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Rodney Roe commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence Sunday, really a question, concerning the issue of third party politics
"Who are the shiny new faces on the horizon?  What do they have to offer?  What are their liabilities?"
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Rodney Roe commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence Sunday, really a question, concerning the issue of third party politics
""He had 'an unknown a fresh face'." That seems to be what it takes now.  Anyone who has been in the public eye for very long has dirt to be mined.  Also, Bernie had a single clear message. (If somewhat abstract for…"
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Rodney Roe commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence Sunday, really a question, concerning the issue of third party politics
"Steel Breeze, I agree, but Sanders and Trump both ran within a party, not out because of the historical effect of third parties.  Would either have won running as a third party candidate?  Sanders might have stood a better chance. …"
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Rodney Roe commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence Sunday, really a question, concerning the issue of third party politics
"The history of third parties in national elections is one of a "cult of personality" and in most cases, arguably all of the cases where the third party captured a sizable portion of the vote been splinters within conservative ranks. …"
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Anna Herrington commented on Rodney Roe's blog post My Summer of Aimless Living; a Memoir
"So glad you posted this, Rodney, a wonderful story, much enjoyed - I want to re-read again and let it sink in some more before I can think of a thing to say  : ) (I read first yesterday...)"
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Rodney Roe commented on koshersalaami's blog post One sentence Sunday, really a question, concerning the issue of third party politics
"The collapse and dissolution of the Democratic Party."
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Maui Surfer commented on Rodney Roe's blog post My Summer of Aimless Living; a Memoir
"Rodney, I think anyone honest can admit that the gentleman second from the left at the bottom of the montage could be presented as perhaps the ex-presidents uncle or relative without generating to much skepticism, so, overall that is a pretty good…"
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J.P. Hart commented on Rodney Roe's blog post My Summer of Aimless Living; a Memoir
"Re-reading hearing The Tornadoes Telstar after thumbs up bottom scroll on the handheld to the buffalo whilst thinking of Space Odyssey 2001 when those old soldiers appeared: that thunder-rolled evening. . .                                           …"
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Foolish Monkey commented on Rodney Roe's blog post My Summer of Aimless Living; a Memoir
"You're a natural story teller.  I love this.  My memories of those times have the same hazy warmth of the open road and opportunity while being young and very confident.  They were good times and I think people were more honest…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post My Summer of Aimless Living; a Memoir
"After I wrote this I thought that Hapa-Popolo individuals would probably have trouble hitching a ride in much of the U.S.   Hitching is really dangerous fro both the hitchhiker and the motorist.  I have a friend who picked up a…"
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Rodney Roe commented on Rodney Roe's blog post My Summer of Aimless Living; a Memoir
"I had to look up Hapa-Popolo.  I had the browser set to images and here's what I saw.  Not much reason to go to the urban dictionary."
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My Summer of Aimless Living; a Memoir

Posted on November 17, 2017 at 8:00pm 28 Comments

 

 

It was the summer after my second year of college; the summer of 1962.  I had spent the school year living in a not exactly dormitory.

In anticipation of the coming baby boomers the college had moved a bachelor officer’s quarters from an Air Force base about 75 miles away and plopped it down between buildings on…

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Pirogue Days

Posted on November 13, 2017 at 5:30am 14 Comments

A bog, a marsh, a swamp, a fen

All of them make me smile.

They are, regardless of size,

Not for us.

 

Their owners slither and creep

Or hop or cruise with spiny fin

And watch us with beady eyes

They warm my heart.

 

But some can’t stand their insolence

And so they plot to drain the swamp

and leave those creatures high and dry.

A pile of dust and rot.

 

All a matter of use they…

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Dealing With Trump Tweets by the Numbers

Posted on November 10, 2017 at 5:55am 45 Comments

I have discovered a new way of dealing with the current POTUS based on numerology.

Take all of Art James comments in a single post and add the total number of characters

in all of the comments.  (Allow time for a coffee break.)

Take that number and add it to the number of inches of rainfall (do not count snowfall) you received in the last 12 months.

