Robert B. James
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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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Remembering September 11, 2001: Who is They?

Posted on September 11, 2017 at 3:40pm 3 Comments

         Pardon my grammar, maybe. And pardon me if I might offend any or all of you with this bit that I have not yet written.

          I am a story teller, officially a historian by training now…but back in the day I was more than the photographer I had finally become twenty years after deciding at fifteen that I would join the Army to be in 1972. I have…

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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 4 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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