March 2013 Blog Posts (487)

Tunisia Visit

A few months ago, I was checking out the extra features on my newly arrived Indiana Jones Blu-ray set and noted that "old Cairo" was shot on location in Tozeur, Tunisia ... which happens to be a 4 x 4 drive away from the Tatooine set for Star Wars.

That was the clincher!

Realizing…

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Added by John Nesbit on March 31, 2013 at 7:30pm — 3 Comments

Shade

Spring returns

slowly colours unfurls

precious…

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Added by M. C. Sears on March 31, 2013 at 6:17pm — 4 Comments

Chinchillas

Ray was chief of police and Sue Ellen was his wife; Duane was their only son and  Sandra their only daughter.  When he was younger Duane had learned how to keep  himself company while his dad worked for long stretches of time.  He took up  hobbies that didn’t require a playmate, such as coin collecting and building  model cars, which he pursued while he waited for his dad’s day off.  When that  day came, Duane hoped they could play catch or, better yet, that his dad would  pitch to him.  If…

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Added by Con Chapman on March 31, 2013 at 5:30pm — 3 Comments

Death, Resurrection and the Harddrive, an Easter Sunday Story

Thursday was the last day I saw my "computer" as I knew her.  My friend, travel companion, ally, workpartner, buddy and communication portal.  We were sitting and talking earlier in the day, I wrote up a light handout for a patient, printed it off and a little clicking sound began.  Almost like a stroke, she clicked and wirred and didn't move a muscle.  I put her away for resting, and tried again later.  No dice. 

John removed the drive, put it in cryogenic storage (freezer) for a few…

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Added by Oryoki Bowl on March 31, 2013 at 1:35pm — 3 Comments

"Maria Magdala" an EP suggestion for James Emmerling

James Emmerling,who spends his time reading ,writing and

contemplating about the books he has read,has written a disquisition

on Maria Magdala,one of the most controversial figures in the circle

of Jesus ,the Nazarene.

http://open.salon.com/blog/james_emm/2013/03/31/me_and_mary_magdalen_rock_easter_2013_1

I leave it up to Jonathan Wolfman…

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Added by Heidi Banerjee on March 31, 2013 at 1:30pm — 10 Comments

The Return of the Fuzzy Slipper, Against All Odds

You didn’t even know she was missing, did you?

Well she was.

I didn’t write about it here because I kept hoping she would just show up. I was holding my breath, essentially. And then, I started to feel ashamed that I had lost her. That it was my fault for letting her out. Guilt is a horrible feeling. I didn’t want to share it at first.  I tried to see it as part of a bigger picture, to calm my mind and prepare me to move on.

I usually write about Moonpie,  The WCE…

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Added by Rosigami on March 31, 2013 at 11:00am — 11 Comments

GOP Leadership

Added by Dicky Neely on March 31, 2013 at 10:00am — No Comments

A Rogues Gallery: High Profile "House Negros"

House Negro (also House Nigger) is a pejorative term for a black person, used to compare someone to a house slave of a slave owner from the historic period of…

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Added by Ron Powell on March 31, 2013 at 9:30am — 36 Comments

Easter Memories by an Ex-Christian (Who still Honors Him)

My family did not go to church on Easter Sunday. It was too crowded and my father's parking spot would not be honored by those who didn't know it was his. He might not get his pew either (second row from the back) and he did not want to to to the "Meet & Greet" with hypocrites who showed up only for…

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Added by Mimetalker on March 31, 2013 at 9:00am — 1 Comment

Easter Sex Talk

  

   I want to celebrate the Spring.

  In the Autumn I throw leaves in the air

  thinking about the days growing shorter.

  Now I…

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Added by Zanelle on March 31, 2013 at 8:16am — 9 Comments

Direction

Spring begins

ever so quietly

a shift in breeze…

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Added by M. C. Sears on March 31, 2013 at 8:13am — 2 Comments

Metamorphosis

This Thursday was my third weekly chemo treatment. Typical chemotherapies seem to be dosed in 3 week cycles, since I’m getting this one –Taxol—weekly, my dosage is roughly one-third what some patients get.

I was told that between weeks two and four, if I am to lose my hair on Taxol, this would be the timeframe. Dosage two came and went and I found myself analyzing my in-shower shedding: Typical shedding? Chemo shedding? Hmm...seems typical to me. I guess. Maybe.

Then came this…

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Added by Jewellya on March 30, 2013 at 8:00pm — 9 Comments

The Autism Spotlight Misses Its Mark Again.

Beware: this is a reflexive response written with knee-jerk fury about this piece on the BBC:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/health-21969439

Essentially: single dad and "full-time carer" of a 10-year-old boy with autism and cerebral palsy writes about "surviving" school holidays. You'd think that this would be a good piece to have in the mainstream press, no?

No. It fucking sucks. Here's why:

1.…

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Added by Lou LaRoche on March 30, 2013 at 6:25pm — 1 Comment

to chiropractor or not to chiropractor?

Today---3/30/13. Tomorrow I will lay low, no doubt. Not only 3/31/13, but Easter. Beware the fertility rabbit of chasteness on days whose numbers portend so ominously. 

Yesterday, it was the chiropractor again. Jenny basically made me go..…

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Added by tr ig on March 30, 2013 at 2:30pm — 11 Comments

Sometimes you just know... (prose-poetry)

Sometimes you just know that someone's lying...

something in their voice, their stance, their eyes. You just know, you just know. you have a strong feeling in your gut. You try confronting, but get nowhere. There is danger in their presence. You could hang around and try to dig out the truth, but you realize it is imperative to listen, to listen to your own voice: "It is sometimes wise to flee in the face of…

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Added by Patrick Frank on March 30, 2013 at 12:30pm — No Comments

Lily

Joyful holiday

tranquil spring day…

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Added by M. C. Sears on March 30, 2013 at 12:10pm — 8 Comments

The N-Word and the LGBT community (Philadelphia Tribune 3/26/2013)

On March 26 "The Philadelphia Tribune" published my article "The N-Word and the LGBT Community (see attachment). Below is a longer version of the article.

The N-word and the LGBTQI-BS community

By Cei Bell

Aaron Cody, a white gay man who performs in drag as Sharon Needles and who is a…

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Added by Cei Bell on March 30, 2013 at 11:30am — 1 Comment

Quote me!

 Thanks to an anonymous contributor to cheezburgerz,com

"Judgement is the only muscle that grows stronger with…

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Added by fred hallman on March 30, 2013 at 11:00am — 1 Comment

Deadlne: my diabolical writing experiment

Not long ago, I posted a very short story entitled, “Gettin’ my John Boy On.”  It was written in fifteen minutes as a “quick write” at a gathering of other…

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Added by Keka on March 30, 2013 at 10:55am — 8 Comments

One Radical Easter Morning

As the laughing young couple paused in front of my house while their dog, straight out of Paris Hilton’s purse, made a tiny little dog poo on our scraggly grass city lawn; the last thing I was thinking was turn the other cheek..

 

Watching them through…

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Added by Chicago Guy on March 30, 2013 at 10:38am — 7 Comments

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