Multiply that number by the number of hours that Wolf Blitzer sleeps in 24…

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The Last Entry

Posted on November 8, 2017 at 1:00pm 25 Comments

 

We lose track of time when we are young and that precarious hold on one part of our orientation to four dimensions becomes even more tenuous as we retire, lose loved ones, become housebound, and in many ways have a more limited existence.

Our time here on Our Salon for some seems to exist out of time.  For some of us it is the writing that makes this happen, and for others it is the time spent reading, commenting and discussing.

We come from all kinds of…

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At 4:55pm on October 25, 2017, moki ikom said…

Rodney, I don't quite understand who all can read a  comment wall.  I'm glad we friended just in case you ever want to comment on my posts because I have had to limit comments on my posts to friends because there are some non-friends here who cannot respect my notice to them that they refrain from commenting in my posts' comment section and i will not not comment in theirs.

And oddly I cannot at moment find your comment to me to which I am now responding.  Anyway, I'm no longer young in body either, though not too much vision impaired yet, I make plenty of typos and ommissions.  I had thought we were already friended but when I went to msg you, saw we weren't.  

I wanted to bring this sentence you wrote in "Something Happening  .." to your attention thinking perhaps spell check had put in a word you didn't intend.

"Flake joins a growing number of Republicans voiding (voicing?) outspoken opposition to Trump."

That's as far I got reading the post so far, will read later in evening.  I like how you write and usually what you write about.  I too am a science major, chemistry and taught high school biology, chemistry, physical and ag sciences.  I sort of minored in philosophy and religion and though went through college without ever taking a history course, have since for decades been enchanted with such.  I'm not a mediator I'm pretty sure, especially when it comes to politics, and, when it comes to economics i'm no fan of capitalism, Wall Street or land speculation.

Thanks for your reply, see you in the line up, 

mokii

(the name moki ikom has no meaning that i know of other than what one may make of it, but i've used it in some form or another for many years on line,, i do know someone named moki and that's how it started for me)

At 3:06am on July 8, 2017, MV Neland said…

Rodney, that "Pushback" can be hell. While at Marylhurst many decades ago, I studied Change Agentry, which gave me a systemic appreciation of why all our social agitation work was far more struggle than accomplishment...and always will be ;-)

At 2:55pm on June 28, 2017, MV Neland said…

Rodney, thanks for your invite.  I appreciate your ability to think in terms of the systems and apparatus that we rely upon to function. When its all said and done, it IS the system where our new insights have to be applied. I look forward to learning and sharing. mvn

At 2:33pm on May 1, 2015, Donna Dayer said…

I just posted and tried to implant a link. Hope I made it work correctly. Ah, scrolling above, I don't think I did. Next time!

At 5:42am on November 22, 2013, RE Mason said…

As to your question, yes, I spoke at the Eugene/Springfield UU. Twice, in fact. Once on military issues and another time on UU'ism - a two-fold path. What's your association?

At 9:58am on November 24, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Thanks, Rodney....once question, is there a way to contact your friends on here without leaving a public comment?  Lots to get used to ...

At 6:57pm on November 23, 2012, Mary Ann Sorrentino said…

Hi Rodney,

I just signed up…figured if you’re here I should be here too,

But what the $%##@ is going on???

 MAS

At 6:42pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

Nice to see you and so many of our O.S. friends here!

:)

At 4:18pm on October 27, 2012, Poor Woman said…

There's a party going on with tunes, flicks, and chat here and at Open Salon! Help us build it out of  the ashes which O.S. machinery created with slow loads, etc.? We'd love to have you.

PW

At 10:24am on August 16, 2012, lorianne said…

I'm not sure why you arent seeing the 'forgot password' option on sign in.  Try this link:  

http://oursalon.ning.com/main/authorization/signIn?target=http%3A%2F%2Foursalon.ning.com%2F

just below the "sign in" button you should see a link for "i forgot my password"

if the link doesnt appear there, try this one:

http://oursalon.ning.com/main/authorization/requestPasswordReset?previousUrl=http%3A%2F%2Foursalon.ning.com%2Fmain%2Fauthorization%2FsignIn%3Ftarget%3Dhttp%253A%252F%252Foursalon.ning.com%252F

if none of this works, please let me know and i will make inquiries about it.  Also, sorry for the delay in responding.

thanks,

lorianne

 
 
 

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