. "
Mar 19
Rita Shibr commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Amy's Irish Tacos... (aka St. Montezuma's Revenge)
"Ok, everyone knows aioli is not mayo.. everyone knows that.  I make my own mayo... YES I do.. because i wanted to lose a few and started eating better with no processed food and blah blah blah.. Anyway.  One thing I wanted to add,…"
Mar 19
Rita Shibr commented on Con Chapman's blog post An Indifferent Irishman Signs My Petition
"My grandfather Francis X kept a wooden sign on his desk that read "No Irish"  just to remind him. One thing I really hate about St Patty's Day is that everyone concentrates on beer and dancing. My Irish grandfathers and…"
Mar 19
Rita Shibr commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Amy's Irish Tacos... (aka St. Montezuma's Revenge)
"True,  I stayed at their place last week unexpectedly and they are scrambling around looking for food.. my mom comes back with "want a grilled cheese sandwich" man that tasted good. Squishy white bread haven't had in YEARS.. mom…"
Mar 17
Rita Shibr commented on Foolish Monkey's blog post memories in green
"Enjoyed this and perfect for tonight,  my kids and grandson just left, husband is somewhere doing something and I am reading about Irish bars and thinking of all the St Patty's I used to go out.  Now for me, it just seems like a get…"
Mar 17
Rita Shibr commented on Safe Bet's Amy's blog post Amy's Irish Tacos... (aka St. Montezuma's Revenge)
"Amy takes on the world AND COOKS!!!! WHO KNEW!  This is different.......    I will take your word for it.  My mom is an Irish cook,  everything cooked to death.  Some things were really tasty like her mashed potatoes of…"
Mar 17

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Medical professional by day, poet by night.

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The Magellan Stars: for Our Captain Will

Posted on March 19, 2016 at 4:30pm 3 Comments

(I wrote this last January when Nana and Captain Will were on their sailing travels,  I was looking at the picture they posted on OS and wrote this,  I included some comments from Kim and James.   In the tradition of our threads and calls and answers we had over the years as a response to the Captain's Star over the Mast for Kim)…


Regards from Australia

Posted on March 8, 2016 at 6:30pm 19 Comments

 Sent from Kim Gamble's daughter Arielle,  the beautiful service booklet  from his funeral,  I thought I would share here.…


Dear James

Posted on January 20, 2016 at 12:30am 38 Comments

Bob Dylan - Forever Young by wearyoldman

Dear James,

I wanted to imagine that I didn't know

how intimately it feels to be alone

but it was something you and I…


The Day after The Day

Posted on February 16, 2013 at 7:59pm 31 Comments

the day after the day

a cherry scented lotion you would never wear

wrapped  in dime store cellophane

remains of bubblegum scented soap

and smudged mascara

flecks of silly ticker tape ribbon

that refuse to be swept away

dullard heads of…


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At 11:19am on March 19, 2013, Anna Herrington said…

I heard a call for flowers from a friend surrounded by snow  : )

....and a cute dog photo -- waiting for those humans to get going on a road trip   : )   The big dog is our son's, with us on a visit:

At 8:34am on January 20, 2013, Phyllis said…

Hi. I wanted to let you know that I linked your post, "Call If Lonely", to my post on Facebook. Reading yours inspired me to be grateful for the Puff in my life.

At 8:42am on January 19, 2013, Alan Milner said…

Rita, call me at 617-875-9400.  I'm not  a magician, but I do know how to repair credit and get mortgages for people who don't think they can get financed.  That's actually what I do for a living.  Can't promise anything, but I am sometimes able to pull the cat out of the hat.

At 5:43pm on December 24, 2012, Anna Herrington said…

Dear Rita,

Merry Christmas to you, my friend in Amish country -- thanks so much for being you, have enjoyed the past year here  : )

xo  Anna


At 4:35am on December 19, 2012, designanator said…
Rita, thanks very much for the welcome and I look forward to being part of this community! I'll be cross-posting on both sites, as many others have been doing for a while.
At 10:55am on December 7, 2012, Anna Herrington said…

Mornin' Rita -- fun to chat for a couple minutes  : )

Happy Friday! Thank goodness!


At 10:33am on November 30, 2012, Michael Reid Rubenstein said…

hi, Rita! how are you? thank you for friending me. mrr

At 12:58pm on November 27, 2012, Arthur James said…

Rita S. I just added my ` Embraces.

As soon as the Chorus` Singsongs?

I'll be More Friendly-Sociable. Ah!


I am still Jug-ling` and Giggling.

I may Be Half-Weeping. OHO.

It's been a Hard-Road. Travel.



I accepted all who` Befriended.

At 10:28am on November 25, 2012, Unbreakable said…

Thanks, Rita. I figured it was time to jump in with both feet. I've been lurking for quite a while now. Just went thru the members page and was excited to see so many familiar faces here. 

At 9:02pm on November 22, 2012, Cyril the Gnome said…

truck stop quote (note the date at the bottom):

IF OS CLOSES DOWN (GASP) a) Will we still have the truckstop?
2) will the gnome then have a Facebook page?
3) will you pick me up in board shorts and sandals on the bike?
4) does that mean we will have to go back to (GASP) real life?

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