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Re-Entry

Posted on September 13, 2017 at 9:10pm 12 Comments

Riffing on that old crack issued onstage by countless hack musicians, I've had many requests from former Open Salon friends concerning my showing up in this neighborhood, but I decided to show up anyway (rim-shot).

One Bright Morning

Posted on December 31, 2012 at 10:30am 14 Comments

When I was a kid, I learned this poem

About a bald-headed man with a toothless comb

Don’t know why, but it stuck in my ear

With other little ditties like this one here:

One bright morning, in the middle of the night

Two dead boys got up to fight

Back to back, they faced each other

Drew their swords and killed…

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The Solace of Solstice

Posted on December 18, 2012 at 9:30pm 16 Comments

Christmas is supposed to be the happiest time of year, but for some it's the saddest time of year.  That's certainly the case for people dealing with the tragic events in Connecticut. For the rest of their lives, Christmas will be a time of lamentation, not celebration. Truly this was a slaughter of the innocents.

This tragic event…

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Southern Strategy - A Eulogy

Posted on December 6, 2012 at 8:30am 3 Comments

Tuesday, November 6th, 2012, Southern Strategy died after a long bout with cancer. At such a time, it’s considered proper to offer condolences and to praise certain aspects of a life, particularly a life that figured so prominently in politics for over half-a-century. Indeed, Southern Strategy played a pivotal role in the election of the late and unlamented Richard Nixon and the late and inexplicably-idolized Ronald…

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koshersalaami commented on Tom Cordle's blog post Re-Entry
"Welcome back. Been wondering how you've been"
Thursday
Tom Cordle commented on Robert Young's blog post The End of Civilization
"I'm known among friends as Doubting Thomas, but I have no doubt the end of civilization is at hand. And I'll never forgive Amy for posting the image of that "cleavage"."
Thursday
Tom Cordle commented on Foolish Monkey's blog post single payer in the time of the idiot
"The signature of the small-fingered vulgarian gets bigger as his appendages get smaller."
Thursday
Tom Cordle commented on Johnny Robish's blog post Study Probes Why People Believe Conspiracy Theories
"True-Believers whose main source of information is Alex Jones and Facebook have clearly demonstrated they lack critical thinking skills. Unfortunately, those are the very people most likely to spread such nonsense and infect friends, family members…"
Thursday
Phyllis commented on Tom Cordle's blog post The Solace of Solstice
"I'll just go with the hopeful ending- the days are getting longer and the sun will shine again. I think it will for people, too, but it's going to be messy. I know I don't have too many believers on this, but there really are too many…"
Dec 22, 2013
Tom Cordle commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"HarpThanks, and best wishes to you RitaEnjoyed getting to know you, too. My personae in chat tends to be a bit rougher around the edges -- but I'm soft in the middle"
Jan 1, 2013
Tom Cordle commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"Zanelle No, they certainly don't want to hear it. JmacWhere's Woody when we need him? Hell, where's Dylan when we need him? TrigMy nephew Kim says we're a virus with shoes -- of course, some of us can't afford…"
Jan 1, 2013
Rita Shibr commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"Appropriate first morning opener. Happy New Year Tom to you and yours, nice getting to know you a bit on chat. All the best! "
Jan 1, 2013
Harp commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"Well done Tom.  HappyNew Year."
Jan 1, 2013
Phyllis commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"Logic has left the building. Happy New Year!"
Jan 1, 2013
Heidi Banerjee commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"Happy New Year,Tom.We all hope for the better."
Jan 1, 2013
Chicago Guy commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"And as all us old guys know--- surreal works. Happy New Year TC!"
Dec 31, 2012
Marlene Dunham commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"Very apropos. Happy New Year anyway, Tom."
Dec 31, 2012
alsoknownas commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"We're fooled into believing. Politicians promise to make the lame see and the blind walk. That's all they deliver."
Dec 31, 2012
tr ig commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"choice words Tom... "we" are apes"
Dec 31, 2012
JMac1949 Today commented on Tom Cordle's blog post One Bright Morning
"And in reply all I got to say is:"
Dec 31, 2012

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At 8:54pm on December 14, 2012, inthisdeepcalm said…

Hi Tom,

The Bill from OS, aka INTHISDEEPCALM, the title of my novel.

Please let me know what you're doing -- your writing is always interesting, vividly drawn.

Glad that we are reconnecting.

Best to you,

Bill

At 11:25pm on December 1, 2012, RicTresa said…

Do you know any, (geniuses I mean?) Myself, I am a happy nut case. Thanks for the comment.

At 11:51am on November 22, 2012, Sally Swift said…

Together again! Happily.

At 8:09am on November 17, 2012, Emily Conyngham said…

Hey! Good to see you here,Tom.

At 6:20pm on November 16, 2012, MarkinKentuckiana said…

It's good to see you here, Tom.  Looking forward to your posts!

 
 
 

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