Navigational aids are not directional cue cards. Received signals let the lost know where they are, not where to go next. Waiting and seeing is what we were taught to do when lost.
We knew how to stay put. Waiting and seeing is not as easy as it seems, or exactly the same as staying put. Some just run crazy into the woods and some just give up. I never got lost at sea. I was out…Continue
Jim may as yet belong to Margaret in meaningful ways and those are sacred.
Jim's work, published, is the world's.
Jim and his work deserve fabulous ideas such as yours.
Alysa: Do It. Please.
who were bereft over the end of open salon. i was here off and on for all sorts of personal reasons. but it meant so much to know that this was here. i gave you one donation early on and then i took you and your work for granted for which i apologize profusely.
thank you for giving us a decent amount of notice too. the last time it felt like there was almost none of that at all.
if you do create something else for writers, please let me know at firstname.lastname@example.org. i will be…Continue
Vatican Declares People Don’t Get to Choose Their Genders: The Vatican department charged with overseeing Catholic education just released an extensive document, decrying what it calls a "crisis" on whether gender can be an individual choice rather than being set by God or…Continue
A few days ago, I posted here about what to do about those (all too many) OSers who have passed and whose work may now disappear forever from the internet, with the shutting down of Our.
I got some wonderful comments on that post, both kind messages addressed to me, and profound thoughts regarding what to do about our OS dead.
Ultimately, here is what I've decided, personally:
Since I was closest to these two dearly departed, I'm going to do sites for…Continue
I had the distinct pleasure of meeting Spencer Bohren through another musician friend. She tours the US and Europe and knew him well. We spent an afternoon together shortly after the flooding of New Orleans.
He was an historian and story teller. His "roots" knowledge was extensive and well expressed in his performances.…Continue
....There are those among us who are happy and proud to be characterized and identified as racists.
Do you believe that the society can do without these card carrying bigots, or, do you believe the idea that "It takes all kinds..." maintains some sort of perpetual validity?…Continue
Two conscious Breaths and there she is; reality. Up here in the hills above the bay the highway noise is not impossible to hear but easy enough to ignore. A strong reminder, just in case. I need reminders.
I need to remember to breathe consciously. Breathing consciously tunes my perspective into a universally shared energy stream that I forget about. The hardest part of reality is remembering that physics is real. American Culture does all it can to bury…Continue
Mayor Wants Socialists, LGBTQ and Abortion Rights Activists Killed: Amid calls for his resignation, the Republican mayor of Carbon Hill, Alabama has been forced to apologize to people who "took offense" when he suggested in a Facebook post that gay people, abortion campaigners,…Continue
I’ve got a trade show in Orlando starting tomorrow so I drove my family down to Disney. We were at the big shopping area here, Disney Springs, this afternoon. One store that’s there that we always hit is the LEGO store, where they actually sell LEGO blocks in bins with scoops. They do some cool things. I took a few shots of their main display outside, different angles to show detail:…Continue
As we wind down to the end of Lorianne’s thankless tenure, for which many of us are thankful, I am endeavoring to create closure for myself in this space, from which I have thoughtlessly projected into cyberspace to save myself from a bad block post the SCOTUS pick in the fall of 2018
I hardly require such attention. Yet I returned to OS to get what I got from OS in 2009, Maybe more 360 bits, worse then these recent ones...two editors picks out of all of them. I…Continue
War Equals Zer0
War Equals Zer0
beware the falling piano
0n 0ver airwaves 0f war d0wn t0ward
the judgmental g00d 0f war sequestered
chr0m0os0me alteration 0f war the sphere 0f
hist0ry 0f war that’s what I’m calling war the
p0ignancy 0f war the draft d0dging 0f war the
remaining the same 0f war the back striking
w0rd pr0cessing 0f war the cigarette sales 0f
war the ribald c0nsumerism 0f war…Continue
White House Downplays Football Field-Sized Asteroid Threat: Astronomers at the European Space Agency (ESA), say there is a small chance that an asteroid, roughly the width of a football field, will strike the Earth in early September.…Continue
So, the soccer moms moms got their contraceptives, and then cracked a bottle of Chardy and went to Suburbia of the I Sing into the sunset, bras burnt, and that was that.
Meanwhile coffin loads of agency dope were killing of all who were black, poor, and ignorant enough to want a ticket to ride the H train out of poverty for a few hours, courtesy of the White right. Roe verses Wade brings them out, those college girls...but for decades ethnic…Continue
Better minds than mine drew highways, painted lines, hammered bridges.
Perpetuity ends at your banks, O River, 0 mine River. You Great River.
Cattails, water grass, marsh, *lily*pads*wetland*life, guard your depths.
You accepted my faded boat: sun baked fiberglass, chrome cleats. I
poled mud /oar, bothered blue heron, your current remains dark. A
west wind challenges the bow. Paddled-poled, deeper; and press motor.
Stagnant smoke sacrilegiously…Continue
UGUST 1, 2009 5:19PM
De-bubbled Leinenkugel's Honey Weiss, Raspberries
It's said that there is New York City, the Windy City, Kansas City, and the City.
I salute you with love.
N says I can only write more today if I question lust being a sin. I saw a flying saucer again last night and whispered to N that I hope ya'll be home soon. I don't know if she heard me. Her eyes seemed to express rem sleep, so I left the room, sneaked two joints…Continue