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Robert B. James commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Hops of Asbury Park 3
"Thanks....KS, JMac, Sheila. Scanner built an empire on OS....true that, I do not know if he outlived OS or OS outlived him, but he was dedicated to it in a big way.  Getting thousands of reads on a regular basis from a dead stop....his was some…"
Jul 4
Sheila Reep commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Hops of Asbury Park 3
"All of us old timers look back now!  Yesterday seems like today in our eyes.  I was Buffy, now I am still me, just different (older and wiser)."
Jul 4
JMac1949 Today commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Hops of Asbury Park 3
"I was late to the party on Open Salon, so there are a bunch of OS folks with whom I am not familiar.  I never intended to become a historian, but in my last decade of living, for better or worse, I find myself mostly looking back at how all…"
Jul 4
koshersalaami commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Hops of Asbury Park 3
"I probably arrived later than you did, in early 2010. Scanner was one of my earliest contacts also.i don't know if he ever posted anything I didn't read."
Jul 3
Robert B. James commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Hops of Asbury Park 3
"Thanks KS...of of course I remember you. But it was Scanner who gave me my first like on OS.  I watched Scanner become a much better version of himself because of the OS community. Prior to OS I had written decades of stuff that was never…"
Jul 3
koshersalaami commented on Robert B. James's blog post Bell Hops of Asbury Park 3
"I can't tell from the description who you are. Did we know each other on OS? By the way, there are a few others here who had different names on OS. Welcome, whoever you are."
Jul 3
Robert B. James commented on Con Chapman's blog post Among the Stoned Lab Rats
"This bit makes me thirsty...but what doesn't?"
Sep 22, 2016
Robert B. James commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post At a Trump Rally: Why a Black or an Hispanic Person Will Die
"Spend more time in the hood and less chicken littling on your asses holed up in front of the screen. We need real people out here."
Mar 5, 2016
Robert B. James commented on Jonathan Wolfman's blog post At a Trump Rally: Why a Black or an Hispanic Person Will Die
"Symptoms, but only symptoms. Clam down boys, and watch the show. Jmac called it. This empire is being surgically dismantled. WW3 is well into its 34th year. There are really decent people holding the lines,people who know history; then there are the…"
Mar 5, 2016
Arthur James commented on Robert B. James's blog post Long Before Edgar Allen Poe
"` Thanks... Annoying  Square is Gone Away. I go too as Soon as it is Time too. `, ' Patience? `~' ( cc ) `*`"
Nov 2, 2015
Arthur James commented on Robert B. James's blog post Long Before Edgar Allen Poe
"` I GET INTO FANCY TOP FLOOR BED IN DC. I SPOKE WITH NORA AND WASHINGTON POST. REF:, FOOD. ETCETERA Too. I NEVER ENJOYED SUCH FINE GRUB. I GOT WASH-POST FOOD EDITOR BOOK - Joe Yonan - EAT YOUR VEGETABLES - Bold Recipes For the Single Cook - `~,~…"
Nov 2, 2015
Arthur James commented on Robert B. James's blog post Long Before Edgar Allen Poe
"` 1/2 DOZEN INSULTS? GOLLY... YA's CAN? INSULTS ALL DAY &? YOU FOR REAL HUHS? YOU MUST A JEST &? TRY TO CAUSE RIOT? WE GIGGLE ALL DAY! `~ ' YA'S BELONGS? IN WUMO FUNNY DAY! ASK WUMO TO WRIT & PUT YA'S IN SQUARE. `~…"
Nov 2, 2015
Jerry DeNuccio commented on Robert B. James's blog post Long Before Edgar Allen Poe
"I like a lot the way your piece swerves, goes sideways, comes back, swerves again, until finally, in the last paragraph (wonderfully written, by the way), it all comes together, the center of gravity restored.  You use structure  against…"
Nov 2, 2015
Arthur James commented on Robert B. James's blog post Long Before Edgar Allen Poe
"` It fun to watch Nature... Jabber Crow - as in Thoreau - said If We do Browse a Book - A Bible? It " hypaethral " as - a book to be appreciated in - Outdoors - Jabber Crow rarely - Evere moan and groaned complained - Jabber Crow had no…"
Nov 2, 2015
alsoknownas commented on Robert B. James's blog post Long Before Edgar Allen Poe
"Watch them in flight. Crow tails are straight from edge to edge, ravens tails more so like an arrow tip."
Nov 2, 2015
Julie Johnson commented on Robert B. James's blog post The Bell Hops of Asbury Park 2
"I'm sorry I missed this one the other day.  I too 'have' to write.  I used to write in notebooks, and burn them every few years or so, but then I discovered the internet and the delete button. If it weren't for the…"
Nov 1, 2015

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Hard Core Jersey Coast Observer, Passing away the years in a criminal protection program - self funded. Lover of justice,nature,and karma:Long memory,soft heart.

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Bell Hops of Asbury Park 3

Posted on July 3, 2017 at 6:11pm 6 Comments

Credentials and credibility...go figure. Spring of '15 seems so damn long ago now. I miss all of you. The dead and the living dead who I spent six years with on OS,under a different alias. I am forgetting them...and everything else too; but what I do remember is the encouragement and kind words that helped me as a writer while I was becoming a historian. I am a historian, whose father was a bell hop in Asbury Park during WWII.

What was then all I knew, after four decades of field work, now… Continue

Long Before Edgar Allen Poe

Posted on November 1, 2015 at 5:38pm 11 Comments

                              I cannot tell a raven from a crow, or either from a rook. I love birds, especially the ones that come to the feeder. Each spring the robins make bad nesting choices...and those black birds wait patiently for the eggs to hatch and then snatch the baby robins for a snack. I admire the tenacity of those birds, and how they work together to hunt and defend their young from even bigger birds...hawks and falcons. I hate it when I see them honing in on a robins nest,…

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The Bell Hops of Asbury Park 2

Posted on October 23, 2015 at 9:00am 5 Comments

                                      

                          Can I pick up where I left off? I do not believe so...No, I know It is impossible to get back to where I was when we were transitioning from OS to OS...or I was. I had been fairly regular on Open Salon for years. I decided to reinvent myself here in Our Salon...to escape the day job that had rolled itself or actually had risen out of  both my posts and grad school ...a lot of reading and…

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